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JCC Terr's Interesting Map Thread (Image Heavy)

Discussion in 'Community' started by Terr_Mys, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  2. AmazingB

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  3. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Now think about it in terms of genre and things get interesting.
     
  4. harpua

    harpua Chosen One star 9

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  5. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  6. Sauntaero

    Sauntaero Jedi Master star 4

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    addiction warning!
     
  7. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I like looking for the little context clues, like for instance there was a sign in what looked like Portuguese, but I was about to pick a place in Brazil since it looked like it, until I saw a sign that had the country domain .pt. So far my top score is 10,921
     
  8. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Really a bit of a question of luck, sometimes you get one where you're in the middle of no where, no signs, no cars. Oddly, the answer to those generally seems to be Australia or New Zealand.

    Has anyone actually recognized any of the places?
     
  9. Point Given

    Point Given Mod of Literature and Community star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I haven't recognized them directly, but I got lucky that a sign said Prudhoe Bay, and I know that's in northern Alaska. Ended up only 10 km off and 5,000 points for it.
     
  10. I Are The Internets

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  11. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Two come to mind: one with a sign that very clearly said "Orkney" and another that was in the Bahamas.
     
  12. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Oh, there are dead give aways in the signs some times. I was talking more where you just recognized an area because it was somewhere you've already been. One time it was quite obviously the Grand Canyon, a second time was a Mayan temple. High score thus far 13,000+, low score something like 4500 (4 of 5 pictures middle of nowhere, no cars, no signs, just trees and a road).

    And yes, I have clearly played this far too often.
     
  13. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I'm looking at some place that's clearly in Asia, on a coastline. It's tantalizing because there's public maps all over the place, but the car taking the pictures doesn't get close enough to any of them.

    edit: although, yankee's right of course, that would just make it way too easy.
     
  14. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Indeed. I got 9791 points on my best try. The China one was easy because there were some traditional Chinese-looking buildings, as well as Chinese-looking lion statues.
     
  15. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I eventually correctly guessed that my first one was Japan, but could not locate the island I was looking at, so I just pinned someplace near the coast of the mainland. Turns out the island was in the middle of the Pacific. Derp.
     
  16. MarcusP2

    MarcusP2 Games and Community Reaper star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    12971, helped by a bus with a .ro, a repeat of an earlier picture, a location in Australia and a sign in French.
     
  17. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Soliloquist of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Okay, I played again and immediately recognized an area of Boston I've frequented. And that helped give me a score of 12901.
     
  18. Piltdown

    Piltdown Jedi Master star 5

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    I did. Still managed to fail, somehow.

    http://imgur.com/AGdNZ2G

    Edit:

    Got thrown into Fort Bragg in the same set of five as the one above for 21000ish total. Apparently being accurate to 4meters doesn't give you much...
     
  19. AmazingB

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    I just had what were clearly Asian signs with what looked like palm trees. I guessed Okinawa, but it was another island in the Pacific. The very next picture turned out to be Okinawa, but I guessed Shanghai. Very annoying.

    No high score worth bragging about yet.

    Amazing.
     
  20. Jabbadabbado

    Jabbadabbado Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    11623 points.
     
  21. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    4580 points. :p
     
  22. AmazingB

    AmazingB Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Now I can brag: top score 14,933. Would have been a few thousand higher, but I over thought an easy one. Stupid Winnipeg.

    Amazing.
     
  23. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    15028! Thanks mainly to 6000+ points for one in Cozumel, with a sign that clearly said "Cozumel".
     
  24. I Are The Internets

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  25. Coruscant

    Coruscant Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Some of those aren't necessarily bad things.
     
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