Perhaps something good could come out of it eventually, since the people who made gow at the dawn of time were clueless.
I'm glad you added this at the end. My main point about this whole project revolves around this last statement of yours. The major flaws of gow classic are 6 and 8. 6 at best is marginally playable with a constant threat every game of being towered on the backside. 8 is totally unplayable and 90% of games they move to s9.
Secondly, you mention the "best" strategy is to power... hmmm.... in the few games that have already been played.. PB (^Paperboy~Sol^) raxxed Poiuiyt at 11 (top left) from 10. In another game, I saw a rush that worked well. Powering happens to be one strat that in your opinion is the only option. However, PB thought otherwise. This is why, I need input and feedback from other players.
Thirdly, I like your constructive criticism. But being altruistic, and looking at your comments, I see that you have pointed out flaws (in your opinion) but really have not provided any solutions. Case and point ;
-I know what possible tactics you wanted to open up with the tiny path below the entrance of 10 but don't go with such a narrow path. Think of another option.
What is this "other option"? Please provide solutions to EXACTLY what you would like to have done. A wider path, a convergent path (2 paths that meet), a divergent path (2 or more paths that split), and such. It's always easiest to say, I don't like the cheeseburger at McDonald's and to say, "Make it better". Well what specifically would you like to do to, "Make it better". I'm not harping on you, I like your comments, but in my opinion they are dicey and diluted. If you could give me specific examples of what to consider to change or better yet if you have the map editor and make changes and kick it back to me. I'll take a look at the maps side by side and see what you are talking about. As it is making maps does take a lot of creativity and spacing is always an issue. Looking at the map now, it is set up so that TVB will be right vs left. Not sure if you noticed that feature. I have to change start spots because I messed up on the demo. This is one thing that needs to be changed on my list.
Please do give me more feedback and input... If you can edit the map with your ideas, I'll send you my email in a PM.
Let me know... Thanks !!