I would like to thank my laptop for this one. I've played sc since it came out. I've always wanted to own a laptop, who hasn't. I also always wanted to make a big sc map, but for some reason did not get to it until, well 10 years later when I bought a laptop from the pawn shop for $180. It was basically the same as the last computer I owned around 3 years before, and I had paid like $748 for it. This one was a laptop and $180. I took it around to all my favorite places outside, and to all my friend's places, and I used my surroundings for inspiration. I knew this was the right thing to do because I was making a map, and no map could have turned out like this from just sitting on a computer in one spot all the time. Whenever I felt like I hit the grind-stone really hard while building, I would pack-up my laptop and look for somewhere else to go, and then later on, I would find the perfect spot for inspiration and look at how well it turned out. Right after this map was done, which was about 2-3 days BEFORE sc2 came out, (haven't made any changes since and that's when I did-up '!!!ALL!!!' of the 'finishing touches', Tee hee hee) I sold my Laptop online for $180, and played Snowball Heaven over and over again on my step-bro's computer for the past 2 month's or so until feeling like I was getting torn up inside for being the only person alive for playing this map. I had to get it out.
So this map was the only thing to come out of my Laptop. It was all about making 'this one sc map' and finishing it. The older version's that I uploaded are when I was testing 8 player's with comp's (cuz I'm not back online yet I have to get a new cd key) and basically I figured were good enough to 'name' and call it done, but it kept asking for more until I finished up all the touch-up's and completed it, the final version called Snowball Heaven. I guess it was year's of not having made a big sc map, pent up, and having to wait year's before I could own a laptop and get out there and make a really truly awesome map for us sc players, that resulted in so many flukes.
The left side being the North and South American Continent's, UFO's, Hand holding lightning bolt, dude with a backwards hat, Alien head on the bottom in the minimap, a star, above the base in the bottom right on the minimap, camillion looking animal's, and just all around fun. When sc came out, and I got addicted, I knew I would always get to building my map eventually.
One thing about this map, it never seemed to get finished, so when it was it was a strange, yet awesome feeling, because it kept giving the hint of a feeling that it was finished sometimes, but eventually it really 'got full' or ate it all up, and then became untouchable. Then 2 day's later sc2 is released, and they do not even come out with the full game, just the Terran Campaign, and I think about my map and I'm like, well, Sc2 is a joke, Long Live Starcraft #ONE!! And out of all the map's to come out before sc2, mine is probably the best, closest to sc2's release date. ;D I wonder if they also knew about it and came out with sc2 early to distract people from it :)
If anybody were to ask me for my advice, I'd say, "Not too much, Not too Little!!!"
*By the way, the mineral's that are all 9013, that is partly to represent my birthday, 9-13 Sept. 13th. :D 1984*
**Kudos** ~Matthew Micheal Brooks
* * P.S. EvrEbudy's*!! OMG EVERLASTING TORRENT!! I upload it, then check it the next night & it was #1 out of 13,001 Now I believe it is still the #1 Melee map by Project Value to this day, hence seeing other new maps and old taking higher rank, they have all been UMS In Nature! .