Archipelago [Quenched]

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Archipelago [Quenched]

Postby ZeakCytho on Sun Apr 06, 2008 10:58 pm

Archipelago

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<?xml version="1.0"?>

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           <title>Archipelago</title>
           <smallwidth>630</smallwidth>
          <smallheight>394</smallheight>
   <largewidth>800</largewidth>
          <largeheight>500</largeheight>
           <filetype>png</filetype>
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              <name>Isris Islands</name>
               <bonus>4</bonus>
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                       <territory>Fenur</territory>
                        <territory>Nyard</territory>
                  <territory>Leraru</territory>
                  <territory>Rol Keys</territory>
               </components>
   </continent>
    <continent>
               <name>Kalwar</name>
               <bonus>2</bonus>
               <components>
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                        <territory>Sakuk</territory>
                        <territory>Inton</territory>
                        <territory>Dodria</territory>
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      </continent>
      <continent>
               <name>Vienlorre</name>
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                  <territory>Luron Coast</territory>
                  <territory>Torim</territory>
                  <territory>Kelata</territory>
                  <territory>Shemar</territory>
                  <territory>Lyconia</territory>
                  <territory>Mura Coast</territory>
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      </continent>
      <continent>
               <name>Thres</name>
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               <name>Caen Islands</name>
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                  <smallx>325</smallx>
                  <smally>340</smally>
         <largex>411</largex>
         <largey>423</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Tasaad</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Iori Keys</border>
                        <border>Asaad</border>
               </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>234</smallx>
                  <smally>402</smally>
          <largex>295</largex>
         <largey>502</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Asaad</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Iori Keys</border>
                        <border>Tasaad</border>
                  <border>Orold</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>212</smallx>
                  <smally>343</smally>
         <largex>271</largex>
         <largey>429</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Orold</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Asaad</border>
                        <border>Niagis</border>
                  <border>Islor Coast</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>170</smallx>
                  <smally>325</smally>
         <largex>218</largex>
         <largey>405</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Islor Coast</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Orold</border>
                        <border>Ces</border>
                  <border>Odesse</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>127</smallx>
                  <smally>257</smally>
         <largex>163</largex>
         <largey>320</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Ces</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Eten</border>
                        <border>Daur</border>
                  <border>Islor Coast</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>81</smallx>
                  <smally>225</smally>
         <largex>106</largex>
         <largey>276</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Eten</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Drage</border>
                        <border>Ces</border>
                  <border>Daur</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>63</smallx>
                  <smally>198</smally>
         <largex>81</largex>
         <largey>243</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Daur</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Nyard</border>
                        <border>Synkor</border>
                  <border>Eten</border>
                  <border>Ces</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>111</smallx>
                  <smally>177</smally>
         <largex>143</largex>
         <largey>217</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Synkor</name>
             <borders>
                      <border>Daur</border>
                        <border>Odesse</border>
               </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>153</smallx>
                  <smally>177</smally>
         <largex>198</largex>
         <largey>219</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Odesse</name>
                 <borders>
                      <border>Synkor</border>
                        <border>Islor Coast</border>
                  <border>Atimy</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>164</smallx>
                  <smally>228</smally>
         <largex>211</largex>
         <largey>281</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Atimy</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Odesse</border>
                        <border>Niagis</border>
                  <border>Kyson</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>226</smallx>
                  <smally>231</smally>
         <largex>287</largex>
         <largey>287</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Kyson</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Surubi</border>
                        <border>Atimy</border>
                  <border>Leraru</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>240</smallx>
                  <smally>163</smally>
         <largex>306</largex>
         <largey>203</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Surubi</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Kyson</border>
                        <border>Fidan Peninsula</border>
                  <border>Basela</border>
                </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>325</smallx>
                  <smally>223</smally>
         <largex>414</largex>
         <largey>279</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Basela</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Surubi</border>
                        <border>Niagis</border>
               </borders>
               <coordinates>
                  <smallx>299</smallx>
                  <smally>272</smally>
         <largex>380</largex>
         <largey>340</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
      <territory>
              <name>Niagis</name>
              <borders>
                      <border>Basela</border>
                       <border>Atimy</border>
                  <border>Orold</border>
               </borders>
               <coordinates>   
                  <smallx>235</smallx>
                  <smally>275</smally>
         <largex>299</largex>
         <largey>343</largey>
               </coordinates>
      </territory>
</map>


What you need to know:
Number of territories: 43
Number of continents: 7
Gameplay Info: Classic gameplay
Map Size (Large): 500x800
Map Size (Small): 394x630

Changes In This Version:
1) Volcano Contrast Increased
2) Uncentered circles fixed

Points of Discussion:
1) Volcano look good?
2) Armies all centered?

To Do:
1) Get the XML stamp
2) Quench!

