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Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 18:26:48


ChrisCMU 
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I am working on this map (thanks for the idea of using the basin Qi):

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=29313

It is obviously still a work in progress, but I have a question for you map makers. What determines which bonus is on top (if overlapping)? I have a bonus for major cities on there (like Chicago), but those territories also belong to a larger bonus for the Watershed (Lake) they belong to. How do I show the territory color as the city bonus and not the 'super' bonus?

EDIT - Figured it out. It is based on when the bonus is added to the map. I deleted a super bonus and added it back in and it was under the older bonus.

Edited 2/4/2014 18:29:20
Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 18:32:15


ChrisCMU 
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Also, I will be fixing overlapping boundaries (can't see both), but not until I divide the territories between bonuses first.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 19:20:52

Incognito
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Interesting. Superior is a big mama.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 19:57:17


BearsBeetsBattlestarGalactica
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You can even make a bonus be on top simply by clicking on edit in the bonus window, and accepting. This gives that specific bonus precedence over the others.

EDIT: Apparently this doesn't work.

Edited 2/4/2014 21:58:56
Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 20:06:13


Moros 
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@BBBG
That doesn't work, when you reload the map everything is back to normal. You should select all territories in the bonus you want not to be visible, and double-click the checkbox that says they belong to that bonus. That is a permanent solution.

And this map looks very good so far! I am glad you haven't used the terrible square counties America seems to be fond of as divisions.

Edited 2/4/2014 20:07:06
Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 21:50:34


ChrisCMU 
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Yeah, Michigan is loaded with square counties. I went with subwatersheds since it is a basin map. I have added all territories, and grouped them by watershed (bonuses). Now I just need to tweak some of the bonus amounts based on how easy they are to obtain to make it more balanced. I welcome any suggestions there on bonus amount changes.

Once I have that set, I will add the super bonuses in (I would guess most would play without them, but it is nice to have them available).
Great Lakes Basin: 2/4/2014 21:53:19


ChrisCMU 
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This might be better suited to 2v2 than 1v1 with 167 territories. I could combine some, but not sure if I want to do that or not.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/5/2014 00:04:15


ChrisCMU 
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Updated with lake depths added.

TO DO:
-Balance Bonus Amounts
-Territory Names
-Territory Center Points
-Territory Connections
-Territory Connection lines
-Add Beaver Island and connections?
-Super Bonuses for Lake Watersheds

Edited 2/5/2014 00:31:15
Great Lakes Basin: 2/5/2014 14:29:13


Wenyun 
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And this map looks very good so far! I am glad you haven't used the terrible square counties America seems to be fond of as divisions.

Meh, it's practical, just very uncreative (and not very good for Warlight/real wars, as you have no clue where natural boundaries are.)
Great Lakes Basin: 2/5/2014 15:56:19


ChrisCMU 
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What do you mean by not having natural boundaries? Would you like to see state lines in the territory boundaries? I'm not sure why that would be important, but I can do that if it makes the map read better I suppose.

I am going to combine a bunch of territories to reduce the number and balance it some. I had to start by just tracing every subwatershed first because I had no idea how many there would be.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/5/2014 16:05:50


Wenyun 
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I was referring to the square boundaries there. Most of your boundaries are actually pretty good.

Admittedly, though, some of these territories/borders look forced (When they become thin lines)
Great Lakes Basin: 2/5/2014 17:20:34


ChrisCMU 
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I have just done some major rework on it. I combined a bunch of territories to get it down to 110, and reworked some bonuses in the process. What do you think?
Great Lakes Basin: 2/8/2014 10:28:21

CROivan
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Islands of Keweenaw (in Lake Superior) is a part of USA and should be part of bonus Keweenaw, not bonus Thunder Bay.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/9/2014 05:36:58


ChrisCMU 
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You are talking about isle royal? Yes it is US land, but this is not a political map. It is a drainage map and the territories are all based on flow of water only
Great Lakes Basin: 2/9/2014 18:27:49


Mycroft
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This looks like an interesting map. Lots of chokepoints. If you need a test player just invite me.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/19/2014 23:56:18


ChrisCMU 
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Updated a lot, please give me feedback:
http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=29313

TO DO:
-Balance Bonus Amounts?
-Territory Names

Edited 2/19/2014 23:56:29
Great Lakes Basin: 2/20/2014 09:46:09


Moros 
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-Make inter-bonus borders adjacent.
Great Lakes Basin: 2/20/2014 11:14:38


ā™ˆ§IRIÜSā™ˆ 
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Nice map Chris :)
Great Lakes Basin: 2/20/2014 15:49:07


ChrisCMU 
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Yeah, that was on my list Moros, thanks. I am waiting until I play some test games on it in case I change a territory to a different bonus. The only one I separated was around Detroit, I have to do the rest after testing.
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