Alter Aeon FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
FAQ 15.14 - What should I keep in mind for my first areas?
If you're planning on building multiple areas, start simple, no matter
what your experience level is:
First area: just build very ordinary things. Maybe set up one or two
simple specps, possibly a quest or two. You want your first area to
actually be completed, which means keeping it simple enough that you'll
actually get it done.
Second area: build another ordinary area, then if you need it, add some
complicated stuff on top, as a second layer. Your second area will
probably need tons of tuning and fixup over time as you discover that
those great ideas you had don't actually work that well.
Third area: now you're ready to actually make a complicated area from
the start, instead of a simple area with some bells and whistles. Very
few people make it to a third area.