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Published The Beast Lords

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    The Beast Lords

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    "There you are Underlord, I've been looking for you! A urgent matter has appeared and it needs to be taken care of immediately!

    Five Underlords have formed an alliance and plans to conquer the whole underworld for themselves, and we can of course not let this happen as there only can be one ruler of the underworld.

    At the moment they have placed their fortress here in wait of further advancements, and that's why we have to strike now before they start their campaign!

    But before you strike, I have some intel about these Underlords, or Beast Lords as they are called. They are all masters of beasts, but have different ways of handling things and have gained a reputation that their names reflect.

    Byrek the Brutal, is as brutal as his name, and slays his enemies with brute force. And neither is he any forgiving, as he captures anyone who is misbehaving and tortures them to death, both friend and foe.. But even as brutal as he is, he is also a very careless one..

    Fran the Golden, loves gold, and every aspect of it. She also loves to show everyone how wealthy she is. Her gold is just simply overflowing.

    Porvek the Strong, is a strong, tough and a resilient opponent. He is not really more than that, but even so, he is still hard to beat..

    Ingrid the Brilliant, is not the strongest of them, but she is smart, and tricky to defeat. She is a tactical genius, and one never know what to expect of her.. Tread carefully with her.

    Kondrak the Coward, is a big coward and usually hides behind others. But even so, he is still a fierce opponent, and should not be taken lightly. Although, there is something strange about this one, it is as if he isn't quite himself.. And his alliance with the heroes does not make sense either..

    And that is all I have gathered. But rejoice, I have managed to build a small fortress for you while I was looking for you. ...Why didn't I do it myself you say? Well, you are evil and brilliant leader, I am just your mentor!

    Now make haste! Destroy their fortress, and chase them back to their home realm and defeat them all!"

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=708466312


    Beast Lord, Byrek the Brutal

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    "Finally we found his home realm, and it seems that his brutality shows in the water, or if one even could call it water!

    He seems to be very focused on having well trained minions, but he also has a brutal way of punishing misbehaved minions by imprisoning them, and then slaying them within the Arena. How he has any minions left is a mystery..

    Thankfully we've got a hold on him now. Now finish what we started, and destroy this imbecile!"

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=730294977


    Beast Lord, Fran the Golden

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    "Ahh. Good work Underlord! Defeating Byrek the Brutal was not an easy task, but now with him out of the way, we must now face our next challenge. Fran the Golden.

    Her realm is filled with tons of gold, literally, and she seems to be some kind of artist with the way her home realm is designed. She has been able to build quite a nice dungeon with all this gold. And it looks like she has been able to recruit the finest soldiers gold can make.. You should make use of her treasures, I'm sure it would be useful. Oh, by the way, before you send her back to the Ether, could you send some of her gold in my direction?"


    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=739604664

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    "The Beast Lords" is a intro map to this campaign, and if you liked this map, you can look forward to defeating all of the Underlords in their home realm. And yes, they all have their own theme. :)

    And let me know what you think, I am eager to hear what you have to say about this campaign. :)
     
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    Beast Lord, Fran the Golden has been released.. :eek:
     
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    I'm kinda love 3 map, but later on 2/3 progress, it's huge lag incoming, don't know why
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    Fran the Golden? Hmm, I may need to nerf her somehow. Not sure if it is the traps or the amount of units that creates the lag.
     
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    Looking at the minimap image, i'd guess It's probably the lava... especially if there are lava chasms as well.
     
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    Ah, that makes sense. The lag I've encountered on this map is huge, that has been with lava, gold liquid and chasms present. Could it be gold liquid that creates the huge amount of lag?
     
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    Yeah liquid gold is bad for lag too.
     
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    Ok, I did some testing now on "Beast Lord, Fran the Golden" and a blank map with lava, chasms and liquid gold, and I don't think that this is what's causing the main lag. I have an idea that it is rooted with all the activity that is going on with the enemy faction with both units, traps, doors and maybe graphical elements working in the background. And from my perspective, I don't think there should be any background activity on a scenario map such as this. And as a suggestion, for any developers reading this, is it a possiblity to have an option in the map editor that turns off enemy background activity on scenarios?

    A side note, my computer is way below par for this map. It lags the second I enter this map.. :oops:
     
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    I think the amount of room and alot of lava or liquid gold cause the lag , maybe you don't need to spend your times to make large map, just medium but focus on path? or trap or whatever you want. I just play this map and cost 2h to win ( figure out that trap is useful in this map). Your map is incredible but can't finish it.
    Best Regard.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. :) I am going to reduce the amount of rooms, minions, and perhaps lava whenever I get the time ("stuck" with Overwatch and WoW at the moment.. :p). The trap idea is interesting, combined with "empty" areas to reduce the lag.
     

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