cp_glacier

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by Acegikmo, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    Hello again!

    cp_glacier is a map with the same gamemode as Valve's Gravelpit, set in a custom snow theme I have been working on for a while now.

    All of the following screenshots are from Alpha 4

    Here's a frosty layout shot of the map:
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    Cap A:
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    Cap B:
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    Cap C:
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    Since it's an alpha, it is not detailed yet. Right now I'm testing the gameplay.
     
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  2. AntonJ3000

    AntonJ3000 I am inactive and make horrible maps

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    First snow themed map I've seen.
    Looks awesome, Can't wait for it to be released.
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    not seen ctf_icefield? hehe, the two guys are making an ice themed pair of maps.

    I respect you enough to not critique on screenshots alone but C does look a little bland...

    Looks pretty cool ace (thumbup1) I await eagerly.
     
  4. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    very nice, it pulls off like the TF2 style perfectly
     
  5. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    I like B's look alot. Can't wait 'til it's done and detailed.
     
  6. Acegikmo

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    Yeah, C looks and plays in a very bland way.
    I will need some more testing before I know how to save the area.
     
  7. Cerious

    Cerious L7: Fancy Member

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    I still think that cp_frostbite would have been a better name...
     
  8. Acegikmo

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    I might make an arena map in the snow/ice theme too, so cp_frostbite might get used :)
     
  9. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    Looking great! I'm really liking the snowy / deserty look of Cap A. Will keep watching this :)
     
  10. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Played this on 2f2f last week (I think) and it was really fun to be in a new environment.
    But I fell into the same deathwater pit atleast 3 times, at B area near the B-A connector (visible on the overview). Everything was so white I couldn't see the pit, maybe add a that sign with a skull logo or another visual mark (hazard tape) so I can keep track of where it is by just recognizing that "thing".

    I haven't played enough to give real gameplay feedback yet.
    Keep it up!
     
  11. drunkie

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    I'm really liking the art work. I feel you're missing a great opportunity on CP B of setting up the CP on the highest glacier, that really feels like it would be great.
     
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  12. Blindfate

    Blindfate L1: Registered

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    Looks nice. Maybe to spice up C, have the point hanging over the edge of the mountain a bit?
     
  13. Acegikmo

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    Yeah, C is quite boring, it needs to be modified alot.
    I don't think it's too good to have it even further away for blue, it's better to move it closer to them I believe.
     
  14. ChronoTriggerFan

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    Looks really solid, can't wait to play test it in the future, as I can't say much about the game play from the screen shots alone.
     
  15. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Damnation I'm liking this theme!
     
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  16. FreeLance_FoX

    FreeLance_FoX L6: Sharp Member

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    !!!

    WOW! I'm LOVING the theme! I love love love it!

    The thing that I'm unsure of here is your theme for the buildings...? What are the specific points supposed to be? C looks like a chalet, B a glacier, and A perhaps a research station? Maybe you could rework the theme to be like an antarctic research station (BLU) attacks a nearby Chalet opened on the adjacent mountain by RED. ^^



    Good luck! <3
     
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  17. Tinker

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    Looks really awesome, especially point B! The only thing that bothers me though: are those the exact same kind of exits from the BLU spawn as Gravelpit's?
     
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  18. atmuh

    atmuh L1: Registered

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    This looks quite nice, and I'm eager to try it out. If I might ask, what servers have this at the moment for playtesting? (there's no way I'm playing on 2f2f) As soon as there is a public release I'll be adding this to my server most definitely.
     
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  19. flubber

    flubber L4: Comfortable Member

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    Glacier a3 is part of our 2 custom servers rotation if you want to give it a try.
    217.70.189.157:27016
    217.70.184.250:27016
     
  20. Acegikmo

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    As it's still an alpha, I haven't done the detailwork to really show what A and C will be. Like you said, A is supposed to be the entrance to an underground research center, B is a glacier like place, and C is at the edge of a cliff with some wooden buildings. I am thinking of remaking C completely.

    And I'm glad you like the theme :)

    Not exact, but similar.
    Gravelpit have two entrances from blue's spawn area to A, and two entrances to B aswell.
    There is a reason they designed it like this.
    • Having only one entrance to an area will make it very easy for the red team to predict where they will come from and how they will attack.
    • Having more than two entrances will increase the complexity of the map, and one exit will most likely end up being unused, as it doesn't give you the same advantage as the other exits.
     
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