Nice, well-done map, with some good ideas. It isn't really wizards-off like TalonThorn's map or the Numenoreans in my Middle Earth map, since the wizard starts in a city with a Wizard's tower and wouldn't want to leave even if he could. But it is an interesting twist to have no cities on the surface and therefore no production to manage; and having only high-level units and no Level 1 units.
I think that it would be a great online multiplayer map due to its high playability, small size, and evenly balanced wizards. But, unlike your Desert Shadows map, it is much too easy for single player. There are few independents, and the AI can't deal with the unique situations of this map. (Even my seven-year-old thought it was too easy!) This isn't a criticism; your map information correctly labels it as multiplayer tournament map. And it is a very good one.
Posted on 10/20/05 @ 08:11 PM
Map Design: 4
Nicely designed map. If you enjoy non-standard maps this one is worth trying out, though you definately want to do it multiplayer. Works good for pbem.