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Blutmond

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Nephrati
File Details
Ruleset: AoW: SM - Unofficial Patch 1.4
Map Size: M
Levels: 2
Single Player?: Yes
Co-Op vs. AI?: Yes
PBEM/Hotseat?: Yes
Multiplayer Online?: Yes
# of Wizards: 6
# of players: 4
Skill Level: Expert
Password Protected: No
This map is designed for single player game. But you can play in co-op game as well, invite up to three friends and try... Please activate "Allied Victory" for both modi!
You will quickly find out that resources are limited (gold, mana, city growth etc.), as "Blutmond" was made for expert players. One of the most important things you need to know: You cannot build neither shrines nor sanctuarys, so you are not able to produce highest level units. Nethertheless there are enough healing sites and nice units you can get. If you like, check out map settings for more information.
You should generally play without trading gold, mana and spells, since this intervenes too much in game equilibrium. Please do not use "Call Hero" as well.
CPU is supported by triggers, so it will need some time to do all movements and fights within the first turns.
Prepare for lots of fights with Lofar and Nyrociel, as both are very powerful! Manual battles are strongly recommended, you will fail otherwise...

Enjoy the map and have fun!
-Nephrati

PS: As I am very busy at the moment, I will add a small background story and some of the desciptions (wizards & starting heros) later on (_some_ still missing). I decided to upload this file now, so you can play around x-mas :-). I hope you will like my second map.

For feedback or any questions feel free to contact me at: marcweichert@gmx.de

Have a nice christmas and enjoy the free time, if you have any!
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Watschenbaum
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4
No bugs but:

1) (Nomads) A quest I couldn't finish: "Destroy the Undead band but you must reach their territory to succeed". I destroyed the marked stack plus entered black territory but nothing happened.
2) (Dwarfs) unreachable territory east of the capital. Would have required flying cave diggers.

Balance: 5
All four races were difficult to play in the beginning. After round 50 or so they were strong enough to expand into hostile homelands.

Creativity: 4
Unconventional landscape with many different and well-defended structures and objects. Quests were standard not very inventive, however.

Map Design: 5
Unconventional landscape with many different and well-defended structures and objects.

Story/Instructions: 5
I am happy that there was no story at all. I hate role-playing type scenarios like "Go here, go there, do this, do that, read all signs, sorry you didn't understand my hints, reload again and try better ...". The good thing about AoW is the freedom to decide where you want to move when and for whatever reason. This map keeps up this freedom without trying to force you to follow the map author's will (follow the so called "story").

Additional Comments:
I enjoyed all four races doing a challenging start. After round 50 or so, the good alliance started to overwhelm the CPU players so I discontinued the game at this point.

[Edited on 01/11/12 @ 02:32 PM]

tumult
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
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Balance: 5
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Creativity: 5
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Map Design: 5
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Story/Instructions: 5
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Additional Comments:
I like siege and I like to scavenge. In this map you get both and in a challenging package, both in terms of angry beasts coming at your fortresses and in terms of multiple pathways you need to be aware of since the two layers - surface and underground - are littered with holes, through which evil can sneak up on you.

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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance5.0
Creativity4.5
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:2,392
Favorites: [Who?]1
Size:1.42 MB
Added:12/24/11
Updated:12/31/11