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Postby MR. Nate on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:08 am

Gorgeous! I love it!
I like the busyness of the map, it's fun.

Suggestions:
Maybe to clarify the ports, you could have the shores of the lake be an impassable border, with the actual ports being open, that way, it eliminates the confusion on which port can attack where.

Perhaps rename Peoria as East St. Louis. I know it's a rough town, but St. Louis sort of dominates that region, even though it's in Missouri, so you have to take that into account.

As to giving Toledo a port, and not Detroit, that's insane. Detroit is superior to Toledo in every way. If one of them loses a port, it HAS to be Toledo. Give Toledo's port to Cleveland, if needs be.

For the text, you could perhaps have it "standing up" perpendicular to the map itself, to highlight the text without the fading.

The bonuses seem low for Indiana and Illinois, if not for the rest of the map.
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Postby Samus on Fri Mar 30, 2007 2:32 pm

MR. Nate wrote:As to giving Toledo a port, and not Detroit, that's insane. Detroit is superior to Toledo in every way. If one of them loses a port, it HAS to be Toledo. Give Toledo's port to Cleveland, if needs be.


Well, I only look at it from a map perspective. Clearly you cannot make them both ports, I only picked Toledo because Detroit's shoreline is smaller. I didn't really analyze it from the perspective of their real life importance. If the port will fit in Detroit, then by all means eliminate Toledo's port instead, or move it to Cleveland.

For the text, you could perhaps have it "standing up" perpendicular to the map itself, to highlight the text without the fading.


I'm assuming this is intended just for the bonus text, I like this idea as well.
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Postby Dmunster on Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:25 pm

I like it alot. I agree that the bonuses for illinois indiana and ohio are low by 1, IMO.
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Postby coolpsp on Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:28 pm

it's allmost perfect maybe if you made the colours easier to see.other than that it's perfect
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Postby Serbia on Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:28 pm

Samus wrote:
MR. Nate wrote:As to giving Toledo a port, and not Detroit, that's insane. Detroit is superior to Toledo in every way. If one of them loses a port, it HAS to be Toledo. Give Toledo's port to Cleveland, if needs be.


Well, I only look at it from a map perspective. Clearly you cannot make them both ports, I only picked Toledo because Detroit's shoreline is smaller. I didn't really analyze it from the perspective of their real life importance. If the port will fit in Detroit, then by all means eliminate Toledo's port instead, or move it to Cleveland.


Don't mess with Detroit! :twisted:
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Postby Samus on Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:38 pm

Serbia wrote:
Samus wrote:
MR. Nate wrote:As to giving Toledo a port, and not Detroit, that's insane. Detroit is superior to Toledo in every way. If one of them loses a port, it HAS to be Toledo. Give Toledo's port to Cleveland, if needs be.


Well, I only look at it from a map perspective. Clearly you cannot make them both ports, I only picked Toledo because Detroit's shoreline is smaller. I didn't really analyze it from the perspective of their real life importance. If the port will fit in Detroit, then by all means eliminate Toledo's port instead, or move it to Cleveland.


Don't mess with Detroit! :twisted:


I would never mess with Detroit! Only a fool would mess with a city whose crime rate was that high. :)
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Postby WidowMakers on Fri Mar 30, 2007 4:27 pm

UPDATE NUMBER 2

Here is quick update with several of the changes.
48 territories and the names have been changed. Plus the territories borders have been adjusted along with the width

I know there is more but here is what I have so far.

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Postby johloh on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:10 pm

looks great...

I dont like how the legend text and descriptive text has the map angle perspective on it. it makes it hard to read.

is there a reason you dont give the map like a 5degree counter clock wise turn? I feel like i need turn my head sideways a bit to look at it.
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Postby Bad Speler on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:46 pm

One point id like to bring up. Does Detroit border Lake Huron? I can see it borders the lake between Huron and Erie (St. Clair lake i think???), this could easily be mistaken either way.
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Postby Gilligan on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:47 pm

Instant hit!
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Postby Evil Pope on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:58 pm

[edit]Ooop... Upon further review of the map, I was mistaken :oops:

Visually, the map is great. Some of the continents are a little hard to distinguish(i.e. Minnesota and Wisconsin.)
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Postby happy2seeyou on Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:06 pm

=D> I like it soo much better (the michigan part) now that Lansing is not a name of a territory. Grand Rapids is WAY better. But I was kinda shocked that Kalamazoo is on there. Anyhow, the map looks great. You always do well with your maps. congrats.
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Postby Serbia on Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:21 pm

Suggestion on the colors... Change Michigan to a dark blue, and make Wisconsin yellow. Just my opinion though... might help with the MN - WI problem mentioned earlier.
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Postby Serbia on Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:21 pm

Also, port cities can attack lakes, but can they attack each other?
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Postby everywhere116 on Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:28 pm

I think petoskey should be renamed Mackinac
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