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Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 2/27/2013 18:05:47

Jernfrau
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Hey, I'm making some changes to my Europe map, and am looking for tester. This is my first map, so I am not quite sure how this works, but if anybody would be interested in testing it out.

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=18813

Let me know if it looks good or bad, and if you want to test, i'll figure out how I do that now.
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 2/27/2013 19:52:39


Moros 
Level 50
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It's pretty funny to see this, because I just published a map based on Crusader Kings I: http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=17787
So this one will probably be very similar, as I can already see lots of duchies and counties with identical names and locations. But that doesn't really matter, I think.

Missing connections:

  • Pavia-Cremona (Lombardy, Italy)
  • Mainz-Leiningen (Franconia, Germany)
  • Galich Mersky-Chud (Vladimir-Beloozero, Rus)
  • Bukhara-Kara-kum (Bukhara, Khiva)
  • Dailam-Qazwin-Luristan (Kermanshah, Mesopotamia)
  • Az Zarqa-Irbid (Damascus, Syria)
  • Baalbek-Palmyra (Tripoli-Aleppo, Syria)
  • Mahdia-Kairwan (Tunis, Africa)
  • Lemdiyya-Ben Yanni (Alger-Kabylia, Mauretania-Africa)

Those are all I could find so far, but there are probably more.
Other:

  • I like the way you placed the bonuslinks, but it's not a very efficient way. It's now pretty hard to guess what link belongs to which bonus. Most territories are large enough to fit both the link and the army number, so simply placing links on top of the territories should work in most cases.
  • Also, with all duchies within a kingdom coloured the same way, it is again hard to figure out what link relates to which bonus. I think you should try giving different shades of colours to the duchies, but have them all blend in to for the main colour. (e.g. http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=14225). That looks better and is easier too.
  • Your map contains a lot of territories that are pretty small. Some of them probably won't fit an army number. (e.g. Eu (Normandy, France), Hereford (Hereford, England), Bremen (Holstein, Denmark), Hebron (Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem)). In my maps I often had to enlarge a territory to ensure it fits an army number, as Fizzer usually doesn't allow maps with very small territories to be published.
  • The borders of the territories always overlap. This should be the case within a bonus, but when territories from different bonuses (and thus different colours) touch, the borders should be adjacent to each other, so you can see both of the borders. On a map of this scale, it's probably too late to do anything about it, but when starting a new map you should pay attention to it, as maps with proper aesthetics usually get played more often.
  • A small connection line error: there's no line between Canarias and Tamdoult, while they are connected.
  • You named a territory in Ruthenia Turovv, but I'm pretty sure you spell it with a single v.

That's all for now, and I must say you did a pretty good job on your first map. I'd like to be involved in testing, and I'm looking forward to your next maps!
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 2/28/2013 17:39:47


Ironheart
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I will test.
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 2/28/2013 18:42:03


Major Risk 
Level 51
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Sorry for offtopicness.

Looking for Testers, if interested say so here:
http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=5463
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 3/1/2013 18:05:18

Jernfrau
Level 20
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Thanks for the reply Moros, I am making a lot of the changes, but I am quite fond of the whole country being one colour, so i'll try it out see what i thinbk looks best. I am moving the bonuses around and making it more obvious where they go.
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 3/3/2013 04:53:11

Methex
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I disagree with Moros about it going to be quite similar;
This map goes into far more detail and doesn't have territories for oceans/seas. I like this one far more and would like to test it once all the errors have been fixed.

No offense to Moros, your map is still good.
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 3/3/2013 04:59:35

Methex
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Sorry for the double post, and sorry for speaking too soon.
The maps have a similar number of territories and a similar number of bonuses.
The way Jernfrau has made this map just feels better (maybe the fact that there are no water territories did it).

Anyway, overall a good map that I still want to test.
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 3/3/2013 08:59:51


Moros 
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This map actually has less territories but covers more area, which means it's less detailed.
But I guess some people just don't like water territories, and I respect that.
Testers for Large Europe map (Based on Crusader Kings II map): 3/4/2013 16:23:47

Jernfrau
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Appreciate it guys, but som computer malfunctions are making it hard to edit the map. I'll get it done eventually.
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