The map does suffer moderately from "room-corridor-room" syndrome, especially in places like the LG hallway, and while circle jumping to the MH isn't terribly difficult it might turn off newer/less skilled players (especially in the middle of combat). The RA platform is, however, well-designed, as less skilled players can still use the jump pad, but seasoned players will still have the advantage being able to strafe jump to it. Making items accessible to all tiers of play while still rewarding skill is generally ideal design (see q3dm6's bridge-to-rail for the classic example of this).
Despite those setbacks, this map is actually quite engaging and worth checking out. Also I am now curious as to what custom model Tig was using for the Rocket Launcher back in the day lol.
btw. great rocketlauncher in the screenshot Tig ;)
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Like it, a lot. thumbs up
The only thing that I felt could have been better is the centre room. With all the great architcture in the other parts, why make the centre room so simple?
Like I said this is a real solid map, and it will def. remain as one of my keepers.
The mega is a bit hard to get, but this is a good thing, and its very intentional im sure.
Lack of clipping? What? Played the map for 20+ minutes didnt notice it once.
The game flow got a bit slow at points during tourney play, but overall i thought the map was fun, particularly for a 1st map :)
Gave it a 7.
Item placement was generally nice. The two teleporters linked to eachother helped spread out the action a bit. By including two rocket launchers, Cart2k really avoided making them the centre of the action, which seems to roam around the map in due course.
I'm not sure what Foralarx is referring to with the clipping; however, I don't doubt there is something going on there...I just didn't have any trouble with it :-)
Gets an 8 from me.
I've played this map thru beta against Cart2K (the author), Foralarx and others... I lost :) but enjoyed it lots!
N1 Cart, I'm looking forward to next map!!