Twisted Meadows

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[e][h]Twisted Meadows
Creator:
Fairfax McCandlish
Tileset:
Lordareon Summer
Size:
160x160
Spawn Positions:
4, at 5,7, 2, and 10

Overview[edit]

Twisted Meadows is a four player map made by Fairfax McCandlish for Blizzard's 2003 Multiplayer Map Contest.[1] It is one of the most popular 1v1 and 2v2 maps and is to this day part of almost every tournament's map pool.

Official Map Description[edit]

The path twists, and the future is uncertain. Race for the center and the treasures it might hold, or visit a Goblin Laboratory and explore one of the small islands.

Notable Features[edit]

The islands in the map's corners including their goldmines can only be reached by air. This can be used to set up highly secured expansions.

The map contains four different types of neutral buildings:

Strategies[edit]

Due to its size Twisted Meadows often sees expansion plays and highly teched high-upkeep armies fighting. The Goblin Laboratories allow for a great harassment potential via Goblin Zeppelins and Goblin Sappers.

Human[edit]

Creeping can be done effectively by fast-building an altar and then clearing the Goblin Laboratory next to one's main base with the help of militia. Against most opponents a expansion will be set up before teching to tier 2. Siege Engines can be employed versus nightelf and undead opponents.

Nightelf[edit]

Creeping is done by AoW-creeping the Mercenary Camp/Goblin Merchant or the orange creep camp outside the main base. Trees of Life can be used to clear goldmines and set up (multiple) expansions. Mass Huntress, Tavern-heroes as well as the usual bear and dryad combination or Druid of the Talon work on this map.

Orc[edit]

The first creep camp to take is the orange one outside the main base. Alternatively, the orc player might go for harassment by disturbing his opponent's creeping. As the map is quite large, this is not always indicated. The standard strategy applies best for orc on this map: Blademaster, Shadow Hunter, Raider and Spirit Walker.

Undead[edit]

The first creep camp to take is the orange one outside the main base. Alternatively, the undead player might go for harassment by disturbing his opponent's creeping. As the map is quite large, this is not always indicated. Setting up an island expansion is fairly easy for undeads by using Gargoyles to clear the goldmine.

Statistics[edit]

Human vs. Night Elf Night Elf vs. Orc Orc vs. Undead Undead vs. Human Orc vs. Human Night Elf vs. Undead Mirrors
Map # Σ Human Night Elf Human % Σ Night Elf Orc Night Elf % Σ Orc Undead Orc % Σ Undead Human Undead % Σ Orc Human Orc % Σ Night Elf Undead Night Elf % Human Night Elf Orc Undead
Twisted MeadowsTwisted Meadows    1770 268 105 163 39.2% 274 145 129 52.9% 180 101 79 56.1% 164 73 91 44.5% 182 87 95 47.8% 242 110 132 45.5% 76 159 72 58

References[edit]

  1. 2003 Map Contest, Overview of all 11 winning maps.