Heeeey woodman!I played your map like this: I and The Snake(in the middle) VS Emir, Wazir, Nizar, Caliph with half CPU advantage.I really sweated.Snake died after 5 minutes since the beging.There are very little trees, but this makes the map more attractive.I was very excited, playing it.Tha bad is that some AI built their castles very slowly or they had troubles with the surounding terrain.
Playability: 4, because of the trees and the slow AIs.
Balance: It's almost perfectly balanced.Everyone has enough recourses, except the trees :)
Creativity: I don't give explonations for "creativity" for skirmishes.Just good idea.
Map Design: Maybe some one will say: "There aren't enought details for 5".Excuse me, but this is the desert not SH1.However I think the design's great...For a desert map.
Story: 3.Sorry, but I think your story's quite small and there aren't any instructions.I give you 3, because you have story :D
Aditional comments:WOA!Great job.I really hate when the AIs don't build their castles on a skirmish.Thanks to you, you have playtested the map.This is suposted to do everyone, who submit skirmishes here.I know, skirmishes are for multiplayer, too, but if I choose to add AI in my multiplay¿I hope you'll make another great skirmishes, like this :)