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Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 3/31/2012 21:39:24

Boudicca
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http://WarLight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=11678

I know I'v still got some broken links out there. And any suggestions you have would be awesome! This is my first map. Thanks
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 3/31/2012 22:46:23


Moros 
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Nice map, but I miss Olympus Mons. :(
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 3/31/2012 23:04:04

Boudicca
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Good point! I added it in! Thanks :)
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 3/31/2012 23:13:19


Moros 
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Ok. And here's an other idea: could you make the small bonuses have a color more like the bigger ones? Now it's random, and that might be hard to see which bonus belongs to which superbonus when playing. For example you could, if you make Aeonia green, make the western part light green, the central part medium and the eastern part dark green. Just an idea, not a command.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 02:03:25


Frankdeslimste • apex 
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Why do Pavonis Mons and Hebes connect to eachother, it seems to me that they shouldn't connect, same goes for Sirenum Montes - Daedalia, Vogel - Hellas Port, Promethel - Kepler and Systis Major - Nili.

I guess you probably just forgot to drew the lines that show they should connect. But nonetheless it is a nice map and I would love to help you test.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 02:35:27

Boudicca
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Thanks! I have addressed those issues now :)
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 13:43:18


Ironheart
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can i still test
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 15:04:55


Moros 
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Oh, I see you have edited the colors for Aonia, but what I meant was for every bonus to be colored after it's super-bonus. And, the territories should then receive the color of the small bonuses. Like [this](http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=1702) map.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 18:19:51

Boudicca
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@ Moros On the mars map some of the super bonuses have a lot of smaller bonuses, like Tempe Terra has five smaller bonuses with in it. Each super bonus or "country" has its boundaries outlined on the map and is labeled with text. I am worried that making all of a countries' bonuses different shades of the same color (for example each of tempe's 5 bonuses a shade of red) would make it difficult to distinguish between them...

I have tried to set it to where the territories receive the small bonus colors not the super bonus, but the map editor seems to switch them back. Is there a trick to making it work?
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 19:15:22


The One
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Nice strategic point in pole. Seems interesting. But I see you have big bonus values on the bonuses. Thers nothing wrong, but these superbonuses are a bit too big. Like Aonia for example. The superbonus gives 13, but don't forget to count in the smaller ones. 4+4+10+**13**=31. for 24 territories. That's one big problem you find on many maps, the superbonus too big. But great and interesting map. Would like to test :)
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 19:28:54

Boudicca
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@ the real warlord, hmmm interesting point. I may have to adjust the numbers. Thank you for pointing that out.
For the super bonuses I had made them worth half the number of the total territories with in (with elysium and Prometheil as exceptions because they have no smaller bonuses inside). And the small bonuses worth the number of territories minus 2.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/1/2012 22:57:48

Boudicca
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Thank you everyone for your help and support! The map is now public at http://WarLight.net/Map.aspx?ID=5061
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/2/2012 15:35:38


Moros 
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@Bouddica, to change the colors, just click on the bonus you want **not** to be shown, and double-click it's check-box in the list to your left.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/3/2012 17:47:00


Tanelorn
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Looks lovely. I plan on introducing it to my playgroup. I'll share our feedback.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/3/2012 17:48:50


Tanelorn
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North Tempe is mispelled.
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/3/2012 21:08:33


Tanelorn
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After a SP playthrough...
- All the connections seem fine
- Bonuses seem good. I like the 2 level bonus system you have
- The bonus outline colors don't seem to be showing up?
- I like the cost of using / owning the pole. If you want to reach all those areas, you can use the pole, but it will cost you.
- I really like how you see the background of the terrain in full color, with smaller territories over it.

Personally, I have decided against this map for a very basic reason: It has transformed mars so much that there's not much to relate to. It just seems like some random fantasy map. I would be more interested in a map of unterraformed mars, with satellite photo of the current mars terrain. Have it be an occupy mars theme instead. I envision having earth on the bottom, with various countries with no connections, but connections to orbital positions around Mars. Then occupy Mars from that perspective. As is, I could be playing a map of anything.

If you want to stick to terraformed mars, I would recommend that instead of the territories being geographical locations, you have the territories be settled locations and named such. Have things like ag fields, spaceports, atmospheric processors, mines, etc. You could have negative bonuses for spaceports as the cost of running them, but they let you jump to different parts of the map...
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/3/2012 21:25:04


Moros 
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Tanelorn
I smell a cool new map idea!
Help test a map? Terraformed Mars: 4/7/2012 07:01:43


Tanelorn
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Run with it. I don't have time to do another map soon.
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