I'm proud to announce that my first Heroes IV map ever "Tolkien's War of the Ring (H4)" has now been updated to 1.1 and released here at CH.
Here's a list of changes from version 1.0:
-MASSIVE balance patch
-added new towns
-added new heroes
-added new story bits
-added new Quests to highlight the story
-rebalanced the strength of wandering monster stacks
-rebalanced Green player's starting position
-the world map is now more true to the original Atlas of the Middle-earth
as published by J.R.R's son Christopher Tolkien
-wrote new bios' for the main playable characters (Heroes)
-quite a many new scripts added
-reworked some of the existing scripts
-reworked the network of roads
-expanded Underground sections of the map
-removed a faulty script affecting Luck in front of a doorway that led to the Paths of the Dead
-removed "extra" resources, sea based dwellings and locations found throughout the Sea
-removed some artifacts in order to achieve a bit more optimum overall balance
-removed a number of typos from the text file
-removed all Dragon Utopias
-removed two Monk & two Crusader dwellings
-cleared the map of excessive use of "unnecessary graphical decorations"
-disabled Creature Portal in all Nature towns
Special thanks to Duzeom whose feedback and criticism of version 1.0 inspired me to come up with this balance patch.
This map is dedicated to my German friend and fellow fan of the great work of
J.R.R. Tolkien, Konrad "Koni" L. in solidarity for his support, commentary and advise
given to the author during the long process of the map's coming into existence. Thank You.
Please, don't hesitate to let me know how the updated version plays against version 1.0. Don't forget that all feedback is much appreciated! Seriously. It is.
Especially Duzeom and Karmakeld's feedback would be most welcomed.
With most Heroic greetings,
Don't worry if things are going badly today. They will be much worse tomorrow.