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Westfall: Apocalypse 1.16

Submitted by infernal_toast
This bundle is marked as substandard. It may contain bugs, not perform optimally or otherwise be in violation of the submission rules.
Westfall: Apocalypse
(formerly known as Humans vs Death)

Patch 1.16:
  • Increased the cost of Tomes
  • Increased the cost of Artifacts available to Death
  • Increased the cost of Dark Fortifications

Patch 1.15:
  • The Death Knight hero has a new ability, Dominate Mind
  • Humans have a new building, the Goblin Laboratory, where cunning Goblin Sappers and Ogre Magi can be recruited to help drive back Death
  • Footmen now cost 50% more gold
  • Scout Towers now take 3x longer to build


Patch 1.14:
  • No longer able to purchase items from enemy shops
  • Added more detail to the map
  • Increased range for harvesting sheep/pigs
  • Archers now have an upgrade called Serrated Arrows for added damage and range
  • Farmhand has a different model


A new spin on Vampirism, a band of peasants must create hidden bases on a flat farmland. There are no good bases to wall off, so luckily the Death (Vampires) start the game very weak. The Death players must kill creeps and critters scattered around the map to gain experience to reach level 6. Once they do, they can Evolve into an all-powerful Demi-god, and choose from one of 6 unique custom heroes.

By the time the Death heroes arrive, the humans should have harvested enough trees and critters (harvesting critters gives gold) in order to build a small defense perimeter with towers and archers. Some may be able to hold off Death but others will fall. As the humans grow stronger, so too does Death.

Before the time limit ends, the Humans must destroy the Death Pits in the center of the map, the altar that allows the Death to infinitely respawn when killed. If the Humans can destroy this in time, they are victorious. If the time limit to apocalypse is reached or all the humans are eradicated, Death is victorious.


-- Background Story --

A strange cloud looms over Westfall. The farmers have heard rumors that a horrible demon camp lie somewhere near the Howling Mines, and it has rumored that some of the neighboring peasants have gone mad. Distrust spreads through Westfall, evil is here.
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Westfall: Apocalyse 1.15 (Map)

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deepstrasz
Substandard, I'm afraid since no updates have been made for more than 3 months. (previous comments: Westfall: Apocalypse 1.16)
  1. shadowhog

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    Archers do not have any upgrades?
    If one pit is killed the humans win when other pit is still alive.
     
  2. infernal_toast

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    Thanks for playing! That is great feedback. I found the exact trigger that caused that victory condition issue, ill fix it for the next version. Also archer upgrades is a cool idea. Overall you liked it ??
     
  3. deepstrasz

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    1. It's a nice touch on hybridizing vampirism with other types of maps like Founders of the North. However, I feel it's missing some things. Maybe you could learn and implement more from those types of maps and others.
    2. Animals might appear between trees where you can't reach them.
    3. You can buy items from the Death shops with the farmers if you're fast enough (using hotkeys). Maybe, you should use different players for shops which are allied with each faction separately. The other way around too.
    4. Farmer's units are pretty much Warcraft III material. A bit more variety/difference would not hurt. Try not using the exact same Warcraft units. Even items are regular ones.
    5. Maybe you should use a different model for farmhands or the farmer hero.
    6. Terrain is totally flat by the way.
    7. Not sure there should be spaces between trees for units to move through, heroes included.
    Awaiting Update.



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    EDIT:
    for some reason the map is not being seen by the game both in 1.30.4 and 1.31.1.

    EDIIT2:
    Same issue as above.
    What game/patch version did you save this on?
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2019
  4. deepstrasz

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    Substandard, I'm afraid since no updates have been made for more than 3 months.

    (previous comments: Westfall: Apocalypse 1.16)