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Hello I am NOXAS1 and me and a few others worked on the last community map. It was such and enjoyable experience that I would like to (With Wildfire games blessing of course) start a community project topic that will allow people to work together and make maps for new releases or map packs. As I said it was a lot of fun for me working with the community and I hope other people will enjoy it as much as I do.

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I guess I'm waiting for the ok first. If this idea is approved I would like to make a map of the places where the Norse came from or maybe a Britain map and pretend that the Saxon's (punny because that's my name) are invading or have an inter-tribal war? Any other ideas welcome.

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I don't think you need anyone's blessing to do maps; I guess if the quality's there they will include it (with your blessing, actually ;) ).

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ok well first order of business then lol if you could even call this business. :) ok so first off any ideas of the biome of the map?

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How about doing something similar to the Verdon Gorge in south-eastern France?

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You could build it so that the players can only navigate on the top layers, leaving the lower canyons uncrossable.

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Ah, that's a nice idea. Like "Life Canyon" ;) (As opposed to Death Canyon which is set in a more arid climate I mean :) )

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Ah, that's a nice idea. Like "Life Canyon" ;) (As opposed to Death Canyon which is set in a more arid climate I mean :) )

Great idea I think, so no movement between canyons what so ever?

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Great idea I think, so no movement between canyons what so ever?

The canyons don't have to span the entire map - each player starting position should be reachable by all other players.

Edit: For example you could have a large deep canyon in the middle (gray areas), but it can be walked around on the top layers (green):

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That's just one idea, you guys should decide what you would like to work on :)

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Ah I see ok, well this would be a good start to learn how to do canyons for me at least lol. Anyone got other ideas besides a canyon? I will work on a layout of a canyon so no worries lol

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Ok it seems that I have no idea on how to start the canyon and I keep messing up. Any ideas to make it easier on me? Or instructions on how?

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Hey NOXAS. I committed a blank map called "Gorge" that would be useful for you. (y)

Cool thanks man. Um its in the SVN I'm guessing?

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It's a perfect start, thank you for the head start. I shall do my best to get it like that picture (and still have good playability) I shall look up more pictures of that environment as well

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If you make the gorge inaccessible, I recommend making the trees and other objects within it simple actors. :)I've done that a few times on maps where I've placed trees in inaccessible spots.

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Ok I got a draft up on one corner of the gorge and added units for eye candy. Still not as good as Mythos with the units in battle pics ;) still I hope to hear some good ideas and criticism.

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I found a list of flora near Verdon river(Mont Ventoux). There is Aleppo Pine, Scots Pine, Maritime Pine (there is a lot of them on the coast), "Pins à crochets" (in mountains), Pubescent Oak, Sessile Oak, Kermes Oak, St Lucie cherry, Holm Oak, Acer monspessulanum, Beech, Common Whitebeam, Common Ash.

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A Common Whitebeam.

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A Holm Oak.

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Maritime Pine. It prefers sand and acid soils.

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Probably best to stick with the Temperate biome terrains, but that's just my preference.

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Probably best to stick with the Temperate biome terrains, but that's just my preference.

Yeah, I didn't care of the introduction: north side of Mont Ventoux is temperate and south side is mediterranean. Now I have to sort which is temperate or mediterranean :/

But I found a interressant sentence : "Le chêne vert est l'espèce emblématique du midi méditerranéen Français puisqu'il constitue, avec le pin d'Alep et les genévriers, l'espèce dominante de la garrigue"

I can translate with my poor english : The holm oak is the emblematic species of mediterranean southern France because it forms, with Aleppo Pine and Juniper, the main species of garrigue.

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woah this is more work then I thought lol. So wish me to use Mediterranean trees near the beginning of the gorge water towards the south-west?

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