IcePack wrote:i dont like the blocks...
One of the reasons why I do not like them is that they are not organic. One of the problems with this map is the way it is designed. For each of the starting positions to become equal or as near equal as possible it became necessary to have a lot of the same icons all over the map. So Medusa and all of the other icons needed to have a the same difference between themselves and the opening territs. The only ones that are out of whack are the food and swords, even those are pretty well balanced for all 8 starting positions. So how do you get some of the sameness out of a map that is the same everywhere. You get a little creative with the impassables. Some maps have the same mountain copied all over and players say this is not a nice thing. Look at the trouble cairnswk had over New Zealand's mountains. This is just the same thing but done with a different impassable.So to get away from the sameness problem, I made every impassable different. Some large, some small, thick, thin, tall or short, everyone of the original ones had a life of its own.
The second reason why I do not like them is this, the impassable (graphics) now seem to of taken over because of the title. If this map had been named Maze, then RB0s posted graphic
would of worked as a template for the map. Far more walls, but set a lot thinner. Would this make for a game/map, yes, but would it make for a better map, well that is for someone else to make and then we can compare the two. Looking at RB0s second picture,
gave me the direction for the current set up, and like the first one, it gives a large blocky feel to the impassables. Something that is solid and impassable but not very nice as you get a lot of the same grey slabs all over the map. If we went back to Greek Games or Greek Games of Death as the title, this issue would not of really come up. Even as it is now, the title of labyrinth does not really convey the look of the map as compared to the labyrinth posted by RB0. So we can change the title and keep the originals but as it stands now, the grey blocks are shit and no matter how much I improve them or change them, they will always be grey slabs of shit.