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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #225 on: December 18, 2016, 10:10:15 pm »
Yeah, looks like a good option for spreading to the most landmasses in the quickest time.  So how big would that starting island/continent be?
Probably not a Goat, either.


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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #226 on: December 18, 2016, 10:12:15 pm »
12 gajillion square kilogigameters

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #227 on: December 18, 2016, 10:19:46 pm »
Half an Australia give or take a Greenland.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #228 on: December 18, 2016, 10:41:05 pm »
I agree with Pat so as to create the appearance of consensus so we can start playing already.

Not verbatim you fool!

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #229 on: December 19, 2016, 01:04:34 am »
12 gajillion square kilogigameters

Agreed. The planet is the size of several large nebulas.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #230 on: December 19, 2016, 05:44:16 am »
I guess people really wanna start playing. :3

Thanks for sticking with it through the process, guys.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #231 on: December 19, 2016, 08:11:26 am »




I felt like this was necessary.

Entire world map comparison: http://imgur.com/a/2gObj



Without borders. Use this as a sketchpad. We could use it as the map at the start and just stitch it back in, too.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 08:20:39 am by Brandonazz »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #232 on: December 19, 2016, 09:32:37 am »


I did a very rough draft of how I expect the climate would be based on 1) large ocean to the east 2) equatorial location 3) westerly prevailing warm winds (see 1 and 2)

I used northern South America and Southeast Asia as my main points of comparison.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 09:37:47 am by Brandonazz »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #233 on: December 19, 2016, 09:39:29 am »
Oh right! I guess one of the reasons we put in all the mountains was so we could determine the winds and therefore where vegetation and deserts are located.

We can do that now!

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #235 on: December 19, 2016, 02:50:17 pm »
Nice finds!  ;D

@Brandonazz

That looks really good!

Also a subtropical dry forest is perfect for where humans can evolve in.
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 02:55:02 pm by Hydromancerx »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #236 on: December 19, 2016, 03:05:21 pm »


Red = North America
Orange = South America
Yellow = Africa
Green = Eurasia
Blue = Australia
Purple = Hawaii

So looks like we are starting in "Asia" somewhere. I personally think the island to the NW of the starting location should have ecosystems similar to India. However based on Brandonazz' biome map. Perhaps we should have the starting location be more like India. It sure has the same biome types.

Here are my ideas for the starter island ...

Base Animals


Wildlife of India
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wildlife_of_India

Additional Ice Age Animals


Straight Tusked Elephant
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palaeoloxodon_namadicus


Gigantopithecus
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigantopithecus


Sivatherium giganteum
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sivatherium


Megantereon
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megantereon
I like this coat.

More examples of Ice Age Indian Animals ....
https://www.quora.com/How-was-Indian-Sub-continent-during-Ice-age-Was-it-covered-with-ice

Plausible Made Up Species


Unicorn
http://hyrotrioskjan.deviantart.com/art/Unicorn-291560859

Buru
http://hyrotrioskjan.deviantart.com/art/Buru-292960351
« Last Edit: December 19, 2016, 03:51:32 pm by Hydromancerx »

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #237 on: December 19, 2016, 03:50:00 pm »
First of all, I don't think we should pick the continental fauna equivalency regions until the biome map is completely filled out. Same goes with trying to pick a spot to start and trying to pick animals. I know we are all excited, but let's not put the cart before the horse.

Side note, do my maps seen fuzzy to anyone else? Am I exporting it out of GIMP wrong? I exported it as a .png, so I would think they'd be sharp and clean. Any help in that area would be helpful.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #238 on: December 19, 2016, 04:12:27 pm »
I also have an idea for the reason why Humans are not starting in the Africa part of the map. We could say that Homo Erectus evolved there but then spread out eastward across the landmasses and to our starter island. And then Homo Sapiens then evolved there on the starter island.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #239 on: December 19, 2016, 04:37:00 pm »
Maps look fine for me, Ovi. Zooming in on the downloaded GIMP file, there doesn't seem to be any blending along boundaries.

Now then, I agree with not putting the cart in front of a horse. That said, we seem to have decent agreement on where humanity will be starting and I'm not just saying that because people agreed with my idea. I suggest we stick with that one since there is general agreement.

I do think we need to hold up on biomes and fauna stuff for just a moment more. Not much longer! But a little more, please! Just want to reiterate that now we can do a proper simulation/explanation of wind currents. Since so much time was spent making the mountains realistic, we should carry that momentum over to biomes and whatnot. Let's start to establish our global currents. Brandon was kind enough to take the lead on this particular portion, so perhaps it would be prudent to use what Brandon has established as the template for how everything else around it behaves.



I did a very rough draft of how I expect the climate would be based on 1) large ocean to the east 2) equatorial location 3) westerly prevailing warm winds (see 1 and 2)

I used northern South America and Southeast Asia as my main points of comparison.

Assuming this is about accurate (and if there are egregious errors on this map, we can discuss and fix that) we should be able to extrapolate out the currents around this region and beyond.