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think I found an okay image for this, though I'm not totally sure it's clear enough.

I can find a version without the watermark if it works.

That doesn't look like a map.

I'd rather have something more like [1][2][3]. (That first one even says "Choose your destination" on it.)

edited 28th May '12 2:31:53 AM by troacctid

Rhymes with "Protracted."
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[up][up] That might work if the text was larger. The bug in the corner is fine.

[up] Like the first of those a lot.
Merge those duplicates! Fix that factual error! Delete that shoehorned non-example! You have the power! Meta Four
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However, the first of those is also an example of Warp Whistle, so I'd lean towards something like #3 (which is its game's only way to travel between destinations).
 5 Willbyr, Mon, 28th May '12 12:26:56 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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The third is good with me.
I don't think it's a problem to overlap with Warp Whistle here, since it's so common for this trope to overlap with Warp Whistle and the title is clear enough that this is about the map screen.
Rhymes with "Protracted."
 7 Willbyr, Thu, 12th Jul '12 4:16:48 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Clock is set...still favoring 2.3.

edited 12th Jul '12 4:17:36 AM by Willbyr

2.3 gets my vote.
 
 10 Shadow Hog, Fri, 13th Jul '12 7:36:02 PM from Earth Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
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This is the first possibility that came to my mind - from an actual point-and-click adventure game, at that (of the suggestions, AFAIK only Darkseed 2 in the OP is one, but it doesn't really look much like a map).

edited 13th Jul '12 7:38:55 PM by ShadowHog

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Before we go with something, I have a suggestion or two, but I need sleep. Can this be given a stay of implementation until I can throw my ideas out to the crowd in the morning?

edited 13th Jul '12 10:45:34 PM by DarkConfidant

serial tweaker, sorry
[up][up] I love the Monkey Island example! I'm thinking something from CMI might be better though, simply because of the improved graphics. Here, I made one of Plunder Island: [1]. I'll make one of Blood Island too, I just have get there.. no old saves. The dark background of Blood Island will be better with the font I expect.

edited 14th Jul '12 7:13:53 AM by bananasloth

please don't capitalize my handle. I just don't like it.
 13 Septimus Heap, Sat, 14th Jul '12 6:39:08 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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OP doesn't look like a map.

Of post 2 2.3 is best for me. It's a bit better than 10 as it has a "Select" tag on the upper right corner.

Here's my suggestion:

serial tweaker, sorry
Blood Island from CMI.

same with just one arrow.

same with no arrows.

edited 16th Jul '12 12:50:04 AM by bananasloth

please don't capitalize my handle. I just don't like it.
 16 Willbyr, Sat, 14th Jul '12 8:19:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Of those, I prefer the one with the arrow.
Any comment on my suggestion? I think it works well, but that's probably a case of Fan Myopia talking.

 18 Willbyr, Sat, 14th Jul '12 10:08:39 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Is there just one location on the map with arrows indicating which way you can go from there? If that's the case, I think I prefer one with multiple options already on the map...good for Image Links, though, if it doesn't get chosen. I anticipate we'll need a crowner on this.
Both of the blue dots on the map are different locations. Sadly though, it would be myopic of me to suggest that this is immediately intuitive without prior information regarding the work.

 20 Willbyr, Sat, 14th Jul '12 10:26:20 PM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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[up] Oh, okay...I thought that white thing over the town name was a hand pointing at the location.
You are correct, the white thing is a hand pointing at that blue dot representing the town of Nohl. There are two other blue dots, each of which you can move to.

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#14 isn't bad, and a lesser-known example at that. Would be nice if it had more of a map-like presentation though.

Here is a shot of Pokemon XD's map screen.

edited 14th Jul '12 10:58:27 PM by Stratadrake

 23 Septimus Heap, Sun, 15th Jul '12 1:13:56 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
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Blood Island with all the arrows is even better for me.

 24 Willbyr, Sun, 15th Jul '12 6:03:38 AM from North Little Rock, AR Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
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Okay, we've got a bunch of suggestions...time to start narrowing these down to ones that we'd definitely like to consider for a crowner, if there's not one that everyone can agree on.
 25 Septimus Heap, Sun, 15th Jul '12 7:00:47 AM from Muggio Valley, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
Puʻu ʻŌʻō
I think we want 2.1, 2.3, 10, 15.1 and 15.2 for a crowner.

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