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finally done, my first map =): 2/24/2014 22:30:32


Ranek
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Hi this is my first map:
http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=30127

and I'm actually not sure what I'm supposed to do next. I would really appreciate your hints.

greets Ranek

Edited 2/24/2014 22:31:14
finally done, my first map =): 2/24/2014 22:54:29


ChrisCMU 
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Do some test games. You will find missing territory links, balance issues, etc.

Plus those players can give you more extensive feedback.
finally done, my first map =): 2/24/2014 22:59:14


Gnullbegg 
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That's pretty impressive for a first map! Looks good! Have you had a test game on it yet? It's usually a good idea to do that, just a quick practice FFA with some volunteers to look for weird or imbalanced bonus values, missing connections etc.

I'd join.
finally done, my first map =): 2/24/2014 23:13:00


Ranek
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I didnt had a test game so far. foolishly i dont know how to start a game with this map^^
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 00:37:40


Ranek
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at Gnullbegg: thanks for the praise and the mail with the instructions =)
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 00:46:47

Hennns
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Missing connections:

Justizevollzugsanstalt-Krupp Berg
Justizevollzugsanstalt-Akademie Der Kunste
Nauheim-Ahrweiler

The map looks very nice :)
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 01:13:25


Ranek
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Thanks Hennns =)
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 09:43:40


ps 
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congrats
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 15:25:30


Moros 
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I would like to help testing it!

Edited 2/25/2014 15:25:44
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 15:38:28


ChrisCMU 
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Ranek - You have to switch the version mode (in the menu before editing it) to "Testing"

Then you can make test games on it (it will appear in the normal create game menu under the drop down called "My Maps for Testing"). Note that if you switch it back to development (to make modifications), it will delete all games active with the map. So I suggest making it a practice game and not switch modes until the game is done or you find serious issues that need fixing.
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 15:47:17


ChrisCMU 
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Hit me up via mail if that is confusing (I check forums, but not as fast as mail).

It is a very good map for a first run. Some suggestions:

1) Move bonus links inside the bonus (unless they overlap armies). It makes the map very confusing when you have to click every link to find out where the bonus is. I think the shields are fine on the side though (mega bonuses)

2) Some of the boats seem very close to the shore, but do not connect. Should they?

3) the boats in the river are confusing, are they supposed to be territories and connect? Some of the linking lines don't quite touch the boats in the river either.
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 16:41:04


Ranek
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thanks a lot - i will change a few things and send a new link afterwards
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 18:25:56


Ranek
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finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 19:42:19


{rp} Clavicus Vile 
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Very nice map, well done!
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 19:49:48


ChrisCMU 
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I still think you should move bonus links inside bonuses. In some cases they are not even in the corresponding position (like Fennepfuhl area where the 2 bonus link is to the left, but the 2 bonus is actually on the right in there).

I just think the bonus links are a bit confusing overall.
finally done, my first map =): 2/25/2014 20:14:51


Ranek
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at Chris: thanks for your suggestion, but my intention was to show the connection between the minor and medium bonuses. the colour need to be helpful enough to identify the right bonus for the related territories

is there anybody else who would join a test game? I would make a multi day practice game.

Edited 2/25/2014 21:38:51
finally done, my first map =): 2/26/2014 15:37:03


ChrisCMU 
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I get what you are trying to do there, but if so, you need to at least arrange them right. The one I mentioned is ordered wrong. Also Wigandstal is also (the 3 and 5 should trade places). It would be more obvious if the colors were not so close within the medium bonuses. I know that is intentional (to have same color family), but it makes it hard to interpret the map quickly.

Other examples of configuration of bonus links being odd:

PankeTal
Woltersdorf

Basically, if you are going to use this method, you should place the bonus link around the medium bonus link in the same location the bonus is in relation to others.
finally done, my first map =): 2/26/2014 15:41:38


ChrisCMU 
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Look at the Europe portion here for an example:

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=5282036

The bonus links are arranged how the countries are on the map. Not just in random order.
finally done, my first map =): 2/26/2014 16:34:29


Ranek
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thanks, looks good, too - I will keep that in mind. and i will see what i like most in the end - but i really appreciate your effort in conviction work^^

Edited 2/26/2014 16:37:32
finally done, my first map =): 2/27/2014 10:46:40


ā™ˆ§IRIÜSā™ˆ 
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nice map =D i would like to test the map if you have spots left ^^
finally done, my first map =): 3/1/2014 14:49:49


MrOobling
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Perhaps make the outside coats of arms larger. Currently, it is hard to read/ see the coats of arms unless fully zoomed in.
finally done, my first map =): 3/5/2014 01:03:12


Ranek
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at Sirius: thanks, and sry you've been a little late, i've allready started the testgame

at oobling: what do you mean with 'coats'? sry that i need to ask for the word - but the translation doesnt make any sense to me.
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