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The Rocky Bay

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Lord Ursus
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 6
Balance: Balanced
Difficulty: Normal
The difficulty of this map depends of your position and, of course, your opponents.
This map is for beginners and for experts. It's for practice and real game. It's good for single and for multiplayer game. Try it!
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Duc Timothy
Map Design4.0
Playability: 5
What Can I say? All the AI lords can play on it, there's no problems with resources... it's fun, too.

Balance: 4
OK, while there weren't any glaring differences in balance, I did notice that a couple places had a bit more Stone/Iron than others. No, I didn't count the tiles; I merely was able to place more quarries/mines in some places than others. But it isn't by a lot.

Creativity: 4
I can't say I've ever seen a map designed quite this way before. I'm a little hesitant to give a 5 on this, however, simply because it's all on the lowest terrain height.

Map Design: 4
This map has no outstanding design flaws, and while I'll never see this river feature in real life, it looks... natural.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that you are just a tad too generous with the Iron; you may want to cut it down in future maps.

Story/Instructions: 3
No story, but there is a description of how difficult the map can be. Really, I don't see much point in a story for Skirmish, though it is fun to read, so I give it a middle-of-the-road 3.

Additional Comments:
I like this map. I'm never satisfied for long with what Firefly gave me; this kind of map is what I look for. Keep mapping; you have talent and potential.

[Edited on 10/30/06 @ 01:13 AM]

surajsubba Looks fantastic!

Nice looking map by Lord Ursus after a long time.It might be an exotic lake or a river with a full stop. either way great looking.
Lord Ursus
File Author
Thanks. I'm too lazy to submit. I have a lot of great maps. Now, I'm making Mona Lisa map. Wait to see.
k4pod duh.. it's an abondoned man-made ski lake that has rocks in it. That is exactly how salom lakes look. (It's true)
Castlefreak Hey,
I have to say, this is a nice map. I have a question about mapmaking; the map i'm making is for stronghold, I have gotten everything done that i want, but when i play my lord does not show up. is there a way to force himself to show?


[Edited on 11/02/06 @ 10:02 PM]

Lord Ursus
File Author
Did you delete your lord? If you did, I think there is no way to get him back.

[Edited on 11/04/06 @ 12:05 PM]

Sirwoodman it is a way to get him back,press alt & v on the keyboard.
Castlefreak Thank you Sirwoodman, I'll keep that in mind if it happens again


[Edited on 11/03/06 @ 10:36 AM]

Map Design5.0
Playability: 5
Fantastic! Playability is the most important to me. Great castle biuld spaces provided. All ai's function absolutely flawlessly. Marvelous! i must say at first i thought that there were some route to reach the other side thru the sea/lake. There were none. The only passage seemed to be the south route. So i placed myself to the south-west. I tell you it was a really hard game. All the enemy troops had to pass my castle to reach the other side. Fun map.

Balance: 4
Great balance. Placing most resoures to the rear of the castle made the game easier (to defend the resources).I must agree with the first review that u were a little too generous on both ston and iron.Six keeps placed to battle it out. It's a good multiplayer map too.

Creativity: 5
A great thought put in a map. The lake was absolutely beautiful. Rocky but beautiful. i've never seen a map that had a lake like that.

Map Design: 5
U, my friend are a great mapmaker. The map was very detailed. I love it. The oasis grass design was fantastic. Sorta what i like to see in maps.

Story/Instructions: 4
You didn't provide any. But i just hate to see a great map recieve a low review just becoz of that. If u put a story i'll edit this part of the review

Additional Comments:
An excellent map. Alot different than most maps. Highly recommended.

PS: Howz the MOnalisa map design goin?
Lord Ursus
File Author
Thanks for a great review. There is some story. I don't know how didn't you get it. I hate writing stories because of my English.
About Mona Lisa map, I can't tell you.

P.S. Sirwoodman, I didn't know for that. Does it work in Crusader too?

[Edited on 11/04/06 @ 12:13 PM]

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