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KotH Quadrangle A2

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ExtraCheesyPie

L420: High Member
Jan 29, 2015
487
[Screenshots are slightly outdated, but nothing major]

Wowzers! This is the first map I've actually completed (as far as alphas go, anyways). I'm just glad to push this out.

This map is based on a top-secret facility in the desert co-owned by RED and BLU. It's an office-esque structure that surrounds a Quadrangle and a point in the centre. Luckily the teams have been doing some construction so you have plenty of things to climb on and hide behind. Did I mentioned the facility is air-conditioned?

What is a Quadrangle, you may ask?

In architecture, a quadrangle (or colloquially, a quad) is a space or courtyard, usually rectangular (square or oblong) in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building (or several smaller buildings).

So yeah! Extremely loosely based on a school I used to go to. The map emphasizes the need to control the hallways surrounding the point as well as the point itself.

I'd appreciate any feedback you guys will give. And yes, I know it's over detailed. I like to decorate, sue me.


Known bugs:


Extra screenshots:
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ExtraCheesyPie

L420: High Member
Jan 29, 2015
487
That lighting in the last screenshot is very... green. It might mess with player recognition.

probably should've changed it, it's inside an underground flank area. I just thought it looked underground-y


Also, the lighting is yellow, but merged with the wall colour it looks more green than it really is.
 
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Kube

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Aug 31, 2014
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Lenny

L2: Junior Member
May 2, 2013
90
Couple of issues I noticed when walking around my myself:

-Your clipping isn't very good. Some "walls" which you had blocked with a combination of props and player clip brushes were really easy to get snagged on. Generally you're going to want to coat an entire area with a clip brush, not expect collision models to do a ton of work (they're bad).

-Related to the above subject, some areas are also accessible when (imo) they shouldn't be. For example, you could stand on stuff like this and this and even this. And the biggest offender would have to be this. Like I said, it's up to you if you want to clip these areas - they could be useful as hiding spots, I guess, but I personally like clipping everything.

-You don't have any func_respawnroomvisualizers. That means that your respawn room doors properly open for each team, but if a team member holds the door open, an enemy can get inside. (My bad lighting might make it look like it's not BLU spawn, but I promise it is!)

-It might just be me being stupid but I felt like you could get lost pretty easily. There's only one sign I saw pointing to the control point, so I think putting arrow signs pointing to the objective wouldn't hurt, as well as some "battlements" signs for the upper areas.

More specific stuff:

-This isn't clipped. You can jump into it and see parts of the map.

-This room felt kind of pointless. Without any passage, pickups or cover, it just felt like... why would anyone go into it?

-I suggest you remove this. I'm not sure why you have it there (other than it might be leftovers from another brush).

-This confused me. I couldn't see the sliver of glass from far away and thought you could shoot through it. But I'm not sure why it's there. I'd suggest either making that wall either entirely solid or entirely transparent, or just putting a window there instead of the weird sliver.

Generally though I felt like it was a pretty good start for a map. You seem to have a knack for detailing, which is great. But it never hurts to get your map tested in a gameday or impromptu test, so definitely try pursuing one (or both) of those soon enough.

Also I think I found all the G-Men
 

ExtraCheesyPie

L420: High Member
Jan 29, 2015
487
One more g-man, hidden somewhere high up.

Also thanks for the feedback, I'll keep it in mind.


Also that stone part isn't supposed to be there, I accidently did that.
 
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ExtraCheesyPie

L420: High Member
Jan 29, 2015
487
A2 released! The biggest change is adding a basement room with use, signs and changing the trains a bit. Need some more feedback for anything else.

Edit: Anyone know how to get on a gameday?
 
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