It doesn't particularly look natural. Look at the best maps here (try searching Sulis and Warlord_designs) and try to implement elements of their designs into your maps. A bland map won't get downloaded. There are several tutorials on how to improve maps.
Posted on 03/12/08 @ 12:01 PM
To me it looks like you have used someone else's map, down-sized it to 160x160 and made it big again...thus resulting in a large plain area with a detailed square in the middle and maybe a few of your own details added on...
It's much more rewarding to make your own full maps. Start off simple and take a look through some of the many design tutorials here and try to apply some nice features to your map:)
Posted on 03/12/08 @ 04:52 PM
try making your own maps, and a story too at least
Posted on 03/13/08 @ 10:42 AM
huh, I play such unfinished maps in the editor... Don't even save them ;/ However the bad is we can't see any improvement in your upcoming maps :(
Posted on 03/14/08 @ 10:11 AM
funny thing is he hasn't responded positively or negatively to anything that has been said about his maps.... he also put his siege map in the invasions...
Try to be original when making a name for the map.
[Edited on 03/14/08 @ 10:16 AM]
Posted on 03/15/08 @ 11:58 AM
yeah, that's strange... submits maps, but doesn't reads their comments :D hopeless, huh?
Posted on 04/09/08 @ 10:26 AM
How do you make a Siege Map in Crusader. I already knew it was possible but I do not know how to make sieges. I would also like to know how I can start to play this map because it doesn't show up when I press the PLAY MAP button in the custom scenario screen.
Posted on 04/10/08 @ 06:01 AM
This map is not playable at all. What you did is made copied a Stronghold 1 map into Crusader and made the size bigger. Then you added some little details. But the thing you should do is submit a map that everyone CAN play in Crusader. Simply because no one can launch this map, or play this map. It doesn't appear in the PLAY section of the Custom Scenarios. Make an invasion your following map.
Since this map is not playable there is no balance at all.
Correct me if I am wrong, but it looks like you have putted someone elses map into Crusader and made the size bigger. This is somewhat a waste of time. Just make your own maps. Also try to give some personal touches to the map.
Map Design: 2
When I open up the edtior the map breaths little atmosphere in the centre where the castle is. Still some ugly points stand out. Most of the map is plain. Try using different kind of ground types. Map design isn't something you can put up in 1 hour. It takes days, sometimes weeks. Try to use some eyecandy next time you design a castle.
You didn't have any story at all, only the scentence that this was a Siege map. Try making your own story next time. This shows the effort in the map.
Although this is a Siege map, it cannot be played, and the map design is mostly lacking. By using a map already used, the creativity very low. Just take these tips: Make an invasion next time, and work long on your balance, map design and story. This takes a lot of time but it is defenitely worth it when it finally works. Hope this helps you out.