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My first map, go easy on me.: 3/4/2014 22:27:30


NecessaryEagle 
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I wanted to get into map-making, so I took on the task of making "Medium Earth" with only hex territories. There is an added bonus in the NorthEast of the map, made from the previous 4 neutrals, which should slightly tweak the strategies, but mostly this was just for fun and to learn. I'd love any feedback and anything I missed (connections, names, etc). I made this map in 4 hours and 50 minutes, so it may not be perfect. I'm not going to test it until tomorrow, however.

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=30384
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 00:13:34

E Masterpierround
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Sweden is spelled wrong, Great Planes should be Great Plains and Ethiopia got Egypt's connections to Saudi Arabia and Israel.

Edited 3/5/2014 00:15:38
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 00:19:18


ChrisCMU 
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Interesting idea. Though I find it much harder to interpret with all the line connections. Visually it doesn't flow like normal ME, even if it is the same exact function.
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 00:41:34

E Masterpierround
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ya but not flowing creates a challenge... My guess is that that map will be harder to play than normal ME
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 01:03:01


NecessaryEagle 
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Thanks master.

And yeah, it is a bit difficult to tell what's going on at first, although while playing with it, it seems to have gotten easier. My favorite part of it is the new bonus though, as the original 3-drops are always contended. My only fear with it is that it might make the Asian area less stable and have more picks, as there's a cluster of value picks there.
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 03:08:49


Richard Sharpe 
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Missing Nunavut to Quebec
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 18:46:41


NecessaryEagle 
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Updated version. Triple-check all connections, triple-checked that they're correct to the original map, fixed a couple centers, fixed E. Africa, and published.

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=30396

Edited 3/5/2014 18:49:14
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 20:59:41


Nightshade
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There's already been something very similar to this:

http://warlight.net/Map?ID=9350

Although it is regular earth, not medium earth.

Edited 3/5/2014 21:00:31
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 21:09:23


Moros 
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Tazmania -> Tasmania
Great Brittain -> United Kingdom (or Great Britain if you really want to)
qaanaaq -> Qaanaaq
Isreal -> Israel
Tadschikistan -> Tajikistan
Jessej -> Yessey
Mys Lopakt -> Mys Lopatka
Quinghai -> Qinghai
New Southwales -> New South Wales
Novolazarevskya -> Novolazarevskaya
Southwest -> Southwest USA (we don't all live in the USA)
Midwest -> Midwest USA
Itseqqortoormiit -> Ittoqqortoormiit
Danmark Havn -> Danmarkshavn
Lybia -> Libya

Next time you should also triple-check the spelling.

Edited 3/5/2014 21:10:37
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 21:12:51


NecessaryEagle 
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Thanks Nightshade, I was already aware of that map.

My map is in no way meant to be "original". It's instead meant to be a competitive-level map that is fun and I could learn map-making on. My next map will indeed be original. Also, There are many differences between my map and that one. The first being, as you said, that they're based on two completely different maps. The second being that mine is much more "correct" to the original, having the same territories and connections, other than the small change with the old neutral territories. Also, my map is visually much different and keeps the general high-level of strategy of the original, which has always been 'the' standard map to play on (not saying best).
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 21:15:07


Nightshade
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Not to mention that your map will load MUCH faster on mobile devices.
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 21:25:01


NecessaryEagle 
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Well put Moros, although to be fair, many of those I got from the original Medium Earth map, and I dispute Danmark Havn as I've seen both, so I'm not quite sure which is correct. To be safe, I went with what the original map has.
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 22:39:08

Hennns
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Nice work so far eagle :D

Moros is correct about Danmarkshavn btw, it's the name of a small weather station.
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 22:45:23


NecessaryEagle 
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oh well, I've already submitted it, and it doesn't matter a whole lot, and it's also that way on the Medium Earth (Fizzer) map.....so I'm gonna say even if it's not perfect, it's up to standard xD
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 22:54:35


<SNinja>gg
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with all of the connections it will make guessing that much harder... and more strategic as they can come from any direction
My first map, go easy on me.: 3/5/2014 22:55:51


NecessaryEagle 
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Not quite sure what you mean gg. There are the same amount of connections, it just looks more complicated because the territories are separated.
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