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Which map would you like to see become CC's Central America map?

Poll ended at Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:59 pm

Entry #1
130
46%
Entry #2
114
40%
Entry #3
26
9%
Entry #4
13
5%
 
Total votes : 283

Official: Central America Comp, Rnd 1 thread

Postby oaktown on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:40 pm

Round 2 is up and has been moved!

[size=110]The new Round 2 voting can be found over here...
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Entry #1
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Entry #2
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Entry #3
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Entry #4
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Entry #5
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Entry #6
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Links to round 1 drafts, if anybody cares to compare...

Entry #1: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... /map01.png
Entry #2: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... /map02.jpg
Entry #3: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... /map03.jpg
Entry #4: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... /map04.jpg
Entry #5: http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r76/ ... /map05.png
Entry #6 was not included in round 1.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby ZeakCytho on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:46 pm

I have no idea who made which one :?
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby wcaclimbing on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:47 pm

ZeakCytho wrote:I have no idea who made which one :?


Its difficult with new mapmakers... I can't match any styles to anyone without other maps to look at.
I'll put a bit of thought into figuring out who is who later tonight.

And I have voted.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby Gilligan on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:48 pm

It was tough between 2 and 5 for me... I thought of 3, but then I thought of how it could hurt the eyes after a while.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:55 pm

I had the same thought process as Gilligan, actually :) .

Broke the tie :P
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby oaktown on Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:59 pm

Gilligan wrote:I thought of 3, but then I thought of how it could hurt the eyes after a while.

I appreciate that 3 has a completely unique look and a different perspective on the region... I think that if the "bump" texture is softened it would make a really nice map.

Beyond that, they're all pretty clean entries.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby edbeard on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:01 pm

looks like we've got three groups here.

the greens

the blands

the favourite


1. at first glance it's very forgettable. did the person who did this draw the land? if so, I wish this was more defined throughout.

the problem here for me is lack of colour. it would've been nice to see more detail on the land with some colour. perhaps coloured borders or names and the numbered territories detracts quite a bi.

could be a lot better but in a "has potential" way



2. to be harsh, it's a bland map. it's definitely passable by foundry standards but nothing special. the best part is the colours except for the southern two. puke and pink don't fit well.



3. the favourite. unique style and viewpoint. great symbols for army circles.

problems. viewability in a few spots is "tough" either because of the colours which I wish were same throughout each continent.


4. looks familiar :)

don't like the floating map. don't like the green. just not for me. don't like that a few of the colours are too close. green in honduras and el salvador (maybe even costa rica). orange/brown for belize and nicaragua.

like the symbols for the continents. like the legend a lot. title is cool too with the fading colour. perhaps this could be used on the land?



5. I realize this won't be helpful and will be somewhat telling about my feelings about this map but I don't have anything to say

again this is passable by foundry standards but nothing special about it.




If I had to rank them I'd go 3, 4, 1, 5, 2. If 1 and 4 team up for 1 to do the landscape but more detailed and 4 to add the flavour, you'd have quite a nice map. if not on this map perhaps on something else in the future.

3 really has to work on legibility issues throughout the map. this comes down to colour choice (blue is a VERY BAD choice for that northern continent), font choice, and although the perspective you chose is awesome, it does present problems with spacing in the north. not sure you can do anything about that.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby Incandenza on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:15 pm

#3 is definitely the most distinctive and creative of the lot, and it's a lot easier to scale back a design and improve legibility than it would be to pump up any of the other four (tho if I had a second-place vote, it would probably be for #4).

Very nice work by all 5 entrants!
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby The Neon Peon on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:25 pm

I am surprised I was the first to vote for #4. In my opinion, a simple color change will do for it, best graphics style of them all in my opinion.

Too bad I didn't have the map making skill to enter, it would take me forever to make something half as good as any of those entries.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby MuzzaG on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:30 pm

I've been hanging out for one of these comps to come around again and then when one does I have no time to submit an entry :( .

Well done to the entrants, I shall follow the progress of the comp with great interest.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:31 pm

the reason i didn't really like 4 is because it didn't touch any borders, central america isn't really an island, which is what 4 made it seem like

i voted for <mod edit> because it was mine... but hey, if thats how i gotta win, thats what i'm gonna do
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby edbeard on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:31 pm

it's still early and I'm not sure if we're having a person's friends vote for them or something but I hope we start seeing more votes based on potential. 2 and 5 might be the most "playable" but they're definitely the most bland as well. I think those two have met their full potential. sure those two have the possibility of adding uniqueness/flavour but that's something others have already done which is very important. The others can be way better with tinkering but 2 and 5 need a new approach/perspective to improve. this is the reason I wish everyone was given a chance to edit their maps.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby Gilligan on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:32 pm

Don't you get it whitestazn? You're not supposed to say what entry is yours.
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:37 pm

Gilligan wrote:Don't you get it whitestazn? You're not supposed to say what entry is yours.


i was just joking buddy.... i stated in the overall competition thread that i have been busy with finals this week and last week, so i didn't have time to make a map. but i did vote for 3, i like the new perspective a lot
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Re: Official: Central America Competition - VOTE!

Postby Gilligan on Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:42 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:
Gilligan wrote:Don't you get it whitestazn? You're not supposed to say what entry is yours.


i was just joking buddy.... i stated in the overall competition thread that i have been busy with finals this week and last week, so i didn't have time to make a map. but i did vote for 3, i like the new perspective a lot


Well... Then I apologize, but still wouldn't be good to say ;)
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