My first post on the forum, bear with me here
After being almost infuriated by Morbus Darkes (or whats his face) terribly arrogant post and his forbiddance to use "his"
map in DaggerXL I wanted to delve into the alternative possibilities a little further.
I never created a hightmap, but I doubt that it actually has to be 3D. I have experience in World Machine and Terragen, but I dislike using them since I'm ashamed to call so many automated processes my own work. I open Photoshop, make a solid black background, add the landscape in a dark grey and simply add mountains by layering white areas the higher the topography has to be. Some broad and unskilled strokes with my Wacom, load it into World Machine or Terragen, use the erode-function a few times and thats it. Anyone who needs 6 months for something like that either has a terrible machine, dilettante time-managment or the artistic skills of a rodent. Full stop.
Since Möbius map isn't an option anymore (and we should be glad for it), how about a custom made, hand-drawn Tamriel hightmap exclusively for DaggerXL?
I already posted some comments under the blog topic, but actually I'd love to redo the Daggerfall map in HD as well. Just a quick example of what this map could look like:
Thats just about a quarter of the map I did for the Witcher games (free cookies for everyone who identified it without all the cities and titles
), which is completely hand-drawn without any copyrighted material used. Since it's based on Sapkowskis and CD Projekts works, I don't need any credit for it since it isn't fully my work, its just fan art. I will never forbid anyone to use this map in their own works, even though of course I'd be flattered if I was credited. I planned doing a map of Tamriel in a similar style, but I'd be even more motivated if it was done for an awesome project like this one. And after whitnessing this nauseating, self-rightous egoism, I'm still MORE motivated.
So I am offering to draw a hightmap as well as a fully detailed HD map of Daggerfall and Tamriel (to make sure the maps look consistant), but I don't want to start right away without anyone telling me if this is even needed. Maybe someone else is already working on it or maybe an alternative has been found, but I am ready and eager! The map would be Lucius property as soon as its finished, for him to use it any way he likes, and like I said before, I don't even need credit for it. Thats not what art is about in my opinion. And additionally, even without using automated features like the ones World Machine is offering, I wouldn't even need half of the time that Mortus guy states he took for it. Neither for the hightmap, nor a more detailed HD map with forests and coloured landscape.
So, if you want the map, fully custom and fully available to anything Lucius is planning, just drop me a line and I'll start right away. Showing pretentious egoists that their barely decent work isn't even needed is such a great motivator!
P.S: After seeing that I can just start a poll, I did just that!