Thank you everyone.
esnesi wrote:I can imagine (a bit) this feels like a nice, maybe huge achievement!
A bit sad it's only there for a week right, but might return at some events?
It's only for a week, so that everyone has the opportunity to see their own featured, and yeah, it feels quite good to have something featured in that game, meaning that likely millions (literally) will land there, play there and check it out, and in some cases the game may end there as well.
They have a POI (Point of Interest) in the main battle royale called "The Block", which is meant for community created POIs or maps.
So the community submits their own "blocks" in Reddit (there's an official sub specifically for maps and such), and then Epic selects what they like most and add them to the map for a week.
While it's only 1 week, it's possible to return if Epic so wishes it, which already happened with other blocks, but only in special times when Epic itself closes for holidays, like it happened this summer.
So if it ever comes back, it may only come back for a week this Christmas the soonest, since that's when they take another 2 weeks of holidays, but even so it's highly unlikely given the amount of submissions they have already stored, and many of them are quite good.
esnesi wrote:Or can players load this in their own environment somewhere after next week still?
i don't play the game, just curious.
This particular version which Epic added, no.
My original submission, without any modifications from Epic itself (they did some minor modifications, barely noticeable, to their liking), yes, through its code link in my first post.
BTW, I noticed that you added flags in this map and no official UT99 map has flags except for all my maps(DM-Abyss][ and DM-Amazonia16).
Did you added flags because you were inspired by my work or its a coincidence?
It's a coincidence. There are many maps from other games (even UT4 I believe) which have these kind of flags/banners.
If I had to say where I drew inspiration, I would say maybe from Chivalry or Apex Legends, which have this sort of stuff as well.
As for those maps, I am sorry, but I have never looked into them (as a matter of fact I didn't do or check anything UT99 related for a while).
Chamberly wrote:That set up looks like it came from a movie called Mortal Engine?
I had to look up what you were talking about... I guess it's mostly because of the "trimming" around the edges of the map, and the incandescent look due to the magma?
Other than that, I am not seeing the resemblance, but that's an interesting movie to check for artistic reference, the cities on treads are quite something (reminds me of a 3D cartoon where the planets had engines so they could travel like spaceships).