Hardhat B2a

A arena map made by Penguin

  1. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    "Ey good job there, Hardhat!"
    -Scout, on arena map designs

    Two teams stuggle over an old coal outpost situated in the center of the Hardhat Hills, just outside the Dustbowl. While the surrounding area is being built up, the only blueprint for victory here is to demolish the other team.* So grab your guns, get ready, and don't forget to wear your hardhat!


    *also, you can capture a control point.
     
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    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  2. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    Looks very busy, and I feel like it would just keep going round-and-round (gameplay wise). Plenty of height variation, though!
     
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  3. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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  4. Fredrik

    Fredrik L6: Sharp Member

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    I don't what else to say, it looks good :)
     
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  5. Penguin

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    Thanks guys! I posted the download link, in case anyone is interested.
     
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  6. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    i was distracted while we were playing but i noticed the spawns were way to close together. im pretty sure they are closer than lumberyard's but i cant tell. might want to measure that. we never got to see the actual point!:eek:hmy:

    also, stickies disappear when the timer ends. probably intended.
     
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  7. Penguin

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    Yeah, it's small. I'll try and expand it.

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    lol wat
     
  8. Snacks

    Snacks TODO: Clever title

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    a1:

    Can get stuck in your own spawn, nice trigger Penguin.
     
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  9. Penguin

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    what the fuck were you doing.

    How did you escape my trigger.
     
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    Snacks TODO: Clever title

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    You can easily FaN jump or rocket jump above the trigger.
     
  11. Penguin

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    >rocket jumping in spawn
    >logical train of thought
     
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  12. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    I dunno what happened but my sticky traps disappeared no matter where i put them when the arena timer on round start ended.. I was gonna ask you how you did it!
     
  13. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    You need to change the roof. Currently it is slanted but with a flat part towards the edges, get rid of the flat part, it provides cover to people on the roof. Then you need to add higher areas around the roof from which people can shoot roof standers.
     
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  14. FiLi

    FiLi L4: Comfortable Member

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    Playerclip those small railings. It's rather annoying to keep getting caught on them.
     
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    h3r1n6 L4: Comfortable Member

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    It's in the game mode, engineer buildings also disapear when you build them during countdown.

    The map looks a bit small from the screenshots, haven't downloaded it.
     
  16. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Done and done.

    =)
     
  17. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    ohlol.
     
  18. absurdistof

    aa absurdistof

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    All these arena newbies are making me smug :p Anyways I didn't get a chance to test it with you guys but I did run around it, so here are some screenies I made/took for you :)

    Figure 1. I thought this place could use some stairs, because without them it's essentially a deathpit for players caught in the lower ground.
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    Figure 2. This hallway looks pretty narrow (192 looks a lot taller vertically), so I would expand it to 256-320. I feel like 384 would make it too dominant of a pathway though.
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    Figure 3. I suggest you add three or so buildings along that whole wall, to expand your map as it does need expansion in my mind. Attached or behind those buildings I would move your spawn.
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    As far as the map goes it looks like you've got a really great mid going on there :) I think all it needs is a little expansion and more height transition to make it all great.

    EDIT: fix'd
     
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    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
  19. Tyker

    Tyker L5: Dapper Member

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    I think you should clip these 3 roofs off. It adds too much height to the map.
     
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  20. Penguin

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    I've been taught that there's no such thing as too much height variation.

    A2 will feature a method for getting on to the roof for non soldiers and demos, so they'll be substantially less OP.
     
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