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has crowner
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Sturgeon's Law....
127 shimaspawn28th May 2012 10:58:11 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
But the majority of the The names that aren't characters actually work quite well.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
128 ccoa27th Jun 2012 05:58:36 AM from the Sleeping Giant
Ravenous Sophovore
Bumping for votes.
Waiting on a TRS slot? Finishing off one of these cleaning efforts will usually open one up.
So, we're going to YKTTW Overworld or The Overworld or whatever?
130 shimaspawn27th Jun 2012 11:37:12 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
We've got enough examples that a Trope Transplant should be easy. I really just don't want a title with World Map in it if it's not going to be a subtrope of the World Map trope, and this isn't going to be. That way just confuses everyone and causes massive trope decay.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
131 lu12723rd Jul 2012 06:44:32 AM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Final bump to see if The Overworld works.
小さく揺れた向日葵
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I can't support a "The" title, especially for a term such as "Overworld" which tends to mean "anything that isn't a bonafide dungeon".
133 shimaspawn23rd Jul 2012 10:04:11 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Small Scale Overworld would probably work well.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
I'd rather have something like Scaled Down Overworld or Scale Model Overworld..."Small Scale" seems ambiguous since it could also mean an overworld that only covers a small area.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
Dragon Writer
Overworld Not to Scale. Blah...

By the way, one distinction that should be added between FFWM and Hub Level is that here, the pretty much sole function of the map is for travelling between A and B. There are (usually) no shops or NPC's to interact with, no scripted plot events that take place directly on the map itself; only the discrete areas inside it.

edited 23rd Jul '12 10:35:31 PM by Stratadrake

136 shimaspawn23rd Jul 2012 10:58:11 PM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
The scripted plot events bit is untrue. Those are actually fairly common. They just tend to only consist of you being told which direction you're supposed to go to get to the next area.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Dragon Writer
No, we're just not using that term the same way. I'm referring mainly to Cut Scene type interaction that triggers while you're wandering around. And again, you generally don't find NPC's or shops directly on the map itself - they are located in a separate (and usually easily spotted) area on the map.

edited 24th Jul '12 8:56:30 AM by Stratadrake

138 shimaspawn24th Jul 2012 09:44:01 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Yeah, I know what you're talking about. There are often cutscene type things that are triggered that tell you where to go. Sometimes they're along the lines of "Oh no, the bridge we just approached is out. We need to go around." Sometimes they're "Look! The castle is being attacked. We need to get there soon." I've seen a lot of them.

I agree about the NPCs and shops. Just not the cut scenes. I've seen too many of them triggered on this sort of overworld to think they don't exist.

edited 24th Jul '12 9:45:16 AM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
I added those new names. I don't care much which gets picked - I'm just glad The Overworld is finally out of the lead.
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Not for long :(
141 lu12717th Aug 2012 08:19:37 AM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Overworld Not to Scale seems to be in the lead.

edited 17th Aug '12 8:19:54 AM by lu127

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142 lu12710th Sep 2012 04:04:33 AM from the Forest of Thorns , Relationship Status: Loves me...loves me not
Welp, does the above [up] work?
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143 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 08:43:49 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
It does and this crowner has been going on for months. I'm calling it.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Dragon Writer
Done:

  • Renamed article, old title now redirects.
  • Added runner-up, Traversible World Map, as a redirect.
  • Whacked the description in the process to make clear the agreed definition.
  • Took a major chainsaw to the examples; most of them (especially "platformer" and "western style") belonged under Point-and-Click Map anyway.

edited 7th Dec '12 11:38:40 AM by Stratadrake

145 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 11:22:59 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
That just leaves the wick clean up.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
What are we going to do with the name World Map? Disambig? It doesn't really fit as a redirect to this specific subtrope.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
147 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 11:24:32 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Disambig I think since it's a term that's used in game to refer to a lot of different tropes. We should list all the video game map tropes.

edited 7th Dec '12 11:27:35 AM by shimaspawn

Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
148 SeptimusHeap7th Dec 2012 11:25:30 AM from Zurich, Switzerland , Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
I remember we have a trope about world maps that show off someone's ambitions. Disambiguate with that?
149 shimaspawn7th Dec 2012 11:28:06 AM from Here and Now , Relationship Status: In your bunk
Yeah, any tropes about maps of the world should be there. Might as well disambig it all.
Reality is that, which when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.

-Philip K. Dick
Dragon Writer
The old PA crowner voted for "Super Trope for all Video Game world maps", but I agree that a hard disambig is probably the better option.

Alternative Titles: World Map
1st May '12 9:15:27 PM
Vote up names you like, vote down names you don't. Whether or not the title will actually be changed is determined with a different kind of crowner (the Single Proposition crowner). This one just collects and ranks alternative titles.
At issue:
New title brainstorming for "depiction of a Video Game setting map that allows free player exploration between discrete levels/areas" (e.g. Final Fantasy-style world maps; current definition of "World Map")

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