Map plays great with no computer AI jam up problems. I played this as a human player against 7 Rats (8000 gold computer advantage). Fun battle and its a real challenge if you are in a corner placement.
I dropped this rating to a three because the map is hard to play with a keep placement in the corner (no farmland). If you put a Computer player in a corner, they have a struggling economy with no farmland and dont build much but have lots of gold to spend on defense. If there was just a little (1 farm) farmland in the corners, then it would be +1 here. To get any real population bonus (enough to get taxes cranked up) you need to buy food with a corner keep placement.
The map is original and the high ground is full of trails and ledges that make sneaking up easy and shootouts common (fire ballistas + shields are effective)
Map Design: 4
Giving the map (1) farmland in the corner that works and looks good would make this a 5 Map Design.
There is no story but didnt want to ruin a good score with a 1 so I gave this map a 2. Its a multiplayer map so you dont really need instructions.
This map was a challenge when played against 7 computers. Download this for a good 8 player map that has alot of detail and mountain passes to ambush in.
Posted on 09/25/05 @ 07:58 PM
This map looks like what I would make. Don't make enough farmland for one farm. Instead, two or three farms would do. I'll put it in and post an example minimap.
[Edited on 09/25/05 @ 08:22 PM]
Posted on 09/25/05 @ 08:26 PM
I have the minimap example.http://dominatr.bravehost.com/img.html
[Edited on 09/25/05 @ 08:27 PM]
Posted on 12/23/07 @ 02:40 PM
very very good map,the valley looks almost perfect.