Fellow pals, mapmakers, friends and forum lurkers.
Having had several complains about my Diplomacy world huge map I've decided to remake my entire map again promising several huge changes to it. In regards to the look of the map, gameplay, bonusses and income. I've received this critique from private messages and reviews of the map and I personally couldn't agree with them more. The huge map has several flaws attached to it. With the biggest being the unrealistic and controversial army income you get from the territories which in almost no aspect correlates with the actual total gdp of nations. Plus stand alone that whenever someone uses this map for diplo purposes , the host has to alter the value of the '0' valued bonusses of the map at the beginning in order to make the map even playable. I understand the lack of accuracay and would like to redo the entire map again giving territories a more realistic value and the income more gdp-based.
The annoying colored numbers inside the territories have also been an issue as well. They've been called out for being too distracting and confusing. Especially the second part is true whenever the host wants to alter the value of that specific territory. Then the said value on the map doesn't make sense anymore. That's why I'm going to get rid of those numbers and replace them with colors. Simple colors. Colors that much like the numbers, have different colors for their value so you can recognise how much they're worth. Colors inside territories don't take large space as numbers and will be ideally better.
Furthermore since I'm already busy revamping the map, I'm also open for any new suggestions like adding new territories to the map or reshaping them in order to form historical or important regions. Any ideas for gameplay is also appreciated like for example putting sea territories in the map or something.
Ultimately the army income per territory will also be drastically changed to reflect reality. The current diplo map that is public has a bonus range from 1 to 30 armies per territory. This version will rise that number from 1 to 100. (or more!)
Coming back to the thread you guys have to help me with giving me advice and partially deciding what you like better (will create a few polls to implement some map changes/preferences). You can pretty much say a lot of things are going to be democratically decided lel. This map also takes a long time to develop so expect this thread to appear on the mapdev forum for a couple of months. I hope I'll create the best diplo map there ever was and make it suitable for all time-periods and make it's sure it's detailed beyond belief.
and if you're really curious how the version currently looks in Inkscape, here it is:
Note that some pacific islands are moved to the opposite side of the map so that map size can be increased allowing for more space in the map
Edited 4/30/2017 20:01:09