Maps that should be official

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  1. Dr. Sasha

    Dr. Sasha L4: Comfortable Member

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    I think we should each list one finished map, from any author, that should be added to TF2. You can't say one of your maps, sorry. And if the author is on this site, think of it as a way of complimenting each other.
    Only one map per post, please

    I'll go first, koth_highpass by Psy & Bloodhound.
     
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  3. shadowslasher11

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    Too many maps.
     
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    I agree. Sooo many maps. But if I had to pick, I have always loved cp_tidal by Heyo.
     
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    Psy & Bloodhound, I assume you mean. Link


    Personally I'd like to see: arena_discovery, koth_railbridge, cp_upland, & pl_borneo made official. Probably others too that I forget at the moment. There are also a couple maps also that I like, but do need some small modifications to be great.
     
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  6. Another Bad Pun

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    Gameplay wise it hasn't aged very gracefully, but I think cp_haarp should have been added to the game around the time it was finished. (Nightfall won the contest and was made official instead.) The map still looks amazing today, and I can appreciate how the layout tried to accompany the a/d ctf gamemode. It's too bad that the map plays so chokey today. What's even more disappointing though is that volvo shot down the possibility of a/d ctf ever becoming an official gamemode. If sd can be a gamemode, or even rd, I'm not sure why this can't.
     
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    He said none of your own! :p
     
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    namicott
     
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    i agree completely

    this too
     
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  10. m@lle

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    i would also say pl_escarpment.

    Only Modification needed: Longer Way for Red to the 2nd Point. Or move it to the lower Spawnpoint (the Blu Spawnpoint), with Route Up to the Point.
     
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    nat20!?
     
  13. Dr. Sasha

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    Might I also add, koth_arctic by Hanz
     
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    And on that list i would highly disrecomend landfall. I have seen it kill servers quite often. It might look good but with the setting many servers have (insta respawn) it plays painfully since progress is hard to make as team.

    To me i would go with haarp. It was the most popular map from the A/D CTF maps during the contest and although its a bit hard and probably unbalanced. It should still be possible to tweak the map to actualy work well by in some cases changing respawn times or locking down paths to prevent ninja caps.

    Its simply a unique map, and even if it ends out to work bad like doomsday its still a map worthy to be added because it did something new. And even better, 3 stages... thats rare on its own.
     
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  16. Fr0Z3nR

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    There's probably only 2 or 3 maps I would say "Yea, these should be official" and even then, I'm semi-unsure.

    I talked about this over at facepunch sort of, but being a great map doesn't make you 'officialized' quality.

    This and some popularity is what gets you up on that list, I think. I've been saying it for years. TF2M is too conservative, we need to start pushing boundaries.
     
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  17. Dr. Sasha

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    Agreed, maps are starting to be too similar to each other.
     
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    Next contest: There is no next contest, just go nuts and innovate for once.
     
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    As I said a few days ago, the next contest should be "Start a map and get it bought by Valve" The prize is fame and glory.
     
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    The next? I thought that was the contest that has been running continuously ever since turbine showed up...