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The Sea Fortress

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Impossible
Made with version: 1.1
First Map I decided to post.....Rate it! sorry because its not very balanced but hope y guys like it....

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Adam the First
Map Design2.5
Playability: 2
As the author suggested, I played the map on very hard, and I have to say this scenario's gameplay was really under avarage. The only thing I had to do was lighting the pitches and watch the enemies burn to hell, I also had to let them break through do wall to make the knights attack, then in the city I'Ve used the tons of pitch ditches I had and burnt all enemies entering the castle. I saw the Victory screen in 1068. Though as I saw there were more invasions to come, but wwhat you should know about sieges, the win screean automatically pops up if there are no enemies on the map. After I won I looked at the scripting and saw that there were only some tiny invasions after the great ones I've fended off in the beginning.

Balance: 1
This map was far from impossible.. I won for the first tiem on very hard with 0% troops losses. Everything was to the player's advantage, the castle was very well fortified with pitch, traps, oil boilers, archers and xbowmen, and it was impossible for the enemy armies to take it, so yes the map was impossible...for the enemies, for me it was one of the easiest ones I have ever played.

Creativity: 2.5
It's hard to rate creativity in sieges, as all sieges are about sieges lol... what else? There were invasions, which are good and makes the sieges more interesting, the castle also showed some creativity, but it looked really irrealistic. Mostly I judge here the creativity by the story and the usage of the editor, which are enough to bring down 2.5 from the score, as there were no story and the map was just too plain.

Map Design: 2.5:
According to creativity, the map didn't look so good. The castle looked irrealistic and was very easy to defend. The surrounding area was jsut too plain, only some trees were added, and some mountains around the castle, though I'Ve seen much worse first map, so it is one of the better ones. Just take your time, practice, and before you realise, you will make much better maps. :)

Story/Instructions: 1
No story, and not even any instructions, only a line in the description page. But, if you manage to add a story, I will happily change the score. :)

[Edited on 04/22/11 @ 06:15 AM]

Thorgaaz Maybe he wanted you to attack and not to defend the castle. I think I´ll give him a shot. I post my suggestion after i played it.
Map Design2.0
Playability: 2
(Map is playable but had some bugs. First, the Army of the pig doesn´t attack you if you´re attacking. They yust doing nothing and doesn´t count as opponents. (By the way, it were be way less playable without this bug)maybe you even want this to make a better balancing. (They work good if you defend)
Second: You cant build up anything even with 10000 gold. Maybe it´s because of my 1.2 version, maybe because of the unit limit.)

Balance: 1.5
(Attacking is very hard defending very easy. If you´ve told us that this castle is only for attacking, I had raised this at least to 2. (because it should be possible to make attack or defence only maps too. And the difficulty you told us wasn´t really wrong if you attack ) But yust with it is unbalanced it´ll stay at 1.5. You should tell the people on which side they should fight) by the way, defending is easy, even on very hard, but i had fun.

Creativity: 2.5
(Creativity is hard to rate every time i think. You made your own castle on your own landscape. I liked the shields on the walls or towers. But besides that it is only a big Castle with 3 walls and a lot of fire. )

Map Design: 2.5
(Castle itself yust looks ok. But here too it is an very easy design. The cliffs are really an little unnatural (most likely on the land side). But all in all you used some tools and made some better looking parts like placing trees, rocks in the sea and so on.)

Story/Instructions: 1.5
(In short there is no story. And the instruction play on very hard to reach an impossible siege is an little poor.)

Additional Comments:
I beat that castle attacking on easy. After i used the unit manager. I had a chance on very hard too, but the enemys war machine destroyed their own stairs, so i couldn´t go up and lost.
If you try with the original army on very hard, i think you really can call this mission impossible or at least very hard(If you attack). But the main reason is that you cant build up war machines (bug or lack of build masters). All in all nice first try.

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