The Battle for Minas Tirith, The Doom of The 3rd Age
Posted on 12/30/06 @ 11:07 PM (updated 06/25/07)
Pippin roused himself and looked up. To his left lay a sea of mist, rising to a bleak shadow in the East: but to his right great mountains reared their heads, ranging from the West to a steep and sudden end, as if in the making of the land the River had burst through a great barrier, carving out a mighty valley to be a land of battle and debate in times to come. And there where the White Mountains of Ered Nimrais came to their end he saw, as Gandalf had promised, the dark mass of Mount Mindolluin, the deep purple shadows of its high glens, and its tall face whitening in the rising day.
And upon its out-thrust knee was the Guarded City, with seven walls of stone so strong and old that it seemed not to have been built but carved by giants out of the Bones of the Earth. Even as Pippin gazed in wonder the walls turned from looming grey too white, blushing faintly in the dawn: and suddenly the sun climbed over the Eastern shadow and sent forth a shaft that smote the face of the city. Then Pippin cried out, for the Tower of Ecthelion, standing high within the topmost wall, shone out against the sky, glimmering like a spike of pearl and silver, tall and fair and shapely, and its pinnacle glittered as if it were wrought of Crystals: and white banners broke and fluttered from the battlements in the morning breeze, and far and high he heard a clear ringing, as of silver trumpets.”
Well, you know the deal no doubt. We've all played enough LoTR maps to wish we never set eyes on one again. But there are several things unique to this map that make it stand out
-The fleeing of Farimir and his troops from Osgiliath
-The army of the Dead
-Releastic Orc charges.
Thats pretty much it. Go out there and kill some orcs!
This map was a joint efort. My friend created the city, then left me to do the terrain, eyecandy and scripting.
i have to say it looks quite nice from the minimap especially the castle (only it's not a circle).
what he should improve is this: the plains and the hills.
use a litle more equalizer in the hils and more dirt and other ground in the plains.
Posted on 12/31/06 @ 06:47 AM
What castle, what mountains!Hey aaaa add some stones and shrubs! ;-/
Posted on 12/31/06 @ 02:32 PM
Wow. For once, I actually agree with Dido. The plains in front of Minas Tirith and the mountains are quite plain.
Dragons Rider File Author
Posted on 12/31/06 @ 03:27 PM
My part of the map(terraining, eyecandy, scripting and story) is now finished. Enjoy the finished product!