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Do you want to have the map changed so Dust territories are given out evenly?

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Postby dustn64 on Mon Nov 05, 2007 8:54 am

This could be my favorite map. (It has my town on it)
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Postby RjBeals on Tue Nov 06, 2007 7:36 pm

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Here's Revise #3 which really goes back to Rev #1. I didn't like the pastel colors on the prev map. I also took out the crop bonus. I don't want that. I adjusted borders on this version also to make it smoother. However, I am still experimenting with impassable borders.. I started adding a red border to indicate impassible, but am not sure. I didn't want to continue if it doesn't get a good response.

Or... I still kind of like the idea of states only being able to attack other states by means of the central drought area. I would have to work on Oklahoma & Texas.

Thought I would throw this up - seeing as how it's fairly simple and there's been a lot of heat towards complex maps recently :wink:
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Postby wcaclimbing on Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:32 pm

awww....

I liked the pastel colors.

If you are sticking with a dust-color theme, at least try and get some variety between different continent colors.
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Postby tenio on Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:46 pm

i liked the dirt cracks better
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Postby RjBeals on Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:56 pm

tenio wrote:i liked the dirt cracks better
Somebody pointed out they look like tree roots - and I thought it was too bold to be in the map. My whole focus was on those cracks. Plus I would need more of them to balance the map and it would have looked bad.

However, I'm just testing the waters with the red borders also. It may take a while, but we'll figure something out.

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Postby I GOT SERVED on Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:30 pm

RjBeals wrote:Or... I still kind of like the idea of states only being able to attack other states by means of the central drought area. I would have to work on Oklahoma & Texas.


I think that this is a great idea. You should most definitely add that. As for the colors, maybe you should try and keep them in there, but just have them be barely visible. Kinda like a tint thing like on the Great Lakes map. That way you can hopefully keep the drought outline, but still have the pastel colors.
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Postby tenio on Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:56 pm

:roll: I second the above!

With small adjustmeants to the dust bowl area I think having the only attack routes by way of the dust bowl would be great

If only being able to attack by way of the dust bowl maybe we could have something like a road going along the outside of the map allowing those countries to atack also
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Postby misterman10 on Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:56 am

dustn64 wrote:This could be my favorite map. (It has my town on it)
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Postby oaktown on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:02 am

sorry I brought up the impassable border thing... you shouldn't throw them in just for the sake of having them, they should only exist where it makes sense. For instance, Kansas to Nebraska shouldn't be an unpassable border, because there's absolutely nothing there that would slow an army down. :)

I love the look of this so far... keep up the good work. Oh, and I put your thumb back on the GD page.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:12 am

I like the only attacking by means of the dustbowl. With that you have to go there, but you can't go there too much or you'll get negatively punished.
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Postby Coleman on Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:50 am

I rather like this without impassible borders, but if you add them they should be deep cracks like the on you had in Texas on the last version.

Also, this is ready to move. So congratulations on that. Welcome to the Foundry.
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Postby RjBeals on Wed Nov 07, 2007 8:03 am

oaktown wrote:sorry I brought up the impassable border thing... you shouldn't throw them in just for the sake of having them, they should only exist where it makes sense.


We'll get it ironed out soon. Maybe a few deep cracks wouldn't hurt. Don't be sorry to suggest - that's what your here for!

Coleman wrote:Also, this is ready to move. So congratulations on that. Welcome to the Foundry.


I was wondering how long it would stay in the ideas thread :wink: Thanks Coleman.

It seems there is a lot of interest in attacking via the dustbowl - I also like that. I'll work on that for gameplay.

Do you all like the old house I added in the bottom left?
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Postby khazalid on Wed Nov 07, 2007 9:53 am

attacking via dustbowl is a good idea i think and adds a bit of spice to the map. and yes, the house is very nice : P

keep going on this one, its a nice original concept and looks pretty well designed thus far.

as a brief aside... my american history isnt great but i believe most of this land was commandeered from native americans just after the turn of the century? if this is indeed the case then you could tie bonuses etc in with this theme?
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:08 am

khazalid wrote:attacking via dustbowl is a good idea i think and adds a bit of spice to the map. and yes, the house is very nice : P

keep going on this one, its a nice original concept and looks pretty well designed thus far.

as a brief aside... my american history isnt great but i believe most of this land was commandeered from native americans just after the turn of the century? if this is indeed the case then you could tie bonuses etc in with this theme?


