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Messages - Oviraptor

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And just think! You know how people always incorrectly think that polar bears and penguins live together? Where on our world they'd actually be right!

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I'm not sure it's an issue we necessarily need to worry about. This game is focused human development through time, and not a biosphere simulator. While it would be nice to have every organism in a balanced ecosystem like here on Earth, the fact that our lithosphere is so different makes that nigh impossible. If the only inconsistency is that we have a slight mix of arctic/antarctic organisms, I say we're doing pretty good. And like Pat said, polar regions don't have a lot of diversity anyway.

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How's this:



I based my decision after looking up the climate of St. Helena, the area that it's supposed to be analogous to in this map (it's located just to the west of the western most section of the largest continent, in the green area):



During research I found that Ascension Island is wetter than St. Helena, and they aren't terribly far apart (they are the ceneters for the top two circle in >this map<).

As such I think would should count that island chain as "St. Helena and Ascension" as far as ecozone equivalency is concerned.

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Alright I did a complete pass on the entire map, figured I'd share my version to save us doing double work:



I also added a blue line in the ice caps to represent the summer extents.

As for what to look for, look for this kind of stuff (inside the red circles): http://imgur.com/a/pDAue

First image is actual size, second is at 400% for clarity.

Last thing, this archipelago on the left has four separate biomes in it. Seemed rather odd, but I wanted to see what others though before I did anything with it, thoughts?


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Yeah, I'm honestly not sure how it happened. I haven't noticed any other spots yet, but the more eyes we have on it the better.

Edit: Split posts.

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Can you point out which island you are referring to?

Nevermind found it, fixing it.

Edit: I've fixed it, but can we get some eyes going through and seeing if there are any other errors that need correcting before I reupload them again?

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Well, here are some polar ice caps:



And thus the updated files:

GIMP

KMZ

Make sure you take a look at the polar ice cap in Google Earth and tell me how they look. Also still looking on input for the ocean regions.

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Been playing around with the map on Google Earth and I've come to the realization that aren't really places on the map for a Suez/Panama Canal situation. That being said, the age of sail should be more fun because of all the random subcontinents strewn all over the place.

Oh! Also we never got around to drawing in the ice caps! We should probably do that while we have some time waiting for rules to exist...

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Cartographers Guild
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:58:02 am »
Ideally, yes, but enclaves and exclaves don't play by those rules.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Cartographers Guild
« on: May 01, 2017, 09:18:27 am »
No, it's pretty common. People often try to use colors most associated with nations they are meant for. But since a lot of nation are associated with the same (or very similar) colors, it's usually the "important" ones that get the colors. I mean, how many times have you seen the USSR represented as red?

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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:46:39 pm »


Well, I wouldn't say I'm surprised.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Cartographers Guild
« on: April 30, 2017, 10:10:15 pm »
I really only go there for the maps. And they have some of the most detailed maps of Earth.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Cartographers Guild
« on: April 30, 2017, 04:54:34 pm »
Really, it's best to use a combo of Google Earth and Wikipedia instead of a legend. Too many things going on when you make a map of the whole world.

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Storytelling and Roleplaying / Re: Cartographers Guild
« on: April 30, 2017, 03:08:11 pm »
Actually, that's where I got it. But it's the first time I've seen it with the EEZs included.

These are also from the same place, but no nifty EEZs: http://imgur.com/a/nh2Wn

Edit: The above series of map is one they call "Q-BAM." And I happened upon a thread where they are trying to make a version at 9x the resolution: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/the-m-bam-main-thread.376181/

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Everything Else / Re: The Personal Triumph Thread
« on: April 30, 2017, 03:05:38 pm »
I spent a week in August in an unairconditioned house in Florida; it's like trying to sleep in a sauna with your clothes on.

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