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Aesopian Waterway

Submitted by foje tit
This bundle is marked as substandard. It may contain bugs, not perform optimally or otherwise be in violation of the submission rules.
Story
Map Name : Aesopian Waterway
A Waterway that has been blocked, Because of it travelers rarely take this route in the Broken Isle and now only strong dominants remain. Beware they are secretive to the outsiders.

Tactics
In this small map you can access the Tavern at the middle, Mercenary Camp each side for faster clash or expansion troops, Fountain of Health each side, and a Goblin Market guarded by red creep camp at the Middle East of the map. The Base has now 3 openings might be narrow but can be strategically use. Expansion can now be access easily and creep camp was lowered to Orange. I recommend to hunt some creep as some of them has a nice item drop that can boost or buff your army. Also use the high ground to your advantage.

Map Specifics
[​IMG] Players 2
[​IMG] Creep Camps 6 8 4
[​IMG] Neutral Buildings 6
[​IMG] Gold Mines 4

Screenshots

The Screenshots was taken via World Editor
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Change Log
[2018-09-22]-Uploaded
- Balance some things - [2018-09-22] 8:55 PM
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Authors Notes
Hi! (The Screenshots maybe different)
Thanks everyone even though my map is not maybe desirable. This is still in progress but I'll try to catch up with the time left. Thank you @Ragnaros17 for the reminder and feedback. I did really have fun during this contest I already played the other entries and it was so much fun, Thanks. Also to @W3Sour for the feedback..
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Aesopian Waterway (Map)

Reviews
W3Sour
Hi, here is my review to maybe help balance your map if you're interested: First here is the good points: Highly unique which is a good thing, but I think it can be 'toned down' to cater toward a more balance melee style. Nothing wrong with unique,...
deepstrasz
Set to Substandard based on reviews here: Melee Mapping Contest #2 - Results
  1. W3Sour

    W3Sour

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    Hi, here is my review to maybe help balance your map if you're interested:

    First here is the good points:

    Highly unique which is a good thing, but I think it can be 'toned down' to cater toward a more balance melee style. Nothing wrong with unique, but you have to consider imbalances and melee player frustrations if they werre to play on your map, I like the middle idea with the waterway cutting through the middle, and the terrain.
    Here's what I would change or add

    1) Firstly, the lighter saturation of the map is fine, but it's a bit too strong/bright. Tone this down a little. It's ok to have it but not as much as you have now.

    2) The entrances too the main bases are much too tight and abusable. Open this up more and add some non-buildable terrain around the entrance. Currently it's 1 small choke point which can be blocked off with a lumber mill / towered up heavily creating anti-fun and abusable games.

    3) Consider making another entrance point on the other side of the 'triangle-shaped' base layout. For example if you look at the bottom base. Create another opening symmetrical to the opening on the right-side of the triangle so you got another entrance point on the left side of the traingle leading to where the red camp is. Obviosuly, you would have to remove the red camp, which I think is also a good thing, ( ill get to the red camps in a second)

    4) If you were to create another opening, I would move the main bases down and make them facing up / facing down (north/south) symmertrically at the bottom of the triangle layout

    5) Expansion is basically a non-factor and not accessible. Hard to get too, and much too hard to creep. I would personally remove the way-gates, and make the expansion closer, more open and accessible, and much easier to creep (make it orange level, not red)

    6) You have no goblin merchant shop to buy boots of speed, scrolls, dust, invul etc. AN idea I had is to place it where the red camp is in the Waterway, right between the two mercanry camps. Put 1 shop there to fight over the shop in the waterway.

    7) Way too many Red Camps, remove the big hydra one, and the red color'd fog you got there, and make that an additional walk-way by also removing the trees which blocks the entrance., Remove the red camp between the mercs inw aterway like i said, and replace it with orange level shop The Red camps 2 each side of the water way on the left and right, should be removed, and replaced with 1 red camp on each side of the waterway , which actually stands inside the waterway and is accessible to each player from land. This creates a camp to fight over, rather than " i creep my side, you creep yours"
    Remove the Red camp close the base, and make that an area to access the main base instead as mentioned previous.

    This is just a start, but I think it would clean up / tone down what could be a pretty good map otherwise.


    Thanks for entering and good luck :)
     
  2. foje tit

    foje tit

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    Thanks man, Well if given the time I wish to fix it before the deadline
     
  3. Ragnaros17

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    Melee Mapping Contest #2 ends in:

    you still have like 8 hs. maybe you canĀ“t fix everything but if you fix one or two things, that would be great. good luck, the last day always has its stress, there is not such thing as perfect map, I have my own bugs wich would require time to fix them (I did updates all this week), but well, bugs tend to happen.
     
    Last edited: Sep 22, 2018
  4. W3Sour

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    Nice changes! Much better in my opinion :) Good luck in the contest
     
  5. Veldris

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    Good environment 10/10
     
  6. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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