Howdy From Georgia

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Termaximus, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Hello All,

    I have posted a few comments so far, just joined a couple weeks ago and thought I would finally introduce myself. I am married and spend most of my days working for "the man." Farely stressfull job, so I love the zen-like experience of working on a custom TF2 map in Hammer when I get home. Since I must devote a substantial amount of my free time with my lovely wife and since I can't get Hammer installed on my uber secured work laptop, mapping is slow going. At least this site isn't blocked (yet) so I can read the forums when I have a slow day (rarely). :thumbup1:

    I am getting close to releasing a beta of my 5 cp map cp_2Skyscraper. Nothing too ground breaking about it, except that it is multileveled (final cp per side is on third floor in back of each sides skyscaper, next to last cp on second floor towards front of each sides skyscaper, and center cp on ground level in courtyard between each skyscaper). To get to cps you have to use a number of different stairwells and/or elevators. I most say though after looking at some of the other members maps I feel a bit outclassed (you are a ninja Vilepickle), but am pressing on and hope everyone will enjoy the end product. Its my first custom map ever (and I have been rocken the online FPS genre since Quake) so don't laugh. :D

    As for playing TF2, I have gotten a little rusty since I started mapping, but I am still a rather proficient team-player. That is I use a MIC!!!!, switch roles for what my team needs, sacrifice my life and/or points for the team (ex: if you ever see me on 2Forts with a good sentry defense you will notice me dying a lot as I stealth into the intel room as a Spy, zap one or two sentries and grab the intel desperately trying to move it inch by inch out of the room), and basically keep my eye on the prize of having my team win. I am most partial to soldier and engineer, but will play just about anything needed; although I really never play Pyro or Sniper.
     
  2. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    now THAT is an intro post =)

    Any screenies for us? big welcome to us, ya a lot of my posting and browsing is from work as well *heh* till the end of the store anyways * i work for CompUSA, which is in the process of closing*

    Glad to have you around and looking forward to seeing what you release !
     
  3. vegit0r

    vegit0r L1: Registered

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    Hey welcome, and cheers to slacking off on the clock ;)
     
  4. Rock

    Rock L2: Junior Member

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    Welcome. I would also like to see some screenies.

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  5. MacNetron

    MacNetron L5: Dapper Member

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    It's a shame that you live in the USA and probably play on US servers, as I look forward to play with you. But me lives in the Netherlands (EU). With also give us time difference.
    Being a medic most of my time, you have to think team. So I know what you are talking about :)
    Still, I might be looking you some time.
     
  6. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    @ Djive and Rock - I will try and gets some screens up today if possible. Djive, sorry to hear about your job going away, hope you get some good unemployment pay.

    @vegit0r - Yes slacking on the clock is my primary goal while at work. (Just kidding my secretly monitoring corporate bosses.)

    @MacNetron - Well I do play on Euro servers in the early morning before work sometimes. I played with some French folks the other day and had no idea what they were saying, but was still fun.
     
  7. Tobias Greenich

    Tobias Greenich L1: Registered

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    Team player. I like you already. =3 You'll hear me in game, and can probably visualize me flailing while I run around on fire hitting the E key. It's more fun when teammates talk to each other.

    Welcome to the forums. I'm newer myself and in awe at the some of the "First maps" that these people churn out. We'll give 'em a good show, neh?
     
  8. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Yes we will. I must say while I can't compete with the masters like Vilepickle, I have played on some crappy custom maps. On a scale of 1 to 10 (1 being the various thrown together crap out there and 10 being cp_castle or ctf_yaarrgh) I would put mine at maybe a 6 and potentially a 7 once detail work is done. You can make a solid map with a little imagination and a lot (and I mean a freaking lot) of time.

    Oh yeah, for those who care cp_2Skyscraper will be out in beta by end of next week I promise. I just installed my new AMD 6000+ 64 X2 dual core 3.0 ghz processor (after almost frying it) last night so I hope it speeds up production a bit.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2008
  9. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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  10. Termaximus

    Termaximus L5: Dapper Member

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    Uploaded the beta of my map and some new screenshots to the map section of the forum.