gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:40 pm

Eric wrote:
trilobyte wrote:@Eric, expansion streets were added last year, but not in 2012.
Well damn. I was so close to being a know-it-all.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by FossaFerox » Tue Jun 24, 2014 1:03 am

*looks at the official street names*

I got one right!

Seriously though, I like mine way more. :P
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by MyDearFriend » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:25 am

Jovankat wrote:When you say the "size of the city" do you mean that they've made the diameter bigger and thus each of the streets longer or something else?
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:51 am

MyDearFriend wrote:
Jovankat wrote:When you say the "size of the city" do you mean that they've made the diameter bigger and thus each of the streets longer or something else?
Questions. Questions that need answering.
This is important - bigger city means more lampposts, means more lanterns!

...that's why you guys are curious, right? Because lanterns?
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by trilobyte » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:41 pm

The city's all math (mmm... numbers), there are only limited ways for it to expand. It generally happens through increasing the distance between the man and Esplanade, and increasing the distance between each street.

Increasing the distance between each street isn't as easy as it sounds, because camp size blocks are fairly modular. So if a block got wider, it would likely need to be in 50' increments (unless they were to completely re-do the placement questionnaire options). For the last few years, I believe it's worked out like this - Esplanade to A block is 400' deep, and all subsequent blocks behind are 200' deep. Then there are little variations for things like plazas, portal/keyholes and other unique locations. From what I've seen of this year's map and this year's placement questionnaire, the block sizes are remaining the same.

Expanding the distance between the man and Esplanade does a couple really cool things. First, it increases the diameter, which in turn expands the size and area of all the blocks in the city. And second, it gives a bit more room in the inner playa. That'll be great for mutant vehicle drivers or anyone else who felt like things were starting to get a little cramped. Stay tuned to the maps page for the 2014 map to be posted, that page is typically where the final distance numbers are posted.

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:05 pm

If they do go the route of expanding distance between the Man and Esplanade, as trilobyte is suggesting is likely, the other cool thing is that they don't have to expand that distance all that much for a pretty big gain in city size, proportionately. For example, by increasing the distance only 64 meters, they should get an increase in circumference of 400 meters, 2/3rds of which will be actual city space.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Ratty » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:06 pm

When the signs are stolen, (shame on you), Street sign Replacement Camp gets to put up new ones.

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Bounce530 » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:40 pm

Here are a couple from previous years that I never got around to putting up.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Ratty » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:42 pm

We have the blank signs and make them as needed with Sharpie markers. Fun, fun.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Jovankat » Tue Jun 24, 2014 5:11 pm

trilobyte wrote:The city's all math (mmm... numbers), there are only limited ways for it to expand. It generally happens through increasing the distance between the man and Esplanade, and increasing the distance between each street.

Increasing the distance between each street isn't as easy as it sounds, because camp size blocks are fairly modular. So if a block got wider, it would likely need to be in 50' increments (unless they were to completely re-do the placement questionnaire options). For the last few years, I believe it's worked out like this - Esplanade to A block is 400' deep, and all subsequent blocks behind are 200' deep. Then there are little variations for things like plazas, portal/keyholes and other unique locations. From what I've seen of this year's map and this year's placement questionnaire, the block sizes are remaining the same.

Expanding the distance between the man and Esplanade does a couple really cool things. First, it increases the diameter, which in turn expands the size and area of all the blocks in the city. And second, it gives a bit more room in the inner playa. That'll be great for mutant vehicle drivers or anyone else who felt like things were starting to get a little cramped. Stay tuned to the maps page for the 2014 map to be posted, that page is typically where the final distance numbers are posted.
So yes. The city is expanded by increasing it's diameter :P

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:11 pm

City enlargement confirmed:
NEW FOR 2014

All annular and most radial streets are now 40-feet wide, with the exception of the short radials at the :15 and :45 time increments that run from Gold to Lapis Lazuli. The distance from the inner-most Esplanade street to the Man is now 2500 feet. Esplanade to Antioch Street, curb to curb, is 400 feet deep. All mid-city double-deep blocks are now located between Ephesus and Gold streets, and are 440 feet deep. The remaining blocks are 200 feet deep.
That's nearly 1/2 a mile between the Esplanade and the Man, plus wider streets.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Doctor VonBacon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:37 pm

Kandahar?? Really??

Methinks whoever picks the names has not been there recently. Or ever.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Eric » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:17 pm

Doctor VonBacon wrote:Kandahar?? Really??

Methinks whoever picks the names has not been there recently. Or ever.
Absolutely right. I mean seriously, why would they choose a city that only has a ~2400 year history, and is on the crossroads from east to west?
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Doctor VonBacon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Eric wrote:
Doctor VonBacon wrote:Kandahar?? Really??

Methinks whoever picks the names has not been there recently. Or ever.
Absolutely right. I mean seriously, why would they choose a city that only has a ~2400 year history, and is on the crossroads from east to west?
History aside, it has become a fairly unpleasant place. I am fairly certain it is not a burner-friendly city. But whatever, there are bigger issues to discuss.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:58 pm

Oh crap. Now we're naming streets only after places that like us? What piddling idiots are we?
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by Doctor VonBacon » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:03 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Oh crap. Now we're naming streets only after places that like us? What piddling idiots are we?
Well, if we are going to name streets after cities that were once great commercial hubs, and now are in decline, I would like to propose a "Newark" street.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:12 pm

Maybe they have a bunch of signs already painted with Newark in case they have to add more streets.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by AntiM » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:42 am

Kittens, we can change all the K sighs to "Kittens".

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by trilobyte » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:44 am

There will be NO expansion streets this year.

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:55 pm

Idle wondering: Do we know if part of the scramble to ensure enough portos at the end of the week last year was because the expansion were "activated"?
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:53 pm

AntiM wrote:Kittens, we can change all the K sighs to "Kittens".
Or Ketemine (sp). Or K-hole, because at least I can spell that.
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by BBadger » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:15 pm

Can we keep all the weddings on the W ring?
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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by trilobyte » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:39 pm

No need to idly wonder - that was exactly part of the scramble. The scramble included the adding of additional potties, the posting of street signs, and the establishment of the streets themselves through dust-abatement/watering.

I think it's also believed that one of the reasons the 9 side got so packed last year is because people just figured they'd expand that side of town as needed. With no expansion, what you see is what you get. The open/walk-in camping area is the only additional space beyond the city grid. The city does get larger than last year through the combination of the larger diameter/distance from man to Esplanade, and the wider city streets (which in turn makes all the blocks a little bigger).

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Re: gotta have a 2014 Street Name thread

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 24, 2014 7:05 pm

BBadger wrote:Can we keep all the weddings on the W ring?
If we do, I hope it doesn't have to be gold.
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