I Made A Map

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  1. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    Hey, so I recently bought Wonderdraft and made a fancy fantasy map of Essalonia!

    have a looksee...



    So, one thing I learned while making this map is that Essalonia is not a very aesthetically pleasing continent to look at from a distance. Considering we already have a dynmap which is pinpoint accurate, I sacrificed a lot of accuracy to make this map as pretty as possible. While the coastlines and lakes are about %95 accurate, the mountain ranges, forests, roads, and biomes are much less so. To put things in perspective, if I made the map %100 accurate, it would have been COVERED in mountains, so only the tallest mountains are included.

    Also, except for a couple of regions such as the "fungal wastes", all the region names used for this map were collected by people who actually live in those areas, which I thought was only fitting. As you can see, there are several regions that still despartely need a name, so if you live in one of those and have a suggestion, please let me know so I can add it!

    Lastly, I tried to add factions to the map but it was just a complete mess. Maybe someday.

    I realize that this isn't lore compliant, this was just a fun little project I wanted to share. Hope you guys like it!
     
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  2. Korndor

    Korndor Dvarnstead's Intendant

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    This is such a pretty map! Thanks for sharing it, love the look of it :)
     
  3. JoyShake

    JoyShake Deceptively unwholesome Staff Member Game2

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    This is legit adorable, I love it!
     
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  4. Winterless

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    name the place where Mag/Arcadia/Tyberia are to the valley of three cause we were the real OGs

    triple faction ganggang out
     
  5. indyfan98

    indyfan98 I'm not narcissistic. I'm just better than you.
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    Awesome job! I use world painter to make maps in Minecraft, so I know how much work can do in to detailing them. Can't wait to share my most recent project!
     
  6. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    Heeeeeey, that's pretty good! Will do
     
  7. Katiesc

    Katiesc Not The Skinner Ur Looking For Staff Member Lore2

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    Ngl this is really neat.
     
  8. SnashuuPomaymay

    SnashuuPomaymay egirl Supremium

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    ooooo this is amazing!!
     
  9. Beetletoes

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    Oh, I love wonderdraft! I use it for a lot of my worldbuilding stuff
     
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    Lizmun Come to the Dragon Supremium

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    Mojaven The world cannot live without love.

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    I will talk to our neighbors about naming our lake!
     
  12. Nitesho

    Nitesho Hard truths cut both ways.

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    That's really cool dude. You thought of adding factions onto the map? Maybe some little details?

    @MyCatBubbles
     
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  13. Ha5h

    Ha5h Lord of Secretorum

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    Truly a beautiful work of art! Damn bro awesome job!!
     
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  14. MyCatBubbles

    MyCatBubbles Watcher of the Watchmen, Executor of Regalians

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    Rename the bottom desert to 'The Holy Land'. Always called it that and I don't think noone complained yet B)
     
  15. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    Yeah, that's ambiguous enough I spose lol

    Will do
     
  16. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    Like I said above, I tried and it was an absolute cluster fuck. As much as I want to, Wonderdraft just doesn't offer high enough resolution to do something like that :/
     
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  17. CnocBride

    CnocBride The Man in the Mohair Suit

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    this is effing amazing.
     
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  18. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    @MyCatBubbles and @Winterless

    I added an updated version tot he masterpost with the names you requested. Also added some other names that I don't think anyone will argue with
     
  19. Winterless

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    That'll do pig

    That'll do
     
  20. Rochelle_

    Rochelle_ not-so-hidden dragon

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    vurry vurry gut do make more pls i liked and subscribed
     
  21. MyCatBubbles

    MyCatBubbles Watcher of the Watchmen, Executor of Regalians

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    Looks good, always looked at the map and noticed that there should be a staunch good/evil part of the map just by looking at its natural geography, thought naming the desert beside the nether region of the map 'The Holy Land' would be fitting considering the nether spot is the complete opposite of Holy (and for the memes).
     
  22. indyfan98

    indyfan98 I'm not narcissistic. I'm just better than you.
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    Casually forgets to mention the doombringers themselves, Dulogrove. We will make a name for ourselves. We will spread the Dulofall! Then you'll see! Knock knock... who is it? It's the Dulofall here to kill you plants! Ha... take that! (Love you Jae...)
     
