Welcome to the Hornets Nest, home of The Halo, Hammer Bay, the Mario Super Jump Power Up, and Skywalker Platform. Feel free to view these locations and more in the photo's to follow. Let me start with, I love this map. Even if I hadn't created it I would still love this map. There's alot of things I really enjoy about it but most of all it's that I haven't played anything like it. That being said, it's recklessness is reminiscent of the old school Quake maps, in that the map throws you around and could care less if you live or die. You are mearly a victim waiting to happen. My favorite quote from players is, "Crap! Thought I had the jet pack." Hornets Nest is a Slayer map that came about from me wanting to build a map inside and around a hornets nest with people flying around with jet packs on. It was the first time I had actually doodled a map design. Unfortunetly for me I was finding it to be far to time consuming and the pieces just weren't coming together. That's when I got the idea to put a ring around a smaller hornets nest and well I didn't like the look of that either but it did start me in the right direction. The finished product you will find below. Still with a bit of the hive concept but a far simpler layout. You'll notice a number of small floating bits outside the main map that can only be reached by jet pack. There are four in total and they hold some of the more powerful weapons. The upper platform and lower level hold the jet packs to allow for better map coverage. The two platforms at the ends hold additional weapons and a number of Banshee's. I had originally envisioned a massive teleporter banshee air battle but unfortunately it hadn't come together the way I had planned. That's ok as the Banshee's are still a nice addition to the gameplay. You can reach the majority of this map via jump pad so you will not be entirely out of luck if you find yourself without the jetpack. As usual this map has my heavy weapon loadout and has undergone extensive weapons balancing. The Jet Pack, Jump Pad, Banshee aerial warfare that is the Hornets Nest. One of four small platforms carrying treasure that hover outside the Hornets Nest. Two jet packs up top The other two jet packs are located on the lowest level. Be sure to grab a Jet pack before taking that jump pad unless you want to practice free falling The turret is more visual than it is a real threat. This large lift leads to The Halo, the smaller lift will send you to the top of the map. A central walkway that takes you from the lower ring to the upper ring. The lowest floor has Jump pads at either end that send you to the Banshee Platforms. ENJOY OUR SCENIC TREATS Hammer bay They know you meant it, when you say it with the hammer. The Halo Battle from the sidelines in this floating fortress. The Mario Super Jump Power Up Make the massive jetpack jump, armor up and squash your prey. Skywalker Platform Take a break from the killing and enjoy the view from Skywalker Platform. If you like fast paced slayer action, you need to download this map.