1.1 is much better Mr Vain
treellama on Jun 14th 2009, Version 1.1
Architecturally pretty decent, with good differential shading, and passable texturing, this map looks professional enough, if a little dull, and isn't an eyesore.
Flow is much improved in 1.1, although some of the lift elevations could be adjusted (they stick up from the ground a little bit, which often leads to them going up before you get on them if you approach from an angle). Also, there's one dead end, which could be fixed by making polygon 240 a lift.
Weapons and ammo are a bit light, but should sustain big games. You might have to use the weapon you have, not the weapon you want, which I think is the concept the mapmaker was going for.
I'm not sold on the idea of putting all the ammo together under weapons, though--it's hard to tell at a glance whether I just picked up 2 SMG clips or 8, so I have far less of a concept of how much ammo I'm carrying around than if the 8 clips were in a line. If I ran across a line of 8 clips I'd know I could go crazy with the SMG for a while.
Highly Playable Learning to Live
effigy on May 28th 2009, Version 1.0
The more I play this, the more I like it.
The surrounding corridors and antes give space for a large crowd, and thanks to platforms and teleporters being directed toward the main arena it's reasonable for dueling.
Some of the texturing isn't on par with the strength of the geometry (i.e., elevated area North of the main arena)...though, probably decent for mixing sets.
Contributed Textures TTEP 7 Marathon 2
Dispatcher on Apr 20th 2009, Version 7.0
Glad to see that among any of Tim's texture enhancements are those also done by volunteers for the old A1 Texture Enhancement Project. I contributed some through Jesse Simko several years ago; the water set door texture was my favorite.
These are fun to see in game now that A1 is much more fully developed.
Keep up the good work.
Very Promising Marathon : Freedom (OSX)
seanyx-chris on Apr 4th 2009, Version .36
I've played all levels extensively, and from what I've played and seen in game, it's looking very bright, and I can't wait for new content. I thank you for making this little gem.
Now I noticed something in the first level, that you can do to actually go out of the map bounds. On the lockers you can actually walk on top of them (because they're at an angle, and I guess characters can walk on slants). You can actually walk outside of the map, and you can't get back in. Running away from the level only gets you inevitably stuck.
I haven't really noticed any other oddities other than that. The other levels are quite solid and I like how you've made the game have a lot of freedom (hence it's name I bet) on the customizable options. You've even gone off and included weapons from custom scenarios (such as the Snyper pistol from EMR).
I love what you've done, and I'm going to keep loving what you do with this. I can't wait to see the final product.
So far, so good Marathon : Freedom (OSX)
Iritscen on Mar 15th 2009, Version .35
Considering the early stage that the game is at, I am impressed by the in-game graphics and the presentation of the menus and such.
I found it interesting to play as a BoB (fighting Pfhor is a lot harder when you don't have cybernetic implants!), a S'pht defender and a Pfhor.
The two main issues right now seem to be (1) the lack of ability to see what is behind you, leading to many deaths from behind (your character takes little damage before dying, which is fine as a game design decision, but only if you can avoid cheap deaths, and right now one shot from behind often ends your life), and (2) the difficulty in dodging incoming attacks.
I don't know if CubicCircle plans to add strafing, but it would fix the second problem. A radar would avoid the first problem. Then again, BoBs in Marathon cannot strafe and do not have radars implanted in their bodies (one assumes), so I won't dictate game design to CC.
In any case, I feel confident that the game will become more polished as time goes on and say "Good job, sir!" for CC's efforts so far.
Confusing Marathon : Freedom (Win)
timothy on Mar 12th 2009, Version .33
The first time I played, an enemy came into the spawning room and would kill me in one hit the moment I respawned. Another time, I found a teleporter which took me to a room with two switches and a door that wouldn't open.
Slurring the Rhythms Captures
effigy on Feb 24th 2009, Version 1.0
Thanks again for another fabulously epic game type.
I mostly agree with timothy's criticisms, and with that, here's hoping for more maps that support this in the future ([hint], $lave, [/hint]).
Hosting a 6 minute game will cater to a full final round (at the default round length), though I've yet to check that it's calculated and applied to the final score. Regardless, I think it's best to get a feel for a reasonable final score, and host with a score limit.
Distance Equals Rate Times Time Superscalar
effigy on Feb 24th 2009, Version 1.0
From what I can tell this script doesn't really help the meek until it's too late.
It helps to keep scores from getting too high vs. leveling the playing field.
Nice Work Captures
timothy on Feb 19th 2009, Version 1.0
Very fun concept. The included map has some issues with the round length. The round lasts a very long time, and the capture points are so close together that there's almost no point in playing until the last 15 seconds or so because anything you capture before that will just get taken by someone else. If the distribution of the points was less uniformly placed and some of them were harder to reach or easier to defend it might make the game more challenging. Another idea might be to disable the radar or point it to the nearest point you haven't captured. Some feedback would also be nice, such as how many points you manged to score when the round ends, and maybe showing a running total of the points you control or what everyone controls as an overlay.
It would also be great if when the game is played with a time limit and the time runs out before the end of the round, you could treat it as the end and award points based on the state of the captures at that time.
DO host using the Netscript gametype Superscalar
ray on Feb 18th 2009, Version 1.0
...after pasting this Lua into Munitions Disposal.
Let's enjoy wonderful LUASYNERGY together.
Goin' Ghost! Ghost
effigy on Feb 10th 2009, Version 0.55
This game type is a highly playable and fun interpretation of KTMWTB.
Bugs Bugs Bugs (Bugs, ...) Ghost
timothy on Feb 9th 2009, Version 0.5
Interesting idea, but the current version is unplayable.