|Polaris Rhapsody v1.2 with ramps release||719.02 KB||Aug 23, 2010||-||875||Download|
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|Polaris Rhapsody release||702.72 KB||Aug 21, 2010||-||231||Download|
|Polaris Rhapsody ver1.1 release||701.15 KB||Jul 25, 2010||-||502||Download|
|Polaris Rhapsody release||700.73 KB||Jul 24, 2010||-||294||Download|
This is my remake of Polaris Rhapsody from starcraft BW. I made it in the Shakuras texture set as the original. I didnot convert the SC1 map but instead started from scratch.
The map features all of the new sc2 gameplay aspects: 3 Xel'Naga Towers, 2 Destructible rocks, gold minerals, curtains etc… I did my best working on the textures and the doodads (for example the bridges).
The pathing is simillar the one from the original map. The two big manmade cliffs are no building zones just as they were in the original. Also, the organic cliffs having the grey "rough rock" texture don't have any ground pathing at all. I had to makes these changes due to the lack of appropriate cliffs i sc2.
Furthermore I added many environmental effects to the map, such as : lightning&thunder in the center, some rain near the lakes, white fog on the bridges and brown fog on the manmade cliffs.
There are 4 critters on the map called Karaks, which (I believe) are the critters indigenous to shakuras.
The only big change that sets this map apart from its original is the lack of the two big ramps leading from the manmade cliffs to the center. I made it because a 2-level ramp looks kinda weird and because sc2 maps tend to have less (and smaller) ramps.
I know im not the first one to make a conversion of Polaris Rhapsody but I put alot of work into this ;). Anyway I hope you guys enjoy it !
Any feedback and opinions regarding balance are appreciated.