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Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 17:49:20


Imperator
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Hey guys. So a few days ago, I had a really wacky idea for a map, and I started making it. Here's what I've got so far:

https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=56913

Basically, it's a whole bunch of ideas smashed together. Here's how it works:

1. Take the population of a country over 6 million and divide it by ten million. So for example the UK comes out to 6.5, and gets rounded to 6. So, it gets six territories.

2. Next, I take the six largest cities in the UK and draw territories around them to be the appropriate size.

This produces some really interesting results, and I'm not really sure if it even represents anything. However, it's a really fun map to make, so I'm definitely going to continue for now.

If you have any suggestions for what to name it or any other feedback, It'd be really awesome if you could let me know :)
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 17:53:33


OxTheAutist 
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populations in UK.

1. London
2. Birmingham
3. Glasgow
4. Liverpool
5. Leeds
6. Edinburgh

pl0x fix, Scotland deserves 2 territories.

Also, 15 territories for Bangladesh? I think some exceptions must be made :P
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 18:03:42


Imperator
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_areas_in_the_United_Kingdom

That's the list I used for the UK.

Obviously exceptions have to be made for really densely populated areas, and in fact one has already been made with india. India should have something like 130 territories, but I swear I literally packed territories in there like sardines and it only ended up fitting 67.
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 18:23:17


Stewie
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I really wonder how China's gonna end up in this...
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 19:41:09


MrOobling
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1. London
2. Birmingham
3. Glasgow
4. Liverpool
5. Leeds
6. Edinburgh


Don't know where you got this from but it is completely incorrect. The cities Imperator has used are correct except Southampton should be swapped for Manchester.

EDIT: Nuremburg should be swapped for Cologne or, if that's not possible, Nuremburg should be swapped for Bremen and Düsseldorf should be swapped for Cologne.

Michigan- Detroit

Also, could you use coloured bonuses for multi-territory bonuses? It looks great.

Edited 5/27/2016 19:51:09
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 19:55:20


Imperator
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Manchester is actually inside of the territory I've named "Liverpool", so I'll just rename Liverpool to manchester.

Cologne is inside of Dusseldorf, so again I'm just going to rename it.

Do you mean for multi country bonuses like Central Europe and Central asia?

Edited 5/27/2016 19:55:56
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 19:55:34


Taran
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USA spelling errors I noticed

Pheonix -> Phoenix
Louisvilla -> Louisville

Also, shouldn't Israel be Jerusalem?

Another thing- Why did the 6.5 for the UK round down? Doesn't .5 and above round up? I guess it doesn't really matter in the end, though.

Otherwise, the concept seems pretty cool.
Keep it up!

Edited 5/27/2016 20:03:00
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 20:02:44


OxTheAutist 
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No I am right. Scotland deserves 2 territories!
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 20:11:02


Imperator
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USA spelling errors I noticed

Pheonix -> Phoenix
Louisvilla -> Louisville

Also, shouldn't Israel be Jerusalem?

Another thing- Why did the 6.5 for the UK round down? Doesn't .5 and above round up? I guess it doesn't really matter in the end, though.

Otherwise, the concept seems pretty cool.
Keep it up!


Thanks, I got those spelling errors fixed :)

When an entire country only has room for one territory, It gets named after the country. Take for example belgium, the netherlands, and switzerland.

Places like Austria although only having one territory get named after the city since the territory doesn't encompass the entire country.

Also, the .5 rounds down because I say so :P There's not really any reason for it, I just decided that that's how it's going to be when I started making the map.

Edited 5/27/2016 20:11:39
Weird Map Idea: 5/27/2016 21:29:34


Жұқтыру
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whole bunch = 2

Edited 5/27/2016 21:29:39
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 06:11:30


Imperator
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No, it's more than two ideas, it's just that it only takes a two step process to produce it. The map contains elements of:

Population density maps
City only maps
Cartogram maps with relative country sizes
World maps showing only populated areas
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 07:33:11


TeamGuns 
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Looks like a fun concept.

Just don't forget to add South Sudan (it splited off from sudan in 2011), the background map looks more modern that way lol...
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 08:52:29


Bayern München is the best!
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No I am right. Scotland deserves 2 territories!

Yes,finally you said something right. Well done!

1. Take the population of a country over 6 million and divide it by ten million. So for example the UK comes out to 6.5, and gets rounded to 6. So, it gets six territories.
6,5 is rounded to 7,so you are wrong.
Sicily is not a city,so fix it.


(if 6,5 continues to be rounded to 7,I'll vote it 1,and create 100 alts to vote it 1)

Edited 5/28/2016 08:59:27
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 09:21:16


Lord of Turnips
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Can't wait to see Australia. 2 territories, Melbourne and Sydney, connected across the entire island to Indonesia.
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 13:04:08


Imperator
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Just don't forget to add South Sudan (it splited off from sudan in 2011), the background map looks more modern that way lol...


