...... These Popel now life in this castle, 15 years ago when you have5 years old , Conspire to your father and family.
During this High Treason your father,s friend canSalvage you from castel .
he in all of these years try from you build a good warrior !
Now , you want Reprisal this Treason.....!
but you are young and Inexpert !
*Author Note: This map difficulty is very hard for 5 star player
and Impossible for others ,sorry for spell, my english isn,t Perfect !!
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As you mentioned in the story, this map is extremely hard but I managed to win. I also eliminated all enemy troops and lost about thirty troops. The mission is very fun to play; it’s very thrilling as every mistake leads to a loss. While playing your mission I used the silent tactics, although it took me a few hours to eliminate the enemy troops. I destroyed all the round towers using trebuchets; two fire ballistae were the key units in the mission. I managed to kill all the archers, crossbowmen, pikemen and shields. Later I hid my horse archers behind the castle walls and they were shooting at enemy troops with minimum accuracy, but without being spotted. Step by step, I managed to clear the towers and now the path was clear for siege towers and crossbowmen, archers. My missile troops (They were on walls) left the enemy castle completely empty, and the arrows thrust the enemy king, which lead to my victory. All in all the playability was great: I spent few hours playing your mission and it was still very interesting. Bravo!
Great work balancing, I really was amazed. A great aspect was the knights: they circled the empty siege towers and I couldn’t use them without defeating the well prepared soldiers. The castle was well defended, and the starting troop amount made the mission fun, but very hard (Almost impossible for an inexperienced player). Enemy troops defended their castle really well. The paths inside the fortress were very interesting.
A lot of creativity was shown is this mission, especially creating the castle. Lowered walls and other eye candies gave the mission oneness. The round form of the castle is truly the hardest to create. My troops were set in the corners interestingly. The inside of the castle was very amusing, too. There were many ways to siege the stronghold as you offered many different troops. All in all, it’s a very creative invasion.
Map Design: 5
Well, the other members may not agree with me but I found the design great. Although the terrain hasn’t got any details, I found it completely unimportant as playing the mission was very thrilling: I didn’t have time to gaze at the land; my eyes were kept on the castle. As for the fortress, I found it golden. It is very hard to create a unique castle and mix it with a great playability and balance. A real paradise was inside the castle: the footpaths, a pond with a stream, interestingly divided sections, gardens etc. It was a pity to destroy such a beautiful castle. Good job!
Well the story was hard to understand (But I managed). It blend with the map quite well (If you understand it). I would advise you, Amir 88, to find a friend who could help you write a good story.
A great mission for experienced players, others can download it as an eye candy. Great work!
[Edited on 05/13/07 @ 02:38 PM]
Hard but Impossible....
Yes, like the title, this map is hard. I tried it and always failed :(. Because i can't play siege maps, but i enjoyed it. First i unificate all the troops to the southwest, since this is the weakest side. And also, i wanna tell you that the knights there were sucks, they only ran to the siege tower then wont go anywhere..
Then, i use ctrl 1 ctrl 2 to clasified the units, then i destroyed gate with catapults, i managed to destroy 2 gates in the front, i thought that this mission is so easy, but when i saw that my archers, infantries, and my troops got rid, huh, i cant win this :(. I like this map, good job for playability! 4.5 thumbs up!
This map is well balanced, it's not impossible and not to easy, and many traps for the player...
Good job! 5 thumbs up for balancing
This one.. sigh.. is pathetic, there's nearly no terrain effect, eyecandy, stub stories, and weird story. First, for the map. I saw that there's only sand. If you want make this map in desert theme, for the sand, it's ok, but try to raise the terrain more. Also, cactus and stone mixed with boulder will be nice, try to see minimap 101 for this. Then, about story, the weird one is the castle location. Is there any fool who will site in the middle of desert without food? And there's a water without any oasis grass (it's not natural and weird), so that may be an irrigation, but, where did the water come from? For modern age, a city in the middle of desert still ok, but it's medeival, where will they get food if there's no farm? Buying? If you have enough gold. But, where will they get gold? There's no goods they can trade, the people there will be so poor. And criminal will be in high rate in that condition... But, i think you did well for the castle...
Map Design (1/5)
As i told before, try to make the map more interesting, for the sand, it's ok, but try to raise the terrain more. Also, cactus and stone mixed with boulder will be nice. Also for the water in the castle, if you want to make it oasis, use oasis grass! And some farms, to make it more lively. Try to see minimap 101 for this.. But, i think you did well for the castle...
As i told before, Is there any fool who will site in the middle of desert without food? And there's a water without any oasis grass (it's not natural and weird), so that may be an irrigation, but, where did the water come from? For modern age, a city in the middle of desert still ok, but it's medeival, where will they get food if there's no farm? Buying? If you have enough gold. But, where will they get gold? There's no goods they can trade, the people there will be so poor. And criminal will be in high rate in that condition...
For the story.. try to add history about why the popel live in this castle. And try to use comma, so i can understad it. It's pretty hard to understand. And try to add better reason why you want to attack this castle...
Well, this map is good, but try to look the 3 weak side..
Good luck! Never surrender for making maps!