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New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 15:14:26


MrOobling
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I am creating a new map called Millenium Mediteranean:
http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=37996

It is based around the mediteranean in 1066ad and has about 400 territories (is there an easy way of finding out the number of territories?)
I still need to finish the bonuses an distributions but I have a problem. Despite only having 400 territories, I am almost out of space. So Here are my questions:
Can the background overlap the territories?
Is there a way of insetting all the bonus edges without making them curved?
Generally, what do you think?

I will be hosting a test game soon so I need testers.
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 15:17:24


Lawlz
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Beautiful
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 15:58:03


Жұқтыру
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This looks like a fun map, but why specifically 1066? I know that's the invasion of England, but what has it to do with the Mediterannean?
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 16:05:58


MrOobling
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Because 1066 is so famous for being the norman invasion, there are alot of maps around that time making it easier to draw.
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 17:02:30


Belgian Gentleman 
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like Moros' map of course:
http://warlight.net/Map?ID=7404
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 17:21:26


Mudderducker 
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It looks nice, but very similar to this http://warlight.net/Map?ID=7404 - I would of added something more special or unique to this map. It basically Moros's map but without the rest of Europe. You can even change the distribution of Moros's map to only have the med. A few things anyway:

-In 1066 France wasn't called the French Empire - it was the Kingdom of France.

-400 territories with no space it very hard to believe, it must be the background or the artwork? Vector images do take up space. Or is it a picture you haven't deleted?

-Manuqa shape is very odd, it may be better to make it more circular.

-The white outlines on the mountains - should probably change the colour to the same colour as the fill.

-Perhaps increase or put a border on the right hand side of the map.

Edited 11/16/2014 17:22:47
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 19:18:17


alex23
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Why don't you connect the oceans among them?
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 21:02:15


MrOobling
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There is a reason why it is DE JURE empires. There wasn't any Hispania, Italia or Caliphate either. De Jure means 'as it should be' meaning if there was a 'French Empire' at this time, it would have those territories. I did not connect the oceans as I wanted there to be choke points within the map. Connecting the seas would make it too free. I will probably add a border on the right edge, it does look unfinished on the edge. I have managed to reduce the file size alot by making the background a pefect rectangle. It doesn't seem to glitch the territories.
Indeed, the map is very similar to http://warlight.net/Map?ID=7404 which I was worried about but infact, it is based on a different base map. I also want to convert the map into a diplomacy map afterwards and make other maps based on this time as well.
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 21:34:14


Moros 
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De jure actually means "as the law states". So de jure Kosovo is part of Serbia, while de facto it's independent. De jure in this context is meaningless, you must be talking about the French sphere of influence, if I have it correctly. I think Kingdom of France does not work either, since you included Switzerland, which was part of the Holy Roman Empire at the time.

There was also nothing like an Italian Empire, or even an Italian national identity at the time, with the southern half conquered by Normans and the rest by the Holy Roman Empire. Similarly, there no longer was an actual Caliphate, the Abbasids only had Egypt and the Levant in 1066. If I were you, I would spend some time figuring out the actual nations in that era, and make superbonuses for them.

I wouldn't worry too much about it being too much like EU1066, although I did recognize multiple names, especially along the African coast. But that's pretty unavoidable, since it's the same time period (although my map had multiple intentional anachronisms).
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 21:55:34


Red Menace
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Nice map
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/16/2014 21:57:28


MrOobling
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The 'law' at 1066 is a lot different to modern day hence, if France get's strong enough to call itself an empire, its 'law' (more like wierd reasoning) would state it has every right to beat up the area around it if it is sufficiently French culture. That is the same with Italy. Before 1066 and after the break up of Charlmagne, there was a united Italy which laid claim to the northern half. Similarly, if it got strong enough or the 'caliphate' which is a generic name to all posible strong Muslim Caliphates, or 'Hispania' to turn into an empire, it would believe it could attack those nations with no other reason than it is similar to their own land.
On another note, I will be adding more realistic, De Facto, bonuses as well as the empires. The empires are worth only 1 as it is alternate history.
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/23/2014 07:42:17


MrOobling
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I am looking for testers now. It will be a 6 player ffa.
New Map- Millenium Mediteranean: 11/23/2014 10:08:21

An abandoned account
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I can already see a Problem with the Valencia bonus. It's worth 4 armies per turn of 5 territories, however, 2 of it's territories don't connect to the other two, so you should either create a new link or make it worth 5 armies per turn.
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