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Postby bloknayrb on Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:33 pm

Here is a map my friend and I are working on... Any suggestions are welcome.

Territories: 41
Bonuses: 6
Map Includes: One way attacks, Bombardments

The map has six "continents" and a total of about 40 territories.
What makes this map crazy is that while the "shapenesses" can attack the planets, the "shapenesses" themselves can only be attacked from "The Buckle." However, each planet has one territory capable of bombarding one shapeness that is connected to a different planet, promoting crazy temporary alliances and more interesting team dynamics.

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Postby Coleman on Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:35 pm

All new maps start in Map Ideas so you'll need to be there for a bit. I've moved you.

Is this picture original artwork or was it taken from something else?
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Postby jako on Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:06 pm

sun is way too glaringly big and hurts the hell out of my eyes.

what are those screw thingies suppose to be?

there seems to be some kind of pixilated thin white line around ur planets. might wanna fix that.

ur asteroid field along the attack lines needs work. looks like spots that dont really work well with the rest of ur map.

u should make all ur screw thingies the same size.

overall, its looks okay, but its no where near the solar system map or the galactic conquest map standards yet.

keep at it, and maybe we will get another quality space map.
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Postby Neutrino on Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:18 pm

I agree, the sun, although realistic, looks a bit too glarey.

I really, really like the graphics for the planets. Don't change 'em.
That said, the region division lines look a bit shody. Do change them.

Although I like the idea of your station/ship things, they're a bit too cartoony to fit in with the rest of the map.

I really like the overall feel of the map, just some of the details need to be changed.

P.S. Why are there so many space maps now? There was just Space for quite a while, then Solar System and Galactic War, and now this one all popped up at almost the same time.
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Postby pepperonibread on Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:49 pm

Coleman wrote:All new maps start in Map Ideas so you'll need to be there for a bit. I've moved you.

Is this picture original artwork or was it taken from something else?


Yeah, it kind of looks like the planets were just cut and pasted out of somewhere. No offense if you made them, but the white lines around some of them look a little suspicious.
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Postby DiM on Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:58 pm

what's the big A2 in the top left corner? :shock:
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Postby pepperonibread on Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:00 pm

DiM wrote:what's the big A2 in the top left corner? :shock:


Signature?
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Postby bloknayrb on Wed Oct 17, 2007 6:47 pm

Thanks for the input everyone, I'll try to work on it.

All of the artwork is by me (am I supposed to provide proof?), the white outlines are because I didn't notice them until after I had already flattened the layers into one image, but I can still fix it.

The A2 thing in the corner is a signature, I'll make that more clear in the next version.

jako, that is the best avatar ever.

The little screw-like thingies are a random shape I drew that I guess doesn't really fit... I guess I'll replace them with wormholes or something.

I wasn't actually aware that there was more than one space-themed map out there... This is the style of stuff I usually do, so I decided to go with it.

Does anyone have any specific advice regarding the lines dividing the territories on the planets?
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Postby jako on Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:03 pm

thx man. i liek it too.

u really need to organize that saturn-like planet area.

its very confusing as what is bordering what.

is this map designed to be a small tert map?

u need to reposition some of ur tert borders like on teh second smallest map and the jupiter sized planet. u have 2 tiny little terts tucked in the edge of the map. not a good idea.

can u also make up some planetary names as its hard to refer to specific planets when commenting on ur map.

the saturn in ur legend shouldnt be extending over teh legend boundaries if u have all that space left over.

u need to move the screw thingy in the bottom centre spot near the legend up a bit as it seems to go off the map.

u should try to keep all teh planets and stuff in the map rather than have stuff extending off the map. it kinda ruins teh map if u do that a lot. and trust me, u do that a lot on this map.

other than that, ur graphics seem really good. sorta reminds me of the canada revamp that WM is doing.
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Postby DiM on Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:36 pm

pepperonibread wrote:
DiM wrote:what's the big A2 in the top left corner? :shock:


Signature?


at first i thought the same but then i looked and saw his name isnt A2 and i also didn't find any player with this name.

but as it seems it really is a signature. :shock:
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Postby jako on Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:47 pm

maybe its his real name.
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Postby bloknayrb on Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:03 pm

Ok, here's a reworking based on some of the tips you guys gave me:
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Whats a tert map?

Also, the A2 symbol is... a little retarded. I made it as a logo for a website I'm working on and I liked it, so I'm using it in random places, but I'm going to replace it with something else before the final version of this map, because it doesn't actually represent me in any obvious way... Try not to make too much fun of me in that regard.

EDIT: Got rid of A2
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Postby WidowMakers on Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:08 pm

bloknayrb wrote:Whats a tert map?

tert = territory

So the question was:

Is this map being designed to only have a small number of territories?
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Postby bloknayrb on Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:35 pm

Is 39 a small number of territories? I mean, its only 3 less than the standard Risk (c) map, right?
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Postby bloknayrb on Wed Oct 17, 2007 11:00 pm

For your convenience, everything now has a name.

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