This map is so bad that it is not even worth reading this review.
No playability. You need wood to build things in Stronghold, but in this scenario you have no wood at all so you can build only one woodcutters hut and even that wont help you, because the "forest" is so far away that before the poor woodcuter can bring in some wood for other buildings, the invasion will crush you.
I managed to create some 10+ archers and some pikemen, but they were killed by the first HUGE invasion. They had no chance. I put the engineer men on the towers (to operate the mangonel and ballista), but nothing changed anyway.
Well... Why did I gave you 2 points? I dont know really. Maybe because you put some events and the gates were designed... good?
Map Design: 1
Too bad I cant give you 0,5 points. This map could win the "most unrealistic looking like map of the year" prize. I know that you can use the "hill tool" or the "raise land tool", but obviously you didnt bother to do ANY map design here. For someone else reading this - there is a round pool of march, round hill of stones and ore, round place that you could call forest. The deer is running tear about like an astronauts on the moon... What else to say? There is a blind castle with lots of towers, a cathedral with church and chapel right next to each other etc... Maps like this shouldnt be allowed to be posted.
You should really try harder before you post a map like this. I believe that it is so lame just because you didnt want to spend the time working on it. Not because it is your first map.
Posted on 02/23/08 @ 05:38 PM
I agree completely with DefendHer. This map Is the worst map I have ever played, and believe me, Ive played 'em all! It is absolutely crap. Normally with my comments I try to be tactfull, but this map has put me beyond that. If I could givew Zeros, I would.
This map is unplayable. You start with NO resources. The forest is so far away that by the time you get a load of wood, you are wiped away by a massive invasion.
To add to this, you placed the EXCUSE for a marsh right behind the forest, so when the woodcutter FINALLY gathers 12 planks, he has to walk through a huge marsh, making the Painfull wait even longer. I musterd 2 bows and 2 spears before the invasion of 100's af archers arrived.
The opposite of balance. EXTREMELY poorly scripted, the occasional "Your apple orchards are barren my lord" or, "Our hop plants are overrun with hop weevil"
The most basic of basicness, nothing new here
Map Design: 2
Absolutely horrendous. The worst I have ever seen. The only reason I gave it a 2 was because the keep looked like it took you over 2 minutes to make.
The "forest" is made up of every type of tree you can get, all squashed into one circle.
The hard resources (stone and iron) is just a hill surrounded by boulders and topped by iron.
the "marsh" was a cirsle of marsh with a blob of oil in the middle.
the moat was the funniest thing I have ever seen. I do not know what you tried to accomplish by doing what you did.
Whats more, no minimap, but although you are new, I do not criticise you for that. We all start at that stage.
A brief heading, so I cannot give it minimum.
Keep trying, you are a begginer, and you tried your best. Try reading the map making tutorials.