There are so many trees you may find it difficult to lay out your castle. There is enough stone and iron by each players keep, but the timber is in the way of construction. If you play with less than four make sure your enemy doesn't take advantage of the empty space from where the other keeps should be.
(this map is really addicting, i played this map with a friend, it lasted like two hours and we still haven't finished...this is a must download map!! sorry for the others, but its one of my favourites.)
(the balance is pretty good exept for the player on top left corner. all the other players need to cut the trees before mining iron but this player can put two iron mines at the begining of the game but its not a big problem (i was that player in the left corner...))
(you havn't spent lots of time to do this map (i guess) but its still a really good map. wat your map would need is a couple of deers to hunt, because at the begining, you dont have space to put farms.)
Map Design: 3
(almost the same comment as for the creativity. but i think you did a cool map )
(no comments...because there's no story and a liitle bit of instructionss)
Additional Comments: Great map! one of the best!
Pat Dark Knight
Posted on 06/04/05 @ 11:34 AM
(I had alot of fun playing this map. It's been a while that I wanted to find a map that is played in a dense forest, and this is it! It's fun that the trees grow back.)
(All I can say is that this map is balanced - no question there)
(I think that you had a great idea to skirmish off in the forest, but as I sais in balance, cliffs or mountains would strenghen your map toghether, and make it more challenging.)
Map Design: 3
(I found that Dark Forest was somwhat flat, and I was disapointed that it seemed that you just put grass everywhere with trees abit everywhere. But I liked the water pool at the center, making it a natural obstacle to circle around to attack the opposite player)
(I found that there was no real story going into the game. It would have been nice to have made up a story to situate the players with the map. I like that you added coution to your map for the trees - me and my friend tried out the map for the first time, and after a 1 hour rush, we still haven't cut enough trees to build our full castle!)
I really liked this map. I'm certain that I'll be playing this map again and again. It is really addicting. I suggest that if you have the original Stronghold, that you give it a peak to the map ''8 player - No walls'' . You'll see how the small hills blends in with the map. This is one of the best maps i played yet!