King of the hill?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by grazr, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I noticed a "time-based points value" option in the "team_control_point" entity.

    If you restricted both teams from winning by controlling "all" (the single cp) could you effectively create a king of the hill style gameplay map? Come to think of it, even with more than one point if desired?

    At round end, when a timer runs out (10 minutes or what ever) The winner is resolved via points attained. I should really just test this myself.. but i'm lazy. Theories anyone?

    EDIT: i just saw Roden's complex map :p i guess it is possible! Although slightly different to what i had imagined. Do people like this gameplay? Canalzone was similar too.
     
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  2. The Scientist

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    Oh, that's bloody brilliant. King of the Hill for TF2 would be amazing! If you get it to work they way you were talking about, make a tutorial, I would love to use this gamemode.
     
  3. TotalMark

    TotalMark L6: Sharp Member

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    I made a map that had a gamemode similar to this, you had to hold the CP for five minutes. The timer reset if the other team captured the point.

    I was never satisfied with the way it looked however so I never released it.

    I also never really figured out the point system.
     
  4. The Scientist

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    Maybe someone could talk to valve and see if they could integrate a small HUD update so a time based points system would be available for cp....
     
  5. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    When Roden's map first came out I was not a big fan, but it has improved quite a bit and it has grown on me.

    However, that said, I think a map with 3 CP's would be an interesting concept for this game type. On Roden's map I get kinda overwhelmed with the 8 CP's
     
  6. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    Hey, there's only 7 CP's now!
     
  7. The Scientist

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    I think a King of the Hill map with 1 cp point in the middle that everyone had to fight over could be a lot of fun. If someone actually got it to work, a lot of testing would have to be done to find the right capture time and rate at which you got points, but it could prove to be a very intense battle.
     
  8. Pseudo

    Pseudo L6: Sharp Member

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    There are several "King of the Hill" maps for TF2 but they don't use a time-based point system like that. One team just has to hold the control point for a certain amount of time. A timer counts down to zero when your team is in control instead of points being awarded. I'm working on one, here's another, and FBSbanana lists three.
     
  9. dookiebot

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    I am working on a King of the Hill type map.... except the hill itself is more of a component of the map and not the core of it.

    Meaning the gameplay won't be time based for the hill CP but simply a Dustbowl style gameplay where Red team has to win more matches than Blu.