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Ghoul Defence

Submitted by opiemonster
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
Ghoul defense is a unique PvP Hero Survival Arena.

Upgrade your ghouls that spawn for other players and be the last man standing.

Equip your paladin with unique item combinations and specialize your ghouls with into 4 distinct types!


Updates:
- 09/12/2018 - Added flame ghouls, balancing
- 10/12/2018 - Updated all abilities, new starting items.
- 16/12/2018 - Balancing, bug fixes, more item combinations, fixed issue with tool tips not showing decimals
- 17/12/2018 - Added starting item shop, added leader board.
- 19/12/2018 - Bug fixes, added preview image.
- 21/12/2018 - Balancing, fixed bugs with leader board, items.
- 22/12/2018 - new items, bug fixes, balancing, added resurrection system.
- 31/01/2019 - updating items, abilities, ghoul difficulty balancing
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Ghoul Defence (Map)

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deepstrasz
(previous review: Ghoul Defence) Not completely new but something better at least than what else is there that's pretty much the same thing. Footman Frenzy has come a long way and it's much more advanced than your map which is too simple. As, I've...
  1. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    Honestly, there isn't much difference from Footman Frenzy maps. Actually, those are rather more advanced in what the gameplay is concerned.
    As of now, there's room for improvement in the creative aspect.

    Awaiting Update.



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    You literally give a 3 sentence review with no actionable feedback, what a horrible review.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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    I am sorry but I will not reiterate what it's obviously present in the map compared to Footman Frenzy. If you don't like my methods you can opt for any of the other reviewers I mentioned.
    What is truly horrible, is your way of impulsively responding to criticism. You should know well this is not the first of your maps to be reviewed by me. Not to mention, you've totally ignored the description related links I've provided.

    Good weekend.
     
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    Well it's nothing like footmen frenzy, I suggest you play it a few more times online, to see the simplicity yet great fun this map has.
     
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    It has too many similarities.
    I'm not saying it's not fun. I'm telling you it's nothing new and doesn't quite get over Substandard at this point.
     
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    Name 1 similarity, and name 1 bad thing about this map other than being similar to FF, and why does the map have to be something completely different, the point is to be fun.
     
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    (previous review: Ghoul Defence)

    Not completely new but something better at least than what else is there that's pretty much the same thing. Footman Frenzy has come a long way and it's much more advanced than your map which is too simple. As, I've already written, the point of approving a map is not for it only to be fun but also to not be too similar to other ones and if it is, at least to be of the same quality.

    As for similarities:
    -a hero with units spawning regularly
    -a shop with items for the hero; a building to upgrade your units
    -upgrades for units; one unit type evolving

    Differences:
    -everything happening in the same area whilst in Footman Frenzy there are bases but most of the action happens in the middle
    -no altar for hero revival (although there's an Ankh of Reincarnation item)
    -no towers, bases
    -only one shop
    -no neutral units (depends on the Footman Frenzy version to compare to)
    -no fountains
    -heroes can't attack heroes
    -units can't attack units

    This is a good Footman Frenzy version to compare with: Ancient Footman Wars 1.4

    Also, your map is more a mini-game and Footman Frenzy type (tags), not really Survival/Defense and/or Arena.

    Shatter Charge says it stuns heroes for 0 seconds.

    On a third glance, you are right even though I feel you could improve it more. Only ghouls is a bit repetitive.

    Approved
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    Okay, thanks for the review. I've fixed the tooltip issue, thanks for pointing that out.
     
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    Decent, fun, good quality 'minigame'-style map. Certainly it is different from ff and has interesting micro. I don't understand why it has to be 'advanced' and everything just to be approved lol. I mean, this is exactly the type of games I'm looking for on hive right now.
     
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    Game got some big updates, that should hopefully make it more unique and fun, check it out!
     
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    Not paying attention=stupid?
    Sword of Chaos didn't give me 3 lumber at the start (if I understood correctly). Actually, I got it after round one ended. OK, it gives 3 lumber each round, not at the start of the game how you'd think as how the description implies.
    How do you put the camera back up once you reset it?

    Raised the rating.