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  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Top Quacker

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    By: Joseph 'Fr0z3n' R
    nightsfrost@gmail.com

    "Work by day, fight by night."

    Red and Blu are expanding! But it comes with a cost, the more they expanded, the less and less room there is to build! Now they are on the last piece of workable land, and both sides want it. It would take too long for their bosses to sort out deals and such, so they fight for it at night, under the cover of darkness
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    Presenting Arena Backlot..

    This is a small arena map based in a construction yard. I based the layout a little bit around lumberyard. What is interesting about the map is that the point is suspended in the air by a crane, and is unaccessable until 30 seconds into the game. Also, gates will open on the sides of the cap area to open it up and make end-gameplay a little bit more interesting.


    Special thanks:
    The Construction Pack team (No really, guys, its great)
    ABS Pack (Gametype library)
    Seba - Construction light stand model/Generator Light Pole
    Rexy - Portable Toilet models/forklift model
    Prestige - for blatenly abusing the hell out of the sticky jumper to prove that he can go far before the round starts.

    As a side note, this is something that I will do with all maps after (and including this). If any of my maps go official (doubtful), I will donate half of my stamp money to the Childs Play Charity. Its a great charity doing a lot with the gamers everywhere.

    No Editing of this map without permission to the author, please. Either post here or email me at the above email.
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012
  2. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    You don't have the man-parts to call this map a1?

    FOR SHAME.
     
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  3. The_Ulf

    The_Ulf L6: Sharp Member

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    Wow - looks great for just over an hour and a half!
     
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  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Top Quacker

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    I didn't expect to make it in 2 hrs...
     
  5. Wilson

    aa Wilson Founder of Wankhouse

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    It is not Badlands.
     
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  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    let the pyro fest commence.
     
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  7. Jeremy

    Jeremy L11: Posh Member

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    I should try making a small arena map in under two hours. That kind of thing I would enjoy doing if I had enough motivation (and a good or otherwise reasonable idea).
     
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  8. Fr0Z3nR

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    glad i left it in a0... I forgot to pack the skybox.
     
  9. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Ya, expand the area around the cap.
    Death pits of that scale are stupid.
     
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  10. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    looked even better in playtest :D
     
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  11. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  12. Fr0Z3nR

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    Yea, I just got my new comp, so i'm transferring everything over to that, I'll be working on this tonight...

    I feel horrible stupid and slightly cocky about doing it 2 hours and then have it just fail. I'll do better next time. For a1.

    I'll expand the point up, make things look nicer, pack things, etc.
     
  13. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Top Quacker

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    looking back, i couldn't tell if that was a compliment or sarcasm... or both.
     
  14. Fr0Z3nR

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    After that humiliating run with a0, I release a1, a little bit more serious this time.

    a1: For real this time:
    -Packed everything
    -Broke up some sightlines
    -made some non-visible brushwork cleaner
    -widened/opened up area around the point
    -modified some textures
    -skybox is more generic

    I made the deathpit area less wide. Pyro's still may dominate, but I'll have to see testing.
     
  15. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    You can run off the ground onto the crane platform. The gap is small enough that if you generate a nav mesh, bots run over it. Normally they don't do that, or jump at all. The hole is small enough like this to be so inconsequential I am not sure it needs to be there. The back side... I dunno. Wasn't playing with a lot of bots. Could be different in game.

    Also, this isn't a dry dock.

    Spawns are really close together. Enemy teams will probably meet way too fast. Even the upper flanking routes end up touching very quickly.

    The amount of health you have is bizarre and maybe too much. Look at Arakawa for a good example of a medium health in arena: one small in a normal spot, one large on a tiny plank over a death pit.

    The routes that turn down on the far sides seem odd. At least throw some crates near there so they can be jumped into.

    The platforms the trucks are on is a few units lower than the rest.

    Use an info_lighting to light the trains.

    This could be fun in a few versions. ;D
     
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  16. Fr0Z3nR

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    Alright, thanks yyler.

    I'll look into all that. I'm starting to wonder if the 2 hours i put into the layout of this map was a bad idea, and maybe I should've taken a bit more time...
     
  17. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    For a Drydock, it sure is watery.
     
  18. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  19. Fr0Z3nR

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    Thats the ironic part

    a drydock is where ships are made/repaired. Its easier to build a ship out of water, rather than in it, hence the dry (no water) and dock (boats.)...

    But yea.
     
  20. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Top Quacker

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    a2: Here we go...
    -Packed -and tested- everything
    -redid cap point
    -added some time-related doors
    -clipped better

    The point is now in the middle, behind a couple doors which open after 60 seconds. The point does not really come into play into the map now until 60 seconds in, when the crane will lower it **It will kill you when it comes down, if your under it***. I may adjust this time because the map is a bit smaller than the usual arena map, so i may lower it to 30-45 secs, will determine later.

    I'm hopeing this kinda breaks up the game play.

    I also added a second route, opposite the direction of the water, this is just to make it less one sided, and a little bit more even.

    EDIT: People may be asking why i'm punching out this map so quickly and not taking my time. Its just what I do. 90% of the time when I do something like this (visual thinking, spacial thinking, stuff like mapping or design) I just sit down and do it. I process most of my thoughts quickly, so... yea... It can hurt me, but I don't mind doing 15 alpha's of a map (aka... the icarus syndrome :p )
     
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