New Submission: arena_2fort_b1

Discussion in 'Maps' started by VelvetFistIronGlove, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    arena_2fort_b2

    A remake of Valve's 2fort map in the Arena style. Since pub 2fort tends to
    stalemate rather often with the defence turtling in their base and the offence
    deathmatching in the centre, so it lends itself well to Arena play, introducing
    a central goal for each team together with removing the possibility of turtling
    bring in the tactical decision-making that makes Arena play great.

    New ramps out of the water, and new stairs to the battlements open up the play
    area, while a single spawn on each side allows for better teamwork from the
    start of the round. One small healthpack is available in each sewer (for now),
    but with only two ways in or out, it's likely to be a deathtrap. There's also
    a reasonable amount of metal around the map to support engineers.

    No comments about the map not being original, I'm fully aware of that. If Valve had done their duty and released arena_2fort instead of giving well all the love (cp, ctf, arena???), I wouldn't be doing it, would I? :p

    BETA 2

    Fixed HDR cubemaps, numerous lighting issues, improves visual appearance of new geometry, adds more interesting spectactor cameras.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2008
  2. luxatile

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    Very nice! I was just waiting for this to happen, and it seems like it would work very well.
     
  3. Zmathue

    Zmathue L2: Junior Member

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    I like it, My idea for 2 fort arena was just remove one of the bases and have them fight over a cp in the intelligence room.
     
  4. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    Are we allowed to publish altered Valve maps now?
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I doubt it but the guys on FPSB are like "its not illigal! valve encourage it, we should all do it"

    ...

    wether its legal or not, they're all morons over there!:thumbdown:
     
  6. Zmathue

    Zmathue L2: Junior Member

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    Sooner or later people will began to just copy parts of maps to make there own maps look better.:thumbdown:
     
  7. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    So why everybody punish me while giving good feedback to this?
     
  8. VelvetFistIronGlove

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  9. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Was very well done, and I had fun playing it today. Seemed just fine with 3v3 too.

    However, especially after that one round where we all went pyro, I realized that you should probably do something to reduce the amount of water in the map. My suggestion would be that the middle area has "dried out," and that there are only a few puddles (but not deep enough to put the fire out), then have a small pit before the stairs inside the base (the area in the sewers were its currently deep enough to put fire out) that is lower than it is now, and still has water in it.

    Maybe round the corners on the new ramps a little?

    Other than that, seemed pretty good.
     
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  10. Spacemonkeynz

    Spacemonkeynz L5: Dapper Member

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    While I have nothing against remakes, I don't think it should be called arena 2fort, maybe another name to distinguish it as a custom remake.
     
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  11. 00000000000000000000000

    00000000000000000000000 L4: Comfortable Member

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    I hate to say this but you're exactly right.
     
  12. VelvetFistIronGlove

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    Hmm, lowering the water level would work. I can't simultaneously lower the water level in the middle and leave the water in the sewer higher, because they're both visible at the same time from the sewer room. However, given that there's a small health pack in the sewer room, the bit before the stairs can be dried up too.

    When player with more than 3v3, I had success playing as a pyro, as there was a lot more action inside the bases. I'll give it some more time, and spectate some more games to see how it plays out).


    To make it clear it's not an official arena_2fort? Yeah, I'll add another suffix on the end for this.