World of EarthseaCreated by RA (all)
Went public on 7/17/2015
Number of ratings: 77
Average rating: 3.8831 / 5
81 territories, 34 bonuses, 3 distribution modes
|The world of Earthsea is one of sea and islands: a vast archipelago of hundreds of islands surrounded by mostly uncharted ocean.
(TemplateID=687591) WOE 1v1
(TemplateID=690580) WOE 1v1 II
(TemplateID=687585) WOE 1v1 +Bomb Card
Map Idea: Beren Erchamion ( warlight.net/Profile?p=314032996 )
[Current version 1.1]
Review by almosttricky on 7/17/2015.
The Wizard of Earthsea book is very good. I'm glad someone made it into an awesome map.
Review by Nathan on 7/20/2015.
A fun map with good flow and fairly solid chokepoints. Unfortunately, I found there to be some imbalance in favor of the north and against the east. The north has the fewest number of any territories of all the reaches. It can be defended by holding just three locations - none of which is a negative-bonus pirate bay. Finally, the north has two bonus castles to all other reaches' one castle.
The east, however, has 17 territories (compared to the North's 13 and 14 each for the south and west). One most hold four territories to defend it, including both of its pirate bays. This makes it by far the least attractive starting area.
Less marked but still relevant is the imbalance favoring the south over the west, with similar problems as the north-east relationship.
All that being said, I appreciate the multiple scenarios, which are practically indispensable on a map of this size. Clean up the balance issues and this is a 5-star map all the way.
Review by indiman112 on 7/27/2015.
Review by <SNinja> Leinad on 8/24/2015.
I love this map. 5/5
Review by Hades on 8/31/2015.
very good map, makes for good strategic manoeuvres
Review by sherron on 2/26/2016.
The (negative) Pirate strongholds are an interesting twist. I was given one at the start of the game which I thought was cruel, but I overcame. Great map.
Review by Daryle on 7/19/2015.
fun map with lots of dead end routes
Review by OTPM on 11/29/2015.
Review by blob on 7/19/2015.
Pretty good aesthetics, game play seemed kind of forced to me