This is a map that I spent a greater portion of my sophomore year of college (600+ hours) making. I made it primarily because I loved the old school Hero Defense games, but none of them were ever balanced extensively and they had like 40 characters that had zero thought put into them. So I thought "What the hell I'll make my own". It has been an amazing experience and I attribute much of the success of this map to everyone on TheHelper.net. I spent countless hours pouring over old forum posts to find out how to use the WC3 Editor, and there is no doubt in my mind that without these forums I would have given up shortly after starting. There are still a bunch of features I wanted to add as well as many that I wanted to perfect, but I just don't have the time anymore to put into it.
Give it a few play-thrus and let me know what you think. Average play time is around 1h 15m or so. There are a few known bugs and some unfinished tooltips (mostly lore-based descriptions); I haven't done any updating in a very long time and don't really plan on it unless enough people end up enjoying it quite a bit.
Here are a few of the features:
-Single Player (single and double hero) and Multiplayer capabilities
-8 Custom Heroes, each with their own play style
-Dynamic creep health based on # of players
-Dynamic leaderboard that includes real-time HP and MP percentages of all players
-15 standard "creep-wave" levels, followed by 5 much more challenging "up-hill battle" levels
-Tons of custom items, including Epic Sets and Unique Weapons
-Emphasis on gaining gear rather than pure tome stacking
-Several mini-bosses, as well as 3 fun and challenging boss fights (that hopefully won't bug! )
-Unique target-healing system through the use of spellbooks (for the love of god, please read the tooltips) to make healing other players much easier
I dare you to try and beat it single player/single hero on anything harder than normal. I've done it so it is possible, but I've also played/tested it easily 100+ times.
Good luck and have fun! :thup:
(I submitted the map officially tonight so it's still under review or whatever, but I'll attach the file as well.)
View attachment Hell Defense v1.01.w3x