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LOTR Series PT1 - Last Alliance

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Easy
Made with version: 1.2
Its the year 3441, and the Allied forces have reached the black gate. Led by Elendil, King of Gondor and Gil-Galad, King of the Elves, the Allied forces have repulsed many of Saurons forces. Elendil's son and his men were killed by rocks and missiles thrown from the Black Gate.

Sauron's forces are spread everywhere, but very powerful.The elves have already take the western forest, blocking Sauron's escape.

This is the first of my LOTR series and the first mission is short and easy. It took me a long time to make this map so I hope you like it.
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Adam the First
Map Design3.0
Playability: 1.5
What to wasn't a great challenge, even on very hard. The only thing I had to do was charging the lord with my macemen, the enemies were just staying and did nothing. Sorry, but I can't award a better score here.

Balance: 2
As the playability, the balance was very bad too, it was like there were no enemies. This was the easiest mission I have ever played.

Creativity: 3
This map is a really good idea, but you should be more creative here. Try adding macemen, instead of swordsmen, and turn all enemies to aggressive stance, that would make them charge into your lines. Also add more crossbowmen to make the way to the lord harder.

Map Design: 3
It was quite good, but there were nothing that really catched my eyes, and I think trees never lived in Mordor. The forts were nice additions, but I think you should had to make the area of Mount Doom perfect, instead of adding all the places of Mordor into one map.

Story/Instructions: 1.5
There were no story, only few lines explaining the situation. Write your storys longer and put more detail into them.

Additional Comments:
This map is one of your better ones in design, but in playability one of the worst. In the maps the fun factor is the msot important, you can achieve a lot of things with the editor. You still don't playtest your maps, in the Forum's Map Room you can request playtesting, people at SHHeaven are very helpful, I would help you too, if you ask(in playtesting, scripting, design, etc.). ;)

And don't give up mapmaking. :)

[Edited on 05/15/11 @ 10:28 AM]

Adam the First Hmm.. I thought the battle between Sauron and the Last Alliance was in SA 3441. And as I know no one of the two sons of Elendil died in the battle...

File Author
Actually, Elendil's son was killed after a rock was thrown from the Black Gate and hit his head and destroyed his helm.

But you might be right about the date.
Thx for the comment.
File Author
I fixed the date to the original date.
File Author
Thnx that is actually very helpful, thanks for the advice and i will be sure to go to forums and i may one day need your help.
Lord Karpathea The son who was killed was Isildur's older brother Anarion. And 3441 was the year the 7-year siege of Barad-Dur ended, during which time Anarion was killed, not during the attack on the Black Gate.

Just saying. lol

Anyway, a rather interesting map, though I think I've seen it done somewhere before...the concept, I mean. Anyway, I'll give it a whirl and let you know what I think.

[Edited on 12/08/10 @ 12:20 PM]

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