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    All of the roads that are currently on this map are really just place holders. Once I am satisfied with their positions and the lay-out I will go back and redo them. At the same time, all of that space that is green between the buildings will be paved as well (or whatever).

    I had to take a break from drawing buildings and stuff tonight - so I threw together a little something more artistic. You can see it in my Homebrew Maps thread over in the World/Region Mapping section.

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    Well, I couldn't sleep.

    Here's an update.
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    Haha, now this is turning a city
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    I'm diggin it. I'm also feeling sorry for your mouse hand and strained eyes
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    Well,

    I haven't posted an update in a couple of weeks. I've been kind of busy. My wife had our new baby, I had to rebuild my computer from scratch, my oldest daughter turned two, so on and such forth.

    I have also been working on a couple of other things. I have a new dungeon I am working on that I might post up in a day or two - I don't know.

    As far as Opal Island goes, here is the latest update. I have added a few metric butt-loads of buildings, retweaked some roadways, added an orchard, some pasturelands and a few other odds and ends. AS always, C&C are welcome and encouraged!
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    I'm digging it.

    The wharfs though, see a little to artificial. They are perfectly straight and 100 feet wide and in the case of the one near 62, over a third of a mile in length! (A mile is 5280 feet, or 1760 for a third of a mile). This means a caravel (standard Fantasy fair ship), with a length of 20-30 meters or 60-90 feet would be able to birth almost 20 of them Bow to stern along the longest dock.
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    Wow, this is turning into a very good looking, sprawling city. Really cool!
    I still think you need more roads though
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    Here is tonight's update. I retweaked the docks/wharf considerably after chewing over what NeonKnight had to say (Thank you Very Much, BTW). Lemme know what you think.

    I also added several more buildings, and some trees.

    The roads are coming Gandwarf, the roads are coming. Much of the green areas between buildings will eventually be paved. I am going to have four different types of pavement: Heavy Traffic roads, Light Traffic roads, Back Alleys, and Court Yards. The thick brown lines you see now are only place holders.

    Another thing I am wanting to do is put in a couple of sea-walls. Even though this is an island on a large freshwater lake, its big enough that waves could be a problem. Also, I think it would look cool.

    Any feedback and commentary is greatly appreciated.
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    This is looking really cool, Katerek! I haven't seen this thread before. How are you going about making the geometric shaped building lots (pictured below)? Is the process automated or semi- automated or are you doing them by hand?

    Superb work and looking forward to seeing more of this. I particularly like the way that no one lot is entirely 'landlocked' by other lots.
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    Looking good. The docks are much improved!
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