Welcome, Synyster. I suppose you are new to the site?
Well, here's an advice. Post your minimap.
Users normally want to know how the map looks before they download.
To post the minimap you must download the map PNGer. You will find it in http://stronghold.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php?fileid=67.
Follow the instructions there and update your submission. I'm sure you will have more downloads.
Lord Michael I
Battle Mage corp
Posted on 08/12/07 @ 06:36 AM
The northern Isles by Synyster.
Playing the map was kinda fun and the limitation of farms made it a bit tougher.It's a three because you only play it from 1066 to 1069 there is too little time and thats why the score was dragged down.
There were a lot of wolves and certanly prooved to be an irritation.Other than that there isn't anything else challenging and thats why I gave you a three.The events were also nice and troubled my expansion.
The map was nicely made for a first one.It looks very peaceful but the space is limmited in two directions and that affects badly on the castle if one is to build a castle.I saw there was a cave written ,turned into a shrine, but I didn't find the cave anywhere just some walls.Also you wrote that this was an eyecnady but I didn't see any either.
Map Design: 3
For a first map it was nice but there were some serious problems.The islands on the south coast all had river springs.And I found that a bit unnatural.I don't think it is impossible but if you were to make rivers from all the small island than make the a bit thinner.Some parts of the terrain were plain and they contradict with the overall mountainous terrain and stood out a bit fake.
Well there wasn't a big story or hints walktroughs they are optional but if you can't think of a story it's best to add them.
In the future spend more time on maps and give everything from you because maps made from boredom won't get you high scores.