QUOTE (Sgt. Angel @ Oct 26 2008, 04:08 AM)
The map itself (The Battle of Five Armies) is now available for download on T3A! I'll include a download full of screenshots as well as soon as I can, for the cautious check-before-you-download downloader
Curses - was starting to play it but my PC cannot take the amount of units (was at about 4 frames a second on very low graphic settings ). Still, looking at the graphs at the end game screen, just shows what I am missing - that is a huge force of goblins!
One thing though - is the bridge thing at the top-centre of the map there so that units (in your readme, Bilbo) can cross the river? Because something around there prevents units from either getting to it.
Oh, and MS - sorry if I am one of the Noobish people you refered to.
Wow! Thanks for even downloading it, it's awesome of you! Beta 4.6 is coming out tommorow, with new units and such so stay tuned - I'm also releasing a RotWK version of beta4.6 as well. I know there are a lot of people who don't have mega-powerful PC's like mine, so I have good news for you: beta4.7 is conditioned to run on a lower framerate as the 'huge' force of Goblins (it's going to get bigger, much, much bigger - Tolkien will be smiling at the result, I promise you!) will appear in smaller chunks at once through scripting, making the game much easier to run on computers that can only handle a certain framerate. I'll put some pictures up that I took of my TBoFA game that I played with beta4.5 so you can see what it was like in-game as well, so you don't feel that you were missing out!
As to the bridge (which is actually Thorin's Wall) - the opening behind that going into the misty mountains is now the new good fortress. Units will be able to cross the wall in beta 4.6 as I forgot to remove certain impassable terrain areas around the wall in time for the beta4.5 release. The wall will also be protected by Gloin, Oin, Bimbur, Bomfur, Bofur, Fili and Kili. Thorin Oakenshield, however... well, I may have him done in time for the beta4.7 release, we'll see.
Also, the Elfking (the slightly taller level 5 Mirkwood Archer next to Gandalf) has been replaced by Thirundril (hope I spelled that correct) who after recently re-reading The Hobbit led me to realise that he actually IS the Elfking of Mirkwood and so so belongs with the rest of the Elves in the Battle of Five Armies! Gandalf the Grey will also be equipped with the Word of Power spell which he can use with devistating effect on the opposing Goblin forces.
The beta4.6 version also features seven Eagles as well as Gwaihir, and the RotWK version includes units of wild Wolves and Goblin Wolf Riders, as well as a few units of Gundabad Orcs (no thrallmasters included) which fit in more closely with Tolkein lore. The map's layout is also slightly
better designed, but this design will be incorporated into the BFME II version of the map later tonight.
Bolg's tent is now the new evil fortress, as well.
Thanks for downloading the map!
Edit: oh and hey orcman3334 nice to meet you!
Edited by Sgt. Angel, 28 October 2008 - 04:57 AM.