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Voya Nui discrepancies

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#1 Offline slifer3000

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Posted Apr 07 2013 - 12:14 AM

Ok, so you know The famous map of the MU? The one that's in all blue lines? Well, look at voya nui there and look at voya nui itself. It looks fatter in the map.What's up with that? And how big is voya nui on the surface?
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Posted Apr 07 2013 - 12:18 AM

I'll redirect you to this topic: http://www.bzpower.c...?showtopic=9082 explains a lot, as well as some arguments containing placement.

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Posted Apr 07 2013 - 01:25 AM

Voya Nui is not as big as that map depicts. It's much smaller, and probably more curved. 

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Posted Apr 07 2013 - 01:37 AM

One more problem with the VN depiction on the map besides what I said in that topic is, if it was literally that shape, part of it is intersecting the continent's coast, if you notice. Yet the island's official shape at that peninsula is longer and pointed, so it seems implied on that map that there's more to it under the Silver Sea. Yet, if this were true, then a massive canyon was opened up between the Silver Sea and Karda Nui, so that ocean would also be draining into Karda Nui rapidly. (Plus the huge hole it would make in the continent's ceiling would pretty much instantly flood both KN and the rest of the MU.)


Another problem is that VN is elsewhere depicted as "deeper" (or higher, in terms of the rockmass itself) than it is wide, and about the same as its width. So this would mean it needs to reach waaaay "down" -- to the robot's back -- so that there would be no room for Karda Nui -- VN's "basement rocks" would actually be poking out the back of the robot.


So in conclusion, there's just no way to take that part of the map literally at all -- VN has to be much, much smaller.


As for why it's like that on the map, we don't really know, but Greg has said he tends not to think about the locations and sizes of things very well, so it may be he simply didn't think it through. Or, he may have drawn the larger map, and simply told an artist that VN is somewhere on the continent, and perhaps drawn the island elsewhere. (Presumably a professional artist took the map from a pencil sketch or the like and traced it into a computer program like photoshop.) Or, Greg may have shown an artist maps of all the previously established islands like Metru Nui and just said "make a big map of lands that looks like a human, with these other details" -- etc. In all three options, I wouldn't really expect to see the map be 100% thought-through.


(Problems aside, it's a great map in terms of shapes and rough locations of the lands. ^_^)

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#5 Offline slifer3000

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Posted Apr 07 2013 - 11:41 AM

and I thought VN was supposed to be only about 37 miles wide?


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Posted Apr 08 2013 - 09:31 PM

It could of just been artist liscence or something, to show where Voya Nui is on the map. Like to make it big enough to recognize.
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