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Romance of the Three Kingdoms v6.4c

Submitted by hi1
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Romance of The Three Kingdoms v6.4c
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A map inspired by Dynasty Warriors Series, Romance of Three Kingdoms Series, and Tiger Knight: Empire War

Background History

The setting takes place during the late Eastern Han Dynasty in 190AD, an era that was considered as one of the most chaotic times in Ancient Chinese history. It slowly began with the incompetence of the Han Emperor, formally named Emperor Ling of Han. During his reign, he focused his attention on women and lavish living, and allowed the Imperial Court to be ran by a group of corrupt eunuchs, who imposed heavy tax rates on the citizens across the country. This eventually led to the crumble of the Han Dynasty, provoking rebellions to arise. Soon, many officials in various provinces and regions began to lose faith in the Emperor and decided to claim themselves as Warlords in attempt to unify China and establish a new Dynasty!


Gameplay

Summary
This map allows a maximum of 10 players who will experience the lives and hardships of the renown Warlords during this chaotic time. Each Warlord has their own unique advantage, whether it may be income, position, special units, heroes, events...etc. Players will need to decide on their own diplomatic relationships in the game, and slowly expand their lands until the entire China is unified into one single colour. Different regions will offer a different set of Generals to be recruited, as well as unique special units to be enlisted. Thus, one will need to capture additional lands to gain access to more advantages.

Units
This map features 30 unique units that can be trained; however as mentioned above, you will have to conquer the entire China, in order for all 30 unique units to become accessible. Each individual unit in the map can be countered, and this is assisted by tooltips present to guide the basics of the unit counter system. For instance, Pikemen counter Cavalries, Imperial Guards counter Archers, Ranged counters Artilleries.. and so on.
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Heroes
The heroes in the map is divided into 6 different classes: Leaders, Strategists, Ranged Generals, Melee Strength Generals, Melee Agility Generals. Each hero class has an unique set of abilities. The hero abilities are made quite straightforward, and mainly fall under auras and passives. In addition, to make each hero much more unique aside from the unique custom models, most heroes have their own unique default passive. Efforts were made to avoid active damage spells for balancing sakes. The hero attributes are scaled based on the stats provided by the game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII.
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Income System
Like many strategy maps in Wc3, the main income source is based on the numbers of cities owned by the player. Similarly, different types of cities will provide a slightly different amount of income. There exists 6 different types of cities: Minor City < Developed City < Major City < Capital City < Imperial Palace. The type of each city is determined based on the prosperity of the cities during 190AD in China, which also mimics the game, Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIII. In addition to city income, players can also train tax collectors which are available from marketplaces of each city, to collect gold from vaults. Other income options also include capturing Sea Control Points, investing in Farmlands/Trade Markets, or simply trading resources at marketplaces.

Terrain and Structures
As this map takes place during the 190AD in Ancient China, it is essential for players to instantly get a very strong feel of the traditional Chinese culture, when they enter into the game world. Hence, extensive model searches were done in attempt to mimic the Ancient Chinese World, which include specific tree doodads, buildings, units, and historical landmarks.
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Events
As a gamer myself, I do notice that simply producing armies, capturing cities and warring against enemies do get boring and repetitive at times. So, a key feature of this map is the Special Events that are not commonly seen in traditional RTS custom maps in Wc3. These events are present to serve a few purposes such as introducing additional objectives for players to complete, encouraging players to follow the historical paths, and adding depth to the complexity of the map. There are three different types of events that can occur: Random Events, Historical Events, Player-Specific Events. Random and Historical events will occur naturally and does not require player intervention, while Player-Specific Events require specific players to satisfy a given condition, in order to trigger the event occurrence.



