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Pyramids: A review

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:27 pm
by Grumbler
Pyramids by Cedric is presently being hosted. I suggest taking a long look at this map. And get a guide if you have a chance.

IMHO, this map would make an excellent Rabbit Run map. It does have some possible camper problems, because of several of the tight transporters, and wide open spaces. After playing for an hour or so last night, I did not notice a dominating camper. This is probably becase the map is very, very large/tall, and transporters are within easy reach. Stealth tanks will rule this map, with its multiple rooms, hiding spots, and just overall size.

This was a nice change in symmetrical map making, adding asymmentrical interiors, without losing the overal effect. It also carries the pyramid theme out very well, with hidden chambers and various crypts.

Congrats to Cedric.

I give this map a 4.5 out of 5 on the KOBA scale.

Other ratings:
Madcity: 3.5
Razzberry World: 3.75
Castle: 3.0

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:30 pm
by Legolas
ya,I like that one. Very complex.

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2003 10:48 pm
by Spaceman Spiff
There was a similar map a few months ago.... I have forgotten what it was called. But it had a lot of those hollow pyramids up in the air... pretty awesome stuph. :)

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:12 am
by SGI
Hi Koba...
first welcome to BzFlag Centrum :lol-old: :lol-old: :lol-old:
And second ...great description of the map.......are you a reporter :?:

If someone want to check server port 8000

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:16 am
by Grumbler
I am partial to the complex maps. Hence, each player should adjust his/her tastes to the KOBA scale. :)

I have attributed this map to Cedric, but if there is another author, he/she should get credit. There was a lot of work here.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 2:31 am
by Spaceman Spiff
May I suggest that you should go over to turkey.moongroup and check out the map there? :angel:

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:12 pm
by Grumbler
I have gone there. What is the map name? I have also read in the back posts, that you have another "better" map on the launching pad" I would like to see that one as well, if possible.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 3:38 pm
by Legolas
LOL,Canyon rox. You see,Spiff made it.

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:01 pm
by SGI
I think cant see the nex Spiff's map.
Probably is running for the next maps competion

Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2003 5:25 pm
by Spaceman Spiff
Well... your desire to see the map has given me some inspiration to continue working on it. Hehehe. I'll toss a copy up on the board once I've finished it. :D

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 2:13 pm
by SGI
The map is like "The secret of the Pharaon"
I Think with more space outside the pyramid (no in the ground floor) will be good..the people can fight outside up and down with tps(now there isnt a lot space to jump)
more chambers "secret" to find your enemy in different levels....the only problem i can see ..........yuo need spend time a lot time to find the treasure.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 3:32 pm
by Spaceman Spiff
Hehe SGI. :) I've also noticed that the "steps" up the sides of the pyramid are rather steep. Sometimes they're tough to jump when you're in a hurry. :(

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:02 pm
by SGI
But if you have enough space can fight in the steps too.

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 4:47 pm
by Grumbler
I thought of the steps as ST drop down points. They are steep, and if the map were to be improved this along with the "one way up" issue should be looked at.

Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2003 10:07 pm
by Burned Account -CNG-
ive been talking to cedric and we decided we need about 2 or 3 more admins for the map. anyone up for it? i was going to ask Capn but i havent seen so much lately. :(

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:03 am
by Legolas
I'm up for being one. What are the policies?

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 1:05 am
by EvilChickenNugget
I'd be glad to help out. I play mostly late at night (after 3am eastern time) and there is usually a lack of admins on most servers at that time.

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 3:09 am
by Burned Account -CNG-
3 am est wow u lucky SOB.

legolas im not sure u r old enough to be an admin but since i know u i will give ya the chance.

if u caught someone cheatin first find their ip (/playerlist) then kick them later send me the ip and if they cheated before Iwill ban them. if they come back and cheat more then ya can ban them.

if they have a mouth like myself give them about 3 chances then kick them if they come back and continue to swear ban them.(send me the ip for players u ban)please dont consider words like dam,crap,hell,exceptional or words bleeped out like F***.

list of admins i know so far are
davisnow, Cedric, blast, oman, Carnage, and maybe some others.

PS. big big big problem i better tell u know, dave, and cedric do cheat on the server, but for the moment i got them to stop.
so i dont think u should ban them. and if they do continue to cheat do a /superkill that ushually stops them.

so with my PS i mind would u still consider becommin admins?

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 3:37 am
by EvilChickenNugget
I'll still do it. I love the map and want to play on it more, but there are usually a bunch of *********** or laggers (400+) on.

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:20 pm
by Legolas
Alright,sounds good to me,but the swears that aren't counted as one. So I should right down the ip when I kick someone then send you it?

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:37 pm
by Legolas
Oh,about the age,Oman is 10 years old,so I'd think I'd be old enough.

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 5:51 pm
by Merry
Would I be able to be one? Just wondering.

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:48 pm
by Burned Account -CNG-
cedric made oman an admin not myself.

for swears leg, these words dont count dam,crap,hell,exceptional or words bleeped out like F***.

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2003 9:51 pm
by SGI
You can change exceptional with shot.........less smell

Posted: Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:19 am
by Burned Account -CNG-
ok ECN ur in cedric liked that u play at 3 est so i got u in.

legolas legolas legolas i spent 5 minutes fighting with cedric and finally he gave in (HeHe).

unfortunally these positions are Temporally because of a certain admin saying "i wont be admin unless there r 3 of them" but oh well not to many people like him. :(
im sure i can argue with cedric to let u 2 admin for along time.

unfortunally merry the admin possitions have been filled, i wuold try to get u in but i was going out on a lim trying to get legolas to be admin and i dont think i can go any further.

i will give u the password next time i see u on Bzflag. if not ill send u a pm in a few days.