Throne of Azora 1.10

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THRONE OF AZORA
Created by Tyci

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Map Info:

A story driven game with RPG features, which takes place in the Kingdom of Azora, a medieval world with little fantasy elements. Take control of Ethan, a veteran soldier and his companion Sammy, a dog.
The game begins with our hero coming back from the army to his home town, but not everything is as he left it. After the Mayor died, his daughter Sarah took over and she can't keep things under control - bandits have begun raiding the nearby farmers, which makes food scarce. Ethan wants to help return things to normal but this is only the beginning of his troubles.

Gameplay:

During the game you will be making important decisions to the story, which have their consequences, so choose wisely. Almost every main and side quest will have this feature.
It's an open world game with many NPCs doing their own daily routines, while you travel around the world, discovering hidden routes and caves.
The main aspect of Throne of Azora is its story. While beginning as a simple quest, it slowly increases the scale of events. The story takes around 1,5 hours to complete without completing any sidequests.

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Change Log:




Checklist:
  • Major bug with Ethan or Sammy dying triggering a cutscene


Checklist:
  • The ambush ends after some time now as well.
  • All characters essential to the main story are now invulnerable.


Checklist:
  • You now cannot access all areas you are not supposed to visit.


Checklist:
  • Shortened loading time.
  • Fixed some minor grammatical errors.
  • Better item descriptions.


Checklist:
  • Improved terrain and doodad placement.
  • You now have to be near the person you want to talk to.
  • Most Main Story cutscenes are now skippable.
  • Fix the green icon of the The New Mayor quest.


Checklist:
  • Fixed bridges and waterfalls (I think).
  • Fixed the messenger teleporting bug
  • The scout bug is also fixed.
  • The cult member in the forest as well.
  • Some minor tweaks.


Checklist:
  • All of the companions are now revivable.
  • All of the companions now have a cinematic after the events in the village.
  • Lopez has a new icon.
  • Bugs from the comments fixed.


Checklist:
  • Sarah is no longer a brutish orc warrior
  • Sarah now properly doesn't follow you to war
  • Lord Korious and the final boss is now slightly more challenging



Checklist:
  • Fixed the 2 bards bug
  • Added Tips to the Quest Log
  • You can properly now gain exp for creeps beyond level 5
  • Lopez now no longer has heavier armor than Bert
  • Crowd disperses after killing the Herald
  • Added the light blue Non-Combat Consumable text to Dinner
  • Added a timer of how long you are playing, total
  • Added some more secret locations
  • Added a Legendary Item
  • Added a horse to carry your items around
  • Added some more music to the game
  • Removed selection during cinematics
  • Gold now has a usage
  • Added 3 new quests


Checklist:
  • Fixed the bandit quest
  • Added a few more tips
  • Ethan now plays his attack animation instead of spell when using Critical Strike
  • The bridge is now actually being repaired.
  • Added the calculated shadows.


Checklist:
  • Sammy will no longer lose inventory (if previously purchased) when using Wolf Rage


Checklist:
  • Assassins Creed quest rework
  • Korious quest has a bigger region to start cinematic
  • Changed some dialogues and grammatical errors
  • All cult members now dissapear directly after killing Korious
  • Changed Agamand skills to make them more intuitive
  • All companions now have inventory
  • After the bomber during the siege dies, there will no longer be a warning about him
  • Changed the final cinematic
  • Rocks blocking the way further on, now dissapear earlier
  • The Angry Farmer's Son now gives a tip to the Bandit Lord's location
  • The location of the mine is now in the quest log in its appropriate quest
  • Fixed the tables in the palace


Checklist:
  • new interface
  • fixed wolf rage inventory loss bug
  • portals effects no longer remain
  • ent guardian now properly drops nature crystal
  • peasants are now invurnerable to stop exploiting
  • its no longer possible to go out of bounds in the mushroom forest
  • summong Korious no longer kills anyone besides acolytes
  • fixed the ambush cinematic
  • Your companion will now drop his items in Boroga Keep before the ambush cinematic
  • rewritten the Boar Tusk quest
  • rewritten the Werewolves quest
  • throwing knife is now properly visible in the final cinematic
  • made the last boss slightly more challenging


Credits:

Special Thanks:

