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Middle-Earth

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Taladrielle
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - TS Standard Rules
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
There are two original wizards, don't be afraid, only to show all races, we actually don't know any from Harad for example. Wizards, heroes, magic are based on the book and movie. I put a little more attention to Sauron, yet all wizards are available for playing.
PS: sorry for language mistakes
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swolte
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Nice, I must admit that I was not expecting much, also because I haven't heard of the author before (or didn't remember...). One immediately raise a lot of expectations for LoTR maps, and its been a while since people have tried. So, I commend your courage!!!

A lot of work went into this map, and clearly its an interpretation. I like that you use that approach! :)
Rorschach once made this template true to the original Tolkien maps. Although its cool, I think it can limit playability:
http://aow2.heavengames.com/downloads/getfile.
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aow2.heavengames.com/downloads/showfile.php%3Ffileid%3D348%26ci%3Db3fb28c6cb35819740f7e0cdd5c302d7Pv4G/
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The map is huge and I am sure that there is lots to do! The mapmaking is relatively simple although there are some nice areas. I would recommend using the elevation tool a bit more, to start with. It might also be a good map to keep working on. The basic outline seems to be quite strong.

Perhaps you can add more heroes (and delete the AoW one). Put in quotes from Tolkien in multiple events! Perhaps have certain cities stand out more (either by city limits or skillful mapmaking techniques - Osgiliath is more powerful than Minas Tirith, for example).

Anyway, a great upload, again!!
:o

[Edited on 05/06/08 @ 09:18 PM]

rat_peddler
Rating
3.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Playability: 4
Too many roaming Doom Wolves at first that forced classic play which I don't like. Good fun finding all the treasures.

Balance: 5
Emperor AIs put up good struggle for a long time.

Creativity: 3
Nothing new or unique to my eye.

Map Design: 3
Good layout with pretty basic terrain.

Story/Instructions: 3
Not much which is average.

Additional Comments:
The sum was more then the parts though, map played nicely.

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Rating
3.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Statistics
Downloads:1,000
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Size:312.58 KB
Added:05/06/08
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