I am Coshatiuav (co-shatew-ay-vee, you'll know why soon), a close friend of user Zhenkang who introduced me to this site. I have always had an ambition for fictional mapping, and it is probably time I reveal my plans for OGF. So far nothing is up yet :P I am a pretty busy person - a major exam is coming up soon followed by university, so I'll probably work on the bulk of my content offline while uploading large chunks intermittently.
I plan to work on a group of nations called the Creolic States <\del> this will probably end up somewhere where there's a bunch of 'green', though if one of the new continents opens up by the time I feel ready I'll be glad to use that. Of course most of my territory will probably end up in the hands of other mappers, but I do want to have some decisions over their language and cultures.<\del>
The hallmark of the Creolic States is a philosophy-cum-proto-religion called Hretism - a practical knowledge and science-based view on humanity and its future. Expect a lot of startups and think-tanks stemming from these places. These nations largely have their own distinct cultures despite having similar racial roots. At the same time, (me living in Singapore) Meilan(Chinese) and ??(Indian) migrants form a significant part of the Creolic community.
Here are some of these nations: -Grinzez: around 190-200 thousand km2. Planned three major cities - capital Pyapyor, Hitherceko and Thretop. Inspired from Singapore, London and Berlin among others. <\del> -Raufael: another major state like Grinzez, the leader of the States pretty much. Ingerlish-dominated. East Raufael is an Oriental split-off from this state. -Zhichy (Ʒiɕyi) -Launyat: capital Syopenal, inspired from Paris and Tokyo. -Sinaira (σήνάιρα)
And these states have to be around so history fits together more nicely: -Hu'qao and its sister state Nangang, Meilanese nations -Tauland: Sri Lanka-like state, possibly the first attempt to introduce a primarily Dravidian nation into OGF<\del>
The climate definitely doesn't have to be like Singapore's, I'm thinking more of subtropics (Cfa/Cwa) in fact.
I also consider myself a railway enthusiast, so that's the way I typically form the baseline of my cities. I mostly learn by observation - that's the way I work. On the other hand, I do need some help for geography and mapping rural areas (you need lots of those for a developed rail network!)
Ta ta for now, do leave a comment if you have any enquiries!