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Kargoth Castle

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jhuntley
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
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This is my first attempt at designing a map. It took me abt 3 weeks to do it as I had to create and delete a bunch of times until I could get some of the stuff correct. I left a lot of area to be developed and plenty of resources. Pls give it a look and let me know what you think and if there is anything I could have done better. Most of all enjoy it.

ok IF this one finally gets posted it should be an update to my original that had some errors

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Alien Lord92 If this is your first map i'm shocked.
The Hitman Ok, I will... great castle design, very well shaped and sweet for the eyes... unfortunetelly the main problem remains... to solve it, try adding some things in the middle of the map... for example it's good to change the terrain and add small plants/shrubs... Also using smaller brush tool for placing the resources will be much better... Anyway I think it's fantastic for a first attempt and I'd give it a 3 minimum, unless you're not that well experienced... I think you'll make great maps in the future (my first map was a "nightmare" :D this one's awesome if we have to compare them) A little short, but my break doesn't lets me to give you more tips, I hope the others would help you too, if you've already read Mapmaking 101 ;) That's form me and keep it up, dude!

P.S. Try to write a story or something... It would explain the idea of the map through a better way and will dramatically increase your score.

[Edited on 03/13/08 @ 10:51 AM]

jhuntley
File Author
Thanks guys. I didnt add a lot oif detail etc into the middle and such as this was basically for a freebuild and i wanted people to have room to just go crazy. bu thanks for the kind words. I am trying to somewhat duplicate this in crusader but really pulling my hair out as the editor isnt as nice as stronholds though i do like the half walls ))
jhuntley
File Author
Ok Guys I went in to do some Alterations as per some of Hitman's suggestions and I noticed my keep had somehow gotten deleted. So I am making a couple adjustments and will repost an updated map with the keep and some alterations to the layout on Friday. Sorry abt being a noob and not triple checking my design before uploading it. though it is still nace and can always place a keep on it hehe, seriously I am fixing the problems and will reload redux tomorrow.

Jhuntley
The Hitman hey, you can add nature objects in the middle and I could still build there, cuz ya know you can place structures on shrubs and other short plants ;) don't blame yourself that you're a noob, no one has been born already learned... not for your satisfaction, just to notify I've been intermediate in SHC all my life and haven't never improved... besides the map rullz, I made a huge cool castle with the help of the walls... Also instead trying to do the same 'bout Crusader you could try making an whole new castle ;) Always use the maximum of your imagination and you might find something unique ;) the word's "creativity" it gets boring to use make one and same castles so, if you've noticed, there are editor's tricks in the utility section... the most popular and simple trick is with the 1000 rocks... It's explained how does it works somewhere in the utility programs and there are even ready maps with 1000 rocks on them, so you will spare some time :)
jhuntley
File Author
Thanks hitman I am finishing up the last little tidbits and then gonna upload the redux I think you will like it. I was trying to repeat in crusader not for any special purpose other than trying to repeat the design with the crusader editor and tools which I found out is a lot harder than it looks.

I have decided to continue the map I have started into like a series of maps to build an area. I dont know how it is going to go, but i am honing my mapmaking skills.
jhuntley
File Author
ok i made a mistake uploading my modified map and part 2 but last night got an email about it and reuploaded so they should be up soon.

in the mean time i see this one has been downloaded a few times anyone else have any comments other than the obvious that the castle is missing and could use a little brush etc to make the inside of the castle area more appealing?

Jhuntley
jhuntley
File Author
Ok guys tonight I updated the map after being told i can do it myself. The new fixed map is up and just waiting for them to put the next map in the series up

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Added:03/13/08
Updated:03/19/08