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?
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:
1 x Plasma Caster (5 shots - 180 seconds)
1 x Beam Rifle (50% power, 180 seconds)
1 x Overshield
2 x Carbine
1 x Storm Rifle
1 x Needler
1 x Plasma Pistol
1 x Brute Plasma Rifle
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!