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Postby cowshrptrn on Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:16 pm

I started a New York City Map, i don't know if anyone has started one already, but since none were on the front page i thought i'd give it a shot.

I just did a rough sketch, i'll find good place names (i fudged a map i found and traced w/ some xtra borders cus it was too plain)

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I'll put a river between Manhattan and Bronx, plus i might split some into two continents, but i kind of like having a few huge continents, might make gameplay a bit mroe agressive.
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Postby casper on Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:30 pm

there's already a new york city thread...

http://www.conquerclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=737

although it seems like the map has been totally abandoned. a shame since it was looking like a good start.
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Postby cowshrptrn on Fri Aug 25, 2006 10:48 pm

wow, that one looked pretty cool.

i was thinking of implementing the airport attack scheme, but i dont' have New Jersey, and Laguardia and JFK are in the same continent, not too far apart, so i abandoned it. The non-adjacent attack mechanic's not an original idea anymore so i could just abandon it
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Postby DublinDoogey on Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:00 pm

Personally, what you've got so far is already better than the original author's version of a nyc map
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Postby cowshrptrn on Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:36 pm

Heres what i have for continent bonuses

The Bronx (red): 4
Manhattan (Green): 2
Queens (blue): 6-7
Brooklyn (yellow): 4 (i added 2 more countries btw which might be one more border)
Staten Island (orange): 4
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:07 am

ok, final rought draft, if i don't finish this by the coming thursday, it will probably b a while, since i'm going on vacation + have college apps once i get back

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Postby gavin_sidhu on Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:24 am

So where having two people create a new york city map and seeing letting the better one onto the site?
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Postby Phobia on Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:47 am

nope, no one has posted in that thread for a couple of months now, so im guessing its abandoned. i like this one, i say we start working from this
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:18 pm

i'm probably posting too many at once, but i want to get your opinion on the background, i think it really adds the whole battle theme to the board

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Postby reverend_kyle on Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:51 pm

the black connectors and river suck like none other.
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:27 pm

yeah, but they're temporary, this is jsut a concept, i'll replace them w/ bridges and boats when i make them

Right now i'm looking for gameplay feedpack, any borders i should make/get rid of, any changes in the values of the continents etc.
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Postby Evil Pope on Sat Aug 26, 2006 3:40 pm

The bronx and Brooklyn should be worth more than staten island, as they've got more borders and more countries..
Maybe be staten island could have a bonus of 3 instead, and brooklyn could go up to 5..
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:20 pm

I'm thinking of putting a barrier between parts of brooklyn and Queens, because queens has 6 borders. I coudl give it an obscene bonus, like 8-10 but i think its better for gameplay if i put a border in

what do u guys think?
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Postby DublinDoogey on Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:03 pm

I *really* like the background, maybe fade the colors of the map a bit to make it match?

And unless you make some awesome bridge, I like the simple black trail of dots connecting countries, it looks like there would be a ferry line there.
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 5:19 pm

I want to make the map pop a bit, so i chose a muted tone for the background.

Improved the manhattan-The Bronx river

Got rid ofClifton-Dyker Heights (brooklyn has enough borders)

Changed color of South Beach-Coney Island, and Clifton-SoHo so you can see them (still needs improvement, i know. I'm open to any suggestions)

Iproved shorter-span bridges, i might make it gray and yellow, so it looks more bridge-like

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Postby happysadfun on Sat Aug 26, 2006 8:00 pm

somebody tried this before. add more emphasis to manhattan.
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Postby lilwdlnddude on Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:13 pm

DublinDoogey wrote:Personally, what you've got so far is already better than the original author's version of a nyc map


totaly agree. keep the good work coming. Im impressed. Even all the countries and everything is well put together. nice work.
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sat Aug 26, 2006 10:22 pm

I want your opinion on the background, whether i should have the grainy one, or this smoothed out one, i also changed the shade of the roads

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i realise its a bit ahrd to read Brooklyn, i'll make a map key, in a nice isolated box, so ignore that for now
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Postby Evil Pope on Sun Aug 27, 2006 12:20 pm

cowshrptrn wrote:Image

This backround is better, imo..
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:35 pm

slightly off topic, but does anyone know how to make custom paintbrushes in Photoshop?
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Postby P Gizzle on Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:20 pm

mayb Staten Is. could have a 2 bonus, and Bronx would have 5... Other than that it's great!
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Postby cowshrptrn on Sun Aug 27, 2006 9:14 pm

Staten island is a bit big for a 2, but i coudl definately see bronx having 5

I'm not putting more countries in manhattan because i think it woudl be better if i had at least one small continent to make the games go a bit faster
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Postby cowshrptrn on Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:23 am

I added a key, i think it looks ok, it might be a bit hard to read in some spots, so i might have to change the background to a solid color

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I'll also probably add a bottom and top border so it looks more finished, (i just realised that as i was posting this)
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Postby P Gizzle on Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:25 am

it's lookin great! i can't wait to play it. it should be fun!
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Postby Bad Speler on Mon Aug 28, 2006 11:31 am

Just two suggestions. You might want to consider upping the bonus of Queens to 8, as it has 6 countries to defend (not even Asia in the classic map has that many to defend). Also you might want to make the connection between South Beach and Coney Island more apparent
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