High Impact v3

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  1. Nobody Worthy

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    ~click here to download High Impact~
    Once a training facility for the heroic ODST Hayabusa Squad X, High Impact has been shut down due to the heretics. 4 - 8 players.



    v2 Updates:
    • Added walls blocking off the back area.
    • Added some more cover.
    • Removed some cover.
    • Removed almost all the carbines and removed 2 SMG's.
    • Added 1 Spike Grenade.
    v3 Updates:
    • Made the wall better. (More Escape-proof) ~I'm 99.9% sure you can't escape this one
    • Changed the SMG's to AR's.
    • Removed the Plasma Pistol and replaced it with two spikers.
    Brief Description: High Impact is basically a symmetrical map, but the camo box is "Off-set" with the middle top area, only because it makes it easier for the defenders to get it. (It doesn't change game play at all) The attackers spawn up High, and the defenders spawn down low.


    The making of High Impact: I started High Impact about a month ago. It took me about a week to get the first layout down. After I got the layout down I spent a day or two placing spawns and weapons. I also set up objectives, but I forgot to delete the default ones. (Which I do later, after having it tested) The next week was spent messing around with spawns, adding a few things, and testing the weapon layout. All of it was alright, but I still felt I could do more with it. I had the Marvel Map Crew check it out and HLG Viper wrote out a report (which I'll have for your viewing eyes later in this post). I read it and got some more ideas to make High Impact better. So after that I went back on. At first I thought I was good with the added things, but I ran into a little accident. (I grabbed a double box interlocked into something and messed it all up ~The bad thing was I forgot to save the changes before I did that) ~Since I got really mad about my mess up I went on a rampage (20 kills) in Social Slayer and felt much better. So I went back into forge the next day and fixed everything up again. I left it alone knowing that I had more things to take care of. A few days had gone by and I went back into High Impact. Unable to geomold the four fence boxes into the ground a step down perfectly I decided to just throw some fence walls on top where you (before they were there) couldn't walk onto the fence boxes. I also at that time changed up how to get to the overshield and also added more blockades in the defenders base and on one side of the camo single open box, I also added two more single open boxes to the defenders base 2nd floor and placed carbines in them. (I also did some more readjusting with weapons) Thats when I ran into the same accident I did before. (clicked on the double box interlocked by accident) I was oh so angry, but instead of storming off to Social Slayer, I decided to just fix the double box this time. It came out all right too. Relieved, I saved changes and ended forging. I figured I was done with High Impact, but since I changed a lot about it from the first version, I wanted to re-test it. I didn't get the chance for a long time. (nearly a whole week) ~Within that week I did go into High Impact a few times to make sure everything was ok. (Which a few things weren't ~Like something being on 'respawn at start: no' still, weapons being on the wrong respawn time, etc. etc.~ But after all that, I had almost had High Impact finalized... But after finally testing I was ready to make it public. But before I could, I had to change a minor spawning error in FFA Slayer. So after fixing that, and one other thing, taking screenshots and putting them onto my computer and photoshoping the one above... I was finally fully ready to make this post. ​

    Without further waiting, here's the layout screen shots:​

    A some what overview of High Impact.
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    The Wall on A Side.
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    The Wall on B Side.
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    The Sniper Spawn.
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    The Defenders B Side.
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    The Attackers B Side.
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    The Attackers base A side.
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    The middle under the Attackers base.
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    The Camo Spawn.
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    The Overshield Spawn.
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    The Defenders A side.
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    Now for some action screen shots. (NOTE: These action shots were taken in v1, so some things in v3 you will not see, and you'll see what the map looked like in v1 ~not much change, really~)

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    Ok, now for the part where I tell you what weapons/equipment are on High Impact.​

    Weapons on High Impact:

    x9 Battle Rifles: 45 sec. respawns; 2 clips.​
    x1 Shotgun: 120 sec. respawn; 2 clips.
    x1 Sniper Rifle: 120 sec. respawn; 2 clips.
    x2 Assualt Rifles: 30 sec. respawns; 2 clips.
    x4 Spikers: 30 sec. respawns; 2 clips.
    x1 Needler: 60 sec. respawn; 2 clips.
    x1 Brute Shot: 60 sec. respawn; 2 clips.
    x1 Carbines: 45 sec. respawn; 2 clips.
    x2 Maulers: 90 sec. respawn; 1 clip.
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    Equipment on High Impact:
    x4 Frag Grenades: 10 sec. respawn.
    x5 Spike Grenades: 20 sec. respawn.
    x1 Bubble Shield: 60 sec. respawn.
    x1 Regenerator: 60 sec. respawn.
    x1 Overshield: 120 sec. respawn.​
    x1 Active Camo: 120 sec. respawn.