Old Versions:
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Hello everyone! This map is a joint venture by myself and Mjinga and is our first attempt at a map :D
It's been in the pre-production stage since late February, so hopefully we've ironed out a number of problems already. We were a bit shocked when the similar-sounding Island Conquest map was first proposed, but we decided that since the gameplay in that map and ours was so different, this wouldn't be taken as a copy.

Speaking of gameplay, this map is fairly straightforward. It has nothing fancy, since both Mjinga and I dislike the newer objective-oriented maps. We had one nifty idea that we may or may not act on based on public support, however. The volcanic island, Bishan, would be an ideal spot to have a quirky thing with neutrals and volcanic erruptions. Now, I'm not sure to what extent this is possible with the site's current coding, but we would like to have the armies on that island reduced by a certain number every certain rounds. This is widely variable; we could either make the negative bonus apply to every territory, or to a random one, or to only one held by the player with the majority of the territories on that island, etc., etc.. Furthermore, the decay could be every round, every other round, every third round, a random number of rounds, etc.. Or, there could be no decay at all, and the gameplay would be entirely straightforward.

So, here's version 1 of the Archipelago map. Let the feedback begin!
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby TaCktiX on Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:12 pm

It looks good, for certain.

To answer the volcano question, decay can be done every turn and is present in maps like Dust Bowl and Age of Realms: Magic. Any other decay setups (every other round) are impossible in the present XML.

Idea-wise, it looks a bit much like Discworld. I highly suggest playing up unique elements to make this a success. Perhaps adding a capital idea or something similar.
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby InkL0sed on Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:05 am

Whoa. :shock:

EDIT: Now that I've looked at the map, the shock has gone. Our maps are completely different. Good luck with yours.
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby t-o-m on Mon Apr 07, 2008 6:19 am

looks like disc world.

and the top right continent looks like mibi's terraforming video.
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby Mjinga on Mon Apr 07, 2008 3:50 pm

Thanks for the compliment and the info TaCktiX.
TaCktiX wrote:Idea-wise, it looks a bit much like Discworld. I highly suggest playing up unique elements to make this a success.
We hadn’t thought about that, but looking at it, we don’t think it’s too similar. However, we’ll probably add the volcano negative bonus, which would make it undeniably different.

InkL0sed, that was our reaction when you posted your map. :) Good luck with yours, too!

t-o-m wrote:…and the top right continent looks like mibi's terraforming video.
Erm, what’s mibi’s terraforming video?
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby t-o-m on Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:44 pm

Mjinga wrote:
t-o-m wrote:…and the top right continent looks like mibi's terraforming video.
Erm, what’s mibi’s terraforming video?

theres a link to it from the CC site, its on youtube, http://youtube.com/watch?v=oyanmkujPww
^thats the video^
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby greenoaks on Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:31 am

this map does not interest me in the slightest.

maps that do interest me are real world places, 'what if' scenarios to real world places, real world events, maps based on things i know such as games/novels/movies & imaginary maps with a killer hook (think AoR series).

so introduce a great game-play feature or find an actual archipelago that will draw me in.
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:07 am

greenoaks wrote:maps that do interest me are real world places

LONDON!
lol, me and kemmler are making a london map

greenoaks wrote:this map does not interest me in the slightest.

me neither

spot on greenoaks
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby ZeakCytho on Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:05 pm

greenoaks wrote:this map does not interest me in the slightest.

maps that do interest me are real world places, 'what if' scenarios to real world places, real world events, maps based on things i know such as games/novels/movies & imaginary maps with a killer hook (think AoR series).

so introduce a great game-play feature or find an actual archipelago that will draw me in.


The impetus for making this map came from dissatisfaction on our part about the majority of the maps coming out of the foundry. While some people may enjoy objective based gameplay, both Mjinga and I prefer standard gameplay with minimal to no gameplay twists. Playing the same set of maps over and over again gets boring, though, and so we decided to create a new one with similar gameplay.

We recognize that not everyone will enjoy every map, but perhaps given your lack of interest in this map, you can understand where we are coming from by proposing this.

So, if at all possible, we'd like to avoid adding gameplay twists just for the sake of having them there. If we can integrate some that make sense, such as the volcanic island decay, we will (however, that particular one is looking unlikely to work as we want given the current XML capabilities of this site).
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby t-o-m on Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:59 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:
greenoaks wrote:this map does not interest me in the slightest.

maps that do interest me are real world places, 'what if' scenarios to real world places, real world events, maps based on things i know such as games/novels/movies & imaginary maps with a killer hook (think AoR series).

so introduce a great game-play feature or find an actual archipelago that will draw me in.


The impetus for making this map came from dissatisfaction on our part about the majority of the maps coming out of the foundry. While some people may enjoy objective based gameplay, both Mjinga and I prefer standard gameplay with minimal to no gameplay twists. Playing the same set of maps over and over again gets boring, though, and so we decided to create a new one with similar gameplay.

