Isthmus is a new random map script which creates entirely new playing styles and strategies. There is a wide, central isthmus which connects all teams and divides the sea. The seas are harder for one team or player to dominate since it is divided. The isthmus is the scene for battles as the only land connection between the players. The map is also especially great for KOTH as the monument appears on the isthmus with equal access by all teams and naval support for attacks on the isthmus is possible. There is random variation of terrain types on this map. Resources are standard, and there are adequate levels of fish in the seas.
This script has been updated as of March 15, 2001 to stabilize the isthmus generation(occasionally would make 2 bridges to the central land from one team) and slightly increase fish levels.
This is an amazing map. I've played two 2v2 games on it and have had a wonderful time. I haven't tried it on Defend the Wonder mode, yet, but the central land seems like it would make for an interesting time.
Any plans to meld the Capricious-style random resource placement into it?
This seems to have it all - close quartered fighting at the land bridge. Do you build a Navy, knowing they will not be able to cross into the other bodies of water?
The second game I played was as Japanese with a Viking partner. Holy smokes did we do well!
Thanks a lot - keep 'em coming!
Posted on 11/19/05 @ 09:19 AM
Finally something worth downloading. I like that one :)