Posted on 06/15/07 @ 12:34 AM
I remember when I first made my way between the vast and conquering peaks of ice-cruel, unyielding. I was young then, innocent. But innocence never lasts, not in this cruel world. I knew not of sorrow, nor pain but that of grazed knees or scraped elbows. Nestled amongst the hay bundles and pelts that crowded my fathers old cart-rickety, aged. Too young was I to remember as the life slipped away from my mother’s warm face, like the sun melting behind the hills into shadows-unheard, unseen.
War’s bitter tears of hardy salt had not parched my mouth. I knew not of it but that it had driven us from our home, like starved wolves stalking a flock-relentless in its resolve…
It was on a bitter winter’s morn that we left behind our thatched roofed home in which we had sheltered, the sun still cowering in the shadows. The frost clung to the ground like a newborn to its mother’s breast, and the air struck at you like a cold dagger in ones soul. Not a whisper was heard as we made our way down through a craggy ravine, earth spilling under the weight of the loathsome cart-aged stones echoing down into the abyss. Nestled amongst the pelts and straw I felt myself drift away…
I awoke to the sound of ravenous birds overhead. Others perched themselves amongst bent tree limbs-their eyes a piercing green. But soon their deathly calls became less common until only the occasional cry could be heard. As we made our way down a slight gully, we turned to follow a stream-frozen underfoot. Descending like water over cliff, we made our way down though a narrow in the mount-it was then for the first time that the great valley was upon me…
See Zipfile for the rest of the story.
- 3 invisible sign posts.
- Snow terrain.
- Invisible mountain paths.
- Stone mines: 3
- Iron mines: 4
- Abundant trees.
We hope you enjoy the map.
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Hey WL_D. When did you submit your last map?
Posted on 06/16/07 @ 12:38 AM
How did you make invisible signposts?
That would have been 'Reign of Fire: The Prophecy'
Posted on 06/16/07 @ 05:58 AM
Category: Stronghold: Invasion 07/18/06
Quite a while between releases.
To create invisible sign posts you simply use the magic eraser.
we realy need more maps like this!
Posted on 06/16/07 @ 10:40 AM
This map by WL_D is extremely excellent, a must download by all players of freebuild maps.
Posted on 06/16/07 @ 11:27 AM
You have perfect resources and the landscape is truly stunning!
I built a massive stronghold and then sieged it to death (as I always do on freebuild maps). The AI were pretty good, but they neglected building siege weapons on most of their attacks.
Truely spectacular! Your mountains give the impression of being huge, which is quite an achievment in the Stronghold editor.
Posted on 06/16/07 @ 01:50 PM
Everything about this map is perfect, I spend 10-20 minutes just exploring every nook, cranny, gorge and mountian on this map. I can't wait to build a huge castle and settlement.
Posted on 06/17/07 @ 05:09 AM
Glad you all like it. We also just realised we forgot to change the troop restrictions, feel free to alter this if you wish.
Wow..........THIS was the breath of fresh air I've been waiting for. I'm glad to see that not all the greats have left this site.
Posted on 06/21/07 @ 11:26 PM
Oh yes, I noticed that myself, the troop restrictions I mean. They didn't bother me much though. In freebuild I much prefer archers over crossbowmen and swordsmen or pikemen over macemen.
Posted on 06/22/07 @ 12:58 PM
Posted on 06/27/07 @ 01:04 PM
I think the playability and balance categories on freebuilds should be removed lol... ridiculous. Though, it was kinda fun with the soldiers around the campfire.
What to say...
Alot of creativity is seen in the map design, and terraining! Need I say more?
Map Design: 5
Stunning as usual. In fact, this might be your best terrained map yet. The snow, and the mountains gives such a powerful feeling. It looks incredibly realistic.
Unlike most freebuilds, this is one accompanied by a story at the level of those that comes with most invasion maps, and really good one too!
Probably a wierd comparison lol, but it's a really good story as usual. Exactly what you expect from the WD team!
I hope you two don't mind such a short review, but I never review freebuild maps with such long ones. Actually... I don't remember ever reviewing a freebuild map. =o
I gave a straight 5, because freebuild maps are all about terraining and such, and this map has too be the best one in SH when it comes to that. Honestly.
[Edited on 06/27/07 @ 07:16 PM]
lol not at all i can gladly accept this short review ;)
Posted on 06/28/07 @ 01:51 AM
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