Kanaloa's Wrath

4v4 Grifball
9.5
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Map Description

  1. Minister Muffin
    Hey everyone, I know it's been awhile since I've submitted a map here (there are so many new people, it's actually a bit overwhelming!) but I decided the Grifball contest was too good to pass up. Kanaloa's Wrath is one of two entries that I am submitting to the contest. The aesthetic takes heavily from Hawaiian and Aztec design and exaggerates the scale to create a monsterous ravine of a Grifball court.

    Kanaloa's Wrath is different from my other court in that it strays away from the traditional design of the Halo 5 court as many famous courts have done in the past. I felt that other unusual courts in the contest had potential flaws that could hinder a player's experience, so I did my best to ensure that with any components of the formula I changed, I could back it with significant reasoning.

    While most every court I've seen thus far in the contest has clear barriers and flat surfaces for the playing field, Kanaloa's Wrath features a central dip and slightly lowered catwalks on the outer rim of each team's side as well as a death pit that surrounds the court. The dip in the middle promotes focus toward the center of the map, yet brings about a hesitation to push into the ball spawn and encourages the player to think about the side routes as an alternate option. At the same time, the side routes are much more dangerous due to the four unit height difference between the rims and their interior field counterparts, as the defending team is given a height advantage that isn't normally seen in Grifball. While these traits make it harder for teams to score on the opposition, the slight increase in the size of the court accounts for any potentially lost play space on the ramps and other changes in height seen in specific areas of the court.

    Thanks for checking out Kanaloa's Wrath, and for everybody participating in the contest, best wishes to you all in the weeks ahead!

    Thanks to Wyvern, Colson, and Dank Skull for giving me tips throughout the building process, and for directing me on when to and when to not listen to Canadian's rambling (I mean it... actually, I take it back. THANKS FOR THE HELP BUDDY!!)

Recent Reviews

  1. This map is a stellar work of fine detail, a good atmosphere and a hint of neon lights. We spent the better part of a day fixing those damn framerate issues and it paid off.

    Great work bud!! Next project: BattleTracks???
  2. Soletare Soletare
    9/5,
    This map design looks so sick and unique.
    But it would have been better, if you use forerunner manconnons. It does fit to the rest better in my opion!

    Keep that great work! :D

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  1. CaptainDireWolf

    CaptainDireWolf Valar Morghulis
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    That's a cool floor design man! Also that lava is sick. Nice work.
     
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  2. CANADIAN ECHO

    CANADIAN ECHO Spartan II
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    Looks like Satan is spicing up the place. Neon lights for DAAAYYYZZZZ!
     
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  3. Minister Muffin

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    Minister Muffin updated Kanaloa's Wrath with a new update entry:

    Minor fixes

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  4. weeeeemann

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    Very brute-esque atmosphere...I look forward to the Brutes' return in a future Halo game ;)
     
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  5. MrGreenWithAGun

    MrGreenWithAGun Spartan III
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    Her name is Pele.
     
  6. ZombieDyer5

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    Can you link the map in the downloads section, also check your search visibility
     
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  7. Minister Muffin

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    First thing I'll do when I get the chance!
     
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  8. Minister Muffin

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    Minister Muffin updated Kanaloa's Wrath with a new update entry:

    Visibility Update

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