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[Vacation valid untill July 2014] CC: Perth

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:19 am

Classic Cities: Perth
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Draft Stamped 6.12.13


Map Name:Classic Cities: Perth
Mapmaker(s):cairnswk
Number of Territories:20 continents, 73 terrtorites - 7 neutrals = 66 (golden number)
Special Features:Easy classic gameplay, medium size map
What Makes This Map Worthy of Being Made:
[*]one of the Classic cities' map
[*]another Australian city represented
[*]lots of small bonuses for easy taking
Graphics FeaturesI hope the map will feature the skyline of Perth at night reflected in the Swan River below.
Swans feature on the City Emblem, hence these are used in the legend.
Saling and cycling are two big pasttimes in both Perth and Fremantle, it is a very outdoors place - indeed you might recall the 1987 America's Cup was held in Fremantle. I was in NZ at the time cheeering in a social room with a Fosters beer in my hand. ;)
Sizes:Small - 700 x 650; Large - 770 x 715


Current Version 9 - Small
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:26 am

Love it, will you bring the rest of the map pack out to play?
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby natty dread on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:44 am

Well, the gameplay seems fine... the graphics, meh.

I think, you should start from scratch with the graphics for this one... There's nothing in the current graphics that really conveys the feeling of Australia to me.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:50 am

koontz1973 wrote:Love it, will you bring the rest of the map pack out to play?

Well London is already claimed, although i've still got others in the classic series,,,but i feel that would be getting too greedy.
I'll bring the Greater Sydney map out as Classic Sydney though.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:51 am

natty_dread wrote:Well, the gameplay seems fine... the graphics, meh.

I think, you should start from scratch with the graphics for this one... There's nothing in the current graphics that really conveys the feeling of Australia to me.

Yeh thanks Natty, remember though, since this map represents Perth, it is meant not to convey Australia, but the city as you did with London. ;)
And yes, i agree about the graphics so perhaps i will convert to another software package rather than coreldraw.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby natty dread on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:03 am

cairnswk wrote:remember though, since this map represents Perth, it is meant not to convey Australia, but the city as you did with London. ;)


Sure, but Perth is an Australian city, and the current graphics just don't say "Australian city" to me...

Anyway, I think if you did something similar as you did on Pot Mosbi (which I think is graphically one of the best I've seen from you) but adapting the style for Perth, bringing out the unique aspects of the city, I think that could bring good results.

cairnswk wrote:Well London is already claimed, although i've still got others in the classic series,,,but i feel that would be getting too greedy.


Just stay away from Reykjavik... I was planning to do that :lol:
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:15 am

As for the sense of this not being a Perth map, that may be because of the classic city theme that cairnswk used for the map pack. By removing the lovely border and making the city images larger and changing the border to an Australian theme would really help.

Been looking at this city since I started Jakarta, and an image like you have for New Zealand would really help a lot. Not the style but the shape.

I know you are getting lots of opinions so I will leave you with these thoughts. Looking forward to the next image.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:36 am

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cairnswk wrote:remember though, since this map represents Perth, it is meant not to convey Australia, but the city as you did with London. ;)


Sure, but Perth is an Australian city, and the current graphics just don't say "Australian city" to me...

Anyway, I think if you did something similar as you did on Pot Mosbi (which I think is graphically one of the best I've seen from you) but adapting the style for Perth, bringing out the unique aspects of the city, I think that could bring good results.

cairnswk wrote:Well London is already claimed, although i've still got others in the classic series,,,but i feel that would be getting too greedy.


Just stay away from Reykjavik... I was planning to do that :lol:

Hehe,,,i haven't touched Reyljavik :) so you can have it...

Have you been to any Australian cities like Perth?
And is there any typical Australian city since most cities have their own uniqueness. Of course the current version does not reflect the city properly, just clam down and see where this goes eh?! Let's get it through drafts and gameplay first.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:38 am

koontz1973 wrote:As for the sense of this not being a Perth map, that may be because of the classic city theme that cairnswk used for the map pack. By removing the lovely border and making the city images larger and changing the border to an Australian theme would really help.

Yes that is possible

Been looking at this city since I started Jakarta, and an image like you have for New Zealand would really help a lot. Not the style but the shape.

I know you are getting lots of opinions so I will leave you with these thoughts. Looking forward to the next image.

Not sure i understand "not the style but the shape" of New Zealand ref. Can you expand on that?
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:48 am

Sure, New Zealand is a tall thin map instead of square.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:06 am

koontz1973 wrote:Sure, New Zealand is a tall thin map instead of square.

Ah... :idea: but ideally shouldn't we try to get maps to fit on people's screens rather than have them scroll a lot, and that will happen with NZ.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 4:20 am

I know the size issue may be an issue but if we keep making the same, it is just the same. It was just a thought.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [29.1.12] V01s

Postby natty dread on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:51 am

koontz1973 wrote:I know the size issue may be an issue but if we keep making the same, it is just the same. It was just a thought.


Sure, but making something different just for the sake of making it different is not really sensible either.
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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [30.1.12] V02 new direction

Postby cairnswk on Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:10 pm

Version 2
This is still the basic map, but i think i'll take this in a nightly/dusk direction.
The grx shows the skyline of Perth in front of the Swan river with the bridge and sailing happening.
The bottom left will be developed to show a cycling path.

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Re: Classic Cities: Perth [30.1.12] V02 - new directon

Postby natty dread on Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:21 pm

This is much better than the previous version.
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