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Spring Festival

Submitted by ZLY199377
This bundle is marked as substandard. It may contain bugs, not perform optimally or otherwise be in violation of the submission rules.
Chinese name of map: 春节

English name of map: Spring Festival

Map version information: 1.31

Map size: Huge (340 × 340)

Map sandbox template: Black Citaclel

Number of map players: 24 (Free-For-All)

Map overview description:
  With the coming of new year, three great eastern warlords came to the planet with red lanterns and cheered with the local natives to welcome the new year. Under their powerful mana celebration, the terrain structure of the whole planet has become more and more spring like.

Map structure design:
-048 Gold Mine
-002 Goblin Lab
-003 Bistro
-001 Market





Preface

  "Spring Festival" the terrain of "spring" presents a Chinese character of "春", it's me compiled by imitating the cover map of "Spring Festival" in "Baidu Encyclopedia" in 2020. From "New Year's Eve" on January 24, 2020 to the end of "COVID-19" city closure in China on March 10, 2020, it took more than two months to complete, all the designs of the map are planned by myself. Due to the lack of model making software, So in addition to the mdx model used by custom units and custom terrain decorations from "HiveWorkshop", All the maps, sound effects, trigger parameters, variables, etc. in it are original production. Among them, The arc shaped hemispheres in the middle of the map are carved by my mouse, one by one; The sound effect of fireworks and firecrackers inside, It was recorded on New Year's Eve when I sneaked into the countryside near the outskirts of the city at the risk of being arrested and detained by the anti epidemic personnel during the "COVID-19" closure of the city...So, please treat this map with the attitude of the author, if you have any comments or personal opinions on this map, please contact the author. Have a good game!





Game notes

  There are two modes available in this map: "Competition Mode" and "Entertainment Mode".

  "Competition Mode" is the normal confrontation mode without any changes.

  "Entertainment Mode" has added many new units, magic and event triggers, all of which are related to "Spring Festival".

  In "Entertainment Mode", There will be many Kongming latern floating in the sky of the whole map, players can choose a Kongming latern to spend a certain amount of money to make a wish, you can get an item or unit at random after making a wish, quality depends on luck. The red lantern in the middle of the map is the core area of the map, on this isolated hemisphere have a group of Draenei aborigines hold a spring festival party around a rotating red lantern. Red lanterns sell all kinds of new year goods, through worship the three Yuan Panda with red lanterns can also get three panda firework teams to hold a new year's celebration with you. It is worth mentioning that, The Panda Fireworks team is a very good air attack unit, can cause range damage to air units, And the damage effect is considerable. The firecracker area on both sides of the map, though barren by the explosion, But players who don't like to set off firecrackers can use lever to turn off the fire, In this way players can safely explore these two areas. Although occasionally a portal to the red lantern area is created on the map, But the firecracker area is the only two fixed areas for players to provide long-distance navigation ability to the red lantern area.

  At present, the map only supports Chinese and English, if you have a text display exception in the game, Please go to Blizzard to download and install the corresponding language pack upgrade patch.

  In addition, Due to the inconsistency between the classic version of "Warcraft III" and some models of "Warcraft III:Reforged", So it's not recommended that maps run in "Warcraft III:Reforged", Otherwise an unknown error will occur.






Acknowledgement

Special thanks to all of the following people (Custom image creators):
Kallimachos
Paladon
67chrome
CloudWolf
PeeKay
Kimbo
Marcos DAB

Special thanks to all of the following people (Custom model creators):
WILL THE ALMIGHTY
Greeksaga
Skipper
8uY_YoU
Misha
ILH
Tranquil
Ujimasa Hojo
Zephyrius2412
Athur12A2
Retera
HerrDave





Above for BaiDu translation.



ZLY199377 
March 15, 2020
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Spring Festival (Map)

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Then Substandard it is. Thanks for understanding. You can always return to this if you ever decide to and ask for remoderation after updating. (previous comments: Spring Festival)
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    Lol, first I thought it was, from the minimap:
    [​IMG]

    Keep up the humanitarian effort China!
     
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      Dear foreign netizens, if my blood can make my country grow better or stronger after being dried, then I also die without regret.:psmile:
     
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    Imagine if you were a panda ;)
     
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    A credits list in the map description with the names of the authors whose resources you've used is mandatory. That includes models, skins, icons, custom spells, systems. Also, sounds, music and everything outside this site.
    This helps you with the models, skins and icons from Hiveworkshop: Resources in Use by Spring Festival | HIVE

    Awaiting Update.



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    The author of the images and models used in the external manager has been acknowledged. Is there anything else to add?
     
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    OK, everything in the game that's supposed to be text (quest log, dialog buttons) is blank, probably because it was supposed to be in Chinese.
    Bilingual maps are allowed but foremost they have to be in English.

    Awaiting Update.

    (previous comments: Spring Festival)
     
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      I spent several days staying up late, not only changing the task menu and dialog box to English, but also changing the name of custom unit and skill to English. Now this map supports both English and Chinese. Please review it.
     
