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Just thought I'd update you on the progress of Sarit. Here's a little background for if you are wondering:
Sarit is the regional city of the region of Barkenfry (Holmic: Bakenfray) in Eastern Bromley.
The region that Sarit sits in has been part of a dispute over being recognised as an independent state (A bit like the Catalonia debate in Spain). The region is home to many Holmic and Sanmarquino migrants who have shaped the infrastructure and design of the roads so therefore this has fueled the debate. The right-wing government that leads Bromley believes in the unification of Bromley and gave an alternative Ingerish-derived name, Sarkton, which is the name used by the rest of Bromley's regions.
Now you've had a bit of background, here's the plans:
Sarit follows a mixture between British and European city designs. If you have a look, you can see Sarit Cathedral, or Karmeli safe-Sarit as it is known by the locals with the many pedestrian streets surrounding it. As a Brit myself, this is an uncommon occurrence and soforth fits in with a European style, please if you disagree feel free to comment!
I've tried to make the main roads look a bit curvy to fit in with the British style of mapping
Does anyone think that the British-styled roads conflict a bit with the European-styled roads (the grid roads)?
If you have a look at Bromley, you'll be able to see the borders that sude has kindly placed for me because I can't do borders to save my life.
The border has been altered slightly to make it look more interesting as it was very straight and a bit too ordered originally.
Below is a summary of V2.0 and V2.01:
V2.0: -Brand new borders drawn -All or the vast majority of horrible mapping has been deleted
V2.01: -Vast majority of capital cities of regions placed -Main road linking major cities drawn out as a schematic to help with planning -A slight addition to Ulyaromorsk/Umbersea in Westrange to help with planning the west of the country
We are currently devising a regional language which ties in with Ohemian and that should be done soon.
Bromley has joined the Jolantian family of languages as a minority language along with the Holmic language family to create a diverse speaking country.
Any questions feel free to ask!
My territory Former Unionist Colony of Bromley (Bromley for short) will be going through some major work over the next period.
After some friendly feedback and suggestions from Sude - owner of San Marcos - we have devised a work in progress plan for the country.
Apparently my country is the size of Honduras instead of the UK which I thought so we might be inspired by the layout of roads and terrain from that.
We have discussed two languages which are being used by various countries at the moment, Ohemian and Holmic and these will be brought in in some way to allow a diverse country which actually sits right in the middle of the Ohemian and Holmic speaking regions.
We would also like to make the whole country look a lot more natural by reducing major roads so that it is a lot less overcrowded. This resulted in Bromley having one of the highest populations and population densities in Antarephia, which I did think was a bit strange and have now realised why it's so strange!
So let's bring on Bromley 2.0!!!
Here is the plan that sude has devised, any feedback would be greatly appreciated! https://i.ibb.co/R3GP4gV/image.png
Just logged on to see that my little town and the entire country of Mecyna has been flooded. It must have been done recently because some is still rendering in.
I have no idea how to fix this so can someone do it pls lol
I'm thinking about making a Nuclear Exclusion Zone just west of Elizabeth in my country. The layers won't have loaded at the time of writing this but when they do feel free to have a look and give some feedback on the area size.
I'm just wondering if anyone has made a nuclear exclusion zone in their region which I could have a look at?
For information, the disaster which occured in 2017 would be a category 4 - so not as bad as Chernobyl but like the one I have linked down below:
Thank you in advance :)
P.S: Please correct me if the co-ordinates are wrong, my layers weren't loaded in so I couldn't remember where I put it lol
I want to prosper my city by adding bus routes, particularly around the city centre to start with. Does anyone have any tips for keeping track of all of these routes so that I don't get them mixed up with each other and can quickly view all the routes?
As you may have seen, a few weeks ago, I requested submissions from you lot for some changes to Bromley City while I go on a mission to fix some active person's horrific mapping. I can tell you, fixing all of this has definitely improved my mapping from mapping in squares to mapping in interesting shapes and angles. My country is based off of the UK with very loose ties to Australia and the USA terrainwise.
Take into account that Bromley City is still major WIP and therefore there will still be some horrific mapping which is due to change soon. Some of those that are still present include the following:
-Tight corners and weird shapes of railways -Extremely close proximity of residential roads -Blocks of roads and overly straight roads -Wide distance between major roads such as the A1, A2 and other motorways -Drastic change between urban and rural -Change to roads in Battersea
I think that should cover all the things that are still on the to-do list, it's a very hard job so please bear with!
The things that I have managed to tick off of the list include:
-Changing place names from various different languages to a specific Bromlavian Ingerlish & Ingerish -Major changes to motorways which were too present and now have mostly become A-roads and trunk roads -Dual carriageways in city centre have been removed due to this not being realistic -Naming boroughs/districts -Change to angles and shapes of roads to represent a British style place instead of American -Road names to suit a British style instead of American -Drastic change of road layout in Princer View -Resize of stadium -Resize of West City Park Estate
In addition, Bromley City has been slightly extended west and now covers a regenerated area similar to Stratford in East London which as you can see, Silvertown has been named after. This new regenerated area compromises of Canning Park, Silvertown and a newly altered West City Park Estate. Have a look at this (Not finished yet) and see what you think.
I'm kindly asking people to have a look at the new WIP Bromley City and give me some feedback after the map has been altered after receiving contributions from various OGF users on how to improve. Ignore the blocky bits in Battersea, Wickham, Jaywick and Greenhithe because they're still being worked on.
Grammar Road is how I'd like to style my residential suburb area btw so any feedback on that would be greatly appreciated.
Hello if you're reading this!
I'm still getting the grasp of this diary system, I don't post much in here lol
I acquired my country, Former Unionist Colony of Bromley in early spring (?) and I wanted an island territory, however they were in demand so I decided to settle for a mainland territory.
The problem is, the country that I got was already mapped in by an inactive user. Therefore, there was a lot of mapping which I did not like:
-The names of the places -The road references -The town layouts -The drastic change between European styled and American styled towns -The landscape
I've been on a mission since this time to paint this country in the way that I want it, with it being inspired by a British layout.
Bromley City, the capital, has been a massive challenge. The city is on a peninsula so it's quite awkward to draw but I prefer it in this place. The only thing I do not like is the road layout that was used. The layout is not creative AT ALL and is just blocks identical to each other. I didn't mind it at first but now I'm working hard to redraw the entire city.
So why this entry? I'm looking for suggestions for my city, have a look at it (I'll link it below) and let me know before I draw over it so I have no space to draw important buildings.
I'm wondering whether to widen the city because I think it might actually be too small.
I will also link the wiki article to my country so you can get some context.