“The successes of the First Crusade and the taking of Jerusalem brought relative stability to those who chose to remain in the Holy Land afterwards. However, this state of affairs would not last more than a decade. Settlers struggled to hold on to their early gains, and Edessa, the first Crusader State, established by Baldwin I, was almost lost. Calls for a second Great Crusade would result in an operation on an unprecedented scale. In the meantime, the shift of power away from the Christian settlers should be addressed. In the shadow of the ruins of al-Bira, the first of the new but short lived Crusader settlements, you will make your stand.”
Equilibrium is a relatively straightforward skirmish map for up to four players. The landscape has been designed specifically to slightly restrict the raw materials available to you, with two outcrops of iron and one outcrop of stone close to your castle. The other keeps have slightly more iron and stone, with a little more oasis grass for farms. Therefore, the map has been marked as ‘unbalanced’, or balance favours keeps 2, 3 and 4, albeit only moderately so.
The map was designed for use against the AI lords, and ideally three Arab lords against your own preference. The map has not been tested in an online multiplayer situation. I suspect that it may play reasonably well and I would be interested to hear if this is indeed the case.
The zip file contains a few more thoughts about the design of the map. Constructive reviews based on playing the scenario and acknowledging the Design Notes contained within are welcome.
As always, a spectacular map from Sulis. There are very few things in the world that are constant. One is that politicians will lie to you(random), and another is that Sulis will always create amazing Stronghold maps.
[Edited on 02/24/08 @ 05:07 AM]
Posted on 02/24/08 @ 05:35 PM
Very nice Sulis :D
Posted on 02/25/08 @ 04:40 PM
I like the style you have for making maps Sulis,I hope you will continue making maps :.)