Ah, much better. Now we can start the analysis.
isaiah40 wrote:As for Skopje, you could have it set for +x auto deploy as well. Bonuses for holding x amount of capitals wouldn't necessarily make it more complicated, it just adds a little more strategy I think.
This map is too small and there are too many capitals to put auto-deploy on every one. Almost a quarter of the territories are capitals -- that gameplay element would take over the map. In any case, capital auto-deploys are far too common nowadays.
As for x armies for holding Skopje and y capitals would also work very well. Looking at your map I'm leaning towards the latter, hold the capital and x capitals to receive y troops. It would very well for this map.
Another idea: x armies for y capitals with Skopje counting as 3 or 4. Skopje becomes important without being too dominant. In that case you'd probably want to start Skopje as neutral.
Well, if you ask me this map has plenty going for it gameplay-wise without anything special about the capitals.
skeletonboy wrote:I like this, maybe add border countries faintly round the edge.
That might be a little awkward to pull off well and keep the drop-shadow, which I like quite a bit. Random idea: represent the other countries entirely in shadow and just have the map pop above that, as it does now.
Either way you can keep the arrows.
That's about all the analysis I have time for now but I'll be back with more comments. I quite like this map.