I've had complaints about my low detailed plain maps. Well...hehe...In your face! =)
Garathir is a mountain in my book (yes i AM making a book). And this one has the mountain in the background, behind the fort.
You are attacking Rat who has built a castle in your lands. You armies are positioned outside the walls. Will you succeed?
I can't see much thought goinging into a map like this.
Playability-3- Hardly what I would call playable. You have clearly insufficient troop and I guess moving them forward an allowing them to be slaughtered is as playable as it gets.
Balance-1- There is no balance in this map, I honestly cant see why I Would give a 1, your troops are clearly outnumbered, maybe 10 fold and with the height advantage of the enemy balance is at a very low standard, it is as if you have chucked a bunch of troops on and hoped for the best.
Creativit-4- clearly the maps strongest point, a good design of a fortress warrants the four, an interesting design built into the mountains, however nothing unique enough to sway me to a five.
Mapdesign-3- The Mountains have been nicely moulded and you could have easily got a better score here. You failed to add shrubs and rocks to it and there was a great deal of empty bare grass, no more could be given.
Storyline/nstructions-2- it is hardly what I would call a storyline and if I did it isn’t much of one. I feel I am being generous with it as there is nothing more than a brief paragraph. I noticed in your review of our helms deep you gave our storyline a 3 and said it was the worst ever. Story’s don’t need to be instructions and I am afraid if I was to follow your style of reviewing, there should be a 0 instead of a 2 on this review.
I do find it offensive in the sense that you could make such comments when you have no example to lead by; you clearly need to put more thought into your maps and reviews.
All in all a disappointment, I can’t find much positives in this map and cant say you should be eager to download it, as it is in my opinion not worth the wait.
I’m sorry but you just didn’t put much effort into this in my opinion.
Posted on 03/05/05 @ 12:00 AM
I agree with WL_D and i have a tip for you; dont be so hasty when youre doing maps.
Dougleass File Author
Posted on 03/05/05 @ 12:00 AM
I know you're right, i made these quite hasty. But i've had them ready for a long time, and tried to get somebody to test them, but i failed.
And maybe you should try another difficulty level and it would be easier.
Honestly, i got one that tested my map, and when he played it, he won with 70 pikemen. So i deleted some pikemen, about 20. I didn't test the map after that, but i thought it would get balanced...
(and one thing, you gave me a 3 in playibility, but you wrote a 5) (and read my review on ur Helm again(carefully), and you will notice something...)
Posted on 03/07/05 @ 12:00 AM
Take your time with a map and test the hell out of it. It's not good to assume it is balanced.