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[Aeon of Strife] Ambitious AoS with PvE aspects

Discussion in 'Idea Factory' started by Eduardas, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. Eduardas

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    Greetings!

    With an upcoming of Reforged, my passion for Warcraft 3 was rekindled! And with that I thought of what I would think is really a neat idea for a map. Basically, it is somewhat of AoS your average DotA like map, but a bit larger and has a story and dramatic map changes as Burning Legion invades. Based around Alliance vs Horde theme.

    Instead of the shop, you have an item dealer, which in addition of selling items, gives you quests. You have to venture out in the forest to kill the inhabitants of it, as they appear to be more hostile. Thieving gnolls, aggressive spiders, enslaving ogres, etc. In return for those quests you get gold and/or consumptive items. Each time 5 minutes passes, the game counts how many of these quests have been done and summons/upgrades additional troops in the middle lane. Catapults, knights, etc.

    Then there is special quest-givers in the corner of the map for each race. They give out quests to venture out into enemy woods to destroy certain neutral buildings, which have spawned after quest was taken. Or to hunt down certain amount of the opposite team's controlled heroes. For this you get special items which come at the cost. For example increasing movement speed at the cost of health drain per second. In addition for some quests you get hidden item locations (which appear after quest was done and hint was given). Hidden items can be given to lane spawned mobs of your team to upgrade them as if footman-->captain, catapult-->siege tank, etc.

    In addition you can find creeps who are more organised like Defias Brotherhood or Twilight and are doing skirmishes to players bases on their own.

    In the middle of the game, Medivh appears as a prophet. He can appear in 4 different locations, which are difficult to get in. After a quest is taken from him, elite mob appears in the forests. Killing him grants a few items, which are great against demons, but is a bit useless against enemy team. Alternative this item can be used to upgrade your lane units for them to specialize in demon hunting. 10 minutes after Medivh appeared if he was or wasn't talked to, earthquake begins. For a few seconds it is difficult to see what is happening for players and then in the middle of the map portal appears with huge demon towers. And from it comes waves and waves of strong demon units which are enemies to everyone. Also, it appears that quest givers are in the middle to, just that they changed themselves into dreadlords..

    2 of the players who had done most of the quests from each team will get a message "You no longer need to sacrifice for your people" and they can accept or decline. If they do accept, their hero changes to illidan's demon form and they become allies of Burning Legion, trying to destroy everyone else.

    The team who does most of the damage to the portal gains powerful abilities to end the game.

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    Thank you for reading. I know it would be logistically very difficult to achieve, but nevertheless I think it would be really interesting map to play. It would be unique, easy to grasp, but hard to master as players would be thorn from laning to questing. Also I think it could be competitive, even if a bit unstable as starting locations of mobs etc changes. To stop players from rushing a lane, while others want to do quests, map should be bigger (maybe even 4 lanes) and have stronger lane units. It would not be based around farming, but more about doing questing. Also there should be expansions, ways to repair buildings, etc.


    Would that be fun to play? Perhaps someone would like to create it with me?
     
  2. Eduardas

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    I don't mean to kill your vibe, but literally nobody plays AOS maps.
    It's better if you start with a small scale project.

    Take the core concept of questing and mix it with another genre.
    Maybe team 2 is a bunch of bandits who's only job is to make questing miserable.
     
  4. Eduardas

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    Nobody plays AoS? It's the only RTS played nowadays..
     
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    I prefer SC1, SC2 and WC3 to aoses.
    Could you make this map with a Melee WC3 core(better than an aos because you click on four heroes + one or two dozens of non hero units instead of boringly clicking always on the same hero) or a SC1/SC2 core(macro, micro and tactics for victory!) instead of an aos core?
    I mean if someone wants to play an aos they generally do not launch WC3 and instead launch a game specifically made for toxicity then spend all day shouting insults.
    The fact that there is hundreds of aos stand-alone games means that people playing WC3 are here to play WC3 or a mod that is not an aos.
     
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  6. Nudl9

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    People who "play AOS" generally steer towards LoL, DotA or HOTS because they are quality games.
    Which leaves little room for new entries for people to be excited about.
     
  7. Eduardas

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    Hmm, yeah hiring simple units could definitely work. They could even repair bases, build additions etc. Yeah I like the idea, problem is, that I need a team :(
     
  8. Eduardas

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    Unfortunately.. you are speaking truth :(
     
  9. carlvic

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    I like your idea. Instead of an AoS however, I think it would be amazing for it to be a Hero Arena.
    Make certain regions of the map spawn unique units and put in bosses here and there.
    Also, It would be awesome if a team is given the opportunity to control certain structures that give them advantages. Just to give the players more objectives they can go for.
    Good luck with your map!
     
  10. Nudl9

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    Capture the Flag
    King of the Hill
    Royale
    VIP
    Kill assigned hero
    Base assault
    Mission based: Several objectives need to be completed
    Capture the talismans (Ninjas vs Samurai)
    Tag (Capture/Free targets)

    You can do any game mode and just throw in heroes and it'll be the same.