The water not showing up is because of the leak.
Dev textures can look good if used right. You have not used them right.
Bland map. serves no real purpose, blocky, fullbright (because of the leak), bad texturing. You need better skills. And don’t think saying “this is my first map” helps either, because I’ve seen a LOT of first maps that look much,
much better than this. Example: gm_grand_island
How is this dumb? Pray, tell me.
Not fullbright, he stated the purpose, cities are blocky in general.
And just because someone else made a good first map doesn’t mean you have to suddenly expect everyone else’s to be of the same quality.
However, there are a lot of maps that deal with cities better, which are better for jumping around. So it looks good, but it could be a little brighter, the skybox doesn’t match the lighting.