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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Ace Rimmer on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:29 am

Joe,

After reading the "fun" thread by natty in GD and seeing DiM's critique of the map, I decided I'd look for myself at it and give you another set of eyes.

- The impassable text in the bottom right is too small, I think it should stand out more than the gfx/xml signatures. It looks more like something that's not important, like my background of the Cuban Missile Crisis text.
- I think the yellow outlines for W Africa and the orange outlines for S Africa are difficult to see against the brown of the desert. The yellow is fine on the jungle, but not so much on the sand.
- I hope you can find something better to do with the bridges, I agree they are too bland.
- I'm not a huge fan of the look of the sand dunes either... I wouldn't know they were dunes if it didn't say so in the impassable text.
- I really like the bonus structure and how you have it without the continent borders. I think it's a nice change of pace, and I don't find it difficult to see what's going on in the map at all. I haven't played it yet, but I don't see which borders would be unclear.
- I didn't look at the small (but important) things like cairnswk's notice of the Title being offset, although I do notice that easily.

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby creel on Sun May 06, 2012 9:14 am

Actually was looking forward to playing the map and boning up on my geography, but the continent hosts so many it would likely be too challenging to host them all.

I wonder if an historical map might reduce the number of territories needed to be named for game-play and continue accuracy?

looking forward to beta play

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby vodean on Wed May 09, 2012 4:03 pm

there are 54 countries in africa... im not sure if you intentionally left off some fo the small islands, etc., or what, but Djibouti is definitely missing (it is next to Ethiopia between Eritrea and Somalia).

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Seamus76 on Fri May 11, 2012 12:13 pm

Not sure if it's been pointed out but:

In Game 11072957 I am to receive +2 for Horn of African, when legend says it should be +1.

Also, I think the bonuses on the small map are hard to read. I can't tell if some are +1, +2, or +3.

Nice work on the map though guys.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby koontz1973 on Fri May 11, 2012 12:55 pm

Seamus76 wrote:Not sure if it's been pointed out but:

In Game 11072957 I am to receive +2 for Horn of African, when legend says it should be +1.
Nice work on the map though guys.

Fixed in xml. Same link as before.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2012/1/27/3255536/Africa3.xml
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby dparks240 on Sat May 12, 2012 1:13 pm

Not sure if i am the first one to spot this, but in Game 10892303 orange is to receive 3 for holding the west coast when he doesn't have Senegal. BOB highlights the other 5 territories of the west coast for the bonus, but not Senegal.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby koontz1973 on Sat May 12, 2012 1:27 pm

dparks240 wrote:Not sure if i am the first one to spot this, but in Game 10892303 orange is to receive 3 for holding the west coast when he doesn't have Senegal. BOB highlights the other 5 territories of the west coast for the bonus, but not Senegal.

It has been fixed in the xml update in the post before yours.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby macbone on Mon May 14, 2012 11:00 am

I'm playing my first game on this map, and I was surprised to see that I was holding a bonus. I should have read the map legend more carefully, and I can see now that each bonus is related to an animal, but I'd like to see this made more plain. If I missed it, I'm sure a lot of first-timers who aren't running BOB will miss the bonus structures, too.
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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon May 21, 2012 2:25 pm

koontz1973 wrote:
Seamus76 wrote:Not sure if it's been pointed out but:

In Game 11072957 I am to receive +2 for Horn of African, when legend says it should be +1.
Nice work on the map though guys.

Fixed in xml. Same link as before.
http://www.fileden.com/files/2012/1/27/3255536/Africa3.xml


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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Victor Sullivan on Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:26 am

After playing a bunch of games on this map, methinks Southern Africa would do best as a +3. It's already positioned in an ideal spot, given the the expansion opportunities. Plus, if you compare it to the other +4 bonus areas, it's definitely the 'cheapest'.

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:02 am

Victor Sullivan wrote:After playing a bunch of games on this map, methinks Southern Africa would do best as a +3. It's already positioned in an ideal spot, given the the expansion opportunities. Plus, if you compare it to the other +4 bonus areas, it's definitely the 'cheapest'.

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It is pretty easy to have an amazing bonus with South Africa, Indian Ocean, South East Africa while keeping borders down. But I'll leave the real gameplay gurus to discuss it any further.


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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Victor Sullivan on Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:33 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
Victor Sullivan wrote:After playing a bunch of games on this map, methinks Southern Africa would do best as a +3. It's already positioned in an ideal spot, given the the expansion opportunities. Plus, if you compare it to the other +4 bonus areas, it's definitely the 'cheapest'.

-Sully

It is pretty easy to have an amazing bonus with South Africa, Indian Ocean, South East Africa while keeping borders down. But I'll leave the real gameplay gurus to discuss it any further.


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*Ahem?*

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Aug 28, 2012 3:20 am

Sully, your original post was on the 14th June and no one else has commented on it in over two months. I see no reason as of now to lower any bonuses. Keep them as they are I say.

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby Victor Sullivan on Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:24 am

That has nothing to do with the validity of my and Andy's statements.

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Re: Africa II [SoS Africa Reward Map]

Postby koontz1973 on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:42 am

Your right Sully, but with over a thousand games on the map (over 700 1v1), if a problem was apparent, I am sure more than you would of posted.

But if you look at the bonuses, they are pretty OK as they are. A +4 for South Africa and a +2 for Indian ocean. Reducing those bonuses undervalues them. The only problem arises when one player gains a momentum in the south.
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