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Rise of Winterchill 0.71m

Submitted by Softmints
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
After months of supposed inactivity, Rage Winterchill has amassed a rogue legion of demons, satyr, and undead to use in a fanatical strike against the Night Elves in an attempt to avenge Archimonde's death. After demolishing several elven outposts, he has stationed himself in the ruins of a former city, and is prepared to fight. The Elves are underprepared and doom lingers overhead; can you turn the tides of the battle?

Features:
* A high-level AoS with engaging, action-packed gameplay.
* Thirty completely
original heroes to fight with.
* Focus on
interesting abilities which take aiming/timing, and reward skilled players.
* Almost
no stuns/complete disables which leave your character helpless.
* Stat-based abilities which scale differently depending on your item build.
* Optional Tournament Mode with ordered bans and picks.
*
8 years of iteration and polish.

* Very
progressive item systems, designed for ease of use:
* Clearly organised Marketplace interface (see screenshots below) with full information about effects stacking and recipe components.
* No overlapping 'orb abilities': everything works on every hero and with every other item.
* 'Recipe' items will auto-complete if you already have enough gold.
* Type -i itemname to buy an itemname, saves time on searching (various other shortcuts available).
* Interesting items which improve ability fields such as Duration and AoE, to add more build options.

* Clean visual style without gaudy effects.
* All necessary information is contained within the map, no need for an external reference.
* Continued
on-demand support for bugs/balance fixes, though active development has ended.


Shortfalls:
* There are no AI/bot players in the map, nor any immediate plans to add them. Sorry!
* Large (8MB) file size due to lots of custom assets.


Screenshots:
(Plenty available below!)


Want to play?
* You can find players on the RoW Steam group.
* The latest versions are always on MakeMeHost.com.
* RoW takes approximately 50 minutes, and it's best played with at least 4v4. For 3v3 or less, the game will activate an all-mid mode.

More details about the game can be found on the Homepage!


Changelog:
* View it online here.
* Or find it in the map's quest menu (along with accreditations).


Video!
Check out recorded streams at the Twitch.tv channel.

Below, a video featuring out-takes from couple of games from 2012. Huge thanks to Sep for putting it together!



Related Content:
Softmints' other work includes:
* DotA Outland, which is this map's predecessor.
* Leraux, a single-player puzzle-adventure game.
* Lane-Pushing Games, a blag about AoS maps.

Keywords:
AoS, Winterchill, Rise, DotA, Outland, RoW, Softmints, Rise of Winterchill, DotA Outland, Hero, Heroes, Spell, Custom, Moba
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Rise of Winterchill 0.71m (Map)

Reviews
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18:41, 23rd Dec 2008 Rui: Not a bad AoS. Its bases were well covered up, but concretely, it did not come out so well. See my full review. With a full 3/5 (Useful), this map is Approved! 21:44, 16th May 2011 Cweener: Went back through it on...
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    Hello

    Yes, yes it is.
     
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    Bugs

    I find bug, i can pick Undead heroes when i play elf and i can pick as many рукщуы
     
  3. Softmints

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    Hi Frendo

    That's allowed in singleplayer to make trying out heroes and testing easier.
     
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    Now with less scrolling down!
     
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    One of the best AoS maps i`ve played so far. Excellent design for heroes and terrain ,nicely selected abilities and apart from the already mentioned problems of the map nothing more to add. Waiting for more heroes and items ,that`s all it needs.
     
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    @fakeskins:

    I'm glad you liked it. There is a new hero in the oven (Aquasoul), and of course the existing heroes are being refined all the time. I really want to add a new item or two, but I have no idea what the game needs :crazz:. If you want to play with us, just add me (Softmints) on USEast, I expect I'll be playing most nights this week.

    Would you mind elaborating on the problems you see with the map in particular? I know what most of them are (and get vocally reminded every other day), but it sometimes helps to hear different perspectives.
     
  7. Leak-

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    This map used to work on Mac Os X, but not anymore! What happened? It now freezes 1/4th of the way through on the loading screen
     
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    Hi Leak-,

    I decided to apply some aggressive texture optimisations to reduce the size of the map, because I was approaching the 8mb limit and I feel custom content is very important to the game. Had I realised at the time that this would break compatibility with OSX I might have reconsidered, but I didn't and unfortunately it's difficult to go back now that I've made use of the extra space.

    It's not likely I'll be able to tackle this issue in the near future, so until then RoW is windows only :csad:
     
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    Poor minions and environment do not get custom appearance, instead another special kill sound.
     
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    Is there anyway i can get hold of the RoWBoT hosting services.I need it so i can play more often on battlenet this summer.
     
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    Unfortunately the only method that comes to mind is making an account on US East and asking Softmints to become an admin for the bot. He's usually on almost daily so it shouldn't be too hard to catch him.

    Pretty much the only rules to being an admin is not to abuse and besides that it's all yours.
     
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    It is okay i made contact with Softmints and i hope we can work something out ^^
     
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    Updating This Makes some Quality Shit AoS
     
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    Review RoWc

    So I am actually going to review this map, year +- ago some dude hosted it on garena over at my country and I get the chance to try it out

    Game-play
    This is an aos, destroy enemy base to win.
    Hero designs are awesome as they have unique styles.
    Due to the difficulty of certain hero it remains replayable.
    The items are moderately nice and balanced.

    For rating I give 3.9/5 and I hope to see more stuff..
    The map is generally small and limited to a few paths.
    A game filled with many players will greatly hinder the space.
    All in all solid heroes however epic if contents added.
    Awaiting new version!
     
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    Latest version (0.69j) caused a local crash for us yesterday on startup.
     

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    Centaur in str-mode is bugged with hammer which adds agility for each strike. He gets bonus agility with no damage BUT when effect fades he looses damage bonus he would get if he were agi based and his damage is permanently reduced.
     
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    That's interesting... people have found him bugged in the past but I could never figure out why. Thanks for pointing it out.
     
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    Just that almost ruined a game for me :D If I had spot it later that I did i could get 0- dmg :D
    Also cool map with lovely skilled heroes) 5/5
     
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    Looks nice. I'll test it later.