MVM Sludge b4_fix1

Bog themed mvm map

  1. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Awarded 3rd place in the TF2Maps.net MvM mapping contest!

    mvm_sludge_b4_fix1


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    Mission coding/Logic: Turbo lover
    Map/detail/optimization: Dr. Element


    This map takes place in a swamp. It seeks to screw with yylers spine-theory by making the robots use the same complex that the spine is part of.

    Known problems:
    • The rain combined with the mass amounts of bots and gunfire is pretty stressful to some people's framerates. We'll probably remove the rain when the contest is over.
    • Some props haven't gotten proper fade distances specified yet
    • I forgot to pack the god damn soundscape GAAAH
     
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    Last edited: Apr 8, 2013
  2. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  3. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Then you will love the delicate fungus infested mudholes here. Complete with half rotten stubs and wines.
     
  4. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Behold!

    screenshots!

    <Look at the OP for screenies instead>
     
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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2013
  5. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Turbo lover might have joined zis project.

    Are we favorites yet?
     
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    Last edited: Jan 18, 2013
  6. BlazrM4N

    BlazrM4N L1: Registered

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    Nice lake you got there. maybe the Robots will die from water (because they CAN'T swim.)
     
  7. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Aculy is a bog.
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    Since the map is swamp themed, i thought that it would be cool to make some of the areas of gameplay ooze with a swampy feel, and filling it with water and adding some dead trees seemed a fair start for an early WIP :p
     
  8. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    A shoutout: After Turbo Lover joined in, everything escalated quite fast. We are now ready to test the first alpha.
     
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  9. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    A2 update!

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  10. DiplomaticScout

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    Must. Try. Tonight!
     
  11. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    First beta! Detailing hath begun!
    Changes in the OP.

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  12. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    I felt rather derped when i read the feedback and realized that i had indeed not included stairs/ladders etc to the upper, inaccessible floors. B2 will fix this, as well as finish the basic detailing <3

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  13. Turbo Lover

    aa Turbo Lover Fight me under Glasgow Central Station

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  14. ForbiddenDonut

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    I thought this map was quite enjoyable. I really dig the theme you're piecing together.

    A few things:
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    Kill this fencing. It's so bloody annoying. The cover sheets are perfectly fine on their own, and this position is not nearly as powerful as its height advantage lends it to. It has two major bot pathways that come from different angles, the closest health pack is only a small and it's wide open to bot snipers.

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    This position is too powerful when the bots are coming this way. That sightline is insane and makes this area stupid easy to defend. The close proximity of the medium health/large ammo makes this building an engineer's wet dream. I'd turn that gimpy little fence in the foreground into a cover board (for the benefit of the bots) and find some other way to protect them during this long, straight walk. We struggled during waves 3-4, but once we figured out this spot, we laughed as wave 5 and 6 melted under our fingers.

    I think the airblast loop area (with the lake) is a really cool concept, but because of the sightline, we never were able to put it into use.

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    Add a small wooden staircase here. I already crouch jump up here, but it's just annoying when you're actively fighting bots. The walk around paths are pretty far, too.

    The fast moving tanks, the forward upgrade station and the tank entrance that comes from the side behind cover are awesome ideas and really gave me a good impression of the map. Really nice work.
     
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  15. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Bloody annoying that i should see your post as i'm about to compile at -final settings.

    Blaaarg...

    But yeah, i will take your feedback in close. Especially since you're the only one who bothered giving thread-feedback :D
     
  16. phi

    aa phi Within The Vacuum Of Infinity...

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    I heard somewhere that compiling -final was one of the things that originally crashed mvm, along with staticpropligting - is that true, or has it been fixed?
    we will find out.
     
  17. Faux Rhinoceros

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    Turbo just told me that as well. Guess it's best not to do it then.
     
  18. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    B3

    Final contest version (Unless it's naughty towards servers)

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    Good luck everyone.
     
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  19. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    It was very naughty indeed! I say a last update is in place!

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    VERY SPOON!
     
  20. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    "His palms and naked upper body already as sweaty as his quivering forehead, he threw the newly packed BSP file around. No time for a bzip compress. We're gonna go in dry.

    With 10 seconds remaining. He panickingly threw his mouse to the upload button. As the clock gently ticked it's way from 6... 5... 4... The taunting circling logo on the middle of the screen disappeared."

    Weeeell... What a cliffhanger Turbo and i got through there. But we're in. Yay!

    Consider that a last-second b4 update.