Ummm, hey guys I am not very gifted in making maps.....mainly I just don't have the money to spend on good software, but we got a problem. The potential for JK2 to be one of the best games ever is out there, but the volume of maps are lacking for the game. All the servers are still using the "old maps". I mean there is like 1 or two cool maps out there (like the emperor's throne room and jedi council), We have 5 star wars movies to get mapping ideas from but all I see is odd kind of maps. I mean look at Tribes 2 for example the mappers and modders keep that game alive and continue to do so. I think JK2 can be on the same level if good quality maps are developed for this game. Anyways, I'll get off my soapbox but please mappers, help us gamers out!!!! :naughty:
3...2...1... Lets Jam!
14th September 2002
well, we're not all bored with the default levels yet, when we do, I'm sure almost everyne will be on a custom map.
well, we mappers tend to have a lack of motivation, so we don't get our maps done fast, but we have a LOT planned,
join the broken circle young padawan and you shall realise.....:)
oh yeah, i forgot to mention, i'm making a map where there are GIGANTIC gamecubes and there are ones with spinning discs, ones you can go inside, etc etc
plus i'm helping with a geonosis ladder.
Wait a sec.....I wasn't trying to "jump" the mappers out there. I was just saying that most of the servers now a days are running like 2or 3 certain "default" maps. Everytime I log on a MP server its always the same map. It would be refreshing to play a FFA on a scene from episodes 1,2,4, 5 or 6. Just different SW stuff in general. I don't know about you but I think the whole idea of playing JK2 with Star Wars related backgrounds/maps would be fun and exciting IMO. Anyways, you mappers do excellent work and it is greatly appreciated. I tried running radiant and had a hard time understanding what was what so I really couldn't throw some maps out there. I would love to help out or motivate you guys in anyway.
GF makes me horny
2nd November 2002
The best way to motivate a mapper is to run their maps online. And not deal out abuse etc for the map comments ofcourse, but seeing people playing one of your maps when you come online is a great feeling. And there are a LOT of maps out there. Many are good (and a lot of bad ones too I might add). The problem is that people only set up servers with default maps. I've made a fair few maps but rarely see them b eing played because most places just like sticking to the standard ones and I don't have access to a fast enough connection to host one myself.
Ok, How bout this? All mappers post a link to your stuff here and lets try and get some new maps servers out there. I will run a server when I play, with the new ones. Unfortunately, I do not have the capabilities to keep the server on 24/7 but when Iam on I'll run one.
Slightly cooler than a n00b
7th November 2002
I think that most servers still use "old maps" and not custom stuff cause not everyone has "newer" maps. You would get a lot more ppl if you were hosting FFA_bespin then if you were using ffa_custommap. SOme ppl have dialup and cant download VERY big maps (that mostly are higher quality). Some ppl are just too lazy to get new maps. Well, that's what it's like to me.
you are very right claxon, we love seeing our maps on servers, i'm just still trying to make one with working func_trains.....
26th June 2002
It takes time and a lot of patience and dedication to make a quality map. There's going to be some excellent ones early next year.