My RPG masterpiece… err… “masterpiece” has run into a delay. That delay comes in the form of the world map.
I think I might be doing it wrong. For one, I can’t help but choose the largest map size available, which is something like 500 x 500 tiles. I have also been drawing the map screen by screen on the closest zoom setting, whereas I should probably sketch out a quick map outline while zoomed out all the way.
I also think it might be important for me to sketch the map out first on paper – or in Paint, I suppose – before attempting to just free draw it in RPG Maker.
My issue with the world map reflects a similar issue I have in the overall game design process. I enjoy creating the small scenes, the individual events, but when it comes to the macro design of the game, I tend to flake out. Or curl up into a ball and hide in the corner. One of those.
This is where having a team would really help. I need interns…