Muse

Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by DJive, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Muse:

    1. (n.) A guiding spirit.
    2. (n.) A source of inspiration.


    Description:

    Mining, on the moon, in a bubble! why not, fun themes are fun.


    Back story:

    Ive been waiting to make a map for a while now. Playing QL nightly for the last week or so made me miss detail in a map that most TF2 maps lack. So I have this map in my head.. from Quake 3 Arena that i REALLY wanted to make into something for TF2, the problem is, the map AT BEST could only support 6v6 CTF at best. So I kept the basic design around the flag, but changed everything else. Lets see how it works out though.

    The name is hopefully to me to keep me on goal and to finish a map.. for once. If alpha goes well i plain to make this an amazing looking map.

    This is my Muse.


    Revision History:

    Still in design
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2009
  2. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    How'd you do that layout? What program? It looks nice.
     
  3. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Mining? On the moon?

    More like whaling.
     
  4. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    Looks like a good layout and I think it could play well. One question though, where's the intelligence?
     
  5. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Neat. So not quite symmetrical due to the basement?
     
  6. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    This ups the number of Muse related map names to four, I believe.
     
  7. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Photoshop

    Hrm?

    Intell is the small capture square middle bottom

    Both sides will have that basement.

    Really? i did a small search and couldn't find any. Please link, if so I'll change mine as its still in development.
     
  8. Limesimme

    Limesimme L1: Registered

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    HAARP is one, the others I don't know about.
     
  9. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    There's Hoodoo, Problematique, HAARP, and now Muse.
     
  10. TMP

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    Hoodoo is named after the geographical feature, not a muse song.
     
  11. Dr. Spud

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    OR SO YOU THINK

    Even if he says otherwise, it just means he's doing it secretly. Plus, youme is British, and I'm fairly sure being a Muse fan is part of being a UK citizen.
     
  12. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Muse is a band? I've never heard of them.

    Anyway DJive, sorry, that was a rather cryptic refernce:

    http://moonwhalers.ytmnd.com/

    As far as the layout goes, it seems like a good map!
     
  13. Sikyanakotik

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    The layout looks interesting, though I'm worried there might not be enough opportunity for vertical play. I look forward to seeing how you manage to pull off the lunar theme.
     
  14. Sikyanakotik

    Sikyanakotik L1: Registered

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    Also, a few Muse songs and albums that deserve to be made into maps:

    Absolution
    (Origin of) Symmetry
    (The) Resistance
    Hullabaloo (Live at Le Zenith, Paris)
    Sunburn
    Bliss
    Hysteria
    Uprising
    Exogenesis (Symphony)
    Starlight
    Dracula Mountain (Okay, they just did a live cover of it, but a name like that cannot go unused!)
     
  15. Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk L2: Junior Member

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    This sounds great! I was pondering doing an arena map in a space station orbiting mars. Lemme know if you release the skybox/textures publicly.
     
  16. Narkissus

    Narkissus L5: Dapper Member

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    Are you going to use some of your old moon map in it?
     
  17. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Who the heck is Muse?..

    I'm using the word Muse as in a source of inspiration, not as a band name.

    Yep, as to which parts im not to sure yet, but i plan to have a bit in here. *which is why i wanted to keep space themed maybe.
     
  18. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    What about Temple? I liked that map. :(
     
  19. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    It seemed to lose steam/interest in the community so I dropped my own interest in in it more or less.

    Problem is the game type is still not supported on top of the layout not being friendly to all classes. I felt Engineers had a advantage of sorts however most everyone felt they were useless.

    Plus i just thought.. I lost all those files when my PC crash happened. ='(
     
  20. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Just a small update.

    [​IMG]

    Not much to look at currently. I'm mostly done with the top floor give or take some doors.

    I noticed that my spawn area.. plays much better not being a spawn area =p and staying open. So ill keep it open for play and have to think of another spot to have player spawns.

    Hopefully ill start/finish the 3 passages to the basement tonight and be able to get some of the basement done.

    I really need to start working on spawn area's.

    I'm taking a different path this time around.. I'm actually making a pure alpha, not like my older detailed alphas, so this should allow me to focus more on the gameplay.. hopefully hopefully..