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Ideas?: 9/12/2012 23:32:46


PKThunda
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So I'm getting ready to start my second map, which will hopefully be similar to my first map, found here: http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=15831

Is there anything you would suggest that I should do to make this map good and worth playing? I don't have as much time now so it probably won't be ready in a month like my PA map, but any input would still be appreciated. Thanks :)
Ideas?: 9/12/2012 23:59:30


dodo comander 
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Hey, A few thing I think would improve your map.

-Your fill size is too big, your Pe map has a 1000 less territories then "USA big" and it lags just about as much if not more.

-I Personally don't mind Supper bonus (bonus within a bonus) but you need to make the distinction clearer in your supper bonus. One way you could do this is have a slightly different pattern in the shape of your territories and each supper bonus would have its homogeneous pattern.

Continuing with supper bonus ether make them bigger then 16*16 or place them at a clear visible place.

-When making a big map aim for homogeneous territories size.

-A must, add strategical bonus, please don't make another rectangle! and a lack or or two to make some interesting bonus picks.

-Last is bonus structure choose a bonus system and keep it constant, also all the "1" bonus make your map look messy.

Good Luck
Ideas?: 9/13/2012 21:19:24


PKThunda
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1.) That's probably because I made it detailed, which for the map I'm doing I don't think that'll be too much of a problem, but I'll try and make it less detailed this time around.

2.) I think I understand what you're saying about the Super Bonuses, you want to be able to better distinguish them from the other bonuses? Perhaps if I made a mini-map on the side and put the Super Bonuses there?

3.) I'm not sure what you mean by homogenous territory size :p

4.) Nor do I get what you mean by putting strategical bonuses

5.) I have an equation for assigning values to a bonus. As for the bonuses worth only 1 army, the reason I did that was because they were their own school districts (I didn't want to leave any out, I know I'm a freak that way lol). So maybe this time don't make them worth anything? (not sure if I'll run into that problem this time on such a large degree but if I do should I only include them in the County (Super) Bonuses?

But thanks for the ideas, I'll keep these in mind when I start working on it :) If you think of anything else, don't hesitate to say it!
Ideas?: 9/13/2012 22:56:23

King of Kingz • apex
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yes
Ideas?: 9/14/2012 00:24:51


PKThunda
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Yes what??
Ideas?: 9/14/2012 01:13:45


Wenyun 
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3.) I'm not sure what you mean by homogenous territory size :p
Pretty much, he's saying that he wants you to make your territories similar in size. If you have a bunch of small territories, and then big ones right next to them, it looks ugly.

4.) Nor do I get what you mean by putting strategical bonuses
I think he wants bonuses for holding an important strategic point. I don't really think that's necessary, but definitely make the map have strategic points.
Ideas?: 9/15/2012 01:11:27


PKThunda
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3.) Not sure if that'll be a problem, I'll have to look once I get drawing.

4.) I'll see what I can do
Ideas?: 9/17/2012 01:09:51


PKThunda
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Well on an unrelated note, I've decided to retire from WarLight proper. I'll still keep up my account to make new maps and to test (and almost likely lose) any new maps that need testing, but I can't handle losing anymore. I'm a downright awful player. That is all.
Ideas?: 9/17/2012 01:22:38


awesomely bitchtastic beta 2.o
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im sure your not that bad pk thunda and besides you only have 3k games experience nobody starts off great
Ideas?: 9/17/2012 01:23:06


awesomely bitchtastic beta 2.o
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you make make some pretty good maps you shouldnt give up
Ideas?: 9/17/2012 02:08:12


PKThunda
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No I'm pretty bad :p And like I said I'll stick around to make maps and test them but I'm done playing ranked games. Too much pressure, and I just end up feeling worse about myself lol
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