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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - POW! NEW UPDATE! Pg. 15 [I, Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:36 pm

New update, but not much is new:

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Small:

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Large w/ Army #'s:

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Small w/ Army #'s:

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Changes:
-Small map is now 580x508 pixels.

To-do:
-Small map problems?
-Comments?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby yeti_c on Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:58 am

Forge.

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby Tazer on Sun Dec 28, 2008 9:49 pm

Has a nice clean look. I like it. Forge.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby cairnswk on Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:25 pm

Well Done Pepp....

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On a personal note, I think the Preussen region dark grey is just s touch too dark for the black text on it...i really have to squint to read the territory text names.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby the.killing.44 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:51 pm

Sorry if this is blatant stupidity, but did I miss something with cairns stamping the GFX?
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby Gilligan on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:05 pm

He's a stamp licker :P
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby the.killing.44 on Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:10 pm

Ah … didn't hear but sorry bout that :oops: :lol:
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby gimil on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:11 pm

prp, need to use [bigimg] tags!
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I, Gp]

Postby pepperonibread on Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:16 pm

cairnswk wrote:Well Done Pepp....

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On a personal note, I think the Preussen region dark grey is just s touch too dark for the black text on it...i really have to squint to read the territory text names.


Thanks cairns :D
I'll lighten up Preussen a bit... and maybe Norddeutschland as well if the two conts then become too similar in color.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby edbeard on Thu Jan 08, 2009 3:26 pm

let's get this one forged
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby MrBenn on Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:20 am

It's about time we actually had a revamp get finished!
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby oaktown on Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:46 am

edbeard wrote:let's get this one forged

Agreed.

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby lanyards on Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:17 am

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Arachnophobia on Tue Jan 20, 2009 7:32 am

I think this already went through the whole small issues phase :P
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby laci_mae on Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:33 pm

Quench it. It's been ready!

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Bruceswar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:17 pm

Since you asked... I think this new map is terrible... I will not be playing this one at all. Ruined another map... Changing the game play of a map is never a good idea if you ask me. Well rarely, but not in this case.

YUK!

1. Terrible color choices, even if that is the colors of Germany.. 2nd map in the first post are much better color choices.
2. The movement of spots of top is bad as well. That 1 way spot (1 way in and out) will totally change how this map is played... Bad bad idea.
3. Mountains to rivers down south? What happen did those mountains just vanish? Poof be gone?
4. What happens to current games on this map since all the places are moved and changed? Will there be 2 map choices?


I will end with this... All these maps getting revamped is bad for this site. You say in the long run it will be better, etc etc. I do not agree. Look at what the classic ordeal did. I know many many people who left to never come back. Those people then spread the word about CC in a negative light.

Get your own ideas people and stop trying to "fix" other maps that do not need it. Fixing Graphics is one thing. OK I am all for some new graphics at times, but when you start changing game play, names etc it becomes a bad bad idea.

Only good revamp I can remember was the France Revamp.

British Isles - Nope
Classic - Nope - Both times
France - Good and needed
Brazil - Not looking good..
Germany - Bad Bad Bad



Maps are supposed to be original ideas, not taking someone elses idea and trying to make it better. Once in a rare while it is needed but many many times not needed.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Incandenza on Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:43 pm

Sorry, Bruce, but you're simply not paying attention. When a map is revamped, it is purely a graphical revamp. Gameplay isn't changed one iota. And as far as changing names, does it really make that much of a difference? If there's a more geographically appropriate name that could be used, shouldn't some attempt be made to use it?

Bruceswar wrote:Only good revamp I can remember was the France Revamp.

British Isles - Nope
Classic - Nope - Both times
France - Good and needed
Brazil - Not looking good..
Germany - Bad Bad Bad


And you're not only cherry-picking revamp examples, you're wrong on a couple of them. Classic was not a revamp, in the official sense that the word is used. And France has never been revamped, it's a standalone map so I have no idea what you're talking about.

Plus to say that RJ's Brazil revamp is not head-and-shoulders above the current map... well, I suppose everyone can have an opinion, but that one doesn't make any sense to me.

And you're omitting the Indochina, Circus Maximus, and Middle East revamps, all of which substantially improved the graphics of those maps.

