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Convoy, BUT FOR MVM!

Discussion in 'Request Area' started by Voyd211, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Voyd211

    Voyd211 L1: Registered

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    Hi there! I'm new here. I was directed here by a helpful Redditor, with the warning that I couldn't expect anything quickly or cheaply.

    Anyway... I was playing on Convoy the other day, and it occurred to me: You know what would be awesome? A train heist-style map in the vein of Convoy, but built for Mann vs Machine. Basically, you're based in a gigantic rolling fortress. The robot carrier is pulled up behind it, unloading and/or launching its deadly mechanical cargo. There should be some places for, say, Pyros to blast robots off onto the road and resetting the bomb. And obviously you'd need handrails, otherwise the Scoutbots would just run off the base into the road.

    I shared my idea with the other people playing and they thought it was awesome. That was incentive enough to search for people that make maps. I'd try to make it myself, but 1) I'm lazy and I'd never finish it, and 2) I have a bad feeling that it wouldn't work on Mac anyway.

    What do you guys think of the idea?
     
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  2. nightwatch

    aa nightwatch

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    1) Don't worry, most people here are lazy too so you're not alone.
    2) The "SDK" for TF2 is now distributed along with the game, but
    3) I don't think it works on Mac.

    At least you gave a rough idea of what you imagined, so if someone's interested in making such a map they'll probably post here. Very often we get extremely ambiguous requests that no one ever responds to because there's no information.
     
  3. Heyman

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  4. Voyd211

    Voyd211 L1: Registered

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    Come to think of it...

    Are there any fanmade MvM maps?
     
  5. Heyman

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  6. Voyd211

    Voyd211 L1: Registered

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    I'm guessing no one's picking up this idea? Ah well.
     
  7. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Well, you only gave it about 9 hours to stew. Give a few days and see if anyone picks it up. You might also want to try gamebanana or spuf or even contacting the original author.

    To do a proper job, it takes a little bit of time, so you'll want to be patient!
     
  8. Egan

    aa Egan

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    It's a tiny link so I hadn't seen it for the first four years of my being here, but there's actually a filter button you can use on the map workshop to filter to a specific map prefix. (custom mvm maps).

    Your idea sounds cool, but it would be a lot of work. MvM is big and scary enough for a lot of mappers as it is, and the remaining few who do know it enough probably have current projects of their own. As Frozen mentions, you should at least give it a day or two, some tf2mappers are still sleeping (different time-zones, and all).
     
  9. Voyd211

    Voyd211 L1: Registered

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    I suppose no one's interested in this?

    Reasoning: If someone thought it was a cool idea to the point of "Hm... maybe I'll make this," they'd say something here.

    Unless they were jerks and made it while saying it was their idea.
     
  10. TheBestUsername

    TheBestUsername L4: Comfortable Member

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    How on Earth would you go about turning Convoy into MvM?
     
  11. Achmed22

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    It is possible, but how the hell do you think that GIGANTIC carrier would go that fast? and how do robots get to the convoy from the carrier, a skybridge? there are a bunch of issues with this idea here.
     
  12. Yabayabayaba

    Yabayabayaba L5: Dapper Member

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    just in case anyone is interested, I am collaborating with RC+ to make a map like this, and it is in it's final stages before release. It is currently going by the name Convoy. This map is for the mappers vs machines contest, so I would appreciate no one else taking this Idea before that is over. But afterwards I would be happy to see another take on the same idea!

    Thanks
    -yaba;)

    Edit: I totally panicked when I saw this thread, because we have not publicized our project yet, and I was super worried that someone else had already taken it. Now that we are all calm, you can look forward to some high-speed-robot-chase action!!
     
  13. Malachite Man

    Malachite Man L6: Sharp Member

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    This thread was made in 2014 and the person who made this thread hasn't been active since 2014 i don't think they would respond to this.
     
  14. Yabayabayaba

    Yabayabayaba L5: Dapper Member

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    I just didn't want anyone else to take the Idea before I posted my version. sorry for the unnecessary bump