The maplab reply came today. Heres what id said:
First i would like to welcome you to the world of map making.
I really like this map, and as a resident of New York i can relate to it.
Before we can release the map in the plugins though,
certain things need to be fixed.
First, there are a few missing connections.
All of the ones i found are are displayed with red arrows in the attachment pic to this email.
There are also some connection that should not be there and thus need to be removed (orange arrows)
Pelham Bay Park crosses over the water (as a single country) but there is no indication on the theme that it does.
My suggestion is to split it into 2 countries. If you want to keep it intact, you need to make it clear to players that it connects by adding a visual element on the theme that shows it (green arrow).
Also the black lines that connect over the water countries need to be more clear since as they are right now,
they blend with the background and are hardly distinguishable (yellow note).
There should also be a white border line added between Pelham Bay and co-op city (blue circle).
Another problem i found is that the income in many continents is really high.
Single country continents should have avg 1 bonus with 2 being the highest.
Hunts (Point) should be worth no more that 2 bonus
Riverdale no more that 3-4 (because it's easily defendable)
In all, i would look over all the incomes and try to lower the bonus in some of them.
Another minor issue.
there are some mistakes in the continent names.
Soundwiew -> Soundview
There are a few cases that you need to fix the lower case letters to upper case ones.
Pelham bay park -> Pelham Bay Park
Mott haven -> Mott Haven
Hunts -> Hunts Point
University -> University Heights
the spelling and naming mistakes are not crucial and won't prevent the map from being released.
The missing and bad connections as well as the theme adjustments and bonus are things that
do need to be corrected in order for the map being released.
Last but not least though, for the empty spot (starting scenario),
you need to go to the Map Info section and at the very bottom you will see a little box that says "Owner ID..."
You need to enter the number of the ID of the open land there in order players not being placed in empty land in the Starting scenario games.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email me with them.
Talk to you soon. [/i][/b]
There was a picture showing things that needed to be done on the theme. Here it is:
[img]https://mail.google.com/mail/?ui=2&ik=f ... n3po370&zw
I think maybe you could a bridge on pelham bay park. Ill take care of the spelling.