~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~The Conqueror's Fieldguide to The Groll's Universe~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
AoW is a part of my life, and I have been making maps for this game since I have discovered this wonderful gem of a game and saw the flat, boring maps that came with it.
There is a lot of potential in this fantastic game, but the maps that came with it seemed to be too easy to me and, quite frankly, boring.
So I wanted to do something about that. Something to keep the fun, to unlock the potential, to make it more interesting to play this brilliant game for much longer.
In other words: create new and better maps for this great game!
I'm not saying that the maps that come with the game are bad. The designers of this game must be fantasic people, but the time for releasing a game is short and they had to finish the maps in a realistic time.
So I started the editor and begun mapmaking. The Editor is the key to the whole game, and even though it has its bugs it is a gem and can keep this wonderful game alive for years. I want to thank TS for this wonderful game and the editor very much.
It drags me far, far away from this world!
My fantasy become a daemon and my mind coalesced with this fantastic tool. Landscapes appear under my fingers and my feet walk in these lands. A new world becomes real! After some hours of work I can imagine it and feel it under my feet!
Now after some years of mapmaking and much positive and negative feedback, many questions about this or that in my maps, I want to give us (me and you) a thread where you can ask me things and give feedback to my maps.
But I donīt want to answer all the questions alone. I want to work with you gals and guys together. I hope that you and other people have fun helping me to answer questions about secrets or errors in my maps. Or give positive or negative feedback and maybe praise me a little ;-)
So letīs talk about questions, hints, errors, criticisms or anything else in "The Conqueror's Fieldguide to Groll's Universe". I have made some maps for AoW I too but I donīt know if anybody still plays AoW I so this thread is dedicated to my AoWSM maps.
There is absolute no money I earn with mapmaking as everyone knows. Mapmaking is only a big fun for me and you should remember that when you post here.
Some hints for playing my maps can be found on my little private homepage too.
For example: How to open the "Pharaos Crypt" in
I want to thank Heaven Games and especially Mr. Swolte for this little place very much.
I have asked Swolte where to place this thread and he sayed that this is the right place.
Thank you Heaven Games and Swolte!
Itīs only one of hundreds of threads, but here you can ask all about "The Grollīs" maps and I can answer an often asked question once so that there will be no need for each of you to ask me again and again via email.
From time to time I will give special hints about my new upcoming map or new updates of my older maps in this "World News"-post. So check in here from time to time.
01. Thread opened. Welcome all!
02. For months now I have been working on a new map. Donīt ask me when it will be ready, please. You will see it when itīs done - Mapname is Marlenes Laughter
03. I want to rework and update all my older maps. I know of many bugs with events and other things (aside from ideas how to improve those maps). If you want to help, send me detailed infos about bugs, problems or whatever you think needs to addressed, please.
05. 12.May 2009: I will release all passwords from all my maps that are still password protected. Secrets of Marlenia v.2i & j: Kay
If someone need other passwords let me know.
06. 12.May 2009: After releaseing my turnament map "The Godīs Arena Of Magic And Power" I will release one last map soon. It will be no. 10. 10 Maps are a lot for one man. That is really enought then for a while and I will take a timeout from mapmaking.
0 7 . " L a t e s t N e w s " M a p R e l e a s e d . M i a - M i n a & T h e S e a d r a k e . I t ī s f o r a v e r y s p e c i a l p e r s o n .
AoWSM Maps: 1. Marlenes Welt 2. Marlenes Schatten 3. Marlenes Gnade
Up.1.4 Maps: 4. Secrets of Marlenia (UPatch 1.4 Map - update) 5. Gates of Elocin - Part I (Mapmaking Competition - Winning Map) 6. Davidīs Winter Wonderland 7. Fairy Wedding
8. Marleneīs_Laughter 9. The Gods Arena Of Magic And Power 10. The_Wilderness 11. Kayland (AoW I Mod) 12. Mia-Mina_&_The_Seadrake
11. AoW I Sound Set for AoWSM 12. Gentleman Rules Set
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[This message has been edited by The Groll (edited 04-12-2014 @ 02:24 PM).]