Hello!Well this map is one of the better maps that i have ever played and realy like your ideas of making a little invasion.Now lets start with my review.
I had lot of fun while playing it and i like especialy when i have to make my own keep soo this map was realy good,but it was little bit too easy but its ok.The invasions were little bit weak cuz i made moat around my castle and they had no chace to get to the lord.The funny part was the arabian slaves who made a lot of damage while making fires.I was little bit angry at the 1 and 2 atack and after i placed some troops so.. thats great:D
Balance: 3.5 The balance was not accurate cuz the map was realy easy to beat and the stone quarrys were little bit too cole to the keep.The invasions were good but the only thing that bad was were ability to make dig moat around castle.
I like when i can make my own keep and that was great by this map.But it was too near to the stone quarrys which has given my a huge advantage to make money while selling stones.
Map Design: 4.5
I like your map realy much,especialy the hills and the nature whos looking so real.I like the idea of making little sand hills around the castle,but the only thing was that i gived a 4.5 is that u didnt work around the ground details around the map soo.. take more time and make some more details.
The story was ... little bit too short but i understand it that it is boring to write a story and it is ok...And im sorry that i cant give more than 3.
I realy like your ideas of making scenarios and it was realy good and i had lot of fun.Just keep on making maps.
kruho File Author
Posted on 07/02/08 @ 01:52 AM
Thank you for the review, next time I will follow your tips and make a better one and a little harder. That was my second map on crusader and first invasion.
Posted on 07/05/08 @ 06:54 PM
Suggestion:How about u make a few raids here and there?(Small invasions, consiting of at least 20 units)Before the proper and inbetween the invasions.
Posted on 07/29/08 @ 08:10 PM
Sorry, I would like to contradict the praise of the reviewer. In my overall impression the map is made up of several parts with no real relation to each other. Because most part of the landscape remains simply flat and unmodelled as to elevation nuances. Here should be more "movement" going through the scenery.
The shaping of the hills - slopes, gorges, rocky elements - is really great. Iron is nicely built into rocks. Such an area does not allow many trees, and this is consequently taken into account.
With Arabian slaves destroying farms and woodcutter huts there might have arisen a strong challenge. (I sent out only four woodcutters to maintain the stock of trees!)
But two circumstances made the setting rather boring. So many stones for quarries (for to buy everything) and the ability to wall in even the last blade of grass. Compare the Crusader historical scenario of Tripoli where only one oasis can be protected by walls and the stones are next to a signpost. Pity that no skilful managing is needed in this Rocky Desert.