ARENA Arena Volcano B4c

In the fiery pits of a volcano comes the ultimate arena for a show-down!

  1. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    In the fiery pits of a volcano comes the ultimate arena for a show-down!

    Arena Volcano features no control point, and instead features rising lava. I'm almost ready for the backlash, but I refuse to make maps and game modes that are already well-established.

    Be harsh, be crucial, and bring your skills to the test while I seek out to create the ultimate arena map since Lumberyard!

    A1: released 01.07.2016!

    *Images no longer available :(*
     
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  2. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    A2:
    - Widened the map
    - Quicker water rising time
    - Added underpass under main roof
    - Added another small health (two together)
    - Brighter lighting and less orange fog

    Thank you for all the feedback.

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  3. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    I like your style.
     
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  4. Another Bad Pun

    Server Staff Another Bad Pun learning to fly

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    Hey, just want to let you know that there's already a pretty well known map called Volcanic. You might want to change your mapname to avoid confusion.
     
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  6. Dr. Orange

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    I noticed that you are using a full render water texture for the moving water. It will mess up the reflections, you have to use a water texture that's designed to be used on such a surface, like the Hydro water textures, or the movingplane water texture.
     
  7. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    Thanks for all the feedback guys!

    Especially Egan, that was a nice morning treat. This is all good!
     
  8. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    A3 Release:

    - Created flank under rooftop
    - Lowered water enough to stop jumping out
    - Added new area (flank route)
    - Added elevated lip on the bridge
    - Added 'lights off' mechanic: Light will be shut off in a room before the water swamped that room.



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  9. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    Release Date - 05/09/2016

    Updates:
    - Altered flank under the main roof
    - Added height variation on ground floor
    - Created drop down from roof to ground flank
    - Opened top rooms (less defensive + no stairs access)
    - Created sound alarms for lava rising
    - Randomized timer for randomly raised lava
    - Added my own custom lava texture!





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  10. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    Release Date - 12.09.16

    Updates/Fixes:
    - Widened map by a total of 128 units
    - Packed lava texture (let me know if it still doesn't appear though!)
    - Variance of height and cover on ground floor
    - Miscellaneous changes such as stairs and door frames
    - Clipped several safe spots as found from A4 testing

    I hope everyone enjoys this build!


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  11. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    This is a bit of as retrospective of a nice gameday I enjoyed watching. I hope you enjoy it too, even if it's just rubbing my own ego...



    I honestly planned to do a thorough history of Volcano through a1 to a5, but I ended up deleting my movie editor and just chopped this up in movie maker instead. Shame, had all the commentary organised too.

    This is A4, by no means the current version but sadly still carries some of the same issues in A5. Will fix for A6!
     
  13. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    In collaboration with Asd417, Arena Volcano has been pushed into beta!

    This was actually completed before Christmas, but I was hoping Valve would fix Arena after the Smissmas Update. Regardless, here comes beta testing!

    Fixes:
    - Bridges are off-limits before the lava rises
    - No more safe spots from lava out of bounds
    - Various clipping
    - Tweaked round timer for when lava rises
    - A giant make over!



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  14. GooGuGajoob

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    Courtesy of Asd417 and myself.
    Bridge prop by Asd417 as well.

    Fixes:
    - Restricted build-able areas on the bridge
    - Improved lighting
    - Added custom prop doors to the bridge
    - Added invisible water under lava
    - Clipped bridge properly
    - Removed ugly props from mid

    Known complaints:
    - The lava texture...when I learn more about texturing
    - Projectiles glide across the bridge (not sure I can fix this)
    - Engineers OP (are they? I can remove ammo from the lobby area...)
    - It's arena mode.

    Screenshots!


    Hope this beta doesn't disappoint. The map will under go further detailing in the future, but for now - let the play testing begin!

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  15. GooGuGajoob

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    Terribly sorry for that folks!

    To proof that I'm still amateur as they get, I only compiled Beta 2 with HDR and those with HDR disabled experienced Arena Volcano in all it's full-bright glory. While I'm sure that was exciting, here's the patched version that should work for everyone (and all the bugs in regards to packing issues).

    Small Fixes:
    - Lava insta-kills once risen
    - All stairs are block-bullets (woops)
    - Handrails are now non-solid in lobby area as requested by Zahndar
    - Removed cool bridge door prop while it gets updated...
    - No height clip restrictions when on the bridge

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    Bridge Bug Update!

    A very known issue is the bridge getting stuck, or drawbridges coming down before bridges have extended fully. Void however managed to get stuck last play test and solved the unknown cause of the issue.

    Attempted Fixes:
    - Removed stuck spots on bridge
    - Hopefully fixed bridge door prop cube-map issue
    - Can no longer shoot through metal sheets in mid

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    Fixes:

    - Fixed a victory bug where one round win would loop and crash servers
    - Added further details to bland areas
    - Removed rooftop lava exploit (players dodging the damage zone)

    Known errors:
    - Tons of strange shadings around the map (might be lack of cubemaps)
    - Bridge slides projectiles
    - Some broken seams (woops! Will fix next build)
    - Tell me if you spot others

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  19. GooGuGajoob

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    Arena Volcano B4 Released!

    Release Date: 05.04.2017


    Change log:
    - Lava is slanted slightly for better rising against flat surfaces
    - Lava deals damage with ignition (fire)
    - Blocked off bridge more visually
    - Added visual cues for lava rising alarm
    - No more pitch black areas during lava rising
    - Altered lots of mumbo-jumbo with the bridge performance
    - Lots more overlays and some re-texturing!







    Any feedback?

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  20. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun

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    What a neat solution! I had the same issue a while back for a Portal 2 map, and never thought of doing this.
     
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