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The Best Mapmakers: 12/4/2015 22:31:11

JSA 
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This is not a thread to rank mapmakers, but is a thread to give them a shout out for the hard work they have put in to their maps. I will link some of their maps and give my thoughts on their maps. Please don't feel bad if you aren't included but feel that you should be; this is not a complete list of all the great mapmakers by any means, as this is based a lot on my personal tastes. Feel free to give a shout out to any great mapmakers you think I missed, and include some links to their maps.

Incaman:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=16114
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=24843
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=15843
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=35874

There is a very good chance that you have played at least one of Incaman's maps at some point in your warlight career. His most famous, Rise of Rome, is consistently rated above 4.4, despite having 2860+ ratings (second only to Europe). His maps are beautiful, and a majority have some strategic value to them.

lionheart:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=49660
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=47418
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=50007

He's a pretty new mapmaker, and I see a lot of potential in his work. I really think Small Earth should be replaced with his version of it; it's beautiful. His maps all are eye-pleasing and they sometimes hint at some creative, new strategies. I can't wait to see more of his maps!

RA:
https://www.warlight.net/Map/8437-KPX
https://www.warlight.net/Map/10273-UrsaLuna
https://www.warlight.net/Map/14538-Final-Earth
https://www.warlight.net/Map/14319-Europe-20

Personally, I'm not a huge fan of Ra's maps. I find them beautiful, but the strategy tends to be similar on many of them. That said, I believe any thread that claims to include the best map makers must include RA for his large quantity combined with his great quality.

Dark Mist:
https://www.warlight.net/Map/18584-Siege-Feldmere
https://www.warlight.net/Map/15568-Pangea
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=44886

His maps have some strategic value to them, although they do tend to be bigger than I usually like. They are also some of the best looking maps out there.

Mudderducker:
https://www.warlight.net/Map/15141-Hannibal-Gates-II
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=37857
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=31270

I find Mudderducker's maps to vary greatly in size and type of strategy. Some of them aren't the most visually attractive, while others are on par with the best looking maps. The huge variety in his maps really allows a lot of players to find one of his maps that they really enjoy.


Some other great mapmakers I'd like to mention: Qi (for his maps with interesting strategies), Chaos (for his many good maps), Ranek (for his beautiful maps), Troll (for making Europe), Grundie (for giving the basic ideas of many of the more popular maps today), Fizzer (for improving on Grundie's work on the Earth maps)

Edited 12/4/2015 23:02:43
The Best Mapmakers: 12/4/2015 22:35:05


MightySpeck (a Koala) 
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(push enter between links, and then they all become clickable)
The Best Mapmakers: 12/4/2015 22:46:14


Math Wolf 
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(push enter between links, and then they all become clickable)

In most cases, just a single space behind them works as well.

On topic: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/62770-best-successful-mapmakers
I think this list shows that certainly RA and Incaman are very popular with the community but several others have many great, underrated maps. It's always nice to bring the attention of the community to some of the better maps.

Edited 12/4/2015 22:49:25
The Best Mapmakers: 12/4/2015 23:11:32


Belgian Gentleman
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I remember that thread Math Wolf. Derailing an intilligent subject is just hilarious.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 00:02:11


Lord of Turnips
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Dark Mist also made the Avatar map with 1,300 or so territories.
https://www.warlight.net/Map/17248-Avatar-Last-Airbender
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 00:14:33


OxTheAutist 
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I'm not a big fan of RA, because of the whole map-stealing scandal. Incaman is a great map creator, and they're good looking! I've played quite a bit of RoR. I'm also a fan of zxctycxz, but that's mainly because I enjoy diplomacy, and he puts so much effort into each one. It also shows his historical knowledge. Apollo is a great mapmaker, and a well respected and popular one at that! Dark Mist makes some beautiful maps, but I don't play them that often. lionheart is not only a good mapmaker, but also a great friend! :D I'm proud to say I was the first tester of Sao Paulo, because I find the map so good. Qi makes some very well respected maps, and I am a big fan of Greece and China! Although I don't like GoT all that much, i think Damaeon deserves a shoutout for all of his efforts put into his maps. xXOmegaXx has some great potential as well! NinjaNic is a brilliant map maker who also deserves a shoutout. There are just too many good mapmakers to name!
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 00:14:53

JSA 
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I just linked a few of my favorite maps for each player. I personally am not a big fan of Avatar due to it's size, and I like his other maps more.

