This is my first time to be making a scenario and I just wanted to post the 1st level so I could get advice for later levels. There is no fighting in this level but there will be plenty of violence in the real campaign. This is more of a pretty map so look around.
Thanks to Yuri for his mansion, and blinking lights
This cut-sceneish scenario was alright to start out with, but it needs more.
There were no bugs but it wasn't much fun to play. Nothing got you stuck, but that's all.
The balance for a cutscene scenario is the average of the other four categories, meaning a 2+2+3+2/4 which makes balance a 2.25, rounding to a 2.
There was little creativity here. There were a few creative tricks such as the battle tournament, and flashy walls, but that was all and there was no humour or real trigger tricks. Your characters were not renamed with the Change Object Name trigger.
A flat map that was all Grass 1, Oak Trees and Road with very little elevation and a small basic town would earn a 2, but there were some nice candies like the archery range and the Duke's mansion raised this to a 3. (You nearly lost points for you real overuse of Gaia.)
There was a bit of a story, and instructions arrived in the Instructions box, but when you get more objectives they appear in the form of Display Instructions which appear for only 10 seconds..
This was not a very good cutscene, but then again it was only a cutscene scenario. I look forward to the full campaign. Use terrain mixing and check out the Best of AoK campaigns to find some creative tricks.