Menomena is a payload map with a track that, after reaching a certain point, will circle back around to the same point. I've accomplished this without destroying the gamemode by using both a rotating piece of track, and by messing around with locking/unlocking doors.
I think this can work. We'll see.
1/11/12 - a2:
-lengthened area directly outside of blu spawn (and added cover appropriately)
-made area from cp1 through cp2 more interesting (and consequently widened it)
-changed the middle turntable area in order to open it up a bit
-widened last and got rid of the silly uphill rollback
Yeah, so I've decided that parts of the map really are too cramped. All of the map leading up to first cap, most of the area leading to second, and the last section will have a bit more play area. I've also closed up that window people would spam through on the alt-route to last, and removed the rollback zone going uphill. Finally, I'm considering another route to help people get into last.
Sorry for being an asshole about the cramped thing during the test, I guess I just couldn't see the problem until I tried to fix it. :/
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I'm relatively happy with this alpha, so I'm probably going to either run this for a while, or make another alpha pretty soon with relatively few changes and run that for a while. There are some non-gamebreaking minor problems I should address too.
So far blu has been winning pretty frequently, but I'm going to give people time to learn the defensive positions and such in the map before coming to conclusions.
Let me know if you have any concerns, it'd help me a lot and might secure you a position in some thanks list later on.
So, for whatever reason, cart blocking doesn't seem to be working at all. I've checked and double-checked all of the entities relating to the cart (although I don't know what I should be looking at for cart blocking, if anything) but none of it should be causing any problems. So unless I'm overlooking something really stupid, which is probably what's happening, I'm pretty much stuck. If anybody has any insight, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Other than that, I've been messing around with the layout between cp2 and cp3 after talking with yyler about that area being relatively unused.
Cart blocking - do you mean that the enemy team players are unable to stop the cart? Also, is this project still alive? Concept is interesting but it sounds hard to make it work in-game without players getting lost or stuck in some areas.