Despite being a first map, and being basic and flawed, this isn't bad at all. It's certainly a good enough way for someone to make their debut into the mapping scene.
Following on from many other maps, this map uses a familiar concept - it's a duel arena, except it's intended for FFA mode. A lot of servers fit that profile these days, but even for the ones that don't, this map is good to use in that mode for tournaments. With three levels for duels and glass floors to see through, spectating from in-game is no hard matter, and that's probably the map's most unique concept. There's plenty of space for the combatants to move, and a bar area for those who want to get out of the arena for a while.
You'll remember that I mentioned flaws, and there are a few. Small ones, but they are still there. The most strikingly obvious flaw is the glass - the seams are clear as day. This is because the author hasn't caulked the connected edges, and has left the entire brush as glass rather than just the top and bottom faces. Aside from the glass, all I can point out is a few things which need tweaking. The pillars are visibly seperated, which doesn't look so good. The texturing choice on the stairs and walls should be revised. I'd also use a sloped clip layer over the stairs to smooth the climb out, since it's currently causing the camera to jump when they're traversed.
Other than that, all that really needs to be done is some expansion on the design. As it is right now, it's a good first map, and I suspect that the author will only improve as time goes by.
Bot Support: No Custom Models: No Custom Textures: Yes (one, borrowed from Jedi Council GC) Custom Music: No
*********************************** Jedi Knight II : Jedi Outcast *********************************** TITLE**: LSE Duel AUTHOR**: Benjamin A. Williams E-MAIL**: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE: ls.ehonu.com FILENAME: LSE_Duel.pk3 FILESIZE: 786 kb DATE RELEASED: September, 19 2006 CREDITS**: I would give credits to the map maker of JediCouncilGC for a texture i borrowed (the barsign from JediCouncilGC) & i would also like to thank CJ from clan LJ for two textures i used (the wood for the chairs & the wall texture from CJ_Training) & lastly AJedi of the clan LS (black texture from LS_Bespin) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS**: OK when u download it un-zip the .zip file to your desktop & move the .pk3 into C:\program files\LucasArts\Star Wars JK II Jedi Outcast\gamedata\base DESCRIPTION**: OK my map contains a basic duel arena with a GLASS floor & stairs leading down under the duel pad making it easier to watch duels...it also has stairs that go up above the duel pad with a glass layer that covers the whole upper section of the map as to be able to look down onto the map. My map has stadium stands in the front and back so that you can easily watch the duel without ever having to move or go into spectate mode, & it has a bar in the left portion of the map. BUGS: I have not noticed ANY bugs in this map so please e-mail me at email@example.com or private message me at www.ehonu.com/lsforum if you find one. COMMENTS: This is my very 1st map so if its not that great u can't really expect much better. XD THIS MODIFICATION IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY ACTIVISION, RAVEN, OR LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS.
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