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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted May 26, 2017 09:50 AM

testing my map

Hello everyone!

I just created a map (hota, map size: huge). Is here someone willing to test it?

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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted May 30, 2017 03:30 PM
Edited by Erathianer at 15:30, 30 May 2017.

well, no one? I have to say I put a lot off work in it. It is like my first sod xl-map (survival of the fittest), but a bit bigger like I said map size huge. I am not sure about the late game balancing, maybe some changes have to be made there. So if someone is willing to play it before I put it online in general that would be very cool! I can say this map looks great imo and is not boring at all.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
Omnipresent Hero
Wog refugee
posted May 30, 2017 03:44 PM

Erathianer said:
well, no one? I have to say I put a lot off work in it.


Map is one thing, advertising another. You have to put some work in advertising if you want attention, nobody cares about "just one more map" with the billion already available. Put some screens, plots, description, etc.

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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted May 30, 2017 03:58 PM

^This. Only a few screens and a quick description should already considerably higher the odds of increasing attention.
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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted May 30, 2017 04:41 PM
Edited by Baronus at 16:43, 30 May 2017.

Give link short description, its simple. If you can screens etc. Short announce "Ive made a map"- tell us nothing...

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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 03, 2017 05:13 PM
Edited by Erathianer at 17:17, 03 Jun 2017.

Well I understand what you guys mean but it is not my intention to make big advertising for my map because the plot is in it described. I was just asking for a favor maybe someone with good knowledge and objective view could play it before I put it online and having fun playing it and telling me what I could improve.

OK so the main story is about a meteor that crashed into the world and caused a crater. But with this meteor, elemental creatures from outer space came with it, now spreading chaos in this land. Also some other mysterious challengers have have taken the opportunity to take over this land now. For example there is the mysterious blood cult with his cultists gaining more influence of the land. They are praying to the god of blood so that one day maybe he will awaken and control everything.

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Salamandre
Salamandre


Admirable
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Wog refugee
posted June 03, 2017 05:31 PM

You do realize that you didn't put any download link so basically people must ask for one first, then and only when you decide to put one, they have to check the thread again then see if they now that there is a link they have time, I mean you do all this the most wrong way.

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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 03, 2017 05:51 PM

Oh OK I didn't realize that I was doing it wrong. I thought someone would write here to play it before I put in official online. So I send him via email my map. Wouldn't it be better this way? Because a download link would be like for everyone for an maybe not well balanced map. I am still not sure about the difficulty in the late game.

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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 03, 2017 06:03 PM

OK but I got it. I think this is going the wrong way here. Maybe it is better to shut this thread down.

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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted June 03, 2017 06:21 PM

At least put a screen... What's wrong with delivering your map to widest audience possible? The more people to try your map, the more feedback you will potentially get, which is what you seek, no?
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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 04, 2017 06:16 PM

yes actually you are right. some feedback would be nice but i dont like to spoil my map before I want to put it officially for download for everyone you know? If I put pictures online you can actually see what you should explore ingame.

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RoseKavalier
RoseKavalier


Responsible
Famous Hero
posted June 04, 2017 07:04 PM
Edited by RoseKavalier at 19:05, 04 Jun 2017.

Erathianer said:
yes actually you are right. some feedback would be nice but i dont like to spoil my map before I want to put it officially for download for everyone you know? If I put pictures online you can actually see what you should explore ingame.


My $0.02

You can post screenshots of areas without spoiling the map, for instance I posted several of 2 maps that I'm slowly making. It shows a few things you will be able to see (if I ever manage to finish them) without actually letting you know what to do to win the map easily.
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Map 1



Map2





The person who is helping me test Map2 from time to time could certainly tell you it doesn't give you any help (on that note, it's difficult to find dedicated testers at this point in the game's age since there aren't that many playing it to start with).

But it gives you a feel of what you can encounter in the map

Just showcase some of your work, an image is worth a thousand words. Doing so and grabbing somebody's interest is pretty much the only way you will find a dedicated tester.
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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 12, 2017 07:26 PM

so how do I even post images like rosekavalier for example?

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Galaad
Galaad

Hero of Order
Li mort as morz, li vif as vis
posted June 12, 2017 07:43 PM

Erathianer said:
so how do I even post images like rosekavalier for example?


If you can't figure that out no one will play your map.

j/k, use the Kookabar on the left side of the reply box, above smileys you will see an icon for inserting pictures. You need to insert image's address/location for the link, so not "copy image" but "copy image address/location".
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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 12, 2017 08:05 PM

Galaad said:


If you can't figure that out no one will play your map.




Why?

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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 12, 2017 08:38 PM

So here is a link where you can see a picture of my map.

http://imgur.com/KI59efc

In my map you start as one of four different small nations. The other four colours can not be picked and belong to mighty foes.

This is a hota-map and should not be played with wog etc to not screw up the balance.

If someone is interested in playing/testing my map, that would be helpful and I would appreciate it a lot . You can contact me here in this thread or via messenger.

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Baronus
Baronus


Supreme Hero
posted June 12, 2017 08:47 PM
Edited by Baronus at 20:49, 12 Jun 2017.

Good. Next try give correct picture link.
[img]
image name[
/img]

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Erathianer
Erathianer


Hired Hero
posted June 16, 2017 11:34 AM

but is it possible to open the link? so the pic can be seen right? I dont know how this works with this "insert image" option here

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bloodsucker
bloodsucker


Supreme Hero
posted June 16, 2017 12:32 PM
Edited by bloodsucker at 03:41, 18 Jun 2017.

Erathianer said:
but is it possible to open the link? so the pic can be seen right? I dont know how this works with this "insert image" option here
First you need to store the image somewhere, like in ImageShack, the one I'm using. Then you introduce the path in Insert Image. You may need to resize the image for a better fit, in ImageShack there are options for that.



Like this.


Or this.

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RoseKavalier
RoseKavalier


Responsible
Famous Hero
posted June 18, 2017 01:17 AM

Hit 'Quote Reply' to see the exact code I used. It's the same others posted before.


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On Imgur there is an option to get the forum embed link when you upload an image.



Otherwise just use press this when you post your message.

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