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To Reach the Stars

Author File Description
AZ ViTrAzhAs
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 5
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Hard
Minimap:
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An ancient legend tells about a secret place, named the Life Stars. It is thought that gods used the main Earth’s resources to create this wonderful masterpiece; anyone who finds The Life Stars and reaches the holy fountain will be granted by three wishes. The fountain is being watched by four powerful guardians and a beast, which looks like a lion. It was also known that it is impossible to find this miracle for a simple mortal. Sadly, this part was soon forgotten. The legend was being retold from generation to generation. Thousands of years passed but the secret place was never bothered until the Middle Ages… The strongest rulers, cruelest tyrants and wealthiest kings – all of them wanted to find The Life Stars. It was the time when The Life Stars had to be found. The lords traveled through many empires, kingdoms and cities. You were among them. Many kings died, their children continued the search but nobody gave up. It took years, decades to find the gods’ present in an unknown land. Finally, the quest was complete, now the wishes will be granted. All what was left just to reach the holy fountain but only one could do that. And that one had to fight for this right with everyone who stood before him. Only then, only the winner can reach the Stars. Now it’s up to you: be the winner and destroy your enemies. Then your wishes will be granted…

Player color – Light Blue

Few buildings have been disabled, so the playability will be a bit harder than always.

The fountain:

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Notes:This is an unbalanced map which is best played 1 VS 4. Of course, You can play any way You want. The lower position in the middle is by far the toughest and created for a human player due to the very limited space and resources. The playability should have no problems so choose any lords You want.


Have fun!

Sincerely,
AZ ViTrAzhAs
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SUBINDXSUBIN
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
The map was fairly fun to play and didnt have any bugs.Although i had to reload it a few times as i played the map as a death match against saladin,fredrick,lionheart and the wolf in a complete computer advantage.The map was perfect for experienced players.I had a lot of fun playing it.There had been times when i had thought i would not get through but i was able to win

Balance: 5
The balance was perfect i played the map as you(az)had instructed to do and the map was very well balanced.I first thought that i had a lot of resources to use but i was wrong so i had a bit hard time with the map but it was perfectly balanced.

Creativity: 5.0
If i was the maker of this map i would just make a star and leave it there but here you have put up a fountain which was very creative and the star design was very creative with its different layers.The resources had been put up creatively blending iron and stone.

Map Design: 5
Map design was the best aspect of the map as the star is the center of attraction in the map and the star is almost symmetrical.This is a very hard thing to achieve from my view.Very well done.The terrain was done perfectly distributing all resouces in a natural manner.

Story/Instructions: 3
The story was brief descriptive and long enough. Every sentence is interesting. You have used html and banners to make it look interesting too! So a 5.0 is issuable. I like the story a lot!

Additional Comments:
Great map.Keep making them.

[Edited on 04/10/08 @ 06:55 AM]

Soirem Sakiti
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
I wanted to spend all day playing this map. I loved the difficulty in this map. I made it 2v2v1 with AI advantage. Even with them fighting each other, I still had to restart a few times. I had a great time playing.

Balance: 5
The map was balanced as far as balance goes. The map had the harmony a map needs in order to be sucessful.

Creativity: 5
Creativity is what this map is about. You made the map a huge star! The star looks great, you made a amazing fountain, and made it even at that. This map is what creativity is about.

Map Design: 5
As said before, great job with the design! A star is hard to do with these kind of map
editors. You did a excellent job as far as this goes.

Story/Instructions: 5
The story had me reading to the last period! It was enjoyable and understandable, which makes it superior to the norm. You pulled off all the stops on this part and blew me away. Excellent job!

Additional Comments:Great Job!
The Hitman
Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4.5
One of the best! You could play it however you want... The AIs work very good with it and it has slots for 5 players, which increases the ways it can be played in skirmish/multiplayer game... The specific castle locations don't give a lot of opportunities for strategies... Also, most of the lords (when playing free for all) attacked the lord in the right... He's more above than the others, because otherwise he wouldn't do his castle, but you know... If I have to kill the guy in the bottom, I'll have to go throw someone else :) This takes 0.5 points...
Balance: 5
Because there are differences in the location this disbalances the map... You have signed it like "unbalanced" so I think that's right... Also in the up the left guy has less wood than the right one...But for a such design it's most fantastic done!

Creativity: 5
I don't have to explain here, I think everybody knows why give 5, but I haven't seen mapo before which looks like a star... Altrough the star is made so perfectly!

Map Design: 5
Even for an eyecandy skirmish it has great design... You cannot add objects onto the star, but you compensate your skills on the surronding terrain... the terrain around the star is so good done, that I think it looks more realistic than the original FireFly campaign's missions 8)

Story/Instructions: 5
Well, it fits excellent with the map... And it was a bit interesting for me(very strange for me) :D And this is not all... I see you used some HTML tricks, like green letters, and hosting images... This means you really do care about the image of the map page and your efforts are now rewarded...

Additional Comments:
Supreme skirmish, gracefully realized idea and showing your expert designing skills into this map... Well done! And this is not the only great work from you, I saw Volcano Carnage, A Sweet Dream and Europe and Asia will knell and a lot more... I've seen your 300 spartnas map on the top of the crusader downloads! I hope I'll see more wonderful maps from you...
Dragunov
Rating
4.7
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4.5
The lords develop fine on it and is good for single and multiplayer as well. The whole game was some kind of dirty bombardements. Mangonels, catapults, trebuchets and a lot more siege equipments were shooting all the time. I didn't liked that I couldn't build some buildings and my opponents could. How did you disabled them by the way?

Balance: 5
A bit unbalanced, but it was amusing whatsoever. Each of us had enough resources.

Creativity: 5
Err... Good star reproduction, high creativity :D

Map Design: 4
A bit not my style. The star looks unrealistic and doesn't fits with the suroundings a little. The shrine in the center looked good however. Excluding the star the res of the terrain was greatly done, realistic and very colorful.

Story/Instructions: 5
Amusing story, enough for a five. Besides, how do you change the color and the font of your letter and insert pix ?

Additional Comments:
Great skirmish with lack of bugs, beautiful design and thriling story. I want also to ask how can I change the color of my army. I play SHC from many years and haven't found such option so far.

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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability4.8
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.8
Story/Instructions5.0
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Downloads:8,168
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Size:835.95 KB
Added:05/04/07