arena_watchtower

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by JoshuaC, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    A medium sized arena map featuring some vertical gameplay.

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    You can get beta 3 right here.
    http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/64978

    I'd love to hear what you guys think about it.
     
  2. Dan2025

    Dan2025 L2: Junior Member

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    Why do I get the feeling that this is going to be made into an honorary official map? :eek:hmy:
     
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  3. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Great looking work man!
     
  4. YM

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    I hope you haven't made the lightmap scale so low on every face.... what a bloat on filesize that would be.. but it looks very good!
     
  5. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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    Like I said on FPSB, why would anybody want to build a watchtower in the middle of a crater?

    (Looks nice btw)
     
  6. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    A value of 4 on the surfaces with light on them inside the tower, 8 on the roof, outside wall of the tower, and the lower cone like support. 16 on pretty much everything else. The map is 17MB with the custom materials packed in it and a mere 8MB bzipped.

    The download size is around 15 MB cause I included both the bsp and the bz2 to help server operators.

    Clearly I wasn't aiming for the utmost realism with the map. ;)
     
  7. Chilly

    Chilly L6: Sharp Member

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    We played this with a decent group of people (6-6, I believe?). It was loads of fun. I definitely think soldiers have an advantage on it, but I don't think there's anything you could do about that. I would like to see more detail along the outside edge of the crater instead of just a big wall... perhaps a cable car going up one side, some switchback steps, etc. Not functional things, but things that would add to the environment more.
     
  8. Vicenti

    Vicenti L2: Junior Member

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    This is TF2. A crater is the most logical place for a watchtower. :lol:
     
  9. Randdalf

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    That looks FANTASTIC, athough a few of the mountains around the edge look a little weird seeing as they're all the same texture, why not use some of the custom rock props there?
     
  10. Laz

    Laz L7: Fancy Member

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    looks amazing! Im having a hard time believing you are a first timer, what other stuff have you made?
     
  11. luxatile

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    Awesome! Very well done, it's definitely one of the (if not THE) prettiest Arena map I've seen.
     
  12. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    I've been messing around with hammer since the leak days but I'd mostly just make test levels and fun levels but nothing of quality.

    The map was originally going to be a colosseum with a bunch of obsticals in the middle with a cap point but after some insightful suggestions it turned into this.
     
  13. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    Actually it looks more like a crater that <insert_team_here> was making into a giant radar dish.
     
  14. PMAvers

    PMAvers L6: Sharp Member

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    The same reason someone would build two identical-except-for-color bases in opposite ends of a box canyon, in the middle of nowhere.
     
  15. Earl

    Earl L6: Sharp Member

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    Congrats on becoming official!
     
  16. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    +1
     
  17. drp

    aa drp

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    congrats :)
     
  18. Mar

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    hi five!
     
  19. Ceiling Man

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    Yeah good job there, hardhat!
     
  20. MangyCarface

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