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New Map: One by one

Postby Angelspit » Apr 21 2006, 1:26

<a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/images/mapscreens/One by one.jpg"><img src="http://www.celestialheavens.com/images/mapscreens/One by one_sm.jpg" align=right vspace=10 hspace=10></a>One of the reasons why I haven't brought back the Latest Maps summary at the top of the site is because the minimaps of <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/download.php?id=570">One by one</a> are spoilers. They show a maze-like land where you and your fellow counsellors were sent by the gods after a war had erupted. To get out of this place, you must eliminate all opponents. If you want to download this extra-large Heroes III: Shadow of Death map and start playing, click <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/download.php?id=570">here</a>. If you would rather have a look at the minimaps first, click <a href="http://www.celestialheavens.com/search2.php?map_name=One+by+&author_name=&size=&nr_players=&playing_type=&version=&sort_by=map_name&order=asc&multiplayer=&month=&year=&minimaps=on&results1=20&page=1&action=search&submit=Search">here</a>.

While we are discussing minimaps, tell us if you like to see them back or not. Do they make you want to try a specific map or do they instead spoil your fun? We will update the layout according to your comments.

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Postby Corribus » Apr 21 2006, 1:44

Personally, I dislike when the minimaps are shown. Most of the fun of Heroes is exploration - so why would I want to see the whole map before I begin? This goes even more so for picture maps. I know a lot of people like them... so why not make it an optional feature?
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Postby ToweringAmishPlumber » Apr 21 2006, 1:56

Well said Corribus - I totally agree.

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Postby Furay » Apr 21 2006, 3:52

I agree. though I did use to like seeing them at the top of the page, and without them, they are less likely to be noticed. Maybe a zoom-up of a specific section of the map would suffice for both parties...?

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Postby _faenad » Apr 21 2006, 6:48

For my part I like a lot seeing the newly released map's minimap at the top. That way I can quickly follow the map scene actuality, and when a minimap please me I download me.
Unless a positive review have been written (or if the map is from a knwon mapmaker such as Laelth), I always look at the minimap, and most of the time take a close look at it in the editor, to check if the map is worth 3-10H of playing time (and more in hotseat).

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Postby Vlaad II » Apr 21 2006, 7:28

What he said. :)
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Postby alavris » Apr 21 2006, 7:46

In my opinion, showing minimaps at the top of the page was very good idea. Bring them back please!
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Postby Grumpy Old Wizard » Apr 21 2006, 8:50

I prefer not to see the minimap because I too like the exploration part of the HOMM series.
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Apr 21 2006, 9:04

I for one don't want them, and especially not at the top of the news page on CH. I visit CH primarily for news, and I want to be able to read a decently sized news item without scrolling down. I also don't wish to judge a map by the minimap- I want to explore myself. A small picture taken from the map would be better for me.
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Postby Vlaad II » Apr 21 2006, 9:24

Small parts of screenshots like those featured at CH tell very little about the maps, can be deceiving sometimes and serve for decoration only.
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Postby Labyrinth » Apr 21 2006, 9:25

I want them back - just for the beauty :)
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Postby Kalah » Apr 21 2006, 11:13

I'd like to have them back, but not the way it was. Prefer a simple link saying: "If you wish to view the minimap, click here."
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Postby Continuity » Apr 21 2006, 12:38

I'd rather not see the minimap, for the same reason everyone's already said.

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Postby Akul » Apr 21 2006, 13:22

I agree with exploration but think that there should be a "Show Minimap" link.
You could also place a part of screenshot besides theme. That way, it will be easier to follow if there are new maps as I download theme only on weekends (during the week, I am at school in different city). And they would be a good decoration.
But thats only my opinion.

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Postby infael » Apr 21 2006, 13:32

No minimap. Exploring is a lot of fun for me and seeing a mini-map completely destroys that.
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Postby Crusard » Apr 21 2006, 18:00

I don't dislike others' minimaps being shown, but when I make my maps (made only one campaign, actually) I'd like an image to be shown instead. I say this because I'm adept with design programs of course :P
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Postby DarkeN Q » Apr 21 2006, 18:25

A separate link for minimap will satisfy everyone, it seems. I would like some nice and/or informative screenshot or maybe some other piece of artwork for the map,though. And yes, New Maps section MUST be on the main page. I feel it is sort of necessary tribute to all those creative HOMM fans who keep the game well alive!

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Postby Akul » Apr 21 2006, 19:16

I agree with Darken Q.
I think it should remain on main page because it is always good to know which maps are the newest. New picture always makes me hear: "Download me! Download me! I know you want that!" (OK, not really...)
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Postby Caradoc » Apr 21 2006, 19:28

I like them. By the time I start playing, I've forgotten most of what I saw. Since I don't know where I am starting from, it may be some time before I could recognize anything.

And seeing the minimap is a big help in knowing whether the map is likely to suck. It would be extra helpful if the label said what version of the game it is for.
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Postby Biggles Final Flight » Apr 21 2006, 20:11

In total agreement with Caradoc - the only time a minimap really gives spoiler info away is on a small map. But in the spirit of compromise: how about a 'show minimaps' tickbox, so your preference is stored every time you return to the site?


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