First of all, a very well placed map. I liked the thought (however much you put into the idea) of the position of the map. Very creative.
Also, not bad for your first map. My first map was similar to this though I don't publish my maps. I just make them for my own use. I'm on my fifth now.
Also also, I hope you improve your map more and more. I kind of worked on improving mine...but that was mainly because I used for myself. But it's always good to go back and ask yourself, "What could I improve?" and "What doesn't really belong there...should I move that here?" stuff like that. Keep up the good work though! :)
My final also, I promise! If you want me to review your map let me know. If you don't know exactly what I mean I basically just base several features in your map on a scale of 1-5 or 1-10. Features like texture, creativity, ideal, things like that.
Well, good bye and if you ever want to maybe come together and make a map that would be awesome..though I'm not good with the water tool yet...or texturing mountains perfectly.
(I waited sometime for you to reply but I'm going to go ahead and give your map a review/my opinion for people to see. Should get you more downloads maybe. Not sure. Hopefully! :D)
[Edited on 08/17/09 @ 11:57 AM]
Posted on 08/16/09 @ 11:32 PM
(AI works great of course, no blocked paths, you should remove some of the trees though. I tried to get a catapult through there and it was difficult.)
(Very basic but very good. Though one suggestion is you should put a outpost on the left side of the map as well. Reason being is if the players on the right get the outpost, of course they will, it'll give them a income bonus and that will very much give them an advantage. Plus if they have the one in the middle, the left players best have tons of farms.)
(Could use more creativity. But I'm being giving here because it is your first map and your new at it!)
Map Design: 3.5
(Textures need some improvement, the water system of course is a difficult tool to work with. Other than that decent.)
(I like your idea, very informative. Not much needs to be said here, the rating tells it all.)
Additional Comments: My rating of the map overall is 3.8
I believe once you get more comfortable with the tools and World builder itself, your be a great map maker. Just keep learning and again if you need any help I'll try my best. Just let me know via a comment on this page. I'll check in ever so often. Good luck and again great job for a new map. :)
Ok for a first...i guess. Try harder next time.
Posted on 08/18/09 @ 01:31 PM
..Poor review. You should give him more credit for trying. It's a good map. Just because he's new doesn't mean he didn't try just as hard. World builder is a tough program to learn.
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Posted on 08/18/09 @ 02:20 PM
I'm agreeing with bobay, it's a bad map, even the name fails.
The map did help me get use to world builder though. ;)
Posted on 08/18/09 @ 09:26 PM
Well, you should feel better about your own map but hey you know what you made. My opinion is it was a good first try. Better than most. Hope it improves. For the record, he didn't really give reasons for his ratings making him someone who doesn't know why he gave his ratings. So really he was just putting down ratings he thought would fit the map when not even thinking about it. He didn't take into credit that you were a new mapper. Poor review I still believe.