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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #300 on: January 21, 2017, 01:09:12 pm »
Alrighty. Drafts are done, review is over, here's the first "final" map with rivers, biomes, and elevation.



Any major issues? Anything that is begging to be changed? Or is everything fine? Let us know in either direction so we know how to proceed.

Feel free to draw all over this image and send it back with your revisions. :D

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #301 on: January 21, 2017, 01:38:31 pm »
I just left those elevated areas there for reference when I made my rough draft of the biomes. I didn't expect it to be used in a proper version.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #302 on: January 21, 2017, 02:32:29 pm »
Fair enough! I just misinterpreted what was going on. :P

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #303 on: January 21, 2017, 02:47:45 pm »
I'm guessing it's because rivers branch out away from their mouths and converge downstream, while some of these rivers have one tributary with multiple estuaries.



A found an African version!



The Sahara looks super funky because it's made up a bunch of endorheic basins.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #304 on: January 21, 2017, 03:23:41 pm »
Hey "mountains" is almost its own biome anyway. :3

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #305 on: January 21, 2017, 09:04:02 pm »
It can be, but those mountains are too short to make much difference on the equator.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #306 on: January 22, 2017, 03:10:59 am »
Ha, look at Africa's absolutely pathetic number of rivers compared to North America. Yet another way America is great. USA! USA! USA!
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #307 on: January 22, 2017, 06:23:56 am »
Anyone have ideas how the rest of the world should look? Rough sketches?

Also, I had pictured the 1000m areas of the map to be somewhat rocky terrain or something. I can change that.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #308 on: January 22, 2017, 07:17:08 am »
Well, rocky terrain and jungles aren't mutually exclusive. But if you're thinking treeline, it's have to be much higher at the equator.

Just take a look at this chart for reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_line#Alpine_tree_lines

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #309 on: January 22, 2017, 12:25:19 pm »
So when do we get to the stuff with people?
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #310 on: January 23, 2017, 07:49:20 am »
Well, rocky terrain and jungles aren't mutually exclusive. But if you're thinking treeline, it's have to be much higher at the equator.

Just take a look at this chart for reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_line#Alpine_tree_lines

Not tree line, more like this:



I figured that they were higher up (at least 1000m up) and rocky, mossy, with some patches of tree cover and lots of plant life, but not the large canopy from below. And due to all the rocks and whatever geology is going on there, I figure that is also why water comes from there.

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #311 on: January 23, 2017, 03:20:40 pm »
It certainly could be! My point was only that it doesn't change what biome it is. I mean, these two images are both considered the same type of biome:





Picture 1: Amazon
Picture 2: Isthmus of Kra

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #312 on: January 24, 2017, 10:30:30 am »
So when do we get to the stuff with people?

As soon as I get some feedback on how the world should look with biomes. I'm not doing it all myself, it's not about that. We're supposed to do this together. Where do you guys want deserts? What kind of features do you want to see in places? How should we biome the rest of the world? Even a simple color-coded map in paint would be enough. I just don't want to be creating all this stuff myself or with Ovi in a Google chat. That's not in the spirit of the game.

Also anyone is welcome to do some mapping or lay down biomes on the big map if they'd like. Here is the current file: https://gofile.io/?c=1luSYl

All editing is done in GIMP, which is a free image editor: https://www.gimp.org/

If you do wish to edit, make sure you're using the layers we've created. If you are unsure about something, post here in the topic. :D

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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #313 on: January 24, 2017, 02:36:34 pm »
Oh, I thought all that was being generated based on winds and currents and stuff.
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Re: Planetary Dawn Project: Construction of Worlds
« Reply #314 on: January 24, 2017, 03:25:38 pm »
I guess I should take a hint. :P