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Tutorial: changing the bonus link centerpoint: 1/1/2014 11:38:14

Level 49
This is what your bonus link looks like in WL. Because of the shield form, the number is a little below what looks the best. Luckily, there's a (slightly complicated) way to change its location.

This is what your bonus link looks like in Inkscape, selected:

If you click it again, you get rotation arrows and the centerpoint shows up. You can change the location of that point directly in inkscape by clicking and dragging, but that won't make a change in WL, so you don't want to do that.

Now you draw the tiniest shape you can possibly draw in inkscape, by making a path of two nodes (click a point, click a different point, click the same point again with bezier and lines tool), and moving those pixels so they're a little over a tenth of a pixel apart (moving them any closer causes glitches).
Now select both the tiny point you just drew and the bonus link, and click that selection again so their common centerpoint shows up.

You may need to move it around a bit before the centerpoint is in just the right spot, but after that you're done!
The only downside of this method is that the tiny dot, however tiny it may be, will still show up in WL. There's a way to make it invisible, but the hitbox will still be a bit off, which means you can click above the bonus link and still select it.

Here's how to make it invisible (but still clickable):
Select the bonus link unioned with the tiny point, and set the border opacity to 100% (the only way to make the bonus border invisible in Warlight).

The point is now invisible!

But, you may think: I like that border around my bonus link!
No problem, select the bonus link, press CTRL+D (to make a duplicate), Pg Dn (to put it below the link) make the bonus border's opacity 0% again (like I showed in the last picture, but drag to the right), and make the bonus border two pixels wide.

And, last but not least, press CTRL+SHIFT+K (to separate the tiny point from the bonus link copy), select the tiny point and delete it, since it serves no function in the copy.
Tutorial: changing the bonus link centerpoint: 1/1/2014 11:41:59

Belgian Gentleman
Level 55

you're not the only one ;)
Tutorial: changing the bonus link centerpoint: 1/1/2014 12:59:37

Level 49
But I made the dot invisible ;-)
And I know I am not the only one, but there's no reason to keep this information from new mapmakers.
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