From: metro Chicago, Illinois, USA
@berto - the colors and tonemapping for the 'new' map are finished. since the whole thing is a prelude to my 'yamato damshii' mod, there may be some changes in color or tone when i'm done with the translation. i'm reviewing the artwork ever so often, but i still love the look of it. so, don't expect anything to change in the near future... sorry.
Typically, I'm the odd man out.
There is a tendency in game maps lately -- WITE, WITW, TOAW 3.4, recent JTS games, etc., and now also the JATM map -- towards lighter pastels.
I prefer my game maps dark and gritty.
So I prefer the original, legacy graphics in TOAW 3.4. That game's newer graphics: meh.
I'll continue to prefer WITP:AE's original map, with its darker, grittier look. (Or maybe your earlier map mod(s).) I find this game's original artwork to be visually quite stunning. Still works for me!
Having alternatives, freedom of choice: They're key to most everything.
Keep up the good work, regardless.