JoshuaC's Arena Map goes official!

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by drp, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. drp

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    With today's new 'scout pack' info, it was revealed that a TF2Maps.net member JoshuaC's arena map arena_watchtower will be made official.

    Congrats from the entire TF2 mapping community!
     
  2. TMP

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    Huzzah for all!
     
  3. Bonafide

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    Its a great map, but Arena is a dead game mode. Also I have never heard of Junction. Seriously, do valve pay any attention to what maps people want included? The only one they have got right is cp_steel.
     
  4. YM

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    They sure do.. http://www.yinyarr.com/Community_Map_Vote.aspx check out where watchtower is
     
  5. Bonafide

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    I would like to edit my last post because it sounds too negative. Plus I will reserve judgement on Junction until I get a good play around on it. I cant seem to find the edit button though.
     
  6. JoshuaC

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    Congrats! :D
     
  8. TheBladeRoden

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    Congratulations!

    *jealous*
     
  9. eerieone

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    junction is a great choice, love the tight battles and layout
    i have yet to play watchtower
     
  10. YM

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    finish your damn map and I'll recommend it to dario!
     
  11. Ezekel

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    personally i'd prefer to have seen hoodoo appear in the official community maps... instead it's an arena map (a good one, true, but still arena...), and a map that neither me nor most people i know have ever even heard of before (but probably plays and looks good)...
     
  12. Icarus

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    Junction is supposedly a favourite among the competitive scene...
     
  13. Shmitz

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    Junction has been around quite a while.
     
  14. PMAvers

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    Yeah, it's pretty ancient.

    I'd like to say it was one of the first solid custom Gravel-pitesque maps released... but it's been a *long* time since it came out. At least a year.
     
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    Quite the opposite. Junction was played for under a month, roughly six months ago. After playing it for a bit people realized how bad the map is.

    It is a terrible map with extremely narrow and tight choke point (even chockier then goldrush) that 1 soldi and 1 demo could completely block in a 6v6. I cannot even imagine how purely this play in a 24 or 32 man server.

    But hey! It looks nice /sarcasm/.
     
  17. luxatile

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    I think Watchtower is pretty good, definitely one of the better arena maps. I've had some fun times on it. Congratulations on having it included as an official map, JoshuaC.

    Still, I have to be honest and say that I think it's an odd choice by Valve, since the large open areas clearly go against their design philosophy and all that. I also wonder if the breakable glass is still there...

    Junction is an ever stranger choice, considering all the times I've played it, Demomen ruled the entire map in the ultra-tight chokepoints. I don't even think Snipers will have anything to do on this map at all.
     
  18. Randdalf

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    I said that too, but then I read that they tried it out 6v6, and it was such a spamfest it was deleted from the league rotation almost immediately.

    Btw, have you all seen this?:
    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=805156

    Chilly reckons there'll be another community map :O
     
  19. Nineaxis

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    Well, based on what has been chosen, it'll probably be something else I don't like...
     
  20. luxatile

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    Oh, that would be awesome! I hope you're right, Chilly. I really do.

    ...But on the other hand, I kind of hope not. This will fill up another of the six "slots" for the update, leaving only three more open. I expect the last three to be a weapon, a weapon + achievements and the last one to be either a Meet the Team video or a new map/mode...but logically, we'd only get one of those, which would be sort of sad.