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Kingdom Of Snow(Yet another canned project, but i suppose still playable)

This bundle is marked as useful / simple. Simplicity is bliss, low effort and/or may contain minor bugs.
Kingdom Of Snow

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Idea! Pretty dope light bulb tho

Story

Sometime after events of "The Frozen Throne", many nations came to this mysterious kingdom and wanted to conquer this land, you can help one of the sides.


Tactics
In this map you need to gain control of two goldmines to have chance to survive and prevail in this unfriendly land. Fountain of health and mana may be important to hold the line against your enemy, and they could grant you access to enemy gold mines.

Map Specifics

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Players
4

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Creep Camps
1 8 10

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Neutral Buildings
10

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Gold Mines
8

[2017-01-27]
Changed terrian in center
[2017-01-26]
-Added new preview title
[2017-01-24]
-Added new creeps at gold mines
-Changed creep drop
-Added trees so that fixed bug with stucking creeps in south camp
-Made changes in description
-Map was set to latest patch
[2017-01-20]
-Added trees
-Added hills
-Made changes in terrain
[2017-01-17]
-Changed terrain
[2017-01-16]
-Changed drop to creeps. Now only ice dragon drop ankh of reincarnation
-Made base more unprotected
-Moved one creep camp closer to the center
[2017-01-15]
-Changed drop to some creeps
-Made only 2 teverns instead of 4.
-Changed Terrain
-Made place for bases bigger
[Rev_2]
-Changed some terrian elements
-Added more trees in places where was taverns
-Fixed wall around tavern in bottom
-Changed file name
[2017-01-14]
-Added new screenshots
-Added new terrain elements
-Added drop to ogre magi's in the center
-Made little changes in description
-Added two new plates in description
[2016-11-26]
-Changed terrain
[2016-11-25]
-Added new screenshots
-Fixed description
-Added new creep camps and changed old creep camps

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These images were taken in Worldedit seeing this screenshots is only 1/2 from experience you will get in map and
i hope that you enjoy my map!
You may alter this map in any way you desire, just don't forget to give me credit if you do!
And thanks to Rufus for icons that were used in description.
Map could be found on Epic War too




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Kingdom Of Snow (Map)

Reviews
23:58, 6th Apr 2016 Rufus: Rufus Moderation Note What you need to do: Read the moderator comment for http://www.hiveworkshop.com/forums/maps-564/adventures-young-prince-1-a-277253/ carefully. Status set to Awaiting Update
Level 26
Joined
Oct 2, 2011
Messages
2,483
Update the screenshots to show an overview and specific areas of the map.
this imprtant because apart from balance, the terrain is the most important part of a new melee map.
Your current screenshots show us barely anything about this pecific map; Everybody already know what the orc race looks like.
 
Level 2
Joined
Jan 13, 2017
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Starting area is too small, you could increase size of the area meant for base building. Instead of having 4 taverns you could have 2 by placing them closer to middle. Doodads near starting locations are annoying also they are small already. There is only one base entrance. Teal's base is the most protected one. I really like that you didn't copy paste terrain, but you should have made it more symmetrical. You haven't set acquisition range to camp for any creep. Neutral camps are too protected. Orb of Frost drop on Troll Priest is really bad idea, the worst part is that Dragon in the middle drops it too. Even though it's 100% drop rate him and only 33% for Troll. Doodads near neutral camps make them even harder to kill. Terrain near middle camp could be smoother. This map could have some Alterac mountains lore. Also you could have turned sky on when you were taking screenshoots.
 
Level 8
Joined
Feb 24, 2016
Messages
140
Starting area is too small, you could increase size of the area meant for base building. Instead of having 4 taverns you could have 2 by placing them closer to middle. Doodads near starting locations are annoying also they are small already. There is only one base entrance. Teal's base is the most protected one. I really like that you didn't copy paste terrain, but you should have made it more symmetrical. You haven't set acquisition range to camp for any creep. Neutral camps are too protected. Orb of Frost drop on Troll Priest is really bad idea, the worst part is that Dragon in the middle drops it too. Even though it's 100% drop rate him and only 33% for Troll. Doodads near neutral camps make them even harder to kill. Terrain near middle camp could be smoother. This map could have some Alterac mountains lore. Also you could have turned sky on when you were taking screenshoots.

Thanks, for your advice i already started work and soon new update will be ready.
 
Level 2
Joined
Jan 13, 2017
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Suggestion.JPG


Please do this. Basses are too well defended. Drops are too imba, some make no sense like Ogre Magi ring of regen drop.
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Please remove that rocky terrain. Also top right player has an extra neutral camp. Map could become more symmetrical if you moved market and mercenary camp.
 
Level 8
Joined
Feb 24, 2016
Messages
140
Well, i done update.



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Please do this. Basses are too well defended. Drops are too imba, some make no sense like Ogre Magi ring of regen drop.
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Please remove that rocky terrain. Also top right player has an extra neutral camp. Map could become more symmetrical if you moved market and mercenary camp.

Thanks for another suggestions, but since i'm currently busy now only tomorrow i will make update. Also i'm really not trying make map symmetrical.
 
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Daffa the Mage Review on Kingdom of Snow by @Supernickman 32

Gameplay
The gameplay sticks to the usual Melee strategies. However, the map layout would risk players whenever they go creeping, especially to camps.
The engagement area usually go for the central field or the outposts. Ambushing enemy while creeping is also a good choice (just don't get counter ambushed though).
The item drops could use more work though.
You could increase the starting gold mine's golds though, for a slightly longer gameplay. (Optional)
75/100


Aesthetic
I'm not the best in terrain making nor evaluating, but I'll give some advice.
I kinda dislike the tile variation in most areas (the contrast is quite annoying, personally). (Opinion, doesn't subtract score)
In term of symmetry, I would recommend to change location of the merc camp and goblin merchant (either switch north & south or east & west). It will help balance them out.
The distribution of trees is quite dangerous for creeping at the merc camp and goblin merchant, where you can easily lock your enemy escape using your troops with barely a way out. Either widen the space slightly or lower the depth of the path.
The center could use a better composition of doodad, the current one feels quite out of place. (Opinion, doesn't subtract score)
80/100


Bug
Distance of Starting Gold Mine and Town Hall is quite long, bringing Humans and Orcs into sort of disadvantage.
Gnoll Brute drops Ring of Prot +5, Health Stone and such? What!?
I also noticed that the Mercenary Camp drop sort of equal or weaker items, albeit being more difficult (a 3 charge Healing Ward? well...)
Mercenary Camp (South) can cause the purchased unit to stuck between building and trees.
Front Mines unguarded, in Melee this is a risky thing. (Optional Issue)
The Map is not set to the Latest Patch. (Major Issue)
50/100


Summary
It's a promising melee map with some different tricks to play with. However, there are some major concern regarding balance which needs to get sorted out. Else, this map is a good choice for quick runs.


Score
205/300
68/100
3.4/5


 
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