Frontier

Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by MangyCarface, May 15, 2009.

  1. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Welcome to the Frontier!

    This is a single-stage payload map with 4 control points for BLU to capture. It is designed to address some of the problems with payload maps, namely the tendency to push forward hard and then bring the cart up afterwards., and the overall advantage towards RED/defenders.
    To this end, in Frontier, players push a train! Meet Lil' Chew-Chew, the Engineer's latest invention (though the Pyro contributed in design ideas.) This payload is a large mechanized train engine with the ability to run over anyone in front of it- contingent on at least 3 players pushing him along.
    To capture points in Frontier, simply stand on or close by the platform Chew Chew trails behind himself. He will absorb all frontal damage, and so RED is forced to apply a very loose, flanking defense in order to stop his progress. Extensive playtesting has been done to both ensure fair and fun gameplay for both BLU and RED and each individual class, with special attention paid towards weakening overpowered sentry locations. This map is tested mostly in a 32 player environment, as gameplay scales downwards better than upwards. Recommended for 14-32 players, as offense will receive a large advantage with any lower.

    A lot of effort went into this map, not only on my part, but from an enormous array of people in the custom community. Full credits, in no set order:

    Map: MangyCarface
    Lil' Chew Chew: Arhurt (of ctf_aerospace fame; check it out!)
    Poster, extensive playtesting, statistics gathering & interpretation, major source of ideas: "FLOOR_MASTER"
    Engineer Poster: Ovens (fataldose on DA)
    Server poster: Nineaxis (check out his WIP pl_stovepipe)
    Decompiled bomb cart parts: Z33W13R+VALVe
    Decompiled Laser: TheDarkerSideofYourShadow, VALVe
    Laser choreography (note: temporary): TheDarkerSideofYourShadow
    Extra track pieces: III Demon
    TF2Maps.net Sign: Youme
    Satellite dish below laser: *mostly* valve

    Thank you to the following server operators and their corresponding servers:
    FLOOR_MASTER & 2f2f: currently in rotation @ 67.18.19.3:27015
    ChillyWI & YinYarr
    Rahmie & PuniPuniNa
    flubber & CanardPC



    Please enjoy!

    CHANGELOG FINAL:

    -Small filesize + framerate optimizations
    -Small detailing and clipping fixes
    -New train and animations
    -Etc.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  2. lustygoat

    lustygoat L2: Junior Member

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    excellent... this map is a favorite on my usual server (and they are picky about customs).
     
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  3. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    hawt love for the bomb train, love it
     
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  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    !! GRATS on Final!
     
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  5. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    p.s. all responses to this thread gets Thanks bc I am a huge whore
     
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  6. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Lil' Chew Chew is sexy, FYI.
     
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  7. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    ~and we're out of beta we're releasing on time~
     
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  8. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Grats! Though I would suggest changing this little bit:

    Laser choreography (note: temporary): TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    Can't be too temporary now :)
     
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  9. DontWannaName

    DontWannaName L3: Member

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    No menu thumbs for the server browser? :p
     
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  10. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    epic.
     
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  11. FLOOR_MASTER

    FLOOR_MASTER L3: Member

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    Congrats on the release!
     
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  12. Phobos

    Phobos L3: Member

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    Yeah! Congrats Mangy!

    Lil' Chew Chew looks gorgeous, the rumbling movement adds so much character. His texture is a bit blurry, though. But the chewing animation...just wow. I jumped around him as a scout to get on top. I accidentally landed in his mouth....AND THE THING ATE ME. Great stuff.

    I know it's final now and the map is done, so I ask out of curiosity. Did you intentionally didn't name the cps?
     
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  13. Mar

    Mar Banned

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    Well I don't remember the develpoment cycle of this map, but M*****FUCKER THAT IS A SEXY TRAIN! All the people who are still alive will love this map.
     
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  14. Earl

    Earl L6: Sharp Member

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    Awesome! Can people fit inside the boiler/mouth again?
     
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  15. Acegikmo

    aa Acegikmo

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    Congratulations on the release Mangy :)
     
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  16. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    You can sacrifice yourself when the train is sitting on one of the hills by jumping into the mouth.
     
  17. drp

    aa drp

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    lol
     
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  18. eerieone

    aa eerieone

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    Gratz mangy, was wondering what was up with frontier :D
     
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  19. DaFatCat

    DaFatCat L3: Member

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    I played this and it was really fun. I only wish people couldn't ride the cart (It hinders my spy abilites D:)
     
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  20. Zanpa

    Zanpa L4: Comfortable Member

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    I love the new skin (and animation) for Lil' Chew Chew :)
    Congratulations for the release.
    This map has been in my favortie server's mapcycle since december ; and it is appreciated by the players.
     
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    Last edited: May 16, 2009