slinches wrote:Zorin_75 wrote:slinches wrote:ETA: I haven't seen an up to date stitch recently, so it's not very accurate, but they appear to have climbed less than 100q ([heresy]~600ft[/heresy]).
There you go:
Okay, some calculations as promised:
Cuegan have climbed 1515 pixels (~38q or [heresy]~220 ft[/heresy]) since leaving the beautiful place by the river. That's nowhere near enough altitude to noticeably reduce the temperature. I have a working1 hypothesis that might explain this anomaly as well as the paradoxical surprise when Megball already had line-of-sight to the wow-babs:
I think the ground level is on some sort of log scale with each frame being presented in linear scale superimposed on top of it. I'm thinking of creating a composite image that has the ground rescaled to linear with some of the major features grafted back in (e.g. Cuegan and the Wow-tree grove), but I lack the time and image editing prowess to accomplish it right now.mscha wrote:k.bookbinder wrote:Oh! And excellent - km to cue(q) conversion! What would be the conversion rate? I'd like to know my distance from GLR in kq. as well as mi. and km., too.
I used the assumed approximate conversion factor listed in the OTW: 1 cue ≈ 1.75 m.
I have been using a value close to that (1q = 40 pixels = [heresy]5.8 ft[/heresy])
1For some values of "working" which are most likely to be close to that of complete BS.
I'm not sure a log scale would help. For one thing, the big trees would be truly enormous. bigger than RL could be. For another, it would make the scenes we were shown make less sense-falling from a cliff the hight of you after a snake shows up is one thing. falling from one twice or more your size is another thing entirely.
No, I think there must be something else going on here causing the cooler feeling. maybe climbing out of lowlands put them in an area where cooler winds can actually reach them. maybe it's just that they have gotten away from the temperature moderating influences of sea and river.