Why the love for cp_orange_x3?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by The Political Gamer, Oct 10, 2009.

  1. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    So I was looking around over at FPSBanana and I came across the thread for cp_orange_x3. Now I have played on this map a few times in my n00b days of TF2 and hated it. Looking back on it now, I ask why the love for this map? Its even played more then most Valve maps: http://www.tf2stats.net/top_maps/ I really just don't understand why, why this map?



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  2. Dr. Spud

    aa Dr. Spud Grossly Incandescent

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    From the map's description:

    I hate the internet.
     
  3. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    According to the comments : because its a sniper deathmatch fest where no team ever wins. Go figure.

    EDIT : same reason why instarespawn 32 man servers are so popular, probably. Basically, not playing the same game as we do...
     
  4. Bslashingu

    Bslashingu L2: Junior Member

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    It's small in filesize, it's super scout and sniper friendly, it doesn't take a great PC to run it, and it's simple. I constantly get told by friends that they can't run any map but cp_orange_x at a playable framerate.

    It's still a terrible map, though.
     
  5. Sgt.Sausage

    Sgt.Sausage L7: Fancy Member

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    Because its spam fast, And all the 32 slot instant re spawn 24/7 RTV and other horrible mods, all have orange x3. And some how that all day is fun.
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    The same reason why aim maps infest CS server lists.

    I imagine players play CoD, Battlefield and other online fps titles for their share of seriousness gameplay; and because of Valve's mod friendly ettiquette, piss about in said mods. Hence why Mariokart in all its vomit worthy presence gets so much keen attention from the player base.

    That said, if players can't get a decent framerate in TF2 then why the hell do the possess any source game? Or any game that was made in the last 7 years, infact.
     
  7. Shoomonger

    Shoomonger L4: Comfortable Member

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    It was fun till I realised how sick it was.
     
  8. PL-7764

    PL-7764 L6: Sharp Member

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    Maybe a lot of people simply consider TF2 to be less "serious" than other FPS titles because of its art style? It certainly gives better visual context to this kind of nonsense than Counter-Strike and the like. :p Honestly, how many other FPSes have the tongue-in-cheek, half-cartoon, 1960s-spy-movie-parody atmosphere of TF2? It just works better as a place to go for utter nonsense than most other games.

    I don't use it for stuff like that, but I can easily see it working better than any other game since most FPSes go for realism in their visual style and overall ambiance.
     
  9. alecom

    alecom L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    "and it is winable u just gotta play it enough to know what class u need when."

    rofl
     
  10. FaTony

    FaTony Banned

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    Simple = attractive.
     
  11. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Coming from someone who suggests the use of HL2 textures for TF2 maps. Ok.
     
  12. Dr. ROCKZO

    Dr. ROCKZO L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Lots of people I know are forced to play on it because of computer restrictoins, so I guess it's simplicity is a bonus in that way..

    EDIT: Grazr's racing TPG in a post count! Race! Race! Race!