Departed

2v2 Slayer
9.4

Map Description

  1. THE SLAMMERSS
    Hello, and welcome to my first Halo 5 map.

    I began departed the day Forge dropped and have been working on it since. This 5-6 week project has been an amazing experience for me. I always felt limited by the tools given to us forgers in past games but with this forge in Halo 5 I was able to accomplish my goal.

    With any map I "try" to make, my main goal is to create immersion. I cant stand playing bland maps, now I'm not saying that they are necessarily bad, but rather my goal is to make something where there's more to the game then just playing competitively. With shipped maps this is the feeling I'm referring to, You "feel" underwater in Fathom, you feel like you're in the city in Plaza, etc.

    This is my entry into the 2v2 contest, I tried strongholds but it felt too cyclical. you lost a capture point just as you gained a new one. :/

    I hope you enjoy my map!

    PS PLAY WITHOUT RADAR!!!

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    Shout outs to my boys:
    Auxi Klutch, Eshkii, "DankSkull", Squally daBeanz, || Sethiroth ||, xdemption, and anyone I forgot to list! Could not have done with out your help and support.

Recent Reviews

  1. Simple design with great aesthetics. Although it functions as a slayer map, I strongly believe with minor modifications that this would be an even stronger "infection" map when the time comes, should it ever be added.
  2. Great attention to detail and a reliable design, if I didn't know about forge I wouldn't be able to tell the difference between this map and any maps made by 343. That being said, the design is pretty basic and safe, not a bad thing just the gameplay is nothing we don't already have which makes it feel generic when playing it. I have seen the other designs your working so I am glad to see that in the future you are taking more risks in your designs. Either way you cannot take away the fact that this is a solid forge map regardless.
  3. Blaze Blaze
    10/5,
    Finally had the chance to play this. The map is a lot smaller than I imagined it would be from the pictures, I almost wanted to play 4v4 on it. 2v2 well fairly well paced with the only thing really slowing it down was the few tactical nerdy spots around the map.

    Your goal to make an immersive map was very clearly achieved. It's both pleasing to the eye and just meets the line of super detailed yet still easy to read. As for the design, vertical interactions are limited as most engagements are on the same plain and the map is 'boxy' and grid-like. This by no means is a bad things but I'm surprised it hasnt been criticized for that yet. I would recommend this especially for fans of elongation's and orbital's gameplay. I really enjoyed playing this and I hope to see it continue to get good reviews! Good Job Slammers
  4. Looks great; could use more cover/crates, perhaps.

Discussion

  1. Shadow AZ

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    Beautiful, excellent work.
     
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  2. xdemption

    xdemption ATN
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    It was certainly a great joy to see this come into being. Normally I would give feedback but I have already done all I can. Kudos to you and your ability to design, as this map is one of the most visually impressive maps I have seen in halo 5 currently and that still stands. Glad to have helped it get this far, WELL DONE!

    Xdemption
     
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  3. Squally DaBeanz

    343 Industries Forge Critic

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    Ditto :p
     
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  4. H0LLIW00D

    H0LLIW00D Legendary
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    this is a beauty, well done for sure!
     
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  5. Verses Fatum

    Verses Fatum Mythic
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    Would this work for Infection too? o3o
     
  6. THE SLAMMERSS

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    Doubtful unfortunately. Maybe like a small lobby? (5-6 people) but not a huge lobby. When infection drops ill give it a go.
     
  7. Verses Fatum

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    I do love the maps look, I'll give it a download later today ^^
     
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  8. Tom Cinder

    Tom Cinder ONI Agent
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    Excellent point about immersion. That alone excites me about trying this map.
     
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  9. THE SLAMMERSS

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    Thanks for the review Ty,

    The whales are secrets ;) shhh lol

    The door with the two "scripted" buttons are not acutally scripted. I tried everything to make it so that "press X to activate" wouldn't show up but did not succeed. even flipping them upside down didn't work. Purely Aesthetic.

    And yes there is a new one in the works! I have every tinny detail all planned out in my head....just have to get over that little problem called "layout" lol
     
  10. THE SLAMMERSS

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    Thank you to The Unsc Veteran for the feature!
     
  11. TheUNSCVeteran

    TheUNSCVeteran ONI Agent

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    No problem! :)
     
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  12. THE SLAMMERSS

    THE SLAMMERSS Creative Force
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    THE SLAMMERSS updated Departed with a new update entry:

    Departed

    Read the rest of this update entry...
     
  13. Toastman

    Toastman Promethean
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    This is what I'm talking about! Layout meets Immersion :) It may take 3 times as long to get it right, but it pays dividends. No doubt you are in contention for best score in aesthetics in the throwdown! I only played it 3 player FFA but it was fun!

    You're on my short list for "what's next from this person" list. This map has inspired my inner pipe decorator!

    Bravo on the vision. Too bad we can't have this level of detail in BTB maps :( #moarbudgetplox
     
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  14. Auggie Burr

    Auggie Burr Spartan III
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    Yeah map looks like **** gj
     
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  15. THE SLAMMERSS

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    Shout out to Legundo for the map spotlight this week in "Forge Fridays"!!!

     
  16. AlexVan123

    AlexVan123 Halo Customs

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    Congrats! Bravo featured you in the Community Update.
     
  17. THE SLAMMERSS

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    Wait what? like "the" Bravo of 343???
     
  18. a Chunk

    a Chunk Blockout Artist
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    Yup. http://www.forgehub.com/threads/hammer-storm-preview.150638/
     
  19. THE SLAMMERSS

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    This made my shitty day a hell of a lot better.
     
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