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Endless Forest

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Hikaro Takayama
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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Other
This map was inspired by one of my friend's custom MP maps that he called Woodland Wars... Basically all players started in small pockets in a massive forest with narrow paths leading to a central clearing that was pretty much tailor made for massive multi-way battles.

This RMS is my attempt at translating his scenario to a Random Map, and I've pretty much managed to accomplish that.

Basically, I've set it up so that you're like the remnants of a fallen civilization that is trying to re-build while the forests threaten to swallow up what's left. All players areas are connected with broken roads, and there are numerous clearings scattered about that have extra resources relics and other surprises. Some of these may be along the roads, while others are in pockets in the forest and can only be reached by chopping or sieging your way through.

In addition, there are 5 map variants: MesoAmerican, East Asian, Mid-east Palm oasis, Western European and Scandanavian. Each of the different variants have different bonus buildings and decorations to really give a feel for being in the area (I.e. where the jungle has scattered flowers and plants, the Desert has less flowers and cacti, and the Scandanavian one has graves and corpses in the snow).

I just hope you all enjoy playing this map as much as I enjoyed making it.
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Official Reviewer
This is a good random map for human players, thanks for submitting.
aok_lover Sounds Awesome! ~Downloading Now~

[Edited on 01/23/07 @ 05:48 PM]

blitz_109 This is the best random map I have ever played on.Well done!
Hikaro Takayama
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Glad you guys like it so much.. This was one of my friend's favorite maps for Weekend LAN parties at Yokosuka Navy Base... We'd set up a Gigantic map with the three of us on 1 team and 5 AIs on Hard on the other, and it was a fairly even match....

This is actually the first RMS I ever made, but I've updated it several times over the years (I first made it in 2002).
Free Scarler Oh no, I'm currently not at home and thus I cannot test it although I would like to do so! Maybe I can do it in the evening, it sounds like a great map. The "Civic Forest" map seems to be similar, but it has many ways to get from one player starting point to anothe, so this map might be really unique.
nikisiou Very nice map, and truly faithful to it's descriptions. Exploring it really feels like discovering an ancient civilization swalloded by the forest.

Just one thing, we had a case where all roads were filled with bamboos in a 2 VS 2 match. Never happened for 3 VS 3 and higher, though.

More maps like this ! =D
S_M_T I didn't played it yet, but I already started some random games.
I think there is to less room if you're playing with pop200, isn't it?
Otherwise it looks really great with these ruins and dead ends.
Jeyt5 How do i put this on my game?
Official Reviewer
Unzip to C:\Programme\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\Random. Play through Game: Random Map, Map Style: Custom, and select in Location.

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