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Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 14:20:14


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I think i'm going to start making maps shortly. does anyone have any suggestions or requests for small, quite simple maps? it would probably be better for me to do an easy one the first time, i'll be less likely to give up.

i'll start looking around for some if no one replies, but i thought it would be good to ask on here for one first.
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 14:25:07


{RSP} Nike
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i would be grateful if there was a small map on Hong Kong. There's one already, but that's one big.

thanks :)
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 14:42:12


Richard Sharpe 
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X, I am sure you won't have any trouble but let me know if I can give any assistance/advice\

As for map ideas, I got nothing or else I would have made more.
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 14:46:04


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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Forget about HK. Try a map of Shenzhen. Superbonuses for shopping malls, with small bonuses for the Gucci, Prada, LV, and Coach stores.

In all seriousness, I do agree with Nike that I would like more Chinese maps. And yes, Nike, HK IS part of China.
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 15:10:01


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thanks everyone, i'll look up both soon. it would also be helpful if you gave an image or a link to the image of whatever map you have in mind.

a shopping center would actually be pretty good, if you could find a decent map, and a way to divide up the areas between shops. otherwise it might end up like that school map with two giant corridor choke points. you could have meta-bonuses for all food, all sports shops, etc.
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 17:43:21


Commander C {Warlighter}
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If you're still looking for ideas, what about Cambodia, Laos, or Vietnam? The Philippines map had less than 100 territories. That seems like a reasonable amount for a first map.

Just for starters....

Cambodia Link- http://www.vidiani.com/maps/maps_of_asia/maps_of_cambodia/cambodia_provinces_detailed_map.jpg

Laos Link- http://ephotopix.com/image/asia/laos_province_map.gif

Vietnam Link- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f0/VietnameseProvincesMap.png

Just add a few more territories and that's a map I'd play on.
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 17:50:01


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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they look pretty good for a beginner

you could also make them into a much larger map by splitting each place (y) into 4, making north y, south y etc.
Baby's First Map: 7/10/2012 20:16:51


Ironheart
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i suggest you do a a of a chinese province
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 15:37:11


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keep 'em coming, it's likely that i'll make more than one of these small maps.

i'd like to see more UK real-life maps.
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 15:39:52


NoobSchool (AHoL) • apex 
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What about one of school districts of a local city or county?
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 15:41:08


Richard Sharpe 
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I don't see the appeal for such small-scale maps. The only people who would want to play a school-district map would be those who live there or nearby.
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 16:32:26


Commander C {Warlighter}
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May I suggest Ireland? You wanted a UK map, right? It's all I could think of since they already have a "British Isles" map.

Here's a link.
http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~kmparker/AnglinDNA/IrelandCounties.gif
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 16:54:21


Gnullbegg 
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There's two maps of Ireland out there already. So no real need for another one. Wales has also been covered once. There's no map of Scotland or England yet though. But those are probably unsuited to make your first steps...
You could try an Isle of Man map! ;)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b9/IsleOfMan_SheadingsAndParishes-en.svg
(looks kinda boring though)
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 20:03:12


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A scotland one could be good.

i would really like to avoid "indistinct blob" kind of maps, although that isle of man one looks good for mastering the basics. it would be easy to trace, has distinct territories and bonuses, and the possibility of metabonuses and port-to-port territory links.

laos looks ok, 'nam could be pretty good if i incorporate the gulf into things, otherwise it would be too narrow. every territory a choke point.

you said you were joking about shenzhen, but i looked it up anyway. it looks feasible, but i really can't get a handle on it. i'd need someone to be a sort of art director if i were to make a map of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_administrative_divisions_of_Shenzhen

i'll certainly do a small version of the hong kong map. i'll try and figure out what to do with it. were you thinking of having about half as many territories?
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 20:05:35


Richard Sharpe 
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X,

Instead of trying to trace the map I recommend attempting to locate an existing svg format map. Makes life SO much easier. Even if it needs to be broken down more it is still far preferable to pure tracing. Will look better and take less time/effort.
Baby's First Map: 7/11/2012 20:08:45


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ah, ok. didn't know about how that worked. that isle of man one is an svg already, though.
Baby's First Map: 7/12/2012 15:09:40


x 
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do you have any particular province in mind, ironheart?
Baby's First Map: 7/12/2012 17:57:37


Ironheart
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x what about shanghai( yes a muncipality)
Inner Mongolia
Quinghai
Tibet
Xinjiang
Sichuan
Heilong
Baby's First Map: 7/12/2012 19:08:24


ChrisCMU 
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Is there one of US congressional districts? You could have a House of Representatives war.
Baby's First Map: 7/12/2012 22:48:24


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that's a good idea, chris. i had thought about doing that before. if only it was possible to have a gerrymandering feature on warlight, that way whoever had the most territories could redraw the borders during the game.
Baby's First Map: 7/17/2012 20:06:26


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http://WarLight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=14873

Possible changes: maritime connections from port to port
----------------- metabonuses for having all villages/towns

comments/suggestions?
Baby's First Map: 7/17/2012 20:46:08


Luxis • apex 
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Ayre should be worth 2 armies imo.

Also 'Malew' and 'Rushden' are sort of confusing, maybe make thin paths between the different areas to empathize the fact that they are in fact part of the same territory? (Though I do understand if this slightly ruins the accuracy compared to what it's like in real)
Baby's First Map: 7/17/2012 20:50:40


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I didn't think it would make much difference since the extra bits don't add any new connections.

And yeah, Ayre is meant to be 2.
Baby's First Map: 7/18/2012 13:40:57

Darth Mylor {Warlighter}
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looking good x. I'll volunteeer to test it.
Baby's First Map: 7/19/2012 17:18:38


x 
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Updated a little bit. Anyone else agree with Luxis?
Baby's First Map: 7/19/2012 18:57:28


Moros 
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I don't agree with those lines. As x said, the enclaves don't create extra connections, and you only have to figure it out once. And maybe it could give the map more dynamics if you connected the ports to the ports next to them? Like this:

I'm not so sure about the red connection, you can decide to add it or not.
Baby's First Map: 7/19/2012 20:00:41


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i was thinking exactly the same, moros. (but those two southwestern ports are already connected to each other.)
Baby's First Map: 7/19/2012 20:05:49


Moros 
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I know, but you could still add that line for the looks. But that's up to you. And I think superbonuses for the towns would be practically useless, since they're scattered across the map.
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