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Hero Defense AZ V1u

Submitted by AlastorCrisisAZ
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General:

Hero Defense AZ is a hero defense scenario modeled after some of our favorite maps. It brings together concepts we observed in maps like Naruto Castle Defense and Hero Defense VN. As we made Hero Defense AZ we focused on making a customizable, dynamic experience to fit the needs of as many players as possible. We implemented this through several user-defined and/or auto-adjusting settings to fit any number of players. We also aimed to create a set of heroes with many different play-styles, including mass-destruction, crowd-control, summon, support, and everything in between. With over 100 items to choose from you'll have tons of builds to try for each hero to find which one works best for you. Enjoy!


Author's Notes:

This map was created on Mac OS X (in the land of PPC) with Blizzard's Warcraft III World Editor. It was tested only on Mac OS X, but downloaders say it works everywhere now. This map is not fully protected, but it is optimized. You can download the latest version in its non-optimized form here. If you modify the map in any way and distribute it, please give us credit, and make sure players can clearly see that it was edited from the original and is not an official version.

We always appreciate feedback, suggestions, and criticism.


Guides:

We've put a little effort into few guides. The hero guide is the only that is even remotely presentable so far. If people show an interest we'll add/improve more guides.



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Heroes:
  • More than 60 custom heroes
  • Each hero has 3 custom abilities (level 1-10) and 1 ultimate custom ability (level 1-5)
  • Max hero level is 200, so you'll (probably) never hit the ceiling
  • Over 100 custom items to customize your hero
  • Tons of crafting recipes
  • Computer-player support
Enemies & Difficulty:
  • 4 different enemy armies to choose from (Fel Horde, Scourge, Bandits, Ancients)
  • 25 fierce waves
  • 5 powerful bosses
  • 9 optional side-bosses
  • Auto-adjusting handicap to accommodate a variable number of players
  • 4 levels of optional increased difficulty (Normal, Hard, Very Hard, Ultimate)
  • An optional solo-only difficulty, called Nerfed
  • 5 wave frequency options
Modes:
  • Normal mode for a regular game
  • Free Play mode, which lets you decide when each wave is sent
  • Challenge mode for a hardcore game where you're out after just one death
  • Legendary mode, where you start at level 100 and enemies are more powerful too
  • Rush mode for massive carnage with waves arriving constantly
  • Territory mode for a new experience
Hidden Stuff:
  • 4 hidden hero passwords awarded at the end of the game if certain conditions are met
  • 10 hidden legendary items acquired under particular conditions while holding a specific item
  • 2 secret shops which can be found through exploration and/or completion of certain requirements
  • 5 Easter-egg-like events


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Many of these screenshots were taken from old versions. Some were taken in a cinematic variation of the map. There's a lot more to see, so we will add more screenshots every once in a while. If you have a cool screenshot of Hero Defense AZ, send us a link!

