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Suggestions in geography (White Giant)

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Looney Lurie (White Giant)

Wednesday, November 24, 2004 - 03:33 am Click here to edit this post
A stupid question here: how are you planning to calculate distances?

One would assume that the fairest way to do this would be to make the world toroidal and assume all shipment is by air. This is unrealistic, but relatively simple to calculate.

A spherical world would be much harder to calculate, and would be somewhat less fair than a toroidal world. Considering terrain issues would likewise make calculations harder and would be prejudicial toward certain country locations. But both of these methods must be used if the goal is to make the game realistic.

The simplest method of all to calculate is a flat world, but this would be so unfair to countries at the map edges that it cannot be seriously considered.

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