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Deep Blue

Author File Description
surajsubba
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 3
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1
Minimap:
Deep Blue


The sun dips low over the village of Srium. Giant fruit bats flap ponderously overhead and a cooling breeze rustles the palms as grasshoppers chirp in the long grass. Laughter is heard nearby as people toast to their friendship. Crouching back behind a huge boulder, “ I think it’s safe!”. Sighing deeply Billy and Seamus gets up and heads for the village for water. “Wait! Just wait!” you yell out. A bitingly cold winter wind chills you to the bone when a couple of horsemen appear in the village. You decide your first priority is to bring your 50 men home alive, no matter the cost and would commit the unforgivable sin of making yourself visible to the enemy.

It’s been almost a week since you’ve seen another village. You now face a slow-paced several hours walk of seemingly vertical miles. When any of the men felt the pain of blisters, twisted knees or collapsed ankles, they would work their way in front, hold Troushab’s hand and pray. Left for dead by friends and family Troushab was found in severe conditions in your crossing. His skin is a diary of torture. A craggy scar ran across his skull. His back was streaked with faded stripes. As a young monk, he visited once-resplendent monasteries that his enemies had left in ruins. “God will find a way to punish the Relants for what they have done!” cries Troushab.

Day sixteen: There’s signs of smoke in the clearing just as you and your men cross a river. Another village in ruins. “They were here!, Why are they doing this? Will we never get back home? I don’t have my ship anymore. To think I came here just for trade” A breeze fans the blaze, funneling fire and smoke through the burning huts. Watching what is left of his hut burn down, an old man picks up a sword left by the Relants, says “ Now the only hope for those who dream of freedom is not to return the favor and fight back”

A small stretch of land between mountains in a country torn down by war. Will you stay and fight or find a safest route back home by sea?


Enjoy

Surajsubba
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AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Dougleass I don't get it... How can you make so many high quality Crusader maps? ;o
surajsubba
File Author
been a while since i've posted new maps.i made these maps on the weekends. Good maps take a lot of time. Like making maps featuring good landscpe.

Map making has become alot easier and less time consuming by saving maps. They're sorta like Presets for maps. what i mean is i have a few couple of Maps already saved (consisting different player colors) featuring various landscape features (eg mid-platue map).

[Edited on 09/14/06 @ 05:38 PM]

Von Kamstra Beautifully done map with none of the impossible geographic features that we sometimes see. I have just started playing, one on two. This is going to be a long war, just the kind I like, again an excellent map highly recommended.

Von Kamstra

[Edited on 09/14/06 @ 08:02 PM]

surajsubba
File Author
Thanks Von Kamstra!

I was too busy on the lanscape till i found out there weren't much more room for more keeps.

Updated: The lord of the player(yellow) appeard dead so i've fixed that.
And the map isn't really balanced

William Tell ass always... nice map, i liked your fear of the dark alot, keep on the good work with that kinda maps

[Edited on 09/21/06 @ 01:55 AM]

doomrocker
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Dude I luv ur maps and this one doesn't disapont. All AI's function awsomeely on this map.

Balance: 5
All the people had all the resources even and well spaced. I would even call this a true balanced map

Creativity: 5
Awsome creativity making the mountains around teh streams and rivers. (the small lakes looked cool too)

Map Design: 5
Beeeeuuuuutiiifffffuuuulll!
Story/Instructions: 5
Great story considering this is a skirmish map (very few have background information)

Additional Comments:
Luv or maps dude this is a definite 5/5
surajsubba
File Author
Thnks alot for the review Doomrocker!!

i'm quite surprised actually coz the map's an average type. But i'm glad u liked it :0)

* The map's unbalanced actually. I placed lots of rocks ontop of stones to restrict the players from biulding too many quarries. But AI's seem to biuld them somehow. Some ai's biuld far too many quarries.The right side of the map has access to more stone. *

surajsubba

[Edited on 09/24/06 @ 08:51 AM]

doomrocker Thanks! I luv ur maps. I actually taught my lil bro to make maps (he's not to good yet) and I use your maps for examples. Its your beuitiful terrain and space for AI's that set ur maps apart from others. For having these maps come out almost weekly im deeply impressed! Like ive said bfore your maps are a deep tribute to the SH series. I have even sent E-mails to Fire fly stuidos requesting they use versions of ur maps in upcomming SH titles.



LUV UR MAPS!!! The Doomrocker
surajsubba
File Author
Thnks for the kind words Doomrocker!

I'm glad u enjoyed my maps :0)
Solarian
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
EXCELLENT!

Balance: 5
I loved how you made sure us cheating humans can't abuse the stones and spam-create quarries and ox tethers. Made it a lot harder to gain gold and stone. I played on the eastern side of the river with two Fredericks allied together on the western side, and let me tell you, it was a hard game.

Creativity: 5
Very nice.

Map Design: 5
In my top 5 for map design, an excellent map.

Story/Instructions: 5
Pretty good story.

Additional Comments:
A wonderful map.
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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.7
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.7
Statistics
Downloads:8,399
Favorites: [Who?]1
Size:788.79 KB
Added:09/11/06
Updated:09/15/06