Greg
eragon996
@Jayborino
@tugay
ButcherT



Models:

  • CloudWolf - Valiant (main hero) model
  • Levigeorge1617 - epic footman model
  • Sliph-M - bard model
  • Tarrasque - blood elf girl, retributer modelsl
  • MassiveMaster - walls, buildings models
  • Amigurumi - houses models
  • -=Emergenzy=- - mine wall model
  • Aquis - badass villager model
  • takakenji - orcish wall model
  • jetfanginferno - sand wave model
  • callahan- crushing wave missile model
  • eubz- cathedral model
  • Lord_T - corpses models
  • l0w_kwaliti - king2 (goren) model
  • Tranquil - king, siege tower models
  • wingednosering - undead bererker model
  • imforfun- tent model
  • hellblazer-14 - tomb model
  • sunchips - grass model
  • WhiteDeath- werewolf model
  • marcus158- lightning ring model
  • Fan & xXm0RpH3usXx- epic werewolf model
  • Direfury- templar models
  • Wandering Soul - archer model
  • Mike - catapult model
  • Hayate - ram model
  • Kuhneghetz - Waddle Dee & Waddle Doo & Red Mushroom models
  • Alastor - HeroViking model
  • Direfury - runic aura model
Skins:
  • Daenar7 - Runic Soldiers skins
  • MR. Goblin - Hellscream skin
Icons:
  • FrIkY - main hero icon
  • The_Silent - medieval icon pack
  • SkriK - dog treat icon
  • BLazeKraze - wolf aura icon
  • -berz- - sword strike icon
  • Lelling - footman icon
  • yakonshus - Lopez icon
  • Edge45 - Fire, Earth, Air Crystal icons
  • PeeKay - sphere of nature, elemental stone icons
Music:
  • Nights Amore and Solestia - Sadness
  • Audiomachine -Terminus, Death Mask, 11 Days in Hell
  • Gothic 3 - Death
  • Star Wars - Emperor's Throne Room
Loading Screen/Map Preview Image:
  • TezW



Check out the prequel here:
Throne of Azora: Revelation


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15:25, 26th Mar 2016 Ardenian: An interesting, quest-based RPG. The story is interesting and a great focus lies on it. However, there are many small points reducing the game experience, like misplaced bridges, too small camera borders, so one...

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15:25, 26th Mar 2016

Ardenian: An interesting, quest-based RPG.
The story is interesting and a great focus lies on it.
However, there are many small points reducing the game experience,
like
misplaced bridges, too small camera borders, so one can see the background sky, strange building splat ( lumber mill) and so on.
tyci, you could work more on this map.



  • Remove/ hide lumber mill splat
  • Improve the water falls in the opening cinematic ( see our tutorial section)
  • Increase the map/camera borders, so players cannot see the background sky ( you can manually increase your map size)
  • Add a text why the road is blocked
  • Fix bridges
  • Limit range when talking to people ( it is strange to start a conversation from the other site of the screen, isn't it)
  • Make cinematics skipable
  • Fix the green icon of the The New Mayor quest
  • Think about a custom road texture, the rock texture does not fit really, what do you think ?
  • Prevent kids in the first town from running through fences and barrels
  • When Ethan dies, you could move Sammy to the respawn location and you coul sopawn Sammy to Ethan



16:44, 28th Mar 2016
Ardenian: Some changes made, approved, as playable.
You can improve the rating when fixing more little issues, like the misplaced bridges.

07:37, 30th Apr 2016
Ardenian: Since you keep working on this resource
and did not just drop it after approval, I increase my rating to 3/5.
Keep the updates coming!
 
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lovely game! but i found a bug.. the mine collapsed and i died.. suddenly i was in prison with king agamand.. strange!
 
The map's pretty cool, but I'm afraid there are some bugs. Hahahaha, at the very first part where I get to see the Mayor, I got so mad at her that I actually killed her without any resistance at all. I suggest you make the Mayor invulnerable at first, then when the uprising quest comes up, make her vulnerable to Ethan. Anyways, when I got to the uprising, the Mayor's dialogue is still playing even though she was already dead from the start.
 
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That was really fun and the plot line was great. Loved the camera angle change on the bridge too.
I think you need to do something with the Swit ambush though as I kinda ran away and then picked them off one by one and didn't realize what was supposed to happen. I ended up using Bert to finish it off.
 
