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Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 14:43:46


Issander
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Hello!

I've made an Europe map recently, and after making territories bigger so they could fit army numbers, it will become public soon hopefully.
You can check it here: http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=8849

But I've already made another, smaller one, this time it's more realistic and more data-accurate version of Solar System map.

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=8959 (*)

I don't know about you, but whenever I've imagined I was ruler of a country located on Jupiter's or even Sun's surface I was confused.

I'd like to start few multi day games so I'm asking for volunteers that would like to participate.

*I know the map doesn't have bonuses yet. I'll do them today, and after that i'll start games - I'd like to have names for inviting until that :)
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 15:10:00

Lonteon
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I would love to join any of these maps. Which one is it you presenting now? Anyway I have checked them out and they look great both of them.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 15:11:03


The One
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I too would like to join. Nice Earth in solarsystem :)
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 16:08:11


Ironheart
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am in for both but in Europe map u should call British islands British isles
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 16:21:59


Moros 
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I don't agree with the names, "Better Europe" and "Better Solar System"
Since everyone thinks something different about each map, "better" is relative.
I suggest using "Alternative Europe" and "Alternative Solar System" For Europe you could also use "Industrial Europe" or "Demographic Europe"

And for your solar system map: won't space ports become huge bottlenecks on every planet/moon except earth?

And for Europe: I like it, but why did you make Friesland go all the way to Shlezwig-Holstein? And maybe you could make the bonus squares a little smaller?

Anyway, I'm always in for testing games and joining map development, so invite me if you can!
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 16:25:31


Moros 
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@Ironheart

Could you tell me the exact difference between isles and islands?
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 17:42:20

[REGL]Nighthawk30
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Im willing to Test either of them, just let me know which one to join :)
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 17:53:27


Issander
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The Europe map is already checked in multiplayer games and as I said it will become public soon if there won't be any more problems, so you'd be able to make games on it by yourself :)

Please don't be so strict about the territory names. Since english is not my native language I've spent a lot of time checking them. Mostly I was just changing the language of wiki site, but when I was almost sure I can do this I've omitted that part. Probably there will be more mistakes, but even on featured maps there are some: i. e. on classic Europe "Podlassie" which should be "Podlasie" ;)

@Moros:
I agree with that names thing. It could be irritating for some players and even offending for the authors of the other maps. To be honest, I wanted to name it "Realistic Europe" but that is taken. "Better" was just the word that I've quickly found in mind, and then I've just forgot to change it. I will do so.

Bottlenecks they may be, but as you see my maps are designed to be more realistic. Imagine it's 2512 and you're on one of Jupiter's moons, there is no chance that there would be more than one space port and therefore thus more than one place from where you could go into space, except for earth. I'll check while playing if that's not too annoying and consider adding other space port on Mars and Asteroids, maybe somewhere else too :)

And Friesland... I just had to make it bigger :) And since the provinces of netherlands are all small, i took some territory of Lower Saxony, which is big. And some part of Friesland lays in Germany, or at least the historical maps I've been viewing say so :)
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 17:59:56


Moros 
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Another one: Istria doesn't seem to be part of either Yugoslavia or Italy. And Albania definitely doesn't belong to Yugoslavia.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 18:24:33


The One
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In solarsystem theres a thing I dont really get. Is it meant to be"european spaceport" in south america?
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 18:26:09


Issander
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That's your mistake, not mine :) Check it - France has cosmoport in its colony in South America, which serves also for whole eropean space organization.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 18:27:22

wigibob
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I would definately be willing 2 test this map for you so count me in and keep me informed about whats happening with this map
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 18:36:52


Moros 
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Why is Venus called Wenus? Are you perhaps Russian?
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 18:41:24


Issander
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Just keep finding mistakes :)
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 19:02:47

Segrain
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On Europe map, it should be "Nizhny Novgorod", not "Niznhy". Also "Yaroslavl", not "Yaroslawl".
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 19:46:15


Issander
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All corrections done.
Two 2 on 2 games made.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 19:55:52


The One
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Ok. :) I dont know anything about spacestations, my fault, sorry!
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 20:28:47

Zibem
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I'd love to test your maps, I really like your more accurate setup of the Solar System.

