pl_hoodoo [Final release]

Discussion in 'WIP (Work in Progress)' started by YM, May 3, 2008.

  1. YM

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    EDIT: FINAL - http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=526 and http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/62351 - links to final map never againt to be edited by me


    And now for something completely different

    Well, not really. Its going to be just another 'generic' to those twats who think desert themed maps that are a similar to Valves are lame. But to those who actually like the official maps and want more of the same this should do pretty well at keeping you happy.

    I've got it in the rotation of the main coltsplayground server - 81.19.219.104:27015 - so its had loads of exposure already and I think several of the guys from here have seen it already (Vander, Mangy...)

    No screenshots at the moment because its all red and blue developer textures still :p

    Details
    - Payload
    - Blue attacking
    - Three stages
    - 2 cap points, 3 cap points and 2 cap points in stages 1, 2 and 3 respectively (although the version in rotation is 2, 2, 2)
    - Will be desert themed with lots of hoodoos (that means lots more displacement work :p

    Here’s how development is going to happen: You guys don't access to it until it goes into beta. It will stay strictly coltsplayground until then. You guys will still get screenshot and news updates of course, but you'll have to head over to a coltsplayground server to play it.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2009
  2. MacNetron

    MacNetron L5: Dapper Member

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    MacNetron...

    <insert random Picard Doh! picture here :cool1: >

    But seriously guys, although it is still alpha, we already had epic battles on it. Check it out on coltsplayground!
     
  3. YM

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    well I'm pretty sure there are more than just you mangy and vander that have played it, its just those two came to my mind first :p
     
  4. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    /facepalm


    Gonna try it now
     
  5. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I liked what I saw so far. Didn't get to have any epic battles with only 5 people in server at the time, but I'm looking forward to playing with a large group.
     
  6. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    I have some suggestions here and there but I like the map already.
     
  7. YM

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    Care to share those suggestions? whilst they are still inside your head they dont do me much good....
     
  8. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    I will do tomorrow youme :) Busy now ^^
     
  9. Ace

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    Just wondering....


    Have you been planning this for a while (before Goldrush came out). Or have you magically whipped up a map in about 4 days?
     
  10. Vilepickle

    Vilepickle L7: Fancy Member

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    It is called hoodoo....
     
  11. YM

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    I'm begining to think that 'hoodoo' was a bad idea. I started out and thought it was rubbish, then I kinda got used to it and started to like it and now there seem to be a lot of people asosiating it with magic rather than the rock formation. What can I say, coming up with a good, unique, one-word name is hard.
    Wether I change the name or not it will still have lots of hoodoos scattered around and in the skybox.
     
  12. AWESOME-O

    AWESOME-O L10: Glamorous Member

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    A lots of voodoos scatter around and in the skybox? xD

    You shouldn't stop, it was an great map to play!
     
  13. YM

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    It was just the name I am questioning

    Ace - It probably took me about 6 days total (ignoring the day pl_goldrush actually came out as I was too busy playing that) thats 4.5 days to make the map spaced out over a week and a half before pl_goldrush was released, then 1.5 days to implement the payload system.
     
  14. Bonafide

    Bonafide L6: Sharp Member

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    this map is great for alpha. I played it a bunch of times and didnt feel capture points were too hard at any point. Although perhaps there was one too easy but i dont remember which it is.

    I think this map is better than Goldrush because that has a bunch of areas one team can reach easily but another cant. Its really annoying having to go for a really huge walk to get around to killing snipers.

    This is the first PL custom map Ive seen and if you can get it textured (etc) quickly it could be the most played custom PL map ever :p. I have however seen 1 other custom PL map in alpha stage.
     
  15. R3dRuM

    R3dRuM L6: Sharp Member

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    Hoodoo;

    1. Religion -> Pretty much same as voodoo.

    2. Bad luck or misfortune.

    3. Somebody or something believed to bring bad luck.

    4. Oddly-shaped rock column: a column of rock that has been weathered into a strange shape.
    http://www.urbanglows.com/mir_hoodoo.jpg
     
  16. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    Keep the name, change the setting to a Louisiana bayou.
     
  17. Snipergen

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    pl_rockafeller
     
  18. Vander

    Vander L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I vote to keep Hoodoo. Make the masses google it I say!
     
  19. YM

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    I might put a little bit of a description in the 'menu photo' bit like gold rush has a chalkboard style map; I could put in a diagram of a hoodoo.

    I've got the layout sorted for the extension to the second stage, I've just got to sort out spawn rooms, doors, fix the very final cp and add health/ammo packs and we can have a new one to test :D
     
  20. YM

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