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i really enjoyed this now.. i encountered no serious bugs.. the pathing of the citizen ambush failed a bit, but besides that.. awesome, nice Story, nice quests, nice skills! thanks for making =)

one thing: the area in the middle on the right side of the river is accessable through the north.. but its empty!
 
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I have tested the map now. There are a lot of beautiful places in your map (i especially love that dungeon with the crazy miners). But there is still some terrain that should be improved. Add some greek or roman temples, and a nice dark fortress of demons to make it more interesting.
 
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All right updated the map with most of your advice, but unfortunately i cannot increase the map size. I could move everything a bit closer but It would take a massive amount of time which isn't worth fixing the background sky that you can see only at the start of the game.
Cinematics are now skippable except the ones that have choices, which would make them impossible to skip.
As for you last point I think it's a bad idea as Sammy can still fight on after Ethan has died.

The rest were valid points, which I hope I have fixed.
 

Ardenian

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Ardenian

An alternate way to hide the background is to import a simple black plane with a length overlapping everything outside the camera borders.

Hm, true, but it is a bit odd to have to get them together again.

I approved the map, as it is playable. However, there are still many points,
some I mentioned in my previous moderation, like the misplaced bridges and still partly the initial waterfalls, thus a rating of 2/5.
Greatly improving the terrain results into a rating increase.
 
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I enjoyed the map. I did found one bug, the disease troubles quest wouldn't start. I also thought that the pauses in between the attacks in the swit siege were a bit to long.
The siege was also not very challenging which was a bit disappointing.

Overall I thought that the map was well made and a nice way to spend an evening.
 
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Good nonlinear gameplay (what really rare in warcraft 3 maps), cool history and quests, and interesting world. I like play in this map in second time and see other line of history. 6/5

Do you planning make sequel of this story?
 
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Glad you two liked it;
I needed to make the siege quite easy because it is possible to not do any side quests, which would make Ethan and Sammy much weaker and the quest has a precise region which you need to walk through, I will make it bigger in the next version of course.

While I have teased the possibility of a sequel I don't know if I will have the time and energy to make a Throne of Azora 2. Right now I want to focus on upgrading this map.

Thanks for all the positive feedback!
 
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tyci, also thank you for your map. This is a really amazing and unusual!
I too like make campaign with nonlinear history, but i am not very skilled in triggers.
 
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i have completed the map .. and found two bugs
1 - after killing the mayor and the cinematic goes the messenger keep entering and exiting through the portal ( the gate ) and never end the cinematic ( i had to restart the game twice as it happened again )
2 - i finished the cult thing mission before leaving with the army .. when i was searching for scouts i found a cult member who transformed into the cult leader ( i dont remember his name ) then the cult quest ( which i finished ) updated
 
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Ardenian

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yousef5120, please doon't spoiler the story.
Either wrap a hidden BB tag around your post or the spoiler one.

[hidden=Feedback ( SPOILER)] < your post> [/hidden]
or
[spoiler] <your post> [/spoiler]
 
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i have completed the map .. and found two bugs
1 - after killing the mayor and the cinematic goes the messenger keep entering and exiting through the portal ( the gate ) and never end the cinematic ( i had to restart the game twice as it happened again )
2 - i finished the cult thing mission before leaving with the army .. when i was searching for scouts i found a cult member who transformed into the cult leader ( i dont remember his name ) then the cult quest ( which i finished ) updated


Thanks, I will fix the bugs in the next update ^^
 
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This map is amazing! I got so much positive emotes playing this. Finally, found great single-player map. If my ending scene is sole, Im fucking hate you author =(.
Hope, we will see extension? Im so interested :3.
 
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Very great map. I love how you give player choices to play.

I have problem tho.

Right now I'm stuck at "To War!" quest. Nothing seems to proceed to the next step. I have found mounted knight with exclamation mark but he won't talk to me. Any hint ?
 
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Sorry for the bugs, have to fix them soon. Try this:


1. You have to stand closer to the knight
or
2. Try going up the hill where Agamand is looking at the army and stand next to him with Ethan. And left-click on the Mounted Knight now.
 
