I wanted to create a map that takes the measurements and 3 lane layout from Fords of Isen but at the same time add something new and interesting. This 1v1 map is made to provide a mix of fun elements and balanced gameplay.
There are 3 lairs on each side: 1 goblin, 1 warg, 1 troll. There is also an inn for both players in the corner, as well as an option to add a signal fire in the middle of the map by turning on ring heroes.
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I played few games with buklau. Feels perfect, maybe it should have few more obstacles like big rocks between the initial position and the mountains. Also, the tower near the warg might not be a good idea. (even if it allows equally all factions to creep with crappy archers)
Spam factions seem to do good here, no narrow passages or creeps in the middle of the road. Haven't played dwarves but i saw many nice spots for mines. Elf may suffer a bit vs evil factions but there are enough trees to do funny things.
Even if it's like Fords of Isen, i like the job you did with the hills and warg lairs "above" the hill and beneath the mountains.
Map Design: 4
I love any kind of Tower hills reskin, these red textures are uniques. However, i think you have abused of the boring brown dirty terrain when it is not forest or road. And i personaly don't like dead designs (bottom left corner). But it's pretty well painted in general.
Also, the tree selection for the "alive" design of top right corner is kinda bad. Maybe lorien trees 'd fit better if you wanted to make it look different than eregions.
One of the best 1v1 maps i have downloaded from our bfme2 boys.