Hello all! I know what you are saying, "Not another Helm's Deep". I assure you, this one is like no other. I have worked on this map for a very long time and am glad to submit it so everyone can enjoy. I have play tested this map over and over again and the playability is perfect.
You all know the story behind the battle so I have no need to re-tell it. The men and women of Edoras leave for Helm's Deep, hoping for protection. Saruman's army of ten thousand Uruk-hai marches on towards Helm's Deep. It is an army bred for a single purpose: to destroy the world of men.
This is important for perfect gameplay: The riders of rohan are in the bottom left corner of the map, hacking at segments of wall so they can get out and win the battle. So keep an eye out for when they appear during the battle.
I think this is one of the best looking Helm's Deep maps I've seen. Although, I have seen better than mine, but this one is definitely worth having a go at.
UPDATE: I have updated the map:
- better castle design
- more attackers (in perfect formation)
- longer gameplay
UPDATE 2: I have updated it for the second time.
- no longer need to manually control the rohirrim to break out
I hope you all enjoy my version of Helm's Deep. All reviews and comments are welcome.
Ah yes, I completely understand now. The rohirrim in the bottom corner. I remember having trouble with timing their outbreak, but didn't think about the second part of the wall they had to destroy. Thank you for pointing out that little problem, will update the map immediately so you don't have to manually control the rohirrim.
EDIT: I'm sorry, I can't update the map. I tried and it would cause me to restart the enemy. You will have to manually control the rohirrim.
[Edited on 01/28/08 @ 01:00 AM]
Posted on 02/11/08 @ 04:46 PM
Hmmm ok,restarting such large invasions forces is a lot of work i admit. But would it be an idea to EXTEND the first wall the Rohhirim run into and then earasing the second wall, so that you make a wall just as long as the two walls toghether ?
This should not be such a big problem, cause you can do this while pausing the game. Haven't tried myself but it's a suggestion. Nice map by the way, great map design although i'm not very skilled so I haven't beaten this map, just because I was instantly busy with the fortress and forget the Rohhirim.
The Dragonheart File Author
Posted on 02/13/08 @ 02:04 AM
Good point. I have updated the map and you don't have to manually control them anymore. They should break out automatically.
It was tricky to update it. I was laughing by the end because I had to plan my timing perfectly and jump into the map to fix it (there is no "Game Paused" in the editor). I think it took me 3.5 seconds. lmao :D
Posted on 02/14/08 @ 04:02 PM
Nice ! Also got any tips for me, because I'm not really able to win this map ( *cough* NOOB ). But what do you mean there is no game paused in the editor ? How did you ever preplace to units and order them to attack ? Really stupid question maybe but you pause the editor with ALT+H ( if I'm correct ).
Also a second suggestion is that the enemy pikeman destroy the stairs running up to the keep directly ( not the deeping wall ) is eventually being destroyed by them! After this is happened the enemy will only march towards the deeping wall and attack from there. This isn't like the movie ofcourse. Wouldn't it be better to make earth beneath the stairs leading to the keap ? In this way the enemy will also attack across the stairs ( probably, knowing the behaviour of AI ). I know this might have some big changes in your map. But it could be worth it.
Also if I get it finished a couple of times I will send you a review as soon as possible.
The Dragonheart File Author
Posted on 02/15/08 @ 06:07 PM
No I think this map is good enough as it is. I know the enemy doesn't respond correctly to the movie but this is the closest I can get it. I made half the army stand in front of the deeping wall and do nothing to make it look like a larger force. Hard to explain (I say that a lot), but the Rohirrim's job is to come in and sweep them up when they save you. Good luck, I look forward to a review.