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Greetings from koth_zero_g!

Note: This map is getting resuscitated! You may notice some of these posts dating back to 2011, this is because I pretty much left off development for Zero G when I started...

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Old 03-06-2011, 02:50 AM   #60
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Yup, I played well and had a good time. I didn't like that new route with the fancy doors, though. They seemed like they were just crammed into the map, and you could spam at the spawndoor right next to them pretty easily.
 
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Old 03-06-2011, 06:54 AM   #61
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demos and soldiers had it pretty easy when it came to spawn camping. Especially ontop of the enclosed ramp section that overlooks one of the spawn exits. There are alternative doors which is good but it shouldn't be an issue in the first place. If it can be avoided, do so, and you can start by reducing the amount of health and ammo directly outside the spawn areas.

Overall i thought there was a little too much health and slightly less ammo than there should have been. Engi's would rather setup their gear at spawn and move up with it than try to setup anywhere else independantly. More than likely because of the ammo issue, but also that the map tended to lean towards rambo style play. This isn't entirely a bad thing, it's certainly sufficient for PUB play. Just be wary that it can lead to pub stomping when the objective takes a while to cap and only one team cooperates or some clan members team stack.

Pyros were a little UP because of all the health packs, but also the number of doorways. Demo and Soldier ambush style was a powerful tactic, the burst damage is way more effective than a DOT class that is the pyro. Infact i'd have said the only reason for the pyros was actually to counter all the demo and solly activity with the airblast more than flamethrower ambushing.

I want to say the point was hard to attack and easy to defend, personally i found it this way, but the point changed hands way more frequently than i've seen other maps like harvest which tend to be 1 switch that favours the original capture's team. I found this made the map way more exciting to play on but i wouldn't play it for multiple rounds like harvest because it's that much more intense.

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Old 03-06-2011, 07:42 AM   #62
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I personally Think that what you think of the map depends on how you like to play. The map with a full server was absolute chaos, but thats kinda made it really fun as I personally could walk around as a spy and me knife happy.
Though the compactness of the map means chaos anyways,and you can get fall damage in low gravity

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Old 03-06-2011, 06:40 PM   #63
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Thanks for the great feedback guys!

I agree with pretty much all of you have said. I wish I could thank a post more than once :x

I think I'm going to try to find a new way to take space up with the area right outside of spawn, or at least find a way not to make that pathway intrusive. I need something in that upper area to break the space up, otherwise it turns into a slaughter for the spawning team there.

I've also messed around a bit with the health packs, so they should be less forgiving, and I'll be tweaking the koth timers down to 3:45 or 4:00.

Thanks again for the feedback guys, it really means a lot and I really appreciate it Beta time now

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Old 03-28-2015, 07:17 AM   #64
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Time to overcome the shame of self-necroposting...

Gentlemen, mapperfolk, I bring you a relic of times past! It is time to bring this map through the finish line (which, let's be clear, is still a ways away ).

I'm going to get this back into the testing cycle, and see if some rounds in the ring can't get this back in shape!

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New screens!


All the land that the sun touches is yours...


Revamped lift room! (Yes, that is a force lift, yes, it's definitely subject to change)


Reworked back area!


Artsy shot of lower back area, under connecting bridge


The hill itself, mostly the same. The surrounding areas have changed quite a bit!


New spawns!

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:22 PM   #65
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only 90s kids will remember this map

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:28 PM   #66
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Ooh, this looks cool!

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Old 03-28-2015, 01:33 PM   #67
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Wait a map from 2011 is getting resurrected.
And it looks good.
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Old 03-29-2015, 04:10 AM   #68
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Alright, just looked over the playtest data. Thanks for testing all!! Will edit with changes soon.

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The back area was simplified, and the path to the point was removed

New spawn entrances into map! I'm hoping this will make camping less of a problem, but we'll see.

Interior for new spawns! (The spawns themselves are through the doors on the left)

Changes to the courtyard! Added a route down to the below-mid area.

I'm excited to see how this plays! A little worried that the space is too complex for its small size, here's to hoping it's not too big of an issue.

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