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The map formerly known as World Cities

Postby sully800 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:16 pm

World Cities

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42 Territories
6 Bonus Regions
No unique gameplay features

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Re: World Cities

Postby sully800 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:16 pm

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Here is my first draft of the World Cities map. My goal for this map is to create a map of the world that is of standard size (instead of the very large World 2.1). I know that we cannot create a map of the world countries that is too similar to the old classic map, so I have decided to highlight some of the most important cities from different countries around the world.

Because I am using cities instead of countries, all connections will be shown directly (instead of showing zone borders). Each region will be made of zones connected by lines, similar to Midkermia. Please ignore the current aesthetics of the shadows and lines, I understand it does not look very good. I intend to curve the lines to make all connections more aesthetically pleasing once the zones are finalized. Army shadows probably will not be used in the final version, but are shown here for simplicity.

Comments on the region images, colors, title, and bonus labels are welcome.

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42 countries, 6 continents

No unique gameplay items, this map will be exceptionally "standard".

Very traditional gameplay in terms of the continent size, and number of connections between territories
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Re: World Cities

Postby ManBungalow on Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:23 pm

I like it.

This looks like the kind of classical map ( ;) ) this site lacks suprisingly. All of those people who play World 2.1 and nothing else may like this.

I can only suggest that you try and de-cram this map a bit; a couple of thousand armies in Europe would quickly run each other other, whereas Russia is eerily empty. I've seen several cartographers state that Geogaphy must be exagerrated in the name of a fun map.
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Re: World Cities

Postby Lobster Crush on Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:45 pm

I like it. I'm tempted to start nitpicking about which cities are included, but other than that it's a solid idea.

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Re: World Cities

Postby sully800 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:13 pm

Europe definitely needs to be decompressed, and NAmerica if possible. I think switching Moskva to Europe and removing Rome in favor of a Russian territory would help tremendously, but I hate to see Rome disappear.

Nitpicking about cities is fine at this stage, its one of the reasons I've left the map as a stick diagram. I picked some of the most populous cities from diverse geography within each bonus region, but I know there may be better choices out there that I could have missed.

I also tried not to overload cities from one country if there was a choice. Shanghai is too close to Hong Kong and Beijing to justify another Chinese city, so I picked Astana instead. Tehran is another territory that I would be fine with changing, along with most of Africa and S America if there is good reason. I think NAmerica and Europe are the best developed because I am most familiar with those areas and they are the most densely packed with famous cities.
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Re: World Cities

Postby rishaed on Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:15 pm

put a connection from rio de jenero..sry about spelling.... to capetown
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Re: World Cities

Postby MrBenn on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:11 pm

You've got a good starting platform here.

I'd be interested in seeing how this develops ;-)
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Re: World Cities

Postby yeti_c on Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:15 pm

Great Idea Sully...

Russia could do with some more cities... but otherwise I think the balance is pretty good.

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Re: World Cities

Postby Lobster Crush on Thu Mar 26, 2009 5:36 pm

sully800 wrote:Nitpicking about cities is fine at this stage, its one of the reasons I've left the map as a stick diagram.


Well, in that case ;) :

I'd switch Quebec to Montreal -- Montreal's population is 1.6M, and Quebec City is under 500K. You don't even need to move the circle really.

I think Calgary makes more sense than Edmonton, though Edmonton is farther north so it helps spread things out (plus, Edmonton is a much nicer city in my opinion).

I'd rather Quezon City be Manila.

Hawaii should be Honolulu (since there is no city named Hawaii as far as I know).

I would take out Brazilia and replace it with Buenos Aires, or even keep Brazilia and add Buenos Aires.

To fill out Africa a bit, you could include Casablanca (Morocco), Kinshasa (DR Congo), and Khartoum (Sudan).

The only Russian city I can think of that might work would be Novosibirsk.

I think Berlin or Prague would make more sense than Budapest.

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Re: World Cities

Postby LED ZEPPELINER on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:17 pm

i cant really tell which bonus hawaii is a part of
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Re: World Cities

Postby tlane on Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:42 pm

This looks like a great idea!
The only idea i have now is if you could take the texture off the army circles
Also I agree with led
LED ZEPPELINER wrote:i cant really tell which bonus hawaii is a part of


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Re: World Cities

Postby Silent Killer on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:21 pm

Looks good.

But Dublin is conspicuous by its absence!!

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Re: World Cities

Postby sully800 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:25 pm

Yeah I noticed too late that I put Quebec instead of Montreal and that I listed Honolulu as Hawaii ](*,) I will definitely update both of those.

Quezon City is much bigger than Manila, and it is the former capital. However Manila is the current capital and the second largest Phillipine city (probably more famous) so thats a fine change if others agree.

I picked Edmonton based on its location primarily, but I'd argue its as famous as Calgary. Lots of people know Edmonton because of the Mall, but I have never been there myself.

Buenos Aires vs Brasilia was another debate, but I think you may be right here. Buenos Aires is better known despite Brasilia being the capital.

Berlin or Prague I agree on as well, instead of Budapest. Leaning toward Berlin right now.


put a connection from rio de jenero..sry about spelling.... to capetown


Doing that would allow easier movement across the map, but it would connect the two smallest continents. If that happens they would both become +3 bonus regions, and I prefer the traditional gameplay of having 2 small, easy to defend regions.

i cant really tell which bonus hawaii is a part of


Honolulu (formerly Hawaii) will belong to North America. In the next addition I will color the names of each city to match the continent they belong to, so differentiation shouldn't be a problem. I know its hard to read most of the NAmerica cities right now because its blue on blue, but that will change to make everything more legible.
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Re: World Cities

Postby sully800 on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:26 pm

Silent Killer wrote:Looks good.

But Dublin is conspicuous by its absence!!

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Europe is too cramped already, so if you want to fight it out with London feel free ;)
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Re: World Cities

Postby happy2seeyou on Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:39 pm

Nice start Sully :)
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