TMW has a real world map now

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TMW has a real world map now

Post by Kyokai » 31 Mar 2005, 01:44

You can see it under world development or see it here. Below is the preliminary world map for TMW:

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Post by i » 31 Mar 2005, 06:08

cool ;]
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Post by nym » 31 Mar 2005, 06:21

ooh. nice. That looks very cool :D

Reminds me of Ultima... which i love :)
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 31 Mar 2005, 07:24

This one was made by ItsNerveDamage

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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 31 Mar 2005, 07:25

Oh forgot about it, here are the temples
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Post by maci » 31 Mar 2005, 09:15

nice nice and nice again ^^
all these drawings are pretty good
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Post by Talaroc » 31 Mar 2005, 09:45

Kyokai: You're still hanging with the newbie issues that are created by having the temples on the outside edges of the continent. What are your thoughts on having new players able to get between at least a couple of the temples to acquire their magic, without making the major gameplay areas (the space in between the temples, in this layout) utterly boring for high-level players?

And I'm hoping that laying the map out as a continent means you're no longer trying to keep the world fully contained within that map, and are making allowances for map expansion...

Elven: Cool stuff, although I'm not really hot on the temples. Mostly because (and I can't remember who it was that I was talking to about this earlier) I really don't think that they should all be "temples" in the classical sense of the word. Check out my descriptions in the wiki (http://themanaworld.sourceforge.net/wik ... rElemental and http://themanaworld.sourceforge.net/wik ... eElemental) to see what I mean. For the ones that are actually buildings, I'd like to see really creative construction, like what I saw in this image in the concept art page: http://themanaworld.sourceforge.net/upl ... temple.jpg
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 31 Mar 2005, 10:12

Hmmm I could agree about the temples, maybe it's better to not have them in building shape, but we can use those nice art as buildings related to temples, maybe places where people could pray their gods and so on...

About the map well I like the Nerve style on ,it, I'll try to give it some color when I have some spare time.
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Post by Rotonen » 31 Mar 2005, 10:54

The temples will need to be evaluated (I like some of them, but as always, in my opinion some of them need retouching.)
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Post by Aacheron » 31 Mar 2005, 14:51

It would have been a good idea to coordinate the temple descriptions on the Wiki with the NPC writer(s), who are responsible for creating the sages themselves, or at least writing them up, so to speak. Well, nothing's carved into stone yet, but I've been conjuring up sages and mages left and right, with not as much as a word from either Kyokai nor Talaroc about anything else related to world-designing...

And Kyokai, I thought we/you were going to change the name of the desert realm from Amzeroth to something less Azeroth-like...

Update: there's a poll up concerning the new name for "Amzeroth"... Or, there will be in a matter of minutes from writing this.
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Post by Kyokai » 31 Mar 2005, 15:32

Thanks everyone for the input on the map, I drew this a few weeks ago, and have just now remembered to scan and post it.

Talaroc: As for new players who want to master several types of magic, should this really be what we want? Don't you think it's best to get players to specialize in one type of magic rather than be all-arounders too easily? As for world expansion, I'd like to see a world that gets mroe detailed by expanding inward, like with closed areas opening and new dungeons being discovered. I don't see why we have to expand outward to support a growing world, and as you can see, it's easy to add islands to the edges of the map (and may islands are already beyond the ring that comprises the 9 temples).

Elven: I really like the temple designs, and don't see a real problem with spriting and using them as they are. I sort of favor the more traditional temples myself (the ones elven showed) but that's just a personal opinion really, and it's up to whoever is making these decisions about world development in the end.

Aacheron: I read your NPCs in the WorldDevelopment section and was thoroughly impressed at the characters you are able to create. (We need more female sages though). Keep up the good work, and I'll try to stay in touch a bit more. Remember you can always PM me or IM me if you have questions, I'll be sure to answer. Can't make the same claim for my email though :shock:
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Post by Rotonen » 03 Apr 2005, 15:13

One question: how come the desert is right next to the snowy areas..?
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » 03 Apr 2005, 15:29

Hmm I think it's a glass desert not snow?
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Post by drf » 03 Apr 2005, 21:51

GIMP fun:
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Post by Rotonen » 03 Apr 2005, 22:41

Another question: so where is the snow..? :roll:
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