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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...
  1. bhusta

    bhusta

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    Aquasouls' Whirlpool ability doesn't work right in the Version 0.69s.
    I played a single player game and the jets just did not appear and if I want to activate the ability a second time it wasn't possible to click on the ability button.
     
  2. TheLol156

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    This game/mod/map is very good,definitely deserves a 10/10

    Gameplay
    The game is very smooth,very enjoyable and not easy to get bored of(which is always a plus).I don't seem to be finding any balance issues.

    Terrain
    Like most AoS,I can't complain about it being the forest,though i would appreciate it if you could change it a bit.

    Triggers/Mechanics and Balance
    The Hero Select and Shop system is very good,I'm glad i dont have the tavern again since it's really old,It feels like a standalone game altogether and very unique.The reccomendations(Diff(iculty)level)are very useful and are quite amusing,its not everyday you see things like that.

    Overall this map deserves great attention to those who love RTS like Dota and LoL.Like i said,deserves 10/10
     
  3. DrizztDoUrden

    DrizztDoUrden

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    I agree with previous post, but...
    Are you fucking KIDDING ME?! :goblin_wtf:

    Btw how often is your bot hosting? I can't spot it T_T
     
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  4. DrizztDoUrden

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    Also we got a desyncronization after 2 hours :\ I got a replay with it here
     

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    A successful AoS map that deserves 88 of 100. I'm very impressed this shop system. Great job!
     
  6. andreariona

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    this is awesome, the systems pretty much well done. each heroes are fun-to-play too!
     
  7. JCarrill0

    JCarrill0

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    Good ol "Dota Outland".

    I would love to play this with other THW members.
     
  8. Softmints

    Softmints

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    @JCarrill0: Your best bet would be the FunMap evenings; I believe RoW has been played at those in the past. I don't know if they're still running though.

    If you want to play with regular players, joining the steam group or watching out on MakeMeHost are good ways to get started.
     
  9. JCarrill0

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    Cool, never knew you guys had a steam group :)
    Thanks. (+rep for a fast reply!)
     
  10. WaterKnight

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    It's just a bit rare that we are enough players and even on the Evening. If there are no special wishes what to play, RoW is one map I provide from time to time.
     
  11. JCarrill0

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    Get another Night going soon!
     
  12. animewidri2

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    This is a epic map!!!!! :thumbs_up: :infl_thumbs_up:
    I love it!!!!! :vw_love:
     
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    New awesome terrain, I know it's still a WIP, but it look cool :)
     
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    Notice:

    Active development of RoW for War3 has finally come to an "official" end. I am still happy to make updates to resolve bugs/balance issues on an on-demand basis: simply PM me and I will release a fix as soon as is convenient.

    Thanks for all your support over the years!
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2015
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    Thank you for a great map !
     
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    Yes, thank you for the best Warcraft 3 Lane Pushing Game!
     
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    Very good AoS map ! Very good !
    if you play on game ranger add me : kamyflex
    i dont have Bnet.
     
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    One of Softmints' best work since DotA Outland
     
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    That "official end" just makes me cry dear Softmints! You created the most awesome AoS.Dota outland and Rise of Winterchill helped me understand what an AoS should offer! My creation War of Sanctity has some features similar to those from your abandoned project DotA Outland.(Nessa,Siriah,Elderwood,Spectre Knight) and some other items.I used the same concepts for some of them,reborning them into something more beautiful.It is sad that one of the best mappers stopped from working. :'(
     
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    let's go man reach version 1!!