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    Wip The Blackmount Empire

    I finally decided to call this one finished. It started as an experiment with Geocontrol and Photoshop, but then I thought I could make a full map out of it to be posted here. I’m keen on details and adding things by hand just the place I want them to be. So I caught myself erasing a road for example, because it went from a wrong side of some blob…yeah, I know I should see a doctor…
    I really had difficulties from time to time to carry on due to enormous amount of work this one required, but the feedback kept me going. Thank you everyone for C&C and hope you like it.
    I couldn’t squeeze it to fit to the file limitations just by jpeg compression as it lost too many details, so I lowered the resolution a bit over 15% to avoid too hard compression.
    By the way I have added three faces across the map, for all you eagle eyes in the guild. Two of them should be easy to find, but the third one could be tricky.
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    beatiful map pasis ... and you're evil - now you have me searching for the third face... I gather it looks "real" like the other two? ... in order not to spoil it for the others, I'm PM'ing you with the two I found
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    The WIP was impressive and the final map is also. Well done!

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    Really nice work. I'm impressed to see your style develop. It's nice to see people who have a very successful look trying something new.
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    Great look, it seems extremely rugged and I like it very much. Can't see the faces although I did find what looks to me like a skull learing up out of there. Maybe that's one of them? I'm tired and need a nap so maybe later.
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    Its an amazing piece of art. If I ever got one of my games to a near-complete stage you'd have a commission.

    My only criticism is... you need to make more of these.
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    Thank you guys.

    @tilt: Yes it look "real" as the others...And by the message you sent me, it seems you have already found the tricky one, darn.

    @Jaxilon: I think the easiest to find is near Watchman Town and the others look the same.

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    Ah, I see what you are talking about now. I was looking in the SE corner of the map, tilting my head NW and seeing that mountain range as a skull. I still say it looks like one too which is pretty cool.
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    Sir, I envy you your skill, truly inspiring. It's maps like this that got me into cartography in the first place. Duly repped, if i can rep you now that is.

    Now excuse as I pick my jaw up off the floor, and yes I found the three faces, well hidden.

    EDIT: Cannot rep right now, must spread the love but I will be back.

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    I think the only little criticism I could make is that the red text is a bit difficult to read in some spots.

    That aside, if I haven't said it before...nicely done!
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