KotH Synchronicity a3

A remake of Cruise. (ARENA MODE as of A3)

  1. HolySnickerPuffs

    aa HolySnickerPuffs Bad at TF2, Loves Mapping For TF2

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    Synchronicity - A remake of Cruise. (ARENA MODE AS OF ALPHA 3)

    Synchronicity is a remake of my earlier map Cruise, which was a remake of an abandoned map named Framecow.

    I like to remake maps. Sue me.

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    Planned to be set in space.

    This is Synchronicity, a remake of my earlier map, Cruise, to improve it. Cruise, of course, was a remake of a map I picked up from the Abandoned Map Repository named "Framecow".

    The current detailing and setting is a placeholder, as I plan to have a "Big Reveal" of the actual setting. For now, let's just say that it takes place "many miles away"...
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018
  2. HolySnickerPuffs

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    I named the capture point "Gordon Sumner" as a joke because "The Police", who's lead singer was Gordon "Sting" Sumner, wrote two songs named "Synchronicity". Now you know.
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    - Changed the window dropdowns in the middle building into doors to improve flow
    - Added more signs
    - Added a proper skybox (since it was just a cordon cube earlier)
    - Added observer points
    - Added more pickups
    - Fixed the broken door in RED spawn
    - Added an Easter egg. Will be removed the version following it's discovery.
    - Added a set of stairs to the metal overhangs leading to the mid building
    - Re-textured an un-openable metal door so it'd look less like it could be opened.
    - Shortened the "Overlook" room behind the capture point.
    - Other changes.

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  3. Infomaniac

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    This looks interesting, honestly.
     
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  4. Tuaam

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    I thought this had something to do with the Police Album of the same name.

    Oh well, I think it's a good map
     
  5. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Well, it's where I got the name.
     
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  6. HolySnickerPuffs

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    Update title refers to both the unexpectedness of me continuing this map, and a decent chunk of the patch notes.

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    - Switched the gamemode to Arena mode. This is a pretty shoddy attempt to fix some issues with the map, I'll admit that.
    - Shrunk most healthpacks around the map to accomodate the new gamemode
    - Reworked some of the geometry leading up to the point
    - Re-enabled the collision on the fences on the path closest to the point
    - Removed the powerstations behind the path closest to the point, because they didn't make thematic sense
    - Tightened up the skybox again
    - Removed most of the security tape around the map
    - Whitened up the env_lighting

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    I think I'm going to drastically change the layout next version. I was thinking shortening it up, maybe making it one of those neat 90-degree maps. What do you guys think?

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