1. Random Events
  • Hero Illness
  • Pirates
  • Bandits
2. Historical Events
  • Blood Letter by Han Emperor
  • Rescuing Han Emperor
  • Emergence of White Bengal Tiger
3. Faction-Specific Event
  • Establishment of Wei, Shu, Wu Dynasty
  • Finding of Imperial Sea
  • Battle of Guan Du
  • Assassination of Dong Zhuo
  • Oath of Peach Garden
  • Emperor Abdication
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Adjutants
Adjutants serve as the second in command, assisting the leading Generals in devising strategies and offering support on the forefronts of the battlefields. Adjutants in the game are essentially the stronger form of the elite units, as well as offering additional positive auras to nearby friendly units. They can be distinguished from normal units by their larger model size and the special effect positioned overhead of their models. The adjutants were selected based on historically references, in which they were actually the primary leaders of specific elite units in game. The adjutants cannot be specifically trained from a building, they can be obtained in two ways: (1) 5% chance for adjutants to spawn every time an elite unit is trained, (2) Adjutants are guaranteed to spawn once a player has recruited at least 12 units of a specific elite unit type. Note that each adjutant can only belong to a specific player at a time, hence no duplicates are possible. Adjutants can be recruited again, if they have fallen on the battlefield. Finally, Adjutants are units, therefore do not gain experience or skill points.
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Political Ideology
Political Ideologies are the sets of basic beliefs and values in politics, economics, social and cultural affairs. It is exactly the ideologies of the rulers themselves value that determine the rise of a Nation or mark the dawn of an Empire. Now players in game will have the opportunity to select on their own ideologies based on the options that appeal to them the most. Currently, there are only perks and no disadvantages that come with each ideology; however, improvements on this new gameplay will be made in future updates.
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    Buddhism, one of the four major religions in the World, has influenced and shaped the Chinese culture, philosophy, literature, arts, and architecture for over 1900 years. Buddhism endorsed the ideas of Equality, Mercy, and Selflessness, which were widely accepted and respected by the Chinese society. The earliest record of Buddhism in Ancient China was during the reign of Han Emperor of Ming. In 64 AD, a 6 metres tall man with a glowing scalp who claimed to be from the West met with the Emperor in his dream. The Han Emperor trusted that this peculiar dream was a sign of good fortune, and sent off numerous officers to travel off to the West to search for the man in his dream, also known as, the Great Buddha.
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    Women played a vital role in the private life of many Ancient Chinese rulers. They were not only important for producing heirs for the thrones, they were primarily needed as entertainment. It had always been difficult for men to pick between either their Empires or women, but of course, there also exists tales of exceptional Leaders that acquired both women and power. Lord Cao Cao is the perfect example of a powerful ruler and still possessed a house of women. It was recorded that there were 13 women that gave birth to sons for Lord Cao Cao, which does not include ones that only gave birth to daughters or had affairs with Lord Cao Cao. Very few Warlords were capable of maintaining the balance between his ambition and women, which made Lord Cao Cao even more extraordinary.
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    During chaotic times, the extent of military power ultimately dictates the lifespan of one's throne. The first Emperor of China, Qin Emperor of Shi was a strong believer in militarism, which led to the rapid unstoppable expansion of his nation until he became the ruler of all under heaven. It was the extensive military funding that shaped each and every military soldiers of Qin State at the time into Elite fighters. It was said that, "Each soldier of Qin State was equivalent to ten."


Changelogs






v6.3c
-Maximum numbers of Heroes owned per faction is set to 5
-Slight adjustments to game UI
-Complete remake of tooltips for armor/attack types
-Comeplete remake of F9 Information Tab
-Reduced income gain of all Sea Control Points
-Increased lumber cost of all Elite units
-Fixed Pathing
-Heroes now become recruitable again in taverns once a player leaves
-Marketplace of Yi state and Ta County does not change ownership after city is taken
-Zhang Fei costed 50 lumber only
-Increased starting agility of Zhang He
-Decreased starting agility and strength of Lu Meng
-Reduced the intial Hero level of Lu Meng from 6 to 4
-New hero: Guan Yin Ping
-Added Adjutants
-Chaos Attack type is now referred to as Fire Attacks
-Magic Attack type is now referred to as Phalanx Attacks
-Reduced the damage dealt to Medium armor by Piercing and Fire attacks
-Reduced the damage dealt to Fortified armor by Phalanx Attacks
-Increased Neutral hostile units surrounding Sea Control Points
-Increased recruitment cost of Guan Yu
-The Oath of Peach Garden ability is only added to Liu Bei Guan Yu Zhang Fei after they have taken the oath


