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Help for a map - Strategy + decent borders: 2/16/2020 18:40:46

Onyx
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Hi everyone!

I have just drawn a map from a book. I have two questions about it, if someone has got some time to answer.

1) I took quite a lot of time to make the borders nice, but Warzone editor asked me to "simplify" the map because it was too heavy. This made the borders look like bullshit, as you can see. Any tip to fix this and make something more decent?

2) This is first meant to represent the map of the book it was taken from. So its overall shape can't change. However, I would prefer to make it rather interesting for strategic games. Could anyone give me some feedback and maybe advice about its current strategic interest and how to improve it?

Here is the link: https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=81435

Thank you for taking time to help me.
Help for a map - Strategy + decent borders: 2/16/2020 18:52:56


JK_3 
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Hi Onyx,

1. SVG uses vectors, which means that it represents basically points with lines in between them. Because of this a curved line takes a substantial amount of datapoints to represent, while a straight line only takes 4 (x1,y1,x2,y2).
Therefor it might give a better look if you try to make the borders less round, with the added benefit of the lines not looking like the weird thing they do now.

2. Maybe add some more islands around the edges of the map, to make the outside bonuses harder to defend, as well as give it more possibilities for expanding around the map. (See: https://imgur.com/a/TeP5WOi)

I also noticed that a couple territories overlapped with the purple outline of the map, so maybe move the outline out by a bit?
Help for a map - Strategy + decent borders: 2/16/2020 19:33:39

Onyx
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Thank you for your answer, JK_3!
I will consider your advice and try to make something good with this.
To replace curves with straight lines, I guess I need to completely re-draw the map, and there is no other easy way to change it.
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