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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby MrBenn on Sun Sep 06, 2009 9:53 am

I've knocked up some XML: http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/1/9/2 ... and-02.xml

The only thing I have some reservations about is the naming of the abbreviated territories within the XML...

    Staffordshire (Staffs)
    Worcestershire (Worcs)
    Derbyshire (Derby)
    Nottinghamshire (Notts)
    Northamptonshire (Northants)
    Bedfordshire (Beds)
    Huntingdonshire (Hunts)
    Cambridgeshire (Cambs)
    Hertfordshire (Herts)
    Oxfordshire (Oxford)
    Buckinghamshire (Bucks)
    Gloucestershire (Gloucs)
Currently I've labelled them as shown in that list, but I'm not convinced by it... Some other options I'm considering are:

1. Gloucestershire - Gloucs
2. Gloucs / Gloucestershire
3. Gloucs - Gloucestershire
4. Gloucs (Gloucestershire)

Any thoughts/suggestions?
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby saaimen on Sun Sep 06, 2009 10:04 am

Well the abbreviations should definitely go first, that's is more comfortable (especially to non-English players).
Parentheses are good for me...
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby alex951 on Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:50 pm

think the abbreviation will work
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby thenobodies80 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:49 am

Some people have criticized gimil's British Isles 2 because there isn't an easy pairing. (e.g. : oxon - oxfordshire), so I think that the best option is the fourth, abbreviation and parentheses.
First a player will read the territory name like it is written on the map, then he will be able to understand what is the real name (if the player wants ;) )

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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby the.killing.44 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:28 am

Numero quatro ;) =D>
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby samuelc812 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:53 am

Congrats MrBenn, great map, flawless imo =D>
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby Teflon Kris on Fri Sep 25, 2009 8:21 am

Sorry to throw this in amongst other discussion topics:

Have you dropped the 'no territory bonus idea?

Looking forward to playing this one, it's been a long time and a lot of work for you MrBenn - I'm sure it will be worth it =D>
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby MrBenn on Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:11 pm

Cheers DJ ;-)

I can't remember what happened with the "no territory bonus" idea in the end - I think I decided to leave it out while debating whether or not the gameplay would work.... I'm no longer sure whether it would be TOO confusing or not :lol:

Here's my immediate "to do" list for the XML:

1. Rename the abbreviated territories
2. Add in the starting neutral in Durham
3. Remember what was eventually decided about starting positions :lol:

Hopefully I'll find some time to make those amendments tonight :-s
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby MrBenn on Fri Sep 25, 2009 5:38 pm

1. Check
2. Check
3. Check

http://www.fileden.com/files/2009/1/9/2259283/England-03.xml

I'll double-check the XML when I'm not on the verge of falling asleep. :lol:
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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby thenobodies80 on Wed Sep 30, 2009 12:23 pm

Wonderful map MrBenn =D>

Only 3 small things:

Coordinates to fix:

Small Version:
  • Notts.

Big Version:
  • W Sussex

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  • Berkshire on the small version, it's possible to move a bit the name to the right ? (Partially covered with 888)

Everything else is ok. :)

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Re: England Map [D, GP, GR]

Postby MrBenn on Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:55 am

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Re: England Map [FF] p1/29

Postby thenobodies80 on Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:10 am

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Re: England Map [FF] p1/29

Postby thenobodies80 on Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:12 am

          Beta - Quenching

---The Final Forge period has concluded for the England Map. All objections have had their time. The Foundry and I hereby brand this map with the Foundry Beta Brand. Let it be known that this map is now ready for BETA Play. After an extended period of time in BETA and once all quirks and issues have been resolved, the map will be put into Full Play (barring any Lack vetoes).

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Re: England Map [FF] p1/29

Postby MrBenn on Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:34 pm

Woohoo \:D/

I can't believe it's almost been a year since I started this!
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Re: England Map [FF] p1/29

Postby Tupence on Sat Oct 03, 2009 2:48 pm

=D> I've been waiting for this map for ages! It's already lined up to be included in two of my tournaments! Well done MrBenn it looks great :D
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