RjBeals wrote:my opinion is the bricks look shitty. and I didn't just say it looks bad. I gave a visual example of something better to reference. I'm not about to offer step by step methods to do create this map better.
I wasn't referring to you in particular, though probably the way you express your opinion was what prompted my comment.
I'm saying that while having maps that look super great is all fine and well, I don't believe all maps has to be compared to these maps.
This background is more than acceptable in my eyes, and I simply offer that view as a counterpart to those who think that every single map has to have a graphical expression just as great as if they had made them themselves. They do not. Even with my short time here, it's obvious that a few people with great skills in various drawing tools constantly drive up the lower threshold of what is acceptable merely because "All sound advice must be followed". It stands to reason that a professional designer will have 'sound advice' (i.e. it will look better), but this so-called advice often puts unreasonable demands on the amateur, which robs the community at large of a fun map.
'nuff said - wouldn't want to make this yet another 'personal platform'.