This is a huge map with 8 playable races, all of which have any where from 2-4 starting locations. The AI will often choose different starting locations - making for great replayability. This map has been used for both Single Player and Multiplayer.
I made maps for AoW like Return of the Dread Lord and Coming of the Dread Lord etc.
Fun map! I also love maps like this and wish there were more like them.
Posted on 07/03/10 @ 12:02 PM
Very basic play. Build an empire, attack the others.
Fine all over I guess
Nothing to write home about
Map Design: 3
No special terrain, no area guards, no custom wizards, no custom items or heroes.
No events, no leaders, nothing in game.
I'm sorry, but this is not a great map. Decent perhaps, but all 5's - no.
Change to 1.4 patch, add a bunch of special sites and tombs and custom stuff and it would be ok / better. It is a simple case of building the biggest army first. It doesnt need to be overdone - like some of mine perhaps - but it needs more of everything - even just to make the terrain look prettier and give more defined pointers to go along. The start point is the only thing that is a good thing, but all that means is that you send one troop through each and start in many different points. You may as well have just given a city in each of those points.
Please dont be discouraged here, just look through some of the other maps rated above 4.5 and see what they have. It doesnt have to have an in depth story, or a thousand events, but you have to bring the player into the map and give challenges every turn for at least the first 15 days. After that it becomes player on player action that no one can duplicate or fake!! :)