And I noticed that you have Canada spelled "Kanada" in the Solar System map bonus.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 21:29:20


Gnullbegg 
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I like the look and feel of your Solar system map. Some nitpicking: dividing the asteroid belt into "southern" & "northern" parts doesn't seem right to me. Cardinal directions in space aren't applicable like that AFAIK (as I understand it, you definitely can't designate a "south" or "north" to the asteroid belt as a vast majority of the actual objects would be gathered around the equator of the celestial sphere). Also, it just sounds weird...
The moons of Mars are called "Phobos" & "Deimos" (instead of "Daimos") and it's "Ganymede" (instead of "Ganimedes") in English.
I don't know how much you want to go into detail but the actual Russian spaceport Baikonur is a bit more to the south (around 45° N, whereas it seems to be around 70° N on your map).

How about adding a Dyson sphere bonus close to (around) the Sun? Or some isotope collectors on the surfaces of the gas giants? Because IMO a few more territories/bonuses could benefit the map.

PS: I'd definitely want to be in for a testing game! ;)
PPS: As a citizen of Europe, I must strongly object to the fact that the EU has no connection to it's own spaceport! :P
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 22:00:27


Issander
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I was sitting there, thinking of it and couldn't find the right words! From the first moment I knew i would change the "southern" and "northern" at the moment I find better words :) Any suggestions?
Misspelled names will be corrected.
As I was doing Europe map I've learned that Russiand are planning on making Plesetsk their main cosmodrome, close to Arkhangelsk, and I've drawn that one :)
I'm european too. But 1) there are obviously many lines that shows connections and I did not want to have more 2) Europe (France especially) has remainings of colonies in almost every continent. So if we decide that it is one with its colonies, it should touch almost everything :)
And I'm definitely drawing more territories. I just have to make it realistic. I have already one idea, thanks for the next.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 22:26:16


Ace Windu 
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On your Europe map, the Republic of Ireland should definitely be included in the Catholic bonus.

On the Solar System one, one of the Mercury territories is spelt incorrectly: "Merkury"
"Kanada" should be "Canada."
"Comunication Satellites" should be "Communication Satellites."
There are two territories named Europa.

The European Space Port is in Latin America? Why is that?

Btw, the map looks very nice but I also agree it could do with a few more territories.
Well done! :D
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 22:31:00


Issander
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Thanks for showing me my spelling mistakes, I'll correct them as soon as I'll finish the testing games that are going on.
European space port is already explained.
There are one territory called Europe and one called Europa. Europa is correct name for one of the moons.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 22:35:10


Ace Windu 
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I know Europa is a moon, but there is also a Europa in the northern asteroids
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 22:54:24


Issander
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My mistake. I'll put the numbers of asteroids before their names.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/26/2012 23:55:49


Gnullbegg 
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Well it could be something fairly straightforward like maybe "Main belt sector one/two".
Btw you could also add another - bigger - asteroid bonus, representing the Kuiper belt beyond the orbit of Neptune. You would probably have to increase the map size, but then you'd have the chance to portray the outer solar system in a bit more detail. You could also add the Trojans of Jupiter.
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/27/2012 02:45:21


[REGL]Hellgunner23
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i'd love to test!
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/27/2012 03:25:24


[WM] Dazed & Insane 
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I'm game
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/27/2012 12:10:56


The One
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one thing in europemap: In sweden its not Gotland in the middle (Gotland is the biggest Island in Sweden), Its called "Götaland" or maybe in english Gotaland :)

/From a swedish-man
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/27/2012 12:19:22


The One
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And why do France have 13 armies/turn with 19 teritories and
spain got 9 armies/turn and 21 territories

Rhodos in Greece should be Rhodes (in english

:):):):)
Anybody wants to test new map?: 1/28/2012 04:40:02


Issander
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Bacause it's GDP-based bonus, not howmuchterritoriesithas-based bonus. It's stressed in the message on the map.
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