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Postby natty dread on Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:56 pm

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Ok here's a map of the
Nordic Countries!

Big thanks to: The.Killing.44, Isaiah40, Industrial Helix, MrBenn, Eyestone, Snufkin, Alstergren, Peter Gibbons, Ender516, Evil_DIMwit, all the other foundry mods and also to the whole Foundry Community for helping me make this map into what it is today. I wanted to add thanks to you into the map, but the list grew so long so I decided to post this on the first page of the thread instead.


Current feedback/comment requests:

- does this map go to beta soon?


Latest versions

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XML file: http://h1.ripway.com/ndread/nordic_xml_9.xml





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Gameplay specifics

62 territories on 9 bonus zones (3 superzones). Of the territories, 57 are regular, 5 are capitals with autodeploy. The regular territories start as normal, the capitals start as neutrals, with 3 neutral troops each...

Of the 57 regular territories, the 9 that border capitals will be coded as starting positions. This will prevent players from getting an unfair advantage by dropping next to capitals. Everyone will have equal chance to grab the capitals.

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show: Data on bonuses, bonus combinations


To-do list:

Nothing at the moment. Waiting for map to be beta tested.



Map ownership / copyright

The author retains copyright on their work, and gives Conquer Club permission to use the imagery free of charge, for as long as Conquer Club sees fit on the Conquer Club website. Conquer Club cannot sell, lease, or lend the right to use the images to anyone else. The author swears that their map is their own work, or a legal derivative work and by submitting it, do hereby claim all responsibility for that being true.

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Re: Northern Europe <v1½> p1

Postby natty dread on Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:40 pm

A bit of touch up here and there. Fixed a few things. Some small things still need fixing.

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OK, so what's next? Any suggestions? Ideas? Gameplay or graphics-wise?

Is this a map worth developing?
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby RjBeals on Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:47 pm

cool texture on the lands, although i'm not sure it works to well on a map. Nice start though.
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby Industrial Helix on Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:50 pm

Personally, I prefer territories rather that interlinked cities... but your choice really. I like the graphics though. And shouldn't this be called something like greater scandanavia?
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby porkenbeans on Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:52 pm

ND,
Nice start. I like where this is going. I will suggest to you the same hing that I have suggested to many map makers.
A good work of art needs contrast. You need to contrast the water from the land. Make one on the dark side, and the other light. Try making the water a very light shade of blue, or turquoise. This will make the land stand out. After you do this you will probably not need the outer glow on the land.
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby RjBeals on Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:54 pm

yes. northern sweden blends in too much with the oceans.
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby grifftron on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:18 pm

i like it natty
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby isaiah40 on Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:27 pm

Good start!! =D>

Just a couple of things to start. The ocean, can you knock down the opacity a little or change it something a little more subdued? It pops out too much. The colors of the bonuses need to be changed around or switch out colors because I am having difficulty seeing the switch between one bonus and another. I am not color blind so I can just imagine the trouble for someone who is. Other than these two things for now looking good, hopefully this map goes far!!
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby natty dread on Thu Nov 12, 2009 3:08 am

Thanks for all the feedback! All good suggestions and will be taken in account for the next version. This was never supposed to be nothing more than a draft to show where the continents and territories would be, but I got kinda carried away with it... :D

And shouldn't this be called something like greater scandanavia?


Let me explain my reasoning. Scandinavia only consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and maybe a bit of Finland. I started out wanting to make a map of the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) but then I thought to include Estonia because they're culturally very very close to Finland, they're practically same people, they just got separated from each other somewhere along the way. So now that I put in Estonia I couldn't even call this the Nordic Countries anymore, so I decided on Northern Europe.

So anyway, let me sum up all the changes that need doing:

- add contrast water/ land
- distinguish bonus colours from each other better
- add more contrast between sweden / ocean

I'll add one of my own:

- draw a better legend

I may be adding a few more territories. Saaremaa, that island on the west coast of Estonia, would make for a good link between Estonia and Sweden. Right now the sea route is between Pärnu and Gotland, and IIRC Pärnu isn't even a port town! #-o
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby jefjef on Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:37 pm

Northern Europe? Not sure it's the correct name for the region. Perhaps Nordic Countries.
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Re: Northern Europe <v.1½> p1

Postby natty dread on Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:25 pm

natty_dread wrote:Let me explain my reasoning. Scandinavia only consists of Norway, Sweden and Denmark, and maybe a bit of Finland. I started out wanting to make a map of the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland) but then I thought to include Estonia because they're culturally very very close to Finland, they're practically same people, they just got separated from each other somewhere along the way. So now that I put in Estonia I couldn't even call this the Nordic Countries anymore, so I decided on Northern Europe.


Anyway, the project name is Northern Europe for now. A name change may be considered later on, like happened on the protein map -> Proteins 101. I'm still working on both maps btw, I won't abandon either unless public opinion clearly shows that the map(s) are not wanted...
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Re: Northern Europe <v.2> p1

Postby natty dread on Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:33 pm

v.2

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imageshack is acting up at the moment, the image should be visible in a moment.

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now it should work.
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Re: Northern Europe <v.2> p1

Postby soundman on Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:48 pm

natty_dread wrote:v.2

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imageshack is acting up at the moment, the image should be visible in a moment.

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now it should work.

I like it. But you need someway to show which bonus is which.
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Re: Northern Europe <v.2> p1

Postby natty dread on Thu Nov 12, 2009 5:18 pm

There will be, check the previous versions. I just haven't yet decided on the bonuses, so I'll let it be for now.

Anyone have any suggestions for the continent boni?
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Re: Northern Europe <v.2> p1

Postby soundman on Thu Nov 12, 2009 6:18 pm

natty_dread wrote:There will be, check the previous versions. I just haven't yet decided on the bonuses, so I'll let it be for now.

Anyone have any suggestions for the continent boni?

The previous versions are color coded. The new text box has all the same color font so you don't know what's what.
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