Swamp Fever

4v4 Custom

Map Description

  1. CertifiedChamp
    Submission for the husky raid contest. A small village situated in the middle of a swamp built around a long abandoned military fortification. Surrounded by cliffs, the trench was dug by the village's inhabitants as a means of draining rain water into it, avoiding flooding by taking advantage of the terrain's downwards slope on either side of the community which created a natural basin in the terrain for water to collect in, providing clean drinking water after a hard rain fall.

    This is a theme which I have attempted on and off for the better part of nearly two years with few decent results, all of which have been since deleted; I figured I'd try my hand at this theme once more and apply it to a husky raid layout and, in my opinion, finally did the theme the justice it deserves with the simple layout of a husky raid map. Though, I'd still like to try applying this theme to a core map some day, but probably not in Halo 5.

    Thanks to:

    Yeti For Hire

    Xandrith

    Mags ​

Discussion

  1. Ryouji Gunblade

    Ryouji Gunblade ONI Agent

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    Looks a bit like Hemwick Charnel Lane.
     
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  2. CertifiedChamp

    CertifiedChamp ONI Agent

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    Partial inspiration from that, witcher 3 and farron swamp
     
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  3. Sins of Truth

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    Swamp Fever.
    "The only cure is dying."
     
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  4. WARHOLIC

    WARHOLIC Cartographer
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    This map was one of our top 10 considerations in the recent Husky Raid Contest. All of the judges haver their own opinions on each map; however, I wanted to personally share my own with you in case it would be helpful or constructive. If there are any negatives please remind yourself that we needed to heavily scrutinize in order to process our eliminations to a 1st place winner. Congrats on making it on our top 10 list!

    Overall Impressions:

    - Successfully executed unique swamp theme, very original / creative.
    - Base entrances could have more detail or architectural definition. They appear on the simple side for me.
    - Great attention to detail in the middle areas of the map, I love the vines and wooden huts overhanging the central trench.
    - Lighting at blue base seems very dim, which is probably intended as a contrast to red base; however, the textures are lost in the fog and the area seems bland as a result.
    - Love the atmospheric sounds in the area, enhances sense of immersion.

    Bugs:
    - Water splashing sounds occur when players jump on the staircases at each base. These staircases are not close to the water and are located directly at the flag points.
     
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  5. CertifiedChamp

    CertifiedChamp ONI Agent

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    frame drops were a pain to tackle considering the map was covered by trees, one of the only maps in the game to include that many trees and perform at the same time that i know of, wasn't an easy undertaking and lots of detail was stripped as the atmosphere for a map like that needs trees to make it work, getting rid of any simply wasn't an option as each tree fits in such a way that it covers large gaps in the tree canopy. So im hoping that the architectural detail being sacrificed in favor of the macro feeling the map brings with it was considered during judging. The fog was also tricky and, with this, i do agree that it could be tweaked to allow the texturing to pop more, thick fog, especially in the distance is another crucial part of the atmosphere that i wont be changing if thinning the fog on the map ends up revealing too much of the map at once on all sides, especially in the middle. As for the water bug, totally slipped past me. With that being said, I do definitely appreciate the fact that you gave your feedback at all, this is merely insight on why things are the way they are.
     
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