Ironhall

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  1. Buddy Jumps
    Ironhall is probably my best and most fun core concept I've made. Originally, made for the 1v1 contest, this map was called Mithril. I tried to make it better and erase the flaws that came with it... and ended up making a 4v4 map.

    It definitely has some unique aspects like the floor launchers for example, which, paired with ground pound and thrusters, can lead to hilarious moments in a match.
    Getting to top is one of the main themes of the map, it almost has that 'Highground' feeling from Halo 3, which I personally do enjoy a lot.

    The power weapons/ups are all on the opposite side of the main top, which brings a cool dynamic to the map. You can't win by just controlling top all the time. Not only is it not reliable, but also dangerous with the launcher in place. No position really feels overpowered despite the general flow towards top. I'm pretty happy with how it works out.

    • Camo, 120s, 30s initial spawn delay
    • Sniper Rifle, 120s, no reload, 30s i. s. d.
    • Overshield, 180s, 60s i. s. d.
    • Rocket Launcher, 180s, 60s i. s. d.
    • 3 Magnums (ammo) and two Pulse Grenades

    Artpass is imitating Moria from The Fellowship of the Ring, which is still one of my favourite moments in the trilogy. I tried to find a good colour match between the natural rock and the dwarfen made structures. It's not perfect, however I think, I found a good middle way.
    Inspiration also comes from the Book series "The Dwarfes" by the German author Markus Heitz. That's where I got the light moss from.
    I'm excited to see this map being playable with a very good performance despite such a well done lighting map and atmosphere. You could say, I got lucky with this one, haha.


    Big Shoutouts to @Box Knows for helping me with the pathing of the map and general ideas! He was a huge help during the design phase.
    Also, shoutouts to @Xandrith , @purely fat and @SaltyKoala for giving their two cents during the process!

    Last but not least I want to thank @Ascend Hyperion for putting Ironhall on in his testing lobbies several times!

    Namárie.

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  1. CaptainDireWolf

    CaptainDireWolf Forger of the Wild
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    Damn! This looks incredible. Actually looks like the structures were carved from the stone. Amazing job man. Definitely going to check this out.
     
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  2. xzamplez

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    Probably the best example of lighting done in forge. Screenshots dont do it justice. Its almost a completely different map at this point. I always thought there was potential in this design when it was submitted to the 1v1 contest, and this is it. Look forward to playing it.
     
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  3. MULLERTJE

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    This looks sick Buddy.

    Sehr schön.
     
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  4. purely fat

    purely fat The Fattest Forger
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    I will always enjoy explaining structure as reproductive organs to you man. Good job.
     
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  5. icyhotspartin

    icyhotspartin Marine

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    There's a section in the new God of War set in dwarven caverns that looks exactly like this - even though I know it's impossible for that to have been the inspiration, it looks on par with the GoW art and assets, real slick dude
     
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  6. Buddy Jumps

    Buddy Jumps Jumpmaster

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    Thanks a lot, guys! Like I said, I was pretty lucky with the canvas. This is built on Barrens in case you didn't know! Nothing bugged out, pretty relieved about that.
     
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  7. MULLERTJE

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    Yeah I popped my head out and was pretty surprised it was Barrens.

    Btw I loved the way the rocks matches the blocks by color and design and the lighting was awesome.
     
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    I just watched The Fellowship of the Ring last weekend and when I viewed the screenshots I thought to myself, "hmm this reminds me of Erebor and Moria". Great job, I will be checking this one out!
     
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  9. Preacher001

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    Hey Baby, do the rocks match the blocks?
     
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  10. MULLERTJE

    MULLERTJE ROGUE

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    What did I say?
     
  11. Preacher001

    Preacher001 Legendary
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    I'm not sure if you're joking or if you don't get my joke :D
     
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  12. MULLERTJE

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    No man, I didn't get it lol.
     
  13. Preacher001

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    It's a twist on "do the carpets match the drapes."

    If you still don't get it, a quick internet search will sort you.
     
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