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  1. X5

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    Hub of the Dead General Information/FAQ

    FAQ Section:

    Q: Where do we submit our maps?
    A: Maps are to submitted in this thread under the appropriate format.

    Q: Which maps are disqualified?
    A: Maps that are either budget-glitched or incompatible with the Save One Bullet infection gametype.

    Q: How many maps are we allowed to enter?
    A: There is a limit of one map per entrant.

    Q: Are we allowed to co-forge?
    A: Co-forging is allowed.

    Q: When does the contest close?
    A: The contest closes on October 25th, 11:59 pm EST.

    Q: What gametypes can we use?
    A: Maps will be judged on the Save One Bullet infection gametype.

    Q: How will maps be judged?
    A: Maps will be judged equally based on overall enjoyment and aesthetics.

    Q: What maps are we limited too?
    A: You can use any map, DLC (Mythic II included) and Pre-DLC.

    Q: Are we allowed to use FX and/or lighting orbs?
    A: Yes, light orbs are ok. I would be careful with the FX though, they tend to make maps look much worse, and harm gameplay.

    Save One Bullet Gametype Details:

    (Settings of Interest)
    Rounds: 3
    No Time Limit
    Friendly Fire Enabled
    Initial Zombie Count: 1
    Next Zombie: Winner
    Respawn Time: 3 Seconds
    Suicide Penalty: 5 Seconds
    Betrayal Penalty: 5 Seconds
    Lives Per Round: Unlimited
    Zombie Kill Points: 1
    Infection Points: 1
    Last Man Standing Bonus: 0
    Suicide Points: -1
    Betrayal Points: -1
    Weapons on Map: No Weapons
    Vehicle Set: Mongooses Only
    Zombie traits-
    Zombie Traits
    • Starting Weapon: Energy Sword
    • Infinite Ammo Enabled
    • Weapon Pickup Disabled
    • Player Gravity: 75%
    • Vehicle Use: None
    • Enhanced Radar
    • Forced Color: Black
    Alpha Zombie Traits
    • Unchanged
    Base Player Traits-
    Base Player
    • Primary Weapon: Shotgun
    • Secondary Weapon: Magnum
    • Weapon Pickup: Disabled
    Last Man Standing Traits
    • Waypoint: Visible to Everyone
     
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  2. RedNeck

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    Can you explain why budget glitching is banned from this contest?
     
  3. Black Theorem

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    Wow, just like in the GoO...

    Well, I'll submit my map to both sites! Good luck to everyone that competes!
     
  4. Zero Kontrol

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    Can we have a download for the SoB gametype. I know sob also relies on the map(no weapons) but a gametype download will save time
     
  5. Speed-e-cake

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    Save One Bullet is a default gametype built into Halo 3, like Hide and Seek and Alpha Zombie.

    Can't wait to do this, I was actually wanting to make a zombie map for quite some time now.
     
  6. Aschur

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    Fantastic! Now my unfinished infection map has a reason to be finished! Heck yeah, I hope its all right that its already started. So save one bullet is what it needs to be? Will supporting other types help us in any way?
     
  7. X5

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    Infection is typically a playlist best played with larger parties, ranging from 12 to 16 players. With such a large group, lag can start to become an issue, and since budget glitching your map can increase this lag, sometimes maps become unplayable. So, in order to try and prevent this, just stay within the budget.

    The Save One Bullet gametype is a default infection variant that everyone should have.

    While having your map support other gametypes is perfectly fine, maps will solely be judged based upon the gameplay experienced with the Save One Bullet gametype, so no, it won't help you in anyway in terms of the contest. However, if you wish to post this map on Forgehub, it wouldn't be a bad idea to support multiple [infection] gametypes.
     
  8. Aaronator

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    By default, do Save one Bullet maps have weapons on the ground or no?
     
  9. Scobra

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    No, the only weapons are the Shotgun and Pistol.
     
  10. RedNeck

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    That's understandable. Thanks! Now what can I come up with...
     
  11. TurretFrog

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    Just to be clear on the budget glitch thing, the OLN canvas maps for Sandbox aren't considered budget glitched, are they? The Foundry Infinite Money maps are budget glitched but not the OLN canvases, right? I don't want any confusion on this, just in case I decide to attempt making an entry into this contest.
     
  12. x DREAM 76 x

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    I will help to fix your confusion. An OLN canvas is just the default map with the original items moved to another location on the map. So OLN canvases are ok because they are not budget glitched. There are several OLN canvases that are also budget glitched. So all you have to do is find an OLN canvas that is not budget glitched as well. That should answer your question.
     
  13. Zero Kontrol

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    Lol, I knew that about the gametype i just never thought. Not a fan of sob, so i doubt I can do good. Anybody got an OLN canvas that isnt budget glitched cause mine are.

    Edit: is it possible to add in a machine gun turret in a bad spot? it isnt in the weapons but it is a gun so idn
     
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  14. B3NW

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    Quick question, can we use custom gametypes? My gametype is based off the save one bullet gametype and is very simmilar, just a few tweaks, would I be able to use my gametype?
     
  15. Aschur

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    It can use the gametype however all of them are going to be judged upon how they play save one bullet, so it can play whatever infection types you want as long as save one bullet is supported.

    Now, another question, would using colorblind and juicy on the map be acceptable for playability? I ask because I want to give a good eerie night-time feel to the map and think it would give it an atmosphere all its own.
     
  16. B3NW

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    Yes but what im asking is if my gametype could be an exception, its only about 3 weapon traits different and leach is on.
     
  17. CaMOfo

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    If you get to make your own gametype then everyone will want to, inturn them having to download not only maps, but the gametypes that go along with them. They don't want to deal with that. Just make your map compatible with Save One Bullet.
     
  18. X5

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    You are allowed to place weapons on the map, however, humans cannot pick them up in the Save One Bullet gametype. This may seem to defeat the purpose of having weapons on the map at all, but they are not displayed, so if you intend your map to be played with other gametypes, it can be.

    OLN canvas maps are allowed, just not budget glitched ones. I think Dream did a good job explaining the difference.

    Machine gun turrets are allowed, because the gametype permits humans to use them.

    Simple answer, no.
    The reason we are using a default Bungie gametype is because everyone has it, so you only have to worry about downloading the map. Maps that are made to be played with a specific gametype are fine, but less intuitive customs players typically ignore the fact that the map they are about to play requires a specific gametype. Also, maps that are geared toward a specific gametype rely on this gametype, and so if they are played with a default one such as Save One Bullet, the gameplay usually isn't all that great.

    So in short, we are urging you to use a gametype that is available to all by default to allow maximum satisfaction for the largest group possible.

    Lighting and Filter effects are perfectly acceptable, just be wary that if they are used poorly then they might end up detracting from your map's overall enjoyment.
     
  19. Aschur

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    Allrighty, thanks for clearing that up for me... Also I didn't even know humans could use turrets normally on save one bullet, that may prove useful, or may create a stupid unreachable human.
     
  20. Zero Kontrol

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    Ye if i could figure out the turret or maybe even two it can either make or brake the my map. But hey thats why u test and see wat works and wat doesnt
     

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