I don't get it. There's been a whole lot of arguing about saturation/brightness/... and there was a good compromise everyone agreed on.
If I go to page 1 of this thread now, the map looks beautiful.
But go to "Game Finder" and click the thumbnail there (or FWIW, just have a look at a game) and say what you see.
I see a muted, 'dead' version of the colourful map you created here.
I notice the same thing. The images I submitted were the same ones posted in this thread, but the product we are seeing in games does look muted or washed out. I don't know what is causing that discrepancy, but maybe it can be fixed.
timl2k9 wrote:This is just my honest opinion, the new map is hard to look at. I think you did a beautiful job, but having the continents all the same color plus all the lines going everywhere, well, maybe it will grow on me.
I responded to your PM already, and said that distinct regions like Classic Art were not possible and it was mandated to use points connected by lines like in Classic Shapes. As for the coloring of the continents - the earth tone scheme was picked to differentiate from other maps and to give a more realistic feel to the map. I hope that it will grow on you, because as often seen on CC change is hard to adjust to. After time most users like the change, but I understand the big shock can be tough to get over!