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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Sun Nov 23, 2008 2:07 pm

e_i_pi wrote:With all due respect oaktown, I'd like to keep the real world borders and regional boundaries as is ;) I'm a bit surprised about the sea routes though, and the omission of Archipelago de las Perlas and Isla de Coiba (the islands south of Panama). I want to include them on my map, but I don't want to confuse people who may think they are territories

yeah, i wouldn't mess with the country borders, but the territory borders weren't drawn by me to perfectly line up with real world boundaries anyway - in reality the countries have far more administrative regions, and on this map they've been merged for the sake of making it playable. So if you need to bump a border a few pixels up or down to fit an army circle, by all means do.

As for other islands, this is a graphics competition so you should do what you think looks best. When all is said and done the gameplay side of things will be reopened, (don't want to change the layout mid-contest) so there could be further discussion about the attack routes and territory locations AFTER we've got a winner.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:56 am

what, no chatter here? I hope that means you're all working on your maps!
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby ZeakCytho on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:05 am

oaktown wrote:what, no chatter here? I hope that means you're all working on your maps!


I've almost finished mine ;)
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:06 am

I'm about 50% done, still tracing out borders, but I'm doing the circles and text as I go.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby whitestazn88 on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:15 am

maybe i'll break out the old gimp2 and give this a go. something so that all the other map makers can look at and feel good about the fact that at least their project wasn't the worst
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby ZeakCytho on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:17 am

Who else is doing a Central America draft?
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:20 am

whitestazn88 wrote:maybe i'll break out the old gimp2 and give this a go. something so that all the other map makers can look at and feel good about the fact that at least their project wasn't the worst

That's the spirit! =D>
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:36 am

ZeakCytho wrote:Who else is doing a Central America draft?

Me you and whitestazn are the only ones speaking up about it so far Zeak
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby wcaclimbing on Tue Nov 25, 2008 10:29 am

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MrBenn wrote:Back to the drawing board...

Yep, I've already scrapped one idea, and I'm trying to force idea #2 to work. How damned annoying is the gap between G3, G4, G5, and G6?

Having never actually played the original map, I'm beginning to wonder if this is all worth it! :D



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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby gimil on Tue Nov 25, 2008 12:01 pm

If anyone is intrested, I am always available via PM (Since I won't be entering the competition) if you want some refreshing eyes to look over your work or if you need/want some advice. :geek:
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby edbeard on Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:27 pm

gimil wrote:I'm really interested in seeing everyone's work and can't wait until the 10th. let me see them PLEASE. PLLLEEEAAASSSEEE
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby Incandenza on Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:41 pm

While not quite the foundry luminary that gim is, I too would be willing to be an extra pair of eyes and/or sounding-board for anyone (pro or amateur) working thru a concept, given that a rough sketch on a legal pad that I fax to CC headquarters probably won't cut it as a map design. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby lgoasklucyl on Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:28 am

I might through my n00bish hat into the ring on the Central America map. I'm just starting with map gfx making, however, so I might need a bunch of luck to stand any chance in this one :lol:

Is it okay to draw the water that runs through Panama in order to preserve proper geography, or would that be a no-no because it might make gameplay slightly confusing?
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:04 am

lgoasklucyl wrote:I might through my n00bish hat into the ring on the Central America map. I'm just starting with map gfx making, however, so I might need a bunch of luck to stand any chance in this one :lol:

Is it okay to draw the water that runs through Panama in order to preserve proper geography, or would that be a no-no because it might make gameplay slightly confusing?

I hope you do create something, lgoasklucyl... it'll just be you and bunch of other hat-wearing noobs. ;)

As for gameplay changes, you can lobby for them after the competition is said and done, but for now try to keep the map as-is so everybody is working with the same material.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby lgoasklucyl on Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:26 am

Thanks for the quick response :D

I had no intent on changing the gameplay, simply plopping the little divider of water in there. Nothing important though, it just didn't really look like Panama :lol:
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:41 am

oaktown wrote:I hope you do create something, lgoasklucyl... it'll just be you and bunch of other hat-wearing noobs. ;)

/me slaps oaktown with a +3 Blessed Noob Club
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby lgoasklucyl on Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:50 am

I think I've seen your work on Antarctica eipi- I think I'm screwed :lol:

On a more positive note- I am really looking forward to the gameplay on that map :D
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:32 pm

lgoasklucyl wrote:I think I've seen your work on Antarctica eipi- I think I'm screwed :lol:

On a more positive note- I am really looking forward to the gameplay on that map :D

Antarctica is a work that's taken 3 months... this one I have 3 weeks tops, so don't expect too much :) I think everyone is in the same boat here, which makes it a nice even playing field. I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with, it should be a very interesting competition
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby oaktown on Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:54 pm

The question was raised as to whether or not somebody could submit multiple entries, and while there's a part of me that likes the thought of encouraging creativity, the answer to this is has to be no.

The work that goes into making one map file is fairly significant; the work that goes into tweaking the layers of that file is pretty simple. If everybody who creates one file also makes three more with different colors or effects, there could be dozens of entries and the competition will be something of a joke. If you're toying with more than one idea, go with the best one... quality over quantity please!

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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby yeti_c on Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:04 pm

oaktown wrote:
e_i_pi wrote:/me slaps oaktown with a +3 Blessed Noob Club

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Wow - you two are proper geeks!

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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby bryguy on Wed Nov 26, 2008 1:30 pm

cant wait for the voting, i wanna see what people come up with :)



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e_i_pi wrote:/me slaps oaktown with a +3 Blessed Noob Club

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/bryguy pulls out his wand and uses the imperio curse on andy and makes andy make bryguy a C.A., all while everybody is watching oaktown's and e_i_pi's duel :twisted:
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby lgoasklucyl on Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:17 pm

oaktown wrote:
e_i_pi wrote:/me slaps oaktown with a +3 Blessed Noob Club

/oaktown protected by Amulet of Cartography
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/bryguy pulls out his wand and uses the imperio curse on andy and makes andy make bryguy a C.A., all while everybody is watching oaktown's and e_i_pi's duel :twisted:[/quote]


I think it went from proper dorks to Harry Potter dorks... I'm not sure which is worse :lol:
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby MrBenn on Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:32 pm

bryguy wrote:
oaktown wrote:
e_i_pi wrote:/me slaps oaktown with a +3 Blessed Noob Club

/oaktown protected by Amulet of Cartography
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/bryguy pulls out his wand and uses the imperio curse on andy and makes andy make bryguy a C.A., all while everybody is watching oaktown's and e_i_pi's duel :twisted:

/MrBenn sends bryguy to the recycling bin, and gets the thread back on topic...
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby wcaclimbing on Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:05 am

so how is Centerscape going for the rest of you guys?
I'm having a bit of trouble with it.
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Re: Holiday Mapmaking Competitions!

Postby e_i_pi on Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:07 am

yeti_c wrote:
oaktown wrote:
e_i_pi wrote:/me slaps oaktown with a +3 Blessed Noob Club

/oaktown protected by Amulet of Cartography
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Wow - you two are proper geeks!

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