A Valley Runs Through It

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3,394 Downloads Last Updated: Jul 20, 2010

"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone".
-Al Capone

This map centers deep in some mountains seperated by a large and treacherous valley. Although the valley holds many riches players must beware to take caution of the many paths the enemy has around the map, and decide whether it be possible to use those same paths to his advantage. There is also a wildcard in this map; located off in the bottom right and top left corners resides a 4th player starting location for each team. There are advantages of close natural expansions, and shortcuts to the enemy base, but it also acts as a double edged sword, allowing those same shortcuts to be used by a sly enemy. Use your Xel Naga towers and keep yourself informed of your enemy. This is a haven for sneak attacks. You have been warned.

Changelog:

7/20/2010
-Fixed High-Yield and Xel Naga Towers

6/24/2010
-Added distortion to levels of textures to give a more polished feel. Now it wont seem so flat on any certain terrain.

6/16/2010
-Fixed a few symmetry issues.
-Added doodads in water
-Lessened the width of main ramps, few complaints on how impossible they were to block. (thanks!)

6/13/2010
-Changed some doodads to give certain areas a more unique feel.
-Added more area to build on hidden expansion.

6/12/2010
-Opened up middle valley area to make it easier for larger units.
-Fixed vespene problem.
-*Fixed pathing issue.

6/10/2010
-Completely reworked starting areas to give a more "open" feel.
-Changed outer boundaries from mountains to water, lowering framerate issues due to high poly counts.
-Added spot for 3rd player on each team, bringing map to a possible 3vs3.

6/08/2010
-Completely reworked doodads, lowering framerate issues with previous beta.
-Tested map with peers, fixed issues with vespene. (thanks adam)

Preview:
http://static.curseforge.net/thumbman/images/21/942/600x334/val1.jpg.-m1.png
Center of valley, rich in resources, but very dangerous location.

http://static.curseforge.net/thumbman/images/21/943/600x336/val2.jpg.-m1.png
Shortcut leading between the 4th player on a team to the enemy team, with a hidden expansion. Use caution.

http://static.curseforge.net/thumbman/images/21/944/600x335/val3.jpg.-m1.png
Main starting area for three players, minus the wildcard located in the corner of the map.

http://static.curseforge.net/thumbman/images/22/550/600x401/val5.jpg.-m1.png
Main overview of map as seen in editor.

My releases.

A Bridge Too Far - http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/bridge-too-far/
Bladestorm - http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/bladestorm/
Dust2 - http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/dust2/
A Valley Runs Through It -http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/valley-runs-through-it
Quetzalcoatl -http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/quetzalcoatl
Soulfire -http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/soulfire
Emerald Dream -http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/emerald-dream
Zephyr -http://www.sc2mapster.com/maps/zephyr/

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