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    Hi all,

    Id like to post my current progress as I fell that Ive finaly nailed style and shape of my main continent map. From here on its fiddling with details and adding them. Next up are the rivers, i think Ill give it 20 minutes Any CC welcome. Thanks to Ramah for border inspiration. Map is ca. a quarter of original size.

    Once I wanted to name this world Tarnath, googling this name showed me the name is taken already. So Ill look for a new one. No harm done because its a place I walk by myself up to this point.

    Land with no name..-world-tarnath-8-small.jpg

    CC for myself -> mountains are much to blurred, working on it...
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    This map is actually really interesting-looking. I was gonna mention for you to put in some rivers, but apparently that's next on the list.

    At first I thought how the land overlaps the border in the top left corner didn't look to good, but then I reconsidered. Taking a second look, I didn't mind it too much. I await the details - I am looking forward to seeing them.

    I love the color of the border. Really simple and frankly awesome. ,The dark blue of the sea is also superb. And pretty much everything else about this map is great...

    Awesome work.
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    This is really nice. I like the composition, and the mountain style is similar to what I'm working on now. What particular method are you using?

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    very nice land-masses with some interesting peninsulas, archipelagos and ithmuses. looking good

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    o.k. I made some progress getting the mountains right. Im working on the rivers but I got no solution at this moment that fits me. Perhaps I will do them the old way by hand and tablet. Thinking of new ways and walking takes much time but is fun So here are the new mountains...

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    This is a pretty neat map, I like how the land is broken-up but connected. You could easily use that for political borders, as well as a generation for conflict (controlling the pass equates to controling trade, etc). Looking more closely, it seems the place is rife with logical political borders, and I'm getting a mental image of a heavily balkanized region - the local tribes, cities, and kingdoms rise and fall without ever spreading more than a few inches across your map (Assuming standard paper size). And then it hits me that the title of the thread could lead to an interesting feature for the area - what if the region (or even the world) actually has no name. It could be something the locals are acutely aware of, and that as a result features heavily in their culture - one way or the other.

    Anyway, nice map, looking forward to seeing more!

    P.S. I am jealous of your mountains.

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    Mountains look good... but I believe they could be even better depending upon the method and software used(though the process I am thinking of would take a decent amount of time). I THINK you may already have the right method/software as some of the mountains are really, really good while others are just so so.. almost as if you posted half finished work.
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    You mean work in progress... Right now I builded up the heightmap in PS, exported to wilbur and ran a preciption based erosion 50 times, took about 3 hours to compute. The better the build up in PS the better the erosion would be I think. I did some postwork in PS, problem is that by fiddling around its pretty easy to destroy the structure built up ( or eroded away ) in Wilbur. Right now Im in the process of selectivly smothing out some rough patches in the lowlands and thinking about river placement technique as the location is pretty obvious given the landscape. Please tell me about the SoSo Mountains ( Ive got a name! ) so that I can think of a way to fix up whats needed. THX for the critic!

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    Ive made some progress regarding my rivers. May the police have me ( I think not... )

    Land with no name..-world-tarnath-11-small.jpg

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    Nothing that I can spot offhand. I like the desert in the middle of the rainshadow - no rivers there. Also, the mountains are excellent.

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