I would like to ask experienced game developers how long does it take to design a map or a level and what am I doing wrong that would make it takes too long to design a map?
I have been working on a 2d tile based game using c++ and opengl. I did not use any engine so I had to create a map editor to make things easier. What I have noticed is that it takes me too long to build a 2D house or make a lake etc... - so it takes me forever to finish a single map.
any advice that could speed things up for me is very highly appreciated.