MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

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MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Kuron » Jun 1 2019, 3:17

Map Name: Archmages
Author: Kuron
E-mail Address: kuron.at.post.cz

Map Type: Singleplayer
Map Size: Extra large with Underground
Players: 1-6 Humans, no Allies
Game Version: HoMM4 WoW 3.0.0.2
Language: English

Special Win: none
Special Loss: none



Description: It is said that when the god of heaven and the goddess of hell had a thing together, a new god was born. His name was Pran, the god of magic.
In the legends he was walking between mortals to share his knowledge, but at some point, he left. His descendants then led wars for centuries and almost annihilated their divine lineage.
The period of wars finally ended when Smot, the hero of nature, conquered the armies of others and forced them to create a wholly new nation.
But all of that is a long past now. The peace lasted for too long and the young leaders are not willing to keep it...



Notes:
Hi!

This is my first and probably the last map, so please, bear with me. :)

I'm looking for someone else to test it and correct my English before officially posting it here. Personally, I have separately tested all quests for all players and finish Blue player (Order) route on highest difficulty, so the map should be fully playable in every other way.

In this map you play as pure archmage, an option that is almost never played. At the beginning it seems you have started quite buffed, but believe me, you will need it.

The map is scripted to keep the computer players inside certain domains, while human players can roam in the "playground" to level up their heroes. Computer players are scripted to level up automatically to keep up with average level of human players.

Quite innovative element of this map is an option to play as pure barbarian archmage, which is usually impossible. (I had to hack the editor to allow that option. The game handles it totaly fine, though.)

If you have any question, please ask me.

Thank you. :)

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Download version 0.9 here.
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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (by Kuron)

Postby Steven Aus » Nov 1 2019, 7:28

I got an error that the file does not exist or it has been removed for copy right infringe- ment when I tried to download it just then.

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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (by Kuron)

Postby Pol » Nov 1 2019, 23:24

Fixed, I noticed that I have map downloaded.
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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Steven Aus » Nov 2 2019, 11:54

Since this WoW map starts with text saying you have access to all the spells and this is the way it is customized in the map, I opened it in the Equilibris editor and added all the Equilibris spells to all the L1 Archmages (who start with all five spell schools) so you can use this version if you want to play it using Equilibris. Any map saved in the regular WoW editor doesn't have Equilibris spells turned on by default, so in this version you have access to all the extra spells of Equilibris v3.51 when you get the required magic level (which is the way H4 works with hero starting spells customized in the editor). The only other change I made was correcting the spelling of Mantises, presuming that is the correct way to spell Mantis plural. ;-)
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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Steven Aus » Nov 2 2019, 12:17

When starting a map or campaign saved in the regular WoW editor in the Equilibris version of the game, the extra Equilibris spells are allowed to appear randomly in mage guilds, spell shrines, spell scrolls and parchments, but heroes customized with starting spells in the WoW editor don't have the Equilibris spells when starting the map in Equilibris. So I added the Equilibris spells so you have them automatically when you gain the required level of magic, because the starting text shows that it is intended that the Archmages have access to all spells.
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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Kuron » Nov 20 2019, 19:19

Thanks... I guess?

It's been here for so long that I totally missed your reaction, sorry. :)

As I see it, the map is complete, and only my English need to polish, so I'm gonna create the final version soon or later. I don't have Equilibris though, so it'll be without those bonus spells again.

But what about the map itself? Does anybody even play it?
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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Steven Aus » Nov 21 2019, 13:04

I've started it up as each of the players and had a look at the map. I'll start a playthrough tomorrow.

TO MODS: Is there a spoiler tag on this forum? I've tried the most obvious syntax but it didn't work.

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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Pol » Nov 22 2019, 6:42

There's no spoiler tag now, and there will be after update. Also for video embedding.

However, you can write it in the same font in which is forum background. Only trouble is, there's no transparent color. :D

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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Steven Aus » Nov 22 2019, 19:17

Not sure how much game playing I'm going to be doing. Mapmaking wasn't my thing but I'm going to be getting into some creative writing. I have already done some articles before, but I never really saw my imagination as a strength until now.

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Re: MAP – H4 WoW: Archmages (Sent for testing by Kuron)

Postby Steven Aus » Dec 1 2019, 9:10

I started as the Life player on maximum difficulty and the army guarding the portal which is the only way out of there was just way too big for the troops at the start, and would be growing quicker than my army as well. I was playing Equilibris but I don't think that would change how relative army strength for a given random stack would be.

So I'm now playing on the easiest difficulty, and it's really fun to get all the new spells of the new level whenever the Archmage advances a primary magic skill.


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