[WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

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[WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by Porch Viking » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:59 am

EDIT: The final version of the map can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13573&p=116619#p116619

Here is CTF-20AC-Valhalla, a CTF map based around, well, Valhalla, with some additional inspiration from Sovngarde from Skyrim. This map is intended for the 20th Anniversary Contest. There's still some work to be done, but I finally have it in a presentable shape. Give it a try and let me know any suggestions to improve it!
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To-Do:
  • A bunch of terrain work around the outside
  • Improve bot pathing
  • Add missing details
  • Make a proper texture for spilled booze
Suspected issues:
  • I'm positive the item and weapon layout can be improved.
  • I probably made the map way too big to begin with, but it's too late to fix that now.
  • The area behind the bases' sniper ledges feels awkward. Should there be a proper room at the top of the steps? A link between the top of the steps and the high ledge in the flag room? Replace the steps with an elevator and delete that hallway?
  • Players can get on the roof, but I'm unsure if this is actually much of a problem.
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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by Loose Cannon » Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:56 pm

Just played it a little and I really like the layout. A lot of different passage ways. The wooden bridges with the chain supports are beautiful! Booze spilled from the barrels?? That's alcohol abuse!! :-) Some of the spilled booze has a BSP issue, but I know you're still tinkering with the map. Nice job!

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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by sektor2111 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:58 pm

I might want to remember THAT SPACE character used in UT's files names is not really a great thing.
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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by EvilGrins » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:13 pm

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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by OjitroC » Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:17 pm

I like the design and the layout, nice variety of different sized spaces, quite a bit of z-axis action - the bridges are really cool - good atmosphere as well.
probably made the map way too big to begin with, but it's too late to fix that now.
The size is fine - it's nice to see some larger maps.
The area behind the bases' sniper ledges feels awkward. Should there be a proper room at the top of the steps? A link between the top of the steps and the high ledge in the flag room? Replace the steps with an elevator and delete that hallway?
Feels OK to me - I don't think there is a problem there.
Players can get on the roof, but I'm unsure if this is actually much of a problem.
That's OK as well - adds a bit of interest.

A couple of things - I think the lift returns a bit too quickly after reaching the top and the lighting in central hall/building is too bright (the lighting there is fairly uniform and it possibly needs some variation).

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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by Porch Viking » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:57 am

I've done some more work on the map. Fixed up a few things, added some alt paths and translocator spots, then spent forever trying to stop them from only using the translocator.

Try it out and let me know what you think!
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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by Porch Viking » Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:07 am

I wound up not having too much time to work on this, so I just did a few minor tweaks. More polishing could always be done, but I'm satisfied with how it's turned out. Here's my final version for the contest.
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Post by Koolflux » Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:01 pm

Just played on it for a little bit, and it's a great map. I like the architecture; it's very well-done. It plays well with bots too. My favorite part is the rainbow bridge to each team base. It kinda reminds me of Bifröst, the rainbow bridge between Asgard and Midgard in Norse mythology. Maybe that was the inspiration?
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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by Porch Viking » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:51 am

Koolflux wrote:
Mon Dec 16, 2019 9:01 pm
Just played on it for a little bit, and it's a great map. I like the architecture; it's very well-done. It plays well with bots too. My favorite part is the rainbow bridge to each team base. It kinda reminds me of Bifröst, the rainbow bridge between Asgard and Midgard in Norse mythology. Maybe that was the inspiration?
Thank you! That is indeed the inspiration. I've also heard of a flying longboat among the myths, which I worked into the alternate pathways.

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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by cromy » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:19 pm

Nice map! very enjoyable and well done with the architecture! :)
Let's rock!
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Post by esnesi » Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:45 pm

Like this map alot!
Nice vikings theme, and ofcourse the rainbow!
Can't wait to get some decent online CTF action on this one.
True contest winner in my opinion!

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Re: [WIP] CTF-20AC-Valhalla

Post by Porch Viking » Tue Dec 17, 2019 4:33 pm

cromy wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:19 pm
Nice map! very enjoyable and well done with the architecture! :)
Thank you!
esnesi wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:45 pm
Like this map alot!
Nice vikings theme, and ofcourse the rainbow!
Can't wait to get some decent online CTF action on this one.
True contest winner in my opinion!

Locked and loaded on the FragNight server!
Awesome! I'd love to join (and probably suck at my own map :lol2: ), but I'm going to a party this Friday night.

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