    As for gametypes, I will recommend the top ten that I think would play best on High Impact.
    1. One Flag; 2v2 - 4v4.
    2. Neutral Assault; 4v4.
    3. Team Slayer; 2v2 - 4v4 or 2v2v2v2.
    4. FFA Slayer; 4 - 8 players.
    5. Bond of Leaders ~download here~; 4v4 or 2v2v2v2.
    6. Territories; 4v4.
    7. Land Grab; 4v4 or 2v2v2v2.
    8. Team Oddball; 4v4 or 2v2v2v2.
    I should note that High Impact is set up for all game variants (excluding Juggernaut).​



    Here's HLG Viper's Review: ​


    I hope you enjoy High Impact if you download it, even if you don't play any actual games on it and with that, I'll end this crazy long post. @_@ ​
     
    #1 Nobody Worthy, Jul 8, 2008
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  2. Speed-e-cake

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    Cool map, I like maps with lots of long range weapons and ask close combat. One concern is pic #5, it looks like you could simply walk out of the map with the lack of walls unless something is placed over there but the screen makes it look bare.
     
  3. thesilencebroken

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    i would have flipped the bridges so that it looks cleaner... but other than that, sweet job. theres not many maps that utilize this style anymore.
     
  4. Nobody Worthy

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    That back area is actually open. But there is a bridge (plus the two doors you see in that same pic.) blocking off the back room. I ran out of stuff/room to place some sort of wall that would lessen that back area. But even in actual game play no one really went back there anyways, so it's not much of a problem.
     
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  5. evan12075

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    dude, im diggin the main layout. its pretty cool. but i have one problem with this... why didn't you block off the back part of foundry? or narrow it down a little? all that open space REALLY deminishes gameplay... idk tho, i wish you wouldve blocked off some parts of foundry. the map would be really good then.
     
  6. Nobody Worthy

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    I was thinking about doing that, but I figured I'd keep ramp-bridges flipped upright and floor-bridges flipped upside down. I'm glad to bring back this style then. =D

    If you read the post above yours, you'll get my reply to why.
     
  7. Dr. Chombie

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    it doesnt look like he had enough items to simply build a wall around the map so people cannot leave but you would be stupid to escape the map any way otherwise how would you get points? goo job on the map by the way
     
  8. Nobody Worthy

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    Hm, it seems people are a bit confused about the back area. >_>;

    You can easily get back there, and getting back there isn't 'escaping' the map. I'll try to get a pic. from that back area showing what I mean.
     
  9. Speed-e-cake

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    The reason why he should put up boundaries is because if someone gets a sniper or BR and goes out of the map they get an unfair advantage which is range seeing how this map looks like a Close Quarters map as I stated previously. If you make a map you want people to stay in it and if you just use an Honor rule for people to stay in the map that is frowned upon by many members of this community.
     
  10. HLG Viper

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    OH YOU RELEASED IT! it's my lucky day =D i don't know what the whole special thing is with this map, but it totally is my favourite map. The layout is completely amazing, and i really don't care about the back area. A real gameon this map shouldn't include people being out there unless very unserious. I checked the map in forge, and the budget were 0$, and it seem like most parts of the map were needed to make the layout, so i definately think it was worth having it open! great job Vorpal!

    about the sniping from the outside, there isn't much opportunities for a sniper ,since the main combat happens in the middle section. Maybe a flag carrier or two decides to go through the teleporter, but you shouldn't worry.
     
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  11. Nobody Worthy

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    I guess you have to play the map to get a feel for it. Because I blocked off the main areas where I don't want anyone going.
     
  12. Nobody Worthy

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    I guess you didn't read my first reply to you, but I stated that I couldn't. Besides, in actual game play no one really went back there and even if you did camp back there with a sniper, you wouldn't have much to see of the actual map, and plus you'd most likely get BR'd at a lot.

    Thanks HLG Viper. =D I'm glad you like it so much. (You were one of the first of a few to play on this map anyways)
     
  13. HLG Viper

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    No problem, just my humble opinion :)
     
  14. BIGGnelson

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    The thing that grabs me on this map is your map layout it looks really interesting and makes me want to try out this style of a map great job im sure the back area is unimportant because if it made map not wuaite as good then you would have blocked it off. Great job can't wait to go check it out soon.
     
  15. Ryan. K.

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    Really cool map i see you've set it for pretty much everything, but maybe blocking off the back area of Foundry would be a bit better.

    Not gonna download though, getting out of custom space.
     
  16. SVD Zero

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    Damn that was a long post......Anyways, this map seems very simple, and I like simple. But the bases are so open, and then people could get out of the map easily, therefore interrupting gameplay. But the interlocking is nice and neat, and I think that this map has what it takes to be featured someday. But that's my opinion. I give you a 5/5 on this map for sheer creativity and awesomeness. Great Job.
     
  17. Nobody Worthy

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    I just edited the first post. I added something that you guys might want to read (it has something to do with the back area and what you think is "not part of the map")
     
  18. AItius

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    nice map, i love how you didnt need to block off the two bases. it looks like it would be awesome for all gametypes. o ya, i read the whole section about the creation of it. don't worry about mistakes, it happens to everyone (especially me) 5/5
     
  19. GD27 BlueDevil

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    Looks like a cool map I will DL and try it. HLG Viper helped try my map SpaceAge too. The link is in my signature. Hes the guy getting splattered lol. Don't worry about fixing the bridges. So many maps do that now its better to have them right side up. 5/5
     
  20. Own3dyoo

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    it looks really good
    i give it a 5/5
     

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