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    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012 edited
     
    After seeing some great Wielink style maps on here lately
    I've tried to make one myself and I came up with this.


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    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    Yeah I just really like this style. Your map looks very nice. I might only suggest shrinking a few of the titles just a little. To me they seem to overwhelm the map and draw my eye away from the map itself. But I am only one map into CC3 myself, so my advice is pretty rookie.
    JSM
    • CommentAuthorFarsightX3
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    Very good map! Looks very realistic to me
    • CommentAuthorDogtag
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012 edited
     
    Agreed! I really like the placement of the towns and cities. I agree with JSM about the titles, though. They seem a little overwhelming. I don't know if it's the size or the bright color or what, but they are a little distracting. Otherwise, I think it looks really nice!

    Well done.

    ~Dogtag
    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    Maybe its the red text that makes it look so overwhelming?

    I'll try to change some things
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    Looks good. The text size could be that nation trying to grab attention away from others.
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    @JimP - Ha! That's reading a lot into a map LOL too darned funny.
    • CommentAuthorJimP
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    Egos in the dark ages were rather large.
    • CommentAuthorHenrie61
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    Very nice map.
    You may want to fractilize the rivers a bit, they run too straight for my taste.

    And the lettering, well, lets just say I can read it even without my glasses.
    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeNov 30th 2012
     
    I'll post the full map when its finished this is actually only about 1/6th of the map
    • CommentAuthorauryx
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012
     
    That's a great map, very attractive but also functional! Nice work. I see there's a town called Guildford....amusingly, I commute through Guildford every week on my way to London :-)

    auryx
    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012
     
    Guildford is actually a capital city. :) I copied the name while looking on a map of England looking for city names.

    A new version here, this is also the complete map and not just a small part of it.
    Notice there are a lot of names, because its an area of my worldmap with lots of small countries and City States (CS).
    (D) are Duchies and (C) are counties.

    It might be better to remove the roads and trade lines ?

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    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012
     
    Posted By: Henrie61Very nice map.
    You may want to fractilize the rivers a bit, they run too straight for my taste.

    And the lettering, well, lets just say I can read it even without my glasses.


    I actually redrew all the rivers, I hope they're better now.
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    Great Map! I actually really like all roads and trade-lines. If I were to make a suggestion, it would be to try to use slightly different colors for your different location types (i.e. white for City States, light blue for Duchies, light brown for Counties, etc.)...might help break it up a bit.
    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeDec 1st 2012
     
    Yeah, I agree. All the white text is currently running together. You have a lot to label so you need to keep it from looking like paragraphs of information rather than labels. Still pretty darned nice though.
    JSM
    • CommentAuthorHenrie61
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
     
    Its a geat map. Would like to see it without all the names.
    I would leave the roads and trade lines, they add the feel to the map that its a well traveled part of the world.

    Rivers a better now.

    You could also consider doing the different City states, Duchies and counties in different vari colored symbols.
    Maybe on a different sheet. Would be a good way to show the borders between all the "powers".
    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
     
    I tried changing the colors but it basically lead to a big mess , so I tried a different approach by lowering the glow on some names. I think it looks a bit calmer now.

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    Henrie61 : the version you requested without text, this takes 1min to make after all :)
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    • CommentAuthorjigsawman
    • CommentTimeDec 2nd 2012
     
    Yeah I think the glow fix helped a lot.
    • CommentAuthorTilor
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2013
     
    Hey Moskva,

    its a very nice map - great mountain ranges, coastline and not too much/ less symbols.
    I just have one critical comment: the desert looks a little bit unrealistic to me.
    In reality you will find deserts below the 36st parallel after the subtropicals and shrublands and
    in a rain shadow. On your map you have a marsh an right after that comes a desert. Its just not realistic (from a geografical point of view).
    But dont get me wrong! Its a nice map all in all!
    Tilor
    • CommentAuthorMoskva
    • CommentTimeJun 17th 2013
     
    Posted By: TilorHey Moskva,

    its a very nice map - great mountain ranges, coastline and not too much/ less symbols.
    I just have one critical comment: the desert looks a little bit unrealistic to me.
    In reality you will find deserts below the 36st parallel after the subtropicals and shrublands and
    in a rain shadow. On your map you have a marsh an right after that comes a desert. Its just not realistic (from a geografical point of view).
    But dont get me wrong! Its a nice map all in all!
    Tilor


    Good point man, I adjusted this immediately in the worldmap which this is a part of.