Which would fit better?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by NanoSquid, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    I'm working on koth_downtown, an urban map. Both teams spawn on the same side of the map and push towards an elevated cap point. I wanted a way to allow players to travel behind the point, but i didn't want them to be able to go to the spawn areas from it. What I came up with was: restrooms in a central building with holes in the floor. These holes lead to sewers (same diameter as 2fort sewers) full of water. The water has a current that whisks you away to the other side of the map, where you emerge in a maintenance area behind the cap.

    This has worked well enough so far, but I recently came up with another city-centric idea: subways. You would drop down on top of the subway from a catwalk and ride it to a station behind (and below) the cap point. Which do you veteran mappers think would be better: sewer rapids :)P) or jumping on top of moving subways?
     
  2. Passerby

    Passerby L2: Junior Member

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    alot of competitive players wont like either idea since they lose control of there movement while there in the water or on the subway and cant really dodge attacks or get good angles to shoot from.

    but for deciding which idea it comes off to how you want your map to feel,
    if it is a destroyed city you should go with the sewer since the subway would break immersion of it being a blown out city occupied by red and blu
     
  3. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    It's not really a destroyed city, actually. Competitive players would hate my map anyway, it's pretty small.

    The concept is that there was a huge car accident involving several gravel trucks, and RED and BLU scramble to get the gravel.
     
  4. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Sewer all the way. What happens when you have to wait for the subway?
     
  5. Passerby

    Passerby L2: Junior Member

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    ah well i didnt mean dystroyed so much but do you want it to feel like a liveing working city or just a city that red and blu are alone in
     
  6. my_hat_stinks

    my_hat_stinks L1: Registered

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    The word you are looking for is "Abandoned" ;)
     
  7. NanoSquid

    NanoSquid L3: Member

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    Well I'm getting ready to release A1, we'll see what people think ;)

    Also, the area has been closed to civilians so that "cleanup crews" can be mobilized :p