As anticipated, I am completely redoing my first area, the town of Jalanthar. I have long considered scraping it and starting all over, because it was too big (24x24), sparse and naif to say the least.
However, too much work had already gone into it, so I decided to keep the basic structure, a hamlet guarded by a semicircular fence and by the mountain slopes, and just redo the textures, fill the gaps and add placeables and vegetation. There is still a long way to go.
Here are some WIP screens, especially of the druid glen, which was originally done mainly with the colour tool and now is textured and populated with plants (which makes, in my opinion, the nearby bee-hives more realistic).
Unfortunately Taanyt Varde, Jalanthar's druid, is missing. Just when the town is struck by the restless orcs dwelling in the Nether Mountains in an attack much more violent than the usual skirmishes. Oh well, when wanderlust calls...