New Map: CP_KILLING_SPREE

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Open Blade, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    Finally got everything working thanks to the help of some great people here. I've tested this map on my clan server and it's nothing short of a total blast. It's not going to win any design contest based on the looks but it looks good enough for the kind of map it is. This map is all about the gameplay. There are several doors and gates that open/close based on capture areas. It's an attack/defend map on a smaller scale. It's fun with 6 on 6 and as players are added it just gets more intense. One of the best battles on the map is for the 2 side capture areas at the last control point. Those capture zones control doors to RED sentry's which help protect the last control point. Blu is attacking and needs to hit those capture areas to close the doors so the sentry's don't blast them away. RED is fighting to get those doors back open to help keep defending Cap C. There are teleports also. Anyway, it's just a blast to play. Try it out.

    http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/73459
     
  2. Altaco

    Altaco L7: Fancy Member

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    Looks like it's fairly decent. I'm only sad that it's burdened by the godawful name.
     
  3. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    Not the name thing again, sheeesh.

    Does it really matter once you start playing? For real? So you don't like the name of a map. Once you start playing, you only judge the map on how it plays and looks. You're not giving the name a 2nd thought at all. That is so played out already.



    But thanks for the feedback.
     
  4. HeaH

    HeaH L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    When people see a name like "killing_spree" compared to "hoodoo", which one do you think sounds like the best name? People won't even start playing it.
     
  5. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    KILLING _SPREE sounds like a gimmick map.

    Could turn some people away.
     
  6. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    Oh what should I call it then? Hall of Cement? If people get turned away by the name of a map then that's their problem and their loss. I mean, 2Fort, what kinda of stupid name is that? But hey, it's a classic right.

    Some people may not like the name of a map but I think it's foolish if that is your only feedback. Do you know how stupid it looks at FPS Banana under comments and the only thing a person says is "I dislike the name". Get a frickin life man. You probably never even played the map yet you go on there and just comment how you dislike the name. Get over it.
     
  7. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Stop reacting so harshly. We're trying to give you an angle to better promote your map. Don't tell people to 'get a life' when they only want to help your map become more successful.
     
  8. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    map names are important.

    Anyone up for a game of koth_fartlol?
     
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  9. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    Thanks but it's nothing I already don't know. I just don't believe in it as some of you do. I don't judge books by their covers and I'm not gonna judge maps by their names. That's why we include screen shots and some general info in a text to describe the game play. That way, you can judge if you want to try it based on the screenshots and the gameplay description, not the map name.

    You're telling me if a perfect 5'8" babe with curly blond hair and huge tits with a perfect ass wanted to take you home one night, you could consider declining the offer if her name didn't sound right? I'm just sitting here laughing at this. That some people really care that much about a name, more so then the content.

    Anyway, no hard feelings meant. Peace.
     
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  10. ProfFiendish

    ProfFiendish L2: Junior Member

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    Shouldn't this thread go in the WIP Forum? Or maybe not because it's already finished... up to the moderators, then.

    The screens on fpsbanana look cool, and I like the idea of map sentries to make it original.

    Instead of bashing the name, why don't we try to suggest better options? It almost feels like a chemical plant inside with all the pipes and the cement interior. Hm... cp_refinery?
     
  11. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    All the capture areas (at least from the screenshots) looks very, very similar to eachother.
    Almost the same size and the exact same ceiling lights. The pipes in A and C, If it weren't for the signs I could never tell the difference between them.
    Even concrete tunnels can have variation.

    Having map placed sentryguns is a huge no-no for me but that is ofc. my personal opinion. I can see how it adds to the map as a reward or penalty for the team that conquer them, But just saying, including this will turn away a few faces.

    It's a little low on detail work but you already know that... If you feel it's detailed enough I can't force you (or anyone) to add more.

    As everybody already said, the name isn't award winning.
    You have to remember that many players don't go to websites to get maps, they join servers that plays them. Then the name is the only advertisment for the player, he can't see any screens or reviews so he HAS to judge it by its cover (name).

    Here's some names I made up by looking at the screens:
    cp_tension
    cp_basement
    cp_clash
    cp_retaliation

    Even if you don't judge books by their covers, alot of people do. So if you want your map to be played more, better go with a flashy name :)
     
  12. Open Blade

    Open Blade L7: Fancy Member

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    Actually, that was one thing I thought about changing, was control point A so that it didn't look like C just for the change scenery factory. Originally this map was just put together quickly to have a smaller map that our server could play when numbers were low and a map that wasn't CTF. It sorta evolved a little bit and I started adding some vents and pipes to give it some detail and then the closing sentry doors and teleports were thrown in for some game play factor. Everybody that has played it loves that part about it. I'm surprised it's not used more often. I know some people don't like it, and I can see that on a serious map, but these kinda tweener maps that are more about, well, killing then achievements, they can be fun. The other change I was thinking about doing was removing sentry's from point B and putting a BLU teleport next to the red one. Once BLU captures B, they would have a door in their base open to allow access to a teleport.

    I might have to change the name because if I do make some changes, what would I call it. I hate using "final" at the end of a name.
     
  13. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Been used already.
     
  14. ProfFiendish

    ProfFiendish L2: Junior Member

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    You could add b's or rc's on to the end of the name like everyone else...

    That would probably be good.