Works exactly as advertised. Timer could have been a little longer. Balance fine. Great map.
The fixed gun didn't work until I added the FixedGun&Base file to the folder Program Files\Microsoft Games\AOE3\RM\Groupings when I just added it to the one inside of My Games it did not work for some reason.
Too bad you can't really have much fun with this vs. computer opponents but with humans it is great fun.
It'd be nice to have a Total War version of this, more resources at start, to get the fighting started realy early.
Posted on 01/03/06 @ 07:04 AM
Disappointing - that's not "King of the Hill", that's "Run for the Hill"...
The gun is much too strong, whoever gets there first wins almost for sure. Having said that, the Spanish have a HUGE advantage here, because their war dogs are available right from the start and can support the explorer in taking control of the gun.
Worse still, whoever controls the gun also controls the trade route, giving an even bigger advantage.
As others have stated already, put something else on the "hill", otherwise there won't be no back-and-forth battles that make this kind of game interesting.