Fans. Lots and lots of fans. Spinning, incessantly overhead. Ceaseless spinning. That would be the main focus of Metal Factory by Luuuke. This FFA map has plenty to do. Whether it be FFAing or attempting to get to the top of the giant, fan-filled tower, everyone who plays this map should have something to duel. The central point of the map is a giant silo-type tower. At your feet is a fan, underneath which is a special dueling room with a few surprises. Above are 80,000 giant fans, spinning in sync, ready to slice and dice anyone who comes near them. Well, maybe not 80,000, but there are a bunch of them. Circumventing the interior of this column are small platforms. These platforms lead to, guess where, the top. I can’t get to the top. The huge fans are much to crafty for me and they knock me off every time. But I feel this is a nice touch to what could be a rather bleak map.
The dueling area below the main floor is actually some type of mold. In the center of this floating platform is a vat of lava or melted metal. Whatever it is, it burns if you touch it, so stay away. Since it’s right smack in the center of the platform and small streams of the vicious liquid run toward the edges of the floor, it really adds that extra bit of challenged that could either make or break anybody’s duel. I really like that. One nice touch in this room is the author’s creation of a viewing area through the use of an item that would normally be there. It makes more sense to incorporate part of a metal factory then to just randomly have some strange platform floating in the room. I can really see that some thought was put into this piece.
Even though it’s a little small for a large FFA, I think the map has enough room to accommodate maybe 10 people or so. Any more than that and I think there may be some population issues, especially if people start spawning on top of each other. My only suggestion would be to perhaps make the map a little larger and add a couple more rooms. Having only two rooms and a giant tower of fans really isn’t sufficient for a good FFA map. It’s a good job, but I can’t wait to see more.
New Sounds: No New Textures: No Bot Support: No
05/26/03 ================================================================ Map Name : Metal Factory Author : Luuuke Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org Map description : This is a map of a section of a die-casting factory and its exhaust system. The huge iron mold floats in a pool of water assisted by repulsor lifts and the extra molten metal runs off into the water to cool. And, no, there is nothing wrong with your speakers, or the level. That eardrum bursting roar is the sound of five 100 ft diameter fans. The slower fans are harmless in themselves but the fastest fan will kill you on contact. The brace above the highest fan makes a great place for short-lived duels as the razor sharp blade spins below at 165 RPM. Other info : This level can be played in (Team) Free-for-All and Duel game modes. FFA is best played with a small amount of players as it is not a very large level, but it makes for some very interesting duels. There is bot support but it is not very good. The map is too complicated for bots. I did everything I could but I just couldn't get them to jump onto the platforms. So instead they just run around the bottom. ================================================================ * Play Information * New Sounds : NO New Skins : NO New Objects : NO New Textures : NO * Construction * Brush Count : 784 Brushes Entity Count : 187 Base info : This map was made completely from scratch and all textures,sounds,etc. are from game. Software used : JK2Radiant Known Bugs : If you roll into the vent the camera will go through the top and you'll see outside. But it's not really a problem. Build Time : 12 hrs approximate * How to use this map * Just toss the .pk3 file in your base folder and you're good to go. * Copyright / Permissions * THIS LEVEL IS NOT MADE, DISTRIBUTED, OR SUPPORTED BY LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC. ELEMENTS TM & © LUCASARTS ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY LLC AND/OR ITS LICENSORS. THIS MAP IS FREE TO BE DISTRIBUTED AMONG ALL GAMERS. DO NOT EXPLOIT THIS MAP OR ITS CONTENT FOR PERSONAL GAIN. ENJOY!
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