emp_octagons

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  1. John Shandy`

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    Octagons
    Version: Beta 1
    By: John Shandy`

    Octagons is my latest novelty map, featuring 549 blocks, the majority of which are buildable. Players and commanders must build their way across the map in whatever configuration they please, in order to capture and exploit the central territories and overwhelm the enemy. Remember: that which is buildable is also destructible. ;)

    Oh, and in case there had been any lingering doubts, I am still the King of Empires novelty maps. :cool:

    SCREENSHOTS
    -Beta 1

    DOWNLOAD emp_octagons_b1
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    CHANGELOG
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  2. Dubee

    Dubee Grapehead

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  3. Killing Machine

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    what the hell is the objecitve?? No comms?
     
  4. Fricken Hamster

    Fricken Hamster Mr. Super Serious

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    ViroMan Black Hole (*sniff*) Bully

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    wtf.... looks like it could be awesome.... can we builds on top of them? I want floating MGs! Can the middle parts be blown up.. looks like maby you destroy the red parts to get into middle.
     
  6. Grantrithor

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    Sorry man you can't build on engy brushes.
     
  7. John Shandy`

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    Engineers can't build or drop anything on the buildable blocks. However, commanders can place everything except walls on the buildable blocks.

    The red blocks are lifts that elevate players to the first level of the center mountain.
     
  8. meg griffin

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    Why do you call it octagons if the blocks are all hexagons???

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  9. Grantrithor

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    It's modern art.
     
  10. OuNin

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    ironically avant garde
     
  11. Phantom

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    I de-virginized your map with a win ;)...just thought I'd let you know.



    PS: Its a very fresh map, an interesting concept with excellent execution!
     
  12. Empty

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    I had an idea for this in 2.12.
     
  13. DrummerX

    DrummerX Empires Tyrant

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    Wow i never noticed that, ROFL, btw there are ways to allow players to build on the blocks but that would require a few days of work. Not to mention the huge ent data that would build up, i'll see if i can work out a system that would allow this to be done simply but copy/pasta
     
  14. Brutos

    Brutos Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    I could try to add some code support, but what would happen if the block under the building dies? Building falling down wouldnt look right. Building just taking damage and floating for some seconds seems wrong too and building just disappearing doesn't seem better.
     
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    1) Add flag to engy constructables: "Can Place Engy Buildings"
    2) When constructable destroyed: Blow up turret as normal (like if it got seismic'd)
    3) Remove constructable only after the turrets are gone.
     
  16. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    On emp_snowbound, they just float there. It's awesome. I feel like I have a moat and shit, in my castle rax.

    Also Shandy, you should rename it to emp_sexagons. Because they are hexagons, and this map is awesome.
     
  17. meg griffin

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    :D
    Me like!

    They are sexy hexagons allright
     
  18. John Shandy`

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    As it stands, emp_eng_map_brush lets commanders place all structures except walls.

    Only engineers can't place their structures. At the very least, it would be nice if Engineers could drop ammo boxes on them.

    Also, it is my understanding that in 2.24 & 2.25, Grenadiers cannot drop mines on emp_eng_map_brush entities unless they first click while on a normal brush or displacement, and then release while on a buildable. If my memory serves me correctly, this wasn't always the case, because I swear we used to 9-mine the bridge on emp_slaughtered without having to click over land and release over the bridge - we used to just be able to cilck and release while on the bridge. In any case, it'd be nice if Grenadiers could place mines on buildables, regardless of whether it worked in the past or not.

    Like all of my other maps, this map is a science experiment - Hammer wasn't used. Beakers, flasks, petri dishes, and bunsen burners are what I use to make my maps.


    ? The map is named after its octagons.
     
  19. Trickster

    Trickster Retired Developer

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    There are no octagons, they don't tessellate. I think we are being trolled Gentlemen.
     
  20. Metal Smith

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    nuff said.
     

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