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Fiery Maze - Grass Valley Edition

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lollard97367
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Map Size: 200x200 (Small)
Difficulty: Normal
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Fiery Maze - Grass Valley Edition

This is my version of Fiery (spelled correctly) Maze. Its completely new. I put Sir Steele's name on the map somewhere like he wanted me to. Look for it in the landscape. His "firery" maze map enlightened me, and then I made this. So, I thought I would put a religious themed goal on this map - to represent the discovery (inspired) of the maze/fire idea. Enjoy

You are a native lord, who has made settlement in a deep Valley - named Grass Valley by the ancients. Exotic plants, bubbling jet-black pools of oil, and a narrow but deep meandering river are some of the features of your new homeland. The people grow and harvest apples, hunt native deer, and of course scoop out as much flammable pitch out of the bog to use in defense of their lordship (You)! (lord death: lose condition) The other native peoples will attack your home, "Grass Valley" and attempt to take your pitch resource and then also control the only access to the other side of the valley. This access is the steep path in the corner by the oil pool. The market is available, but the selection is quite small. This reflects the markets isolated starting location. Check out the unique work on some of the river. Some people dressed in black have been spotted around the maypole. You must investigate this rumor. This is reachable and please enjoy my version of Fiery Maze - Grass Valley Edition.

Lollard
AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Skaarj
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4.5
The map is very playable, I really enjoyed playing it with the ancient tribal theme in mind. Great fun! :) Only problem is its a tiny bit too slow to get going, but that doesnt detract much from the gameplay, as the scenery alone is enough to keep you playing.

Balance: 4.5
This map is possibly a tad too easy. It may be just me, but I found it easy to win, due to the large amount of time you have to build up your economy and army at the start.

Creativity: 5
On creativity this map deserves a perfect. The ancient tribal theme can really get you into the map. Loved it :)

Map Design: 5
Another perfect here. I love the river, and the ancient themed scenery is fantastic.

Story/Instructions: 5
The story really gets you into the theme of the map, and thats exactly what its supposed to do. Brilliant! Another perfect here! :)

Additional Comments:
Fantastic map to play, and I recommend it as a must have download. The map design is brilliant, and its good fun building up your tribe, and burning things too! :) Good work Lollard :D

(Ps. Could you please re-download my Atlantis map, and rate it? I would appreciate your feedback, as it is more helpful then most. Also, if you do, please check my last comment as that should help you win :)thx, skaarj)

[Edited on 10/29/05 @ 08:48 PM]

lollard97367
File Author
Thanks for the review. This map was a side project, and I really gave it quite a bit of effort and thought. Also, check out my new article,

Simple vs. Complex
An opinion article on map design.
by Lollard

Located in mapmaking 101 at this link

http://stronghold.heavengames.com/maps/mm19

[Edited on 10/29/05 @ 09:22 PM]

Skaarj Very nice article. Its a good read, and it has certainly encouraged me to give simpler map designing a go. Thx for the insight into better map making,

Skaarj
Sir Steele cool, let download it first, but i have to do something first
Sir Steele i agree with Skaarj, it's a bit too easy, all i have to do is give people extra food and -4 on tax, wait until the enemy invade you then you should have about 15 pitch, sell them all, and put tax on -24(max) and wait for a while until you have 1k money(you can destroy good stuff you get money)
and then i use up all my melee troops with slingers to kill the enemy assasins and build a church and wait for 1 more minute and you win

but you didnt have to make an "S S" on the map XD cuz all i said is to put my name on the post
lollard97367
File Author
Not every map has to be endless invasions and super tough! I wanted to make something different than just kill a bunch of mindless dudes that just keep walking forward in the maze until they are shot or burned. Anyone can make that. Plus you should be thanking me, because of the exposure you are getting.

Lollard
Skaarj Yah, i see your point Lollard, and I actually thought the map was fantastic (thus 4.8 score out of 5), i loved the scenery and carefully planned choice of buildings and the locations of pre-existing buildings etc. The only reason I didnt give it a 5, is because some players (not me) might come out of that map unsatisfied because it didnt fully challenge them. However, I am not one of those players, and I thought the map was pretty close to perfect. Great map design, as usual its worthy of a professional.

Thanks,
Skaarj
Dpminatr Do NOT destroy wells.I made that mistake to get money. Right after deletion, there was a fire event.
lollard97367
File Author
Map plays fine with no errors. Since the rater didnt elaborate on the problems he had, I can only assume that he didnt play it and just randomly picked ratings for the categories. I request to have it removed for no basis.

[Edited on 04/21/06 @ 11:49 PM]


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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,991
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Size:335.00 KB
Added:10/29/05