I guess last month's challenge was a little bit lame - and of course, because of my travels I did not participate. If anyone did something interesting with coastlines, I'd be interested to see - sorry if I missed it.
As most of you know, I've been agonizing over Mahhal's verisimilitude quite a bit - mainly climate, but also sociological factors, population, etc. I'll post some more detailed thoughts about that later, probably to my newly-redeveloped "bliki" rather than to my diaries here - I'm going to try to keep my diary entries to more "community focused" things, like these monthly challenges.
Luciano's Mapper's Challenge #9 - December, 2016 - Oops
This month's challenge is about mistakes. We all have made many mistakes, in OGF. Maybe because we were still learning. Maybe because we ran with an idea we later regret. Maybe because we just got bored with the way things were working out in an area, and we left it unfinished. A lot of times, we just kind of move on to other projects, because of the amount of time we invested in that "mistake" makes us hesitate to delete it or start over. We feel regret, but we don't do anything about it.
So let's "clean up" some big mistake. Frankly, there are whole countries that might be charitably classified as mistakes. If you are really confident that you have made no mistakes, then I envy you, but I still hope you accept this challenge - you can clean up someone else's mistake (with their permission, of course, or for stuff abandoned by past users). Please don't invest in Commonia, however, since that large territory is slated for major changes, and investing energy there is probably a bad idea.
I am going to to spend this month "fixing" Mahhal. I have already shared my worries about the climate situation, and I've really appreciated the feedback, especially Aiki's map. Now I'm going to try to adapt to that, moving and deleting population centers, rearranging islands, re-thinking mountain ranges, etc. I've already taken the huge, tentative step of moving Tárrases, as well as rearranging the Jessitim and Nellappe prefectures so that the Central Sea opens northward. If I include the need to draw and/or re-draw the topo maps for the region, I'm sure I have more than enough work for the month.
I could just as easily have picked my great city, Villa Constitución, which I also intend to completely re-work. But that will be for some future date.
What mistake will you fix, for this month's challenge? I'm looking forward to seeing lots of great work.