New Map: The Dark Ages - Southeast

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New Map: The Dark Ages - Southeast

Post by SunTzu » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:26 am

The Dark Ages - Southeast

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7 Continents, 7 Cities, 19 Countries

The fourth map in a seven-part series exploring Europe in the Dark Ages.

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Re: New Map: The Dark Ages - Southeast

Post by Mike » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:00 am

SunTzu wrote:The Dark Ages - Southeast

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7 Continents, 7 Cities, 19 Countries

The fourth map in a seven-part series exploring Europe in the Dark Ages.
Whoa dude, you have to slow down a little. What you are offering here is like a 7 course meal. You have to give us time to digest them. The maps are great, but it takes a while to learn the subtleties.... I fear that a truly great map may get missed, because they are all too good. Why not bring out 1 per month?

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Post by Preacherman » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:45 pm

I'm kind of with Mike here - the maps are brilliant, no question - but I don't like the release of seven tiny bits. I'd personally like to see the whole thing, size be damned - I can scale it myself if necessary. The last one I downloaded (Southeast) only takes about 15% of my screen. Whilst each map is individually gorgeous, none of them (with all due respect) are going to stand the test of time as classics. The complete thing will...consider this a request!

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Post by SunTzu » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:28 pm

Patience, patience, patience!

Just wait for the 7th map...
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Post by Drifter » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:58 pm

No, I want it now... now, now, now, now, now! Heh, good work SunTzu.

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Post by SunTzu » Wed Jan 24, 2007 7:55 am

Mike wrote:Whoa dude, you have to slow down a little. What you are offering here is like a 7 course meal. You have to give us time to digest them. The maps are great, but it takes a while to learn the subtleties.... I fear that a truly great map may get missed, because they are all too good. Why not bring out 1 per month?
I understand what you're saying, Mike, but I think people can still take the time to learn each individual map regardless if the others are available in the plugin manager.
Preacherman wrote:Whilst each map is individually gorgeous, none of them (with all due respect) are going to stand the test of time as classics. The complete thing will...consider this a request!
I agree with you completely preach... I can see the Anti-Holy good lurking inside you! I made the main map, then used the 6 starting positions as the basis for the 6 smaller maps for three reasons:
  1. The main map is too large for most screen resolutions, so I wanted smaller ones that people wouldn't have to scroll
  2. The main map takes forever to play, so I wanted maps that people could play quickly for network games
  3. The 6 smaller maps can be used as qualifying maps in a Dark Ages tournament

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Post by Preacherman » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:54 am

Less posting more mapmaking, my anti-holy brother. :P

Super-size my Dark Ages!

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Post by blackj3sus » Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:48 am

for real.... do we have to piece them together ourselves when your done? lol

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Post by ThirdParty » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:20 pm

This is my favorite one yet. Except: why isn't Optimaton linked to Opsician? It looks like it would be.

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Post by SunTzu » Wed Jan 24, 2007 6:53 pm

Why aren't they connected? Did you think that because they have a common border that they could attack? Don't you like surprises?

Just kidding... thanks for the tip! The map has been updated.

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Post by dustin » Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:03 am

This is one of my favorite of the small dark ages maps. It's very cool.

1 thing I've noticed is that people don't realize Thrace and Opsician can connect at first. I would suggest adding a little dotted line showing that they do.

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