You are a mighty lord, traveling to the holy land on the crusades. But, as you are traveling through the desert, you come across a huge island, covered with green oasis grass. You call it Therubia after sending messengers out to tell other crusading lords about this land. But when they come, they attack you and force you into the unexplored northern lands. There, you find a huge lake with oasis grass all around it. You decide to wait there and gain you strength before going to kill your sworn enemies.
This is my first decent map, I have made other invasions but they are terrible. I am a beginning mapmaker so plz rate, review so I get better.
This map may have destroyed huts and stuff in some places, thats because the map was accidentally deleted and I had to rebuild it from a renamed .sav file. I Had no ai problems, they all worked well, and you can build anything.
Congratulations on your first map. You did one very important thing right. You took the time make sure the AI's could build their castles. I'm not going to rate the map, I very seldom do that. You did however ask for help and advice. The worst mistake on the map is the way you handled water. Number one, water always flows downhill. Second rivers always end up in a landlocked lake (Dead Sea) or in the ocean or rarely they evaporate in a desert.
Tributaries always flow into the main river. The main river does not split into tributaries down stream. The only time that happens is when the river ends in a delta at the mouth of a river such as the Mississippi, Amazon or the Nile. If you follow these simple rules you will make a quantum leap in the believability of your maps. I hope this gives you some of the help you were looking for. This is not a personal critism as many people demonstrate a lack of knowlege of simple geographic facts in their maps.