One final point: I respect your opinion, and I'm glad that you've come in here to speak your mind, but for you to say:

Bruceswar wrote:Maps are supposed to be original ideas, not taking someone elses idea and trying to make it better.


is disparaging and pretty damn disingenuous. An insane amount of work goes into these revamps, and people are putting in the hours (unpaid) for the betterment of the site. Many of CC's older maps are simply not as good-looking as the newer ones, and while old maps may have a nostalgia factor for some older players, it's better for the site to have its flagship geographical maps look halfway attractive.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby laci_mae on Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:56 pm

Incandenza, I totally agree.

Brucewar, it's disrespectful and completely out-of-line for you to slam all of the hard work that's gone into this map (and others). This site flourishes due to constructive comments volunteered by those with a helpful and polite spirit. Perhaps you a momentary lapse in your generally positive affect is the root of your remarks. I trust your future sentiments will be kinder and more useful.

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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Bruceswar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:22 pm

Good some response...

1. Classic was touched up back in April? I am not talking about the most recent Classic Art / Classic Shapes. We all know how that went over...

2. I did not list all revamps as some of them really needed it. I have been around just over a year, so only the ones I seen happen or have looked up.

3. I made an error in France.. remember looking at the thread. Saw the first image, then the finished product. Totally 100% different and much better at the end.

4. Personally I like Brazil as it is now. Don't you think rjBeals could put his great talent to use elsewhere? With that being said, I am a fan of bold colored maps that jump off the screen. Pastel maps do not do much for me.

5. Also I know tons of time goes into a revamp, which is why I think many of these revamps would be better served making new maps and or fixing the maps that really need fixing. CCU could use some new graphics perhaps. A Few others come to mind as well.

With all that being said I am glad the map makers of CC are pushing to get the best maps out available anywhere online. This is what makes CC #1 over any other places.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Bruceswar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:25 pm

laci_mae wrote:Incandenza, I totally agree.

Brucewar, it's disrespectful and completely out-of-line for you to slam all of the hard work that's gone into this map (and others). This site flourishes due to constructive comments volunteered by those with a helpful and polite spirit. Perhaps you a momentary lapse in your generally positive affect is the root of your remarks. I trust your future sentiments will be kinder and more useful.

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Let me say this... I was not trying to be disrespectful. I know tons of time go into the making or revamping of each map. All the people who do all the hard work on these maps should be given some nice rewards. This is just one revamp that I do not really care for. His first version to me was much better. Then again I like bolder colors.

Sorry if I came across a bit too harsh.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Optimus Prime on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:26 pm

Is everyone forgetting that a large number of the REVAMPS are made because the original artist wants them revamped? I know for a fact that is the case with Brazil and British Isles. Why is everyone going around ranting and raving about REVAMPS the last couple of days? If the original artist wants it changed, they can have it changed, they don't owe any of us anything.

End of story.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Incandenza on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:31 pm

Optimus Prime wrote:Is everyone forgetting that a large number of the REVAMPS are made because the original artist wants them revamped? I know for a fact that is the case with Brazil and British Isles. Why is everyone going around ranting and raving about REVAMPS the last couple of days? If the original artist wants it changed, they can have it changed, they don't owe any of us anything.

End of story.


Well said. And to amplify, it's my understanding that a revamp CANNOT begin without the express permission of the original artist.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby pepperonibread on Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:47 pm

Bruceswar wrote:Since you asked... I think this new map is terrible... I will not be playing this one at all. Ruined another map... Changing the game play of a map is never a good idea if you ask me. Well rarely, but not in this case.

YUK!

1. Terrible color choices, even if that is the colors of Germany.. 2nd map in the first post are much better color choices.
2. The movement of spots of top is bad as well. That 1 way spot (1 way in and out) will totally change how this map is played... Bad bad idea.
3. Mountains to rivers down south? What happen did those mountains just vanish? Poof be gone?
4. What happens to current games on this map since all the places are moved and changed? Will there be 2 map choices?


I will end with this... All these maps getting revamped is bad for this site. You say in the long run it will be better, etc etc. I do not agree. Look at what the classic ordeal did. I know many many people who left to never come back. Those people then spread the word about CC in a negative light.

