A Big Announcement
There will be no progress reports any more.
When I announced this map back in January, the goal was to get feedback. So I decided to show off parts of the map that were almost perfectly complete. There are three main problems with this approach. First, it's pretty hard to give meaningful feedback on some pictures designed primarily to be shown off. Second, this more or less forced me into a very suboptimal development process - polishing parts of the map to near perfection while ignoring the rest. Third, and most important, this gives the impression that I actually know what I'm doing. It's just meaningless perfectionism, lack of willingness to share something incomplete, imperfect, that I'm working on.
So I think the best way to adress this problem is to release an early alpha version.
At the moment, the map is not ready even for an early alpha - I don't actually know which files belong where and where the latest version is, not talking about the map creation tools integrated into it. It's a mess. That needs no be cleared up. Also, there are some placeholders. Those need to be cleared up too.
So here is the roadmap. I will write posts about several major planned features that I didn't introduce or implement yet. Maybe brainstorm some ideas about these. In the meantime I clear up the mess. Don't forget that Alagaesia is the top priority until I release 1.0, so this might take a while. Then I release the alpha version, alongside with all the development resources here in this thread. This will hopefully give you more ammunition for feedback.
But images are so much better at sparking imagination than words.