New map idea - cp_lair (working name...)

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Galago, Nov 10, 2008.

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Which would you prefer as a map setting?

  1. Underwater Lair

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  2. Volcanic Lair

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  1. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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    I had this awesome idea and sudden burst of inspiration! Either an underwater lair or a volcanic lair. The plot I have laid out is for the underwater scenario, but I have a poll set up to determine which would be a better choice. BTW, this will be my first Hammer map.

    PLOT (I finally have one!): BLU, in an attempt to control the plethora of underwater oil reserves, has set up a secret base. RED, in an effort to stop them and repossess their base, is infiltrating their underwater lair.

    MAIN IDEAS:
    - James Bond style lair
    - Spytech style
    - Player-triggered trap doors

    What do you think? Good idea? Not so much?
     
  2. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Make a displacement of Dr. Evil's head on the side of the mountain and It would be gold.

    but big no-no on the traps, players despise it when they get killed by a level instead of an enemy.
     
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  3. ll4mma

    ll4mma L1: Registered

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    You could make it damage them though. Although that seems gimmicky and gimmicky is usually a big no-no. Also, I would recommend the underwater, just because water is easier to work with than 'lava'.
     
  4. luxatile

    aa luxatile deer

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    VOLCANIC LAIR VOLCANIC LAIR VOLCANIC LAIR

    Damaging lava wouldn't be gimmicky if it's on the bottom of a deadly pit or in an inaccessible area. Do it.
     
  5. Captain Planet

    Captain Planet L2: Junior Member

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    Do lava, a water lair wouldn't be friendly to pyro's :)
     
  6. Galago

    Galago L2: Junior Member

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    I'm contemplating a lava lair... do any of you have specific suggestions on how I should go about it? A.) How would I make lava? B.) Would this lava lair be on an island? C.) Inspirational pictures?
     
  7. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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  8. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    Whatever you do, don't forget the frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams on their heads.
     
  9. Kill_the_Bug

    Kill_the_Bug L14: Epic Member

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    I think you should do it Dr. No style from James Bond

    An Underwater Clomplex in a volcanic mountain (combine both worlds) - you can import spy tech stuff and when it comes to death traps - ya I love a good death trap :) Nothing gives me more pleasure as a pyro tahn using the burst weapon which blows an opponent off of a cliff - er - into a lava pit to his doom! muhahahahahahahaah!!
     
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  10. 3DRyan

    3DRyan L2: Junior Member

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    I personally would think it would be an interesting challenge to see if traps could work. If it's your first map though, I wouldn't recommend it. Get a good grip with mapping before trying anything really out there:thumbup:, go for the basics.