I just wanted to get peoples opinions on the new crete. Personally this was one of my favourite maps in the old version. Im not really happy with the new one. It isnt really flat enough. There are too many hills, meaing there are only a few roads that you can actually use. This leads to enemys just kind of bumping into you and first shot wins. This also means that the artilery isnt used as much, as you dont have that nice open plain where the artilery hill would have a commanding view of the valley, leading to some intense infantry fights to retain controle of the hill. I really liked the old version with a flat plain at the front and kind of hills at the back. I also find that im missing that british base that was at the back of the map. Many a time have i had an awsome shootout after pushing the allies back there, and they visiously defend that flag. I also dont like the fact that there is only 1 transport plane now, which means that you have one plane dropping troops out, rather than the chaos in the sky of flaks and planes. It makes the map too quiet to have just this one plane getting hammered by all the flak on the ground. Another thing im not a fan of is the new textures. I really purfurred the old rock color of the map, gave it a much more hotter feel to it. I really dont mean to come off whiney or anything like that, these are just some of the things, well, all of the map, that has changed which i prefurrend on the old map. Really, the map generally feels to claustraphobic now.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
27th April 2003
I personally like the new one. The new terrain gives it a kind of bad infrastructure Crete feels, the removal of the back flag makes the game not so much of a flag chase, and the one plane helps teamwork.
I like the new one as well, but some of the "paths" need smoothed out, as jeeps will get stuck real easily. I also miss the armor.
th new one looks cool i like it its moe infantry and fast combat
I like the new one, now it actually looks like Crete. Having said that, I miss the old map too, especially the MatildaI!
I'm just hoping the french theatre maps will give me a matilda I in an "0ld sk00l" crete style map :p
The old was better gameplay wise, the new is much better looking. The one plane ruins the map pretty much, half the team has to stand around while the tickets drain and those in the one plane risks either a bad pilot or getting shot down. I think some devs experienced this last weekend. I have to agree it's a little overly "hilly" or atleast lacks flatter areas.
Every time I think about that game yesterday, I can't help laughing... maybe ArminAce finally got the picture.
I think he was nominated for a kick like 15 times. xD
New Crete is awesome. I remember griping about the old one, its looks layout and play. The new one is pretty cool I think.
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8th October 2003
i haven't plaeyd it yet :fistpunch:
I have mixed feelings. The new Crete looks better, but thats about as far as I would take it. It's still just a cat-and-mouse game. Axis get all the flags, you think you've won, boom, allies get a flag ALL THE WAY across the map. This is just frustrating as hell. I usaully hang back and defend, but they never want to come to my flag. Also, it needs 2 Ju-52s horribly bad (well really only on 50man+ servers). I was playing on the bf1942 files server. It was 30 on 30. We had about 25 guys in the fuselage of the Ju. No one could sit still and people kept getting knocked out of the plane, especially once the door opened (auto-door-opening, good idea :thumbsup: no sarcasm). Just put in 1 more Ju-52. Besides those few things, I like the new one a lot.