Posted on 05/03/06 @ 02:51 PM (updated 07/17/06
Greetings, and welcome to ancient Rome. The first map ever, to be worthy of the bold name; Rome.
Check out the new version: Rome the freebuild!
Also, check out this Rome Invasion, as player red. As quoted from my map Happytown 'There are alot of things that was originally planned for Rome that I used here... and also to play as red'. Duc de Noisiel was kind enough to surprise me with an email than contained this red version of the map. So, thank you. Here it is, ready for you to play it.
Heh, I will have to cut it into chapters...
1 - Introduction
2 - History behind the map, and those who contributed.
3 - "Ok, so... Rome... What type of map could a Rome map be?"
Ok, for those who don't want to read so much...
I hope you will enjoy the Rome themed map. Alot of people have helped, and alot of time has been spent, to complete this map. Most by me... and i'm not kidding. It's mostly an economic map, but there might be some attacks by the barbarians....
Ok, now for those who actually want to hear what I have to say...
Wow, it's finally done. I have worked alot with this map, and I hope you will enjoy playing as much as I've enjoyed making it.
This map has alot of work behind it, and alot history to it.
It all began somewhere early in January when I read Kesters article about stadiums. I was thinking....'wow, what a cool idea, but why hasn't anyone made a Colloseum?'. Yepp...that's how it began, I wanted to make the Colloseum. So I was thinking...Hell, Colloseum itself could be a map, so how cool wouldn't it be if I made the whole Rome as well.
I made the Colloseum, and spent 7 hours solely on building it. I decided I wanted it round. After that, I made Forum Romanum, and then Circus Maximus. After that, I wouldn't dare starting on the bold project of building Rome - the houses. So after a while of doing nothing with it, I started to getting the idea of making it a community map, after seeing the Crusader Community map which was active by then. So I did. But frankly, SH didn't seem to eager to build a Rome map. Only a few dared to join. But still...
I dare saying this, because I have spent so much TIME, blood, sweat and tears to this map - I consider it my map, but with help from others. Yeah, my map. But I still am guilty to thank those who helped, without them, I wouldn’t be able to do this map.
Of all the placements that I made, only these got filled:
-Houses - North East - Stretch 23 (I don't bother to explain what NE was...)
-Designing the outside of the wall - Jasper Tudor
-An aquaduct which should lead to the bath, and the bath itself - ILikeMistyWaters
-Story/instruction writer - Darkslave Master
The rest I’ve done myself…
And speaking of members that contributed to this map, I want to thank Arthus and Alexus (Warlord Designs) who both playtested this map.
Additional thanks to
This map is mostly an economic map, but be aware of that there will be barbarians attacking... This map is about the time, right before Rome will fall. The official date of when it fell was year 456 or something near that. This map starts at year 202. The city is falling apart because of several reasons, and it's your job to maintain the situation at its current state.