As some of you know I plan on opening a group for the Red Alert story in hopes that others can take what's there and expand upon it with their own characters on their side of the world and beyond. Thus, changing it into one MEGA story from THOUSANDS of POV's (Point Of Views).
It's not yet up for running as there are various things slowing me down, I'm in Americorps again so that's one thing. Another is what I have planned but I need to get my ideas ready to go and I'm tackling the biggest problem so far because it'll make everything else smoother.
As stated above, I want this thing to stretch ALL around the world. I want Everyone and ANY one to put their own stories into play. The problem is that I want to make it so that I can a) allow the access of a bunch of people and b) make it so that what I have in mind won't need as many check-ups so often as a standard way that I have would only work for maybe about 100 or so people.
So, I am looking for instructions on how to make a map, but not just any map. A map that will cover both our world and the game world. I'll explain later how I have it set once I figure out what more is needed before I can hunker down on it but basically their will be the 'main' map only for now (Once I have it up) and it will be of standard Earth. Except, wait for it, it will track 'portals' that randomly appear in various locations around the world. Each portal will have a level to determine if a villain or hero would come through (or a civilian as will be common) and what power/threat level they are thus allowing those nearby to respond or leave it be.
Unfortunately, I want the best for you guys so I don't want this thing to be standard. I want this thing Animated and MOVING. I want you guys to be able to type in your characters name or to simply spin the thing or look at it and see what portals are active in that hour or on that day. I want it as interactive as possible and as fun as possible, and who doesn't want to see themselves on a power map?
This is what's prolonging me thus far but I still plan on posting various chapters myself for you guys to enjoy until such a time my work is done and YOUR story officially begins.
Thanks for understanding, YugiDMega