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Help and tips for my first map: 11/30/2011 12:01:24


aper 
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Hi all,
recently I got unemployed and now I got more free time than I'm used to, so I decided maybe I could try to make my own warlight map.
The idea I started working on was very simple itself - a map made to be played mainly by 4 players in FFA mode, where every player starts in his own "castle" and fights his way to the center... I won't bore you with details, because I know that people on the Internet usually don't read long posts;)
So just take a look, and please give your honest opinion:

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=7150


I also need some help and tips about making the map more good-looking. Aesthetically, I don't like it at all, but I had to accept the fact that I lack the drawing skills to do all the things I imagined - there were supposed to be rivers and lakes, and mountains and forest like natural obstacles, swamps where the negative bonuses are, and many more...
So, please, just share your views about anything that would improve this map - it doesn't matte whether it is about the stricture (provinces, connections, bonuses etc) or the looks of it, any tips is appreciated.



PS. ignore that the provinces don't have names, and that not all bonuses have bonuslinks (all bonuses are alike the onces in the East castle), also other distribution modes will be included later (1v1,2v2), that's details that I'll fill up last.
Help and tips for my first map: 12/1/2011 21:57:08


Moros 
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Okay, it's a great concept, I don't think I've ever seen something like this with fortresses to start from on WL before. I think you just need to Give the territories names other than c and q. They don't have to be that spectacular, just something like Swamp instead of p2, and Eastern road 1, 2, etc. If I could draw, and had time, I'd make you a background for this map, but I have neither,...
Help and tips for my first map: 12/1/2011 22:04:47


Perrin3088 
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for some reason when I look at it, I instantly think of Dynasty warriors..
Help and tips for my first map: 12/1/2011 23:17:56


{.:.} 
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I think it looks cool, like a nicer version of the "king of the hill" map, but agree that it needs new names for the territories.
Help and tips for my first map: 12/2/2011 07:51:21

(Lost)SGV_STH
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It is a nice concept, but I think it is still in trial at the moment. If you could do so at the least for now, removing yellow's bonuses might be for the best right now as you improve the map. Still, it does look good as a concept.
Help and tips for my first map: 12/2/2011 08:06:23

(Lost)SGV_STH
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Ignore the part about adjusting the bonuses, I assumed that the map was currently playable. -_- In any case, I will add here that I do think that it will be a good map. The portal can help as a second way to attack which should prevent a stalemate with four players I think.
Help and tips for my first map: 12/2/2011 15:06:34


aper 
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thanks all for the comments!
as I said, **IGNORE** the province names, I'll fix that when I'm sure the map is ready to go public and nothing else needs to be changed;)

what I'm thinking now is spending some time, trying to make it look nicer, and after that making it public for a short period, just to receive some feedback, and see if some aspects need correction.


meanwhile - all tips are still appreciated
Help and tips for my first map: 12/5/2011 14:39:24


aper 
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I'm back

this is what is looks now, lil' bit better then before

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=7337

I actually didn't realize that once you make a map public you can never edit it again, or even delete it... So it's still in "testing mode".

I tested it many times but only with AI, it anyone here interested to play few quick test games?
Just post here so I can send you an invite..
Help and tips for my first map: 12/5/2011 16:00:00


Moros 
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Great map! I'd like to play this with you!
Help and tips for my first map: 12/5/2011 16:22:15


Alvin
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IMO it looks great and well balanced and I would also like to play this map
Help and tips for my first map: 12/12/2011 05:35:03


{.:.} 
Level 3
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If you're looking for a *great* template for this map: http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?TemplateID=136024
Help and tips for my first map: 12/12/2011 10:40:32


aper 
Level 56
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lol, challenging duel indeed...

btw, map is public, you can check it out:

http://warlight.net/SinglePlayer.aspx?PreviewMap=7453
Help and tips for my first map: 12/12/2011 14:42:44

Nerko252
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Uhm when I tried to see the map I got a messege something broke in WL details:


completeHandler 57::system.Exception Error (0): Exception: Error: Map 7150 does not exist
at warlight\shared\viewmodels\main\MapDetailsCacheManager.as:()
at warlight\shared\viewmodels\main\MapDetailsCacheManager.as:OnLoaded()
at warlight\shared\messages\Message.as:GetMapDetailsReply()
at warlight\shared\messages\Message.as:OnReply()
at warlight\shared\messages\MessagePump.as:OnReceiveMessage()
at shared\Messaging.as:completeHandler()
at shared\HttpRequest.as:completeHandler()
(sp=6)
Help and tips for my first map: 12/12/2011 16:13:23


aper 
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@Nerko252
see the post above yours.
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