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The Beautiful

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Map Size: 160x160 (Tiny)
Difficulty: Hard
In a remote part of Italy, there is a castle built on a high rock. It is so small and pleasing to the eye, that locals only call it The Beautiful. However, there are some dark clouds moving over the country. Enemy is approaching the borders. The war is inevitable. Your father seemed to be too tired for these harsh times. He passed away only a few days before the anticipated attack, leaving you, his youngest son, the smallest part of his large possession – The Beautiful. You moved to your new home with despair. Tired of life, your only wish was to die. But than, somehow, the place started to change you. Outside the city, where you lived your whole life, surrounded by a complete wilderness, where days move slower and quiter, you finally managed to find peace, love and honest friends… Now, when the enemy wishes to take it from you all…
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I had a go at this one as Defender. I got beat but I had fun. :)

Very nice how the enemy is sent on a long trudge round the map to get to the keep. You will be surprised how long your small defence force can hold out.

[Edited on 05/01/08 @ 11:35 AM]

IrishKern [Edited by ericgolf -Spam removed. Please keep your comments relevant to the map.]

[Edited on 05/02/08 @ 12:29 PM]

Daltour no offense, this map was terrible. As a mapmaker, test out bot defending and attacking to make sure its playable and not physically impossible.
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No offense, but I played on very hard and managed to win. I always test my maps. Maybe you forgot to use the oil from oil smelter more than once.

[Edited on 05/02/08 @ 02:39 PM]

IrishKern OK ericgolf, sorry for the spamming. Ill download this map and give it a try ;)
RhOdZi quite a challenge i failed to defend it 1st time then i tryed 2nd time and reused my oil smelter and one just one engineer can make that big diffrence i only just one bcasue my lord only just managed to kill 3 mace men then i won,thank god the lord attacks and has good armor :)

Good map but a big challenge
Map Design4.0
Playability: 3
I Played this on defender and an attacker, i had great fun as an defender, first time i failed to beat the map, then i used the pitches more wisely to swordmen and moved the archers to gate when it was the right time, after all i couldn't win the map becouse there where too many attackers to kill, but it was fun the castle was little but fun.. then on other hand i played as a attacker, difficulty was very hard: 0& troops lost and 25000points, perfect round.. it was really unbalanced and easy becouse of the design of the castle it is too hard as an defender but too easy as an attacker there was the problem.

Balance: 2.5
As i said the map is really unbalanced
Defender - too hard
Attacker - way TOO EASY
it could have been better with better playtesting alot better.

Creativity: 4
i think this map was kinda unique little castle looked great and the name was there right "The Beatiful" it was little and funny castle, it was fun to defend it even though it was too hard for me to win.

Map Design: 4
It was great after all, the cliffs, and forest area with swamp and the river, it just needed abit the finishing touches: more rocks, stones, bushes, grass, dirt... to look more realistic otherwise great job on the map outlook.

Story/Instructions: 3.5
There is nice short story in the map, it is good and not too long to read cuz i dont like to read too long stories becouse i dont like reading in general, the more short the better, and it was good.

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Keep up the good work and remember to visit the forums if u need help or wanna chat with other strongholders!

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