I know it's been awhile but I'm back with a progress update and pictures for I am still working on this project. Most of what I've done has been work on the sewers underneath the city. I'm not done, not even close, but it's a start. There are now a few entrances, along with some working storm grates. The new market has had a largely cosmetic overhaul, and the farm has been extended with more wheat and carrots and potatoes as well. I've rebuilt par tof the merchant harbour, so the ships are now missing until I re-add them. The cathedral graveyard now has a crypt which hides a secret entrance to the thieves hideout. And lastly, I added a dungeon type area under the college.
At the time of this post the Ivy River download is unavailable. I'm currently uploading the file to Mediafire, though it will be in three parts. Each is 200MB or smaller, so hopefully, despite being three parts, it'll still be faster to download than Rapidshare. Check back later today for the new download to be up.
ATGOWTWT, on 01 August 2012 - 08:37 PM, said:
Checked this out in game. I see why the map size is so big. It took me forever to get from Ivy River to Oakrest! I really like all the tucked away stairs and doorways you incorporate in you architecture, as well as the well thought details like the cut off logs around the lumberjack's hut in Oakrest or the rails and lava "smelt" in the foundries and industrial areas. The big water chamber below the Oakrest cathedral was pretty cool, too.
I think the harbor looked a little crowded, especially since many of the ships were cut'n'paste. I don't think it would be an issue if there was more variety in the ships, but with so many of the same crowded together, I really notice the clone effect.
It's quite the trek between the two places and thank you for the kind words. I tried to incorporate as many details as I could think of. I forgot all about that chamber underneath Oakcrest. I never finished it. Eventually I'll go back and add the staircase it was suppose to have.
I'm rebuilding a good amount of the merchant harbour so I'll be sure to add some variety next time the ships go in.
Zahnradfee, on 01 August 2012 - 03:50 PM, said:
Wow! I admire your use of irregular shapes to make everything look very natural. Some people just have a knack on this... (I myself tend to build too symmetrical and regularly.)
The houses and the ships look great. So detailed.
The only thing I don't like that much is the texture of the stones you used for the castle. I prefer smooth textures for big surfaces.
But otherwise... Absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you, I've been trying to make the buildings stand out somewhat from each other and the ships have been a real challenge for me. But I've done my best to add what I can to them.