Arena maps, show yourselves!

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by sevin, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. sevin

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    I love Versus Saxton Hale and play the mod pretty frequently, but it's sad that it has become the universal dump for good arena maps. Today, a server owner and I want to change that.

    This server is one of the last remaining true arena servers in the US. It's almost never empty, and fills up between 5PM EST through the wee hours of the morning. The server is owned and managed by a guy called Daft, whom I have recently convinced to let me suggest community created maps to be added to his rotation. He added arena_polar_rc1 of his own accord; a good sign!

    I have already suggested our very own arena_backlot, but I need your help to suggest more! I don't know how many Daft will be willing to add, so try to consolidate your list to your top favorite arena map. If it's something you've created, here's your chance to get it added to a classic arena map rotation! Make sure your map is finished as well, they don't want to go through iterations on the server, they just want solid, completed maps to get to know.

    ArenaFortress

    Customs Currently in the Rotation:
    1. arena_polar_rc1
    2. arena_suijin_rc2
    3. arena_discovery_b2


    I found another arena server on Sept. 15, 2014 that also hosts custom arena maps, called Arena Respawn. The server runs a plugin that changes capping dynamics, however, so it's technically not a classic gametype. The capping is changed to respawn all those who were dead on the capping team. It plays great and the arena mode really lends itself to the plugin. For example, you can't cap twice in a row, just like regular arena, in fact, you get marked for death if you try. The server owner and plugin creator
    awk has other balancing modifications in place to make this take on arena a lot of fun. The server, based on the west coast, has only been up a few days and already has a nice following. awk is also super open to testing out maps, so if you have something complete or in "final look" beta, don't hesitate to suggest it, he will test it!

    ArenaRespawn


    I hope you guys will join me in getting some good arena maps on these servers, it'll be great to play them with a full count of people and hopefully those who don't know will learn something about the mapping community. Try to link your suggestions in your post so I can add them to the OP and suggest them to Daft and awk easier.

    Thanks,
    Sevin
     
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  2. Sergis

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    tilted ravine, obviously
     
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    Sergis your comments are always so obscure what are you talking about?
     
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  7. sevin

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    Arakawa is a really popular VSH map. I had forgotten about Wilkes, I know that one is great. Thanks Harribo!
     
  8. Berry

    aa Berry Sharing is caring, and I don't care

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    But seriously, it'd be nice to see some actual arena servers about.
     
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  9. sevin

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    Yeah this is the only classic arena server I've found that's still active. It's a shame.
     
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  11. Fr0Z3nR

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    I will have to play on this server, I'm a huge fan of Arena and am glad to know there is still at least 1 arena server left.
     
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  12. sevin

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    I'm sure they'll be glad to have you, it's a pretty good server normally. Have you any maps to suggest?
     
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  17. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    None other than have been suggested already.
     
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  19. Egan

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    I'm working on arena_discovery at the moment, which is nearing beta 2. I'd prefer if you didn't get the b1 of it, but maybe that's a notable thing: sometime in the next 3 weeks (school) you'll get a new detailed beta 2 arena map.
     
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    The gameplay's pretty much done, but I'd have to find the .vmf if I were to redetail it. It won't take long if you want me to do so, I could probably get it finished in a week or so.
     
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