zimmah wrote:the background looks like someone's has been sick all over it (don't like the color, don't really like the image either, don't know what the image in fact is supposed to be.
aborignals or so are fine, but make them look like aboriginals and not like sick people who puked all over your map please (sorry but i couldn't hink of better wording)
hmm i'll see if i can find any other images that might be suitable as a background underlay/ovelray whatever you call it.
Well the background is an image of the Indian Pacific rolling across the Nullabour Plain....not of aboiriginals, that is a kanagaroo on the left.
Now that image won't change as there are plenty of people who like this and don't think it looks like puke. so please don't bother looking for another image.
also the 'army circles' aren't looking as nice as the other rail maps, i think you can easily fix that though.
yes agreed they need fixing.
ADL looks nice but i don't like the 'hippie rainbow thingy"
a didgeridoo for ADL, but needs work.
i don't actually like the water and the borders either (the borders connecting the land to the sea)
i like this and so do others, so it stays.
Oceania (australia) has such nice water around it, why don't you show it in your map? it's a pity you can't see the nice water surrounding the continent really.
the object of this map is not to show that. this map has a certain style and i'd like to retain it.
also, you are using awefull colors, try to pick something flashier and not those brownish, sick colors, make the colors look more alive and make them stand out more, also make the territorie names stand out more as they now almost blur into the background. they're hardly even readable in the small version.
i think the colours are reflective of our continent. the continent is not flashy and doesn't need flashy colours to look good. sorry to disagree but i am fairly strong on this one.
The territory names will be worked on.
as for the legend: a lot of names in there and even though they are somewhat 'color coded' (most of them with the same puke-brown/greenwhatever color (i hardly even knew such a color existed, lol
) i can still hardly find the territories you're talking about in the legend. so i think you should find a way to make them more clear and make them stand out more.
yes agreed, that needs work.
as for all the small letters next to some territories (apperently not all off them) i don't know what the're supposed to mean, and they are kinda small anyways (especially on the small map again)
taken note of. needs work.
(i'm not trying to insult you or your map but really i'd expect better from you, the map idea is great but the grapics are really shit, especially from you i'd expect something better, i know it's a first draft but really, you can do much much better, i know you can)
i know you're not trying to insult me or the map, if i didn't know any better however you're style is doing a pretty good job of it so far. Using words like puke and telling me it looks like shit doesn't help, regardless of how honest you want to be. But if that's you're style then you're entitled to your opinion. It is not mine and not that of others, from what i can tell of previous posts. All your opinions don't necessarily add up to "Zimmah is totally right", although your posting attitude gives me the impression that you think you are.
This is far from first draft it is V12 afterall. If you expect better than you obviously don't know my style at all. I do appreciate you positiveness, but perhaps you should hold back a little to see where I take this, eh?
btw, what are all those UFO's doing in the water?
If you read back through the thread you'd see where a lot of this has come from.
This is part of the aboriginal design for this map. refer back a couple of page and you'll find out.
short version: i think it needs a mayor graphical changeover
Short version, i disagree, and there will be some changes but not the major ones you ask for. Sorry.
maybe this will fit in btw.
maybe you can also add some of the animals like koala bears or kangeroos or something. dunno.
either way, checkup list:
- background (color or image, or both)
- get rid of the UFO's (as well as the radiation they seem to leave on the map)
- ehm did i forget something?
well i'm gunna sleep anyways, check again later. bye.
hope you find my comment usefull and not too insulting, since i don't want to offent you, i'm just saying you could do much better
Mmmm hope you have a good night....i don't like the image of the aboriginal as this is not what the map is about, it's also not about kangaroos or animals or other things, that's why there is a train crossing the Nullabour in the centre with a kangaroo very faintly watching on over a desert of wild grasses (your so called puke). We have such a sparse continent (very different from Europe) and i was hoping to convey that message and i think this image does that very well, although not for you.
Thanks you for you confidence that i can do much better, but this map will have the certain style that i am aiming for, not some tourist representation.