KotH Armory B5A

Competitive KOTH map (6v6, 7v7, or 9v9) set between two military warehouses

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    Armory - Competitive KOTH map (6v6, 7v7, or 9v9) set between two military warehouses

    This is my first map,
     
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    Blockbullet your stairs. In their current state, you can shoot through the gaps in them and have your splash eaten by them.

    You should reduce pixel-gaps like this in general for competitive play. Simplified gameplay is ideal, not to say that gameplay spaces should be ' simple ', but they should clearly and simply define where you can shoot and be shot from. Movement should be just as clear and simple, with sharp corners smoothed out by playerclip brushes.
     
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    Thanks for the advice sumo, I'll make sure to change that in the next update
     
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    • Fixed several incorrect textures
    • Added blockbullets2 to all stairs
    • Made doors way bigger around the point
    • Blocked a sniper sightline across the point
    • Increased cap time to 18 seconds
    • Removed HDR support (I'll add back later on)
    • Removed clutter on one side of the point and added a ramp
    • Added gameplay signs (i.e. Battlements, Resupply)
    • Added a small health pack and medium ammo pack, moved a medium health pack that was hard to see

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    • Added some smoothing clips to make movement smoother
    • Removed a prop used to block a sightline, added shutter doors instead
    • Redesigned a side room that seem underused

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    • Made changes to cover on battlements
    • Changed the way skylights look
    • Removed a row of lights in warehouses
    • Removed nobuild region from shipping containers around mid
    • Added a new wall inside the warehouses
    • Added more clipping to smooth out movement
    • Moved medium health packs from warehouse into a side room

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    Made a complete but minimal artpass, removing all dev textures. Made a few other minor changes as well:
    • Repositioned resupply lockers in spawn
    • Slightly re-oriented wall in either warehouse
    • Added props under stairs in skylight building, playerclipped the entire area underneath stairs
    • Changed lighting in many areas
    • Made other small fixes and tweaks that I probably am forgetting

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    Continued artpass process, this time mainly focusing on roof detailing
    • Added support beams on interiors of warehouses
    • Changed some textures
    • Replaced planes outside of spawn with building
    • Made more smoothing clip brushes
    Still have a lot to do, I plan on leaving the skybox for later, as well as complex lighting, soundscapes, HDR support, more detailing, etc.

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    Took a lot of time on this update.
    • Continued artpass process
    • Made minor changes to map geometry such as new doorway arches
    • Restricted player access to an unnecessary area outside of spawn
    • Replaced ground outside of spawn with displacement grass
    • Fixed some incorrect textures
    • Added env_cubemap entities
    I realize that there are many aesthetically unfinished parts of this map, namely the out-of-play areas to the sides. Work on those areas will come in future updates. I also will eventually add HDR support and sound.

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    Continued artpass process. Detailing out-of-bounds area is complete, but no 3D skybox. Made a few other changes as well.
    • Blocked off a small doorway in the warehouses to make it easier for a spawncamped team to push out
    • Smoothed clipping on the ramp in spawn, you should now be able to walk up smoothly without using the stairs
    • Lowered skyboxes - Area outside of spawn has slightly lower skybox than mid
    • Cut down on visleaves
    • Changed the shape of fence to the right outside of spawn
    • Smoothed clipping on a barrier prop by mid

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    Heyo! People on my server are really enjoying the map! We're currently running B4A. I'm getting errors with the latest release. upload_2019-8-7_19-54-1.png
     
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    SunnieD, thanks for sharing this issue with me. The errors are from models and textures from Frontline and the stripless metal textures I used in this map. I think it might be a packing problem for version B4A. Are you seeing errors for previous versions as well?

    Edit: I forgot this map is on B5 by now, not B4A. Try B5 and see if the problem is fixed.
     
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    It's a packing problem with the latest release. Sorry if I didn't make that clear.
     
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    Have you tried B5?
     
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    Yes. B5 is the current version and is having this issue.