And you can back up your arguments with decent posts... we can make a regular foundry goer out of you yet?

Keep the ideas and thoughts coming... and bring your friends!!

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Postby khazalid on Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:15 am

yeti_c wrote:
khazalid wrote:attacking via dustbowl is a good idea i think and adds a bit of spice to the map. and yes, the house is very nice : P

keep going on this one, its a nice original concept and looks pretty well designed thus far.

as a brief aside... my american history isnt great but i believe most of this land was commandeered from native americans just after the turn of the century? if this is indeed the case then you could tie bonuses etc in with this theme?


And you can back up your arguments with decent posts... we can make a regular foundry goer out of you yet?

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well ive been looking through a few of them. there are some maps, like that pacman one that i know ill never play, so refrain from commenting on. so long as someone finds it constructive then i guess its ok.

also, notes have been posted in THOTA forum asking others for input into maps, so dont be surprised to see a couple of us dropping in from time to time.
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:24 am

khazalid wrote:
yeti_c wrote:
khazalid wrote:attacking via dustbowl is a good idea i think and adds a bit of spice to the map. and yes, the house is very nice : P

keep going on this one, its a nice original concept and looks pretty well designed thus far.

as a brief aside... my american history isnt great but i believe most of this land was commandeered from native americans just after the turn of the century? if this is indeed the case then you could tie bonuses etc in with this theme?


And you can back up your arguments with decent posts... we can make a regular foundry goer out of you yet?

Keep the ideas and thoughts coming... and bring your friends!!

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well ive been looking through a few of them. there are some maps, like that pacman one that i know ill never play, so refrain from commenting on. so long as someone finds it constructive then i guess its ok.

also, notes have been posted in THOTA forum asking others for input into maps, so dont be surprised to see a couple of us dropping in from time to time.


Cool - a veritable meeting in the middle by the sounds of things...

As for Pac-Man - I can see why you don't like it - can I query your approximate age? You see for old hands like me I love the retro harking back to my youth thing it stirs up in me!!!

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Postby khazalid on Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:32 am

im 20 years old, but i too had a spectrum and an atari onwards.
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:39 am

khazalid wrote:im 20 years old, but i too had a spectrum and an atari onwards.


How can you not appreciate the classical gaming genius then!?!?!?!?!

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Postby khazalid on Wed Nov 07, 2007 10:43 am

its painful to look at, very messy, gimmicky and to me at least, unplayable for the most part. having such a fundamental aversion to maps like that i guess theres not really much point in giving any input?
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:00 am

khazalid wrote:its painful to look at, very messy, gimmicky and to me at least, unplayable for the most part. having such a fundamental aversion to maps like that i guess theres not really much point in giving any input?


Painful to look at in this case is the style - but I'll ignore that one... as that's very much personal opinion!!

Gimmicky? This is because of the non standard continent bonuses? Fair enough I can understand that.

Unplayable -> I think might be a tad harsh... we'll have to wait and see when it comes out I think...

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Postby Coleman on Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:01 am

This is all interesting, but it probably shouldn't be happening in the Dustbowl topic. I don't want to turn mean right now. Maybe if it doesn't turn back after this post. :twisted:
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Postby yeti_c on Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:05 am

Coleman wrote:This is all interesting, but it probably shouldn't be happening in the Dustbowl topic. I don't want to turn mean right now. Maybe if it doesn't turn back after this post. :twisted:


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Postby khazalid on Wed Nov 07, 2007 11:16 am

back to the last topical post then...

khazalid wrote:attacking via dustbowl is a good idea i think and adds a bit of spice to the map. and yes, the house is very nice : P

keep going on this one, its a nice original concept and looks pretty well designed thus far.

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Postby Anarkistsdream on Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:22 pm

RJ... Is there anyway you could center Guthrie and Oklahoma City more on the map... OKC is DIRECTLY in the center of OK and Guthrie is about 20 miles to the north of it... It would mean moving the Oklahoma State Name, but, for people who are from the area *hint hint* it really would just make it look better.
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Postby mibi on Wed Nov 07, 2007 4:30 pm

The central drought region circle in the legend is the same color as the non-drought region in the map, its too light. Although it may just be this library computer I'm on.
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