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Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/10/2012 18:27:28


{rp} Ibn Batuta 
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Hi!

This is my first intervention in this forum. I discovered this game few weeks ago and I simply love it. I am more a maps & history geek than a online gamer, I don't know if that happens to many people here. :)

And well, I got the member upgrade because I want to provide games and maps with some historical background.

Here is my first one:

http://WarLight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=16404

It's about spanish, french, british and dutch assassins slaughtering each other, but specially slaughtering native people. I wanted to reflect it naming every territory outside the original settlements with a name of an american original nation.

I'm affraid (but it's also deliverate) it has a slow start up, and it will need some diplomacy, or the Antilles will be a mess...

Anyone for testing?
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/10/2012 18:46:34


Richard Sharpe 
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Hope you didn't get membership solely in order to create maps... that is a function availble to all players, not solely members.

As for the map itself, the 'legend' is very difficult to read. If it is necessary for gameplay I recommend correcting that. Also, the bonus borders should abut, not overlap as they currently do. In my opinion, having abutting borders greatly improves the aesthetics and ease-of-play.

There appear to be a few territories (Shawnee, Chicksaw) that are too small to support armies comfortably and definitely would not fit double-digit armies.

Is Chipewyan supposed to belong to a bonus? It currently does not.

Your Bahamas connections need work as it currently connects to Santo Domingo but not Port Francais.

Your bonuses need better balance. There are some 3-army bonuses that have only 2 territories while a 4-army bonus contains ten territories (Nueva Granada)
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/10/2012 19:09:43


{rp} Ibn Batuta 
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Thanks for the advices.

Yes, I got membership for more reasons, and one of them is the Custom scenarios, and that's what compensates most of the weird things about bonuses. (The map was thought for a certain custom beggining on the east coast and caribbe)

The legend is not related with the game, just gives some context.

And yes, I must improve the borders and territotories, but I just wanted to test first.

I'll correct that about Chipewyan and the Bahamas.

THX!
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 02:09:00


i-like-swords
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The bonus "Civilizated Tribes" should be spelled "Civilized Tribes."
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 06:34:55


Urfang
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Nice map. Maybe you can place french, spanish, british, dutch, and native superbonuses with symbolical values, not too much just 1-2.
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 16:46:17


{rp} Clavicus Vile 
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I like the idea alot, i´d be happy to help test it.
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 16:54:58


Ironheart
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I will like to test.
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 17:13:42


{rp} Ibn Batuta 
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I already started a game to test the map. If there are two more players who want to join, I can make another game for you.

Here you can see a sample of the blured box:
http://www.veintegenarios.net/public/debelloindianorum.png
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 19:36:20


Najdorf
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How is New Netherlands part of the 13 colonies?
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 19:46:25


{rp} Ibn Batuta 
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Burgoo King:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Netherland

That's why Harlem or Brooklyn, in NYC, wich in fact was called New Amsterdam.

:)
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 20:19:14


Najdorf
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Ya, I know that. I live in America and know all the history but it became new york. New Amsterdam was not part of the 13 colonies. Colonies=british newAMSTERDAM=dutch
England is not equal to dutch
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/11/2012 20:29:40


{rp} Ibn Batuta 
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Ok, sorry.

The bonuses are not necessary related with a frozen time distribution. What was the New Netherlands until 1660s was later some of the 13 colonies.

In the same way, Lousiana (the french colony, not the US state) was not french until de 18th century, in fact New Orleans wasn't founded until 1718.

It's the same about many islands in the Caribbe wich possesion changed during the years.
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/12/2012 12:00:15


Moros 
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I'd like to test this map.
A few notes:
While I like all the decorations this map has, I think you should leave out the ships and anchor in the sea, and the window with "De bello indiatum..." in it.
The first two are barely recognizable, and the last one is not easily readable, and it doesn't appear to serve any purpose in the map. I do like the border and the coats of arms though!
There are numerous missing connections in El Dorado, also:
Mexico - Mixe
Monterrey (Mexican Coast) - Huichole (how do you pronounce that name?)
Kiowa - Pawnee (Nuevo Mexico)
Sioux - Niitsítapi (High Plains)
Chipewayn - Ojibwa (High Plains)
Huron - Erie (Iriquois League)
Montreal - Central Cree and Montreal - Eastern Cree (Nouvelle France)
Massachusetts - New Amsterdam (New Netherlands)
Tuskegee - Koasati (Civilizated Tribes)

Also, you need connection lines in Canada.
Corsairs and Settlers 1700 map. Looking for Testers!: 10/12/2012 12:44:05


{rp} Ibn Batuta 
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Thanks for checking those too many links. I missed too much on the rush.

I will improve the infamous box, promise.

Huichole must be pronunced something like wee-choh-leh, acording to spanish spelling, wich I think must be the right one.

BTW today is october 12th, 520 years from the begining of the genocide depicted on the map. Nothing to celebrate.
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