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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Fakespeare » 19 Mar 2015, 06:22

Why does the Honduras/Nicaragua region get two ports but Hong Kong doesn't get one?
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Rsharpe » 19 Mar 2015, 15:47

Fakespeare wrote:Why does the Honduras/Nicaragua region get two ports but Hong Kong doesn't get one?


There isn't meant to be a strict correspondence between ports & nodes.
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Gooderian » 19 Mar 2015, 17:13

NEW COLORS!!!

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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Subotai45 » 19 Mar 2015, 23:30

I agree with the principle of having some sort of travel map. It would make planning a lot easier.

But I disagree with the distances. I played game one as well, and these travel times are far in excess of the ones I went through. They vary from 150% as long to over twice as long with every journey time I had inquired about in the last game. The same holds true for distances I know from the second game.

I also disagree that this is an accurate representation of sailing time. In the 1860s, by sail, it took roughly a month to cross the Atlantic. Not three.

We also need to take the character of the new games into account. There are a handful of Asian countries in this game who would be doomed to isolation, six months from the nearest power. This would get boring for them, fast. Similarly, it would be nearly impossible to fight the colonial wars the time period was known for if it takes half a year to send troops to crush the Siamese or Ethiopians.

I suggest this map as a starting point - it still probably overestimates, but it makes global interaction at least sort of possible. Lines are a month's travel, circles are all locations within a month's travel of any other point in the circle.
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby ferdy0 » 20 Mar 2015, 01:01

you just cut the Mexican Empire in half and gave it to the US lol
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Subotai45 » 20 Mar 2015, 01:12

If you look really closely, they're different colors. I colored in the southern bit a different color so I would remember that's where the Mexican Empire is, as opposed to the republicans in the north of the country.
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Cometthewonderhorse » 20 Mar 2015, 01:25

Woah woah, woah. Were all in the hotsprings.
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby Subotai45 » 20 Mar 2015, 01:39

Sorry. This is a version of my personal map that I've been keeping since the original map was posted. It includes colonies not yet on the map and such like that. Just to help me keep track of everything.
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby ferdy0 » 07 Jun 2015, 04:29

Sightly edited map, Mexico should no longer look Russian, Egypt no longer Dutch (not sure if it looks to English though) Italy is slightly darker green, as is Portugal, also some slight non-cosmetic changes because everytime I tried changing the colour of Italy the map would go florescent green...

Also is Greenland meant to be Austrian Pink?
And some of India lighter red? or just split up slightly if not..

Also for future reference I will go by Sub's guide to travel distances (above), however If some ships are caught for two months being unable to find "safe harbour" there should be some adverse affects (to try and make strategic locations important)

This is not a rule yet, comment yay's or nay's (if your into that kinda thing ;) )
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Re: HOTW Map Thread

Postby anaupr » 09 Jun 2015, 03:12

Who owns the area just to the east of my empire?
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