KotH Bagel (2020) rc3

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  1. Yrr

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    One week before the events of Doomsday, an Australium Reserve storage site prepares to send its shipment to Mann Co.

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    Bagel is a unique King of the Hill map that started development in 2016. You may recognise it as the base for "Cauldron" from Scream Fortress X.

    Designed around a raised central capture area, flanked by side buildings, the goal was to provide many different strategic options to both take and hold the point. Development was driven by both competitive feedback and frequent casual playtests, to make sure the map was enjoyable in both contexts.

    This version incorporates a lot of the gameplay and visual updates made for Cauldron, as well as some new visual elements and further improvement and polish.


    Latest update (rc3):
    Changed the map filename from bagel_fall to bagel, and skipped rc2 to ensure that this is the most clearly up-to-date version.
    -Simplified geometry around the boiler ramp area
    -Changed jump pad particle to read better
    -Minor visual tweaks
    -Added menu photos

    Previous updates:
    rc1

    -New crate models by Freyja
    -Redetailed out of bounds areas behind Boiler
    -Additional new details
    -Fixed out-of-map spot under Blu spawn

    b9
    Detailing improvements have been made across the map, to help make it make sense as both a lived-in space, and as a Team Fortress 2 location.
    -Removed some clutter from lobby and house
    -New doors by Freyja

    b8
    The Jump Pad has been visually updated, and an engine issue required major splash clipping overhauls across the map.
    -New collision meshes for various areas
    -New jump pad design
    -New custom golden steam particles
    -Other minor visual updates elsewhere

    b7
    The clipping above the turbines was poorly conveyed and intrusive to jumping soldiers. It has been pared back and marked better.
    -Improved clipping around top of turbines
    -Added pipe to better visualise clipping

    b6
    The map has received a large amount of decluttering and clipping. There should be less situations where a player feels like they got stuck or there rocket was eaten
    -Placeholder crate models have all been updated
    -Lighting fixes
    -Prop fade fixes

    b5
    Capturing the point will now cause the tower and capturing team's turbine to vent Australium steam
    -New custom golden steam particles
    -Steam venting makes audible sound
    -Turbines now hum while active

    b4
    -The central cap tower is now a large liquid Australium power core.
    -On either side of mid are turbine pumps, which turn on and off as the point changes hands, and draw australium from the core. Over the duration of a match you will notice the rotors turn on and the shaft slowly fill with liquid australium.
    -The turbines occupy previously problem areas. Little corners with sniper sightline issues, awkward geometry to navigate, and bland visuals. Hopefully the turbines solve a number of problems here.


    Contributors:
    Yrrzy - Layout, Artpass
    Phi - Optimisation pass
    Void - "Slasher" Fall oak trees
    Freyja - New door and crate props

    Thanks:
    Pont - Concept and Logic help for tower, generators, and jump pad
     
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  2. Zed

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    But where are the giant bagel robots
     
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  3. Another Bad Pun

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    is this map like, a better version of cp_orange
     
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  4. Freyja

    aa Freyja It hurt itself in it's confusion!

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    What's fall though

    it's called Autumn

    bloody americans
     
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  5. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    Fall is when gravity overcomes an object's inertia and the object proceeds to accelerate towards the larger body's center of mass, usually occurring undesirably resulting in unwanted motion. For instance, during the season of Autumn, the leaves of trees break off with the help of some wind and fall towards the ground.
     
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  6. Yrr

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    shorter than "autumn" in a filename
     
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  7. Berry

    aa Berry resident homo

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    I'm glad to see you fixed the biggest problem with Bagel
     
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  8. Yrr

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    it not being autumnal?
     
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  9. Jekyllson

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    It looks quite appealing, though it's not quite as tasty as "plain" Bagel. Funnily enough, I had the exact same reaction when the local bagel store started selling pumpkin bagels.

    You know, for most of my life I've never really stopped to watch the trees transform in autumn, but this year I took the time to observe their transition. It's probably because of that that I look at this map and I wonder to myself, "Where are all those dead leaves coming from?" There are a handful of trees that have recently shed their leaves outside of the map, but those are distant from many of the surfaces covered in leaves. As nice as the map looks covered in orange, I don't think I've ever seen something like that in real life without trees nearby which produced the leaves in the first place. It's a weird criticism, and maybe other fall-themed maps are guilty of the same problem (though not Harvest), but it's something that really sticks out to me for some reason.
     
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  10. Yrr

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    a lot of the orange is grass, with leaves clustered around some of the pumpkins but yea its not Hugely realistic about it
     
  11. TyeZenneth

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    fall is my favorite tf2 event
     
  12. EArkham

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    Was literally expecting to see falling bagels.
     
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    I just realized Zed already made this joke. At the time I didn't realize he was referencing Titanfall and thought he just wanted to see some giant robot confectionery and dammit, so do I
     
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  14. ϺΞΤЯΘΉλϺ

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    Looks good yrr , keep up the good work
     
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    All those people disagreeing with physics smh
     
  16. Another Bad Pun

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    I've done some soul searching and determined that this unintended jump is far too difficult

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    p.s. make it frontline
     
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  17. Kube

    aa Kube Soon it will be different

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  18. Yrr

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    this is intentional, i made sure you couldnt do it when i was making the event version

    theres uh, certain classes id rather not get up there that easily


    (also what does "make it frontline" mean beyond "add 200gb and 20 contributors")
     
  19. FloofCollie

    aa FloofCollie I really suck!

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    This looks gorgeous.
     
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    -removed pumpkins and coffins
    -replaced some coffins with Weapon Crates
    -artstyle and detailing changes
    -added a couple additional pieces of cover
    -de-sci-fi'd the point

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
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