Emp_Manticore Beta 1

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  1. [lodw]keef

    [lodw]keef Hobbit

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    Manticore
    Version: Beta 1
    By: [LoDw]Keef

    I've been sitting around on this map for a year or so now for the most part, so I figure I'll just get something out rather than let it collect dust. This map is a little brain child of a couple of us condensing the ideas that make a map work. Overall the map takes up the entire grid space but as you can tell from the minimap large sections of cliffs cut into it. the layout of this map is set to focus combat into certain sections of the map rather than having it diluted throughout. Plenty of smallscale urban for some hopefully fun urban combat without overflowing the map in buildings. Overall I'm pretty pleased in the direction this map is going, in the most recent alphas its really been shaping up to some good combat. The res is relativity low on the map, little better than emp_canyon but still pretty low. This encourages more infantry combat for the urban sections of the map, and is fairly fun that way IMO.
    Thanks to Deadpool for writing the objectives summary, assisting with layout theory and time wasted on all the little things like naming. Thanks to all the testers and feedback during alphas to help shape the map into something better.


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    -Mirror 2: John Shandy's Blog

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    BE starts in the South and NF starts in the North.

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  2. Deadpool

    Deadpool SVETLANNNAAAAAA

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    Lots of work huh Jones?

    keep your tanks outta the stank water :D
     
  3. Dubee

    Dubee Grapehead

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    Looks cool, kinda like CB's map but full of detail. I like city themed maps.
     
  4. Grantrithor

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    Reminds me of traders.
     
  5. John Shandy`

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    Manticore? Wow Keef... I think our friendship is over.
     
  6. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    Goddamn this looks like an awesome map
    imo you need to stop recycling the same skybox texture though
     
  7. Deadpool

    Deadpool SVETLANNNAAAAAA

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    whats wrong w manticore?
     
  8. Grantrithor

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    It's hard trying to find a good skybox texture, if you go to fps banana, you get all this shit, especially unrealistic crap, that you don't want. I've only used those skyboxes for experimental maps.
     
  9. ViroMan

    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    the skybox is FINE. The map was fun but, the building tops were very easy to get on top of and fuck with ppl.
     
  10. [lodw]keef

    [lodw]keef Hobbit

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    I prefer to keep my skybox the same in all the maps cause im lazy and just copy old maps over instead of starting from scratch.
     
  11. Varbles

    Varbles Simply Maptastic. Staff Member

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    a standard orange box skybox would suit this map much better IMO
    the blue just gets a little annoying and overpowering for me sometimes :/
     
  12. [lodw]keef

    [lodw]keef Hobbit

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    Deadpool has been trying to convince me that I should make the map dusk themed, almost night time.
     
  13. Grantrithor

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    make it rainy, with lightning going of at random intervals in the skybox, and a really weak fog.
     
  14. PreDominance

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    This would be quite sexy.

    Also.

    Do something with the open area to the right of BE base. Also, add some bumps in terrain to the sludge on the very south-east part of the map; NF can fit a rax in there.
     
  15. DrummerX

    DrummerX Empires Tyrant

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    damn if i wasn't so drunk, i'd say this looks a lot like that butchers map =P
     
  16. recon

    recon SM Support Dev

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    Manticore is the name of a stealth bomber. Looks like a nice map though ;)
     
  17. communism

    communism poof

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    i thought manticores lived in the ocean
    like big sting rays
     
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    Jesus you guys all suck at knowing terminology.
     
  19. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    I thought this was emp_butchersrift.
     
  20. Omneh

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    This map is fucking awesome, nice job keef.
     
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