Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby isaiah40 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:39 am

Okay guys, let's get this back on topic and not at each other.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby chapcrap on Mon Apr 02, 2012 6:40 pm

natty dread wrote:Another thing: the border between Western Sahara / Algeria is really small, to the point that it nearly looks like a 4-way border on the small version, and it's unclear. I think you should tweak it a bit to make the connection more clear.

This is truth.

The font debate... I like the newer font better. And it is to be used, the legend and everything should be changed I think.
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Can the first post be updated? Or was that updated map just a hypothetical update to look at the font differences?
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:55 am

Nobodies, would it be possible to make the small map...even a little smaller? It's pretty big / tall, and it looks like it might be possible to make it smaller. The only thing I like more about Africa, over Africa II, is that it is smaller and fits in your window nicer.


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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby thenobodies80 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:40 am

Everything is possible, but be aware that if Lackattack will compress it as always it will look very awful when you will made a comparison with the large.

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby koontz1973 on Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:40 am

My vote is for a bigger, better version of Africa. Wait a minute, we have that with Africa 2. Please leave it. A bit of scrolling never hurts unless you have Carpal tunnel syndrome.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:09 am

koontz1973 wrote:My vote is for a bigger, better version of Africa. Wait a minute, we have that with Africa 2. Please leave it. A bit of scrolling never hurts unless you have Carpal tunnel syndrome.

I think there is some might be a way to eliminate some of the dead space in the map, so that everything can be tightened up. A map with no scrolling from a general point of view is much more preferred than a map with scrolling. If it turns out it ruins the map, we can at least say we tried. ;)


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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby chapcrap on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:29 pm

I would agree with Andy on this. There is no reason for it to be as large as it is. The smaller the better when it comes to maps image size.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Gilligan on Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:34 pm

I disagree...Any smaller and it'd be very cluttered.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby DiM on Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:08 pm

Gilligan wrote:I disagree...Any smaller and it'd be very cluttered.


while some areas could surely be smaller others would probably look like crap if they were shrunk.

there are several countries that barely fit the animal icon and some that can't even do that. shrink it more and it will be a mess, unless you start screwing with the borders, in which case you can just call this "almost africa" :lol:
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby alstergren on Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:58 am

AndyDufresne wrote:Nobodies, would it be possible to make the small map...even a little smaller? It's pretty big / tall, and it looks like it might be possible to make it smaller. The only thing I like more about Africa, over Africa II, is that it is smaller and fits in your window nicer.


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That is why I came here. Just opened my first game on the map - the map just hit me in the face (and I use show small map size as default). Compared to other maps, it is very big. See no need for it when other maps fit neatly onto the screen. Makes it more difficult to play when everything is big, no overview, scrolling up and down etc.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Gillipig on Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:04 am

chapcrap wrote:I would agree with Andy on this. There is no reason for it to be as large as it is. The smaller the better when it comes to maps image size.

Does that apply to other things in life as well? ;)
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby thenobodies80 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:06 am

Elephants reversed, didn't change the font in the legend...no way to fit it and have it readable with the new font.
Moved the border between Mauritania and Algeria for a clear border between western Sahara and Algeria.

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Now, let me show you a couple of preview (not refined) of the ridicolous and ugly small versions with a size that fits the useless UI we have.
I don't know if laugh or cry

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Hey, better to bother mapmakers than change the UI removing a useless left side bar menu ](*,)

Now, choose the size you prefer the most, I really dislike both of them and I'm really disappointed to have to shrink the map down. If it was my site i would remove just the left sidebar in the game page, move the game command next to the map and i would also tell to those who can't see the map also in that way to buy a real monitor. But it's not my site afterall.....so choose the version you want. (btw remember that the images need to be compressed, so quality will be lower)

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby koontz1973 on Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:17 am

thenobodies80 wrote:.....so choose the version you want. (btw remember that the images need to be compressed, so quality will be lower)


Original. Sorry to the guys that want the smaller small version, but I only have a small monitor on my home PC and small maps are what I play, but the original small is still way better than either of the two mock ups nobodies did for us.

Scrolling is annoying but the map is not so large that it is not manageable for a few games. Once the beta dust settles, players who like the map will play it, and ones that do not will not. Over the two maps, I would rather scroll my way around this beauty than play the much maligned original African map or a compressed version.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Nola_Lifer on Fri Apr 06, 2012 1:27 pm

chapcrap wrote:I would agree with Andy on this. There is no reason for it to be as large as it is. The smaller the better when it comes to maps image size.


+1. It is too big. I can't comprehend the map because it is so big.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby chapcrap on Fri Apr 06, 2012 4:42 pm

I do like the small version better for playing on.

If the UI could be changed on the site, that might be for the best, but that's not something we have available right now, so I say go smaller.
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chapcrap wrote:I would agree with Andy on this. There is no reason for it to be as large as it is. The smaller the better when it comes to maps image size.

Does that apply to other things in life as well? ;)

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