[Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

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Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Swifte on Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:58 am

Posting for BetaMarch:

I like that while it's a relatively smaller map, there are no gimmie bonuses - thanks to the surrounding country territories and the way the regions are interwoven, it's a challenge to lock anything down from the get-go, and I think that makes the gameplay more fun.

For me on this map, I guess I just personally find the color scheme to not be easy on my eyes... I feel like I am straining any time I am looking at it. I can't decide if it's the particular colors chosen, if it needs some thicker colors around the boarders, or if it's just because there are a lot of relatively bright tones.. but there are not many maps on CC that make me feel this way, so for me there is something off about the color scheme as a whole (I'm not an artist, I don't have any easy fix for this, and it could just be me personally).
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Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Leehar on Tue Mar 25, 2014 4:16 pm

I like how the map has improved since I commented a year ago viewtopic.php?f=64&t=174289&start=75#p4034273
Especially the flag on top, and the lines at the bottom (and that my comment on external countries not being part of bonuses was incorporated :))

I liked the change in colour & tone, the improvement to the corner images etc.

I liked how rivers don't split external countries in the middle anymore.

I disliked how larger games may end quickly on this map due to the smaller terr. counts, but thats probably inherent with the map.
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Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Dukasaur on Wed Mar 26, 2014 2:52 am

I really like the bright colours of this map. I think they represent Ethiopia well.

I like the fact that the bonuses manage to be easily understandable, even while having some intricacy to them (terts in Oromia not being immediately adjacent to each other.)

I like the small size and the fact that it fits easily on one screen.

The only thing I don't like about this map is that there's no safe little +1 bonus off in a corner somewhere. If one loses the initiative and can't hold a major bonus, one is lost. There's no place to hole up and rebuild for a comeback.
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Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby facet on Wed Apr 02, 2014 4:05 am

[beta map challenge]

I really enjoyed playing this map, thank you. I think it is a great way to start playing Poly, since it is small.

Nothing I dislike about the map, but since the challenge requires something: i don't like the colours much, the greens remind me of the colours in a paint pallete.

Thank you.
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Re: [Beta] - Ethiopia [26.8.13] V16 XML Stamped

Postby Gilligan on Thu May 22, 2014 11:01 am

              Quenching

---The Beta period has concluded for the Ethiopia Map. All objections have had their time. The Foundry and I hereby brand this map with the Foundry Brand. Let it be known that this map is now ready to be released into live play.

Congratulations cairnswk, your shiny new medal is well-earned =D>


Conquer Club, enjoy!
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