[BLOCKWARS] Magic

Discussion in 'Map Submissions' started by Andyyy, Jul 3, 2019.

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Should this map be added?

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  2. No

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  1. Andyyy

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    Map Name: Magic
    Creator: Andyuu


    Here I created this map quite a while back but it is my favourite from the bunch I made. It features a bunch of different paths, safe and easy to risky. Here's an overhead view where you can see the magnitude of the awesome spires!
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    Here we have a side view from one side. The map really feels grand without it being too massive. 2019-07-03_04.31.40.png

    Here's the view from the spawn point. You can see the spiral pathways at the back to get a fun way to the top.
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    A close up of one of the towers, where you can see one of the riskier paths.
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    Here's the room at the end of the path with ladders connecting to the bottom.
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    Here we have the downstairs to the ladders which leads to the flag room.
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    Last but not least, we have the flag area. It's far away enough from the spawn point that teams are not able to camp and is nice and open to be accessible from all paths. It's well lit and quite stylish. 2019-07-03_04.32.58.png


    And that's about it. I don't believe there are any non 1.8 blocks here but if there are, please tell me. Thanks for reading!

    And obviously thanks to the Blockwars guys for hosting the map on their server!
     
  2. God.

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    Wonderful!But don't you need to upload the images or just copying the direction is enought?
     
  3. Andyyy

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    Both directions are the same apart from random texture bits such as the paths which are different. I did upload the images, they are just not as thumbnails as well.
     
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    With direction I mean url of the image(usually after uploading it to imgur),my english isn't perfect sadly
     
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    Great map, it looks like a lot of work has been put into it.
     
  6. Andyyy

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    Imgur is optional
     
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    I like the map :)
    I don't play Blockwars often, but I think this map will be really nice to play with different options to go to the other flag.
    About the aesthetics, I really like the shape of the base, though in my opinion the towers look better if the walls are a bit more decorated than just dark oak planks.
    I also like the paths (podzol) to be a bit random (like you did behind the base at the spawnpoint), instead of a pattern (like in the middle). But these two things are just my personal opinion.
    The only negative thing in my opinion is that I don't really see the theme throughout the map. Except the purple platforms that look sort of magical and the enchanter in the base, there isn't really a connection with the theme.

    Still, I like the map and it makes me wants to play Blockwars again :p
     
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    I decided to use a repetitive pattern for bulk of the map as the random paths can only be used a certain amount before being overdone. The squares do add to the theme of the map a small bit and the name magic is only there as I cant think of anything better ( if you can please tell me) and I'm not sure what other magical elements I can incorporate. The theme is a problem so yeh. I'll all more to the towers but I don't want it to feel clustered. Thanks for the comments :D
     
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    Yesssssss. Looks absolutely stunning and I would adore the gameplay on the map! The only thing I'm not a big fan of is the stone roof. But that doesn't take away from the magic it brings <:
     
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    I don't really have good suggestions for expanding / changing the theme, I'm not a map builder :p
    I think you can best ask a Cubecraft builder directly what they would advise about changing / expanding the theme so the map fits the theme.
     
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    @Shallidor I've made a few changes with the help of my friend. Does this look better?

    I think the nether wart also helps with the magic theme.
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    It looks a lot better in my opinion :)
     
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    Yes, I like everything now <:
     
  14. Andyyy

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    Any more changes to the map? I'd love to get this thing accepted so I want it to be the best it can be!!
     
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    This map is a masterpiece! Absolutely nothing to change. We need more blockwars maps and this would be a great one!
     
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    More easter eggs ?
     
  17. Efcluke94

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    Hi the first part of message will be nice the second part not so much....
    Hello so you know a lot more about BW than I ever will, so any kind of gameplay you do will be good. So the kind of paths you have, how kits will interact with that etc. Now the less nice part...

    It looks bizarre... it doesn't look magical. If I was going to disneyland to the magical kingdom, this is like it's ugly stepsister. Why wood and cobble?? TOO BASIC! Use the amazing blocks like quartz and lapiz, and nice magical things... make cool spires sticking out! and idk think of tangled, the big tower than she lives in. That's magic to me, also the movie is awesome. But this is like a big lump wood on some grass.. google 'magical spire', 'magic tower cartoon' that's pretty much what I do to get ideas. I just add cartoon or clipart on the end of a theme then make it my own. Hope that helps
     
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