natty dread wrote:Ok first of all, I have to say this map looks great otherwise, but I really dislike the font.
Gilligan wrote:Can the elephant look a bit more like an elephant? Like stick his trunk out or something?
IcePack wrote:natty dread wrote:Ok first of all, I have to say this map looks great otherwise, but I really dislike the font.
I agree, my only complaint is the font on territory names.
Gillipig wrote:Gilligan wrote:Can the elephant look a bit more like an elephant? Like stick his trunk out or something?
Yeah give the elephant his trunk back !
This map looks so much better than the other special maps! I don't like the border around the hippos and elephants though. Try with a grey tone.
How long did time have you worked on this map? When did the ideas around it start?
PL wrote:ironsij0287 wrote:I find the region colors around the animals a bit hard to see.
cairnswk wrote:why is this map in Final Forge, and not going through the gameplay and graphics process like every other map has to do?
cairnswk wrote:1. I have to say I'd prefer to see "Nations" instead of "States", even though i see that both mean almost the same thing, however i feel "Nations" has more a whole feeling to it, whereas "States" also has a within whole connotation to it meaning it can be part of another nation...semantics i know, but i feel Nations would be more appropriate. Also the word community seems out of place when indeed these are also nations.
cairnswk wrote:2. your design brief at the top seems incomplete....
Your aims/design style?
cairnswk wrote:3. The title is too close to the right hand border, and doesn't have the same spacing that it has on the top side. I can appreciate that it is probably trying to be fit on the land mass there, but it simply looks odd to me.
cairnswk wrote:4. I agree also some of the animal images could be improved in size, especially the giraffes, they are smaller than the elephants and rhinos and monkeys.
cairnswk wrote:5. The bridges could be done better, perhaps in a different "African graphic flavour" rather than being a rectangle
cairnswk wrote:6. the bonus legend border seems incomplete given that the nice frame doesn't go all the way around and yet there is plenty of room to fit it.
cairnswk wrote:7. Why are the what appears to forests so large? Some of them take up the space of almost entire countires, and look like clumps of moss rather than forests.
cairnswk wrote:8. i had to really squint to read the "specal thanks" text.
cairnswk wrote:. what are the shadow graphics inside the legend? one looks like giraffes up top and a man running down bottom, but the middle one looks like i don't know what....are these also really needed?
cairnswk wrote:10. i think the sub-bonus numbers could be a little larger.
cairnswk wrote:11. I realise there may also be some space problems, but putting some nations in and leaving others out i think is a no-no...Malawi, Burundi, Rwanda etc. i think there is space to include them, even if they have to be combined like you have done with Ghana and Togo...but what happened with Equitorial Guinea - it has mainland territory also. You've also included the Seychelles etc, but what about Cape Verde? The Gambia could be included with Senegal - yes?
cairnswk wrote:12. my knowlege of the Nile says that it connects to Lake Victoria...yours doesn't, yet you have a good representation of the Congo in place, why not the Nile? There is also no Blue Nile.
cairnswk wrote:13. what is the white clump between Kenya and Tanzania sitting above that forest?
cairnswk wrote:14. tbh..i think you could also give graphic representaton to the impassables since there appears to be room. i initally looked at the Sahara and thought "why the magets?" until i read the impassables about dunes...Oh
Now, it's really late here I'll re read your post again tomorrow, maybe I misunderstood "the mood" behind your post, but right now I don't read words that can come from the cairnswk i know, right now you sounds more like DiM on your rail asia thread to give you an idea.
But if you're serious and there's no angry/revenge in what you wrote....let me say sorry for my words, I'll try to do my best to solve the reasonable and real issues (not saying i'm going to do a whole revamp, since final forge is supposed just for nitpicks).
As said learn to live with this special maps thing, things change with time, mate.
thenobodies80 wrote:Suggestions? What font would you like to see on teh map?
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