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Europe in Flames

Author File Description
Low_K
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - Unofficial Patch 1.4
Map Size: XL
Levels: 2
Single Player?: Yes
Co-Op vs. AI?: Yes
PBEM/Hotseat?: Yes
Multiplayer Online?: Yes
# of Wizards: 8
# of players: 8
Skill Level: Any (depends on AI difficulty setting)
Password Protected: No
Well this is my first attempt to post a file on this site, made various scenarios in the past.

This scenario is about the war in europe, all major powers can be played although playing Germany might be a gruesome task.

The scenario has been play-tested, and features include:

-All heroes are custom made
-Various events are added (taxes, discoveries, etc.)
-Careful reconstruction of Europe (map is from Uk to into Russia, horizontal, Denmark to into North Africa, vertical)

Please give feedback on what you think should be changed, like I said, I play-tested the map various times bith single player and multiplayer (2 players), but to be honestly, not with all races (only Elves, Dark Elves, Dwarves, Goblins, Orcs and Humans).

Hope you like the map and look forward to your feedback.
AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Ecthelion_21 I have downloaded the map, but when I try to open it in Windows Explorer it sais map damaged.
It could be because downloading things doesn't go smoothly for me, but does anyone else have this problem too?
Low_K
File Author
That's strange, I will await other comments from people who might have problems with it.
If that is so, I will try and fix it.

Regards,

Low
Rune Brun I tested it now, works perfectly. Seems like a very nice map with great graphics. I just started playing, but if it also is well balanced then I will give it a high grade.
(I liked the part with the advisor in the beginning :)

Thank you all who makes great maps like this.
Low_K
File Author
Thank you for your kind reply. Yes it is rather balanced, except the Germans, couldn't get that one right. Still, it was originally made for 8 human players, that's why the Ancient Dragon Event for instance triggers with all players.

Glad you liked the advisor, you'll be seeing him more, count on it!

Hope you enjoy it,

Regards,

Low
Tendril
Rating
3.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
Plays well.

Balance: 4
seems well balanced enough

Creativity: 3

Map Design: 3

Lower score here and creativity due to unimaginative ground. Most areas were flat and just plain grass or whatever. A few details would have been nice.

Story/Instructions: 4
Some nice events and story. I liked the tax events, good idea.

Additional Comments:

With a little more detail this could be a much more enjoyable map. I can see alot has already gone into it, but an XL map does take a long time. It just feels a bit incomplete at the moment, but overall a good map.
Also, I played as the elves. When I took paris along with the correct message, I got the elves defeated message.

[Edited on 07/01/06 @ 12:27 PM]

Low_K
File Author
Thank you for your constructive criticism, really appreciate it.

You are right in pointing out that some of the map is a bit scarsely "populated". My new map, where I am working on now, will house a lot more details.

Most of the time while working on this one, I was writing the events, then testing them, then re-writing them, etc. (re-wrote the Ancient Dragon event three times!). Fixed a lot of bugs, but you are again right to point out that the "conquer event" is a bit buggy, must have slipped my attention.

To avoid this to get a long rant, I will take your advice with me in my new map and still am curious to hear if others also have thoughts of how to improve it.

So thank you again for your grades.

Regards,

Low
donarudo
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 5
Excellent and interesting selection of forces and laeders.

Balance: 5
Any side can win!

Creativity: 4
Well it is Europe, but what a difference!

Map Design: 4
Europe. Good review of geography.

Story/Instructions: 4
Familiarity with European history not an obstacle.

Additional Comments: Well done.
Low_K
File Author
Thank you for your review, glad you liked it. I am currently designing another XL map (I believe there are too few!) and will take all comments with me in this one.

Thanks again,

Regards,

Low
Alex Mars From an editor inspection:

The map looks very unfinished, it has no terrain detail at all other than some trees and the terrain itself is as flat as a pool table. It needs some contouring and things like bushes, grass, etc.

Nice use of misc. buildings and such from the 1.4 patch.
Amphibian_boy
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 5
(I really wanted a European Continent Map and you made it, thanks!)

Balance: 4
(Seems to me that Spain is overpowered somehow..it conquered Italy France and it is becoming unstoppable)

Creativity: 4
(Insert Creativity analysis here)

Map Design: 4
(Underground could have been better)

Story/Instructions: 4
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Additional Comments:

really neat, very enjoyable.

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Rating
4.1
Breakdown
Playability4.7
Balance4.3
Creativity3.7
Map Design3.7
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
Downloads:2,274
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Size:1.21 MB
Added:06/29/06