Thanks for letting me know about this. I'm not sure why so many svg world maps have this exact same error, but it seems like literally every single time I make a world map I'm fixing this :P

6,5 is rounded to 7,so you are wrong.
Sicily is not a city,so fix it.


(if 6,5 continues to be rounded to 7,I'll vote it 1,and create 100 alts to vote it 1)


6.5 gets rounded to 6 because I say so, and since it's my map what I say matters a lot more than any threats you can make. And if you do that, I'll report you, and you'll get suspended and all your junk rating sremoved. And it'll be fairly obvious that it's you since I literally never get 100 ratings on my maps.

Edited 5/28/2016 13:04:30
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 15:57:55


MrOobling
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Being more accurate, the UK's population is only 6.41 tens of millions, so it should be rounded to 6 territories.

Also, you could squeeze in more than 2 territories in Bangladesh, considering it should have 15.

Yeah, I mean the multicountry bonuses. Maybe not but having it coloured would make it clearer.

Edited 5/28/2016 16:00:11
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 17:32:15

[NL] Sander
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Why does the population of the Netherlands get rounded down from 1.7 to 1 territory, while it should be 2
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 17:32:25


Perrin3088 
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logically you should be rounding up though, to keep the same basis throughout the entire map..

for instance, if you have a country with 8.5mil, would you not create it, or would you give it 1 territory?

although those inconsistencies really don't matter, since as you provided earlier, certain high density countries prove to be impossible to do this way without providing a magnified view of those countries *india/china*
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 18:28:32


Imperator
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logically you should be rounding up though, to keep the same basis throughout the entire map..

for instance, if you have a country with 8.5mil, would you not create it, or would you give it 1 territory?

although those inconsistencies really don't matter, since as you provided earlier, certain high density countries prove to be impossible to do this way without providing a magnified view of those countries *india/china*


All countries with over 6 million people get at least one territory, possibly more depending on their area. In cases such as the netherlands, they only get one territory due to being too small to fit more than one.

Also, you could squeeze in more than 2 territories in Bangladesh, considering it should have 15.

Yeah, I mean the multicountry bonuses. Maybe not but having it coloured would make it clearer.


I could see maybe fitting in three, but honestly Bangladesh has a really weird shape and it makes it pretty difficult to add too many territories.

I'll experiment with having the multi country bonuses colored, see if I can't come up with something that looks decent.

Why does the population of the Netherlands get rounded down from 1.7 to 1 territory, while it should be 2


The Netherlands only fits one territory, and honestly even that is kind of stretching, As I've already had to erase a lot of the detail of the country (I believe there was some kind of lake system in the middle of the country).
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 21:52:29


OnlyThePie
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Why is Romania in the Northern Asia bonus?
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 22:35:59


TheRiverStyxie 
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I'll just rename Liverpool to manchester.


I should blacklist you for that!! :|

lol
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 22:59:37


Imperator
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Why is Romania in the Northern Asia bonus?


It's a bug, thanks for letting me know.
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 23:06:03

TwilightSparkles
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How long in average does it take to complete a bonus?
Also, which are goes next? Btw, I agree with the rounding being your choice.
Weird Map Idea: 5/28/2016 23:17:21


Imperator
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Normally I set goals for a nights work, such as completing india, or last night completing china, or the night before that completing europe.

As of now I'm sort of planning to do Canada and then some of africa, then the rest of africa and northern europe, then indochina and oceania, and then south america possibly over a few days.
Weird Map Idea: 5/29/2016 01:37:54


Fleecemaster 
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It's a nice idea :)
Weird Map Idea: 5/29/2016 02:01:47


Жұқтыру
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Romania is deal of Russia?

Edited 5/29/2016 02:01:53
Weird Map Idea: 5/29/2016 08:53:33


Bayern München is the best!
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6.5 gets rounded to 6 because I say so, and since it's my map what I say matters a lot more than any threats you can make.

You round them like this: Whatever it is,I round it down so I'll have less work.
Right?

Edited 5/29/2016 09:11:45
Weird Map Idea: 5/29/2016 14:19:58


Imperator
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That is true, although I didn't have that in mind when I actually decided to do it. What I had in mind was that since I had a 6 million minimum population for a country getting a territory it also made sense to also require 0.6 or more towards the next million to get an additional territory.

Edited 5/29/2016 14:20:40
Weird Map Idea: 5/29/2016 15:32:01

Corvus5
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the space problem comes from using the mercator map which makes areas like Europe northern Asia and northern America appear bigger than they are while Africa and southern Asia and America get smaller https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercator-Projektion#/media/File:Tissot_mercator.png
the red circles are all equally big

Edited 5/29/2016 15:32:30
Weird Map Idea: 5/29/2016 15:56:22


Imperator
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Nice catch, although i'm actually not using the mercator projection. I'm using a map projection called "Robinson", which is what's called a Pseudocylindrical Compromise projection, as opposed to mercator which is a Cylindrical Equidistant projection. You can see the spatial layout of Robinson using this image (similar to the one you linked for mercator):

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tissot_indicatrix_world_map_Robinson_proj.svg
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