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Did 2 option, I can proceed to next quest now. Thank you for fast reply :)
Encounter another problem

I have already killed the scout, nothing happens. Kill everything including animals and still can't proceed to next stage
 
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Yep I mean that and killed it already :p Somehow the quest didn't update.

Also southwest of that forest, there is small hole between tree that small units (like my footman) could walk through to other camp. You might want to add more tree or surround that area with unplayable.
 
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I found a bug ! When you refuse to help the stablesmaster retrieve Bill the horse and then you change your mind, the game goes to cinematic state, but no dialogues and you can look freely but can't move. This cost me to replay the whole map :(
 
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I found a bug ! When you refuse to help the stablesmaster retrieve Bill the horse and then you change your mind, the game goes to cinematic state, but no dialogues and you can look freely but can't move. This cost me to replay the whole map :(

The quest with the woman that wanted to kill the boar is also glitched. Pressing Escape would stuck the game into the cutscene

I'm sorry, but unfortunately that bug can't be bypassed. I have updated the map if you wish to try again c;

The two extra companions you can get need one of two improvements:

-They need to be revivable

-They need to be heroes with extra abilities and better stats

When one of the Cult's buildings explodes it kills Both Heroes and their Ally!!!

DEFINITELY needs to be FIX!!!

-Maybe add some extra creeps

-Raise the Level limit by a little and add Extra Attributes (The Yellow Cross Passive Ability)
 
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Awesome map! Too bad I sided with the wrong brother. :( Hey! You tricked us! Such innocence, wow. Yea there are bugs that you need to fix (refer to Moonreaper666's reply) and maybe some improvements (except the allies being heroes, just make them revivable and some important role). Overall, 5/5!

EDIT:

During some cinematics, Sammy won't stop and continue attacking the enemy on the cinematic. It is really boring to have dialogues of a dead person in front of me.
 
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Talked with the girl about the boar quest, refused.
later, accepted the quest, game bugs.

And i'm not even gonna mention killing the bandit leader before accepting the farmer's quest.
 
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The two extra companions you can get need one of two improvements:

-They need to be revivable

-They need to be heroes with extra abilities and better stats

When one of the Cult's buildings explodes it kills Both Heroes and their Ally!!!

DEFINITELY needs to be FIX!!!

-Maybe add some extra creeps

-Raise the Level limit by a little and add Extra Attributes (The Yellow Cross Passive Ability)

Making them revivable is a good idea actually, will work on it, but they will not be heroes with skills etc. simply because the companions aren't as important as Ethan and Sammy. Plus controlling 3 heroes can be difficult.
Since you finish the game around level 8-11 the yellow cross isn't really needed.
I don't really have where to put the creeps and the cult building will be fixed.
Thanks for such detailed feedback. Cheers.

I like this one, it made me cry at the end. Maybe add something for Lopez as his loyal friend when he survives the uprising?

This is also a very nice idea, since one of the companions have a cinematic like that and the other 2 don't ^^


Awesome map! Too bad I sided with the wrong brother. :( Hey! You tricked us! Such innocence, wow. Yea there are bugs that you need to fix (refer to Moonreaper666's reply) and maybe some improvements (except the allies being heroes, just make them revivable and some important role). Overall, 5/5!

EDIT:

During some cinematics, Sammy won't stop and continue attacking the enemy on the cinematic. It is really boring to have dialogues of a dead person in front of me.


Hehe, much plot twist, such evil ;] Do you remember maybe in which cinematic?

Great map! I really enjoyed it!
There were a few bugs, like my hero dying from enemies during cinematics or how I managed to kill Prince Goren with Lopez only entering the palace.


Glad you liked it, will fix the bugs of course :ogre_haosis:

Talked with the girl about the boar quest, refused.
later, accepted the quest, game bugs.

And i'm not even gonna mention killing the bandit leader before accepting the farmer's quest.


I will look into the boar quest, but the second bug was already fixed in version 1.05
 
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Off the reviews Episode 2: Throne of Azora 1.05

Read This
For first i wanted to say i not make classically review style if say this basic then that means i just say what i think about maps. Let's begin.


Off the reviews Episode 2: Throne of Azora 1.05
What is Throne of Azora?
A story driven game with RPG features. About story it are interesting ,but for me i don't like many RPG games only a few ,well by now my little list have another game in it yes it's right Throne of Azora.

