Downloads: A new file has been added by MangyCarface: pl_frontier_b1 Welcome to the Frontier! This is a single-stage payload map with 4 control points for BLU to capture. It is designed to address some of the problems with payload maps, namely the tendency to push forward hard and then bring the cart up afterwards., and the overall advantage towards RED/defenders. To this end, in Frontier, players push a train! Meet Lil' Chew-Chew, the Engineer's latest invention (though the Pyro contributed in design ideas.) This payload is a large mechanized train engine with the ability to run over anyone in front of it- contingent on at least 3 players pushing him along. To capture points in Frontier, simply stand on or close by the platform Chew Chew trails behind himself. He will absorb all frontal damage, and so RED is forced to apply a very loose, flanking defense in order to stop his progress. Extensive playtesting has been done to both ensure fair and fun gameplay for both BLU and RED and each individual class, with special attention paid towards weakening overpowered sentry locations. This map is tested mostly in a 32 player environment, as gameplay scales downwards better than upwards. Recommended for 14-32 players, as offense will receive a large advantage with any lower. A lot of effort went into this map, not only on my part, but from an enormous array of people in the custom community. Full credits, in no set order: Map: MangyCarface Lil' Chew Chew: Arhurt (of ctf_aerospace fame; check it out!) Poster, extensive playtesting, statistics gathering & interpretation, major source of ideas: "FLOOR_MASTER" Engineer Poster: Ovens (fataldose on DA) Server poster: Nineaxis (check out his WIP pl_stovepipe) Decompiled bomb cart parts: Z33W13R+VALVe Decompiled Laser: TheDarkerSideofYourShadow, Snipergen, VALVe Laser choreography (note: temporary): TheDarkerSideofYourShadow Extra track pieces: III Demon Satellite dish below laser: *mostly* valve Thank you to the following server operators and their corresponding servers: FLOOR_MASTER & 2f2f ChillyWI & YinYarr Rahmie & PuniPuniNa flubber & CanardPC NoHeroes- soon to have a dedicated Frontier server. EVERYONE at tf2maps.net. You know who you are, and how much you've helped in the form of paintovers, ideas, and support along the way. My friends at 2fort2furious for bearing with me in playtesting the 14 versions we went through, some of which were awful. Please enjoy!