Credits
Model Sources
Units

  • Cao Ren (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Cao Pi (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Wuhuan Cavalry - wokao144
  • Dian Wei (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - EbonyStallion
  • Han Emperor - yfx
  • Mounted Guan Yu (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lord_JiangWei
  • Leader Masamune Date (Samurai Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Warrior Masamune Date (Samurai Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - lzxzdzx
  • Jiang Wei (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lord_JiangWei
  • Lu Meng (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Seprinth
  • Ma Chao (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lord_JiangWei
  • Meng Huo (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - GreatVengeance
  • Pang Tong (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Imperial Guards - BingShanXiaoMeiGui
  • Marksman - BingShanXiaoMeiGui
  • Tiger Knight - BingShanXiaoMeiGui
  • Sun Ce (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lord_JiangWei
  • Taishi Ci (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lord_JiangWei
  • Wei Yan (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - ZhanShenXieShen
  • Yuan Shao - QiFengZhiXing
  • Zhang Liao (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - EbonyStallion
  • Zhang Fei (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Gwapogi
  • Zhao Yun (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lord_JiangWei
  • Zhou Tai (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Zhou Yu (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Zhuge Liang (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Sima Yi (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Zhu Rong (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Yuan Shu - sumeme
  • Xu Sheng - sumeme
  • Liu Bei (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - DaSha
  • Lu Bu Mounted (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - 3aheaton
  • Yan Liang/Wen Chou - amo
  • Gongsun Zan/Ma Teng (Red Cliff Online by Perfect World) - cedricodin
  • Dong Zhuo (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - XiaoBanZhuanEr
  • Diao Chan (Dynasty Warriors by Koei Tecmo) - Lingliming
  • Lu Lingqi (Jian Wang 3 by XiShanJu Games) - wangqidi
  • Pikeman (Jian Wang 3 by XiShanJu Games) - wangqidi
  • Shaolin Disciple (Jian Wang 3 by XiShanJu Games) - wangqidi
  • Guan Yin Ping (Fantasy Three Kingdoms by UserJoy Technology) - moon_shin
  • Vine Armored Hoplite (Lord of The Rings) - Fingolfin
  • White Feather Warrior (Red Cliff Online by Perfect World) - QiFengZhiXing
  • Mercenary Assasin (Jian Wang 3 by XiShanJu Games) - QiFengZhiXing
  • Xu Huang - xialoke
  • Ballista - Fingolfin
  • Barbarian - 331343581
  • Chinese Style Peasants - sylvanas12
  • Chinese Style Footman - sylvanas12
  • Chinese Style Archer - sylvanas12
  • Chinese Style Cavalry - sylvanas12
  • Confirmation - Epsilon
  • Arrowed Healthbar - Nightcrime

Buildings

  • Ancient Chinese Pillars and Castles - MEMEZ
  • Ancient Chinese Barracks - Illidan.NuFeng
  • Wooden Walls - !!GORO!!
  • Wooden Towers - !!GORO!!
  • Statue Doodads - Fover.GuiJi
  • Castle Walls - Tranquil
  • Farm - Kitabatake

Terrain

  • Ancient Chinese Style Textiles - JianYin

Loading Screen

  • by paladinjst

Original Map By
  • Seprinth
  • LordSquishy

The ROTK Team
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Romance of the Three Kingdoms v6.4c (Map)

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deepstrasz
Do you have permission to edit this map since the original author(s) is not you? Thread description text is really small. Might want to use another font. 1. You should avoid using the same icon for things especially in the same place (eg:...
  1. hi1

    hi1

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    Ah I totally agree on this, replacing the houses is definitely on my to-do list! So, expect that change in the next version :D
     
  2. prinze janus

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    Love the china feeling to this and the music
     
  3. dhungsttt

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    Great map. I prefer this to LOTR risk too <3
     
  4. Ken Christopher

    Ken Christopher

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    This map concept is very unique and very nice. Glad that I found it.
    Terrain is nice, models are good and everything is nice.
    Cant stop playing last night. lol.
    Any updates coming up for this?
     
  5. hi1

    hi1

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    Glad you are enjoying the map :D

    The most updated version is actually v6.4d, but because that version is still quite unpolished with some minor bugs here and there, so I didn't want to release it on hive just yet. I do host v6.4d occasionally on B.net so just keep an eye out for that if you play on B.net.

    Currently though, I am focusing my attention on this new Three Kingdoms map, Total War Three Kingdoms so don't expect v6.4d to be released officially anytime soon haha

    Feel free to join our RO3K discord: discord.gg/T2NpvC7 if you are looking for ppl to arrange a game for this map :D
     
  6. Ken Christopher

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    I see....so the Totoal War Three Kingdoms will be much more massive....shall looking forward for it. thank you :)