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Postby lilwdlnddude on Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:29 pm

Ok. So since I saw people making maps for the website, I decided I also wanted to contribute. So I am in the prosses of making an Africa map. I will get a picture here as soon as I get some color on the map. lol. Probably later tonight I will get a picture on here. Once you see the picture then bombard me with sugestions. lol.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:50 pm

There s a minor setback, I am very sorry. :oops: The power just went out on my whole street, turning off my main computer on which i was creating the africa map. Luckly I was able to save most of my work. sorry for the delay. I will get a picture of the map asap.
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Postby DublinDoogey on Thu Mar 16, 2006 9:27 pm

An Africa map sounds really cool, it'll be interesting to see how you've created "continents" with borders since Africa doesn't have long mountain ranges. I'm guessing you'll use the dessert's? Anyway, I can't wait to see it.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri Mar 17, 2006 10:25 am

Ok so here is a picture of the map. Dont freak out though, its not even close to being done. I just wanted to put something here to let you know that I was actually working on it. I was thinking rivers and lakes as non crossing borders?? let me know what you think. I'll get all the text on here later. Oh and just to let you know, I am using Adobe Photoshop to create this map.

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Postby molestar on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:21 pm

looking good
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Postby SprCobra on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:39 pm

Thats alot of borders would be a good fight/struggle for control and a good laugh watching people constantly failing to hold a continet :lol:

btw good map
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Postby Spiegelprime on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:45 pm

What's going on with Egypt and Nigeria split in two by uncrossable rivers? Are the seperate territories?
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Postby supermarcol on Fri Mar 17, 2006 1:51 pm

Hmmm I counted 37 countries in your map. Is there any reason for that? you can't divide that by anything, so you'll always get neutral players. Try to go for something like 42(classic map). Making a map is fun you'll see, but theres a lot of tweaking and compromising, specially in the early stages. You really need to consider the balance of your map. The rivers will be essential to bring some playability in the map or no-one will ever be able to get a continent. Really study the classic map when you're going to be at the stage of putting continent bonus. There are some interesting discussions in the threads about the other maps that could be useful to you too. And I think the look is good.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:10 pm

thanks supermarcol. i think ill add a few more territories, and look for more major rivers in africa that i might be able to place in there.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri Mar 17, 2006 2:18 pm

Spiegelprime wrote:What's going on with Egypt and Nigeria split in two by uncrossable rivers? Are the seperate territories?
No. Once you get either side of egypt the whole territory is yours. I dont know if thats going to be confusing for people to play like that or not. Same with that other territory in brown. I forgot what its called though. lol. But I will try to make it clear that it is one territory by number placement and where I put the territory name.
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Postby Machiavelli on Fri Mar 17, 2006 3:19 pm

Looks great, keep working on it. :lol:
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Postby Marvaddin on Fri Mar 17, 2006 4:15 pm

I cant do any suggestions without names of contries / continents. But, seriously, is important a minimum of 42 countries (maybe more, if you want).

I also suggest you to study classic map. I posted already one table that can be very useful to you in another discussion about maps. If you want, I can post it here again. Its a table about number of countries, borders countries, attack routes... all for each continent. Even if you dont want copy classic map, do the table, so you can imagine what needs be changed in your map.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Fri Mar 17, 2006 5:04 pm

ok. so i made some minor changes in territories and put words on the map. now there is 42 territories. so this should make it easier to bombard me with suggetions and complaints. thanks for all your help guys.... or girls, whoever is suggesting things. is it just me or is it the smaller the territory, the larger the name?
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Postby craig84 on Fri Mar 17, 2006 6:37 pm

it looks beautiful, but u still have to put the little circles for the # of the armys too now this is one i can see on conquer club
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Postby seamusmacdeath on Fri Mar 17, 2006 7:30 pm

The map looks great, but there are a few spelling mistakes that I noticed:

Runisia should be Tunisia
Ghan should be Ghana
Zaire really should be Democaratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo?)

Also, you should clear up the river situation in both Egypt and Nigeria because it is a little confusing. Perhaps make the rivers within a country a darker color or remove the white border from around the river?

One last thing, it will be difficult to see anything in the West Coast becaus the writing takes up so much space. Keep in mind that there needs to be room for the numbers that go on the map later.

Otherwise, great job and I can't wait to see the final product!

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