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Shar Dundred
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Shar Dundred — Map Reviewer

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https://www.hiveworkshop.com/threads/arkain-news-network.301582/page-4#post-3394577 Jan 13, 2020

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    1. Lucy
      Lucy
      Eh, I've been born with a morbid mind.. Though, it seems kinda pretentious to say that, doesn't it? I already ate a bit of a flesh when I was a child.. Due to curiosity. It actually tasted well.


      The Revenant is REALLY squishy, you see? And he is mainly balanced through his CD's and absurd mana costs(Both his Negative Blast and his main spell, Azshara's Malice, cost more mana per level). Additionally, the mana he gains through that spell is tailored to the high cost of his other spells. Additionally, the Revenant has practically no dps without the no-cost Siphon Soul(He has 15-20 second CDs).
      The main thing that makes him hard to balance: His single-target offensive is EXTREME. Negative Blast+Azshara's Malice+Siphon Soul pretty much decapitates enemy Heroes in a matter of seconds. I still wish to see how problematic that is.

      The Fountain Heals are meant to also heal the enemy. The general idea is:
      Usually, you have a BIG advantage, as you can heal up your units quicker.. But the enemy can use your Fountain to their adavantage - a decision I made to add an additional tactical layer.
      Generally, the Naga have an advantage in defensive situations, due to their powerful defensive structures and a prolonged fight is favorable for Naga, if you apply their poisons efficiently.

      Uhh, really? I tested it out a good bit against AI today, too, and I definitely had a good hand in the beginning... Maybe try building more Reavers? They are cheap and powerful.
      Other than your idea, what about the units themselves? Is there a problem that stuck out?
    2. Lucy
      Lucy
      Thank you :3 As a race with powerful turrets that need to be upgraded, I find such an item rather useful and fitting. Additionally, they are VERY funny for sieging the enemy(I once built 6 of them in the enemy base.. was fun :3)


      And about the heart.. Reminds me of a childhood story of mine.
      In elementary school, we were asked to draw a heart and write something about it - homework. I tried my best to draw an accurate representation of a human heart and have explained what it does and how you can make it stop. My teachers were... surprised.
      Conclusion: Biology tells me you have a heart. A beautiful, blood-spewing heart, pumping red juice through your veins. You have heart. And I'd like to see it.. it surely is beautiful and tasty once fried.
    3. Lucy
      Lucy
      Haha, I see.
      A rather effective technique for Naga can be: rushing to Tier 3 and researching "Azshara's Kiss" "Sea Web", "Serpent Venom" and "Deepsea Armaments". If doing that, your Myrmidons and Reavers will quickly be very strong due to the upgrade, allowing to overwhelm the enemy. You may try that tactic and tell me if it works out :3

      But please, test to your hearts content. The more information I get, the better. It is difficult to keep everything in check at all times.
    4. Lucy
      Lucy
      Hm hm... Interesting idea, but there really seems to be some more testing to be done.

      In all actuality, though: Reavers are rather strong once you got at least "Azshra's Kiss" for them. Before that, they are medium-weak.
      However, I think the very very cheap turrets the Naga have may be of use to defend against rushes. I really have to see if there needs something to be done.

      Other than that, the Naga get some VERY tanky units later on, namely Dragon Turtles and Makrura Mutants. These two can take loads of damage. THe new patch buffed them up, too(They were a good bit too weak).


      Anything about the Heroes? I need some input for them, as it is really hard to put my finger on their powerlevel.
    5. Lucy
      Lucy
      Thank you a lot, I appreciate it ^..^
      I am currently focused on balance-testing... Any opinion on their balance?
    6. Heinvers
      Heinvers
      Of course, Gul'dan missed his chance to kill me :P
    7. Heinvers
    8. Mythic
      Mythic
      [IMG]
      I think the paper drew too much attention because of its strong color.
    9. Mythic
      Mythic
      I'll revise it, the thing on the right will be removed. are you okay with it?
    10. Mythic
      Mythic
      You can PM me preferences for color scheme, theme, font, etc.
    11. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      Yeah just the videos, the campaign is fine, just takes a lot of effort, it reminds me of the REAL warcraft III campaigns now that I think about it... they took some time...
    12. Turnro
      Turnro
      Yeah, the campaign is keeping me pretty busy at the moment ;)

      I'm nearly done with the next map, so I'll let you know when its available if you're interested in testing it.
    13. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      I'm very disappointed in my videos for the end of Chapter 1 and first part of chapter 2 I will try again when i'm less tired tomorrow.
    14. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      No it is just VERY exhausting, I mean... fighting the first THREE Orc encampments was hard, then the blue ones pop up then the other guy comes but it was like the end... so I started the next map... and again it was a lot of build up, I feel like i'm always on the short end of the stick, be it 2 or 6 people attacking me and I have to take em all on alone ya know?
    15. Mythic
      Mythic
      Interested, but not anytime soon. I've got my hands full. :(
    16. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      So I started the second video. It got up to an hour and was really boring... I don't think I will be uploading it.
    17. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      Welp, I am not starting over but i'll try that!
    18. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      But.. the DRAGON IS SO HARD! :(
    19. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      What if i'm out of gold...
    20. Zzonehardy
      Zzonehardy
      I refuse to stoop to that level...psssh Easy! Easy! EASY IS FOR THE WEAK!
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