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Homeworld Universe Map V.2 by Norsehound Homeworld Universe Map V.2 by Norsehound
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I wasn't entirely happy with the first version of the map I did. Not only was it based on the point-defense map effort I did for them (which I wanted to distance myself from), but it wasn't accurate when I considered some of the other map sources I was discovering. To this end I wanted to create a final, definitive, Homeworld Galactic Map incorporating everything I could find about Homeworld.

Every source from the games and concept artwork was considered and edited to my own discretion. Also, like the first version of the map, I created new empires and identities to populate the universe beyond the seven or so named races.

Ultimately it was undone when someone pointed out that the Homeworld galaxy is NOT M51, and there are significant differences despite being based on the existant galaxy. Since M51 was key to the whole construction of this map, work was terminated.

This map is a jumble of several working layers put together. More or less, it's a freeze-frame of where I was in the middle of working on it, and it was not edited to look pretty.

I've yet to start on a third version of the map, mostly because Homeworld is more or less dead.
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JarKole Featured By Owner Edited Nov 3, 2014
Great job!  I would be interested in a third version, especially since Gearbox is now remastering Homeworld 1 & 2!…
thetinean Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, great job!
BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I've been following you for quite some time but only now did I realize you sorta dumped this project, which saddens me.

Thanks to Gearbox, the HD "remakes" are inbound, followed by Shipbreakers. You think this gives you inspiration to finish the map, or even start something else related?
Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
I was for a time after the announcement, but it comes back down to the fact that I sank in all this effort, but for what kind of return? At the moment I want to move on to other things.

If Blackbird or Gearbox wanted my help they need only ask. I want to be a part of this almost more than any other creative endeavor.
BLITZFenix Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Perhaps continue with your original intent of a passionate and interested fan? Is there a reward for that other than the satisfaction of seeing a project completed? Probably not, and I understand why you wouldn't finish it because of this. But in the end it is folk like you that keep the IP somehow alive.

Anyways, I trust I'll be satisfied with whatever new projects you may embark on. Keep going strong! :)
dragfie Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
dude, love to see a fan, and good news!
homeworld is not dead!
gearbox announced a release of a new and updated HD version!
I know a lot of people who will insta bu it.
TorisJamesGray Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
It's just... Woah damn.
vicarious1228 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Norsehound, I've followed your HW work for a while now, and this is a step up from the previous map! I absolutely love it, really inspiring.
Besentanz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
very impressive :+fav:
samurai225 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Nice, always wanted to have the homeworld universe map. Thanks for making it!
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