Loads more info, along with downloads for the map itself, along with schematics of all the major builds is available if you follow those links.
---------------------------------------- Tatsuyama, (龍山) means "Dragon Mountain" in Japanese, and felt the most authentic after searching around for a few appropriate names in Google translate. This is by far my biggest project in Minecraft so far. The map features fully fledged a very large island Empire and covers a total of over 1,200 x 1,200 blocks, has over 20 major builds, 70+ unique structures, and several secret areas.
350 hours may seem a hell of a long time to spend on a minecraft project, but I've learnt loads from it, from map design, reptile anatomy, Asian culture, history and architecture, Video and Photo editing, plus had a lot of fun, despite suffering from some "writers block" at various stages.
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to also install and run my 128x128 Asian themed texture pack to go with the map if your machine can handle it, although of course not required, I have spent many hours on the pack, and it shows the map as it was meant to be seen. Download it here: http://www.planetminecraft.com/textur...
To do this, you'll also need the HD Texture Fix.
Tatsuyama, the Empire of the Dragon Mountain is a detailed Feudal Asian (Japanese/Chinese) city map with many several districts and many unique features. No building is unfinished, and every building has a complete interior as well as exterior. The map itself is not based on any other game or existing city, but various elements draw inspiration from real world examples of the best in Chinese, Japanese and Thai architecture.
It is not an adventure map, but instead a creative map with some RPG elements and a back story. Therefore you are free to set the difficulty as you wish, and go in modded and fly around, or go in vanilla, and explore at eye level. If you just want a tour, I'd recommend first trying without fly mods and looking around at the Empire as a Tatsu citizen sees it, if you want a challenge, put it on one of the harder difficulties and try to survive, there are goodies spread throughout the map to help you if you wish to do it this way.