New AOS coming...The Ancient Frontier - The Hive Workshop
looking for opinions from dota players.
there are currently tons of bugs in the map so don't bother posting about them at this stage of the project's development. it's not even ready for major alpha testing. still, i wanted to make the project development more visible to dota players than just having it in my signature, so i'm making this thread so you can discuss us.
no need to register at hiveworkshop but if you're already registered there, i recommend you post there, as well.
at any rate you'll get the most up to date posted information by following that link to that project thread there, considering that's where you can download the map at and it will be updated whenever i get a chance. IF IT'S APPROPRIATE then i would also be inclined to attach the map to this original post of this thread.
the idea behind the project is that it develops the role of the forest monsters to make the game have more of a rpg feel than dota has. so there is the sense of an arena about the map. but it is also having a lane being pushed.
keep in mind that the terrain the map is currently using is entirely changeable. the way it is now will speed up the map development as much as possible. after the rest of the map has been completed, the terrain can be revamped and units replaced into it.
of course there is room for suggestions for the project including suggestions for items and heroes, and especially, forest monsters.
i know there's not much heroes to select at the moment, but i'm trying for originality of design of the heroes, and even if i had a tons of heroes and no items and the forest monsters unfinished, it would be a pretty boring game.
with that said though i'm planning to when i get enough heroes developed randomize the selection process for every game. in other words, you'd get to select only from 24 heroes out of the total hero complement in the game. basically kinda like random draft mode. but then there's an option for each player to ban one hero. and so it's going to be a bit like captain's mode in that regard, as well.
one of the more exciting aspects of the game will be that each player will have control over not 1 but 3 different heroes. it will also be a 2-4 player game. so that issues with leavers will be somewhat minimal compared to games that are designed for 10 players or so.