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Battle for Middle-Earth (Updated)

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Lord Karpathea
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
Minimap:
It began with the forging of the Great Rings. Three were given to the Elves, immortal, wisest and faiest of all beings. Seven, to the Dwarf Lords, great miners and craftsmen of the mountain halls. And Nine, Nine rings were gifted to the race of Men, who above all else, desire power. For within these Rings was bound the strength and will to govern each Race. But they were, all of them, deceived, for another Ring was made. In the lands of Mordor, in the fires of Mount Doom, the Dark Lord Sauron forged, in secret, a Master Ring, to control all others, and into this Ring, he poured his cruelty, his malice, and his will to dominate ALL life.

Ash nazg durbatuluk, ash nazg gimbatul, ash nazg thrakatuluk, agh burzum-ishi krimpatul*.

One Ring, to Rule Them All.

One by one, the free lands of Middle-Earth fell to the power of the Ring. But there were some, who resisted. A Last Alliance of Men, and Elves, marched against the armies of Mordor, and on the slopes of Mount Doom, the fought for the freedom of Middle-Earth........


Come with me to a land of long ago, of Elves, Goblins, Dragons, Wizards, Orcs, Men, Dwarves and Hobbits. A land where miracles were everday, and where magic and adventures were as common as Mcdonalds. Sounds great, doesn't it? But unfortunatly, there's always someone trying to ruin paradise. Quick recap, the evil Sauron is using his hordes of Orcs to systemmatically conquer the land of Middle-Earth. The Elves and Men get hacked off, team up, and, with their leaders Gil-Galad and Elendil, march against Sauron and his armies. They finally drive him back all the way to his fortress in the land of Mordor, and that's where you take over.

Objectives: Kill enemy Lord

This is my first LOTR map. I was looking and didn't see many battle's of the Last Alliance, so I made my own. There's some, but not a lot, of eye candy. This was made strictly as a battle, not a decoration. But you can check out Mount Doom to the north, and the Nazgul guarding the most-inner gate. Other than that, hope you like the map, and let me know, good or bad, what you think. On the updated version there's a readme file which has some cool little bonuses, so check it out.

*Black Speech, the official language of Mordor, an uncouth variant of the language of the Elves of Eregion: One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all, and in the Darkness bind them.
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Lord Karpathea
File Author
Passed 50 downloads!
Passed 100 downloads!!
Passed 150 downloads!!!
Passed 200 downloads!!!!
Passed 250 downloads!!!!!
Passed 300 downloads!!!!!!
Passed 350 downloads!!!!!!!
Comments? Reviews?

[Edited on 06/06/06 @ 10:55 AM]

spinzels
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
The map was very playable and fun, I really liked it. The castle was a toughy.

Balance: 4
You narrowed down to the needed troops well.

Creativity: 4
Very creative, I like mount doom to the north, and the starting battle was quite amusing.

Map Design: 4
It could've been better,The terrain wasn't all too good, but I liked the castle design, but the objective of the battlefield was to be more rough plain not a grassy swampish look.
*update*
I'll give you a 4, due to your restless efforts and want of perfectionism, glad you updated this. =)

Story/Instructions: 5
Gave a rather short story, but didn't give any instructions rather than to kill the lord.
*updated*
Sorry if I hadn't edited this sooner, but, it goes to show you have done quite a lot of research, and this has really improved. =)

Additional Comments:
!!!You caught me by surprise there!!!
All the remaining swordsmen died in the pitch ditch right outside the keep.
Well, anyways good job, and keep designing maps! =)
(thanks for reviewing all my maps)

[Edited on 02/03/06 @ 09:51 PM]

Lord Karpathea
File Author
Okay, thanks. I'm fixing it and re-uploading it, and as for only one objective, what else can I say? In the book and movie, the Last Alliance's goal was to overthrow Sauron, that was all that mattered. I was trying to stay accurate. Thanks for saying nice things about my castle, and I removed the battering rams and the outer-most gatehouse to make it not as easy to break through.

[Edited on 01/19/06 @ 10:04 PM]

spinzels alright let me play it again, and give you an updated review
Lord Ako Lord Karpathea, I don't know if you've noticed but I've posted some questions in regard to your review of my map. Located at the description page for it, thanks, Lord Ako.
Lord Karpathea
File Author
Which map Lord Ako?
Lord Karpathea
File Author
Never mind, found it and changed the review, after i found the file with your story, as for playability and balence scores, I put my reasons why.

[Edited on 01/21/06 @ 12:06 PM]

Lord Ako Thanks a lot for updating! I have begun playtesting on the second part but because I want two completely different ways to play through it I also need to tests a lot of stuff twice and try to balance it so it will work both ways. Which is rather time consuming. :( I am trying to get it done in the next week or week after that. By the way, if you love hard maps check out some of my older maps like 'The Ice Age' or "The ruined Castle' they are harder than the average map here and some say even too hard. ;)
Lord Karpathea
File Author
To everyone who has already downloaded this: I'm going to re-upload it. The terrain isn't quite right. (thanx for the eye-openers spinzels!) A couple questions though for m ap-makers. 1) How do you build a wooden gate without towers? 2) How do you build a wooden wall with a flat top that people can walk on?, And 3) In things like Sylvandell and Koen's Quest Ch-3, the default color for your army is either green or teal. How do you do that?.
Okay, I'm done.

[Edited on 01/22/06 @ 12:05 AM]

Lord Karpathea
File Author
Can someone rate this please?
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Rating
4.5
Breakdown
Playability4.8
Balance4.0
Creativity4.6
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,406
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:913.70 KB
Added:01/18/06
Updated:01/22/06