When we set the process in motion for the ForgeHub 1v1 Map Contest, we had high hopes. Still, we were impressed and astonished by the number of maps submitted. When it was all said and done, there were a grand total of 80 submissions! Our original plan was to test and announce the top 3 maps within a week. That proved impossible, but after a short extension our task is complete. The ForgeHub staff extends our sincere thanks to you, the ForgeHub community, for the outpouring of interest and activity, and for the time and effort put into your submissions. We've thoroughly enjoyed playing your maps throughout these last weeks.
The time has come to reveal your 3rd place map, which will net its forger a $100 Gunnar Glasses Gift Card.
3rd PLACE WINNER
$100 GUNNAR GLASSES GIFT CARD
Full disclosure...Sycamore was actually not high on our list after the initial playtests. Slowly, steadily, it climbed the ranks. I guess you could say it grew on us...like a tree.
Sycamore is a demanding map. You have to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Whether it's from the treacherous death pits or the precisely placed Fusion Coils, any laziness or inattention WILL result in a swift punishment. Gameplay is generally circular, with the static spawning power weapons (Brute Shot 90sec/Sniper 60sec) and powerup (Speed Boost 60sec) requiring constant movement to get/keep the upper hand on your opponent. The teleporters are well placed, and offer alternate movement options that counteract the maps natural flow.
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To download Sycamore, add ForgeHub LIVE as a friend on Xbox Live. The ForgeHub LIVE fileshare can be accessed through the leaderboards. Campaign Timing - Halo CE - Pillar of Autumn - Easy (Time = 9:25).
Congratulations to Auburn!
Check back to ForgeHub and THFE tomorrow, when we'll reveal the 2nd place winner.