We recognize that not everyone will enjoy every map, but perhaps given your lack of interest in this map, you can understand where we are coming from by proposing this.

So, if at all possible, we'd like to avoid adding gameplay twists just for the sake of having them there. If we can integrate some that make sense, such as the volcanic island decay, we will (however, that particular one is looking unlikely to work as we want given the current XML capabilities of this site).


there are a lot of maps in the foundry, there are already maps just for the sake of it, unless it has some gameplay altered, or if it is a new/different map,

your map seems to me like disc world with mibi's terraforming video with no altered gameplay, so is basically discworld but someones just moved a few terits around,

theres no point in just duplicating discworld

sorry if this has been harsh/un-true, its kinda late and im not in a good mood, so sorry if so

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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby Mjinga on Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:21 am

t-o-m wrote:your map seems to me like disc world with mibi's terraforming video with no altered gameplay, so is basically discworld but someones just moved a few terits around,

theres no point in just duplicating discworld

sorry if this has been harsh/un-true, its kinda late and im not in a good mood, so sorry if so


We fail to see the similarity between anything in our map and the island in mibi’s terraforming video. We hate to have to admit it, but mibi’s island is much more advanced graphically than anything we’ve done.

Likewise, we fail to see how our map simply duplicates the Discworld map. There are considerably more territories in discworld, and in addition it’s much easier to defend mid-ranking continents in the Discworld map. There are many more lines of attack in our map.

However, if you would be good enough to point out the similarities, we'd be happy to attempt to change them, regarding either mibi or Discworld.
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby greenoaks on Wed Apr 09, 2008 3:19 am

ZeakCytho wrote:
greenoaks wrote:this map does not interest me in the slightest.

maps that do interest me are real world places, 'what if' scenarios to real world places, real world events, maps based on things i know such as games/novels/movies & imaginary maps with a killer hook (think AoR series).

so introduce a great game-play feature or find an actual archipelago that will draw me in.


The impetus for making this map came from dissatisfaction on our part about the majority of the maps coming out of the foundry. While some people may enjoy objective based gameplay, both Mjinga and I prefer standard gameplay with minimal to no gameplay twists. Playing the same set of maps over and over again gets boring, though, and so we decided to create a new one with similar gameplay.

We recognize that not everyone will enjoy every map, but perhaps given your lack of interest in this map, you can understand where we are coming from by proposing this.

So, if at all possible, we'd like to avoid adding gameplay twists just for the sake of having them there. If we can integrate some that make sense, such as the volcanic island decay, we will (however, that particular one is looking unlikely to work as we want given the current XML capabilities of this site).
i respect your decision to avoid game-play gimmicks and stick with a more traditional style. unfortunately your suggested map also fails to catch my attention via any of the others methods i have suggested. in short, a connection to my real life. this just seems to be a random, pointless collection of terts.

is there not somewhere on this planet an archipelago that you could use as the basis of a map. what about an indonesian map, covering timor, west papau, bali, borneo, etc. it is certainly a volcanic region, if you are determined to show one on your map.

by doing a real world place you can get people interested in it because they live there, the live near there, they have visited or think it would be a wonderful place to visit someday. remember every month you are competing with more and more maps on this site so if you can't capture our attention your efforts will be wasted.
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby Kemmler on Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:07 am

I like the colour and everything, but it looks exactly like Discworld, rolled out so it isn't a disc!
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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby t-o-m on Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:18 am

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Re: Archipelago --v1 p1--

Postby ZeakCytho on Sat Apr 12, 2008 4:38 pm

I really don't see the similarities between Mibi's and ours in terms of design. If you're commenting on the overall shape of the island, then I suppose we both copied roughly from the shape of the island of Nantucket (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... A_2002.jpg), or Maui (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... _Photo.jpg), or Virgin Gorda (http://www.bareboatsbvi.com/images/Map_Virgin_Gorda.gif). While none of those 100% of either Mibi's tutorial island or the island in discussion for this map, I think it is abundantly clear that the geographical features we fell on are prevalent in nature.

As for the Diskworld map, I'm going to be rather blunt. Despite being asked numerous times to point out the similarities, you've made no effort to do so. You reproduced both images, which we are perfectly capable of seeing with our own eyes, yet you continue to ignore the major gameplay differences between the two maps, not to mention graphical style and theme. Diskworld has a large number of connected territories centered along one land mass with a few surrounding islands. In our map, each territory connects to a much smaller number of other territories, creating an intricate network of bottlenecks. There is no one large area to control with the exception of Vienlorre; the same cannot be said of Diskworld.

Sorry for taking so long to reply, I was out of town for the past few days.
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