I found the old mmorts map pretty cool, but this map, is EPIC!
You guys did very well in making it with all the detail and the clouds and the environments! It beats any map I've ever seen before.
You guys just did so very great on this map that words cannot express my glee. So here are these emoticons:
Also, in regard to the desert next to the swamp, there is a mountain range between the desert and the river/swamps, so that could create a rain shadow. AKA: all the rain dissipates while going over the mountains, leaving none or little for the desert.