Industrial Helix wrote:I like it better than Scania's version.
Is that railroad a real existing railroad or...
I think. I noticed a lot of maps I was looking at had the rail line in there, so I decided that it must be important, so I thought I would put it in.
What's with the love for grain on the maps as of late? I'd prefer it without or lightened up some.
I will possibly lighten it up, but without it it is a little dull.
The pic int he lower right seems pointless.
I wanted to fill the space, but I just put that one there to see how it looks. Eventually there will be a more relevant picture of something of greater importance.
Graphics are clearly better than in the old version.
But i think that there's the same weak point : Latvia is a no man's land due it's central position, i think it forces players to rush to the two edges of the map and stack troops. Your bonus system helps a bit but it isn't enough imo.
Maybe +1 for every 3 in Latvia would make more sense?
Rail bonus and capital are the same bonus?....and....12 troops for 3 regions?
I guess I need to make that clearer, the 12 is for holding the whole rail line, meaning all the territories the tracks go through on the map. It might still be high, but it is 12 troops for 12 regions
Maybe you could give +1 for each station and leave the +3 bonus for all capitals....anyway a double bonus sounds strange to me.
On the whole a good start
Looking forward your next update
edbeard wrote:I like the unique bonus system.
For Latvia, I think currently while being in the middle is tough, +3 for 3 seems a bit high. That's where everyone is going to focus. Get a nice drop there and you're in control.
I might drop Estonia to +2 for every 4, Latvia to +2 for every 3, and Lithuania as +1 for every 3. Problem with dropping them down in territory needs is people get bonuses more often on the drop. Definitely +3 for 3 seems way too high. Maybe +3 for 4? Seems like too many territories to be effective.
It is actually +3 for 8, just a bad font. I think that might be to hard to hold though.
Actually, here's what I'd do. I recommend taking the idea a bit further. Do something like this for all the countries. +3 for 4. +5 for 7. etc. you can control the bonuses a bit more effectively. balancing the gameplay.
More importantly. Yes. I believe this is more important than the gameplay right now. 840x800 is the MAXIMUM. sorry to shout but you certainly don't need the max here. Some maps need that (Supermax, WWII Europe). Your map could probably be 700x675 or so. (700x666.66 is what it actually comes to but I'm making the number a bit nicer)
Yeah, I will probably make it smaller soon. Either I will cut bits and pieces off or I will just shrink it down.
I'm not sure you need something in that corner. definitely what you have now isn't very good. flags would be quite small to have each. rail is a gameplay gimmick not a focus of the map so it doesn't fit quite well. It's a possible spot for the title. The title? Yes. look at the comments that follow
The Bonues (oops!!) are not quite readable at this point. Grey on blue. Very similar. mmmm. Anyway, I'd increase the size a bit. Make the text black. You could move it up to the top left corner and move the title to the bottom right corner. The bottom right corner? but there's something there already! see the comments above (but don't get caught in a loop).
Yeah, so far I hadn't put much thought into where everything is. I might move the bonuses to the corner where the picture is now, but keep the title where it is. The bonuses do need to be made clearer, so I will make them darker and maybe a less bold font, that much make it hard to read with the current size.
well I'm not a master in bonuses but it's true you need something in the middle like an impassible...On the other hand, I realy like the way of collecting bonus, very original. I checked the map of Latvia, I noticed a major forest starting at Riga and continuing towards the south-east. And the top in the left of Latvia, can you make it a bit more narrow, so its more like a some sort of peninsula, you could do a bottleneck there?
But about the graphics:
-it looks a bit dusty, so drop the grain...maybe look for some additional distinctive color. (for example a title and the color of the regions?)
I got rid of the noise, added a texture below. Is it any better?
- I like the 'comic' style of the font but do you need that heavy black stroke bordering with the sea?
I will change that, it probably isn't necessary.
-is it already the right scale? I would cut off some pixles in the left and right, their is a bit too much dead space...and it will make your map more elegant.
I changed the size, it is now 709x777, I think.
- yes, the picture is pointless...but what I graphicaly like about the baltics is their flags. Maybe you can add the flags in or next their countries? maybe a bit hard, because they all have some heavy colors... just a thought
Now there is nothing, does it look like it needs something?
-make the x-borders kaloeda liepaja telsiai turkunst /and/ jelgave siautiai telsiai turkunst ab it more clear, i think it will be hard to see what country you can attack on a small size map.
I will. There were even worse before, I think in real life they actually are just X borders, I moved them a bit already.
DubWarrior wrote:Some nice improvements, It's true I don't think you need a photo of something just to fill the dead space.
I like the new size too.
small thing i noticed; there is ' bonues' in the top, shouldn't that be 'bonus' of 'bonuses'?
Yes, spelling is not my forte (at first I misspelled Baltic)
You also realy need to replace those borders a bit more, on a small size they will look like an X-border?
Yes, I must change that still.
What about the peninsula idea?
Can you clarify it more, I am not quite sure what you mean?
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amazzony wrote:I'm clearly really interested in this map because I'm from Estonia so first of all wanted to say "YAAAAY!" and wish you good luck with it! I'll surely comment more tomorrow and give you some correct names (especially about Estonia) because I know that our county/city names can be pain the butt
captainwalrus wrote:amazzony wrote:I'm clearly really interested in this map because I'm from Estonia so first of all wanted to say "YAAAAY!" and wish you good luck with it! I'll surely comment more tomorrow and give you some correct names (especially about Estonia) because I know that our county/city names can be pain the butt
Yes, I am sorry if I misspelled everything.
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