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Version 1
Added:
  • Everything!
Version 1a
Changed:
  • A few hero stats
  • Description text and some in-game messages
  • All item tooltips now show stat changes (in yellow)
Version 1b
Added:
  • A new secret item
  • A new hired unit in the Arcane Vault
  • 3 "Easter egg"-like events
Changed:
  • Balance, balance, and more balance
  • PB energy increases more slowly
  • Photon Blast: Pilla has more range
  • Photon Blast: Estlla now deals damage equal to 20% of mana drained
  • Adjusted end-of-wave bonuses
  • Shops now use the Q-W-E-R, A-S-D-F, Z-X-C-V hotkeys for selling items
Removed:
  • The Castle's Arcane Surge ability (was supposed to be part of a feature that was never implemented)
Fixed:
  • A bug that caused item duplication
  • Foresight no longer tries to display waves after 25
  • The wave timer no longer stays after 25
  • MAGs no longer clash with the Tome of Midnight
  • A problem which caused the hero to become trapped after teleporting to a certain node
Version 1c
Changed:
  • Greatly improved the Temptress and Ranger
  • Improved the Zombie, Treant Sage, Energy, and Queen Spider
  • Balanced various things
  • Some minor stuff here and there
Fixed:
  • Several heroes now have the correct sound
Version 1d
Added:
  • A new hero, the Blight Fiend
  • 5 more Secret Legendary items
  • A new command, which allows players to choose which hero each bot will be
Changed:
  • Improved the Ghost King
  • Side-bosses are weaker
  • Balanced various things
  • Reduced the filesize of the map with Vexorian's optimizer
  • Photo Blast: Pilla will halve the HP of bosses, rather than reducing their HP to 1, as it does with regular enemies
Removed:
  • Pandaren Battlemaster (wasn't very original; replaced by Blight Fiend)
Fixed:
  • Some green icons
  • An unlikely bug where computer players could potentially be the same hero
Version 1e
Added:
  • A new game option, Enemy Army Selection
  • A new enemy army, the Scourge
  • Blade of Midnight
Changed:
  • Various balancing issues
Version 1f
Added:
  • A new enemy army, Bandits
  • A "Random" option for the enemy army selection
Version 1g
Added:
  • A new enemy army, Ancients
Changed:
  • Various balance issues
  • Various aesthetics
Version 1h
Changed:
  • Improved the Worgen
  • Improved trigger efficiency slightly
  • Various balance issues
Version 1i
Changed:
  • Fixed an error in the triggers (thanks, Kobas!)
Version 1j
Added:
  • A new item, Chaos Essence, which is sold by the Keeper of Essence
  • A new item, Brilliance, which is sold by Lord Alastor's Wares
  • A new item, Darkness, which is sold by TehCrisis
  • A new hired unit, Spirit of Construction, which is sold by the Mercenary
  • A new hired unit, Spirit of Sky, which is sold by the Mercenary
Changed:
  • Low level crafting recipes now have the icon of the crafted item instead of a scroll
  • Essence items now have active abilities
  • Item tooltips are now more colorful
  • Improved the clarity of some item tooltips
  • Minor stuff here and there
  • Decreases the HP of the Sight Ward
  • The repair time of various buildings
Fixed:
  • Nothing to do with the elusive loading error
Version 1k
Added:
  • A new secret shop (Hint: it spawns at a random location when certain conditions are met, and a message will appear to all players at that time)
  • Added 4 new items to the second secret shop
Version 1l
Changed:
  • Fixed some bugs with the new shop and item additions introduced in Version 1k
Version 1m
Added:
  • Added a new Seal item (like those sold by the Arcane Vault) to the secret shop that was introduced in Version 1k
Changed:
  • Fine-tuned and added lore to the items introduced in Version 1k
  • Improved event trigger safety and glitch-prevention slightly
Version 1n
Changed:
  • Reduced the enemy handicap in legendary mode
Fixed:
  • Various trigger inefficiencies
  • More bugs from Version 1k
Version 1o
Fixed:
  • Something that apparently caused a loading error (thanks, cold_moon!)
Version 1p
Removed:
  • Removed the cause of the error mentioned in the Version 1o change log, because simply remaking it didn't fix the problem
Version 1q
Added:
  • A new game mode, Territory, in which players can capture flags on the map to get bonus gold income
  • The Firelord; this unit causes crashes for some users if selected; DO NOT click on this unit if you have experienced crashes in the past
Changed:
  • Balance
Fixed:
  • The buy hotkeys for items in the Keeper of Essence shop
Version 1r
Changed:
  • In Territory mode respawn time is affected by the number of flags your team controls
  • In Territory mode the chance for enemies to drop Arcane Seals is increased by the number of flags your team controls
Fixed:
  • Various issues from the last update
Version 1s
Added:
  • Some new items to one of the secret shops
Changed:
  • In Territory mode flags affect a few more game aspects
  • Various aesthetics
  • Some minor balance issues
  • The requirements for unlocking password heroes
Fixed:
  • A few tooltips
  • More problems with Territory mode
Version 1t
Added:
  • 4 new items to a secret shop
Changed:
  • Various aesthetics
  • A few balance issues
  • Improved several trigger-enhanced abilities
Fixed:
  • An issue with the Swordmaster's Crimson Swallow ability and the Centaur's Charge ability which caused the caster to become stuck (reported by CafeSaiGon)
Version 1u
Changed:
  • Some stuff (can't remember XD)
Fixed:
  • Whatever I said I'd fix
Version 1u
Added:
  • Some new items to the Apothecary
Changed:
  • Various aesthetics
  • A few balance issues
  • Improved several trigger-enhanced abilities
  • Remade the Demon Hunter's Demon Boost ability
  • Remade the Colossus' Rage Quit ability


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See the Credits quest in-game for slightly more information.

Development:
  • Teh Crisis
  • Lord Alastor
Models and Icons:
  • Sellenisko
  • expresso
  • sPy
  • Cavman and Mr Goblin
  • CRAZYRUSSIAN
  • Tranquil
  • Suselishe
  • Trarrasque
  • WILLTHEALMIGHTY
  • zeshuri
  • dickxunder
  • HappyTauren
  • Lordan12
  • Ampharos_222
  • Fel Orc Crossbowman
  • Misha
  • Mainy
  • Dionesisst
  • Elenai
  • Dan van Ohllus
  • soulreaver6
  • jetfanginferno
Special Thanks:
  • cold_moon


Anyway, you might've figured out that this project pretty much died. Of course, if you really want the REAL latest version (not optimized, not protected) click here. Development was cut short when we were partially done with the gold version, so we called this one Gold Prototype 1.


Keywords:
Hero, Defense, AZ, Castle, Leeroy, Jenkins, Heroes, Secret, Hidden, Defend, Fun, Custom, Open, Optimized
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Hero Defense AZ V1u (Map)

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[img]Orcnet [19:21, 2012/Nov/08] "Approved"
  1. [​IMG]Orcnet
    [19:21, 2012/Nov/08]

    "Approved"
     
  2. DestinyEX

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    Going to give it a go.
    If it's anything like VN and NCD I'm expecting it to be awesome.
     
