Recent diary entries
I have been playing around praticing different mapping skills on Läxland. Now it's probably time to decide how Läxland should look like geographically.
I have always loved lakes, so I am thinking of a lake-land-landscape like one in Finland with Saimaa lake which could be fun to map, but perhaps doesn't suit with my location geografically.
Or a lake to the south like Lake Lagoda in Russia formed by continetal glacier or was a part of a primitive sea.
What do you think i should go for to be realistic, should i stick to large areas of forest, rivers and bog?
The "Zalghira Space Center" in Gardensa is now fully mapped. I hope you think it's good, otherwise I can correct anything. As I said in a previous post, the Republic of Gardensa is small, and so the Space Center (also because of its tropic-equatorial position, suitable for the orbits of the rockets) hosts missions from other countries. Then, who among you is interested and think that its country can benefit from it, please let me know, so I'll take it into account when I update the Wiki. Thanks eleinads
I am now at a stage of mapping the rural areas outside Ellmouth. Is there anything I am missing or could improve my mapping? I am not particularly experienced in rural mapping.
Does anyone have a list of special amenities such as sewage disposals, landfills and power transformers I should consider putting in? For most of my mapping I've operated on a basis of 'if I haven't mapped it yet it must be somewhere else'. I'm running out of the 'somewhere else' space now.
As I'm working on the history of Nordurland, I wondered about some assumptions I've made about the period of the totalitarian dictatorship which the country went through. I imagined that Nordurland used the most possible amount of its GDP for military purposes - so much that it was close to financial breakdown after 35 years, with a poor and undereducated population, strictly monitored by the security service.
Now I would like to ask for your opinion: how much would this be for a nation that big, quite rich in resources (oil, coal, uranium), probably around 20'000'000 to 50'000'000 people, with ridicculously large military forces. I assumed around 50% GDP. But could it be more? Or is this even too much?
I ve saw a project called f4 that mainly consists in 3D building rendering wich looks very cool specially for that shadows. Also stjurs diary about skeptchup
Just imagine how beatiful will be to see cities like Odrava, Gobras, Abralona, Beregorod, Antigo, Baradin, Vodeo, Khaiwoon, etc. Instead of being plain 2D, it will be 3D.
Could one day can have that 3D building here in opengeofiction?
I am noticing that on the rendered map, roads are rendered as really thick lines, which makes complicated intersections in cities look pretty ugly unless you reaaally zoom in on them. For example, I am working on this area
You cannot really even see all the roads as separate roads although the two motorway links (in between the tunnels) to the west of the square are actually drawn 10 meters apart. To the east of the square it is even more of a mess...
Since we create OGF maps for enjoyment and aesthetic beaty, my question is: How do you deal with this?
Have I drawn this way too small? Or should I just ignore it?
I have to ask a question of general interest.
Are you able to tell me which and how many are the space centers in OGF? By "spatial centers" I mean those of great dimensions and global interest like, in RW, the Kennedy Space Center (Florida), Bayqoñyr (Kazakhstan), Kourou (Guyana) and Jiquan (China).
I ask this because my intention is to insert one in the map of the Republic of Gardensa. This is also because it is a territory suitable for this, because of its tropic-equatorial position.
The candidate place is in the eastern flat land between the Carminio Lake, the Western Rain Forest and the sea, here. Obvioustly I can modify the nearest towns and infrastructures.
However, before mapping it, I have to involve all you, because a launch base is not just for one country and, for reasons of real likelihood, there must not be too many in OGF. If there were already several, I would not put mine.
Moreover, since the Republic of Gardensa is small (even if it has a large city, Giliarca), it is clear that it would be a base that hosts space launches on behalf of other countries (this would be very important for the budget of the Republic of Gardensa).
So, short question: how many (and which) space centers or launch bases are already present in OGF? If I put one in Gardensa, it would alter some balance?
Big news out of Aludres: We have a writing system for the Everian Language! How exciting!
Anyways, this is a question geared toward those REALLY talented with computers: If I wanted to somehow type my writing system, how could I create the glyphs to do so? I think this is something that could very much help move my country along!
Here's the thing: If I could, I'd go back in time, slap myself in the face, and say, "Don't name your country Peaceland." The name feels unrealistic, and it was more based on a history I scrapped a while ago. I've considered changing the name, but my worry is that my country will then feel like a completely different country from the one I've been working on for about a year. I also feel like I could make the name work somehow, but that may just be unnecessary work, especially since a name is based on history; not the other way around. Should I change the name?
