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    I don't know what you want to do with the lava either, but I can tell you I miss that cracked earth effect that was going on up there. The whole map is looking very good though. The rivers and lakes appear like they belong perfectly now.

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    fantastic. the color scheme is much darker than what I usually see, and I think it works very well for your map. Great level of detail too! Keep up the awesome work.

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    I need to try and make a dark map.
    This is beautiful!

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    Falconius - Thanks! I think I'm going to stick with the cracked earth effect (I really liked that too!). Just not sure how I want to do it, though. Maybe just 1 or 2 main rivers flowing out to the sea (with plumes of steam where they hit the water), with lots of cracks over the rest of the terrain. Or just the cracks with nothing actually flowing out to the sea. Hmmm...

    Endyr - Thanks very much! I was really trying to aim for a "dark" look and feel to this one, so I'm glad you think it worked out well!

    WillyWombat - Thank you!

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    Looks really good! But you still have two outlets from that large SW lake.

    One way to justify a broad area of lava cracks if you still want that, is to assume a formerly solid stretch of land is being melted from below. Say, as if the hot spot plume beneath Hawaii was hundreds of miles wide, instead of just a few. That would even explain your mountain as depicted - in a lake of lava, without visible flow from its top like a simple volcano might have. If such heat ebbed and flowed rather quicker than earthly geology suggests possible, you would likely get a pretty barren wasteland - just what it looks like you intend.

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    Thanks jbgibson!

    Yeah, I know the rivers from the SW lake are wrong, but honestly...I just really like the way they look and don't want to change them. I like your explanation for the network of lava cracks! (I am still going with that).

    Here's all the rivers now. Also, I upped the opacity of the water layer, so they're a little bit brighter and more saturated.
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    Yes, that higher opacity on the water is better.

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    The new Rivers are splendid. I have to try out similar effects, its realy matching the overall dark theme of the Map!
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    Thanks guys! Glad you like the rivers/water.

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    Put me down as another river admirer! The colors and texture of the water is great!

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