I have played (or at least tried to play) your map and I have found it just plain unplayable. What kind of ******* map GIVES heroes and leaders DOOM GAZE and no units to speak of, are you just supposed to sit there for four days to claim the nearest FARM!?! However, the map looked very much like it would have, however, the storyline leaves a little to be desired.
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Posted on 11/19/02 @ 12:00 AM
He-he... Seems that the map is too difficult for you? Too scared to start alone? You see, computer is too stupid, but with massive armies it could be a challenge. When you begin your "lonely" game AI buys the whole cities at the first turn.
Why don't you like DOOM GAZE? In combination with marksmanship IV it is a challenge to any human player. Concerning your own hero, aren't you able to reconfigure his attributes?
By the way, could you give me more some detailed description of your judging.
Playability 1 - I understand, that if we fall from the chair, we tend to brake it to pieces, but was that chair so bad? To my mind it is not worse than any other (My rating - 4)
Creative - 3 All artifacts, heroes are custom, some traps and even jokes are present which to my mind are not bad at all. All this was expected to take a rating of 4 at least. I think you just didn't pay attention to that, because you were disappointed with your playability.
Balance - 3 Also I think you didn't pay attention to that, though the map is thoroughly balanced for EXPERIENCED players. This map first created in 1999 was played trough by some thousands players and the balanced was sharpened to the end. My opinion - 5, but AI is still easy to defeat.
Map Design - 5. This is the strongest point of the map.
Story/Instructions - 2. Yes, it is not an adventure map, this may be a "hack-and-slash-strategy". This map is re-creation of original Warlords scenario, which didn't provide a lot of story with it. So did I. But don't forget, that all cities have their original names. The whole map was done very similar to that old original. Where you also had to start with the single hero. My opinion - 4.