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    Wip Oakvale

    Working on this new town and just wanted some feedback. Thanks.
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    Very cool. Not only do you have that CC3 look (without using CC3) but you've gotten depth with those cliffs.
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    Actually, I think he is using CD3 for the basis and then using Illustrator to spice things up.
    EDIT: I have been comparing some maps, and I guess you don't use CD3? You got me confused Ignore my next question if you do not use CD3.

    Anyway, very nice looking. The cliffs are certainly far more spectacular than anything I have been able to pull off. Could you post a version of this map how it looks in CD3, so we can compare? I am very interested to see how the cliffs looks in CD3 (to see how much post work you done on them).

    The layout is also very nice. Seeing cliffs like these and a river, I would love to see another river coming from the cliffs and merging with the main body of water. This would of course mean a waterfall
    Maybe you could also add a watermill, like I recently did in my Groenwoud map.

    Great stuff!
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    Looking fab! The only crit I have is the road from the town to the castle interferes with the cliff effect, I'd be tempted to have the road snaking off picture from the town and then another road snaking into the castle from the same side of the image. Nice work!

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    Great map mox!

    I like the layout and the stone texture you have used. In my opinion the fields are a bit too blurry.

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    Nice work...
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    Looking very nice, great layout. I'm just a little distracted that your pond has no inlet or outlet. The addition of one, the other, or both would , IMO, be an improvement.
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    Could be a small pond that is fed by rain and ground water, though?
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    As the officer on duty I'll say that this is fine...spring-fed pond. We've got them all over the place here where I live.
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    Sorry, I didn't mean to imply that my recommendations must be followed. I've seen spring-fed ponds (don't remember how many of those didn't have at least an outlet, but I guess it's possible). Even if the pond were in definate river-violation territory, the map is still mox404's province, his to do with as he pleases. From my viewpoint, I find a pond connected to a river system more aesthetically pleasing than a landlocked one. Again, I apologize, and if, as has happened before, the cartographer chooses to ignore my recommendation, for whatever reason, that's ok. It was just my .02, nothing more. Pretty much everything I say shouldn't be taken any more seriously than that.

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    ok, I hope that didn't sound like a rant or a tirade, I really do like the mapCHEERS,
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    edit; I've decided that the preceeding post did indeed sound like a rant (after Gandwarf and Ascension were soo peaceable with their comments), so again I apologze.
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