Map type: 5CP converted to Payload?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Chilly, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. Chilly

    Chilly L6: Sharp Member

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    I had a map idea, but I'm not sure if it would work. Also, since I'm working on another map I've got no time to test it out. I figured I'd put it out there for everyone.

    Basically, it would be a conversion of the 5CP layout to a payload map, where both teams are attacking and defending. Here's how it would work:

    1. Leave the middle CP as it is. There would be a set of tracks on both sides of the track leading to each team's intermediate CP. Whichever team captures the middle would get the cart activated on their side.

    2. When the cart is between 2 CP's the attackers must push it to the next CP to immediately cap it. The defenders must stand on the previous CP to revert the capture. When this is done, the cart will quickly speed along the track back to the previous CP.

    Would this work with the HUD? There would be 5 CP's plus one section of payload track. If you can't show both would you just show the CP's and leave the Payload HUD off?

    Is there a way to make this simpler? Perhaps by allowing both teams to push the cart normally, but in opposite directions? If this can be done, the entire thing could just be 1 cart track with the cart starting in the middle. How would the intermediate CP's work then?

    Just playing around with ideas. It seems like most payload players like the A/D maps more, but converting a 5CP map to payload would probably increase its popularity immensely.
     
  2. Altaco

    Altaco L7: Fancy Member

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    Seems like the main problems would be:
    1) getting players to understand it
    2) working out all the entities
    3) getting a hud for it to look decent.
     
  3. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    hud is impossible.
     
  4. Chilly

    Chilly L6: Sharp Member

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    :( Ok. I suppose I'll have to brainstorm something else. If anyone has an idea of how a 5CP map could be converted to payload, please let me know. :)
     
  5. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    I have tried something like this a few months ago, but I put it on hold :).

    The hud is possible, but not with the standard pl hud ;)

    Maybe I will revive it...
     
  6. Psyphil

    Psyphil L3: Member

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    I have a working system allowing each team to push the cart in different directions, if I get time (school, friends and other maps taking my time atm.) I will make a map out of this..
     
  7. Sniper_John_Uk

    Sniper_John_Uk L1: Registered

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