What does AoS mean?
I was searching some maps for Warcraft III: Frozen Throne and I found a term I hadn't heard before: AoS map.
I've searched for a meaning, however I haven't been able to find a concrete definition, yet. So:
- What does AoS mean in the context of gaming?
- And what about game features? Talking a little about game characteristics, objectives, how is this kind of map?
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It stands for "Aeon of Strife", which was a really popular map from Starcraft. It had a mission where you rescue someone using only heroes, which was the idea that gave birth to DotA (Defence of the Ancients, A popular Warcraft 3 total modification, which has spawned an entire new multiplayer genre) and similar maps.
An AoS map in Warcraft 3 is a map which is set up in a similar way. You rescue someone using only heroes, combatting both AI and Player Controlled characters. Source