PL Uskuu A3

RED is trying to repair their bridge, it's up to BLU to stop them.

  1. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    Uskuu - RED is trying to repair their bridge, it's up to BLU to stop them.

    Taking inspiration from various maps brings Uskuu! BLU has to reach RED's repair site, which has been closed off rather well. This single-stage payload map has every feature you might could maybe ever want (probably not, but still).

    --Features--
    • Death pit! (cause why not?)
    • Cliff! (for your airblasting desires)
    • Doors! (Like Snowycoast)
    • Dynamic routes! (Like Badlands)
    • Single RED spawn! (Like Badlands)
    • Water! (Oh no!)



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  2. OctoBlitz

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    I'll have to check it out in a bit .3.
     
  3. Simulacron

    Simulacron L6: Sharp Member

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    Review time!

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    You can build one sentry that can see all exits of the spawn

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    Is this a way to jump up, make it eaier and easier to notice as it.

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    This rope looks really weird, why is it hanging like this?

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    This fence is pretty useless, and don't makes alot of sense

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    The hole first area is pretty cramped, like most areas of the map

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    Like this one, pretty small again, and hard to navigate through

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    A pretty long snipershightline, that could make problems, not exactly sure but better to show it that not to say anything

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    Seems like pyro heaven to me, add some fences to the cliff ot make it wider so you don't fall of to often. Players don't like it to get killed more often by the enviroment than by actual players.

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    What is this plank even for? Nobody will use it, it doens't give you any advatages or makes you way shorter.

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    This is pretty plane, also it seems like this is there are only two routes to the next area, one of them is this tunnel, without any cover

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    Fell down, this ledge, and wasn't very happy.

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    For what is this dropdown, Red shouldn't flank Blu from last point into half of the map.

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    This house is pretty cramped inside

    Please optimize your map: There are many positions where the game reders huge part of the map that aren' visible:
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    I hope I could help you with this quick feedback and good luck with your map!

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  4. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    My Reply to Simulacron
    1. I realize sentries can be op, but other maps have that same problem.
    2. Ok.
    3. That rope is part of the prop so idk.
    4. It's an alpha so I haven't put the detail that would go behind that fence (The wall behind it is temporary)
    5. Ok.
    6. Changed it for A2.
    7. It's justified by the fact that RED's spawn is moved waay back after that point is captured. BLU would have moved the cart a considerable amount of distance by the time RED sniper's get to a good spot.
    8. Maybe. But what about the area right before 3rd cap on Upward?
    9. Still less annoying than jumping over the gap.
    10. Redesigned that whole area for A2.
    11. That was on purpose for the lolz. :D
    12. Did you even move the payload through? The gate get's locked after 2nd is capped.
    13. Probably.
    14. a) Idk. For the 1st pic I put area portals at those doorways, so idk why it's rendering the stuff to the left.
    b) That's fixable.
    c) Most of the things there are func_detail, so it makes sense all of it would be rendered :/
     
  5. Simulacron

    Simulacron L6: Sharp Member

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    I just went through the map, and didn't moved the payload, so soory that I didn't realize that the gate gets looked. While I agree, that some of my points aren't that important, I think you should take distance from your opinion, that your map can make things wrong, if other maps also do so. If you want to create a good map, you must fix all problems and not just say, that "this-and-this-map" also has that problem. By this we won't get the best maps we can. However, I don't mean that all my tips are equal to problesm, as I said, I idin't played the map, just looked around, so imps and gamedays will decide what's good, and what doesn't work.
     
  6. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    Woah there are alot of changes. Probably optimization is the most important one (maybe?). Either that, or the complete redesign of some areas. Hopefully I didn't make the sightlines worse :/

    Read the changelog if you wanna (tl:dr at the end)

    *Changelog*

    >General Changes
    -Some more optimization (still not perfect)
    -Added 3D Skybox (Just for representation)
    -Added env_sun
    -Fixed/tweaked dynamic signs
    -Fixed prop lighting

    >BLU First Spawn
    -Moved spawns to a new spot for better flow.
    -Removed Right most window and made it a doorway

    >Outside BLU First Spawn
    -Changed some redundant detail
    Modified connections between first area and second area.
    -Wall is lower and is not clipped
    -Gate is permanently open
    -Added wooden plank to make it easier to get on dumptruck

    >First BLU Building (choke)
    -Raised main doorway walls (they were too low)
    -Added alternate BLU route into choke for height advantage
    -Slightly extended the platform on the ground.
    -Removed tiny rollforward zone at the entrance to the choke.

    >Area Around First Cap
    -Removed forward door into BLU building with health/ammo
    -Removed the ugly gate thing to block sightlines
    -(justified by taking away some cover a sniper could have)
    -Added uppper ground where BLU had a "porch"
    -Changed the height advatange RED gets to match BLU's
    -Made the bridge slightly more narrow
    -Removed potentially OP sentry spot by adding a ledge and a crane
    -Changed a medium health pack to small

    >Second Cap
    -Waterfall now has particles
    -Added second waterfall for detail
    -Scaled up water texture a bit

    >Third Cap *Overhaul*
    -Redesigned area between 3rd cap and final
    -Reworked all flank routes
    -Extended the barn
    -Slighty moved the 3rd cap forward (towards BLU)
    -Reworked all of the health/ammo placement
    -Added much more detail

    >Final Door Area
    -Added warning lights to all the doors that close/open in that area
    -Reworked prop positions

    >Final Cap
    -Fixed THE GAP (all hail the gap).
    -Lowered roof over the train gates
    -Extended covered bridge to the wall (where the gap was)
    -Removed a chicken wire panel for less cover on the final bridge.
    -Changed RED's outside window texture


    tl:dr
    Redesigned 1st cap and 3rd cap areas, added some detail, etc.

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  7. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    Realized there was a playerclip I forgot to change when redesigning the final door area. Needless to say, I fixed the resulting exploit.

    (also tweaked 3d skybox a tiny bit)

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  8. BigfootBeto

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    Most of the changes were around the ciff section, and the screenshots will reflect that.

    >General
    -Improved skybox
    -Fixed some playerclips, made some props not solid, some smoothing
    -More Signs
    -More Detailing
    -Adjusted Displacements
    -Adjusted health and ammo
    -Adjusted lighting

    >First Cap
    -Removed horrid sightline
    -Fixed a flank route being open before first is capped
    -Added clipping to the boxes over the minecart

    >Second Cap
    -Adjused waterfall particles
    -Changed water texture

    >*Area between 2nd and 3rd* (The most changes)
    Reworked the cliff
    -New building along cliff for flank routes and cover
    -Added small building furthur back for BLU to use as cover
    -Overall, the cliff is less of a hazard
    >Third Cap
    -Removed a fence that was in the way of the shed roof
    -Adjusted the cliff area here also

    >Final Cap
    -Added a small cave for engineers to set up in (like in Badwater)
    -Added water to the bottom of the flank route to B (to prevent fall damage)

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  9. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    dont be sad that theres barely any feedback, watch the stv instead