Posted by JoshuaRoadMapper on 26 November 2016 in English (English)

I might request a territory soon, but all of the big ones have been taken. :/

So, I don't know what to do.

Comment from bhj867 on 26 November 2016 at 23:03

bigger does not mean better, trust me on this one. I have been working on Pretany on and off for 3 years almost, and I am still nowhere near finished. So many 10 sq mile blocks, not enough time.

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Comment from JoshuaRoadMapper on 26 November 2016 at 23:04

Okay, but bigger means more traveling, in my opinion.

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Comment from kingfries on 26 November 2016 at 23:10

Well, the goal of OGF is to not only draw endless highways. If thats what you want to do primarly theen maybe you shouldnt get your country but instead work in a collaboraritive and work on the highway systems there. You should contact GibralNN, he is looking for help with his highways etc.. Please note that also ,,mapping highways does not only mean 2 lines of roadway and a cloverleaf intersection every 20km, but detailed on- and offramps aswell as service stops, road constuction sites etc...

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Comment from Luciano on 26 November 2016 at 23:46

I am sympathetic to the desire to claim a "large" territory because we all want to imagine a vast canvas across which to draw our ideas. However, as bhj867 points out, it ends up being a lot more work to "fill in" a country than first imagined. Consider that I have been working exclusively on a relatively tiny island, Tárrases (about the size of Staten Island, NY, or Isle of Wight, UK), for half a year now. I am not finished.

The admin team is moving in the direction of actually not allowing new users to claim "large" territories - those would be reserved for advanced users who have proven their abilities with smaller territories. Those users who have been "lucky" to have claimed large territories in the past have more often than not ended up changing their minds. Many users, myself included, have regretted taking on large territories. Many have tried to develop collaborative projects (most of which have failed due to lack of interest) because they need help filling in large territories. Many have "downgraded" to smaller territories.

Take your time. Start small. If your goal is to only draw lots of highways, consider, as mentioned, the options to collaborate with other users. But even in that case, consider that this OGF project is about realism. Too many highways without anything else to give a reason for those highways will be fundamentally unrealistic. We already have unrealistic proportions of highways in collaborative countries like Gobrassanya, for example. If I controlled Gobrassanya, I would probably end up deleting about 70% of its motorway infrastructure. Even super-high-density, wealthy OECD countries like South Korea have less than has been mapped there.

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Comment from JoshuaRoadMapper on 27 November 2016 at 00:09

Then I will request a small territory, another way of saying little by little.

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Comment from Sarepava on 27 November 2016 at 01:25

Yeah, I second all these comments. Take a look at Känton, which I have been working on to the exclusion of nearly all else for most of this year. Roads are just about complete, only around 20% are named, buildings cover only about the same amount, hundreds of shops, businesses and gardens to be created - in a small city by European or North American standards. Bear in mind also you will want to edit the wiki, creating a culture, history and society for your country, with even basic a article set covering the country, the government, the language, main cities and some other notable people or places taking many weeks to create in full.

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