this map excists a longer time than my other maps. i just was unsure to upload it jet because i spend much time in this (even small^^) map and i dont want to present something unfinished.
the idea behind the map is to give the "small" races a chance. because many people say: "they are so slow and they have so less hp". in this map all players have to deal with these disadvantages. i hope the wordplay in the title also works in englisch^^.
this brings me to another point. yes this map is in german and dont want to hear again "i would rated better if it would be in englisch". thanks^^
the story is set in the "vallay of the little" where four races (dwarves, frostlings, goblins, halflings) live in. they lived in peace but now everone will show his superiority and the smell of war is in the air.
i hope this time for more comments and/or ratings because i spent more time in this map than in any other so far. thanks beforehand^^
In terms of balance, the races to the top seem well done. A good example of balancing without having a map seem symmetrical. The underground Wizard, however, seems to disrupt the balance somehow as access to surface (and confrontation) is more likely to happen for some Wizards than others.
I am a bit concerned about the map only containing 8 heroes (already placed). This basically means that there is a low tolerance for mistakes when it comes to heroes. I am not sure if I would find it fun.
I must say that the mapmaking is truly superb. Up to the level of the greats! Every hex seems to be worked on with care. The transitions are a bit too abrupt for my taste at times, but there is so much that makes up for it!
As for story and atmosphere setting, for several reasons (some not to be mentioned... :p) not the maps strongest point.
In sum, I think a great work, Zelda! Are you thinking about trying something bigger?
Zeldafreak File Author
Posted on 06/18/08 @ 05:55 PM
thx for your nice comment, swolte^^
yes ,i really think of something bigger^^
but i need an inspiration first^^
Zeldafreak File Author
Posted on 06/29/08 @ 07:54 AM
basicly thx for rating, BUT
just because they are in german you do do not know if they were bad so...
i cant say to a englisch map: "oh no the story is in english so i rate 1 point"
...so then pls dont rate, istead of such stupid...
Posted on 06/30/08 @ 05:38 PM
I will not allow myself a vote for this map because I have not played it but after Magogs comment I was curious and need to take a fast look at it and I need to say:
"I am impressed!" With exclamation mark.
This samll map looks nice.
Good use of upatch 1.4 stuff and nice try to let the landscape look natural and let the different landscape terrains flow into each other. Not perfect but nice.
Zeldafreak has a nice potential as mapmaker.
This map was not made in two hours.
All looks good and he has thought about how to place harbours, statues and other stuff like the little ships for example.
I really like this and use it allways myself in my maps.
It realy looks like this is a nice and fast MP map and all nations are set to human start players.
Btw. Magogs hint that this map is in german has pushed me to download it. It should not be a negative point in voting but I can understand Magog even when I know that he is a very nice translator. Regards Magog my friend :-)
Zelda. You should not be sad about Magogs comment about the language. He made a very nice vote for this map when you count it all together. English speaking guys want english maps. I am at your side when it comes to the language "Thing" but I can understand the international comumnity as well.
Over all you got a ncie vote from him with some 5´s. I would not give a five here for all the 5´s he has given but I am not a good guy anyway and when it comes to voting you should read the HG voting system and how to vote for maps on the HG. If your read this you would not give a 5 very often.
And when it comes to Events you have 14 events here in your map. ;-) So the story can´t be very big ;-)
Some maps have "some" more events that tell the/a story. A map like this can have maybe 200 events without beeing brimfull I think.
"yes ,i really think of something bigger^^
but i need an inspiration first^^"
Good work Zeldafreak!
I liked your Sachen map too, even when I never played it. But this means nothing because I am allways to busy to play maps. If you like, take a look at this and if you want to try something bigger and need inspiration maybe in a team of mapmakers come to:
I am not able to post my full comment. I am not sure why but maybe I used to much words?
Ahh now it works so forget this comment!
[Edited on 06/30/08 @ 05:51 PM]
Zeldafreak File Author
Posted on 07/01/08 @ 02:25 PM
i thank you very much^^
i'll never expected 2 famous people making a nice comment to my map^^
my next map will be in english and if i have the time in german/english.
thanks for the link. i'll read arround a bit^^.
actually i found a little inspiration and started to work on my new map "fight alone" it will be medium sized this time and at least as detailed as this map. this time i try to make a better story(line).
again thx for the comment^^
ps: i'll adapt many things of your maps the_groll and give them my own note. (like the ships you mentioned) ^^