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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby puppydog85 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:40 am

Quick point on Austrum, once I figured out that it was not the last map I played (Vertex), I had a slight amount of trouble finding out what the exploratorum were (it might be that it was speed 1min. game). But perhaps it might be possible to make the ships in the legend a little bolder? They just looked like background decoration to me, but the whole thing could have been because I was confused about the map and then the time.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:11 pm

puppydog85 wrote:Quick point on Austrum, once I figured out that it was not the last map I played (Vertex), I had a slight amount of trouble finding out what the exploratorum were (it might be that it was speed 1min. game). But perhaps it might be possible to make the ships in the legend a little bolder? They just looked like background decoration to me, but the whole thing could have been because I was confused about the map and then the time.

This has been brought up before. Will look into it but a new map, 1 minute speed and getting confused with Vertex is probably not the best thing to play. Now try playing both in a 1 minute speed while drinking. Every game you lose, you drink a pint. :oops:
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby perchorin on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:56 pm

Beautiful map koontz. I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read. Enough straining and I figured out what it said, but I can guarantee you any players on this site who's native language doesn't use the Roman alphabet will be very hard-pressed to know what the legend says.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby ManBungalow on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:14 pm

perchorin wrote:Beautiful map koontz. I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read. Enough straining and I figured out what it said, but I can guarantee you any players on this site who's native language doesn't use the Roman alphabet will be very hard-pressed to know what the legend says.

I also raised a point about the font of the legend about three pages back.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby betiko on Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:54 pm

Haven t tried austrum yet but I m playing a few vertex and I like it with its original bonus.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby jigger1986 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:21 pm

Just want to say koodos on some great maps. Played several games on Vertex, only a couple on Austrum, but I think they are both great!

I would really like to see a third added to the set, and perhaps a supersize maps where they are all linked somehow?
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:09 pm

perchorin wrote: I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read.

As I said to ManB a few pages back as well, the font fits the map. If it is a choice of another font that is easier to read and lose some of the style, I will choose the font used. It may be hard, but not imposable.
jigger1986 wrote:I would really like to see a third added to the set, and perhaps a supersize maps where they are all linked somehow?

My plan has always been to do the next 2/3 maps running around the equator. I have started on the first one but wanted to see how these a liked first.
betiko wrote:Haven t tried austrum yet but I m playing a few vertex and I like it with its original bonus.

Great to hear. I am getting the same in games.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby perchorin on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:24 pm

koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote: I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read.

As I said to ManB a few pages back as well, the font fits the map. If it is a choice of another font that is easier to read and lose some of the style, I will choose the font used. It may be hard, but not imposable.

I have to disagree. I asked my wife to have a look. She's Korean but her English ability is quite high and it was impossible for her to read the legend. I realize it's likely a small percentage of CC players who's native language uses a a non-Roman alphabet but it seems to me quite unfair to write a legend on a map that isn't decipherable to all players. How is that particular font so integral to the map anyway?
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:30 pm

perchorin wrote:
koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote: I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read.

As I said to ManB a few pages back as well, the font fits the map. If it is a choice of another font that is easier to read and lose some of the style, I will choose the font used. It may be hard, but not imposable.

I have to disagree. I asked my wife to have a look. She's Korean but her English ability is quite high and it was impossible for her to read the legend. I realize it's likely a small percentage of CC players who's native language uses a a non-Roman alphabet but it seems to me quite unfair to write a legend on a map that isn't decipherable to all players. How is that particular font so integral to the map anyway?

Can your wife read the legend on the large map?
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby perchorin on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:32 am

koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote:
koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote: I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read.

As I said to ManB a few pages back as well, the font fits the map. If it is a choice of another font that is easier to read and lose some of the style, I will choose the font used. It may be hard, but not imposable.

I have to disagree. I asked my wife to have a look. She's Korean but her English ability is quite high and it was impossible for her to read the legend. I realize it's likely a small percentage of CC players who's native language uses a a non-Roman alphabet but it seems to me quite unfair to write a legend on a map that isn't decipherable to all players. How is that particular font so integral to the map anyway?

Can your wife read the legend on the large map?

Not well enough to understand what it says. She can make out a few words but not enough of them to put it all together. When I told her the first word in the upper right was "Hold" she thought I was pulling her leg.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:41 am

perchorin wrote:Not well enough to understand what it says. She can make out a few words but not enough of them to put it all together. When I told her the first word in the upper right was "Hold" she thought I was pulling her leg.

:lol:

Will have a look for you then.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby perchorin on Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:44 am

koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote:Not well enough to understand what it says. She can make out a few words but not enough of them to put it all together. When I told her the first word in the upper right was "Hold" she thought I was pulling her leg.

:lol:

Will have a look for you then.

I appreciate it!
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby Gilligan on Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:11 am

perchorin wrote:
koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote:
koontz1973 wrote:
perchorin wrote: I do have to say though that I find the font you've used for the legend (while quite attractive) is terribly difficult to read.

As I said to ManB a few pages back as well, the font fits the map. If it is a choice of another font that is easier to read and lose some of the style, I will choose the font used. It may be hard, but not imposable.

I have to disagree. I asked my wife to have a look. She's Korean but her English ability is quite high and it was impossible for her to read the legend. I realize it's likely a small percentage of CC players who's native language uses a a non-Roman alphabet but it seems to me quite unfair to write a legend on a map that isn't decipherable to all players. How is that particular font so integral to the map anyway?

Can your wife read the legend on the large map?

Not well enough to understand what it says. She can make out a few words but not enough of them to put it all together. When I told her the first word in the upper right was "Hold" she thought I was pulling her leg.


Were you actually? :shock:
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby whakamole on Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:50 pm

issue observed in Austrum Game 12647565... pretty sure i meet conditions for a bonus holding andros-sarnia-thasos-melite but the +1 does not show up? code problem or am i not interpreting the map correctly?

thx.
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Re: Vertex/Austrum [1/12] [24/3] Beta?

Postby nolefan5311 on Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:35 pm

whakamole wrote:issue observed in Austrum Game 12647565... pretty sure i meet conditions for a bonus holding andros-sarnia-thasos-melite but the +1 does not show up? code problem or am i not interpreting the map correctly?

thx.


It looks like this will need to fixed in the XML
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