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Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:32:46

xezene
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Hello! I have recently completed work on my Star Wars galaxy map, based on stellar cartography provided in "Star Wars: The Essential Atlas." After months of work on this, off and on, I feel that this is the vision I had in my head for what I was going for. I would like to possibly test the map tonight if anyone is interested. After testing it, I will release it sometime this week. Here is the map: https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=45742

Anyone who would like to test the map, let me know! I will also field any questions related to the map.

-xezene

Edited 12/8/2015 00:35:48
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:33:25


King C******* V
Level 58
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Sure why the fuck not.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:35:33


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
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Beautiful!!

I am in if its Multi-day
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:36:30


King C******* V
Level 58
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oh yeah multi day preferably.

I'm a busy man.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:37:22

xezene
Level 17
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Thank you for your praise, Cata Cauda! I should clarify I am seeking testers for a real-time game. Though I didn't design the game for strictly multi-day purposes, I think it is certainly open to that avenue after release!
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:46:37

Chinball
Level 51
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I'd like to be a tester

Edit: Organizing a real time games might be hard.maybe make a short multi-day?

Edited 12/8/2015 00:47:34
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 00:48:36

xezene
Level 17
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Perhaps that is a good idea, Chinball. I could host a short multi-day.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 01:08:56


Lord of Turnips
Level 57
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I will test, looking at the map it reminds me of Drakemor's world in strategic value with long connecting routes.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 01:55:47


LoaTBaC
Level 50
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I'd be willing to test if it is multi-day.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 03:11:19

xezene
Level 17
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Cool, I will make a multi-day map starting tomorrow then. Anyone who wants to chime in and join can comment here in the meantime.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 03:13:51


Catus Cauda
Level 49
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I will join too!
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 06:34:13


Lord of Turnips
Level 57
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NO!!!!!!!!! The Austrian Cats will sway the peoples opinions too much, only let one of them join.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 06:38:01


Angry Koala
Level 57
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Count me in :) I will also inform other people who were waiting for a star wars map that yours is ready.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 06:40:47


Angry Koala
Level 57
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(and please do not add Catus Cauda and Cata Cauda together in a same game, both accounts are the same,very player)

Edited 12/8/2015 06:41:53
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 06:47:53

master_poof 
Level 36
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That is wonderful; It looks awesome!
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 07:12:53


Quetz
Level 56
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count me in!
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 07:26:30


Emperor_MMC {TJC}
Level 55
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i imagine my vision of the star wars galaxy to be much bigger with more circles and each circle gets a bonus just like in the world map 2012 map in warlight
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 08:42:04


Onoma94
Level 59
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Cool! I'm in
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 11:03:48

Julius Debauchery VIIX
Level 17
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Im up to test it , plug me in Doc brown
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 14:14:39


THE CRUSHER!
Level 52
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I'm testing, I'll give you results soon xezene
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 15:05:16


Grumpkins and Snarks
Level 46
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I will test, looks awesome!
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 15:07:26


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
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Turnips, Koala, thats not true.... you liars :c
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 15:21:33


Belgian Gentleman
Level 55
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Elaborated in detail. Brilliant!

However the map seems to cover only a sole part of the screen and not whole of it.
You can change this by adjusting the size of your svg in inkscape by going to "Document Proprieties".
The only sidenote here is that you might will lose some detail on your WarLight map designer tool after uploading.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 16:19:29


THE CRUSHER!
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I don't see any bad connections... I would like some serious explanations about how you chose each bonus. I am not familiar with this method...
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 17:02:32

1DrDeath1
Level 54
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looks great! count me in.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/8/2015 19:05:42


Lucarr10
Level 14
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looks great, count me in
EDIT:did not see dr death before posting this

Edited 12/8/2015 19:06:31
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/9/2015 03:14:20

xezene
Level 17
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Hey guys -- I will start the games within the hour I think. Thanks for the positive feedback and interest. Over the last day, when I had some free time I ended up on a long hunt to locate the new planets in the 'The Force Awakens' -- I finally was able to locate three and put them on this map in their correct location. They will be joining Lothal (from 'Rebels') which I correctly located a few months ago.

