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    OK first floor is done, pending any further landscaping (which I'll probably tinker with before getting up the gumption to tackle the other floors). Whoops, forgot some doors on the right side outer wall.
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    It is looking really amazing. The lighting is just incredible and the texturing is sweet. Pro quality stuff!

    If I had one complaint (and I don't, really) it'd be that it's too regular. I'm sure you'll probably take care of some of that when you finalize it but I'd just suggest maybe putting a chair or two askew and flipping up the corner of a rug or something. Give it some life, IMHO.
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    WOW! I am very humbled by your castle. I'm just starting out as a Cartographer, and I hope to do even half this good someday.

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    Very nice.. I do have to agree with Mearrin, there needs to be a bit more chaos IMO. In the barracks, there are a group of 8(2 by 4 rooms) that are perfectly aligned and some how, that just feels wrong to me. Also, while I like the carpets as a whole, I would love to see more variation in them, both in color and weaved design.

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    I completely agree with you all about the rigid orderly look. But since turning things and adding in a bit of chaos will require me to do all of that manually and take a really long time I have chosen to forego it. At least for now since this is just practice. I still have 2 upper layers and 2 basement layers to go and my steam is running pretty low as you can imagine. Doing all of that would certainly give it that "lived-in" look I'm just not too excited about actually doing it
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    Well if you do it or not this thing looks great.

    The only thing I wonder about is where exactly are your big lights on the walls coming from? At first I thought where the walls extended out slightly denoted windows but that is obviously not the case. So what is providing the lights? Are there sconces hidden by an overhang or something?
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    Oh you're right, I put in the torch light but forgot the torches. Dang.
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    Heh. Well I'd hardly even noticed that the torches were missing. I saw the little lights on the walls and they looked ok.
    But now that you have said that I've suddenly realised where the bigger lights are coming from and the small outcrops into the rooms...

    They are fireplaces.

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    Absolutely amazing, i am in Awe of your talent , i have been trying to do a dungeon and i am to humbled by this.

    repped mate on a awesome job

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    Stunning - absolutely stunning!

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