Re: Another "archers friends" dumbass - deadly
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 02:28:35 AM »
Obviously there are some ego issues.
Just for the sake of preserving WC2 history its hould be noted that Deadly. has a definate place in that history.
The archer friends map was originally created by [AA]Eagle, it was basically an archers only version of the blizzard "friends" map. It had 1 mine for every 2 players and the trees were cleaned up with straight edges to stop archers getting caught in them.
It looked like this:
After it became popular, people noted a difference in the amount of gold mined by the different players. AFAIK this is when people discovered power mining. The red and OJ (also yellow and purp) would usually mine more gold that the others.
Eagle would never play except when he made the game and was therefore in the red spot.
Then a new version of the map was made and became instantly popular. That was deadly.'s version and it's the same one we still use today. It has seperate mines for each player, and the hall placement for each is in the correct power mine spot. he also changed the shape of the central cluster of trees from a square to a diamond which stopped so many archers getting caught on the top and bottom of the square in 1s and 2s.
After everyone started using deadly's map, eagle wrote his own name on it and re-released it like this:
Not long after that, someone made a verion that had 10k starting gold/lumber. the original had 7k/5k
That's where the "10" in "}}}-Ärchers-Friends-}-10.pud" comes from, its the 10k starting res version.
When someone started playing on the RU server last year saying they were deadly, I was a bit sceptical, however he still keeps trying to re-make popular maps in much the same way, and still seems to posess the same meglomaniac ego that he used to have, so I actually think he is probably the same guy.