[PREFAB] fubar's comp ctf variant

Discussion in 'Tutorials & Resources' started by fubarFX, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    alright. I've been thinking a lot about the issues ctf maps are facing in a competitive context. I came to the conclusion that the gamemode itself hardly works out in a competitive context.

    so here I am, with this CTF variant of my own
    the mechanic is pretty much the same as a standard CTF with 2 flags and 2 cap zones but I've added a new timer that (hopefully) will pace the map into a whole new experience.

    here's the catch
    I scraped the good old timer and replaced it with the koth timer. both timers starts at the beginning of the round and the first team to run out of time loses. capturing enemy intel gives you more time

    how does it affect the gameplay?
    well, now you don't have to choose between attacking and defending. if end up having more time than the enemy team, you will want to defend your intel until your enemy runs out of time. if you end up having a lack time, you will want to cap the intel at all cost.

    TL;DR its pretty much a dynamic A/D ctf oriented at competitive play.

    so here it is, in a vmf format.
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=3577&act=down
    feel free to use this prefab to make/convert your ctf map

    there is still some non-gameplay related bugs I haven't fixed tho. mostly audio bugs.
    -the announcer calls both timer's remaining time which is kinda confusing.
    -the overtime bug is still alive. anytime somone is standing in the cap zone during overtime/ReturnTime, the announcer goes "OVERtime! overtime! OverTime! overTIME!".

    feel free to contribute this prefab if you manage to fix those bugs ^^

    at this time, the prefab doesn't affect spawn times but I might consider it later
     
  2. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Seems pretty cool to me...
     
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  3. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    This is very cool :O

    I might give Glug this mode!
     
  4. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Sounds very interesting...Someone should put it in their map and see how it goes
     
  5. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    I'm looking foward to use it in my next version of ctf_sewage
     
  6. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    doesn't DTF (deliver the flag) fair pretty well?
     
  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    How much time does it give? This design might lend to never ending rounds if the intel is continued to be captured successfully by both teams. I'm also assuming there's an overtime for timers that end up even?
     
  8. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    well, the timer starts with the default 3 min and each capture adds 30 seconds.
    this will of course need some tuning. It's up to the mapper to adjust these to suit his map

    timers ending up even result in a stalemate. I might want to change that if stalemates happen too often.
     
  9. Furex

    Furex L4: Comfortable Member

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    this sounds like a great idea, looking forward to try it out.
    sewage a4 coming soon? =)