I have, at the very least, a vague idea of what I want this game to look like. However, mapping is my worst enemy. It probably doesn't help that I don't have a very good sense of what makes a map good. As a research effort, I've downloaded RMN's answer to everything (read: Hero's Realm) as an attempt to observe what makes it RMN's answer to everything.
I have no doubt that I will have to play the game to dissect as much information as possible. That could mean a month or two just to play the game. In the end, that means this project will go into hiatus. I hate having both of my projects on hiatus, but I really need to work on mapping in general.