CTF Hydro

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by BlueDarkness, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. BlueDarkness

    BlueDarkness L1: Registered

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    Now no... I would not personally be the one to make this map. If anything I haven't actually made a map yet anyway lol.

    I was going through all of the "Meet the [Class]" videos (cuz they make very good Desktop Backgrounds) and noticed that in Meet the Engineer there are about 20 something or more intels in the back of the truck he is sitting next to.

    That brings up the question(s):

    Was Hydro originally going to be a CTF map?
    Will the Engineer Update be releasing an official CTF version.
    Or was Hydro going to be converted into CTF at some point but then they forgot.

    Also, is there a chance the Engie update will let you put up multiple sentries (as in the video but probably limits of some sort). As well as is there going to be a Hydro map set at night (that isn't custom :p)

    Anyway wondering what thoughts you had on both the video as well as Hydro!
     
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  2. alecom

    alecom L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    CTF is generally symmetrical..

    edit: though I guess control point maps are too.

    Still, I doubt it.
     
  3. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Meet the Engineer isn't set at Hydro...
     
  4. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    http://tf2wiki.net/wiki/Hydro_developer_commentary

    Thats the only sign of them telling about a flag in hydro. however, it could have been a flag like in Dod at that time which is a capture point there. I think the intel is just something visual in that meet the engy... the intel shows you stole something/did something important. Just a detail making the engy look more powerfull.
     
  5. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    Couldn't Ctf_Hydro work like tc_meridian?
     
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  6. KarmaPolice

    KarmaPolice L3: Member

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    Lots of the Meet the Class videos are set in custom or modified maps made just for the short. Doesn't mean they're adding the map to the game.
     
  7. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Meet the Spy had 2fort featuring a door to the intel room, file cabinets inside the intel room, stairs into the basement, a gun rack on the wall holding several weapons, and the Alarm-O-Tron 5000 light board. It also showed a Spy throwing a sapper under a sentry (without it noticing him approaching undisguised and uncloaked, I might add).

    But did they add any of that with the Sniper vs. Spy update? ;)
     
  8. JoshuaC

    JoshuaC L7: Fancy Member

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    I don't know about you guys but I'd love to see hydro redone as a different gamemode. I love the layout and visuals but TC isn't a very fun gamemode.
     
  9. BlueDarkness

    BlueDarkness L1: Registered

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    Nineaxis, I may be wrong about it being in Hydro, but I watched the video a couple times in a row. Doesn't the guardrail look a lot like the rail in Hydro?

    And as I said earlier there is a chance that it isn't the case and it could have just been used for the short. But I still find it possible. (and yes I did just start 2 sentences with conjunctions)
     
  10. re1wind

    aa re1wind

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    The problem with hydro is that it is too big for a single monolithic map. Dividing it into three instead of 5(?) areas would certainly help to create larger, more complex rounds that wouldn't necessarily boil down to overtime all the time, & stalemates.
     
  11. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    tc is good but the thing is it isn't popular. This is why we only have 1 official tc map so far.
     
  12. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    [​IMG]

    \\CTF_hydro would probably look a bit like this old map of mine...
     
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  13. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    Meridian-Hydro?
     
  14. alecgorge

    alecgorge L1: Registered

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    there should be a 5-stage plr_hydro :rolleyes:
     
  15. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I almost never see Hydro any more in my server list, and I almost never play CTF either.. It would be fun at first, but like the original Hydro, its novelty would wear off after a while.
     
  16. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    <heresy>I'd still rather play Hydro than gravelpit.</heresy>

    I think a tc/ctf hydro could work well, like meridian. Being TC means the map changes each round; being ctf instead of cp means it's easier to capture and less likely to stalemate. And with little to no setup time, you won't get a huge engy campfest at each base, since they won't have time to build lots of sentries.
     
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  17. Shoomonger

    Shoomonger L4: Comfortable Member

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    Just a thought. Shouldn't this be in the TF2 talk forum?
     
  18. l3eeron

    l3eeron L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I was going to type these exact words in response, but VFIG already did it for me.
     
  19. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    I dont think any of MEET THE SPY was 2fort it just had parts alike it but it seemed to be set in a cave with a small storage room up some stairs. Theres nothing to prove it was 2fort.
     
  20. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    But... wasn't Meet the Engineer released after Team Fortress 2? Why would they show an older map? Besides, Meet the Engineer is on Dustbowl.