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Castle Whitestone v2.1

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arhurt
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Minimap:
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This castle is belived to be invincible, having repelled countless invasions. Once more the king and his army are forced back here and trust the legend.

This is my first submission here, I hope you like it. The castle is very easy to defend against the AI, but I have not yet been able to siege it successfully. I trust many of you will find it easy but I found it to be quite hard.

Version 2.0: I have updated the file with a newer version. The zip still contains the original version. I have added more eyecandy such as bridges, docks and improved the landscape. Check the old version and the new one below (new one has the river)

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Also, I have greatly improved the way the AI attacks the castle so that the very hard dificult is actually quite tough to beat. Fortunately, I have finally been able to completely siege the castle \o/

Thanks for reading, I hope you have fun with it.
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Dragons Rider
Rating
3.2
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance4.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Playability: 3
This map was nice, an enjoyable yet beatable challenge. It was enough of a challenge when attacking, making me take some rather risky movements but defending.... You're right. Its invincible. I played on very hard and didnt even use the pitch, they never got through the first wall. Some room for improvement there.

Balance: 4
The amount of troops was fairly equal, although I thought there was just a little too many crossbows to contend with when assualting the castle. Please reduce it.

Creativity: 3
Fairly normal as far it goes, however it was your own work so i'll give a 3.

Map Design: 3
the problem I had is although you placed all terain(pebbles, stones rocks etc) You had them in clumps seperated from each other. Spread them out all over. The bridge wasnt bad, and there was a couple of pieces of eyecandy.

Story/Instructions: 3
I found it was a little short. You need to write more!

Additional Comments:
Good first try. You have potential
arhurt
File Author
Thank you very much for that review. I must admit I was a bit disappointed at never getting a review, or even a comment ;)

I have taken your compliments heartly and considered your sugestions and critique. Right now I'm playing trough some of the high rated maps on this site to learn more about mapmaking. Your review was great as it pointed to me some of the key point I need to improve. Thank you.

About this map: Indeed, I belive I have used more crossbowman than I should. Defending the castle against the AI is almost too easy, and on the lower difficult settings you can even just hit play and let the castle "auto-defend". I am happy that it proves to be somewhat of a challenge to attack, as I always build them with that goal. I might come back and revamp the map a bit, but I rather work on a new design.

Thank you again, Arhurt.

[Edited on 10/23/06 @ 10:47 PM]

Dragons Rider No problem, I want as many people as possible getting the encouragement to make bigger and better maps for everyone to enjoy. Glad to be of assistance
arhurt
File Author
I have updated the map with some of the proposed changes.

Hope you like it.

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Rating
3.2
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance4.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Statistics
Downloads:603
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:1.43 MB
Added:10/02/06
Updated:10/05/06