Indian Empire [Quenched]

Care to peruse completed maps? Take a stroll through the Atlas.

Moderators: Cartographers, Global Moderators

Forum rules
Please read the Community Guidelines before posting.

Re: Indian Empire; gameplay tweak page 13

Postby the.killing.44 on Fri May 08, 2009 7:51 pm

Merker wrote:Empress Victoria damnet.

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was from 20 June 1837 the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and from 1 May 1876 the first Empress of India of the British Raj until her death.


Source

Well, this is being written as a British document so, although yeah it's accurate (and even by British standards), I think it'd be better to keep it as Queen Victoria.

.44
User avatar
Major the.killing.44
 
Posts: 4737
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:43 pm
Location: now tell me what got two gums and knows how to spit rhymes
Medals: 47
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (3) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (2)
Speed Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (3) General Achievement (3)
Clan Achievement (3) Map Contribution (2) Tournament Contribution (2) General Contribution (4)

Re: Indian Empire; gameplay tweak page 13

Postby oaktown on Sat May 09, 2009 1:25 am

I don't really give a crap if it's queen or empress victoria... this is the kind of trivial thing that i am happy to let a poll decide.
Image
User avatar
Captain oaktown
 
Posts: 4552
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Location: majorcommand
Medals: 30
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (1) General Achievement (1) Map Contribution (12)
General Contribution (5)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat May 09, 2009 9:22 am

Fourth option is winning by 1 vote. But you can combine it with Option 1 for 7 ;)

.44
User avatar
Major the.killing.44
 
Posts: 4737
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 7:43 pm
Location: now tell me what got two gums and knows how to spit rhymes
Medals: 47
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (3) Triples Achievement (2) Quadruples Achievement (2) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (3) Nuclear Spoils Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (2)
Speed Achievement (3) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (3) Tournament Achievement (3) General Achievement (3)
Clan Achievement (3) Map Contribution (2) Tournament Contribution (2) General Contribution (4)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby oaktown on Sat May 09, 2009 10:09 am

the.killing.44 wrote:Fourth option is winning by 1 vote. But you can combine it with Option 1 for 7 ;)

I believe that every poll should have an option that allows one to express how they really feel about the poll itself. ;)

I may just go with option 3 and avoid any future angry PMs from anglophiles.
Image
User avatar
Captain oaktown
 
Posts: 4552
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Location: majorcommand
Medals: 30
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (1) General Achievement (1) Map Contribution (12)
General Contribution (5)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby a.sub on Sat May 09, 2009 12:33 pm

oaktown wrote:
the.killing.44 wrote:Fourth option is winning by 1 vote. But you can combine it with Option 1 for 7 ;)

I believe that every poll should have an option that allows one to express how they really feel about the poll itself. ;)

I may just go with option 3 and avoid any future angry PMs from anglophiles.

i really want option four to win, i mean honestly its just a name
in fact
from now on i am to be called
Sir Lord General King Master God A.Sub :twisted: :roll: :lol:
User avatar
Cadet a.sub
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:07 am
Medals: 26
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (6)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby alexandrois on Sun May 10, 2009 11:08 am

I love the railway idea
I think that that north west won't have much action in it as the edges do
so could you put a railway running up the west coast into the north west?
User avatar
Private 1st Class alexandrois
 
Posts: 35
Joined: Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:04 am
Medals: 1
Ratings Achievement (1)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby The Neon Peon on Mon May 11, 2009 9:09 pm

oak, you have an absolutely amazing talent at putting continent names on the map, they look fantastic. (India, and Eastern Hemisphere maps).
User avatar
Lieutenant The Neon Peon
 
Posts: 2342
Joined: Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:49 pm
Medals: 31
Standard Achievement (3) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (2)
Assassin Achievement (3) Manual Troops Achievement (2) Freestyle Achievement (3) Fog of War Achievement (3) Speed Achievement (3)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (1) Tournament Achievement (2) General Achievement (3)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby cairnswk on Mon May 11, 2009 10:31 pm

alexandrois wrote:I love the railway idea
I think that that north west won't have much action in it as the edges do
so could you put a railway running up the west coast into the north west?