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    1. The workers start too far from the main building. They should appear between the main building and gold mine. For me they appeared between the mine and the building.
    2. The terrain is flat, one tiled and has ugly black boundary tiles in places. Also, there's doodad spam in many place especially the southern point of interest.
    3. There's also stuff mostly used for aesthetics like Taverns instead of Shipyards and Goblin Laboratories very far away from the players. The issue is that the map is huge and not all players might have the same advantage.
    4. Gold Mines should have some cover so that Acolytes won't easily be killed.
    5. Mine guards should have biggest camp range so that towers won't be build near before attacking them. Another possible thing because of the current lower camp range is constructing a main building behind them before killing them.
    6. Wishes should probably have a bigger cooldown. They also go out over the water where you can't use them anymore. Actually since they so few, the cooldown is OK.
    7. It's not fair to buy a gift and not be able to spawn a unit from it because you need more food.
    8. Another issue is that gifts appear near the hero and some other hero can steal it. They should appear in the hero inventories.
    9. Not sure if you're supposed to get a Draenei Labourer and start building Draenei stuff. I guess the gifts should have a specific RNG list.
    10. The issue with Draenei buildings is that you can put them over other buildings or doodads.
    11. Hopefully, no random heroes spawn from gifts?

    Well, sadly as a melee map this doesn't work because of the obvious inequalities of the layout. As an altered melee map, the changes/added material is too simple.
    This serves more as aesthetics. Although I suggest making it look really nice inside too, not just on the minimap if you'd want to turn it into a Template.

    Nice touch on the entertainment mode. However, it's really nothing special with the map layout not helping the gameplay. Maybe you could touch more on game modes and probably you should redesign the map/terrain better.

    Awaiting Update.

    (previous comments: Spring Festival)
     
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      The workers are too far away from the base, because I designed the initial point of the base on the gold mine, and the location of the base was randomly assigned by the game. Because the layout of the base alone will make the "X" of the map thumbnail particularly obvious, which is ugly.

      The flat terrain is because I designed it in the shape of "春", and the black boundary tiles are also used to set off the background of the map thumbnail.

      The gift appears near the hero. I designed it on purpose, because it increases the fun of "stealing". For example, hidden swordsmen steal gifts.

      Dalanell is an independent race designed by me outside of the four races, and I don't want to cover it in the buildings of the four races. To get Darnell, players need to kill the red lantern in the middle, then control the Darnell workers with the Banshee or the dark ranger, or get it from the gift by luck.

      It is impossible to modify the terrain, because this is the original intention of my design, which is to present a word of "春".

      If it can't be used as a melee map, can it be used as another type of map? I'll change the map classification. Can you give me approval? After all, it took me four months.

      All the above English is translated by me with translation software, I hope to express my meaning.
     
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    You can have a custom made minimap so that the actual terrain looks nice.
    I'm talking about something else, I think?
    It is not impossible. You just have to figure out how to properly place starting locations and whatever there is on the map. As I already wrote, you can use a custom minimap for the shape of the star and circle.
    Well, sometimes the work time does not go hand in hand with the end quality result.
    As a template maybe it'd work with proper editing to make the terrain nice. As a melee, it does not. As for altered melee, it's way too simple right now.
    You can ask other reviewers if you're not satisfied with my comments though:
    Shar Dundred
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      How to design, make it more complex? Make some suggestions to see if I can make any changes?
     
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2020
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    Yes, look at some altered melee maps around here to get some ideas.
    Basically, try thinking of fun modes and stuff.
    Also try making the current one with the lamps better, balanced and such.
     
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      I think it's a big change that I've added a dalanell race to this map. The race has 11 buildings, 14 units, dozens of skills and scientific research. It's just that I've hidden them in the map, and as long as players can get the dalanell workers, they can use the dalanell clan.

      The balance of the dalanell race was determined several times after I tested it against the other four races.

      Because my map is encrypted, I don't know if you have found the hidden content. If you need to learn more about the hidden content of the opposite, I can give you the open source map.

      Otherwise, I'll have to think about making another map.
     
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    That happens too late. Right now it's like an Easter egg.
    I need to check the faction to see if it's not too similar to the original races.
     
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      If you need open source maps, please leave your email address.

      If not, I will focus on the next map. :)
     
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    My e-mail is not public ;)
    It's your choice what you want to do with the map in the end.

    Consider that for instance, such a map was put to Substandard because it had simple content as well:
    Lantern Festival - Owl-keeping
     
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      It is right to classify it as unqualified, and it should be implemented now. :goblin_boom:

      I don't want to change this map at the moment (Do not exclude later). :peasant-work-work:

      I'll concentrate on the next map. :grin:

      However, when the forum holds related activities such as Spring Festival and Lantern Festival, I hope to take this map as a template. :pcry:
     
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    Well, it's not about the classification. It's the quality of the map that doesn't help it.

    As for template, you have to make the terrain really nice. Take a look at the template maps:
    Template | HIVE
    You can take inspiration and even models from this one
    Aos Template 1.0
    Maybe from this one too: https://www.hiveworkshop.com/data/ratory-images/119/119633-0f0ed17fff9e5dec945cf4e4b26cdc77.jpg