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    Awesome compass and great start on the map so far!

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    Whew, so after selling my soul to Civ V for a few weeks I decided I needed to keep this map going. Due to these video game-related distractions progress has been a bit slow, but I'm finally sorting out my labeling system.

    East Dunarion WIP-east-dunarion-wip3-saxe.jpg (ignore the dots in the sea)

    All the text and layers are starting to bog down Photoshop, but I'm sure my battered trooper of a system can push through.

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    Wow, this is looking very good!
    I really like the style you have going for the filling of your lands (mountains etc. ). Not sure about the compass rose...first of all it is too big imo (it draws the eyes too much), and it also clashes style wise with the rest. Maybe try out a more down-to-earh compass rose?
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    I LOVE this map; please don't lose interest in it. It's going to look awesome when you finish.

    I've got to disagree with Eilathen regarding the compass. I love the art on it, and I think once you see it in context on the bigger map, it'll look fine.
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    Magnificent compass rose my friend! I love how the map is coming so far

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    Another vote for keeping the compass, it's one of the coolest I've seen!

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    Seems i'm in a minority now
    Let me be more precise...i think the compass on its own looks great. Although i still think all the architectural stuff around the compass rose itself is a bit much. But it definitely is a nice piece of work!
    I just think it does not fit very well with the rest of the map. It's in 3d view whereas the map is done with more simple looking, flat style symbols (it really pops out imo). Also, i think it is too huge in comparison to the rest of the map shown. That is what i meant with "it draws the eyes".
    Anyway...a wise man once said you can't argue about taste ...

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    I kinda agree with Eilathen. Though the compass is a fine piece, it seems a bit too huge on the map.

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    Thanks for your comments, guys! I tried seeing how the compass rose would look if it were smaller (this time with the full map for better context).

    Original:
    East Dunarion WIP-east-dunarion-wip3-small.jpg

    And resized:
    East Dunarion WIP-east-dunarion-wip4-v1-small.jpg

    I actually am leaning towards the admittedly less distracting smaller verson (though with some placement tweaks). Thoughts?
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