~What made you start mapping in the first place?
I started mapping before I even knew what the word meant. My brother had worldcraft running in his (ridiculously short) mapping career , I just pressed random buttons until
~What was your first map?
The first map I really remember creating was a hollowed out green triangle , coated with a toxic water texture , that had 3 scientists magically floating in it. My first "released" map was B.O.G which you can still see in the map vault. It was an experiment and trying not to use hollow all the time.
~Where did you get inspiration for your first map?
If by inspiration you mean the random keypresses , then I'm going to assume my brain.
~To who did you show it & how did they react?
Nobody. I would die.
BOG , as i've said before , was uploaded here. General consensus was negative ; i'm not surprised.
~Your advice to future mappers/current mappers?
If you make something that's terrible , i'd suggest putting down your tools and walking away.
Just kidding , do the exact opposite. Work and chip away at any problems and errors , and remember to always experiment. You won't be a succesful mapper if you always work by someone else's rules - By experimentation and realisation of errors , you'll find your own way of mapping - and that'll be the best method.