Oh really three years.. I forget always when I have begun this map. It seems for me all time that it was started last year. Loooong time..
In the beginning of this project I thought I need a half-year to finish it but short time later I have realized that there is much more work as I thought especially when you get almost no help from the developers.
That wasn't problem to build relief - that was made enough quickly and it was enough clear to understand how I should build it. Textures, masks, water in mountain regions, new trees - that all has given me enough headache. Yes, there is official SDK but it's old and for example some technologies of the Channel Map are not described there and they are different as used ones in the West Front map. So I needed to test, to try - then correct - then again test and try - again correct and so on till you hate this all. Plus add personal life and job to that and you will get perfect receipt of the long-time project building..
I don't reject any help (if it may look so) with this map. I have written before that I will appreciate any help with models of the city blocks and historical buildings. Some help with the landscape is not so neccessary at the moment because it's finished and I just polish it right now. For example I'm checking roads now - there are possible some problems with the cross-roads because of relief features.