Saw a new vid of AoA on YT earlier today. How long has it been? Years? Don't matter, remember this project as a pretty damn good one. Loved the demo when I played it back in the day. Hope to see more of it!
I like how much effort is put into things. Synopsis, characters and gameplay is well presented, good stuff! Might wanna put the different sections under a spoilertag so people don't need to scroll all day having a look on your post :)
Depends. On my titles that have a 12h+ playtime I have a couple of capitals with maybe 6-8 lesser towns/villages spread around. On a dungeon crawler or smaller project I usually go for a hub area, maybe a couple of checkpoints with merchants and such.