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Perfect defended castle by joakiem

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joakiem
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Easy
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This is the best defended castle I made so far. It has about ten walls before the keep and there are a lot of towers with crossbowers in it. Between the walls there are rivers. In this map you have almost 1000 crossbowers, and I think round 600 ground troups inclusing knights, macemen, arabian swordsman, pikemen, swordsman and I think 75 horse archers. There are 7 trebuchets, I think 100 fire ballistas and 10 mangonels, all of them have siege engineers so are ready to attack. There is only one way to the keep and that leads trough much of gates with very much troops. Outside the first walls there is a little castle with more than 100 crossbowers, 50 arabian swordsman, 50 knights and 50 horse archers. I've made that because when you begin an invasion, most times there are a few troops who keeps standing at the end of the map, and they won't attack, so if it happens you can attack them with the troops that are inside the little castle.
I've spend almost 10 hours to this map. It's one of my favourites, just because it's look. It's really cool and the chance that the king will be killed is what I think 1 on 1.000.000. I dare too say there is no chance, because most of the troops won't even make it too the first wall.

I hope you enjoy it, because i've spend much of time in it.
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Velerefontis
Rating
0.4
Breakdown
Playability2.0
Balance0.0
Creativity0.0
Map Design0.0
Story/Instructions0.0
Joakiem,this ain't really a playable map, I would rather place it in the eye-candy section. Besides, there is no point building anything, you already have a large castle and an enormous garrison. If you decide to bring up some invasions(F1 key), you will assist at a large scale massacre, there is no way that the enemy could possibly even come close to your outer defences! I wouldn't like to be in the place of the attackers... Another problem is that A.I. will not work properly, as the map design is far too complex. Credit must be given for your creativity, as this is a really massive map. It really takes it to the limit, I have to recon this!
Edster_Doomlord
Rating
0.4
Breakdown
Playability2.2
Balance0.0
Creativity0.0
Map Design0.0
Story/Instructions0.0
I’m sorry but I would have to agree with Velerefontis this map is unplayable and should be put in the Eye-Candy section. I downloaded it and tried to play it I spent over 30 mins trying to get an invasion to do anything, but failed. I can see why it took you ages to build, but it isn’t the sort of map that will appeal to other players, as there is nothing for us to do except watch as any invasion force gets crushed before it reaches the signposts. (Which Btw are too close to the castle and most of the invasion force is killed before it reaches this point)

Playability = 1
The map is unplayable, there is nothing for you to build or collect resources. Yes the castle is heavily defended, but its impractical, where would the garrison live?? Where is the food supply for the castle? All that is built is massive walls and nothing else. Using the F1 invasion function will keep even the keenest stronghold player occupied for an hour at the up most.

Balance = 1
There is no balance to the level. You say it took you ten hours to build the map and this can be seen in the walls and defences, but the attackers have no chance of breaching, (or reaching) the walls.

Creativity = 4
The castle is well designed defensively, but lacks all the things a castle needs to survive. There is no food production or weapons manufacture, it would have been better if these were incorporated into the defences so to make the castle more realistic.

Map Design = 3
The map design is ok, but a little more work could be made to make the castle realistic, or the terrain for that matter. Placing a castle where you have built it is impractical and would not be done in the real world. I know this is your best defended castle and I can be seen that you have put a lot of time into making the castle. But it won’t appeal to others as there is nothing to be done on it. There is nothing new with the terrain used and it is all simple.

Story/Instructions = 2
The normal instructions are supplied with the scenario, but it should be noted that the castle is for demonstration purposes only. It shows you what can be accomplished by using the editor. But it also shows where the AI of the game is lacking as the invading forces walk to the signpost and get decimated.

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