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PTC02 - A Different World

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Other
This is my entry to the 2002 pretty town contest. It is not included in the "winners" download, because, well, wasn't a winner.

I do however think that EVERYBODY will benefit from walking around this map. It is my finest, serioulsy, finest work to date, integrating about every "trademark" I use, and I am proud of it's flawless realism. (brave words, eh?) I think that everyone who downloads this will really enjoy it, pros and beginners alike.

I really looked foreward to looking at the winners' maps, but I have to admit, I was almost dissapointed not to see something totally "knock-me-flat" genius. Don't get me wrong, each map is far better than the primitive "5" grade that a review can give. Maybe I'm trying to say that I don't think the winners are perfect. I'll just let you decide...

I really enjoyed making this map, and I think you will enjoy playing it.
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Well, since SomeplaceSomewhere has booted us, I have decided to simply let the player get the soundtrack by simply emailing me for it. It is right now, roughly 2 mb in size, but I'm going to try to use a program that will compress it better, or have Cheezy do it.

I highly reccomend you take the time to ask for this one. It really brings a mezmerizing mindset into play when you're playing. There is no other way to describe it.

E mail me if you really want it:
ElfTheHunter This campaign has been nominated for an Orion Award for Best Map Design. Congratulations!

***2nd Orion Awards***
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Come over to DGDN and download: A Different World -Special Edition- !!

I have added a bit to the map, including the very interesting trick called "moving waves" by AlexandertheGreat, (in the utilities section here!) and I also added a very nice story that doubles as an explanation to the various eye candies and things in the map. With an awesome soundtrack as well, it's a must download for all designers!

Official Reviewer
This pretty town entry by Crasher is simply gorgeous, one of the most well designed maps I have ever encountered in my whole history of Age of Kings. The map design is truly memorable, meditative, quiet - as though something has happened. I like the detail in the story told through a boy's journal, and the feeling of loss afterwards seeing that there were no people while I eagerly explored the design for someone to talk to. In all, stunning map design, a beautiful story and a truly killer soundtrack.

[Edited on 12/11/07 @ 08:51 AM]

cmeb4uleave Thank you for this multi-hour creation that was a most pleasant 27 minutes to spend. Great work.
Official Reviewer
As crasher's link to DGDN no longer works, I have taken the liberty to update the file to include both the original and special edition.

-Blacksmith Admin
Official Reviewer
Woah-this is great! Would give this a 5 for map design.

The only real negative is the straight lines in the foam caused by the shoreless water being annoying-working with this terrain drives me crazy...

And maybe actually having the world populated would be interesting. Even though it may not mesh with what the author is going for, i think it would be the missing element to elevate this to ultimate level.

The soundtrack is good but did get a bit much midway through. AoCs sound system lacks some subtlety, would be nice to have softer melodic tracks playing once in awhile to break it up from the main music.

[Edited on 08/08/17 @ 08:00 AM]

iLikeHell The map is nice but I find it too still. The lack of unity and movement are felt very

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