Sorry, we've been really busy recently. Territory claims and other submitted requests will be processed, but it might take 2-3 weeks until we're back to normal, thanks for your patience.
Ok so... I'd like to know what do you think about this city. (work in progress, absolutely not finished)
-Yes, i know it is very small for having a metro. -Yes, i know the stations are very near each other -Yes, i know the buildings look weird.
I like constructive criticism as u don't hurt my feelings, duh
and a message for admins: Please, are you going to give me a wiki account? Thanks for reading!
Hello, OGF community.
I hope everyone is having a good autumn so far. I apologize for being largely absent of late. Now that I've finished with a conference I put on every year, I finally have some free time.
This month's challenge is in some ways a mini-challenge: special days. What are the special dates in your country's history? Are there fun religious, civil, or social holidays? How are these commemorated? For example, are there gathering places for military parades, oversized Christmas trees, or annual religious pilgrimage? Are streets or buildings named after events or the crucial people in those events?
I can't wait to see what people do this month! Say hello to your neighbor, and happy mapping. :)
I am wondering what to use for scale on a standard residential block. So far I've been using about 150 meters across the short side. Is this OK?
On the wiki, there is written that capital is Huntington. However, on the map is Portstown in state Clamash shown as the capital of FSA. Then, what is the real capital? Or are there two capitals?
Hi everyone, I just finished the wiki page of the world's fair of 1934 that took place in Meridian, Ambrosia. Here you can see how it looks on the map. Of course, it's a work to be continued but feel free to name / build a pavilion for your own country. Happy mapping !
Am I inpatient or is the renderer on a strike ?
edit: it's me being impatient. So much for a Friday evenng.
Yesterday, 13th November was the day I signed up for OGF. 2018 has been quite an eventful year for me, whether in OGF or in real life.
For starters, I had a brief amnesty back on the wiki, before getting banned again. I had fun, however, developing some content for Singkangia. Anyway, after my 2nd wiki ban, I decided to totally drop Singkangia, since it is pointless for me to continue what I don't really enjoy, and moved on to the Pretanic Faction State, where I have greater fun developing the Briarmacks' cult of personality, develop slums for the lower-class, and create Soviet-style neighbourhoods for the middle-class. (Hey, that is socialism to you!) It is fun collaborating with bhj867 as well, though he may not be active on PFS all the time, and also other mappers in the country.
What I have also done this year is to create a metro system for Antigo City, created some detailed forest covers, and other notable structures including the border city of Daulselon (meant to imitate Kaesong).
I have also grown closer with other mappers, such as oneofbeatlefan, developer of Wallea; TCC, guardian and fixer of various parts of Commonia (whom you better not argue with); Zekiel/Trombonist 2003, who has redone his capital multiple times and also doing other parts of Beaumontan (establishing Antigo-Beaumontan ties in the process), and other notable people which have also given sufficient guidance to my mapping and plans (e.g. Austinhuang, Eklas, Eretra, Ernestposcby, Stjur, Luciano etc). Also thanks to Eklas for the railway tutorial, to newbies designing railways, please read them!
What now, then? Well, I hope to map more in Antigo, before setting off to create a Chinese imperial empire maybe in May or June or even later next year, but it depends on the progress. Originally for collaboration, it has been advised otherwise, so I am thinking of just making it a personal territory or a joint ownership with others. Meanwhile, military bases are yet to be developed in Antigo, Kontronga needs development, and other fixes needed to the great glorious nation of Antigo.
Hopefully I get to see the opening of more blue nations/ purple nations, especially for former nations Mazan and Suria. It will be of interest to see how the region will be stabilised with PFS wrecking possible havoc.
To see where it is: here
May God bless and may OGF continue marching on! (revoluntiary music plays)
Zhen Kang (Z.K.)
I was wondering of the presence of any website/software that allows me to start working on a wiki for a country while I am waiting for the country. Will I be able to work on it on some program then copy and paste it over?
Every criticism is welcome. Both about geography and history, and also technicalities.
So, the other day, I was looking at this area in the Territory I was about to claim. Can somebody revert the changesets this guy did to "Test the site" 2 months ago?