If the map is too easy on normal then play it on hard, but i think its well balanced. This is the 2nd map of the campain.
1st Mission: After defeating and having the first blow against the Rat, you have proven your loyalty. We have sent a Knight to control that estate and harvest what iron there is, we have more important plans for you.
2nd Mission: We have had trouble trying to harvest the stone we need on the hillside of the Pig's land. We are sending you in to deal with the situation because we need every General we have in the next mission. The Pig is truly a great opponent buy since he is not at this outpost everything should go as planned. We will debrief you on your way to the settlement.
What a great looking river you have shaped. Will have a walk there and study it.
Posted on 10/21/08 @ 07:27 PM
No! Don't release it yet!
I haven't beat the first one ;).
Seriously, its not a complex scenario, but it is really fun. I'm trying to beat the first on hard because Fintrollx said Normal was easy.
I will download and might review this.
Knight of Russia
Posted on 10/21/08 @ 07:43 PM
whoa. that's some nice lookin river...downloading now
Posted on 10/22/08 @ 02:44 AM
Mag-ni-fi-cent. You did a quantum leap in gameplay: big invasions and big action afterwards. Kind of Custer's last stand and D-Day in one mission. Also you're in astonishingly good command of many levels of game tools. A copied map, decisive restrictions, useful trading (weapons for the second part), etc. And you did fresh landscaping (vivid river, funny elevation terraces besides the red keep).
While Dumptrailer2 will surely like the mission and may be about to review ;), I wanna offer some thoughts for your further improvement.
Did you playtest the map on normal? The last invasion I could not survive unless I walled in my keep leaving the village to the raid of the enemy (for their doom). Is this the reason why you put granary and armoury - core buildings - inside a stone wall?
Regaring landscape I'd ask you to try a)-c) variations, nuances, and naturality.
a) So many rocks of the same type along the river I could not find convincing.
b) The plateaus and minimum height plains appear quite raw, the levels of elevations set out sharply.
c) Is a river's mouth narrower than it's course before? Do hills necessarily look like portions of dessert?
At last a screenshot, all against one = fun.