Aww man, these are really cool! The natural one could be spiced up a little though. Maybe have a river, a well or some puddles, the element of water is missing. Or how about some berries in the trees?
Your mapping style is intriguing indeed, and I'd consider it equal to mine. Would you mind if I used some of the trees, because I fell in love? :D
Now that I look back... I think it's a shame :/ I used to make really varied and often big maps. It's gone from well this to the really boring that I don't even care that there are tile errors at the edges because the player won't see them anyway this.
Actually now that I look at it... I'm changing back to the old style
lmao, well when people will demand me to widen my paths, all they'll be getting as a response is an "ok". xD I've no intention of taking any advice nor I want to improve my mapping skills :D I don't hack for anybody, and you should be doing that too.
Of course I inserted/made some of them/re-made but that was the easy part. The difficult, boring and most time consuming part was the block editing. But I always want my map to look original which means, in the end of each tileset, I have a crapload of random blocks made for one-use only purposes, lol. It's funny to see, because the rest of the tileset has a perfect shape (paths, houses, etc.)
I was hoping you'd show me some of your maps. I think I've seen your name on the forums again, but I can't recall if you've posted any maps in the MRT or its previous versions.
Haha, I totally get where you're coming from. It's really fulfilling to finally finish a map and just stare at it for a while afterwards I used to map in a much more 'natural' style, with much more variation in trees and placement, however I moved over to the game making section, and it was looked down upon there. People disliked the little moving room they had. So ever since I've had a really clean/close to boring mapping style >.<
And yeah I've noticed the amount of block editing you've done, there's so much! Did you insert all your tiles yourself?