Math Wolf, it would be interesting to see you do another analysis like you did there, if you find some free time soon. That one is from a year ago, and there have been plenty of changes in the map world since then.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 14:57:48


Beren • apex 
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My personal favorite map makers are RA, Apollo, Qi, and Chaos, since they've made quite a few maps that are very good for strategic games (which I mostly play). Fizzer's Medium Earth, Troll's Europe, and Kayn's Imperium Romanum are excellent one off maps though.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 21:25:24


Von Jewburg
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What happened to Issander?
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 21:39:38


Lord of Turnips
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Also Imperator uses blue backgrounds for the sea.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 22:39:47


Imperator
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Fun Fact: The Iron Curtain 2.0 is the highest rated map currently on warlight that uses a blue background to represent the sea.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 22:45:46


Belgian Gentleman
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As for Issander, he retired a long time ago.
I had some good conversations with that guy.

This was one of his last threads if I remember correctly: https://www.warlight.net/Forum/47056-live-london-help-issander
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 23:18:47


Kain
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@Imperator - wrong. Currently it is my map which is using blue background for sea and is rated highest :P


edit: although technically it is not a background so you may be still right...

Edited 12/6/2015 12:40:07
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 23:39:42

[wolf]japan77
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@Belgian that seems invalid, as he was active within the past 47 days, but what do I know.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/5/2015 23:57:56


Belgian Gentleman
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Well some people like Moros check Warlight regurlarly even after they have retired.
If Issander really would have returned and stayed here for a long period of time then we would already have noticed but we didn't.

Edited 12/5/2015 23:59:29
The Best Mapmakers: 12/6/2015 19:01:21


Imperator
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wrong. Currently it is my map which is using blue background for sea and is rated highest :P


That is technically correct, but it's just so messed up, It's like a guy dressed up as a bear and acting like an alien saying he's the best alien ever...
The Best Mapmakers: 12/6/2015 19:10:47


Kain
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The Best Mapmakers: 12/6/2015 19:31:34


Nogals
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What about Kain and Aldehyde?
The Best Mapmakers: 12/6/2015 20:38:27


Belgian Gentleman
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Kain only made 1 map and Aldehyde 2.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/7/2015 06:05:17


Bane 
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Bane
The Best Mapmakers: 12/15/2015 21:08:46


Von Jewburg
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Don't forget zxcytxz or whatever. That man was great.
The Best Mapmakers: 12/15/2015 21:25:38


RA 
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Edited 12/16/2015 09:36:50
The Best Mapmakers: 12/15/2015 21:26:51


master of desaster 
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wow. that's looking great. another artwork from great mapmakers
The Best Mapmakers: 12/15/2015 21:46:17


Belgian Gentleman
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Polygon art is amazing ! I would recommend that you definitely should use this style more often in your next incoming fantasy map.

PS: I am the best Mapmaker.

Were have we heard that one before? ...

Oh yes now I remember.


https://www.warlight.net/Map/18584-Siege-Feldmere

Edited 12/15/2015 22:32:56
The Best Mapmakers: 12/15/2015 22:42:37


Beren • apex 
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That map looks beautiful.

Edited 12/15/2015 22:42:44
The Best Mapmakers: 12/16/2015 20:06:36


Lucarr10
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Best rated map: Paul.L.Fla
best fictional map: polandball, courtesy of kain
best novelty map goes to fdas with tnt
The Best Mapmakers: 12/16/2015 20:29:56


ChrisCMU 
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Since RA is a hack, he should be taken off this list. Stealing maps should disqualify you, regardless of how good your other maps may be.

Or at the very least, take this map off your list JSA:
https://www.warlight.net/Map/14319-Europe-20
The Best Mapmakers: 12/16/2015 20:36:44

Desert Fox
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zxctycxz
The Best Mapmakers: 12/16/2015 21:36:33


Beren • apex 
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@Chris, what's wrong with Europe 2.0? The controversy was all around Europe 3.0
The Best Mapmakers: 12/17/2015 01:26:46


OnlyThePie
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Disappointed zxcytxz and Apollo aren't on your list, they're both excellent, though Apollo is now retired.
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