Imsomnia

Discussion in 'Reach Competitive Maps' started by Blaze, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    [​IMG]

    So this map started as a map designed in halo 3 that I never got around to completing. I worked well over enough time planning this map out and didn't want all my work to go to waste. After playing the reach beta I quickly started re-designing the map to fit the change of gameplay style between games. I had a good idea of what to fix, so it was really easy to get the head start by planning before the games release. After a few months of drawing out and making my idea clear in my head, the game was released. I went into forge and quickly got used to the forge system, built a map in the first few hours, played some matchmaking and went to sleep. Day 2 came and I decided I wanted to make the map I had been planning for what seem to have been ages. (Even before sandbox was released). And here it is. :)


    [​IMG]

    YouTube - Reach Forge Map: Insomnia

    Insomnia is a map built specifically for 2v2 games (DMR starts maybe AR secondary depending on what you prefer) with armor abilities. Why only with them? Because of the highground advantage, it was just built for you to take advantage of them. Teamwork and top control is a pretty big deal in this map where the weapon control isn't quite as important. The map may be able to play 3v3 and if you like it caotic 4v4 but I wouldnt recommend it.

    The gametypes set up are only Oddball and slayer.

    Along with a few DMRs and Needle rifles scattered across the map the weapon set is, 2 snipers, Splaser, Plasma pistol, Rockets, 2 plasma rifles and a plasma repeater.

    MORE PICTURE

    Thank you Multi for the beautiful pictures, here are some more.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    With BlackOps being out now, I don't expect too many downloads but for those of you who do, I would greatly appreciate feedback. Thanks.
    [​IMG]
     
    #1 Blaze, Nov 19, 2010
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2010
  2. Skyward Shoe

    Skyward Shoe BTB Legend
    Forge Critic Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,497
    Likes Received:
    195
    Wow! This map looks great! I love how much focus was put into making three distinct levels! The architecture looks great as well, including the slightly asymmetrical block sculpture in one of your pics. My only concern is that the filter you are using makes everything look grayer than it already is, making the awesome map look bland at first glance. Overall, inspiring map! You did a really great job!
     
  3. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Thank you for your thoughts. The map doesn't actually have a filter on it though, the pictures are just edited to look fancy. haha. but I appreciate the concern. :)
     
  4. LH Shadows 052

    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Good map but could you add more pics...

    My bad i didn't see the pull down nice pics...5/5 on the map
     
  5. GuardianV3

    GuardianV3 Mythic
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    I actually thought that the gray filter made it look better, haha. I think the architecture is very well done, and I can't really get a feel for the gameplay through the picture but I'll try downloading to see what it's like.
     
  6. KCDinc

    KCDinc Mythic

    Messages:
    28
    Likes Received:
    0
    I did a quick 1v1 on this before even opening it up in Forge. Both my opponent and I got lost a few times in the opening minutes of the battle, mostly in the ramp areas from lower to upper levels. Something to help you keep orientation would be nice, but I have a sneaking suspicion this may be an issue with overall LoS of the map.

    But my very first impression was "This map could easily support more then 6 players". You gotta remember, a map like Ascension works perfectly well with 8 people in a team game. This map is notably larger. I would even go so far as to say the recommended player count should be a 6v6.

    You may want to consider using something other then [Double Wall] to make those hallways though. They do not look pleasing to the eye when they overlap like that.

    Speaking of weapons though, the no extra ammo for the shotgun struck me as odd. It doesn't seem like the weapon would be nearly as powerful on this map to justify that treatment, so I wonder what your thoughts were there.

    Oh, and there is a lot of Z Fighting going on with your textures. And your health packs are floating off the walls, not touching them.
     
    #6 KCDinc, Nov 19, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2010
  7. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    A little more of a review would be appreciated. I'm glad you decided to make a comment on my map at all, but just commenting saying good pics is sort of spam.
     
  8. chung_wii

    chung_wii Promethean
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Here's my review.

    Things I like
    1. The layout of the bases. Keeping it simple, stupid. (Meaning, easy to understand but gets the job done well.
    2. L.O.S. blocks, for example the fin on the walkway upward.
    3. Lift operation. (Lifts are in good places and made well)
    4. Overall, everything.



    Things I dislike
    1. None. I really can't find anything wrong.
     
  9. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Thank you for the review and I'm glad you like it. Do you think by any chance you may be able to capture a gameplay video if I sent you one? If not it's cool but I figured I'd ask cause it'd probably help me out a lot to show people the general flow of the map.
     
  10. Paulie Walnuttz

    Paulie Walnuttz Forerunner
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    888
    Likes Received:
    1
    very nice map blaze, i enjoyed play testing it with a 2v2, it played well. The map looks great and flows nicely, great job blaze!
     
  11. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Thank you paulie. I remembered you liked this a lot whenever we tested it. :)
     
  12. Dart3rocks

    Dart3rocks Mythic
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    122
    Likes Received:
    6
    Me and my friend played 1v1 and had loads of fun. Great ascetically and in functionally.
     
  13. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Glad you had fun, thank you for the feed back try and get a 2v2 sometime, it plays much faster and smoother with 4 people rather than 2.
     
  14. chung_wii

    chung_wii Promethean
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    418
    Likes Received:
    0
    Sure. My b day is today so if I get my Haupagge capture card I sure wil help you out. =)
     
  15. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Oh sorry I'm late, but happy birthday. :)

    Ok well let me know, that'd be fantastic.
     
  16. thesilencebroken

    thesilencebroken Jill Sandwich
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    116
    Hey man, I gotta ask ya to change the thumbnail to a non edited screenshot. Its against forum rules. I'll give you 24 hours to do so before i remove the thumbnail all together.
     
  17. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Done, but why? lol. and Would I get away with taking pictures with filters on for now on?
     
  18. thesilencebroken

    thesilencebroken Jill Sandwich
    Senior Member

    Messages:
    5,535
    Likes Received:
    116
    Forum policy to prevent obnoxious thumbnails. If you can do it in a screenshot, like filters in-game, then have at it. Great map by the way.
     
  19. Blaze

    Blaze Sustain Designer
    Forge Critic Creative Force Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,098
    Likes Received:
    1,755
    Ok. I wasn't trying to be a smart ass asking that. I was just thinking outside of the box. :)

    And I'm glad you like it, we diffidently need to play together sometime. I've been testing my other maps like crazy lately.
     
  20. xHoBoSNiPeR

    xHoBoSNiPeR Mythic

    Messages:
    75
    Likes Received:
    0
    from the pictures, your map looks very cool. I'm actually pretty sure it is.
    does it play good? and an overview would be nice because it's hard to picture the map for me.
     

Share This Page