I wish

Posted by Davieerr on 13 May 2018 in English (English)

I dream a day that the Free Editing Countries would be a little more organized, instead of a Commonia, the biggest example of a very big clouster of everything trying to merge, because most of the time, people map there 'til they get a territory and then leave the city behind, or leave the site. the few who stay are the ones who improve, but is a rare case. I won't blame the "bad mapping", because no one needs to nailed it. But for things like giant fidget spinners or citis made almost from Motorways or Trunk Roads, that being Breassau before the change, it feels wrong and sometimes plain out cringe worthy. But most likely this rant is me looking for problems that don't exist. Just comment

Comment from stjur on 13 May 2018 at 18:03

ok seriously, where is that giant fidget spinner? I was looking for it for weeks... anyway, I completely agree with you and don't worry, the admins are currently planning new, more organized blue territories for the future.

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Comment from trabantemnaksiezyc on 13 May 2018 at 18:09

I dream of a day less in which there aren't any more diary entries that don't change anything, and instead whine about the current state...

As far as I remember, admins said on multiple occasions that they are planning a reorganisation of these blue countries of some sort. There are whole wiki talk pages filled with discussions about the blue countries. Just look in them, because there were already a lot of people who had similar thoughts to yours.

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Comment from Alsatian on 13 May 2018 at 19:23

Everybody agrees with you - yet there is a case for the seemingly massive trainwreck. We were all once beginners. At least 90% of us had little to no experience with mapping, or not with this kind of software, therefore needed somewhere to practise and get the hang of it. Without places like Commonia, we'd be just as bad as we were when we joined, despite afterwards us looking back at it and thinking "What on earth happened here?". There are more organised blue territories (Rhododactylia stands out as one, most smaller ones are) elsewhere, too, as well as the new United States of Archanta / AR120.

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Comment from Yuanls on 13 May 2018 at 21:42


Being the only person who has sighted the giant fidget spinner, I can say that it is either gone or I've completely forgotten where it is.

I happen to actually be the creator of the giant fidget spinner. I mapped it out as a boredom-induced easter egg when I decided to tidy up southern Commonia last year. It is currently invisible, tagged as line=yes and it is located somewhere in the Commonian rainforest. The odds are that you won't find it because I can no longer find it either. I chance that one day some bemused mapper may come across it and question its origins, but that's as far as the story will go.

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Comment from The_Cute_Chick on 14 May 2018 at 15:12

Having been mapping in Commonia for a while, I found a few worse-off settlement but also a few better-off settlements.

Examples of worse-off areas in Commonia:

On the other hand...

Examples of better-off areas in Commonia:



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Comment from zhenkang on 14 May 2018 at 22:58

I listed a few good ones before (See OGF:Commonian Sandbox/Safe, Secure and Developed City of Refugee before it gets deleted!). Yes, Commonia is currently a great big mess, but I encourage you leave someone else to clear the mess instead, unless you have some time off to clean up someone's sh*t.

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Comment from iiEarth on 15 May 2018 at 01:16


Wow, those cities are really worse off (no offense). Western Point City reminds me of Mac'n'Cheese...

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Comment from Thunderbird on 15 May 2018 at 01:36

@iiEarth Yummy!

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Comment from The_Cute_Chick on 15 May 2018 at 05:02


I browsed through the sandbox page you made and I purposely included better-off settlements that are not included on that page.

Regarding "... I encourage you to leave [Commonia to] someone else to clear the mess unless you have some time off to clean up someone [else's work]", I do have time and also I do enjoy cleaning up other people's work.


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Comment from yoyo21 on 15 May 2018 at 20:15

When I first started on OGF, I created a city called Hybrid Springs (no idea how I came up with the name). I've revisited it recently to try to improve the surrounding area, but the bones were made back in 2015.

Hybrid Springs, Commonia

I'd say this probably falls somewhere in the middle of the spectrum.

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Comment from Ernestpcosby on 16 May 2018 at 03:48

N&S Tarrion are an interesting juxtaposition against the much better crafted Tarrion

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