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Heroes Community > Library of Enlightenment > Thread: [H3] Map of the Month - November
Thread: [H3] Map of the Month - November
Biobob
Biobob


Famous Hero
the Bobler
posted November 21, 2016 04:34 PM
Edited by Biobob at 16:39, 21 Nov 2016.

[H3] Map of the Month - November

Hello folks!

I just checked back in on the forum and had a sudden strike of inspiration! Back in our german forum (drachenwald.net) we once upon a time had a monthly challenge in which I posted a map and each competitor tried to clear it in the shortest time with the highest amount of points. The start needs to be the same for everyone, so I post a starting save everyone has to use! Unfortunately, it died down with time over there, so I will now do a test run of said challenge over here!

TIME PERIOD
21.11.2016-31.12.2016

RULES
Generally all tactics that allow for swift gameplay can be used, with a few exceptions:
-A ghost hero can not be created using the garrison bug.
-Admiral Hat bug is not allowed
-The grail may be located using the view grail map cheat, but the points for finding the grail are only awarded if ALL monoliths have been visited (means you can dig the grail early, but still need to find all the monoliths if you want the 50 extra points).
-The invite hero function introduced by HD Mod is allowed to be used (it would not be detectable anyways), so usage of said mod is encouraged!
-By the end of the last day, competitors have to upload a safe one action before the end of the map (e.g. one step from the final battle) and I have to deem that battle winnable (or you save me some trouble and simply upload a screenshot of the battle won screen or whatever, I dont care that much ).
-The person who finished the map in the least amount of time and with the most points (points>days) is the winner of the MotM!

This month I will be providing a rather easy map so that everyone can have a leisurely play and submit an entry! There is no signup, but I encourage you to take part in working out a strategy and thinking about it together! This is to be seen as a friendly competition that should not be take too hard

Also, if you have a map you'd like to see as the MotM, be sure to send it to me by PM. I will have a look at it and maybe it will be become the next MotM!

This months map is the probably best known map there is, albeit probably also one that has been played the least. The map that always greeted you after pressing that Single Player button...you know which map I am talking about: Arrogance! Do note however, that we will play harder maps in the future

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Greets

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keldorn
keldorn


Promising
Known Hero
of chemistry
posted November 21, 2016 07:54 PM

I love the idea, and I have a few suggestions as well.

Shouldn't we do this on a custom map, that nobody but you knows? It would be double the fun I think. Because you could make the game harder for us by giving some starting army to the AI, or two towns or something. If you don't want to spend a lot of time building a map, just use the random map generator in the editor, and then make some changes from there. The best part is that by doing that, we the players will never know when the first surprise is gonna come

Also, a lot of people have HotA installed, and some people don't. In this first map, we start as Tower, so this makes a huge difference. For example I don't have HotA, so I had a hard time developing my towns the first week, because all high level buildings require Mage Tower, which costs a bunch. This is not the case in HotA, those people can skip the Mage Tower. This should be clarified: Is HotA allowed or not?

I think that's all of my points for now. I'm not a good player, in fact I suck pretty bad, but I'll keep trying If my freetime allows, I'd be happy to be one of your contestants
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dodo_bird
dodo_bird


Hired Hero
posted November 22, 2016 08:46 AM

Here's my first 4 days. The resource cache on the top right has 10k gold and 20 each of rare resources, so you would want to grab it asap. Day 3 setup could be different as long as day 4 you grab the wood to be able to buy a boat, board the boat, and take the town.

Grab the resource cache on the bottom right corner by end of week 1 and you should have enough resources to build naga dwellings in both town.

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Nightshine
Nightshine


Adventuring Hero
posted November 22, 2016 12:53 PM
Edited by Nightshine at 12:53, 22 Nov 2016.

What's a garrison bug? And the view map grail cheat?

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RoseKavalier
RoseKavalier


Responsible
Known Hero
posted November 22, 2016 02:29 PM

Nightshine said:
What's a garrison bug? And the view map grail cheat?


1) Ghost hero has 0 creatures and inherits maximum movement very early on.

2) nwcoracle

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@Biobob
Great idea! It might be fun with custom maps in the future (but I know, a lot more work hehe).

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Nightshine
Nightshine


Adventuring Hero
posted November 23, 2016 02:35 AM

Hm, but how do you cause the garrison bug? Can you leave all creatures in a garrison or something?

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markmasters
markmasters


Famous Hero
posted November 28, 2016 03:39 PM

Thanks for the initiative and I will certainly give it a shot, sounds like a lot of fun although I'm no great player

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markmasters
markmasters


Famous Hero
posted November 30, 2016 02:50 PM

Well I tried, I could probably have improved it slightly but the map loses it's charm rather quickly so I'm just gonna stick with the first try

Victory save challenge of November by markmasters

Results in 444 points

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markmasters
markmasters


Famous Hero
posted December 27, 2016 01:19 PM

Bumping this thread because I don't want such great initiative for a fun project to be wasted, even though it will decrease my post count

The end date is aproaching people, tick tock

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Biobob
Biobob


Famous Hero
the Bobler
posted December 30, 2016 10:07 PM

Well, with the only submission, markmasters wins and earns 3 points!

Is there any interest in this at all? I thought the project died immediately, so I didnt even bother playing myself. If you guys want, I can pull out some more exotic / harder maps. If there are some people joining in, I will host it again happily

Greets

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markmasters
markmasters


Famous Hero
posted January 01, 2017 02:03 PM

Thank you , I'm still up for this if other people sign themselves in for it too.

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batoonike
batoonike


Known Hero
posted January 07, 2017 10:53 AM

Awesome idea. Maybe it could be so that you add new maps sometimes but it's also possible to re-play any of the old ones if someone wants to beat the standing champions record. So it wouldn't be so limited time frame.

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