  3. Shadow_Seraph1654

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    Man, this is such a shame. I don't know what the culprit is but I can't seem to play the map. The bar loads until it is full then an error message shows, thus preventing me from playing. It's such a shame because from what I read in your manuals, they seem good, especially with the variety of heroes and items. Of all the survival maps I've played, they only show but a few heroes, probably fewer than 20.

    Though I have not yet tried yet, I'm giving it a +rep for you to be able to fix the error (if possible), and persevere more on it.
     
  4. AlastorCrisisAZ

    AlastorCrisisAZ

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    I'll look into it right away. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

    EDIT: If anyone else has this problem, I'd like to know. For now try the attached map (I removed some stuff like custom loading bar text).

    EDIT: Since the so-called "1b+fix version" didn't fix anything, I've removed it.
     
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  5. useminename

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    I liked it :goblin_good_job:
     
  6. FrozenFenrir

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    cant load the map too, wc3 crashes once the map is (almost) fully loaded.
    error message says something about an exception error in the software or something...
    not even the fix version seem to work for me :/
    it really makes me sad...the map seems to be so good
     
  7. AlastorCrisisAZ

    AlastorCrisisAZ

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    For anyone who is crashing on the loading screen, read this then tell me which item/ability/unit is causing the crash, if any. (or you can just post the crash log here and I'll take a look at it)

    If the source of the crash is discovered I'll fix it in the next update and post it as soon as possible.
     
  8. FrozenFenrir

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    since it crashes at my wc3 before its fully loaded, i dont get any error log.
    therefore i made a screenshot... maybe that will help you too
    http://oi48.tinypic.com/2wp5fer.jpg
     
  9. AlastorCrisisAZ

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    After looking for answers for some time I found several instances of the same error, but no solution to it. If it is a problem with the map, then the only way to find it would be to delete each trigger, unit, item, and ability one at a time until the error no longer appears.
     
  10. Ray1407

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    Hi i found something in a german forum saying something about the same problem.
    he said that he couldn't use the component A004 anymore because his antivirus had something done to his raw data of the tooltips.

    Hope i could help
     
  11. Vampir1991

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    I see a green icon and no ability to describe. Where moderator looks. -_-
     
  12. AlastorCrisisAZ

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    I'd be happy to fix that if you'll give me some details. Is it a hero ability? If so, which hero and which ability?

    EDIT: I set aside some free time to look for green icons, and I was able to find two (Moontear Priestess' Summon Moontear Guardian and Ghost King's Shadow Spawn's Ghost Storm). If anyone happens to find another, please let us know.
     
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  13. Link_pwns

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    This is an amazing map I loved it.
     
  14. carnoc

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    Probably one of the best maps that I have played, the Computer AI is nice and the item and hero variety is something you don't get often
     
  15. AlastorCrisisAZ

    AlastorCrisisAZ

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    :grin:
     
  16. arrug

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    I really love this map, there is only a problem the map crashes at the end of the loading screen.
    For me this didn't happen before version 1c, it worked fine on version 1a and i never tried version 1b.
    Does anyone know how to fix this? It's really annoying that you can't play such a good map.

    There is already a crashing example in a post, there for ill not post another.

    EDIT: Btw is there more than 4 secret characters in the game, i have seen 4 on version 1a.
     
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  17. AlastorCrisisAZ

    AlastorCrisisAZ

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    I'm glad you liked the map. :grin:
    And yes, there are 4 secret heroes.
    I'm really sorry about the crashing issue. :sad:

    I suspect that the crashing error may have something to do with a save error by the Mac version of the World Editor OR some conflict with anti-virus software. If it is an editor issue, *maybe* if it was saved in the Windows version of the editor it would work... maybe. You could try it, since the map is not protected.

    One "fix" I read about was to delete all the triggers and delete units, abilities, buffs, and items until it worked again; then whichever thing was last deleted was the thing that was causing the error. Deleting and then remaking that thing would fix the map.

    I'm setting aside some time to do another series of Google searches for this issue. I have about an hour so hopefully I'll find some answers.


    EDIT: I found the same error here: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/world-editor-help-zone-98/map-error-loading-screen-163163/. I found a guide to fixing the erros here: http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/...ls-278/removing-loading-screen-crashes-39360/. Since I've never had the error, someone else will have to find it. Sorry. :sad:
     
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  18. arrug

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    Finally i have gotten the map to work for me, to bad it doesn't work for my friend yet :p.

    Great work on the map so far, i have still 3 heroes to unlock and some items to find though ;D.

    I'll be waiting for the next update, if there is a next update ;D.
     
  19. AlastorCrisisAZ

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    :grin: So, how did you get it working?