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Postby reverend_kyle on Sun Jun 04, 2006 11:51 pm

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I kind of liked the simplicity of the letters and the way they didn't clutter the map - I would really like to avoid having to write anything in the sand of the course, just for aesthetic reasons, so the inside-middle-outside directionality appeals to me, even though I'm a big enemy of East Whateverland in geographical maps. I also liked the way the letters would make it clear which territory followed which. Maybe if each letter were replaced by a word starting with that letter? Names of Roman emperors? D could be Domitian, C could be Caesar, etc.


thats better.
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:02 am

And again...

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Once again, preferences on the charioteer graphics are helpful. Right now the dark horse in the lower left is last in the polls - the proverbial "dark horse", if you will.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:19 pm

rocksolid wrote:And again...

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Once again, preferences on the charioteer graphics are helpful. Right now the dark horse in the lower left is last in the polls - the proverbial "dark horse", if you will.
the letters could have stayed but in the drop down had roman kings is what i think would be best. Eitherway it loosk great. So we can attack diagonal forward at any time?
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Postby Hoff on Mon Jun 05, 2006 12:38 pm

i'm getting pumped to play this map.
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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:19 pm

The names are an improvement over the letters, but I still think that it'd be nicer with something that actually described that part of the track. They could probably fit right where the current names are now. Some thoughts:
  1. Starting Gate
  2. First Bend
  3. Opening Stretch
  4. Second Bend
  5. Middle Leg
  6. Long Leg
  7. Third Bend
  8. Home Stretch
  9. Final Bend
  10. Finish Line
But I suppose I could live with the names that exist, if necessary. As an aside, though, does it really make sense to include both Imperivs and Ivlian?

Oh, and I like the visual style of the map, especially now that it's spread out more. But I'm slightly concerned that the spectators look a little bit like a close-up of a carpet.
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:30 pm

Jota - Do you say Ivlian because the J looks like an I, or because it should be an I and I'm cheating? It's supposed to say Jvlian.

I'm not too fond of the parts-of-the-track toponomy - I don't think it would make it any clearer which parts of the map are being referred to, as most people don't seem to know which is the back stretch and which is the home stretch, etc. But thanks for the suggestion.

Hmm...dismayed about the crowd...maybe it's the power of suggestion, but after your comment, when I think "carpet" and look at them, they do look like some kind of carpet, even though it's an actual crowd shot. Maybe I'll find something else.
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:52 pm

A different crowd...

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I personally prefer the previous one.
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Postby wacicha on Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:59 pm

thats a nice berber
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:16 pm

I like this crowd a little better.

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Postby Jota on Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:53 pm

rocksolid wrote:Do you say Ivlian because the J looks like an I, or because it should be an I and I'm cheating?


The latter: if the second letter is being written as a V rather than a U, then it seems that the first letter should be written as an I rather than a J, for consistency.

I'm not too fond of the parts-of-the-track toponomy - I don't think it would make it any clearer which parts of the map are being referred to, as most people don't seem to know which is the back stretch and which is the home stretch, etc.


I wasn't mentioning it so much for clarity (I don't think it would be any more or less clear than the emperors), but rather just because they seemed more fitting. But I'll be content to just not have A, B, C, D, etc.
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Postby rocksolid on Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:04 pm

Of covrse yov're right, Iota, bvt I was hoping no one wovld know...wovld make it very difficvlt to have an alphabetical name following I if I covldn't vse a 'J'.

I don't think there are any K names, so I'd have to jvmp to L.
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Postby howie on Mon Jun 05, 2006 6:08 pm

I really like this idea would love to play it :D
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Postby qeee1 on Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:57 pm

I like the first crowd. Well the first one posted on this page. I could have been perfectly happy with it, was its carpetyness not pointed out. Still I think it's the best of the three.

Like I said before not sure if the map will work, but I'll give it a shot anyway. Actually despite my pesimism I'm kinda looking forward to it.

Also I think your naming method is probably the best.
Frigidus wrote:but now that it's become relatively popular it's suffered the usual downturn in coolness.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:05 pm

the last crowd is the best. They all sort of look like carpet though.
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Postby Risk_06 on Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:07 pm

The first crowd's best. Other two look like snow. :shock:
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