AndyDufresne wrote:kevincNothing good gets created with compromise...
Hm, I'm not sure I entirely agree with this. I think the whole map making process is essentially compromise. You create everything with one single eye of vision, and the here in the Foundry that one eye increased tenfold. Perhaps they see how things could be better in some aspect of gameplay or visuals you had not seen, etc. Compromise comes with the territory of making a map. If there was none, people might as well just create these maps for themselves, rather than the community here at CC as a whole.[/quote]
That's not compromise. That's consultation, which is definitley a good thing. But it's more of a religious argument and not worth discussing here. But I will say in my professional experience that if you try to pander to everyone's needs you rarely get a good end product. (just google for bikeshedding to find out more info)
That's for all the feedback guys. My thinking is what qeee1 just said, that the other continents are difficult, by maing connaught & munster 2 it means that the others are worth holding, and actually going for. I could put in Wicklow mountains to break up The Pale & Ossary, as a few people suggested, but I think they map might feel a bit closed up.
I still think the midlands is a great continent, that is very holdable, and could often be very strategic. The Pale is tough, but for something with only 5 counties it's worth quite a lot if you manage to hold it. I think games on this map could be fast, but with a lot of strategy.
Ultimately, a lot of this is map design is educated guesswork, and it's quite hard to see how it'd play out until you've actually played games on it.