Enter the Trial of Zeal to join the ongoing gladiatorial conflict between the Corrupt and the Pure. Battle with unique heroes and defeat the opposition!
This Map is available in: ALL SERVERS, including CN
Hey there sc2mapster! After a year’s worth of development my hero arena has finally been released thanks to the support this site has given me. I intend to make this thread a place to leave feedback and discuss/develop my map further.
Following the footsteps of the hero arena genre, Trial of Zeal is best described as a gladiator arena, pitting team versus team duels minus the leveling or item building. In addition, most projectiles in the game can be dodged or blocked through the use of obstacles.
This Map is featured in the Arcade Highlight as of June 21 2013!*
ToZ strives to differ from other arenas through the inclusion of a Team Health. This special health depletes when a team’s hero takes damage. It also decreases periodically if the opposing team controls more Beacons than your team does.
All damage, no healers required. While the Team Health stands and as long as there is at least one member of the team alive, injured heroes revive over time.
To win a game you need to take down all opposing heroes. However the twist is, all of them must be downed together within a time frame since heroes revive after a period of time. In order to accomplish this goal players will need to cooperate bursts and perform target switches to down all opponents together before a revive occurs. There are a couple ways players can achieve this, but they can also opt to deplete the enemy Team Health to zero to prevent revives.
Check out Trial of Zeal! Featured in the Arcade Highlight as of June 21 2013!
On a side note: anybody know how i can add spoiler tags?
It’s a feature I will be releasing once the main elements of the game have been balanced. Something along the lines of a talent tree, basically a customization menu.
I don’t have a website or even a blog for this map. However I’ve made an in-game database of somesort that includes everything you need to know about existing heroes as well as helpful strategy tips to use with/against them.
Sure. I will be adding new heroes every so often. Once HOTS comes out next month I will be constantly doing this. The current hero selection menu will also be updated when I exceed its limits.
I have tested this map with a group of friends. We may have left out some bugs but I am sure we have found the major ones. I will be happy if you could report any bugs/glitches that you found here.
Ho god, i like the interface oO
Quote from akiranai: GoHo god, i like the interface oO
Ho god, i like the interface oO
im working on a video trailer at the moment. i dont think the screenshots are doing it justice :P
Bumping for the new trailer video added.
This looks really amazing. Great video, and I am really impressed with your UI and you terraining.
v0.05 is out!
SEA - NA
The battle net lobby should now show when not making a custom game. error on my end, didn't realize hide battle net lobby was checked :/
Played it with friends, great fun. Sadly not played enough as of now.
My personal favorite is the high templar that can store spells on his mirror images. Right up my style :P
Overall great hero design, not one of them is boring to play. Good job there!
haha thanks! He took the longest to create and test around with.
Yes, there isn't enough players at the moment. Though I think the map has gotten more attention in the EU lately. Hope Hots will swarm the sc2 arcade with more players in the next few days.
v0.07 is out!
SEA - NA - EU
Includes a number of balance changes and fixes. There's alot to go through so I won't be posting it here. Checkout the changelog in game or here: (Just realized its waiting for approval, give it an hour or so)
This... is really polished. Played it a ton in the last two days. Hope you consistently put out patches, but I think there may be some problems with balance so I'd keep an eye out for that. Not enough people play it right now though so I suggest everybody go rate and play. Deserves to be on the list.
Quote from Biowarp: GoThis... is really polished. Played it a ton in the last two days. Hope you consistently put out patches, but I think there may be some problems with balance so I'd keep an eye out for that. Not enough people play it right now though so I suggest everybody go rate and play. Deserves to be on the list.
glad you enjoyed it! I admit balance is rather off at the moment and I'm constantly tweaking it in hopes of getting it right for competitive play.
v0.10 is out!
Balance changes and bug fixes. Trying to control more damage variables in abilities to prevent them from being too weak or strong if used in a certain way. Preparing to add new heroes soon.
Refer to the Battle Net Info for full changelog.
more updates ! ! ! !!!!
Sorry took me awhile to get back, was rather busy for a few weeks. No worries I have some major updates in the works.
Few more champs and I'll be playing this game constantly. Hard to get a game going, sadly.
needs to be featured by blizzard
it already is. Just a few days ago in fact :P Hopefully more people will play it. I can't find games myself : /
Starcraft 2 Channel on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl_luDRo128
Battle.Net Article: http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/blog/10283577
Big thanks to all players out there in making the map go this far :)
Very fun map, well polished, well deserved on the highlight. Some criticism in order of priority:
- Leavers ruin the game completely, an AI or letting team members control the leavers atleast is necessary.
- The time delay gets very annoying, 70+ seconds picking a hero then another 30 pre arena change. Plus all the slow camera work etc. Is cool for the first game but after that ppl want to skip it. New players never skip, so you're stuck waiting for nothing.
5 experienced players should be able to force start a game, over 1 noob delaying the entire game.
- No banks, experience, levels, stats? What why?
- The health regeneration are cheap. Fightning to the death in an epic last 1on1 then a guy just gets a lucky +300 health and wins, Not good :/
- The initial Hero Selection, the bars are very vague, perhaps give them tooltips if you scroll your mouse over them for more details. Like what does Control exactly mean?
Appreciate the feedback.
Will you be updating this map regularly? I'd like to give alot of suggestions/feedback, it has alot of potential if you're dedicated?
- Could you atleast KEEP leaver heroes in the game and give shared control of Heroes for time being? 2v3 is GG instantly,
- I've played alot of games now, I'd really recommend focusing on the balance. A few minor tweaks can do ALOT to improve and change the game. Nova seems well OP for example.
I'd love to say more, depends how much you'll be updating and how often?
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