Cordonation

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Moonrat, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    So, I've decided to do one of those things with the stuff. You know, the Source things!

    http://cordonationhammer.blogspot.com/ Old site

    http://moonrat.github.io/blog/ New site

    Yes, a blog focusing on Hammer and the Source Engine! And maybe sometimes beyond...

    I'm going to be using the blog to of course, talk about Hammer and Source. Maybe tips on how tools in Hammer work, or why Junction doesn't work like it should. You can Bookmark the site, or just submit an email to be sent messages from!

    So, what are some topics you guys would like to see written?
     
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  2. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    Wowee! A new post, all on where your Health and Ammo kits should be in relative to your objectives!
     
  3. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    A blog dedicated to hammer, neat.
    As for a topic, make something about height and how you can exploit your self somewhere with the power of engineer buildings.

    EDIT. If you need a example i meant the crate on snowplow that you can get ontop if you use a teleporter.
     
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  4. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    I like that idea, I'll see what I can cook up
     
  5. killohurtz

    aa killohurtz Distinction in Applied Carving

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    If you're going to talk about health and ammo placement, you ought to use Valve maps or release candidates as your case studies. An early alpha is a terrible example since it has little or no testing and pickups are prone to adjustments.
     
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  6. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    I like the idea and content, but the colour scheme and font choices are godawful and make your stuff a pain to read.

    I'd suggest switching to the colour scheme valve uses for their blog posts: Dark grey background, Light cream foreground and black text :D

    Alternatively use the reds and blues in the TF2 colour palette.

    Also sans-serif fonts are easier to read on a screen
     
  7. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    I used a lot of the team colors, though I still don't really like the color palette. Imma keep workin at it until I find something that is good.
     
  8. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    Oh yeah, I re-did the colors and added some additional things! The Blog should look a lot LOT better now....
     
  9. ExtraCheesyPie

    ExtraCheesyPie L7: Fancy Member

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    Gorge is a similasr example since the health is under the first point on the bridge.
     
  10. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    I have been lookin at Fantasmos' little post about map goals recently, and I think I am going to write an article seeing if designing with goals makes your map truly better.
     
  11. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    I'm bringing this bitch back form the dead, what are some topics you guys would like to see?
     
  12. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    colour theory (progression into enemy territory etc.)
     
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  13. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    I'll see what I can do
     
  14. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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  15. MaccyF

    aa MaccyF Notoriously Unreliable

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    nicely written, good job :)
     
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  16. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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  17. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    Welp, I wanted to make some absolutely gorgeous backgrounds for the blog. Blogger said no, and shoved a cactus up my ass. So, with my ass still bleeding, I broke up with Blogger and went and made a new site.

    http://moonrat.github.io/blog/

    It's still a W.I.P, but it's already cooler than the old Cordonation. I'm currently porting the threads over and making it a bit prettier.
     
  18. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    Alright, got the background working, now gotta get shit to make the text readable
     
  19. Moonrat

    aa Moonrat The end of an era

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    http://moonrat.github.io/

    New site! I've been horribly lazy, so hopefully I can write new articles to make up for it. I got a few ideas, but I'd love to hear some suggestions.
     
  20. Nicky

    aa Nicky Lets try something new!

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    I already sad it on the group chat, but just in case you forget: Player Flow would be a good topic.