Howdy from Le Ray Jan 24, 2017 16:27:04 GMT -5
Post by m on Jan 24, 2017 16:27:04 GMT -5
welcome Knightmare - thank you guys for keeping quake2 mapping forum going here.
man I have some thoughts. I'm a railwarz player (also play lfire ctf, expert ctf, dm, rocket arena, jump) and we had a great 2016 with a kind of unofficial map thing happening. last year 5 new ctf maps were created and we continue to enjoy playing them in railwarz. macanah made bite ctf. newbie made one (always forget his' name but its awesome map). and legendary railwarz player KiD made 3 maps, trapped, theshack and fatal2way.
We have a lot of cool things coming up for this big anniversary year, map-wise: the first new CTF map of 2017 is currently being play tested on our servers, made by Lil' Goner, it's amazing let me see if I can put up a little preview today. Lil' Goner also made the amazing map Fort Supertough (fortsup.bsp) Slime Mixer (slimyctf.bsp) amongst others, and was part of COD Combat Oriented Designs back in the day.
Maric we obsess over your CTF maps to this day. The Pit and Variation on the Blues are probably the big 2 for the whole community, but many of the top players love Valley of the Shadow (myself included.) I also go through these weird phases where all I want is Ride the Dragon Lite, and late at night I'm prone to 1v1 and 2v2 CTF matches on Underneath with the gravity turned to 300. Love the fast hook over the 3D terrain.
Anyway I could go on and on - like the other day when I met Underlord for the first time on voice chat, so much fun. The thing is, we are an active player and mapper community, and we are looking at 2017 as a year to grow. I am going to be shining a light on map making because that's a big part of what keeps the game going.
There are at least 3 unreleased maps from back in the day - Maric I know you had an error in Marics 8 (or maybe 7? or 9?) and so that was never released, because you'd already finished the next numbered level. Is there any chance that you have that .bsp - or unreleased CTF maps - that you would share with us to play railwarz on? The cool thing about railwarz ctf is that you don't need to place any items - it's instagib all rail CTF with fast hook, so no item placement is needed.
I reached out to Hafhead and he may be sharing with us his unreleased CTF map - the first and only custom skybox he ever made - called Tubby Bomb Factory. And if anyone has contact info for ProdigyXL I would really appreciate sharing with me please - ProdigyXL has an unreleased small CTF map (those work the best in 2017) xlctf1.
OK thank you guys again for all the amazing fun you have created over the years, still being enjoyed on a daily basis, you guys are legends.
Thanks for all the kind words. Underlord is truly a great guy. We chat on the phone fairly often. In fact he's about the only old timer I'm in contact with (aside from the miscreants here :-). I should install the chatty thing you guys use and try to catch up. I usually turn into a pumpkin fairly early...two jobs and one of them had no time limits.
I have a shoddy connection now so my playing days are still in the past or maybe somewhere in the future.
I do have at least one almost finished ctf map, unlit and no entities. I'll see if I can dig it up. If I find it is there someone that would want it and flesh out the final details? I do think of new ideas and designs all of the time, just no motivation and or free time to make 'em happen.