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Postby gavin_sidhu on Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:30 am

North has to be where it is, but I dont like the symbol you are using. Move the North sign all into the North Pole territory. Since you connected Victoria Island to North American Ice, you don't need to connect North American Ice to North Greenland (I know i was the one who suggested that to you in the first place).
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Postby Marvaddin on Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:44 am

Great job. These are my final suggestions for now:

1) Change the colour key, so both green continents arent neighbours. Change it with Scandinavia?
2) Correct some colours in the legend that are too bright.
3) I would like a bigger title.
4) I think Europe Russia and W. Asia should have same bonus.
5) Maybe change North Pole territory name?
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Postby AndyDufresne on Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:33 pm

I agree with most of what marv has suggested. Perhaps you could reorganize the legend order from 'top map --> down', or some order that would be easy enough to understand and keep the alike colors away from each other.

Regarding the West Asia and European Russia it does look like they are twins, and should have the same bonus, unless you see know of some specific reasoning why you have it 7.

Regarding the bonus legend, some of the names are a little hard on the eyes. Is it at all possible to add perhaps a black outline around the text, so it isn't bright on the gray back? A nice little buffer might create something easier on the eyes.


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Postby Qwert on Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:23 pm

my apology to author bad speler

andy do you get my message for EASTERN FRONT map?
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Postby Bad Speler on Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:59 pm

Marvaddin wrote:Great job. These are my final suggestions for now:

1) Change the colour key, so both green continents arent neighbours. Change it with Scandinavia?
2) Correct some colours in the legend that are too bright.
3) I would like a bigger title.
4) I think Europe Russia and W. Asia should have same bonus.
5) Maybe change North Pole territory name?

1. I just want to make sure i understand clearly. Do you mean move around the names in the key, or change the actual colour on the map?
2. Will do
3. even bigger??? alright, i'll see what i can manage
4. i'll fix that
5. If you can suggest a better name, then I will change it.
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Postby Marvaddin on Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:50 am

Bad Speler wrote:1. I just want to make sure i understand clearly. Do you mean move around the names in the key, or change the actual colour on the map?
5. If you can suggest a better name, then I will change it.

1. Change the colours in the map, was my suggestion.
5. Hmmm... scandinavian ice? european ice? You know, ice has no names... but if you can name some ice russian ice, you can do the same in other area :)
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Postby Bad Speler on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:18 pm

Here's the next update. Changes I've made are:

1. Eur. Russia and E. Asia have switched colours
2. Taken a stab at correcting the colours in the legend, please specify which ones i may have missed
3. Made the title bigger
4. Changed W. Asia bonus to 6
5. Changed North Pole to European Ice
6. Added a very thin outline around the words of the legend.
7. Rearranged the legend again, they are in counterclockwise order, starting from E. Asia.
8. Tried a different North symbol (can i get more people's opinions on this?)

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Postby DublinDoogey on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:25 pm

It's looking good, I like the new North Pole symbol.

I can see why people wouldn't want that territory named "North Pole" but I think that that would be the best option... European Ice is kind of akward, it's not really all that close to Europe. Just my two cents though.
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Postby reverend_kyle on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:37 pm

i like, legend is harder to read.
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Postby Bad Speler on Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:55 pm

Ok, ive tinkered with the legend a bit, is it good now?

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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:02 am

wasnt bad to begin with.. just slightly hard to read..


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Postby gavin_sidhu on Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:31 am

DublinDoogey wrote:It's looking good, I like the new North Pole symbol.

I can see why people wouldn't want that territory named "North Pole" but I think that that would be the best option... European Ice is kind of akward, it's not really all that close to Europe. Just my two cents though.
Excellent conclusion Dublin, agree with u exactly. The reason I asked you to move the border of North American Ice and the former North Pole before was to allow the north symbol to be completely in the North Pole, would look weird if it was half in NA ice when the country was named North Pole. European Ice is not a good name, change it back plz.

Heres my 2 cents, straighten the top right and bottom left corner so it goes straign out of the map and get rid of the black line on the right and bottom. Just my two cents but i believe it would look better.
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Postby Bad Speler on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:22 pm

I will rename European Ice North Pole. But first here's the legend gavin suggested

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To me this looks a bit odd, but lets here everyone elses opinion.
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Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:42 pm

Is it all possible to add a black or some sort of outline to the letters? That would surely help break up the light on light, making it easier to read

Regarding the name...how about 'Barents Ice'...in reference to the Barents Sea which is in that general area. I like it better than North Pole and European Ice.


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Postby Bad Speler on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:52 pm

I've put both of Andy's suggestions in now.

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Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Dec 22, 2006 2:55 pm

Curious, have you experimented with Regular font type, rather than italicized?


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Postby wicked on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:04 pm

Where's the Pole? No, not the stripper pole, the NORTH POLE... the actual pole! And Santa's house? :lol:
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Postby Bad Speler on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:05 pm

Better?

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Postby onbekende on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:29 pm

wicked wrote:Where's the Pole? No, not the stripper pole, the NORTH POLE... the actual pole! And Santa's house? :lol:

agreed, lets put on the magnetic north pole too, you know, the one that is shifting position
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Postby happysadfun on Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:23 pm

Yes. It ranges around the earth on the same latitude as Ellesmere. It's actually the top of the earth, considering the axis.
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Postby Bad Speler on Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:43 pm

yep, from what i searched its right about where the word "island" is in elsemere island. I don't think I'd be able to add that.
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Postby TravelingAngel on Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:28 pm

Good, or at least better then the current Middle East Map :sick:


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Postby dafranca on Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:11 pm

If you get the black borders from the letters of you just unitalicized, we would read much better.

Like in this map: http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/804/arctic10bu3.png
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Postby Bad Speler on Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:12 pm

Ok, I've removed the black outline from the words as it seemed to be unreadable anyway i try it.

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Postby reverend_kyle on Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:23 pm

better without the black outline.
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