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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby Bruceswar on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:20 am

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sully800 wrote:[*]Adjust the red in the title. I initially liked the light red because it fits well with the pastels of the city line, but a brighter color will go better with the CC logo. Shooting for a middle ground in the next draft.[/list]


Yes, please do what you can to portray that this is the official map of Conquer Club. As well as using something more similiar to the CC logo you can also use our "official" flag icons (I'm sending you a an email now with hi-res flag icons attached) instead of the current flags.

It seems you already are doing this but I'd try to choose cities from the continents of our old Classic whenever possible, to help keep this revamp recognizeable.

Also, I think jiminski has a point about the city line being a bit on the juvenile side. Do you think you can do something more sophisticated? Sorry to be critical, but this is our flagship map and all! ;)



I agree. Africa needs to be shifted as the old Madagascar is now in South Africa. Then the Rest can move around :)
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby NemesisChild on Thu Oct 08, 2009 6:12 am

I have 2 issues with the map as it stands at the moment one of which I'm sure has been pointed out before

1. there is a very large empty space of land above novosibirsk (grr thats gotta be spelled wrong) which makes all the circles below it seem squashed in (IMO)

2. maybe it's my eyesight or sceren res i'm using but africa looks out of proportion some how, it looks about the right length but seems vey thin, kinda like its slowly melting and slipping towards the bottom of the map

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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby mpjh on Thu Oct 08, 2009 8:27 am

This map is way too cluttered. The maps are a real distraction -- and the floating city -- what is that, OZ? That a look at the original classic -- the one we cannot use -- no clutter.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby RjBeals on Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:56 am

NemesisChild wrote:1. there is a very large empty space of land above novosibirsk (grr thats gotta be spelled wrong) which makes all the circles below it seem squashed in (IMO)
Northern russia is really just waste land. Sully could reposition the circles, but it wouldn't be realistic then. I imagine more people would complain if the cities were not in the correct spots.

NemesisChild wrote:2. maybe it's my eyesight or sceren res i'm using but africa looks out of proportion some how, it looks about the right length but seems vey thin, kinda like its slowly melting and slipping towards the bottom of the map
I think your right. Africa could be widened a bit. But it's really no big deal.


mpjh wrote:This map is way too cluttered. The maps are a real distraction -- and the floating city -- what is that, OZ? That a look at the original classic -- the one we cannot use -- no clutter.


Maybe if Sully gets rid of the flags around the borders it will not look so cluttered. It's because of the connecting lines instead of territory borders...

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I think the floating city is very cool - just maybe blend it into the map a little better. either so it's obviously part of the title, or it's blended into the map graphics somehow.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby mpjh on Thu Oct 08, 2009 11:57 am

I agree that getting rid of the flags would help greatly.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby sully800 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:06 pm

It will be easy to post versions without the flags, especially since I will need to redo them anyway.

I remember when I first created the border there was a lot of initial enthusiasm for it. Then after a couple of days there were some people who felt it cluttered the map too much. I definitely understand the clutter problem, but I also liked the color it added to the map and the sense of unifying countries by having all their flags next to each other. Anyway, I will post versions without the border, which will decrease the height of the map (not increase the space available for play). If there is a large demand to bring the flags back of course that will be considered.

As always, I would like to thank everyone for their input. Constructive criticism will turn this map into something that hopefully everyone can be satisfied with (and dare I say - appreciate?) ;)
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby ender516 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:22 pm

You seem to be getting a lot of flak about the decorative parts of the map, sully800. It's a shame some of these people didn't take more of an interest when it was being developed as World Cities.

So, here's a train of thought I just had: if the title no longer mentions cities, then perhaps the skyline should go. If it goes, then perhaps the title "Classic" (and whatever else this map is eventually called, with perhaps a Conquer Club star in circle logo) could be adjusted to the right to cover all that Asian wasteland. Of course then the Canadian Arctic and Greenland would be exposed, but I think they are more visually interesting (sort of crinkly, thanks to Slartibartfast, I suppose).
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby mibi on Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:44 pm

the title font terribly mismatched with the map.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby RjBeals on Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:59 pm

mpjh wrote:I agree that getting rid of the flags would help greatly.


God I hate to say it.... but maybe the globe legends might be too much also. A very simple legend may work better.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby the.killing.44 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:04 pm

RjBeals wrote:
mpjh wrote:I agree that getting rid of the flags would help greatly.


God I hate to say it.... but maybe the globe legends might be too much also. A very simple legend may work better.
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I have to agree; I love them, but I think that's the source of the cluttered feel. If you look at a physical world map, the open-ness of the ocean(s) is something remarkable and clutter-combatting—the thing the globes do is comparable to placing a couple Australia-size islands smack in the middle of the Indian and Pacific oceans.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby Peter Gibbons on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:14 pm

RjBeals wrote:
mpjh wrote:I agree that getting rid of the flags would help greatly.


God I hate to say it.... but maybe the globe legends might be too much also. A very simple legend may work better.
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Perhaps the solution is putting the globes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Having one in the Atlantic seems to be what really clutters things. I'd rather not see the globes go if they don't have to.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby sully800 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:35 pm

Peter Gibbons wrote:
RjBeals wrote:
mpjh wrote:I agree that getting rid of the flags would help greatly.


God I hate to say it.... but maybe the globe legends might be too much also. A very simple legend may work better.
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Perhaps the solution is putting the globes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Having one in the Atlantic seems to be what really clutters things. I'd rather not see the globes go if they don't have to.


I did that originally, and it feels way off balance. I didn't like it at all with two globes really off center.

The globes have been one of the most well received points of this map (meaning, more people have complimented them than anything else) and this is the first I've heard of any real criticism. Once again, I understand the fear of having a map that is too cluttered, and that is something I would like to avoid. So while I will consider removing them, I don't think that's the way to go at the moment, unless a lot of other people share this opinion.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby the.killing.44 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:40 pm

sully800 wrote:
Peter Gibbons wrote:
RjBeals wrote:
mpjh wrote:I agree that getting rid of the flags would help greatly.


God I hate to say it.... but maybe the globe legends might be too much also. A very simple legend may work better.
:oops:

Perhaps the solution is putting the globes in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Having one in the Atlantic seems to be what really clutters things. I'd rather not see the globes go if they don't have to.


I did that originally, and it feels way off balance. I didn't like it at all with two globes really off center.

The globes have been one of the most well received points of this map (meaning, more people have complimented them than anything else) and this is the first I've heard of any real criticism. Once again, I understand the fear of having a map that is too cluttered, and that is something I would like to avoid. So while I will consider removing them, I don't think that's the way to go at the moment, unless a lot of other people share this opinion.

Can you post a map with those layers hidden, and just a list of the continents in the Pacific? I do like the globes—and as such was one of those who complimented them—but once RJ pointed out that those could be the source of the clutter, I realized it could be best for the map…
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby sully800 on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:48 pm

Most certainly can. And I think the globe clutter does stem from the globe in the Atlantic, which has to be very close to connections, labels and land masses. That is one of the unfortunate side effects of the new orientation, and since the globes were designed for the old layout maybe it is true that they no longer fit.
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Re: [Official] Classic Revamp

Postby WidowMakers on Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:53 pm

mibi wrote:the title font terribly mismatched with the map.

I agree. If we need to use the word "CLASSIC" pick a better font that is more fitting.

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I like the globes. I don't think they look bad.
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