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Old 08-31-2009, 01:33 AM   #1
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** Community AVD MAP

INTRODUCTION

I made a thread about a community project a few months back, and I want to revive it here. Back when I made the original thread, it was a map in general. Other members had ideas for an apartment fun map, but I wanted something more practical, of which there could come some serious play. So, here are the rules for this community project, if anyone wishes to take part in it. Let me know if you would be willing to do this. We could work on multiple maps, if we got a handful of people to work.

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  1. The map would be AVD (Attack vs Defend)
  2. The map would feature four 'sectors'
  3. Each sector would be designed by a single member, or a pair of members.
  4. Each sector would have its own theme. The map would no have a single theme. Sector one could be amazon rainforest, and sector two could drop you off in the middle of a blinding snow storm.
  5. A single member would polish the map, and add entities such as capture points, spawns, and such. But, he would not alter the physical state of the map or individual sectors.
  6. Those who would work on the map wiould test the map. Then, the map would be tested in a private server with some chosen public players. Last, the map would be released for public play in general.
  7. The map would be prefixed with _b*, and after a month of no changes or discussion on changes, the map would be promoted to _b*, where * is +1. When the map hits b5, it would be polished, finalized, and released in a simple name.
  8. The name of the map would be determined by the community. People can throw random nouns out or weird adjectives, and try to combine them into one single whacky noun or.. We could play some game to come up with a name. We could even come up with a dozen or so names and have the community vote on them.

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The ultimate goal here, after actually contemplating, designing, and polishing a decent AVD map, is to do these community maps every so often or do multiple community maps a month, so that when the next patch rolls around, we can supply the community with a few new maps or simply supply them with new maps in general, whenever we manage to release them.

The point of this project is to minimize work and allow you to focus on creativity. The problem with mapping now is that it's usually done by a single person, and the distraction of working on lua, or placing entities or brainstorming and designing the entire map bogs you down. With this project, you only focus on a small portion and none of that other shit is of concern. TEAM. Together, Everyone Achieves More. Thank you, Gary Busey. So, anyone up for it? I was thinking for the first AVD map we could do something called ff_seasons. Four sectors, four mappers, four seasons.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:50 AM   #2
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Well, I figured it'd be best to have someone who can design maps reasonably well to do a sector instead of myself.. (oversized ports are my limit really ). But, I'm more than willing to be the guy who handles the Lua (if any sector needs anything special done) and functional entities of the map if no-one else is.


Also, I submit my idea for the map:



TOOOO THE CRYSTALLL DOOOOOOOOMMME!

Well, it had 4 sectors...

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Old 08-31-2009, 02:08 AM   #3
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I wouldn't mind having a hand in this. I'll write some more in a little bit after I finish this essay up.

Edit: K. So, I finished the essay. Don't really have much else to say about this other than I wouldn't mind doing a section.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:03 AM   #4
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im avaible too, cba to design a entire map but just one section of it looks good for me : D
We could do like 4 separate maps, each one with its own skybox same way a conc map is built ,that teleported u to the next map, so that way u would not need to wait for the previous vmf of the guy whos making other section.

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Old 08-31-2009, 03:34 AM   #5
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I like the idea, will happily playtest anything

How about the 4 seasons? would make for a cool map.
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:41 AM   #6
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So, anyone up for it? I was thinking for the first AVD map we could do something called ff_seasons. Four sectors, four mappers, four seasons.
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I like the idea, will happily playtest anything

How about the 4 seasons? would make for a cool map.
lol...too late eh thiz?
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Old 08-31-2009, 02:44 PM   #7
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I'd be up for this.

I've always liked the concept where you go round capturing points in a full circle, so the cap for point 4 is the spawn of point 1. Kind of like the_cove but with a bigger link between the start and the end.

One request: It should be nice and sunny and happy, not dark and gloomy and sad.
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One request: It should be nice and sunny and happy, not dark and gloomy and sad.
Maybe that could be the theme: Moods.
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Tired and didn't read the post (long though!)

How about timber/metal/concrete/stone or fire/water/earth/wind ?
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either of those would be good
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I like this idea as well. I have currently 2 pts of an avd map that I haven't worked on in awhile. Kinda castle themed. If this happens and you need help I'm willing.
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I like this idea as well. I have currently 2 pts of an avd map that I haven't worked on in awhile. Kinda castle themed. If this happens and you need help I'm willing.
Make sure you incorporated the new HW shit and the lack of jump pads in it...
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This is an impressive feat of necromancy on a thread that's been dead for nearly two years.

I think it's a shame this project never came of anything.
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It's never to late to make it happen. I think the community would appreciate a few new maps.
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It's never to late to make it happen. I think the community would appreciate a few new maps.
Probably best to start a new thread. Also, not sure how many active mappers we've got. This has inspired me to start learning, but I'm a great one for leaving projects half-finished. :P
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I think I would prefer a community FUN map than another CTF or AvD map.
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