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Shrent City by PeekyChew Shrent City by PeekyChew
Shrent City, East of Kindlewood Town from the north and Larcoon City from the south. The ferry allows access to the desert island which lies in the middle of Okyto. Shrent is the second biggest city in the region, and the capital of south Okyto. It will be in v2.0 of the demo.

This map took me so long to do. It took me about four months of trying to get the original design right, then a staggering 14 revisions. I still think it can be better though, so please tell me about anything you think could be better.

The mountain thing at the left is a cave, where fossils are excavated. It recently had a catastrophic cave-in, trapping all of the fossil diggers inside. The rocks outside are what have been removed in the rescue effort, so far.

Update: House palettes changed, new area added to the south west, all shadows changed and some more palette changes.

As always, I put a map on here which I think is perfect in every way, and then change it ten times. At version 16 now...

Original: [link]

Credits: Alucus, PrinceLegendario, BoOmxBiG, Alistair, Kymotonian, Reck, ligtherzein, CNickC, Kizemaru-Kurunosuke and I for all palettes, some buildings and some tiles so all private.
Extra special credit to BoOmxBiG, who helped me loads with a few things in this map; Alucus who revamped the houses; and PrinceLegendario for the custom gym.
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Let me separate my critique into four parts according the rating categories.

Vision:
This is what I love the most - the seaside city, surrounded by water, forest and rocks. The idea of leveling the city is so nice and makes the city look original, not like a flat piece of paper. Platforms on the water... Wow. This is the most unique element of this map.

Originalty:
I like the buildings, never seen them before. Making unique gyms for each type is quite original too, you know, putting 8 identical buildings is just simple, and making different ones makes the map quaint.

Technique:
Well, I have to complain a little. First, hills are angular, it makes the map so unnatural. Second, why did you place a serie of rocks near the bike shop? And why on the pavement? This is the second unnatural thing which I suggest you to fix. Next, the mart's building has its roof too narrow, speaking of buildings - the gatehouse's colour doesn't really blend the environment. And the last, just a little thing, I suggest you to remove the lanterns from the platforms... Water plus electricity equals...

Impact:
Even though there are some technical error I love this city so much and it's really stunning (like wires above the water xD). I just want to play it and visit it again in-game.
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wolves3000 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
This is awsome
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PeekyChew Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Thanks.
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wolves3000 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
your welcome
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Rhy96 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful Mapping Peeky :D
The way the City flow's, is just fantastic :D
However I'd remove the table with the drink (at the top), doesn't really fit in...
Other then that, the tiles are well made, and the SS Anne Remake Boat (which I think you did) fits in perfectly :D
Good Work :+fav:
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PeekyChew Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Thanks again :)
That's thanks to some extreme polishing. Over about a year I've been perfecting the map so it's as good as it can be (although saying that, however many times I think one is finished I always change something again xD.
I think it fits in more when you see that this is the inside of the building it's next to: [link]

Yep, I made it. Thanks, it took a lot of time to make xD
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Rhy96 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Student General Artist
Yeah, it does fit in better with the Bar Tiles :D
It has a kinda B/W feel to it, but design wise it's alot better :D

Hahaha, really can't say anything else Peekychew :D
It's fantastic :D
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PeekyChew Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Really? I haven't even played B/W yet xD
May just wait until the 3DS version.

And thanks again!
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Bonsly209 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
This reminds me of Driftveil City, but it looks really good! =D
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PeekyChew Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
Hmm, it does sort or look like that, but it actually came first xD
Thanks!
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Bonsly209 Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD No problem!
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