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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2011, 06:27:20 am »
Besides, at a bigger scale it just gets all amoebic.

Good point.

Still, I was kinda going for quasi-replica so people could do a fly by if they have the appropriate program(s), which is why I was pushing for spheres that coalesce if they overlap each other.

I'll try experimenting more in SE.



I'm just going with spheres of influence.

Exact spheres or metaphorical ones?

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #31 on: November 06, 2011, 11:25:40 am »
Probably exact spheres, unless they have a lot of territory, like the Kratair. A lot of spheres would overlap, but that seems appropriate. The overlaps would mean areas of major trade in peacetime and areas of major conflict in wartime. The only instances where an overlap would not occur would be with isolationist races who have closed borders. The spheres would merely push up against each other like a pair of...er...balloons.

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #32 on: November 06, 2011, 08:08:21 pm »
Probably exact spheres, unless they have a lot of territory, like the Kratair. A lot of spheres would overlap, but that seems appropriate. The overlaps would mean areas of major trade in peacetime and areas of major conflict in wartime. The only instances where an overlap would not occur would be with isolationist races who have closed borders. The spheres would merely push up against each other like a pair of...er...balloons.

Indeed.

I tried it last night and it was actually pretty nice.

I haven't tried rendering it yet, but I'm sure it'd look better.


Hey, UFO, how about this for the 3D map:

Star Systems are circles, Colony Fleets are arrows and stations are squares.

We'll probably use a certain color for each nation.

For systems, fleets or stations with more than one owner, we could probably divide the markers using a line tool so that all colors are represented.

International places are probably white.

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #33 on: November 07, 2011, 01:29:42 am »
Colony fleets? Pardon?

I guess you prefer stations more than I do. I always liked planets better. But what about the sites of extinct civilizations? We've got no shortage of those.

Say, who exactly is working out the precise locations of everyone? You or I?
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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #34 on: November 07, 2011, 01:59:43 am »
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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #35 on: November 07, 2011, 02:58:40 am »
Colony fleets? Pardon?

The Kratair, and depending on Crazen the Iavolg, among others.

The Kratair live in colony ships, which is part of the reason why Kratair marines, Kratair in general actually, are so good at spacebattles. Everyone is basically a born-sailor in their race, barring those on Ralston.

There's also the case of large fleets which travel far from their home port.

As for the stations, Kitkat might move the Talsenreave to elsewhere after its finished, and someone in the future might have plans to place plot-vital structures or locations in deep space.



Say, who exactly is working out the precise locations of everyone? You or I?

Depends on what everyone else thinks.

Though, personally, if it's fine with you, I'm okay with letting you plot out most of the stuff since you're the one currently doing the cartesian map. It'd be kinda confusing if we send locations back and forth when we have different coordinate systems.

I'm mostly just waiting for that map of yours so I could 3Dfy it.

In any case, if you haven't done it yet, you might wanna general PM everyone and ask them where they want to be, within reason (especially story-wise, ie. Perrawiih can't be excessively far from Khuris), on the cartesian map. Though, you might wanna remind them that the galaxy gets thinner as it gets further from the core.




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We're too far away to do a mind-meld.   :-\

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #36 on: November 07, 2011, 03:30:34 am »
Alright then. I'm using the general locations as found on the galaxy-wide map, adjusting some species here and there. On the outer (upper) rim you've got the Sombrerons and Kratair, behind them the Torpal remnants, Nauceanica and Quillaris, not to mention the remains of all those long-gone alien civilizations. To their south are the races of the SPA on the right and the USSS on the left. South of the SPA is the Photos-Zeront area, and below the USSS is the Core Combine and the Vykusi-Milika area. Below that is speculative, i.e. I get to make up a ton of new alien lifeforms.

Does anybody mind if I post my prospective names for these regions a la Mass Effect? Also, how can I get a good grid with a transparent background fast?
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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #37 on: November 07, 2011, 03:58:58 am »
I want to hear them.
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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #38 on: November 07, 2011, 06:08:26 am »
Go ahead with the alien names; perhaps the rest of us could help flesh them out as a side project >.>
No problem with region names either. For the good grid with transparent background, Photoshop or Gimp and use layers.

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #39 on: November 07, 2011, 07:27:02 am »
To their south are the races of the SPA on the right and the USSS on the left. South of the SPA is the Photos-Zeront area, and below the USSS is the Core Combine and the Vykusi-Milika area.

Splendid.

This would do wonders for all those funky distance issues.  :)

Once we get a good feel for the distances involved, we could even try to at least get a semblance of a consistent FTL speed for each of our civilizations' systems. Previous RPs made us look like we were traveling through the Warp, in all honesty, what with the travel times which varied from a few minutes to entire months.  :S



Does anybody mind if I post my prospective names for these regions a la Mass Effect? Also, how can I get a good grid with a transparent background fast?

Fire away!

You might wanna add a third dimension to them, but only if it's okay with you. Wouldn't want to impose.




For the good grid with transparent background, Photoshop or Gimp and use layers.

I totally agree with this.

You can even simulate some depth with this.

If you have it already, Open/MS Powerpoint also works, though you might wanna turn off "snap to grid" after you've finished making the grid.

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #40 on: November 07, 2011, 04:49:42 pm »
Allied Traverse
Agariki
Bino (Federal)
Fnarls
Goonals
Ishpali
Makal
Perrachi
Plikik
Qyooro
Rachak
Slakos
Weirg
Xinmayi
Shara Nebula
Ni'Calls

Arrowhead Nexus
Photos
Shadow
Ul'naja

Classical Expanse
Kratair
Nauceans
Quillarans
Sombrerons
Torpals

Decontacted Zone
Bino (Imperial)

Dead Zone
Iavolg

Graidient Threshold
Graidient
Thulithotle

Local Sector
Chivi
Choro Deidalus
Luzonians
Marakiri
Millgo
Pakuweinia

Outer Verge
Milika
Supara
Vykusi
Artificial Void
Caftain

Ragona Cluster
Arev
Corek
Harak
Rogyr
Skrall
Tirik
Xerga
« Last Edit: November 13, 2011, 07:58:37 am by UFO King »
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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #41 on: November 07, 2011, 04:51:25 pm »
Are the Ul'naja someone's race or something you created as a placeholder? If the latter, may I go ahead and flesh them out?

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2011, 05:07:57 pm »
Sweet.


You could change the Imperial Sector to the Local Sector, I guess. That name was kind of an accidental one on the inhabitants' part that eventually stuck.
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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2011, 05:14:21 pm »
Are those actual races? Or just made up ones?

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Re: [RG] Three Dimensional Map of the Reborn Galaxy
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2011, 05:40:37 pm »
I think most of those species are made-up. Also could the caftain, and I realize they haven't really been in the RP scene yet but, the outer region of the Outer Verge?
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