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Postby maritovw on Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:32 pm

well, finally i had time to work on this map so here it is!! the last UPDATE.

things updated:
- drew all attack routes
- added the circles
- changed the font

as i had promised, i created several versions of the map, all the same but with different fonts, to choose the best one. here are the maps:
- Font no. 1
- Font no. 2
- Font no. 3
- Font no. 4
- Font no. 5

i'm opening a new poll to vote for the font you like the best. personally, i like no. 5 because it has some style but it still is very readable.
EDIT: i'm not changing the poll so post here to vote

please, i'd appreciate your comments very much!!


about the name poll, below are the results. because no name got at least half the votes, i'll open a "second round" after choosing the font. in this second round only "The Caribbean Sea" and "Nueva España" will be available.
EDIT: already changed. VOTE NOW!!

How should this map be named?
"The Caribbean Sea" 39% [ 16 ]
"The New World" 14% [ 6 ]
"New Spain" 2% [ 1 ]
"Nueva España" (spanish for "New Spain") 29% [ 12 ]
"Middle America" 14% [ 6 ]

Total Votes : 41
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Postby maritovw on Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:37 pm

isn't there a way to change the poll??? :?: :?: :?:
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Postby gavin_sidhu on Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:08 am

aww.. middle america got knocked out, but i guess the majority ruled. If people are complaining about the political corectness, I think you could get away with it if you trim the top of the map so it looks more concentrated and focussed on the spanish part of america even though the number of USA territories remain the same. The Europe map has lots of countries that are not part of europe but it does not look that way because only the very north of african territories is shown. Only problem is then you would be squished for space.
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how about we name it

Postby reaper on Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:57 pm

how about we name it if u want to kill a spanish person look for 1 in 1 of these states
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Postby Evil Pope on Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:09 pm

The attack routes are a bit hard to see.. could you darken them, or lighten them, or change their color, or something?
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Postby Fireside Poet on Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:19 pm

Font #5 in my book is the best one.
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Postby sully800 on Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:52 pm

I like font #2 and #5.

I also think the attack routes are a bit too faint. And the curves make them even more confusing. All the curving routes bettween the lesser antilles is very hard to follow I think. Why not just use straight lines?
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Postby happysadfun on Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:23 am

maritovw wrote:i'm using the local language to write the name of each territory and continent, i like it better that way... but if everyone else thinks i should put them all in english, i can do that too... just lemme know what you all think :wink:

i've just added a new update of the map, so check it out and speak!

i have one question though, what should be the size of the circles?? and, is this size the same on both maps (small and large) or should it be smaller in the small map?



if the title of the map ends up in english, put the continents in english. if it ends up in spanish, keep them the same.
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Postby fluffybunnykins on Wed Aug 09, 2006 2:30 pm

I vote Nueva Espana
and fonts 1 or 5
2 is too comic book to be on an olde world map
3 is too uptight & unflamboyant for this area of the world & hard to read, too
4 is just too informal for a map of this stature, it's also kind of a title font, rather than a 'body text' one...
just my opinions though
Personally, I really like the curved routes, again I think they add to the theme, but I do think they could be in a clearer colour, and maybe the gaps and/or dashes could be shorter too. That might also help the clarity...
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Postby ChiefManyFeet on Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:18 pm

Font 5 and keep the curves baby...

And maybe making the curves the same white as the font would help...
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Postby Marvaddin on Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:25 pm

Im with fluffy, fonts 1 or 5 (1 is better to me).
Yeah, the routes suck. Make them clearer. I would suggest complete lines, but smaller gaps could work too.

More little things:
Some continents have many borders... mainly central america and greater antilles. Maybe you should remove the connection betwenn Jamaica and Honduras.

Do we really need that country called Mississipi? The name is big, so it doesnt fit well. You could change the name, or merge with another country (this would bring the number of countries to 42 again). If you want maintain the main structure the same, maybe you could split texas.

I still think the names to the little islands are not ok. The names dont need be exact. You can change some names, using names of the capitals or something alike. For example, how about Dominica instead of R. Dominicana? Or Trinidad instead of Trinidad & Tobago? So you could probably make the names clear, without confusion. For same purpose, you could remove the "DT" of México "DT".

The Bahamas country is confusing. Please delete the smallest non-necessary islands.

The continent bonuses could have an adjustment. If you realy delete the route Jamaica Honduras, bonuses could be:
Small Islands - 2
Bigger Islands - 3
South America and USA - 4
Central America - 5
Mexico 6 (or 7)

Are you planning some final art? Maybe a skull and crossed bones :wink:
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Postby happysadfun on Sat Aug 12, 2006 11:20 am

dominica is a separate country from dominican republic (republica dominicana) not the same. at all. as for fonts, i agree with fluffy and marvaddin
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Postby maritovw on Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:05 pm

i hadn't had time to work on this but, finally, here it is, my latest UPDATE:

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things changed:
- removed mississippi (good idea marv)
- changed the attack routes (made them clearer and made the gaps smaller)
- kept font no. 5
- added some images
- deleted some islands in bahamas and drew the big ones together
- attack routes in Bahamas & Lesser Antilles are drawn from the army shadow, not from an island (to avoid confusion)
- changed the title again (in accordance to the poll)


i don't feel like deleting the route between Jamaica and Honduras because without it the map would become too circular...
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Postby happysadfun on Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:36 pm

Great map.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Aug 18, 2006 12:23 am

final forge anyone?
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