I am 15 and this is my first map. It is based off the real Liverpool castle. The castle itself is almost identical but I am not sure about the terrain. Feel free to offer any advice (critical reviews welcomed).
Sorry that there is no minimap but the minimap program that StrongholdHeaven offers doesn't seem to work on macs. Does anybody know where I can find one that does?
Cheers all and enjoy slaughtering the peasants.
It is suggested that you play the map on Very Hard and defending. That is what it was developed for. If its too hard (oh, poor baby) then try it on another level (duh).
I had a good go at making this castle, i'm curious to see how you built (dug?) the dry moat. Expect a rating within the week. But, in future try to add a minimap.
[Edited on 10/23/07 @ 09:04 AM]
Posted on 10/23/07 @ 09:18 AM
I played it quicker than expected. Heres the review.
This map is way too hard on anything above normal. and on anything below hard its too easy. on very hard, and hard, i deemed it impossible with the excess amount of crossbowmen and pike men. Fire was useful, but very limited. there was a lack of pitch, with only 3-4 patches of it, and didn't come in useful. despite this, i found it very exciting and interesting, to find a way to win with the least possible troops. a Genourus 3.5.
Did you play test this map before hand? There is a whole other army waiting to rip you to shreds. I recommend toning down the difficulty for better game play. A low 2.5
A historical map. An Average 3.
Map Design: 2
Poor Quality. I saw traces of equalizer, but the marsh seemed rushed. The whole map felt like it was made in an hour. I did expect a dry moat, and for most of the map to be on mid height at least. the design was similar, but in no way exact. A low 2.
There was something there, but nothing interesting. A low 1.5
Try and make better use of the single tile brush. Using this will make a better marshy look. Use 1 tile for almost everything. for equalizing, use the next brush up. yes, it takes much much longer to do anything, but in the end it will be worth it. Keep working on your map making, this is quite god for a first timer.
BloodyAnnoying File Author
Posted on 10/23/07 @ 05:28 PM
I can't add a minimap. I don't think the software SH provides works on my mac. Does anyone know one that does?
I JUST GOT A MINIMAP!!!
Unfortunately I had to take a photo with a digital camera and then fiddle around with the image size. So it was certainly not easy.
Also the map is updated so the first 12 downloaders can get the update. It now has:
- less annoying trees
- and a lord (who was missing in the previous version)
P.S PLEASE review. If I can get some analysis of my map and how to improve then this will not be the last submission from me.
[Edited on 10/23/07 @ 07:39 PM]
Posted on 10/23/07 @ 07:53 PM
The mini map looks extremely good for a first map, I believe youve done some other map making on other games?