Posted on 01/12/09 @ 03:24 AM (updated 03/18/09
A 6 player, Assassination-type game, emphasizing team-oriented game play. Castle Opposition puts two Castles, or bases, on opposite sides of a river Valley.
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Mapshot / Download:
http://tinyurl.com/d78da7 -> Mapshot
Current version: 5.0
Note: Mapshot is updated as needed, and not for pure bug-fix releases.
Required Game Settings:
⁞╟ Starting Resources -> Standard
⁞╟ Reveal Map -> Explored
⁞╟ Starting Age -> Standard
⁞╟ Victory -> Standard
⁞╟ Locked Teams -> Enabled
⁞╙ Computer as Player 7, civilization Japanese
⁞╟ Kill the three enemy Captains to win.
⁞║ ╙ If you choose to do this through a sneak attack or a full-scale assault, that’s fine; just kill the Captains.
⁞╙ Control strategic map locations to deprive your enemy of resources / bonuses, and to gain them for yourself.
⁞╟ Located in your base and scattered around the Valley (Visible at 20 kills).
⁞╟ Purchased with Gold and (sometimes) Stone.
⁞╟ No limit to how many you can buy.
⁞╟ Each unit is named to show their cost and the time needed to create it.
⁞╟ Units in the Valley become available at 20 and 30 minutes into the game.
⁞╟ Ranges from infantry, to archers, to long-range siege weapons for base assaults.
⁞╙ Only purchasable with your Captain.
⁞╟ Only unit that can buy units, both in your base and in the valley.
⁞╟ Use them to upgrade your base defenses, both walls and towers.
⁞╙ Kill your enemy's Captains to win the game!
⁞╟ The game is divided into three main roles, Infantry, Foot Archers, and Cavalry.
⁞║ ╟ Player 1 / 4 are Infantry
⁞║ ╟ Player 2 / 5 are Foot Archers
⁞║ ╙ Player 3 / 6 are Cavalry
⁞╟ Teams are P1/P2/P3 VS P4/P5/P6 and are automatically set in-game.
⁞╙ Work in tandem with your allies for best effect. Working on your own can go horribly wrong.
⁞╟ Mine Gold or Stone with Villagers.
⁞║ ╟ A Mining Camp is located in your base.
⁞║ ╙ Do not lose it; it does not respawn and you can't build them.
⁞╟ Control one or both of the Mines for recurring Gold and Stone tributes.
⁞║ ╙ You cannot take the Mine from your allies.
⁞╟ Have 1 Villager stand on one or both of the Gold Shrines for recurring Gold tributes.
⁞╟ Explore the map to increase the amount of Gold you receive for Taxes.
⁞║ ╟ 36 explorable areas.
⁞║ ╙ Taxes come every 10 minutes.
⁞╟ Your Home Nation sends a gold tribute every 8 minutes 20 seconds.
⁞╟ Set the Game Difficulty to control Home Nation tributes and Area Tax Tributes.
⁞║ ╟ Easiest: 8,000 gold Home Nation tribute, 140 gold tax per area.
⁞║ ╟ Standard: 4,000 gold Home Nation tribute, 120 gold tax per area.
⁞║ ╟ Moderate: 2,000 gold Home Nation tribute, 100 gold tax per area.
⁞║ ╟ Hard: 1,000 gold Home Nation tribute, 80 gold tax per area.
⁞║ ╙ Hardest: No Home Nation tribute, 60 gold tax per area.
⁞╟ 30 Stone is given in roughly 10 minute intervals.
⁞╙ Kill units to gain 10 gold / kill, and reach kill-goals for larger lump-sums.
Kills / Razings:
⁞╟ Each kill earns you 10 gold.
⁞╟ Cartography is researched at 20 kills, or 1 razing.
⁞╟ Food shows how many kills you have.
⁞╟ Kill goals at 20, 50, 90, 140, 200, 275, 325, and 400 kills
⁞║ ╟ Earns you new units, resources, technology.
⁞║ ╟ HP / Attack bonuses.
⁞║ ╙ Access to Health shrines in your base.
⁞╙ Razings increase base defenses.
⁞╟ Located in the top and bottom corners of the map.
⁞╟ Double layer of walls, with 10 towers in each base.
⁞╟ Towers have +20 attack and +1000 HP to start.
⁞║ ╙ May be upgraded at one of the Blacksmiths in your base, up to 32,000 HP / +610 attack.
⁞╙ Walls and Gates start with 3,000 HP / 4,000 HP.
⁞ ╙ May be upgraded at one of the Blacksmiths in your base, up to 32,000 HP.
⁞╟ Unique exploration system that detects when you have walked through an area.
⁞║ ╟ Map is divided into a grid layout, 6x6, for a total of 36 areas.
⁞║ ╙ Each area is worth gold (based on difficulty) when Taxes are collected.
⁞╟ Many, many exploit-prevention measures.
⁞║ ╟ Spawn-stacking, spawn-blocking, to creating undead units in-game.
⁞║ ╙ Basic cheat detection, upgrade shrine abuse.
⁞╟ Controllable Fortresses that can be taken, stolen, re-captured, and razed.
⁞╟ Controllable mines that can be taken, stolen, and re-captured.
⁞╟ Extensive testing to bring Infantry, Archers, and Cavalry into balance.
⁞╟ Civilization bonuses that dramatically alter the balance have been disabled.
⁞║ ╙ Britons’ range.
⁞╟ No buildings except walls, gates, outposts, and towers are buildable.
⁞╙ Attack shrines / Health shrines in your base (HP at 275 Kills)
⁞ ╙ Two options, one faster, one slower, priced accordingly.
For more information, read the Objectives, Hints, and Scouts section in-game, or check out the Mapshot.
This map is an ongoing work-in-progress, and is updated regularly as bugs are uncovered and balancing issues are noticed.
Change Log is below:
Review also the Recorded Games, Castle Opposition Recording Examples.
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Very Playable. Don't know what to say here. Dynamic Teams/Roles would be good, but that is going in C02.
I have to give this area a 4, only because the area between the bases and forts is not 100% even. Though any smart cav player can get there quickly.
I have to give you a 3 here because you didn't really come up with this idea, just brought it over from CC.
Map Design: 5
Excellent Eye Candy, Forts, and Terrain. I look forward to the new releases with new eye candy, even if it's just a little or small area.
Instructions in Objectives/Hints/Scouts is very well placed and easy to understand. If only more people would read them before playing.
Additional Comments: Love this map, host it and I play with you alot.
[Edited on 03/09/09 @ 01:17 PM]