Need ideas for new map

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by ades, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    I Really need ideas to make a new map

    hit me
     
  2. HQDefault

    HQDefault L12: Fabulous Member

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    Arctic maps are the new alpine maps.
    So, there's always that.
     
  3. KubeKing

    aa KubeKing Back home in Jupiter, things are getting harder

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    make a map for TF2
    they're always good
     
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  4. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    Pick your favourite gamemode and style it after your favourite theme.
     
  5. Ynders

    aa Ynders absolutely gormful

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    Do something different from the norm. Instead of making another koth, or single stage payload, or 5cp, make sd, or a/d ctf, or steel-style cp. After you choose a gamemode, use an interesting theme, like construction, or jungle, or autumn. This is usually my thought process when I want ideas. As for layout, it helps me to just play tf2. But while I'm doing it, pay attention to what you like, what you dislike, how certain things work, et cetera, then incorporate those things into your map.
     
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  6. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    I've started to see some space based maps - moonbase and losthorizon (my recent one) maybe if we do more of these valve will actually complete their models, etc. Plus there's a lot you can do outside of the box with a space theme - I put in low grav and teleporters for extra fun - go knock yourself.
     
  7. PC's_Frank

    PC's_Frank L4: Comfortable Member

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    I'd say arctic, but with the classic tf2 spytech twist to it, featuring a front area that looks like a normal building, the initial interior looking normal, but all of it is concealing a hidden high tech base!
     
  8. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    Sounds like a Dr. Who tardis - have players spawn in one part of the map seeing the outside of it when they walk in they teleport into the main base.
     
  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    The bases in Well are actually bigger on the inside; they accomplished it by hiding the biggest room behind the skybox brushes and making sure there are enough twists in the hallways that it never renders from outside.
     
  10. JMaxchill

    JMaxchill L5: Dapper Member

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    Stealing this :p
     
  11. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    Make a ctf with a brief case that hurts you slowly.
    Also it has a face just like in your avatar.
     
  12. Anreol

    Anreol L6: Sharp Member

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    A plr map, like a normal one, but the bombs go automatically to the end, like overtime on nightfall.
    You can push the bomb to go faster, or block the enemy bomb and stop it.
    Because some plr maps never ends...
    (*cough* Like Hightower *cough*)
     
  13. Lain

    aa Lain Resident wrong opinion holder

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    asymmetrical 5CP map. Never seen it done.
     
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  14. DraonhawkXD

    DraonhawkXD L1: Registered

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    Big Foggy map where ya can't see anything near ya, and ya have to guess where the enemies are at! :T
     
  15. ExtraCheesyPie

    ExtraCheesyPie L7: Fancy Member

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    No, no...

    A map in complete darkness!

    And you navigate by looking for muzzle flashes!
     
  16. 14bit

    Server Staff 14bit L14: Bit Member

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    A 5cp map that is mirrored over the center, rather than rotational symmetry! I've never seen one.
     
  17. CriminalBunny

    aa CriminalBunny Lasers are just deadly rainbows

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    Take a look at the Orphaned maps. People who get bored or lose hope on their maps dump them there
     
  18. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    I wish people did more with the Egypt theme. Oasis' are restricting by design but give an interesting challenge. Clever use of height variance could make it work.

    I'm trying to get a koth & arena map going with that theme in mind.
     
  19. ETG|Spycrabthatdies

    ETG|Spycrabthatdies L3: Member

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    Make a Giant pumpkin Map (payload) for hallowen
     
  20. HolySnickerPuffs

    aa HolySnickerPuffs Bad at TF2, Loves Mapping For TF2

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    Make a KOTH\PL hybrid map where the cart moves forward when BLU caps the CP, but moves back when RED has it.