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Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 21:44:15

yanrad11
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Hey. This is my first forum post on here so excuse any kinds of formatting mistakes.

So, I was working on my map, I tested it and it worked perfectly fine against AI so I sent it in. A day later I get an Email back and I'm told it has overlapping territory's and missing connections. I went back through and couldn't find these So I figure I must be doing something wrong. Here is the map:https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=40185 and if anyone would like to playtest it with me then just PM me sometime in the next few days.

I'd be very grateful for any feedback, so thanks a bunch if you send some.
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 21:53:42


Жұқтыру
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I can't tell what's wrong. Looks like a fine map. I'll test.
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 22:02:45


Riveath
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So will I.
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 22:02:51


Moros 
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Here's a couple notes:
Tobago is too small to fit an army number.

There's a missing connection between Pacific Costa Rica and Southern Nicaragua, as well as Pacific Honduras - Pacific Nicaragua, and Southern Guatemala - Belize.

But the most important thing is that your territory drawing method is most likely using the fill tool on a bitmap map, and it looks like a complete mess. If you want to make it give a better impression to new players, you should use better methods. I recommend using actual drawing tools to draw out paths (like the Bezier curve and straight line tool) as a starter, and this (https://www.warlight.net/Forum/10806-easy-tutorial-making-clean-map-borders) tutorial should help you with further tidying those borders up.

Edited 2/20/2015 22:03:04
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 22:16:31

yanrad11
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Thanks for the feedback Moros, I fixed the connections and uploaded a new version of the SVG with a new Tobago that's large enough to fit army number (Though slightly bigger than reality).

The way I made the borders was by copying and pasting a map of the area into a second layer of inkscape and sketching based off of that, I don't want to totally redo the map so though I will keep that tutorial handy for my second map I'm not going to be re-doing the map with that tutorial in mind. If anyone else has any other problems, specifically overlapping territory's then please tell me.
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 22:28:20


buddyboyb1
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After you fixed it I don't see anything wrong. I will test if you still need someone.
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 22:46:37


Ranek
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yanrad11 you should consider to put in some more effort creating a map. If you think half an hour is enough to fix the issues on this map, you are totally wrong. Creating a map does take some time and shouldnt be done on friday afternoon between five and seven pm. I done want to be offending, but Moros is right. You are obviously not familiar with the most basic technics. you should have a look at other good maps for example to get an impression of how a map could or even should look like.
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 22:53:58


Riveath
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^ This is why I'll never be a mapmaker...
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 23:17:47


Жұқтыру
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^
Need help testing my first map.: 2/20/2015 23:54:23


Thomas 633
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i will test at some point
Need help testing my first map.: 2/21/2015 00:29:42


Ranek
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Death, why not?
Need help testing my first map.: 2/21/2015 00:46:55


Thomas 633
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it reminds me of old earth

(which I have set games up on)
Need help testing my first map.: 2/21/2015 06:38:32


Poseidó̱nas
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I downloaded all the nesscary stuff for making maps and then went meh...
I would try if a mapmaker could try and teach me a little about map making and which tools are the best to use etc etc
Need help testing my first map.: 3/13/2015 17:39:47


Bane 
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ill test
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