Though I do not have the opportunity to play MP, I think this map would be great for some rainy LAN weekend. It was quite enjoyable as a SP map in testing. Too long for PBEM.
Basically, the gist is to defeat the Undead and then defeat each other. There is a story line to this map and for those who like to go exploring, the signs and folks you meet along the way will probably give you some indication as to what you should go looking for. All starting heroes are customized, as are most of the items they carry and discover. There are no teleporters on this map, and only one hasteberry tree which is of no consecuence to gameplay.
This one I enjoyed another excellent game although I did find a bug where corruption messages and dark angels kept appearing after walker had been killed. Only way I could fight them was on automatic the game hung otherwise. There is plenty to do here and a completely novel story and reasonably difficult as elves on emperor. Getting some transportation is a good idea!
Great map. The undead give a good challenge to the player. I am soon going to try and play this map again with my friend on Hotseat. I am sure it will be even more fun then.
The story is nice, balance is good. The terrain is bit flat and boring at some parts, but still looks good enough at most parts. I hope the map maker makes more maps like this.
King David File Author
Posted on 05/08/03 @ 12:41 PM
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I had lots of fun playing this scenario in a pbem game over a few months, it took us 32 days before we managed to send the enemy wizard into the void. I would consider this a map best suited for beginners or medium skilled pbem players. The opposition is, in units, quite impressive, but they are all set in 'guard' or 'area guard' mode. This makes it quite easy for an experienced player to fool around with the AI and overcome impossible odds (I think my main hero killed 8 reapers during the last turn). I think the scenario would be (even) more fun if the opposition could be made a little more dynamic.
Since it is 6 human players against one AI it can't actually get balanced. The AI is not strong enough to challenge several sides at once so it will only go after some. I don't mind this though, unbalance can be fun too.
The scenario has very creative and original storyline.
Map Design: 3
The design is ok but there are some areas that could have been done a lot better. There is a big maze in the underground where I would never consider going unless I were merely out to explore in SP.
The start-up units, initial heroes and items are unique for each player which makes things a lot of fun. One quest is given around day 5. Most turns will however be without fighting or exploring. Ok if you play SP but somewhat dull in a pbem game.
If you just want to have some fun and don't really care if things aren't completely fair as long as you can role play then this is your map!