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An introduction to Mitagra

89James89

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Mitagra

An Island Nation

A word from me:

Right, having played around with CC for a bit now I've decided to take the plunge and make a start on a proper CJ project. Mitiga will still be visited from time to time for random stuff but this will be my main project from now on (hence why its got it's own CJ/MD). The basic premise is a small island nation with mainly Asian and Eastern Block influences, with small pockets from the other countries and areas (mainly Alaska and Canada).

As with Mitiga the tiles will be played on hard with (NAM set to light when I work out how) with plops saved for services, infrastructure and such and what’s built is built. Anyway let's get on with it.

An Introduction to Mitagra:

Mitagra is a small island situated north of Japan in the Sea of Othotsk. Slightly smaller than the island of Biliran, this small chain has recently been discovered and settled independently by people from both nations after agreements on ownership couldn’t be met. Very rugged and much like Japan itself the island has, as of yet very little going for it and the choice of independence was a necessity to stop arguments rather than a calculated choice.

Still the Mitagrians are determined to make the most of it and several small settlements have been set up around the islands edges eager to stake their claim on the island. As of yet no national flag has been revealed from the islanders, having yet to even set up a capital or administrative centre of the island but once settled were sure things like this will be sorted out.

Entry 1:

Terraforming

Right, this will be one of what will hopefully be only a few completely Out Of Character (OOC) entries. This time regarding the terraforming of the island. Starting out as a 32x18 map this has taken a while to hand terrofrom but is nearly done apart from the rendering (it did shrink a bit mind you as you'll see in a minute).

Done over the last few days what was originally planned to be a large delta style area in South East Russia, the map slowly turned into a small island chain. Below I'm going to post links to images in a sort of time lapse fashion so you can see how the terraforming progressed up tot the point it is at now. Sorry it's hyperlinks but I can't figure out how to post small images as links.

Before we start I would also like to give a big shout out to the guys in ST chat who have put up with me bombarding them with these images over the past few days, pointing out issues and commenting on the map. Thanks guys!

Anyway on to the images:

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/89James89/Mitarga/RandomFiles/mitarga_map_wip_1.png

mitarga_map_wip_1_small.jpg

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/89James89/Mitarga/RandomFiles/mitarga_map_wip_3.jpg

mitarga_map_wip_3_small.jpg

At this point miester1235 told me that the slopes were way to steep so as you can see in the next image, I tried to rectify that.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/89James89/Mitarga/RandomFiles/mitarga_map_wip_4.jpg

mitarga_map_wip_4_small.jpg

The next image shows the west side of the island taking shape.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/89James89/Mitarga/RandomFiles/mitarga_map_wip_6.jpg

mitarga_map_wip_6_small.jpg

Next we see the sea floor get flattened due to complaints from ianpaschal and the blank tiles get removed from the map and rendering started.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/89James89/Mitarga/RandomFiles/mitarga_map_wip_9.jpg

mitarga_map_wip_9_small.jpg

Finally this is where I currently am.

http://www.majhost.com/gallery/89James89/Mitarga/RandomFiles/mitarga_map_wip_11.jpg

mitarga_map_wip_11_small.jpg

Which leads me to the question do I need to render the rest of the island or shall we just go from here (I have the area I want to start in rendered) .

Anyway that's all for the beginning of this journey. Hope this first entry doesn't put you off, we'll get to some real content soon.

Till then

James



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Nice stuff James! I'm glad you actually showed the terrain development. Although it's less polished, it makes for much more interesting reading.

Also my name is ianpaschal, not iampaschal. :P

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