Belgian Gentleman, thanks for the note on the centering of the map. I noticed this a few weeks ago, and though I have attempted to correct it, it has been to no avail. Although, if I am unable to change it, I am willing to accept that, given that players have the option of zooming in and out, and will be unlikely to be completely zoomed out for any significant length of the game.

meowing_panda, I appreciate your going over it to check. I will try to explain a little, as you seem to be curious. As for the choosing of the bonuses and the structuring of the map, a very large part of it was based on 'The Essential Atlas' and Star Wars lore. In the Star Wars universe, hyperspace lanes connect planets, and if you deviate from those courses you could very well die because space is vast and may have unknown dangers along unsafe paths. The most safe lanes are the giant trade routes -- what I sometimes refer to as 'highways' -- and they allow players to zip from one location to another with ease and quickness. I decided to include them, not only to be faithful to the universe, but also to add another dimension to the game. As Lord of Turnips astutely pointed out, connecting lanes have lots of strategic value in this map -- just as in the Star Wars universe. I also quickly discovered that when done correctly, the lanes approach could make for a very visually appealing map.

As for why the map isn't gigantic with many hundreds or thousands of territories, the honest answer is personal preference. I don't enjoy playing such vast games and I find my enjoyment and strategic value is increased with medium sized games, which is what this is. I have a similar feeling with the idea of gigantic circular galaxy maps, with lots circles and systems. I don't prefer that way and its visually kind of chaotic and unstructured in gameplay, as well as being very, very hard to implement in a map like this. With that said if someone wants to make that map I would look forward to the result!

I've attempted to include all the main planets from all the movies as well as many significant planets from the EU. There are distribution/scenario modes for every significant era of Star Wars, and cool little things I put in there that should appeal to Star Wars fans of every persuasion and era. Tiny little details that might appeal to those who look and/or are deep-divers of SW lore. :P I loved the notion of adding the ships, which was suggested to me by the user Franco8807 (who also generously helped with the stars, as well as providing helpful feedback to balance the map), and I felt it was important for each fleet to have its own little block of ships, in some cases very detailed. Other bonuses in the map are put together by universe value -- for example, the Rebel Alliance bonus has Endor, Koda Station, Hoth, and Bespin in it, and there's no mystery why. Other times I added bonuses for balance but always based on accurate SW lore.

In any case I could answer more questions but that's the gist. It was a lot of work making this map but a lot of fun. I've tested a good many times with other users and AI, just amongst myself, and things get very interesting. :P In some cases this map provides for different gameplay than other warlight maps I have played in the past. As long as distribution is accurately followed the game is very balanced. With Star Wars music in the background it's even better.

Now, I will create the test games very shortly!

Edited 12/9/2015 09:57:48
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/9/2015 07:34:04


Lord of Turnips
Level 57
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Cata, I didn't say that you are the same cat, i just said that you are both cats from Austria and are likely to have similar views on the subject. However, I will have a different view to anyone else since I am the only Australian vegetable testing this map.
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/9/2015 09:28:00

xezene
Level 17
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Also, meowing_panda, I should add, about the bonuses -- I decided early on, based on experience of playing another map like this, to give each planet its own bonus. Most individual planets will get you a bonus of 2 troops per turn each, while most fleet ships will get you 1 troop each (though the 501st Legion is 2 per turn). There are some exceptions, notably these, which are 3 army bonuses per-turn: Bastion, Corellia, Csilla, Dathomir, Death Star II, Endor, Eriadu, Hapes, Hoth, Jakku, Mandalore, Millennium Falcon, Mon Calamari, Naboo, Nal Hutta, Rogue Squadron, Slave One, Tatooine, Trade Federation Blockade, Vector Prime, & Yavin 4. The capital of the galaxy, Coruscant, is worth 4 armies per turn. It's all rather subtly and evenly dispersed but there nonetheless!

Edited 12/9/2015 09:58:01
Completed Star Wars Galaxy map, need testers: 12/9/2015 16:57:11


Lucarr10
Level 14
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may the aura guide all testers of this map...

and may the odds, be ever in your favour!
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