For a final.
Well how i said i don't like all RPG games only a few as you know this map are in that list ,but only for thous who likes this genre of game i could recommend this map.


Rate.
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-Gameplay 30/40
-Terrain 10/10
- Enjoyably 15.5/20
- Total points 55.5 = 9
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Awesome 70/70 = 10
Good ,but could be better 50/70 = 9
Not bad 40.9/70 = 8
Nicely 35/70 = 7
Too hard to you? 28.5/70 = 6
You tried ,but only half 20/70 = 5
Nice ,but with this you never be good mapmaker 15.5 =4
Try harder 10/70 = 3
Thanks seat down two 5/70 = 2
This sucks 0/70 = 1
 
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Now THAT is a called an rpg.Man!it was awesome.must have spent a lot of time.found no bugs.but the ending was not good.i cried a lot.but i am excited to see the sequel the mysterious figure and all..just thinking about it makes me excited.
 
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OK good map good map i like it found a bug in the Miners Peril quest i went into the mine and kill all the angry miners but after i talk to Greg i've decided not to save him but try to go to the end of mine and try to blow up the barrels so Greg can't suicde.....but he was already there so i don't even need to save him at all ? also i'm still scouting the forest i pick the swit scout off 1 by one then a cinematic show up where all my guards die and Ethan die as well then he said "Sammy....I'm sorry" then the screen went black and i'm completely stuck in a cinematic
 
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I played through the map and i have to say its quiet enjoyable and the terrain is good(above the avarege you see in here anyway) some issues i had with the map are:
1.After the revolt quest line another bard reswpans and they become two and thats kinda wierd xD
2.Quests are pretty basic/and scarce for a map this big i thing you could have added some more and in-debth quets
3.There is no tip that shows us the bards acually heal i learned that during the end.
4.No matter how hard i tried i could not assasinate the herald from the shadows
5.Spells lack creativity.
6.Even tho terrain is pretty good...I feelt that you could have done a better job with the town(the one we first reach) in fact it looks more like a village in its current state not a town
7.Despite being into campaign section...The map does not show when i put it in the campaign folder but when i put it in the regular map folder it does...Might wanna check that
 
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I played the map twice while making different decisions in both playthroughs.

I have to say that unfortunately, I found the whole "different decisions" aspect of the game to be rather underwhelming. The decisions don't change the game all that much.
Even the main story decisions. I would have thought that siding with a different prince would make the story take a different turn, or at least make Ethan and Sammy go to different areas. I was very disappointed.
I think part of the reason for that would be the fact that the game is rather easy. I had no difficulties with any section of the game regardless of my decisions. In relation to that, I never needed potions, which rendered the shops in the game completely useless.

On that note, gold was also completely useless in the game, since there was no point where you could buy something more useful than anything you could find from quests and drops. The most pointless item would be the teleport scrolls, since there's no reason to go back to areas. Although, even if they WERE helpful, the fact that only Ethan can carry any items at all meant that anything not helpful to combat was just a waste of an item slot.

The siege near the end of the game seems poorly designed. I don't know what the lose condition is, but I lost all my men aside from the archers as well as all the citizens but still didn't fail. The archers, Ethan, and Sammy did most of the work. The invulnerable towers seem very overpowered.

I'd also like to note some bugs:
  • In the barracks late in the game, there are some barrels behind the bed. Making Sammy use his pouncing move on one of the barrels caused him to somehow end up in the palace.
  • My companion kept punching the scout during the cutscene and killed him.
  • One of the siege towers at the south wall got stuck and never released the units it was carrying.
  • Ethan and Sammy will stop gaining exp from enemies with levels (like bandits) at level 5. They start getting exp from these enemies again after they receive exp from an enemy with no level (like werewolves).
Overall, I guess I might have gone into this RPG with too high expectations for the decisions mechanic. Aside from that though, other gameplay aspects of the map also detracted from my experience. 3/5 from me.

Side note, I don't think this map should be tagged as a Campaign. I was under the impression that campaigns had to be a different file type, and needed to consist of multiple maps in one.
 
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That is one the best map in the HIV
I give it rate 5/5
And please make another map like this
Really thanks
 
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