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Ancient Forest

Submitted by -Kobas-
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
-Kobas- Presents

Ancient Forest

"And so a new legend begins...
The borders of space and time are broken once again
And the wise energy of cosmos calls for another hero...
There in the twilight lands of the dragons
Where the laments of suffering souls rise!"


The map contains:
- 2 Gold mines for each player (one with 12.500 another with 25.000 gold)
- 2 Taverns
- 2 Shops
- 2 Goblin labs
- 9354 Doodads
- 2 Regions
- 106/106 Creeps or monsters/neutral units
- 13/156 Different/total to pick items
Map Info

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Screenshots

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Change log

Version 1.0
*1st one
Version 1.1
*Fixed terrain errors so map can be more melee
*Fixed item drops
Version 1.2
*Changed few creeps
*Fixed even more item drops
Version 1.3
*Removed Creeps near Tavern
*Changed murlocks item drops


Please if you have any idea or want to help how to improve map, send me a message or leave comment!
Thanks



Keywords:
Ancient Forest, Ancient, Forest, -Kobas-, melee
Contents

Ancient Forest (Map)

Reviews
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19:18, 12th Jun 2010, by Rui:: Interesting and appealing landscape. The same cannot be said for the itemdrops. {rectified on 13-Jun-2010 at 14:16} Read my review for details.
  1. 19:18, 12th Jun 2010, by Rui::
    Interesting and appealing landscape. The same cannot be said for the itemdrops. {rectified on 13-Jun-2010 at 14:16} Read my review for details.
     
  2. Etzer

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    Win description is win!
     
  3. supertoinkz

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    Nice terrain :)
    And, whose your daddy? :D
     
  4. Vengeancekael

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    olol the description box isn't in the middle :p Nice nice.
     
  5. -Kobas-

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    Who me, cheater, noo :ain:
    :alol::alol::alol:

    No need for that :an:
    :alol::alol::alol:

    Btw thanks guys :ahug:
     
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    Cool I just can't stop watching in the description...
     
  7. -Kobas-

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    Well I will add one more cool picture for items :D
     
  8. Vengeancekael

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    All right now, everyone is overreacting because of the box in the description <.<
    Maybe post some impressions of the map?xD
     
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    I vote for approval, it's very ballanced! :cute: 5/5
     
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  10. Etzer

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    Why is the APPROVAL red?
     
  11. Hawk

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    Are you happy now ? :))
     
  12. -Kobas-

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    Well If you liked that picture so much I am working on another one :p

    And btw you can also post something about map :razz:
    Edit:
    Image added!
     
  13. WaremDarkslayer

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    Minimap reminds me of a map by Blizzard Spider falls I think it's called(?).Anyways the terrain is well done although in the fountain...spam of flowers if you ask me, could do with less.Overall it is a very balanced map with one and only one expansion in reach of each player.So 4/5 (-1/5 for the spam(in my opinion) of flowers which I personally dislike)
     
  14. -Kobas-

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    Thanks man, I like to hear everyone opinion, if at least one more guy say that spam is bad, new version will be uploaded for sure :thumbs_up:
     
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    Well, as far as you have reviewed my resource from the aspect of a terrainer - I will review your map from the sight of a mapper. ( of course I will also review the terrain)

    First of all - when I opened the map - I relized that you were focusing to much on terrain and forgot about the most important thing of a meele-map - its meeleness.

    I will start with the balance:

    - The forests have leaks - that could cause imbalance - cuz a wisp or any small unit could hide there.

    Here the screenshot:

    Leaks in the forest
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    -Drops were totaly imbalanced, my suggestion is to use the blizzard-drop-pattern for beginners

    Here the screenshot:

    One of your camps
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    The Drop-Pattern - which you should use
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    -The next point is that there is too less wood for an actual game -
    I dont think i need to make a screeshot to make it clear for you. Look up other blizzard's maps to relize how much wood a base requires.

    -Now about the space/room of the map: Youre a minimalist - those are the smallest paths ive seen for a long time - and every player will say that too.
    Here are the screens to show up how imense the missing space is:

    A standart early game army hardly can move in this path - dont wanna know how it is late-game.
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    The green camp ramp - freaking me out
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    But now my fav. part of this map - the motha f*cking one grunt path:mwahaha:
    One-grunt-path- omg
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    Now one of the craziest things ive ever seen - 4 big dragons dropping 4x tomes of exp. ; 4 tomes of knowledge and 4 runes of revival (dont know how its spelled) but I mean hahaha - you get 4 dragons :xxd::xxd::xxd::xxd: GG

    Last but not least - the crown - as far as youre the advanced terrainer - explain me this:

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    Dude I will not rate this map - but trust me... you know what I mean:cool:
     
  16. -Kobas-

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    Thanks for that!
    Well map isn't created for competition and I like this way, because heroes can have greater effect on the game! I know that this isn't really melee but I like this way!
    Maybe but in my map wood is placed all around base! - Thanks for tips btw!
    Well my bad, it will be fixed! - Thanks again
    Well you are first that commented about this one, if any other dude say that it looks bad, it will be fixed!
    I don't want to talk about my terrain skills!

    Thanks for some tips! I will fix this one and be more careful next time!
     
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    What do you expect from nazi terrainer? :grin:

    I agree and disagree in this issues at the same time.

    First of all, it is very critical for an melee map to follow most of the blizzard standard and this is one of the few element that cannot be excluded. Thus, you're right in this issues; even Rui does not encourage an leak among the forest.

    Second, some blizzard standard could be excluded to give more variety in strategy/challenge and those path could be use for guerilla warfare style; given the melee map much refreshing aspect.

    Infact, I seen couple of melee map that ignore 1-2 blizzard standard to enchances the strategy/replayability.

    100% agree in this issues, (Based on the screenshot of yours) it doesn't make sense for level 1 creep to drop healing salve (I don't recall the exact name of the item).

    I agree and disagree at this issues at the same time, but I am too lazy to explain why.

    From the screenshot, it look like decent space to me.

    From the screenshot, it doesn't make sense for the summer type tree to grow in the water.

    A little inbalance.. ok!! maybe acceptable... but it look like overkill especially when gaming mention.

    I would said it.. XD

    Unless you're planning to make a melee map genre where it was designated for a mass war zone style and ignore several melee standard, it certainly isn't acceptable.

    Even for an crazy melee map style, those quantity drop of the dragon was definitely overkill. It usually only drop 2 item, 1 strong and another 1 which are weaker.

    To -Kobas- : I would review this map later for much accurate opinion.

    To Gaming: Mark your post as review. :)
     
  18. -Kobas-

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    Well I will upload improved version with more space, less doodads, more trees etc etc to make game more melee!
    Also Dragons will drop rune that will heal instead of current one, and tome of exp will be deleted!

    I already fixed few of this above! I hope I finish it this night so you can check it again!

    Thanks guys!

    EDIT:

    Half map terrain fixed:

    *No leaks
    *More trees
    *Less doodads (more free ground)

    Else fixed:

    *Items
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2010
  19. Cweener

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    loved the map, loved everything about it, no complaints:thumbs_up: here except...
    my head exploded:pal: when i read that. in a semi good way:p :mwahaha: