When a volcanic disaster destroyed its western province the human empire of Serpentis collapsed, and a war started between the twelve factions to take control of its lands.
All races are playable and start with a 3 hex city (I've registered the map as a SP one, but just because it's rather huge for a MP map) with some more friendly towns nearby to take. Leaders and some heroes have been customized and spheres chosen according to where their people start.
Map is rather rich, with a lot of towns (but not many 4 hex cities) and several strange and cool places with monsters and loot for adventurous people, including two big underground labyrunths with a lot of teleporters (while the surface is more classical, without a lot of instant transportation available) and some well hidden cities.
The few map texts are in french (sorry I'm too lazy to translate all) but as it's a FFA map scenario background isn't that important.
To resume all races want to crush the others and conquer the world. :)
I've reposted a version the map in mp section seing that most similar maps (all races playable, not very scenarized) are there.
There are some minor changes between the two versions (this one being the first one made around 2005 some french players may know). It mostly use vanilla items while many modded items can be found in the other version.
I've also included in the repost the hard version of the map and translated some more texts.
I must say this is a fun map 2 play. I spent many hours playing the hard version as a single player map. It's a bit slow waiting for the other races to move in classic mode, but not too bad. Much exploring to do (which I enjoy), but wish there had been more "secret" locations. Gave it a 2 for story because i don't understand french.
Posted on 09/28/12 @ 08:01 AM
Very large and fun map to play! Lot's of surprises!