Hello! :D this is my first map ever and it's a 6 player map
It's basically where Saladin and Frederick got involved in a war. Frederick was defeated, held a prisoner and then executed by Saladin. But not long after that, Saladin died from the poisonous food Frederick gave and he also had planned this long before he was executed.
Now it's your turn to contribute into the battlefield, choose your side, avenge and put this war to an end.
Hey, nice map you made! One wouldn't say this is your first map - if you keep up, I am sure we're going to see some really good maps!
By the way, the only possible issue with this map is that you placed cherry palms on dry land - after a while they will disappear from there, they won't spread. You can put olive trees on dry land, and the three kinds of palm trees you can put on green land. That way they don't disappear by themselves, and they would spread as well.
To sum it up - I really like how you made the map, I like the story - how you made it a little bit different that how it really was, and I like your map design. It could be interesting in multiplayer as well I guess.
ShinCyber File Author
Posted on 12/09/14 @ 07:18 AM
Well, to be honest it is really my first map though :D glad you liked it and I'll make sure not to make the same mistake again
[Edited on 12/09/14 @ 07:19 AM]
Posted on 12/13/14 @ 12:28 PM
It looks quite good for your first map.
A few suggestion :
-try to used different kind of trees on the oasis, it will gave a natural feel
-try to add more vegetation near the water, and reduce the amount of vegetation in the further from the water area
-if you wanted to put a fords, don't let the fords touch the land, it will makes the land looks ugly. Try to place it 1 tile further than the land
-more cacti won't hurt especially in the mining area
-rocks are good but you should place them carefully and not to close from the keep area so it wont disturb the ai
-i believe that the area near the water should have the thicker grass(oasis grass). Mixed it with thick scrubs when it gets further
Overall its a good map for your first time :). If you wanted some more tips, try checking map making 101 article in here. Looking forward for more of your work in the future
Posted on 12/13/14 @ 11:20 PM
This, I like. A nice straightforward skirmish map. There is room for improvement, but for your first submission this is quite good. In terms of gameplay, it's quite nice. Have played it a few times already...the improvement for me is purely the visual. There is some attention that could be spared to the terrain, particularly by the water. A bit more a mix with the oasis and shrub grass would give it a more realistic feel. Other than that, just minor things. You've got a good start here, and I look forward to your future work. Keep designing!
Posted on 12/14/14 @ 01:07 PM
Oh and also, i just notice one thing. Be carefull in putting rocks and cacti in an iron or stone area because sometimes the ai will see those cacti or shrubs as an obstacle thus they won't and can't build an iron mine or stone quarry