My first village - Feedback?

Posted by Eevee on 10 October 2017 in English (English)


I have been mapping my first village in Eelanti for a while. The area is not complete yet but I would like to get some feedback on it. The village is called Peräkylä

Some questions

What do you like? What would you change/improve? Does the area look realistic enough? Any ideas to improve the quality of my mapping?

About Peräkylä

Peräkylä is a small village in Northern Eelanti. There are two major factories: Peräkylän Junatehdas (Peräkylä Train Factory) and Peräkylän Paperi (a paper factory). The odd railway is used by the train factory. Buildings that I have mapped are mostly bigger apartment buildings (3 or 4 floors). The outer parts of the village will have smaller houses. The village is growing so there are quite many new buildings.



Location: Lande, Peräkylä, Eelanti

Comment from tule00 on 11 October 2017 at 18:19

Looks nice, but I think it's too urban for a village. Small villages aren't supposed to have a huge shopping mall, a supermarket, and a rail terminal. Otherwise, it looks pretty good.

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Comment from Eevee on 11 October 2017 at 19:07

Thanks for the feedback. Good points. There are some things that might explain some of them.

The railway has been built for the train factory and thus they have built a station there too. The factory is located there because the climate is colder there than in the Southern part of Eelanti. That way they can test trains in more extreme climate. In Finland (where I live) there are railways in some really rural areas with stations that aren't in use anymore. There is still quite a lot of traffic in Peräkylä as there are two big factories and an area for military/army use. I know that the station building may be a little too big and will think about what I will do to make it more realistic.

The central part is more urban than it probably should. The outer parts will have smaller houses. I think the village has been growing lately and the central area has been partly rebuilt. That would explain the thing at least partially. The shopping mall is too big and I will try to make it more realistic.



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Comment from tule00 on 11 October 2017 at 19:30

The station makes sense. Everything you said in that reply is pretty much true. The best criticism you can get is from yourself, so keep up the good work.

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