I had a very in-depth conversation about lava with regards to light production before putting up this map, and I think we've come to the consensus that lava might glow (a little), but it wouldn't produce enough light to light an entire room, such as this map portrays. Not like it ruins the map, though.
I'm not a big fan of monochrome maps, and this map is certainly heavy on the red tones. In fact I don't know that I saw another significant color anywhere, to such an extent that I thought my screen was too dark. With brightness all the way up I still had trouble seeing, and I wouldn't put it all to the dim lighting. Good thing it's small, otherwise I'd say some people might have a little trouble navigating.
Let's put the low points aside for a moment and talk about some of the higher ones. When my eyes finally adjusted to the lack of contrast, I noticed that the architecture is pretty tasteful. It makes use of some curved cones, like many maps do, probably in part to this cool-looking bit of architecture being well covered in tutorials. These kind of frame a central platform, which is also framed by an outer walkway and is connected to the central platform by four bridges.
Overall I found the architecture and overall style of the map very tasteful, and if it wasn't for the overpowering red coloring I think I would really like it. But let's just put that to my old fogey eyes. You younguns shouldn't have much of a problem with that. I'd definitely recommend a download for those duelists that are always amused by lava-themed maps. This one is not too bad on the eyes and should definitely make for some entertaining gameplay. Well done on a decidedly successful update!
Bot Support: Yes New Textures: Yes New Sounds: No New Music: No Game Modes: duel, powerduel
*********************************** Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy *********************************** TITLE: Volcanic Fate AUTHOR: Teh_Blizzy E-MAIL: TehBlizzy@gmail.com FILENAME: Volcanic_Fate.pk3 FILESIZE: 1.486 MB DATE RELEASED: 8/26/2007 CREDITS: To Lucas Arts for making a pwnage game and me for for making this map! (All textures are edited versions of the default ones) INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Place the Volcanic_Fate.pk3 into your GameData/base directory. :) DESCRIPTION: Yay! A V2!! I did a complete overhaul on the original map, but by starting from scratch. Basically a platform surrounded by lava, with small bridges to lead you around the arena and to the "bleachers" :P What ever you do, do -not- destroy the cones! If you do, you shall suffer 5th degree burns or even die! o.O BUGS / COMMENTS: None! :D 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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