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(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-02 15:51:06

Nathan 
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I can't remember when I started playing Warzone (Warlight, really), but I think it might have been in 2009. In any event, I sometimes get nostalgic for some of the older maps, so I decided to make a list of some of my favorites. This is not exhaustive, but just my attempt to celebrate some good memories. Feel free to add your own favorites that are half a decade or more old.

(Grrr...stupid copy paste didn't add the links right. Oh well, they're still easy to find!)


Panerma - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Fun, hard, well-designed
- 340 territories

Nunavut - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, real-world with detail
- 350 territories

Far Land - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, innovative, hard
- 744 territories

The Siege Of Pameromon - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, balanced, medium
- 357 territories

Reconquest 1065 Big - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Detailed, historical
- 767 territories

New York - Big - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Very early, challenging, well-designed, fun
- 967 territories

Drakemor's World - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, innovative
- 113 territories

Four Castles - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Small, tactical, balanced
- 114 territories

3 Planets - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, well-designed, fun
- 332 territories

Kroma's Castle - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, innovative
- 218 territories

Crescent Island - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Interesting, fun
- 200 territories

Issander's Big Fantasy Map - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Fun, immersive, well-designed, epic
- 1139 territories

Big Mexico - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, real-world with detail
- 863 territories

Issander's Pomeranian Islands (Big) - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Fun, hard, real-world with detail
- 297 territories

The Continent - Early Colonial War - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, immersive, hard
- 1838 territories

The Land of Kalador - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Fun, immersive, well-designed
- 1851 territories

Croatia big - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Well-designed, real-world with detail
- 569 territories

Suiqua - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, well-designed
- 638 territories

Aventurien - big - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Immersive, well-designed, hard
- 426 territories

Triskelion - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, well-designed, hard, historical
- 2770 territories

Thirty Years War (1618-1648) - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, well-designed, historical, epic
- 2264 territories

Breaking Green - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, well-designed, innovative
- 576 territories

Hexa Mundi Bellum - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, interesting
- 386 territories

Strange Dimension - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Fun, hard, quick games
- 222 territories

Interplanetary - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, strategic
- 220 territories

Medieval England - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, historical, well-designed
- 941 territories

Rush Time - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, strategic
- 652 territories

Twelve Cities - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, epic, fun
- 1766 territories

Indonesia (Detailed) - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, real-world with detail
- 639 territories

AD 1045: Roads of Silk and Iron - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Attractive, epic, historical
- 1181 territories

Australia (Detailed) - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Innovative, real-world with detail, hard
- 1600 territories

Vvardenfell District of Morrowind - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Epic, innovative, immersive, fictional world, hard
- 848 territories

United States Big [3.1k] - Warzone - Better than Hasbro's RISK® game - Play Online Free
- Epic, classic, real-world with detail
- 3066 territories
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-02 15:55:35


TR-8R 
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Bloomridge is a 10 year old map that I used to enjoy and play a lot during warlight days but I haven't seen it played much last 2 years:
https://www.warzone.com/Map/3697-Bloomridge
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-02 16:25:23

Nathan 
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Yes! Bloomridge is a great one.
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-02 21:51:07


AbsolutelyEthan 
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Rush Time was the first time I heard the little known name Lionheart, and I knew then that this dude had it.
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-02 23:54:27


RainB00ts
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-New Zealand (detailed) - a beautiful map

-The ocean series maps by Muligan (and Toluene ;)

-Millenium Mediterranean - a 2v2 favorite

-Risiko! - a favorite, made by a friend

-World Nations 2012 and 2014 - these maps still hold up to this day due to their magic simplicity

-US 3.1k (so much diplomacy nostalgia on this one)

-Europe big (also a lot of diplomacy nostalgia)
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-03 00:09:10

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Before I even moved to here (somewhere between 2011 and 2012) from single player Kongregate I liked playing against the AIs on Africa https://www.warzone.com/Map/634-Africa.
I used to play 3v3s on The Big World Map https://www.warzone.com/Map/5801-Big-World-Map.

After a while I preferred smaller maps and non-default settings.

Slightly off-topic but Nathen are you the same one who left map reviews? Someone mentioned you many years ago and nobody knew you.
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-03 00:18:26


(deleted) 
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these 2 maps are interesting classics

Big world by baconsizzle https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=69996

Africa by sue
https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=2339
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-03 07:56:42


Murk 
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Slightly off-topic but Nathen are you the same one who left map reviews?


Nathan is an underrated Warzone celebrity.
Been trying to get them nominated for the Warzone awards for years, but haven't managed so far.
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-03 15:02:38

Nathan 
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Lol. I just lurk and play only single player stuff. And review maps. I took a stab at making a couple of maps a few years ago, but I don't have the artistic ability or the creativity for map mechanics that the great makers have.
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-03 15:03:02


UnFairerOrb76 
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join us nathan, create a mod!
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-03 15:28:29


Murk 
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And review maps.


If you look at all the maps that have been published since 2020 (so almost three years), most of them struggle to reach fifty ratings. Most will have three or four actual reviews, and most of those will be one sentence.

So someone like you, who consistently plays and rates new maps and then leaves actual constructive criticism is very valuable to mapmakers, I think.
But I don't want to make you uncomfortable by fanboying!


On-topic: the maps that made me stay in Warzone were definitely zxctycxz' maps (already mentioned) and the other classic historical maps (https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=9427 or https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=24843).
I also remember a lot of good custom scenario games on https://www.warzone.com/SinglePlayer?PreviewMap=21431

Edited 11/3/2022 15:29:02
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-04 06:47:02


RainB00ts
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The new maps just don't have the same feeling as the old ones, even though they're not bad. I cant explain it. When a site gets as old as this one and you play it for as long, nostalgic sentiment takes away your ability to be objective. It could be that the art of simplicity has been lost.
(Some of) The Best Maps 5 years old or more: 2022-11-04 08:16:28


Murk 
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That's fair, but even then (especially then) it's important these new maps receive enough ratings and reviews.
With more ratings, the map score generally averages down. If a map has only ten ratings it's easy for it to score in the high 4 out of 5. A map with a thousand ratings can never reach that.

Fourteen of the fifteen maps with the best average rating are less than three years old.
These are supposed to be the fifteen best maps on the site, but instead they're rated so high because they have so few ratings. Some less than thirty.

These are not bad maps of course, but their rating is much higher than it would be if they had more ratings.

So if you feel old maps had an indescribable advantage over new maps or if the art of simplicity has been lost - all the more important to keep rating new maps!
(Maybe you already do but I'll take every opportunity to preach about the importance of rating maps)
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