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Postby oaktown on Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:15 pm

Welcome to the main foundry! Nice to see another stab at India.

After my first quick look my initial concern is the river... seems like if you worked the graphics right you wouldn't need to spell out how it's a border in some places and not a border in other places. It'll take some work, but getting the look just right would really pay off.

And, um, is that a two-territory +2? :shock:

OK, carry on InkL.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 10, pages 1+6)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:06 pm

Version 12:
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Changes:
-Changed distinction between rivers (added a stroke effect)
-Changed font. Does this look better?
-Fiddled with the army circles
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Sun Mar 30, 2008 5:56 pm

Comments... anyone? :(
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby snapdoodle on Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:59 pm

Dude, yer map is sick.

I'll post more in a minute but that's my gut reaction on this latest image.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:34 pm

snapdoodle wrote:Dude, yer map is sick.

I'll post more in a minute but that's my gut reaction on this latest image.


Thanks man :)
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby tenio on Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:17 pm

the legend is still hard to read, southern india blends right in
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby TaCktiX on Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:26 pm

I like the look of the map, though the text "Impassable Border/Not a border" seem rather cheesy as presented.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:12 pm

TaCktiX wrote:I like the look of the map, though the text "Impassable Border/Not a border" seem rather cheesy as presented.


Explain "cheesy".
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby TaCktiX on Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:50 pm

I read "Impassable Border" with this shadowed river thing. Then my mind goes to the next line of "not a border" and my mind reads it fast and thinks it's a punchline to some bad joke. Perhaps something simpler highlighting its "fluff" nature. My mind is blanking as to what that would be called, and FYI I consider anything not defining the gameplay of the map but making it look better "fluff".
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:26 pm

TaCktiX wrote:I read "Impassable Border" with this shadowed river thing. Then my mind goes to the next line of "not a border" and my mind reads it fast and thinks it's a punchline to some bad joke. Perhaps something simpler highlighting its "fluff" nature. My mind is blanking as to what that would be called, and FYI I consider anything not defining the gameplay of the map but making it look better "fluff".


I can't justify in my mind just having the river disappear for most of its course though... it would just seem weird. Plus, cairns seems to like that the Ganges is intact.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby mibi on Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:58 pm

This map needs some bollywood bling.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby benny profane on Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:52 am

mibi wrote:This map needs some bollywood bling.


hear hear.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:43 pm

benny profane wrote:
mibi wrote:This map needs some bollywood bling.


hear hear.


*snort* :lol: :roll:
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 12, pages 1+7)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:10 am

Version 13 (Feeling lucky?):

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It's been a while, but I've finally managed to post something different enough for an update. The major changes are the fact that I now have a small (and quite cramped) map, and that Eastern India has finally changed to +1. I've also had the idea that maybe the problem with the river can be solved if I just make the "not a border" parts extremely thin...

Points of Discussion:
-Colors in Legend
-River
-Probably other stuff
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:15 am

Hmm. It's just occurred to me that it was probably Northern India that needed the +1, not Eastern. I'd like some discussion on those bonuses please.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby bryguy on Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:00 am

few things


switch the bonus' of north in and east in
the river still looks crappy......
can u make it clear of what territories can attack Sri Lanka? cause so far it cant attack anything and nothing can attack it
Plz modify west bengals borders, cause right now u cant tell it from bangladesh, so just modify the border there so it goes AROUND west bengals title
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:13 am

bryguy wrote:few things


switch the bonus' of north in and east in
the river still looks crappy......
can u make it clear of what territories can attack Sri Lanka? cause so far it cant attack anything and nothing can attack it
Plz modify west bengals borders, cause right now u cant tell it from bangladesh, so just modify the border there so it goes AROUND west bengals title


About Sri Lanka -- I'd like to think I can get away without any specification of it's borders. I don't want to ruin the look with lines of attack, since I don't have any of those right now. It seems to me that it's pretty obvious that it borders Tamil Nadul, no?

I can be a little more creative with the text of West Bengal itself, but I won't change the borders. They are accurate, and I want to avoid any and all fudging. The fact that the Ganges river's course is mostly made is bad enough.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby bryguy on Sat Apr 12, 2008 2:24 pm

InkL0sed wrote:About Sri Lanka -- I'd like to think I can get away without any specification of it's borders. I don't want to ruin the look with lines of attack, since I don't have any of those right now. It seems to me that it's pretty obvious that it borders Tamil Nadul, no?.


no its not the least bit obvious...
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby oaktown on Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:38 pm

what about some mountains for barriers in the north in addition to the rivers? Those Himalayas are pretty big don'tcha know.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby whitestazn88 on Wed Apr 16, 2008 12:15 pm

Just put the legend in a box and make it have a different colored background... please!!! ive been saying it since the beginning, i like the basic look of the map, i'm not totally picky on bonuses and stuff, but the legend is not very readable
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Wed Apr 16, 2008 1:41 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:Just put the legend in a box and make it have a different colored background... please!!! ive been saying it since the beginning, i like the basic look of the map, i'm not totally picky on bonuses and stuff, but the legend is not very readable


I'm working on it.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby The Viking on Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:13 pm

How about a bridge over Ganges in the Uttar territory?
Just a suggestion :)
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby Ruben Cassar on Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:42 pm

The colour scheme is too bright. Tone it down.

The surrounding land would be better if it was a shade of grey.
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby bryguy on Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:25 am

Ruben Cassar wrote:The colour scheme is too bright. Tone it down.

The surrounding land would be better if it was a shade of grey.


i agree it is to bright, but i dont like the idea of a shade of grey for the surrounding area


maybe to make it darker, make a new layer on top of everything other than the text, and color it all black, then mess around with the opacity until it looks good
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Re: Indian Subcontinent(Version 13, pages 1+8)[I]

Postby InkL0sed on Sun Apr 20, 2008 10:43 am

bryguy wrote:
Ruben Cassar wrote:The colour scheme is too bright. Tone it down.

The surrounding land would be better if it was a shade of grey.


i agree it is to bright, but i dont like the idea of a shade of grey for the surrounding area


maybe to make it darker, make a new layer on top of everything other than the text, and color it all black, then mess around with the opacity until it looks good


Actually, I've already done that, and I kinda like it.
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