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Postby supermarcol on Fri Mar 03, 2006 1:58 pm

I could change some of the ontario's regions name in white, or move them around a little. And to answer the question about points, its not just the number of region that counts, Ontario has less entry points than quebec, touches only 2 other provinces as opposed to 3 for quebec, and is way more linear which means its easier to conquer. The difference in troops is not that great. I had problems with nobody wanting to get ontario, but with the big ugly river it should fix that. Anyway, if after a couple of weeks of playing people find that its not well balanced, i can modify it. But I am more concerned about the territories than ontario. We'll see how it goes.
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Postby supermarcol on Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:03 pm

Ok folks, the Canada map is taking shape! This is where I am at now. I still need to do the large version. I know it gets a bit crazy in the southeast with all those places, but I think the large map will show it better. Anyway. Tell me what you think about it!
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Postby kingwaffles on Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:19 pm

Beautiful! I can't wait to play!
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Postby Marvaddin on Wed Mar 08, 2006 11:33 pm

Yeah, it seems good. Is this the small version?? :shock:

Hmm, the names of North Bay and Outaouais seem be only one.
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Postby Spiegelprime on Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:25 am

This map is sweet, I'm so excited for all these new maps!
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Postby thegrimsleeper on Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:34 am

I love what you've done with the number-dots. They really help to define the character of the map itself. I think this map has come a long way, and it's so close to completion.

If I could make one suggestion: The name sof the continents are still a little hard to read, and it's not very aesthetically pleasing to have different colors.

Are you using a program like Photoshop, where you can blur the text/layer? If so, I think you might do well to create a shadow onto which you could drop the white text. This would allow the names of all the countries to be easily read, as well as keeping them all nice and uniform.

Just my thoughts, other than that I can't wait to play on this map again.
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Postby supermarcol on Thu Mar 09, 2006 1:34 am

Yeah I'm having troubles with the names, I had to make them even smaller to fit the numbers in. I sadly can't add shadows to the names unless I do it manually :? and I already did the border of each country manually... it takes a while. I'll try to figure out a way to fix this, I'm thinking something along black edge and white filled names, that way you can see them on any country. I'm having a lot of midterms these days so I can't spend as much time as I want on this. Its not final yet. Still need to do the large one.
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Postby elebdae on Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:18 am

Do you still have the intenetion of puting a river between North Bay and Outaouais? It would be easier to hold Ontario, and the map would be a little more balanced...8)

GOOD JOB! And for the record, marcol did a plastic real version of this map ans we played it two weeks ago and it was awesome (and I won too :lol: )
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Postby supermarcol on Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:07 pm

no river between ontario and quebec, that would make quebec easier to hold. There is a river between the prairies and ontario though. So much sleeping to do and so little time to work on conquerclub map.
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Postby fishfleas on Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:18 pm

I like the map.... however.... the colors on the computer screen are a bit bright.... any way to tone it down? make the colors a bit more dull.... that way after hours of staring at what to do you dont' have headaches....


Also, my other suggestion would be, keep the territories within the "countries" the same color or at least alot closer in color than they are right now. As of right now it seems a bit too busy but I think you'll find if you take those color suggestions you'll be really happy with the results. :)
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Postby supermarcol on Thu Mar 09, 2006 3:26 pm

Hmmm I don't know. One thing I know is that I can't please everyone with this map. So if other people think its a problem then I'll go through the process of change the colors. But personally I like it this way, I find it has a "plastic" look. And I don't understand the people who say every province should have its regions in the same color, I mean its pretty obvious that they follow the same color scheme. Unless you are color blind you shouldn't have problem differenciating shades of red and shades of blue... But anyway, midterm tomorow so no updates tonight :mrgreen:
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Postby supermarcol on Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:27 pm

Ok, I think I found a combination that makes the map somewhat possible to read. Does this get your general approval or not?

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Postby kingwaffles on Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:46 pm

Looks great dude! I can't wait to play!
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Postby dagreatbroomhead on Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:15 pm

if this gets beta, i will have to get a premium account!
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Postby supermarcol on Tue Mar 14, 2006 7:27 pm

I'm almost done but I'll wait until I have one free spot to submit it :mrgreen: . It'll give me time to go through the xml and make sure everything is perfect.

[EDIT]I found 2 bugs in my xml already, people in nord du québec and thompson wouldn't have like me heh.
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