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Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 18:01:35

Herbal90
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Hello there! I've decided to create a new map from the known world arond AD 110. Although this is going to be my first work here, I'm not much afraid about it (I'm a cartographer, so I guess it won't be problematic for me).



So as a teaser here you have a picture from the current state. Any help would be appreciated, mostly regarding bonus territories and further ideas.

EDIT: here you have the link to the map: https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=42876

Edited 4/21/2015 20:18:09
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 18:18:23


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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What do you mean when you say you are a cartographer, is it your profession?

And my suggestion would be to make it unique somehow, because there are quite a few Rome maps out there already.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 18:33:37

Herbal90
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To be exact, I'm a last-year student in cartography, but I can say that it will be my profession.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 18:37:03


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Oh right, nice.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 18:38:10


Жұқтыру
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Why not CE 117? Isn't that the largest Roman Empire's extent?
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 18:53:48

Herbal90
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Common Era (CE) equals with Anno Domini (AD), I presume? BTW I've had that in my mind: in the reign of Traian had Rome its largest territory.

Edited 4/16/2015 18:54:16
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 19:14:57


OnlyThePie
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The fact that it's already more detailed than most of the Rome maps makes it unique
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 19:27:07


Жұқтыру
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Just wondering, why are some coloured on the map you showed us?
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 19:33:48


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Yeah, CE is the the secular version of AD.

Edited 4/16/2015 19:34:41
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 19:59:38

Herbal90
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Because those fields belong to the same province. I've thought on a two (or probably three) level bonus system, first level would be conquering a province, second level a territory (ie. Hispania, Italia, Arabia...), third a whole state. However I'm not sure if that third level is needed at all.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/16/2015 22:04:49


Ranek
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which program do you use?
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/17/2015 11:37:19

Herbal90
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For drawing I'm using CorelDraw. However it seems like I have some problems with exporting to SVG with my version, so either I'll wait with the first gaming tests when I finish the whole map, or I'll convert it very soon in Inkscape. It is very likely that the second option will happen.

EDIT: picture in first post updated!

Edited 4/17/2015 13:09:00
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/17/2015 13:20:09


Naram-Sin 
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Looks like a promising project. I'd love to play it!
I'm always in for good and accurate historical maps. Yes, there are quite a few Rome maps around, but most of them are very poor on that account.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/17/2015 21:54:08

Herbal90
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Just had a wild idea some hours ago: what if I could include more territories? Actually that worked out well, just I had to slightly increase the size of map and rotate the whole work done with an angle of 10°.

Personally, I like the idea. How about you?


Edited 4/17/2015 21:54:28
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/17/2015 22:06:55


Erwin Rommel, Generalfeldmarschall 
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Personally, I like your revised verision a whole lot more. Looks really nice,
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/17/2015 22:49:36


Mudderducker 
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Your second version is better. I cant really review properly without a link to the version on warlight. If you have uploaded that yet?

Edited 4/17/2015 22:49:50
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/18/2015 15:06:47

Herbal90
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I'm glad that you like the modifications. ^^ About your question, Apollo, the map hasn't been uploaded yet to Warlight, because so far I had problems with SVG conversion, and since I don't want to add much more fields (probably in Parthian Empire), I'll rather wait until I've finished the work for the first time.

BTW current stand has been again updated.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/19/2015 19:40:36

Herbal90
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So here you have the link for the map of mine. Currently only Magna Britannia works, I'll open the map for tests, if I'll have at least three whole territories added.

https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=42876

Edited 4/19/2015 19:40:57
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/20/2015 20:16:45

Herbal90
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Divide et impera open for tests. The field is about 50% working. Seven magna territories are working (Britannia, Hispania, Gallia, Germania, Italia, Illyria and Macedonia), three more territories are playable (without boni though, it's Asia, Armenia and Sarmatia).

I'm curious, how the bonuses work for now, so I've decided to give it a shot now.

Link again: https://www.warlight.net/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=42876
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/20/2015 20:32:04


Жұқтыру
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Looks pretty nice, but I wouldn't want to play it personally, since I don't like the very Latin feel.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/21/2015 19:29:19

Herbal90
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Fields and boni are wholly up, map is updated. If you wish to take part in testing, send me a PM and when you would be available. (usually I'm online between 20:00 and 23:00 GMT+1, but I'm open for different times, too)
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/21/2015 21:54:24


[FCC] Aura Guardian 
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Missing link: Ieudea and Palmyra (sorry if I botched spelling0
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/22/2015 01:09:09


OnlyThePie
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I'm sorry. I don't like this map. It is MUCH too similar to all the other Rome maps, this one specifically:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=16114
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/22/2015 08:34:09

Herbal90
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Thanks for the feedback.

@ Takeshi: thanks for note, link added between those.

@ OnlyThePie: I am aware of the fact, and it is (partially) intentional, that it resembles RoR and Imperium Romanum. Actually I find those maps playable, however they are not accurate in cartographic sense. Out of that, the field naming there isn't accurate either (although there are several flaws in my map too, but probably much less than RoR). Since it is my first work, I also wanted to try working on a proven field, as a so to say learning map.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/22/2015 12:39:34


Ranek
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looks familiar to me:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=16114
or even:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=2738

EDIT: sry, I havent seen the posts on the second page...

By the way; whats the benefit of working on a *proven field*?

Edited 4/22/2015 12:42:23
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/22/2015 15:52:39

Herbal90
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To fix knowm problems of the previously created versions. As said 2 posts above, RoR's and Imperium Romanum's geometry is not the very best.

Edited 4/22/2015 15:52:59
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/27/2015 10:50:47

Herbal90
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I've just recolored the field. What do you think about the changes? If you are mostly liking them, 1.0 will be fully public in some days. Out of that, the map has been renamed to Divide et Impera.

Edited 4/27/2015 10:59:11
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/28/2015 21:16:17


Ranek
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the map looks neat. I have just a little hint: surround the map with a black frame. You wont see it in warlight, but it will help to zoom in the corners more easily.

Edit: if you need help testing your map, it would be a pleasure for me to attend a testgame.

Edited 4/28/2015 21:17:47
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/29/2015 10:42:14

Herbal90
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I am needing three to four brave testers, for a good FFA multiday match checking links and boni! Interested parties should apply by sending a message to me.
Rome AD 117 - my first map: 4/30/2015 19:28:45

Herbal90
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Much interest, very wow.
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