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Lord Scorpio's Mountain Top Fortress

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Lord Scorpio
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
My Lord, It is said that the castle of Lord Scorpio is one that requires much skill and effort to get into. There is only one pass up the mountain that is well gaurded. If you persue this task be well warned, Lord Scorpio has had much time and spent a vast fortune on this his first castle. News from other armys is just to get thru the first gate is all the farther weaker ones have made it.So My Lord, be swift on your feet and be courious of the unseen. Lay your siege wisely and make use of the troops for this is an attack that will take time.
This castle has been made to be atacked. Look over the area and make sure you have chosen the right troops, for this siege attack will take some time.
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Sir Deacon Playability:..2..As defender you just sit and watch the attackers fall, with little else to do except move a couple groups of archers to different points to defend. As attacker,with no engineers or siege equipment, your only option is archers to neutralize the wall defenses, but with the protection of the walls, and the height advantage enjoyed by the defenders, my archers were quickly dispatched. There is a massive amount of pitch, and fire in this scenario, wich looks cool, but causes alot of the imbalance, wich brings me to that catagory..Balance:..2..For the above stated reasons. Creativity:..4..Very creative map layout, and castle. I know this took hours to create, and I appreciate the effort. This map has the potential to be the foundation and backdrop for a great scenario. Map Design:..5..The map design shows a true unique style that I liked very much. Alot of thought went into making this map with its hidden areas, and placement of the waterways, and as I mentioned before, the cool looking castle. Story/Instructions:..3..Not an involving storyline or anything, but enough to let you know whats up. One small paragraph, well written a three. Summary: An average or a little below scenario that could have been a great one if the balance issues were addressed. The map is very interesting, and I would advise the author to keep up the outstanding map creation, and work on tweaking his balance issues by playtesting his submissions at least three or four times on each side and at each difficulty setting.
LordDresden This map was well designed and could become a great adventure if the author does some work on the game play balance.

The playability of the map is lacking a great deal of balance. As the defender you have little to do but sit back and watch the carnage. As the attacker you have extremely limited access to the castle and with the amount of pitch and wooden death traps on the map, chances of survival are slim to none. Additionally, the author has placed a welcome group very near the sign post which is extremely frustrating on a map of this difficulty.

The balance of the map is not really present at all. As stated above, playing as attacker is next to impossible and playing as defender is really no challenge at all.If the author tweaks the defences of the castle a bit, I feel this could be a great siege map.

The creative use of land and water as well as the design of the castle grounds was great. With the efforts put into the design and layout a bonus point is certainly in order.

The map design itself was very well done. A great deal of time was obviously spent on the map and it is a shame that not the same efforts were focused on the defenses of the castle. Again it will only take some tweaking to make this a fun siege.

The story was rather short and plain and therefore no extra points were awarded.

If I were to suggest anything at all to the author, it would be to spend a little more time on the balancing of the forces. Make the caslte beatable even at the hardest of settings. Let players of all skill levels have a shot.
Lord Scorpio
File Author
I have made changes to the balance ,,,, let me know if these changes make game play better,
thanks for downloading and rating my map
Lord Scorpio

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Added:05/06/02
Updated:05/16/02