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EAD ~ Dark Forest v2

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Kastor EAD ~ Darkforest
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24.12.05 by Kastor

Setup

Copy these files into the \RM folder and check the 'Custom Map' box on the map selection screen.

… \My Games\Age of Empires 3\RM

· ead_darkforest.xml
· ead_darkforest.xs

ReadME

v2
-patched natives

Dark Forest is like the Dark Forest Map in AoK:
The players are in a big, dark forest, which is easy to defend.
There are one Iroquois or Cherokeetowns per player, but no Trade Routes.

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Made 2005 by Kastor, Member of the European Age Designers

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Snake_1501 i thought it was called black forest in aok. still, it was one of my favorite map types. i gotta download this.
Orca
Dont play with lightning, some people will dislike it for sure.
Gold mine placement seems messed up sometimes (one player gets two gold mine beside tc others only one - use constraint to keep 'free' mines away from TC).
I think no trade route is ok because Trade would take away Black forest feeling, however would be good opportunity to put more Indian Settlements instead.
Shazaam06
Rating
3.4
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance3.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design4.0
Detail/Accuracy4.0
Playability: 3
I tried it with the Dutch in a 2 vs 2 game. My gold mine was pretty far from my TC, however my ally had 2 gold mines directly next to his TC. Also the forests in Black Forest from AOE 2 were a defensive chokepoint, in this map the forests have holes here and there where enemies can walk right through. I would recommend making the forests more dense, and have more designated clearings for constructing buildings.

Balance: 3
Since I played the Dutch and had no gold mine anywhere near me, that makes the balance of the map a little off. Really struggled to get villager production online.

Creativity: 3
I love Black Forest and am glad someone is trying to make a RM script for it, but this map reminded me more of Sherwood Forest from AOE 2 making wall placement difficult.

Map Design: 4
Aside from the problems listed above I like the fact that there is no trade route, DO NOT change that because it gives the map the right feel. I love the lighting as well, really makes you feel like you are under a canopy where the sun doesn't shine.

Detail/Accuracy: 4
The lighting I mentioned above is a good detail that you added. I only don't give it a 5 in this category because I don't feel it is a fully accurate replica of Black Forest due to the trees.

Additional Comments: This could be 1 of the best Map Scripts for download if you made a v3.0 keep at it!
leolu
Rating
2.8
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance2.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design2.0
Detail/Accuracy3.0
Playability: 3
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Balance: 2
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Creativity: 4
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Map Design: 2
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Detail/Accuracy: 3
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Additional Comments:
Leolu23
Rating
1.2
Breakdown
Playability1.0
Balance1.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design1.0
Detail/Accuracy1.0
Playability: 1
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Balance: 1
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Creativity: 2
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Map Design: 1
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Detail/Accuracy: 1
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Rating
3.1
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance2.8
Creativity3.5
Map Design3.0
Detail/Accuracy3.3
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Added:12/24/05
Updated:01/01/06