So this morning, I’ve decided to set out on an epic quest to calculating the size of The Underground’s world.
First off, I started by determining the number of tiles in each overworld map and adding them all together, for a total of 34560 tiles. Then, this is where it got a bit…iffy.
(Forgive me, I haven’t had coffee yet.)
It’s fairly reasonable to assume that the average person takes up about 1’ x 2’ of space while standing (unless you’re the average American, in which case you’d more likely take up about 4’ x 5’…sorry, bad joke.)
Now, upon inspection of character placement when standing on each tile, a fair estimate would put the average Eclipse character (drawn in a 4x4 format, instead of the weird 3x4…) to be at about 5’ tall. There’s still some extra space in the tile that’s being occupied, and a rough estimate would put each tile to be at about 3’ x 3’.
Okay, cool. So each tile would be 9 sq/ft.
So back to our other number: 34,560 tiles. Breaking each tile down into their proper 1’ units would bring the total unit count to 311,040 units, each of which are 1’ x 1’.
Thanks to this handy little tool, I was able to convert 311,040 1’x1’ units into something a bit more manageable.
So, the current total area for the world of Akria in The Underground is……
0.01 miles, aka 7.13 acres.
Honestly, that’s a bit disappointing. But, I suppose the movement speed makes up for what it lacks in size.
Of course, this number will be changing, as I’m constantly adding new regions on a near-daily basis.
Anyway. Got a different method? Different estimates? Let me know, and I’ll re-adjust my figures!
Frankly, I’m also kindof interested in the size of other people’s game worlds. So, figure them out and post them here!