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The Discworld Map..

Postby ManBungalow on Sun May 19, 2013 6:11 pm

I'm a big fan of Sir Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, and I'm really pleased that CC has a Discworld map.

However, I played a game on said map and realised how dated it looks. And, while Jota created a map with sound gameplay, it doesn't really capture the spirit of the Disc for me.

I've messaged nobodies about this, and he's suggested that I make this thread and a poll. Since Jota no longer visits this site, I need popular demand to undertake a revamp.

Here's a preview of what I'd like to achieve:

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Audience, cast your votes now.

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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Gilligan on Sun May 19, 2013 6:18 pm

Wow, wow, okay, um, upload this.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby greenoaks on Sun May 19, 2013 6:59 pm

awesome proposed revamp.

you have my support.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Teflon Kris on Sun May 19, 2013 8:41 pm

Yep - its cool - do it
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Seamus76 on Sun May 19, 2013 11:05 pm

I'm just not sure on this yet. I love your version and pretty much all of your work, and think it is a definite upgrade to the current version, but as a map maker i'm pretty sure I would be less than happy to make a map and come back after a period of time only to see my map no longer exists. It's one thing if the original cartographer is involved, which I know he's not on the site anymore, so I'm really on the fence about this. If it's the will of the people though, then it is what is. I guess my next question would be what constitutes the will of the people, 10 votes, 50, 1000?
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon May 20, 2013 4:44 am

Well, I personally think that discworld can be considered one of the maps on CC that really needs to be revamped. It's not ugly, but as ManB said, it really shows as a dated map.
So, I'm totally in favour of having it revamped. :)

About the original mapmaker, I understand that usually we ask to the original mapmaker to give permission to revamp the map, but in this case Jota is no longer available so we don't have a way to contact him.
So, considering that he gave the permission to CC to use the images as long as the site will see them fit, we're going to apply what is written in our map agreement and we will allow ManB to work on a only-graphics revamp if there's a community desire for it.

No gameplay changes will be applied on the map apart in the case that a very important issue will arise.

Any suggested change on the gameplay will be evaluated not only by the mapmaker but also by the CAs and its application on the map will be dependant only to the playability of the map. We need to keep in mind this map has been in play for a long time so we don't want to give the cummunity a totally new map to play but just one with a more appealing look.

Then, Conquer Club Community....do you want the graphics of this map revamped?

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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon May 20, 2013 10:42 am

As long as the map isn't as dark as the above. I like the easy to distinguish quality that the original low-res map has. :)


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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby grifftron on Mon May 20, 2013 11:08 am

Cool map you made there, but I don't see why we need to revamp all the classics on this site.... take that talent and make a new map instead of revamping a perfectly fine, playable map.

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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby takman2k on Mon May 20, 2013 11:13 am

Vote to Revamp.

That map has always scared me some how but i bet its just like an Italy or Egypt map in playing. I think any new creation would get attention. However, i would also reintroduce it with a tourney, or *spectacle*.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby IcePack on Mon May 20, 2013 11:13 am

It's way to dark, unless thats changed i vote no.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Ace Rimmer on Mon May 20, 2013 11:41 am

My assumption is the vote is for ManB to get a thread for an official revamp - not for this one to go forward.

Anyone who doesn't vote to revamp the old sad maps like discworld can PM me for a foot straight up their ass. The graphics of this site are crap (I mean the UI, not the maps) and we really need awesome looking maps. Discworld is an example of a map with very good gameplay that needs a more modern look.

tl;dr? Vote yes or I'll f*ck you up.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon May 20, 2013 1:28 pm

Ace Rimmer wrote:My assumption is the vote is for ManB to get a thread for an official revamp - not for this one to go forward.


Yes, actually the point is understand if a revamp will be welcomed or not.
I assume ManB posted his current draft to give an idea of what he would like to do while testing the general consensus.

Ace Rimmer wrote:Anyone who doesn't vote to revamp the old sad maps like discworld can PM me for a foot straight up their ass.

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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby darth emperor on Mon May 20, 2013 2:19 pm

grifftron wrote:Cool map you made there, but I don't see why we need to revamp all the classics on this site.... take that talent and make a new map instead of revamping a perfectly fine, playable map.

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Same here. Is not an outdated map, it's a classic map. If we continue like that, every few years we are going to be revamp all the maps.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby laughingcavalier on Mon May 20, 2013 3:15 pm

It's a fake! I don't see any turtles.
And everyone knows discworld is flat.
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Re: The Discworld Map..

Postby Ace Rimmer on Mon May 20, 2013 3:22 pm

Honestly, can anyone really compare this:

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to this:

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and not think that the first looks better? Not perfect, but compare them and look. Don't be complacent, demand that maps are as beautiful as Tisha (and her maps).
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