Umm, well to be honest, have you ever had a project that you worked on in different times, never got to finish but never wanted to let go of too? And you always keep it in the back of your head, hoping that someday you'll return, finish it and turn it into what it was meant to be? This map is that project for me.I intend on changing brushwork too. It looks like a good base for what I want, but it seems you want this to be strictly the water temple you envisioned. I'll leave it up to you though, @Chimz , can I turn this into a blood/flesh themed map? If not, I have no problem trying to make another map work.
As an amateur I spent hours sketching, thinking, researching ideas to get the best results. I had to make a temple that was built mostly by Elves, with architecture that was unique and different than what normal humans (and most other mappers) made. Something that was stunning, beautiful and unique.
Ever looked at the first hallway in the map (twin hallways)? Wonder why they're not just round, square or any other common shape? Because I spent time trying to figure out a form that was unique, futuristic and at the same time beautiful to the eye.
The giant pillars at the main hall's walls? Spend hours on that too. Pillars were so common in medieval times, so how could I make something that looks good and unique?
How do I make a waterfall that fits the majestic look of a water temple temple?
How do I add illumination without using fire?
How do I surround the player with water without getting him wet?
What color pallet do I use?
These were all questions I asked myself and spent hours trying to sketch and figure out.
So what I'm trying to say is, I want you to realize that I spent a lot of my time, energy and love on this map trying to make it perfect. Right now the whole thing may not look great, but when you separate each part and examine it, you get to see how much work, detail and beauty was put into it.
And that's why it's hard for me to let someone take the map, flip it and turn it into it's opposite. A futuristic calm, blue, beautiful water temple turned into a red, medieval, horrifying temple of flesh or blood.
I keep wanting to come back and finish what I started, but I don't like the idea of having another map with exact structures copy pasted. It will make MY map the second and "copypasta'd" one.
So, I guess you can use my prefabs, but please don't just copy paste everything (especially the pillars! THOSE ARE MINE!).
Try to make more horrific designs yourself to fit your vision of the Blood/Flesh Temple.