[BLOCKWARS] IcyPeaks (edit) [ACCEPTED]

Discussion in 'Accepted Community Maps' started by Andyyy, Nov 27, 2019.

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Change this map?

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  1. Andyyy

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    • Map name: IcyPeaks
    • Adapted by: @Andyyy
    Preface:
    Before showing you how I've edited this map, I'd first like to explain why. IcyPeaks currently is considered by most everyday players to either be the worst or second worse map in the game vs nuclear. Most people I know will skip this map 9/10 times for a key few reasons:
    • The playing area is too limited. The map is called IcyPeaks but you are completely unable to explore those icy peaks because of a wall of barrier blocks low down will stop you completely. This inhibits many interesting strategies that use the mountains to your advantage.
    • It is too hard to attack. Due to the proximity of the spawnpoint to the flag, the defending team can easily stop anyone taking the flag so most games go to overtime.
    • There are too many bottlenecks. The bottlenecks around the flags are very small and mean a team can easily put 10+ layers of blocks to mine through, where the defending team also spawn directly next to. Without extensive use of bomber kit by multiple players, these defences are near impossible to get through.
    • There is only one viable route. The cave is the fastest and safest way of getting to the other side but it's cramped and poorly lit. The "main" route is hard to navigate with overly difficult parkour and an awkward safe route.
    That being said, I've made changes that have helped with all these issues without completely redesigning the map.

    Changelog:
    Re-designed main building
    Swapped location of flag and spawnpoint
    Added fireplace to building
    Added unique flag area design
    Smoothened pathing
    Added lovely flowers
    Added a new route
    Cave access improved
    Cave widened and lit
    Added a stalagtite
    Added a new cave route
    Ice parkour made easier
    Waterfall route improved
    Lighting poles updated
    Waterfall improved
    Other gameplay and aesthetic improvements.


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    Here, I've tried to emulate the build style to be as similar as possible to its predecessor while making it fit more into the landscape than before. The old building was small and boxy.

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    The new route around the side of the mountain!
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    Here's the path up to the new route. It will also allow full exploration of the mountain.

    A few suggestions to build team for map implementation:
    Prevent block placing around the doorway to the building to avoid some team trolling.
    Have a larger block placing prevention radius around the flag like western as seeing that again would be nice while suitable for the raised flag.

    Please suggest any additional changes as they will be made if suitable!

    Special thanks to my friends who helped me on this:
    @Herrero - helping with the homely matters
    @Elivat - Helping me do the extra path along with other improvements
    @God. - Helping with cave design
     
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  2. God.

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    Mikioouu
    The house looks a bit too fat for me and the map isn't supposed to be a desert ?
    Aside from that I like it
     
  3. _The13thDoctor_

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    This makes me actually want to play the map again, except for the fact that this hasn't been implemented. So, therefore, I will wait for this to be implemented. The point is I really like it.
     
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  4. Yoya

    Yoya Marketplace Manager
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    Hey, this remake looks neat: it takes away the pain of going inside a narrow house just to get to the core/flag. I showed this to some other designers and the would like to take a look at it in game before giving their final opinion. Would it be possible for you to give me a schematic so I can show it to them?
     
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  5. God.

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    You are all invited to come to the server xd
     
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  6. Yoya

    Yoya Marketplace Manager
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    Had some Designers take a look at it and they prefer this over the current one. They only thing which was a big annoying was the half block gaps around the flag so I changed that a little bit.
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