Get your own ideas people and stop trying to "fix" other maps that do not need it. Fixing Graphics is one thing. OK I am all for some new graphics at times, but when you start changing game play, names etc it becomes a bad bad idea.

Only good revamp I can remember was the France Revamp.

British Isles - Nope
Classic - Nope - Both times
France - Good and needed
Brazil - Not looking good..
Germany - Bad Bad Bad


Maps are supposed to be original ideas, not taking someone elses idea and trying to make it better. Once in a rare while it is needed but many many times not needed.


Well, Incandenza and others hit virtually everything, I'll add to two things though. Foremost, no gameplay changes are being made to the Germany map, as I said earlier (see the "About the Revamp" quote in the first post of this thread for more info). That misconception seems to be where much of this revamp opposition springs from. All changes to territory names, shapes, and borders have been made to increase accuracy while preserving the original gameplay.
The other thing you mention is a revamp's effect on the site. I honestly believe that revamps are better in the long run for CC. The benefits of having enticing and/or interesting graphics on CC will almost certainly outweigh a few old members portraying the site in a negative light.
Last, for your individual comments:
1. This color scheme was decided on due to a certain lack of German flavor in the original draft of the revamp. It's been adjusted throughout this thread - to be frank, I'd venture to say that this aspect of the image has really already been agreed upon, save for some minor adjustments.
2. Which spot are you referring to? The territories Osnabruck and Munster do not border, if this is what you're talking about I could scoot the mountains over a bit to make the impassable more clear.
3. These were switched for accuracy's sake.
4. This revamp would replace the current Germany map.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Bruceswar on Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:26 pm

Optimus Prime wrote:Is everyone forgetting that a large number of the REVAMPS are made because the original artist wants them revamped? I know for a fact that is the case with Brazil and British Isles. Why is everyone going around ranting and raving about REVAMPS the last couple of days? If the original artist wants it changed, they can have it changed, they don't owe any of us anything.

End of story.



While this is 100% true, these maps also by part belong to the CC Community. They may not have the rights to change them, but surely they can vote by choosing the play map X or not.

Edited to add: Just a guess but 80% of CC does not visit the forums much, if at all. With that being said, I think many more people would help /give ideas etc if a note was put in the my games section. Then you would have far less people upset over a map revamp. Maybe even a scrolling text with important news. "Brazil map getting revamped: Check it here" "Germany map getting revamped: Check it here" Or anything else CC deems important, such as medals, feedback, new rule changes etc. Leave it for a few weeks and get a better feel on things. But that is for another topic.
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Re: [Official] Germany REVAMP - Update 7th Post Pg. 16 [I,Gp,Gr]

Postby Incandenza on Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:37 pm

Bruceswar wrote:
Optimus Prime wrote:Is everyone forgetting that a large number of the REVAMPS are made because the original artist wants them revamped? I know for a fact that is the case with Brazil and British Isles. Why is everyone going around ranting and raving about REVAMPS the last couple of days? If the original artist wants it changed, they can have it changed, they don't owe any of us anything.

End of story.



While this is 100% true, these maps also by part belong to the CC Community. They may not have the rights to change them, but surely they can vote by choosing the play map X or not.

Edited to add: Just a guess but 80% of CC does not visit the forums much, if at all. With that being said, I think many more people would help /give ideas etc if a note was put in the my games section. Then you would have far less people upset over a map revamp. Maybe even a scrolling text with important news. "Brazil map getting revamped: Check it here" "Germany map getting revamped: Check it here" Or anything else CC deems important, such as medals, feedback, new rule changes etc. Leave it for a few weeks and get a better feel on things. But that is for another topic.


The problem is that the vast vast majority of CCers simply don't care and have zero curiosity about where maps come from. For most players (and this extends across ranks, I have stories that would blow cartographer's minds), maps might as well be brought fully-created by the bloody stork. So when there's a mild uproar like this (and let's be honest, this is about as mild an uproar as one could have on CC), I tend not to have a great deal of sympathy.

Even when map information is posted on the homepage, most people just breeze right past it. I see what you're saying about a note on the "my games" page, but there's a couple of problems with that. One is that the average revamp takes several months at least, so how long should any sort of notice remain up? Two is that I imagine lack likes to keep my games page notices to fundamental, site-wide notices, like the new rating system or the upgrade to the forum software.
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