Here we have a FFA map called [RF]Fallen Castle!
The Author, Ben Jones, appears to have made a map based on his story line you will see in his read me file. Theres somthing about maps based on a story line that kinda makes things more interesting. Anyhow, This map Ben states is his 3rd attempt at mapping overall.
To start, this map may not be for the faint of heart! I'm telling you, I was attacked by a mutant sadistic rabbit/Dog!! Nearly took my leg off!! Yea, I know the author says there.. whats his words.. "poorly made goats", and some of you may think they are just poorly made models.. but I know better! Be alert for they are evil! Ok, back to the review.
This map has several areas linked together by teleports that you find. These areas seam to be specifically made for friends of his in his clan. One room creeped me out, not because of the general texturing or lighting, but that there were several detached legs laying around the room in a circle. Of course, there is a pool of sorts with acouple diving boards above and even a type of water slide for lack of better words.
The design itself is fairly boxy with few bends or curves. There are a few places due to the placment of the light entities, "bright spots" can be seen on the floor. The tree house that he made I think was a cool idea, if it wasnt for the fact the tree is inside of the treehouse. Another things that i noticed was the shack and the pen had electronic sliding doors with sound.. just didnt seam to fit with his concept. Some of the textures are rather repeating as well.
Overall, for a third map this isnt to bad. More curves and less blocky would really help for future reference, along with not allowing some of the textures to repeat. I give you credit for the teleports, force-pushes and the attempts at the models, but more attention needs to be made on the basics. Along with those things, the lighting has no source in some areas.. example, in the main area, the sky is black and the map is lit as day.
This map has some cool features for a third attempt, and could be fun.
Readme for FFA_RF ----------------------------- Info: Map name: ffa_RF True Map Name: [RF]Fallen Castle Author: Ben Jones aka. Jones E-Mail: [email protected] Details: 3rd Map contributed/made Description: "A pilot crashes in the middle of the mountains. Without commnuication, he is left stranded. He must then make it livable. Upon building his hut, he stumbles upon one of the greatest hidden treasures ever seen. The lost castle of the Royal Family is at his fingertips. [Unfortunately for us... he was killed by a rabid mountain goat that he tried to capture and make it his pet.] He never told anyone where the castle rests. ...But did he really find the true castle? or just its remains?" ...LOL Just to clarify, most of the map IS "Hidden". Many members of RF flamed me for this because they thought it was a crappy idea. AND If you really can't find it, E-mail me OK? =/ There's 3 entrances from the main outside. I made it really obvious.... Map Info: Meant for FFA only. No bots routes included. Designed for the clan [RF], Royal Family New Sounds: Yes (Music--Right Here, Right Now) New Objects: Sure...the poorly made goats, helicopter, etc New Textures: Yes (always) New Shaders: HOOORAH (figured them out by testing 9hrs with system shaders) Installation: Put the ffa_rf.pk3 file into your Gamedata/base/ folder Rooms: Jones' Treehouse -Lobby Echo's EchoChamber -Great for PP Air's Airspace -Good PP, Good Duel Lex's Waterslide -Quick slide ripped off of other not made map Inferno's Inferno -Ok Duels Sak's Bar -Ok Duels Cave -OK fights Outside -Good Duel, Good FFA, Good PP *Comments: My Third map actually contributed, not made. This map I wanted to be a real treat so I -tried- to make it really good. I realized RF Corridor wasn't much, that was just to get a map out and show the people I can map, kind of like a test. I should contribute my first one though, it's really bad, but a lot of people I gave it to found it fun. Of course I love it...it being my first map and all =D. Originally, I was going to add on to the corridor and make it bigger to make this map. But instead, I took two of my original map making ideas and fused them together (if you can fuse ideas =P) Fallen Castle, the castle of the dying clan RF. 'Tombs can be found inside with the names of the long gone members of the Royal Family.' And many a times, my ideas were destroyed by myself. I didn't even make a restored castle, instead, one day I made a bunch of rooms for the members i like lol. I should have used more shaders -_-' --Please realize I'm not a completely serious mapper, I want my maps to be more like TMBJ than excellent work. Once I make a serious map, I'll tell you, if you won't be able to tell. And I probably will make a few serious ones. I have some in mind...and one is just beginning its development. Can anyone say DMC3? =D Credits: Me!!! WooT! That's it... My name- [RF]Jones =========================== I DO NOT WORK FOR LUCAS ARTS OR ANYTHING SUCH AS THAT. I WORK ON MY OWN TO ENHANCE GAMEPLAY AND CREATE MORE FUN. YOU MAY NOT USE ANY OF MY TEXTURES UNLESS GRANTED BY ME. ===========================
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