At 10/18/11 04:32 AM, J-qb wrote:
I side with ramatsu on the placement of the market; organic growth of a city would usually mean it starts with a port and market; and poeple build house around those. the walls seem more logical to me if they were to go into the mountains instead of going all the way down to the sea.
I agree with you in a sense, which is why I'd made that kind of greyish cement structure near the docks at first and wanted to flank the houses at either side, but I figure since there's going to be a lot of traffic and trading going on, you'd want the visitors and traders to just stay near the city entrance where access is quick and simple, and not actually make them walk through the entire town every time to get their business done. When you go into a town, all of the stores and markets are right there as you enter the city, on the main roads, not hidden deep inside residential areas, but yeah. granted I could change the configuration of the city to have say, the market on the right side and the houses occupying a hefty chunk of the left side of the beach. I dunno, I still thought this configuration was plausible.
As for why the walls don't climb to the mountains, well, it seems wasted since it's nothing but cliffs and vegetation, they'd be walling in a whole lot of nothing, not to mention beasts could just go around the wall through means of scaling the cliffs facing the sea.
I don't mean to argue or anything, you guys bring up valid points, just none that I don't see as unrefutable ._.