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gamefreak651
04-08-2011, 05:28 PM
My 2 sisters says this map looks kind of like modern earth do you agree with them? any other comments or ideas are also welcomed.

Ryan K
04-08-2011, 05:43 PM
I don't agree with them.

jtougas
04-08-2011, 05:51 PM
I can see where they would think that. It's close but different enough to be interesting.

jerriecan
04-08-2011, 05:52 PM
The continents are laid out vaguely similar, but I'd have to say it's got more in common with a future Earth after many millions of years of continental drift. The Atlantic Ocean is only a sea, the Americas have merged, half of Africa has broken free and Siberia is underwater.

I like it. :) I can't agree with your sisters, though.

NeonKnight
04-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Is it similar? Yes. See the example below:
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Is that a bad thing? No. As mentioned above, maybe it is Earth, and Alternate earth a few million years in the past, as can be seen in this link: http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b813/depts/cts/business/energyandmines/EnergyandMines10/enm1010/1010contenta1.html


Again, nothing wrong with a fantasy map looking reminiscent of our World. Afterall, the world of Hyborea (Conan the Barbarian's World) sure looks an awful lot like Africa/Middle East/Inda all smooshed together to me.

http://www.google.ca/images?um=1&hl=en&biw=1920&bih=927&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=hyborea+map&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

RecklessEnthusiasm
04-08-2011, 07:34 PM
A simple solution would be to flip the map horizontally. I always find myself doodling things with similar land-mass placement to earth, just because it looks right. I always remedy it by just flipping the map horizontally or rotating it 180 degrees.

gamefreak651
04-09-2011, 03:49 PM
thanks for your replies i think i will keep this map and finish it.

tilt
04-10-2011, 04:42 AM
I'm in agreement, definite similarities but it doesn't really look like earth - to step further away you could move "india" or like RE suggested, flip some elements or the whole map :) ... nice work :)

Nathan
04-13-2011, 05:00 PM
Ok. So I choose the earth-look-a-like side.
The first time I saw your map, I thought It was an alternate earth map with accelerated continental drift :p