I've been working on a map for the past few months now and am almost ready to release it into it's next stage of development, but I've hit a wall. I cannot for the life of me understand optimization. I've read articles and watched videos but I've yet to be able to translate that knowledge onto my own projects. This is my current project: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=23254 What I'm looking for is any and all information anyone knows about optimization as well as tips on how to apply that information. Most of what I hear are just people telling me to use Hints, Skips, Area Portals, func_details as well as other brushes or entities but I just don't know WHERE to use these things.