This was somewhat of my feeling also.
I notice there is an attack loop between Calcultta, Bombay and Madras, but nothing similar in the west.
Won't that create an in-balance in the gameplay?
Perhaps a line from Delhi to Sindh (Karachi, if there was a line running out there), and then a coastal shipping route from Bombay to Karachi.

Also. i know this is late in the piece and you can reject all of this if you want, but I've recently become acquainted with some British-Indian history through the magic the ABC TV here in Oz. Isn't the Taj more of a symbol of the Mogul Empire of India. While I realise it is probably the most recognised building in the world (so they say) i would have thought that some building from the British construction and architecture of New Delhi would be more defining of the British Period for India.
Perhaps Image

For the train bonuses, do you mean that you have to hold all territories that the rail-line traverses to get that bonus. That is kind of unclear that way it is written in the legend.

Oaktown, IMO i've gotta say that i'm not a big fan of the Presidency names on the map in the background. They overlap and collide with the territory names in many places and this causes my eyes to be lead away from the actual territory names to try to read the Presidency names.

I voted for Queen Victoria. She was known as the Empress of India. So Queen Victoria would fit in more with what you have in the title style. I must say that I'm surprised the 4th option made it into the poll.

So apart from that, if none of those things are considered issues by the rest of the foundry, after seeing the Small version with some armies on it for placement, i'd be happy to say FF.
User avatar
Corporal cairnswk
 
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Medals: 50
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (2) Map Contribution (35) General Contribution (3)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon May 11, 2009 10:41 pm

Oaktown, IMO i've gotta say that i'm not a big fan of the Presidency names on the map in the background. They overlap and collide with the territory names in many places and this causes my eyes to be lead away from the actual territory names to try to read the Presidency names.

They aren't totally awesome splendid perfect (but I think they are fine), but I'll argue function over form in this case, as within just the last couple of days we've had some people in the Suggestions forum talking about how some maps are hard to distinguish for colorblind people, without any continental/zone labels.


--Andy
User avatar
Corporal AndyDufresne
Retired Administrator
 
Posts: 25066
Joined: Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:22 pm
Location: A Banana Palm in Zihuatanejo
Medals: 20
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Freestyle Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Trench Warfare Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (3) General Achievement (4) General Contribution (2)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby cairnswk on Mon May 11, 2009 10:44 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
Oaktown, IMO i've gotta say that i'm not a big fan of the Presidency names on the map in the background. They overlap and collide with the territory names in many places and this causes my eyes to be lead away from the actual territory names to try to read the Presidency names.

They aren't totally awesome splendid perfect (but I think they are fine), but I'll argue function over form in this case, as within just the last couple of days we've had some people in the Suggestions forum talking about how some maps are hard to distinguish for colorblind people, without any continental/zone labels.

--Andy

Understandable :)
User avatar
Corporal cairnswk
 
Posts: 11490
Joined: Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:32 pm
Medals: 50
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (1) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (1) Teammate Achievement (1)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (2) Map Contribution (35) General Contribution (3)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby a.sub on Mon May 11, 2009 10:46 pm

one day in the middle of the night im going to be at ur house with a knife
and eat ur brain
and hope it gives me at least some of ur talent
watch out
User avatar
Cadet a.sub
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:07 am
Medals: 26
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (6)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby oaktown on Mon May 11, 2009 11:06 pm

alexandrois wrote:I love the railway idea
I think that that north west won't have much action in it as the edges do
so could you put a railway running up the west coast into the north west?

Certainly I could, but there are two problems with this. The first is that the north west is already made up of small, controllable regions. Both Bombay Presidency and Northern Frontier are fives territory, three border +3 regions. And both are going to be ideal start positions due to their locations on the edges of the map. Running a rail line up the west would be redundant.

The second reason I wouldn't want a rail line there is because it didn't exist. The current lines are historically accurate and based on the rail system of India in the 1860s-1870s.
Click image to enlarge.
image


cairnswk wrote:I notice there is an attack loop between Calcultta, Bombay and Madras, but nothing similar in the west.
Won't that create an in-balance in the gameplay?
Perhaps a... coastal shipping route from Bombay to Karachi.

