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Old 01-12-2020, 12:33 AM   #191
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Wait a second. When someone writes "1000 X 1000 km" I understand 1000 km x 1.000 km = 1.000.000 km². A quick search on the internet tells me that Qeshm island is 1.336 km², which is about 1.5 x 1.000 km² but just a small fraction of the promised area of this upcoming map.
EDIT: now i see what you mean, sorry: 1.000 km² overall for all the islands together.
Yeah, so total map area (land and water) of Marianas will be 1000x1000km on release with a 400x400km land area (presumably this is just a closed in square focused on the islands, which sounds about right).

The total land area of the Marianas islands (so just counting the actual islands themselves) tops off at 1,004km^2 of which over half is Guam alone (540km^2) and when compared to just Qeshm island on the SoH map at 1,336km^2 there's really only a minuscule land area in comparison to other maps.
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Old 01-12-2020, 12:59 AM   #192
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Yeah 400x400 encapsulates the top island Farallon(sp?), and Guam in a fairly tidy box. Now remaining space for the water for the 1000km2 box, well, I'm not sure how they will centre it but it's a very good point made above that even with that massive area, there's a lot of weaponry going to be covering it and if the centre point is Guam it will become an issue faster than if Guam is at the bottom edge.

It's an interesting topic on the limitations of size, even with water. Something not to do with size but game design perhaps. Hopeflly Guam is decentred at least quite to the south bounds.
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Old 01-12-2020, 06:28 PM   #193
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Yeah 400x400 encapsulates the top island Farallon(sp?), and Guam in a fairly tidy box. Now remaining space for the water for the 1000km2 box, well, I'm not sure how they will centre it but it's a very good point made above that even with that massive area, there's a lot of weaponry going to be covering it and if the centre point is Guam it will become an issue faster than if Guam is at the bottom edge.

It's an interesting topic on the limitations of size, even with water. Something not to do with size but game design perhaps. Hopeflly Guam is decentred at least quite to the south bounds.
Eh it's a map ripe for map development - there's a lot less to remodel/revamp so maybe we'll get the size limitation increased - I understand this is speculative but hey. You can actually make the map 2400x1400km and not increase the land area at all while still keeping it centred on the islands
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Old 01-12-2020, 08:03 PM   #194
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Damn... Never heard of the WW2 Island Hopping Campaigns of the US Marine Corps? Kinda important...
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Old 01-13-2020, 12:56 AM   #195
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Though, from a Cold War standpoint, Iceland and Guam are almost identical scenario wise. Both islands are a similar distance form Soviet bases and would have to be defended against Soviet bomber strikes. A Soviet amphibious assault of both islands would have been about equal likely (or unlikely). What would you expect to do with Iceland that you can't do with Guam?
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:39 AM   #196
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Some good news
https://www.reddit.com/r/hoggit/comm...l_map/fe0jdwy/
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Old 01-13-2020, 06:42 AM   #197
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Excellent news indeed
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Old 01-13-2020, 07:03 AM   #198
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Very cool
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We will share more details as we progress, it is going to be a great map
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