  23. Jaehaerys

    Jaehaerys omae wo mou shindeiru! Staff Member World3
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    I would be here all day if I had to name every single faction :[
     
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  24. Jalapeno690

    Jalapeno690 Any vodka??
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    I don’t understand basilisk cove, I live in that area and was thinking either Sentinel bay or Helvetican bay
     
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  25. Jemo_

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    I updated it.

    Map updated.jpg
     
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  26. Winterless

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    Haha that's so epic and quirky :')
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  27. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    That's all fine and good... I guess, but the whole goal was to use names invented by people who live in those areas. I could've just given the areas without names random names myself, this kinda goes against the it's whole purpose.

    Thanks, but I think I'm gonna pass on most of those for my own map. If you'd like to make your own, feel free, but I'd prefer you not steal my work and parade it as your own.
     
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  28. Jaehaerys

    Jaehaerys omae wo mou shindeiru! Staff Member World3
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    Apologies that you interpreted it in that light... I was only hoping to spark some inspiration for the map for those who were thinking of their area's names because I love your map very much. It was only meant in an innocent light of praising not stealing in any shape or way. I made it very clear on my post that it is your map design. Again apologies for the misinterpretation of my intentions.

    Since this has been taken into a different light then what it was meant when I was adding the names, I'll simply remove my post then if that is what you wish.
     
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  30. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    Now that it isn't three in the morning and I'm not tired af, I see your point and I apologize for snapping. I'll admit, some of those are really good names. As for the "Valley of Kings", winterless kinda beat you to the punch, but considering you both live there, I'd love it if all three of you (Tyberia, Arcadia, Argost) agreed on a name!

    I want as many people as possible to be included when it comes to naming these places, that way Essalonia doesnt go the route of the Americas, aka, regions that have already been named being given random names by some dude claiming shit for the glory of Spain/Britain/France etc.

    Again, sorry to snap at you. As a TLDR, You have some good names there, it's just that they weren't derived from the people who live there.
     
  31. Spookmas

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    Could name this area of the map "Empyrean Highlands" since really the only active factions in the north west region are my faction (Empyrean) and maybe Cadun, i wouldnt count Wrath because they arent part of the mainland @Boogjangels upload_2019-5-31_19-6-47.png
     
  32. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    Might be a bit of a stretch to name that entire corner of the map after one faction, but I see no issue with labeling the region situated between Insani and Cadun as the Empyrean Highlands. Added!
     
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  33. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    So... I realize it's been a billion years since I've updated this post, but @Ha5h and a few others have inspired me to keep this going. As it stands, most of Essalonia has been given fitting regional names, but there are still a few places that are somewhat lacking. I made a quick edit in Paint to point them out:


    If you live in one of the circled areas or live nearby, please, give me some ideas for names!
     
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    1. No clue
    2. This lake area seems to have something similar to roleplay river atm (Snaven, Torsmir, Elyria etc) ask them about it.
    3. Arthas holds this area i think.
    4. End / Rift portal locations
    5. Highlands and Einherjar are probably the most prominent maybe Garrod aswell
    6. Raptum / Lumina are the most prominent
    7. Tanith and Thaelith are most prominent
    8. Khetsura is most prominent and other small factions around that area usually base their theme off nature so some yanar place maybe?
     
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  35. CnocBride

    CnocBride The Man in the Mohair Suit

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    The coastline of Brahmin Bay should be called Enigma Valley since we dominate that area. This is only a small portion of 3.
     
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  36. JDgoldvox

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    lmao
     
  37. Talantius

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    For the 2nd area on the map, we have decided to name it Lake Anoria.
     
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  38. Boogjangels

    Boogjangels Is beans the problem, Doctor?

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    I like it! added
     
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  39. Jemo_

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    7. Region of the unfinished river project @NebulaePrimo
     
  40. NebulaePrimo

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    Well, I'd personally name the Lake "Lake Tanith" or "Naporia Lake" and I think we were letting @Jemo_ and crew name the river. But idk about a name for the general area.
     

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