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Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Lord Ned, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Arena Draft

    ARENA Draft
    From Matt "Lord Ned" Hoffman and Ben "Nerdboy" Waters comes:
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    So there you have it. Leave a post if you're running it on your server or enjoy it. :)

    Extra Thanks:
    Thanks to A Boojum Snark and Seba for help with server-list thumbs.
    Thanks to Snacks for uncomplicateing some displacements, and being an all-around great help.

    And really thanks to Nerdboy. Even though it's half his map, this guy has just been amazing to work with. I'd close the map in frustration over something and go to bed, and I'd wake up in the morning and Nerdboy would have fixed or detailed or taken care of whatever it was, without me even mentioning it.

    Full Change log available here!
    Original thread. Includes some pictures of how the map used to be, some of the bugs found, some of the gameplay decisions and arguments, etc.
     
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  2. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    New thread?

    Very sharp promo, guys.

    I've always liked Draft :)

    lol@snacks
     
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    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  3. Snacks

    aa Snacks TODO: Clever title

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    B1:
    blue side
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  4. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop opa

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    i hope no one follows your choices and makes new threads for when a map goes into beta D:

    but congrats on going into beta, the fake update thing seems unnecessary though
     
  5. Attsy

    Attsy L3: Member

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    Very Lumberyard-esque. Very sexy.

    I'm not digging those clouds in the skybox, looks too stretched and close. That metal ceiling texture in ss_5 looks weird the way it intersects.
    Also that Binks Logging building looks unnatural and awkward. Other than that it looks fantastic.

    Layout wise I don't see anything in the screen shots.

    I look forward to playing this, looks really fun.
     
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  6. Lyzak

    Lyzak L2: Junior Member

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    Lol at "enjoy Draft responsibly."

    Looks good. Not a huge Arena fan, and I feel like the theme (see Yukon) is grossly overused... but that said, it is well done. Congratulations on reaching beta 1, and may it one day graduate to an incredibly streamlined Release Candidate.

    -Lyzák
     
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  7. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    I assume just the ones on blue's side in the back corner? (The clouds)

    Also not sure what to do about the metal ceiling. Tried to nab Lumberyard's style, but lumberyard never had a 45* building. :p

    Also blame Nerdboy for the Bink's building.
     
  8. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    This grayish wood texture on most of the buildings' exterior makes it all look really plain (nullifies all the quality geometry there)
    @ [​IMG]

    Don't wanna sound impolite, but just feel like it's not making half the impression-impact it's capable of.
     
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  9. Whated

    Whated L2: Junior Member

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    Looking nice...but, if I can ask, what are those rock models (or whatever) at cp. And all around...
     
  10. Hanz

    aa Hanz Ravin' Rabbid

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    The buildings look a bit bare imo, add some more props or overlays. D:
     
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  11. Ost

    Ost L2: Junior Member

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    Suddenly this maps seems interesting.

    Well done.
     
  12. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Alpine... rocks?
     
  13. Cerious

    Cerious L7: Fancy Member

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    I like how the map immediately thrusts you into action when you step out, either going left or right from the spawn. In other maps, the teams end up resorting to camping at one end or the other but in this map, there isn't many places for teams to camp, so teams have to be mobile in this map - which, I feel is perfectly acceptable for arena.

    Also, yeah, I'd agree with more overlays. Always good to have them.
     
  14. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    [general 'b1 alright high five' comment]

    Good job :D
     
  15. CafeineMan

    CafeineMan L1: Registered

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    Need a KOTH version !
     
  16. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    It's too small.
     
  17. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    Good sized for arena map. Looks good. What else?

    There weren't any bad sight lines... well maybe that place when you go that "upper" route and you can shoot over the fence.
     
  18. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    Can you elaborate on this, or is it just the ability to jump onto the fence top and shoot from there?
     
  19. Wilson

    aa Wilson Founder of Wankhouse

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    The map was fun, i mean seriously, it was really fun, no doubt one of better arena maps out there.

    My only problems were first blood crits (Tough i do belive server can turn them off) some really odd looking displacments here and there, and then some really boring looking walls on some buildings.
     
  20. Mr.Late

    Mr.Late L7: Fancy Member

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    That place. But I don't know if it is a problem.