Elixir

2v2 Slayer
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  1. Sikamikanico
    So when the new update dropped, I set myself a challenge - using the new tools at my disposal, what could I create in a mere 12 hours of Forge time?

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    Elixir is my answer.

    I designed the map on the fly, with no previously drawn up plans - I found the detail on the new, but admittedly limited Sangheli pieces too good to pass on, so I set to create something ancient, believable and undeniably Halo.

    Now the majority of work is complete, I'm releasing the map "officially" under a 1.0 moniker to allow for community feedback.

    I think I'm onto something special, as a short *.gif of the intro is blowing up on r/halo right now, and I've found multiple lobbies hosting the map, which is kind of insane, but really awesome at the same time.

    Elixir is an asymmetric map designed for speedy 4v4 games (or a tactical 2v2, if you so wish). The map supports all common gametypes, including Strongholds, CTF, Ball etc.

    The map itself sports the following weapon set:

    Power Weapons:

    1 x Plasma Caster (5 shots - 180 seconds)
    1 x Beam Rifle (50% power, 180 seconds)

    Power Ups:

    1 x Overshield

    Other Weapons:

    2 x Carbine
    1 x Storm Rifle
    1 x Needler
    1 x Plasma Pistol
    1 x Brute Plasma Rifle

    Grenades:

    2 x Plasma Grenades
    2 x Splinter Grenades

    It was a blast putting this together, and I really hope my fellow Forgers and the Halo population enjoy it!

    <3 Sik

Recent Reviews

  1. CHa0s CHa0s
    10/5,
    Played this map Monday with a bunch of peeps, and I was really impressed. Looking at the Sanheili pieces we were given, I wouldn't have thought someone could make a map where the pieces didn't look repeating, if you know what I mean. But the pieces look great. The map doesn't even look like a forged map, and the layout is great as well. Very fine job. To be honest, I'm mildly jealous! The map truly is perfection.
  2. CT X8 CT X8
    10/5,
    Rarely often do I give high praise to maps but considering this was done in 12 hours remarkable. A map, developer worthy. Whilst gameplay works well befitting that of a 4v4. Aesthetics our outstanding whilst not comprising the core gameplay. We all felt like we'd been truly taken to sanghelios. Grounded an believable. Competitive and interesting. A true tesment to what is to come with the addition of monitors bounty.

    Destructive elements was a nice twist and add flare. Obviously we played slayer however we to be honest just wanted to take in how good the map looked. The use of new assets is great.
    Look forward to seeing more.

    My only criticism is, work on it. I'm sure u could refine it more beyond that 12 straight session and I'd love to see what you might come up with next!

    CT

    https://youtu.be/8qRAi-3dvc4
  3. iehann iehann
    10/5,
    Great looking and good job ! This 12h shows your talent !

Discussion

  1. Ryouji Gunblade

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    I wish I could work that fast. I'd be done with Zelda in time for Christmas.

    The pool in the center is my favorite part. And as usual, you've nailed the natural.
     
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  2. SimmonsZore

    SimmonsZore Spartan I

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    I just got done with a few games here. Absolutely beautiful map! My only gripe is that the map is too small for 4v4's. Even with Doubles, your spawns were predictable. I managed to spawn kill someone and have the same done to me, in our first play-though.
     
  3. Sikamikanico

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    Duly noted - will see plenty of tweaking and updating as I continue to refine. Thanks for the feedback.
     
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    Sikamikanico Video Team #corruptstaff
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    Sikamikanico updated Elixir with a new update entry:

    Spawns/New areas and tweaks.

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    2 video features out there, which is lovely.



     
  6. UnknownEmerald

    UnknownEmerald ONI Agent
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    One little problem I experienced in my games was the lack of ammo in the plasma caster. A single clip doesn't make the weapon as valuable as 2 clips would. The beam rifle on the other hand was picked up immediately when it respawned.
     
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  7. Soldat Du Christ

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    Very impressive for a 12 hour grind! I especialy like how you built around the water effects, utilizing tidals water. The jump through the waterfall over a death pit is glorious as always. I thought you would try a more creative combonation with the power weapons though, seeing how we got all the req's now...

    I'm keeping a close eye on the competition. Everyone is revealing there Sangheli maps one at a time, while i'm looking to push mine out here pretty soon...
     
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    Sikamikanico Video Team #corruptstaff
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    Sikamikanico updated Elixir with a new update entry:

    Spit and Polish!

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  9. Sikamikanico

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    This has now been increased. :)

    Also LOL @Max Extra - https://clips.twitch.tv/max_extra/BusyGoatSmoocherZ
     
    #10 Sikamikanico, Dec 17, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016
  10. Zinsyph

    Zinsyph Marine

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    I have just looked at the map and it looks phenomenal, hopefully I get to play it soon!
     
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    Sikamikanico updated Elixir with a new update entry:

    Adjustments galore.

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  12. ShadGhost

    ShadGhost Spartan II

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    Well now that I see this, I suddenly feel less creative about my Extermination entry. XD But it still looks super dope dude.
     
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  13. MrGreenWithAGun

    MrGreenWithAGun Spartan III
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    If you could put this together in 12 hours then 343 should hire you. It has so many elements that shout professional quality and it looks like a halo map in so many ways. Amazing.

    The pool at the bottom of the water fall is one of those touches that most people never think about. The vegetation, the dead branches, ... extremely immersing into the "where".
     
    #14 MrGreenWithAGun, Mar 5, 2017
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