Yeah that's the downside of epic war, people will download a map when it gets high rating or so, have you tried hosting some of them? though I don't know this kind of method to be useful in some point.
By the way, what do you think about custom creeps for melee maps? or campaign units being involved? do you find it appealing or a bit out of the page?
Just want to ask, since you make a lot of melee maps and do good strategic performances now, do you have plans for branching them out elsewhere? like uploading them in epicwar and so fort? such idea may lift up melee players out there
Game was played there were 3 good players (the 3 from bnet). Two of them criticized the map. I didnt really watched the game, ill do it this week end. Maybe you want to watch a real game progressing already
Ok i played a game. It worked pretty well. The middle is fine now but those are the most imba creeps ever in the mid . I like pretty much everything but the top and bot position. I would suggest to remove them ot to create pathes so you can go and creep corner without walking through your neighbour base.
Sorry I get back to you so late after the tournament. I got sick, then swamped at work. Anyway :
games were fair because players were good and some very well known on the ffa or solo scene. They prefered to feedback their impressions to me so what I recall is :
Splatter : received better feedbacks but overall everyone think it is impossible to win spawning in the middle. poor access to creep and very vulnerable position.
Peel : players didnt like the portal, could not find their way on the map. Here again, peripheric positions were seen as way too advantageous, they didnt like it for ffa as it was looked at as too unfair.
Also a player told me i think he lost all his heroes flying with his zep next to the holed red creep camp but i didnt really check so im not sure.
I think those maps would work better with 8 spwans. 12 ways maps with some in center and some around will always get teh center pos in a worst position (attacked on multiples sides)
about Heirarchy : i didnt check 2v2v2v2 or 3v3v3v3 maps. We dont really play team ffa often because it requires a lot more organization.
I try to host team ffa games on bot before, it didnt work out (players were leaving at start to play ffa)
We did though play some special event of 2v2v2v2 ponctually in the past. I remember on game on friends like that. We could do it again though not in a close future since we have our hands full with the bot ladder, 2 runnings league and one 300$ cash prize event to come.
When things will settle a bit, I may be able to host one of such but it would have to be a very good map, non abusable. I will check hierarchy when I can and if it works imo i shall host one of those event and alert you before so you can play or obs it.
From the description i see that 8 expansions are only accessed by zep and that is one of the thing players do not like about maps. As I told blood raven, these zep reached only zone can exists but must be a minor detail of the map (like full scall assault) and not a major game changer.
Now i must focus on getting peel played - maybe if you add me on skype i could get you a spot in anytime i find enough players this week end. Would be cool to watch together