CP Well_event rc4

What horrors await you in the Hotels of Hell...?

  1. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Finally - the map is now on the workshop!
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    It has been a long road... but I believe the map is done now for good.
    I was hoping I could get it out a little bit earlier. As it stands now, I don't really think it has a chance to be picked for the Halloween update (especially with all the fantastic Halloween maps you guys have made this year - you are really raising the bar!) but it has been a tremendous learning experience for me and nice finally finishing one of my maps!

    Enough babbling - on to the changelog!
    • Decreased cap time for the last point.
    • Added blockbullet brush to the last points platform.
    • Retextured the last point - and removed all the excess blood.
    • New minor lighting pass.
    That's it!
    See ya around

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  2. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Updated to rc2

    Only minor visual fixes and some new menu photos.
    Currently working on some hotel themed props to spice the map up a little.
    that's it
    yeah

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  3. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Tried to address the feedback regarding the color correction in this update. All the dark wooden beams (with the burnt wood material from Mann Manor) have been replaced by beams with a much lighter value, thus greatly reducing the previously garish contrasts between the beams and the walls.
    I found that when working with the cc from Lakeside Event you really have to be careful with the contrast in the texture palette - Lakeside itself has a palette of low contrasting, warm textures which complement the cc well.

    Some phantom lighting has been added in dark spots - no more pitch-black ceilings.

    Furthermore, the .nav is now packed and renamed .embed in the file, so it should work for the upcoming workshop version.

    Perhaps I will upload some screens this weekend - I'm extremely busy ATM so it's very hard for me to find any spare time for mapping.

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  4. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Here's a comparison. The first picture is before, the second picture is after:
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  5. Yirktos

    Yirktos L1: Registered

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    Hi! A community server I frequent recently ran a test of halloween/event type maps.

    The ambient soundscape on the last-control-point area is insanely loud! When we played this map we could barely hear eachother speaking over the wind/roar.

    Some of the props could probably have their collision disabled, esp. the paintings.

    The new layout and item placement are definitely an improvement over stock well, and I enjoyed playing well with spellbooks enabled.
     
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  6. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Thanks for the feedback! I agree that the soundscape at the last point is way too loud and I will change it ASAP.
    Regarding disabling the collision of props - did you feel they obstructed your movement or did they catch splash damage from rockets? Most of the paintings that have their collision enabled are also clipped off, so I'm a little curious as to why they were a problem for you.
     
  7. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    -This dirt area at mid is really odd to be smack dab in the middle of all that brick and concrete
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    -These bridge walls could use a trim across the top to stop the jarring transition between textures
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    -This may be something specifically from base well, but I can see players easily getting caught up on these tables. Perhaps push em over to the corner to avoid that
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    -These spytech vents look odd on the manor wallpaper textures
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    -I love this area. It's a great idea to make it like a room that's been flooded. Only gripe here is that it could use some brightening up
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    -I could easily see players hiding in the shadows here and being very hard to see
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    -While the detailing and theming at last is fantastic, it's a bit odd to go from the hotel manor theme straight into a castle. It doesn't make a while lot of sense. You do a decent job getting the transition across on the lower routes but the upper route goes straight from one to the other
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    -The stone texture looks odd on these small angle rooms. I'd suggest making them metal or wood
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    -Overall kinda dark in mid. Perhaps use those chandlers as light sources opposed to them not being lit
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    -HL2 TEXTURE! no but really the soho papers overlay would probably get across what you're trying to do here better than this trash one
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    -I feel like there's gotta be some kind of better option for these doors. They don't fit the themes in the map at all and really sticks out
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    -Water cooler looks out of place with this rooms theme
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    -clip smooth
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    -clip smooth
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    -The clip across this gap is in a very odd place. It really looks like I can just jump over there but I'm stopped mid air by nothing
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    -make these paintings non solid. I know they are clipped but this ramp area is already pretty tight as it is, the clips only make it worse
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    -I really don't understand all the skeleton kings when going into overtime. What's the purpose of them and why are there so many? Just seems unneeded

    There ya go. Hope some of this helps in some way.
     
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  8. Midlou

    Midlou L3: Member

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    How to do this? I did a search and found no information about it... Just change .nav to .embed?

    Thanks.
     
  9. ics

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  10. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Thanks for sharing your feedback. Especially your screenshots pointing out the dark areas are helpfull.

    The hotel is supposed to be an gateway to another dimension, hence the perhaps odd transistion from hotel to castle. I agree that the transistion is a bit abrupt at room 666 (upper route), but I really can't come up with a better way to do the transistion.

    The idea behind the skeleton horde timeout event is that it is a sort of "soft" stalemate breaker - whenever the timer runs out, the team with the most capture points will be adwarded the most skeletons. The reason behind the large amount of skeletons is because I wanted to make sure they could soak up a lot of sentry damage for the attacking team - if there were only one or two of them, you would easily be able to stop them with a single sentry.
    (originally I had a far more elaborate timeout event where both teams would be teleported to another realm, but I ran out of brushes and time)

    I will try to implement your other suggestions whenever I have time.

    Thanks a lot! I don't know how I feel about the idea of the map being featured - last year had an extremly excellent lineup of maps and I fell this map pales compared to them. Also, I would myself rather see original maps than "hallowinifications" of Valve maps.
     
  11. ics

    aa ics http://ics-base.net

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    You run out of brushes? How close are you to the limits? I'm curious how your vrad result shows.

    I really like that catacomb view just when you pass to the last from the right side. Looks really cool detail.

    Also, forget what you saw last year getting featured. This is a new year, new maps, new chance. If you rather see orginal maps than valve maps turn it to halloween versions, why'd you do this then :)
     
  12. Spipper

    aa Spipper Former cheese man Gorgonzola

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    Updated to RC4:

    - More aesthetic/lighting adjustments: New front doors, better lighting of the flooded basements etc.
    - Replaced the loud soundscape at last with one that is much quieter.
    - Replaced the recolored BLU wallpapers with my own variant.

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