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XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« on: April 25, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
Arena of Annihilation


This map is reminiscent of POS, sure, but it has it's own personality and features making it a fresh creation.

The little pockets between bases allow for some interesting burst into neighbour's base surprises or cat wars. The 12 and 6 mines are more accessible.

Beautiful to look at, and fun to play, what more can you ask for in a map?

Thanks to XBremer1 for providing us with Arena of Annihilation. +1 for alliteration in many of your map titles. ;)
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2018, 04:50:42 PM »
Buccaneer Bay


Buccaneer Bay is a new playground for water-lovers like myself. It has a unique look and feel, and as I discovered playing it, the narrow routes allow opponents to block you with oil tankers. Rude.

I love map variety and this unique waterscape adds a fresh, brand new flavor to the selection for fun gaming sessions. "Spider" was my first impression. But, as you'll discover if you're bold enough to try this new adventure, it's so much more than that.
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2018, 06:56:02 PM »
Combat Zone


A gorgeous smaller map with everyone pressed into close quarters for some heated squabbles, Combat Zone offers a friendly feel among unfriendly neighbors. As a continuous path around the forest lake, you have to eat through one neighbor to get to the next. I only played this a few times, but really enjoyed the intensity and continuous action of the games.

Neat stuff like sticking cats around the middle lake or being able to cast magic from there, along with the curvy path all the way around the map reminds me slightly of Rose Petal, but this definitely differs from it too in many ways and offers a completely unique gaming experience worth trying out.

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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 07:19:39 PM »
Dangerous Territory


Dangerous Territory is what I think would come out if AYN and POS got together and had a baby. Both are classic, well-loved, frequently played maps that have been favorites for the nearly 20 years since I first started playing W2 and was introduced to AYN by the xipx clan way back in the beginning.

This isn't to say Dangerous Territory isn't a whole new entity. It is. It just shares features with these classic maps that have been factors in repeatedly producing a pleasant and exciting gaming experience on W2.

This is one of the maps that tends to be "easy" for newcomers to the map to pick up, since it has a normal, standard feel to it and has predictable and symmetrical elements. Some maps are more difficult for greenhorns if they offer a nuanced and intricate set up, but this one is totally friendly for first-timers, which makes this a great first choice for those who want to try out hot fresh maps but are slightly apprehensive.

I liked this map and its cousins from first game on, and never lost that lovin' feeling.
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2018, 10:22:18 PM »
Highway to Hell


I think this might be my 2nd favorite of the Bremer Collection after Woodland Warlords.

Wallable bases, not too hard to maneuver units around, and I like the cozy middle.
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 10:34:57 PM »
Paradise Lost


This one actually is not brand new like the others, and has been featured elsewhere on the forum (ie. Igog's posts) previously, but I want to include it in Bremer's Collection for easy reference. This one I played for the first time maybe a year or so ago, and enjoyed the games on it. It reminds me somewhat of Isolation in a few ways, but is also very different in feel and gameplay in spite of having a middle island and side islands like Iso does.

This is one of Bremer's most-played maps and has been warmly received by the water-map-lovers of W2.

I look forward to trying it some more with the edits that increased the ability to compete for expansions!

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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 10:47:38 PM »
Secret Operation


Bremer said of this one that the expansions have more gold the harder they are to defend. Having the middle exps so exposed is an interesting concept. This is another one of those in the well respected family of AYN/POS and cousins, although it is a fresh creation from scratch.

I find these maps are highly playable and easily taken to by first time players, as the navigation is simple and the concepts are internalized intuitively not needing comprehensive explanation of the maps.

This map forces you to be more open and exposed, as walling isn't accomplished with supreme ease almost anywhere, with some shallow bases and non-construction-friendly dirt paths throughout the middle and extending into the bases.

I wanted to try it out in a few different tilesets, since each one has a unique feel and look. Swamp feels right for this one!

I genuinely look forward to my next game on this map! If Bremer didn't make so many maps I find awesome, it would be an easy choice to play this one. But Woodland Warlords gently nudged its way into my #1 favorite Bremer map spot!
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2018, 10:53:30 PM »
Violent Voyage


Just when I think there can't possibly be a new map concept I haven't already seen, another brand new creation appears to galvanize me and renew my enthusiasm for W2.

The first game on this map was a nice long, action packed flurry of push-pull between two teams of 4 that had everyone on tenterhooks, not knowing til the very end who would grace the victor's seat. It featured everything, juggs, subs, drags, zeps, saps, destroyers, mages, dks, ogres, knights, offensive towers...just one mad mess and a ton of fun!

I think 4s random starts (naturally) is the perfect setting for this map. I'd say this is my 2nd favorite Bremer map after Woodland Warlords!
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2018, 11:01:07 PM »
Woodland Warlords


I posted Bremer's maps alphabetically, knowing my favorite would be saved for last. Woodland Warlords offers a dynamic realm in which to put your W2 skills to the test. This has been and will probably continue to be my most frequently hosted Bremer map.

Mr. Bean is going to have to share the spotlight with this up and coming future community favorite!

This map has that special something going for it, that magic something that you can't quite put into words.

You step onto the map and you know you're where you belong.
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2018, 07:23:17 AM »
Nice posts BS :-)
Great Job to Bremer for all these maps!

My personal favorite is the Violent Voyage!

I played a lot of water maps and Violent Voyage make for a very diverse game!
You can do anything on that map!

I also found very fun playing Combat Zone!
That is an unexpected map!

We have a great replay on that map that I intent to make a commentary ;-)
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2018, 08:14:09 PM »
Halo of Hegemony


Oops! Missed one!

Halo of Hegemony is a fun playground for water-lovers. The ample gold and space and possible expansions and wallability and defendability make this a perfect choice for when you're in the mood for a longer water adventure and is one of those maps that provides a battleground where all units can come out to play.

I lost alphabetical order now but I'll get over it.
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2018, 08:15:57 PM »
@Igognito Thanks Igog :)

I love that we both love Bremer's map collection! GGs!
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Re: XBremer1's Hot New Maps You Will Love
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2018, 08:56:29 AM »
nj bremer on the maps & bs on the maps promotion! :D here are some recent replays on a few of the maps!!

Violent Voyage
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/254908949

Special Op
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/258703689

Buccaneer Bay
https://www.twitch.tv/videos/258705507