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Discussion in 'Maps' started by Lord Ned, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Lord Ned

    Lord Ned L7: Fancy Member

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    From Matt "Lord Ned" Hoffman and Ben "Nerdboy" Waters comes:
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    So there you have it. Leave a post if you're running it on your server or enjoy it. :)

    Extra Thanks:
    Thanks to A Boojum Snark and Seba for help with server-list thumbs.
    Thanks to Snacks for uncomplicated some displacements.

    And really thanks to Nerdboy. Even though it's half his map, this guy has just been amazing to work with. I'd close the map in frustration over something and go to bed, and I'd wake up in the morning and Nerdboy would have fixed or detailed or taken care of whatever it was, without me even mentioning it.

    Full Change log available here!
     
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  2. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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  3. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    As I said in-game, the whole map can be dominated by a single Havvy+Medic. There's tons of height variation which breaks up sightlines, but also allows Pyros and Havvies to drop down and eat everything below them. I recommend opening the battlezones up a bit, and putting health closer to the middle; currently if you get lit up by a Pyro you're dead in ten seconds unless you get to the healthkit, which is usually in the center of the battle area.
     
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  4. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    Played it yesterday too, good fun map, it kind of grew on me as the game went on. I only have a few complaints for it though.

    This corner is kind of awkward as no one goes there and it tapers off into the upper platform. I suggest expanding the upper platform out at a more comfortable angle.
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    I suggest you put a ramp over the stump on the right, and at times it was just a bit awkward to get up on the middle of the map.
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    Past the pictures, all I have to say is that while the map is fun, it's pretty cramped so it plays comfortably at 10 players, when 24 is the optimal number.
     
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  5. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Problems we know:
    - Rocks are dark
    - You can walk through the rock on the control point
    - There are strange shadows on the upper path
     
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  6. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    The lower area which is about 50 percent of the map is just a giant useless area because you just get spammed from everywhere from above
     
  7. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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  8. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    When does this happen?
     
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    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Fredrik L6: Sharp Member

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  11. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    There are a bunch of seethrough windows and fences. You don't have to cover them all, get a nice balance between what you can see through and what you can't. It creates a bunch of dumb fighting where both enemies see eachother, but no one wants to walk around the wall, which ends up as a staring contest

    The lower area infront of the point does not feel safe whatsoever. You have it surrounded completely by higher ground and no cover. The raised areas have cover while the lower does not. The only use for the lower area are for demoman to arc their nades.

    not a suggestion but an idea. possibly could spawn new ideas i dont know. didnt finish the building to the left because i didnt know what to do


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  12. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    What is this?
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  13. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    A blurry image that is a poor attempt to build up hype for something that will never live up to it?
     
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  14. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Shift 6 (^)
     
  15. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    It is a very impressive blurry screencap.
     
  16. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    I like the waterfall, Nerd.
     
  17. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    TPG stole the words right out of my mouth. Sorry, make a map for a good gamemode before you attempt to hype it up. (giving you a hard time, it's what I do best)
     
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  18. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    super clearly forgot to wear his hardhat
     
  19. Gerbil

    aa Gerbil

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    As an arena fan I would like to say shutup super you're a pie.

    Anyway, I hate blurry hype pictures. They're not that hype-inducing. Unless you're valve.
     
  20. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    Agree completely. You're only allowed to hype unless you're professional :p

    Otherwise you have yet to earn the right :D