Well, I kinda liked the linear nature of that region. An attack route from Bombay to Karachi (Sindh) wouldn't be a bad thing, but I'm not sure it contributes much to gameplay. The fact that there is a sea route in the east isn't a good enough reason to justify a sea route in the west, but if there is further justification for adding a western sea route I'm willing to consider it.

cairnswk wrote:Also. i know this is late in the piece and you can reject all of this if you want, but I've recently become acquainted with some British-Indian history through the magic the ABC TV here in Oz. Isn't the Taj more of a symbol of the Mogul Empire of India. While I realise it is probably the most recognised building in the world (so they say) i would have thought that some building from the British construction and architecture of New Delhi would be more defining of the British Period for India.
Perhaps Image

I hear where you're coming from on this one... the Taj wasn't held in as high regard in 1870 as it is today. This is kind of like the Queen v. Empress question - Empress might be correct, but Queen is what CC users will relate to. Using an English building might be more true to the historical flavor of the map, but the average user might wonder what it is.

cairnswk wrote:For the train bonuses, do you mean that you have to hold all territories that the rail-line traverses to get that bonus. That is kind of unclear that way it is written in the legend.

(sighs) I've probably changed the language of this a dozen times over the life of this thread, and every time I change the language somebody suggests language that somebody else has already rejected. I don't really give a damn what it says, so if you have a better idea I'd love to hear it.

cairnswk wrote:Oaktown, IMO i've gotta say that i'm not a big fan of the Presidency names on the map in the background. They overlap and collide with the territory names in many places and this causes my eyes to be lead away from the actual territory names to try to read the Presidency names.

As a colorblind user I would rather err on the side of too much information. There are already too many maps out there that I can't play.

cairnswk wrote:I voted for Queen Victoria. She was known as the Empress of India. So Queen Victoria would fit in more with what you have in the title style. I must say that I'm surprised the 4th option made it into the poll.

I'll probably stick with "Queen" - though had it been close I was comfortable just saying "Her Majesty's." And whenever I post a poll around here I like to include one option for those that share my general opinion of Foundry polls, which is that they are meaningless. ;)

cairnswk wrote:So apart from that, if none of those things are considered issues by the rest of the foundry, after seeing the Small version with some armies on it for placement, i'd be happy to say FF.

Page 12 of this thread has a small map with three digit counts.

a.sub wrote:one day in the middle of the night im going to be at ur house with a knife
and eat ur brain
and hope it gives me at least some of ur talent
watch out

Now that's just weird.
Image
User avatar
Captain oaktown
 
Posts: 4552
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Location: majorcommand
Medals: 30
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (1) General Achievement (1) Map Contribution (12)
General Contribution (5)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby a.sub on Mon May 11, 2009 11:22 pm

i know but i had nothign else to say and really wanted to say something :P
User avatar
Cadet a.sub
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:07 am
Medals: 26
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (6)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby oaktown on Mon May 11, 2009 11:29 pm

a.sub wrote:i know but i had nothign else to say and really wanted to say something :P

my mother always told me that if i have nothing good to say... :-$

;)
Image
User avatar
Captain oaktown
 
Posts: 4552
Joined: Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Location: majorcommand
Medals: 30
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Fog of War Achievement (1) Cross-Map Achievement (3) Ratings Achievement (1) General Achievement (1) Map Contribution (12)
General Contribution (5)

Re: Indian Empire; page 13 - NEW POLL!

Postby a.sub on Mon May 11, 2009 11:36 pm

oaktown wrote:
a.sub wrote:i know but i had nothign else to say and really wanted to say something :P

my mother always told me that if i have nothing good to say... :-$

;)



i love you












happy?
User avatar
Cadet a.sub
 
Posts: 1834
Joined: Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:07 am
Medals: 26
Standard Achievement (2) Doubles Achievement (2) Triples Achievement (1) Quadruples Achievement (1) Terminator Achievement (1)
Assassin Achievement (2) Manual Troops Achievement (1) Freestyle Achievement (2) Fog of War Achievement (1) Speed Achievement (2)
Cross-Map Achievement (1) Ratings Achievement (3) General Achievement (1) Tournament Contribution (6)

PreviousNext

Return to The Atlas

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

Login