The Kingdom of Eluria is a big map, featuring some small towns, a big city, and a huge part of natural landscape. The map design was absoloutly amazing. The author mainly used pine forest trees, what fits very good with the rocks and the dirt 3 terrain. There was good use of GAIA objects, and the city, towns, and farms look very good, altough very squary. Also i think, that most of the lanscape looks pretty much the same.
Additional Comments: If you want an example of making some good heathland nature, then this is your download! A good entry Basse, keep up the good design!
[Edited on 10/19/11 @ 01:16 PM]
Possidon Official Reviewer
Posted on 06/08/20 @ 01:01 PM
The Kingdom of Eluria is Basse’s entry to the 2011 Pretty Town Contest
This showcase scenario is very professionally designed and demonstrates that the author is a skilled and knowledgeable scenario designer. The Kingdom of Eluria is a beautiful forested land with a number of small villages and farmhouses and a large city near the coast. The overall landscape is superbly designed with elegant terrain mixing and a wonderful mixtures of pine trees to create a nice autumnal woodland kingdom. The forest is thin but filled out well and there is a slot of additional eye candy in the form of rocks, bushes and wildlife. The mix of dirt 3, grass and leaves is stunning and is both beautiful and realistic. The farms are well designed with a nice use of elevation and there are some nice interactive scenes like the wonderful mines and the jousting arena. The villages are designed well enough, simple yet effective, but I feel the main city could have done with a little more work. For the capital of a kingdom it’s quite small and could be a bit busier with more citizens lurking around and military guards. The buildings could be laid out better to make effective use of the space. My main annoyance is that is is completely square in shape, making it look very unrealistic. This is also a case in some of the other villages and the arena.
Overall Eluria is has a lush landscape but needs more work with the settlements to really reach it’s full beautiful potential.