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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. copsychus

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    Can u give me a specific detail about audience that playing your map?

    Example , if you want to fun in this map. How it should be about player?

    I tried to get your map popup in my favorite map list. But i couldn't so i want to know how to playing your map and get fun.
     
  2. Icedrake

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    Awesome, an update! I've been playing that map recently with some friends, and most of the points I gave in my review still stand, except for the base one. The bases are a little easier to take down, but they still take quite some time.
     
  3. MR.Tricky

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    nice map i love it although i do not like aoe much i make exceptions,
    Good Luck With It
     
  4. Maximum_Evil

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    Looks nice
     
  5. Leak-

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    Hi Softmints!

    Out of curiosity, what specific tools do you use to develop Rise of Winterchill?
     
  6. Softmints

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    I use the NewGen WE, Vexorian's Optimiser, Magos' Model Editor, Notepad++, and a few other modelling tools for model editing, Fireworks for icon/texture work and... that's it.
     
  7. HyperActive

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    This map needs to get a higher mod rating, come on. It kicks ass!
     
  8. whiteboy

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    Looks awesome. Im gunna play it right now in a LAN game.
     
  9. Skasi

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    Nice map. There's one simple suggestion I have:

    Instead of using -number for Calypse; Oracle to set the timer for Premonition, the skill should work like a spell book and open a sub-menu to select the time - Q W E, A S D for 1 2 3, 4 5 6 seconds respectively.
    eg. [W]Premonition -> [D]6s
     
  10. Softmints

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    Skasi,

    I suppose it's a matter of taste. For now, I'll stick with typed commands, but if there's demand for it, I can introduce an alternate mechanism, similar to what I've done for Caber Toss and Particle Accelerator.
     
  11. copsychus

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    I need an answer please, i found a problems in my time.
    I played with my friend 3-3 and there are only one player who couldn't play this map.
    Other player fine to play it.

    The problems is sometimes he choose the hero or walk around maps and then the problems that occur is his game was dropped out to the desktop without any error. [warcraft game disappear, not a switch like alt+tab]

    Who know how to fix this problems? He said other maps he can play but only this map he couldn't play. Please tell me how to fix it.


    I have a problems similar to this case before and i fixed it by go to warcraft option and turn all option in high mode and it worked.

    but this time it didn't work with him so i don't know how to fix it.

    PS> I had played your maps a lot now and most ppl [including me] told that scourge hero is more interest/better than sentinel hero.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2011
  12. Skasi

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    There's three different ways to win, if I recall correctly, copsychus. Only one of the conditions has to be fulfilled.
    1) Destroy the enemy main building
    2) Destroy all enemy towers without loosing any of yours
    3) Have a certain number of kills more than your opponent (I don't remember it exactly)
     
  13. Softmints

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    copsychus,

    I don't know of anyone else who has encountered that issue, so I don't know how I can help you. I agree that Legion heroes are more interesting in a way, because throughout development there have always been more Legion heroes than Elves (it was only made equal recently). Their themes inspire me better I guess, and maybe it shows in their quality.


    Skasi,

    I removed the towers condition because players were finding it a bit of a let-down. The kills condition is there to end games which are clearly over because one team is dominating.
     
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    Softmints, what other AoS maps out there would you recommend that are similar to RoW in that they require somewhat high skill-level to effectively play?
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2011
  15. copsychus

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    I want to know too for other aos map . . . tell me please softmints
     
  16. Nudl9

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    Desert of Exile
    Advent of the Zenith
    DotA
    Age of Myths
     
  17. copsychus

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    Already played it [too often]

    What is it . . . and how to get this hero?

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  18. HOooDy

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    This is Awsome !!!! :goblin_yeah: :goblin_yeah: :goblin_yeah: :goblin_jawdrop: :goblin_jawdrop: :goblin_jawdrop: :goblin_jawdrop:
     
  19. Ergic

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    wow nice map
     
  20. bendnchop

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    Wow great idea !