<< Back to Map Development Forum   Search

Posts 1 - 6 of 6   
nested bonuses, possible?: 5/28/2022 21:12:26


Hammer Realtor 
Level 23
Report
I'm at the point where I break apart my bonuses. once I do all of my bonuses break apart except a few. these are bonuses within a bonuses.

they will have their own territories.

any feedback will be highly appreciated!
nested bonuses, possible?: 5/28/2022 22:34:55


AbsolutelyEthan 
Level 62
Report
yep, you can do that. A Bonus that contains Multiple Bonuses inside it is called a Super Bonus.
nested bonuses, possible?: 5/28/2022 22:39:26


Hammer Realtor 
Level 23
Report
should I just draw it up as a territory in inkscape and then assign it as a bonus in the map editor in warzone?
nested bonuses, possible?: 5/29/2022 00:52:35


AbsolutelyEthan 
Level 62
Report
a single territory can be apart of multiple bonuses. You simply tie a territory to whatever bonuses you want in the warzone map editor.

Look at this map: https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=98958

And look at the Bonus Titled: "United States of America". It is a Bonus that contains the territories that other, smaller, bonuses also contain. Yet at the same time, there is no visual separation between it and other Super Bonuses. At a glance you would not know it is there unless you clicked it's Bonus Object. This is 100% a valid approach, and an easy one to take. It assumes players will be taking the smaller bonuses and look around to see important-looking Bonus Objects that may overlap with the territories they already have.

An alternate approach is to design a visual way to distinguish an area occupied by a Super Bonus from others. This could be a gap between territories you then fill in with a background color to give the illusion of a large outline. You could stamp out a unique shape into each territory apart of the same Super Bonus. You could ensure that the regular Bonus colors within a Super Bonus are all of the same general color -just different shades and hues. These other ways take more time and thought ahead of time, but if you run the risk of visual clutter. The map above does not do these, and it has a clean look to it that is easy to read.

The choice is up to you!
nested bonuses, possible?: 5/31/2022 00:20:36


Seleukos
Level 59
Report
Using a shades of the same hue is a common and easy way of grouping bonuses together in a superbonus, as Ethan said, and you can see it in his example. All the USA bonuses are in shades of blue or cyan. All the British ones are in shades of red, the Mexican ones green, etc. This isn't the best map to view this, since there are overlapping superbonuses (that's why you get orange bonuses in Brazil, representing Amazonian tribes), but you get the idea.

Here's an example with gaps between superbonuses which, as Ethan said, is a more visually distinctive way of going about it:
https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=89045

Edited 5/31/2022 00:22:59
nested bonuses, possible?: 5/31/2022 04:38:26


AbsolutelyEthan 
Level 62
Report
That map is also a great example too of doing a miniaturized version of the map nearby just to be a visual reference for the Super Bonuses. It's not only simplistic and easy to parse, but even without the gaps in the map I'd think you could still easily tell where one Super Bonus ends and another begins do to the unique shapes. This is another way to do it, and I forgot about it until now.
Posts 1 - 6 of 6