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Raid Deathrun Mapping Contest Voting

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Submit your votes for you favourite map(s) from the contest.

 

Entries:

You can vote by leaving a comment with scores out of 5 and a short explanation for the following criteria:

  • Theme
  • Level of detail
  • Uniqueness and variation of traps
  • Map flow

You're allowed to submit scores for as many maps as you'd like (just not your own). Final scores are calculated as averages based on community feedback (+ the bonus points I said you could earn from optimisation and submitting a script error free map).

 

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Theme: .../5

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Level of detail: .../5

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Uniqueness and variation of traps: .../5

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Map flow: .../5
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mp_dr_metal_factory

Theme: 3/5

Pretty standard map theme, but well done. I enjoy the lava and ice contrast within the map, but it has been done before obviously. Still, really well done for a first map.

Level of detail: 4/5

Lighting, end rooms, and overall map design is extremely well done. I can't give you more for detail because it's simply not there, however, I feel like there wasn't much room to detail a map like this in the first place. The 3/5 is mainly because of the nice snow fx in the 2nd room, as well as the nice detail in the hide and seek room, etc. Some room for improvement though (fx particles on fire, maybe some decals, variation in ceiling design and floor design, etc.)


Uniqueness and variation of traps: 3/5

I'll give you some props for being able to activate the traps multiple times and have them do different things, that can really randomize the timing of certain things. (Like the hammers at the end). Most of the traps were pretty standard, but the FX used, and the actual implementation of the traps was well done.


Map flow: 4/5
Map flows really well, the teleport seems a bit choppy at times but that's only if you hit it as someone else has. The only other thing I could say is the small jumps on the platforms after the first corner disrupt your strafing flow as it causes you to slow down, but it doesn't feel warranted, if that makes sense. Other than that, well done.

 

Overall the map is really solid for a first map and I'd like to see more from you.

 

mp_dr_building_escape

Theme: 1/5

Standard theme for a deathrun map. I'd give you more credit for this if it were say, an apartment building and you could easily tell it was an apartment building, but you can't really tell you're even in a building at all.

Level of detail: 1/5

Besides the spawn platforms and a few light models, there's really not much emphasis on detail. However, at the end of the day, you weren't really going for detail in the first place. It's never too late to learn how to detail!

Uniqueness and variation of traps: 2/5

Nothing to see here... Most traps are pretty standard. Nothing revolutionary.

Map flow: 4/5
Huge props for the flow of the map. I enjoy playing the map and I think it flows really well. Always room for improvement, though. Perhaps minimize the use of mantles and ladders in the future.

 

Overall, I think the map is fun and that's all that really matters. If you can nail a theme in your next map and work on detailing, I think you could become a pretty good mapper.

 

mp_dr_petrichor

Theme: 5/5

The theme is really good and I enjoy the different rounds. The inverted round is insane! (even tho i told u how to do it)

Level of detail: 4/5

First area is cool even though its floating, and the black, blue, and orange areas are all really well done.

Uniqueness and variation of traps: 3/5

Traps could be better, lots of moving things and rotating things or things you can't really see at all. (or traps that don't do anything at all lol)

Map flow: 2/5
The map suffers in this category in my opinion. You have a lot of sharp turns, teleports, and weird awkward jumps. There's nothing wrong with this to be honest, but it does hurt the map flow portion of the map.

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I'll just do one for industrial now since it's the only one I've played a bit of. May update with others

 

Theme: 4/5

The theme was done well, and the overall map gives a great feel for going through an abandoned industrial setting that just so happens to have a random minefield. The theme of using a factory/industry itself is a bit over-saturated in deathrun maps, but I believe this map used its name well and created a good theme.


Level of detail: 5/5

Not much to say here, detailing from effects with a secret to building and making the map seem like a real place all made it look pretty nice. The rooms themselves are a bit lacking unless they've been updated since I played it, but the main map itself was great.


Uniqueness and variation of traps: 5/5

Traps were done well, used unique effects and the minefield was done well. 


Map flow: 3/5
Not sure I really like this category since I think of speedrunning, which I'll admit this map isn't the greatest for mainly due to a doorway and some sharp corners. The map has a pretty nice variation throughout it and I think its length is pretty good for the theme. Some cuts such as the bounce one inside the building come off as a bit awkward as-well. 

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Industrial

Theme: 4/5

Theme is very well done, looks like an actual place rather than a deathrun map. It has very nice continuity throughout the map as it keeps it theme really well and is designed nicely to be incorporated into a deathrun theme. Only reason why it's not a 5/5 is because as Pain said, the theme of a factory is quite used in deathrun therefore it doesn't have that uniqueness which would  make it a 5/5 (although, everything else was done perfectly).


Level of detail: 5/5

Definitely top marks, it's detailed very nicely and has nice FX mixed in with the map (especially the minefield) and genuinely looks like an abandoned factory type place and the only downside I can think of is that it reduces your FPS quite a bit, but the way the traps are designed you only need 125 in order to do the traps. Also the weather is very nicely implemented (I believe it's random and selects between rain & lightning to normal?).


Uniqueness and variation of traps: 4/5

The traps were well done however the only reason it's not pushing top marks is because of the uniqueness, the minefield trap is very unique and the FX used is also quite unique however the other traps are quite standard, there's not much you can do about this as mostly everything has been done but props on the minefield trap as that was unique.


Map flow: 3/5

Map flow is the only area this map doesn't really get top marks, mainly due to as what Pain mentioned again, the tight spaces you need to run through and some of the gaps are quite big for some noobie players. Some of the area can be a little bit confusing as well but that's just probably me in the fact that I'm a retard lmao. Except for those the map flows really well and without the bigger gaps and the tight spaces you need to run through it would be pushing a 5/5. Also I've noticed that there's a few skips (intentional I know) however I'm not a big fan of those in deathrun maps because if they're quite difficult for example then they're only going to be done by a select few people.

I really like this map and it's one of the best detailed and themed maps I've seen for a while!

 

Petrichor

Theme: 4/5

The only reason as to why this isn't a 5/5 is due to the name not really tying in with the map and the fact that spawn is quite different to the rest of the map. Except for that everything is very unique and well done.


Level of detail: 5/5

The uniqueness of the map is the detail itself, not to mention the grass & tree shaders make the map look very nice especially in spawn. Very unique.


Uniqueness and variation of traps: 4/5

The uniqueness of traps is very nice, it's something different which is what I believe you tried to accomplish. Very nicely implemented although the traps can be quite confusing at times. Although they are unique and well done some of them are generic and that's why it's not a 5/5.


Map flow: 2/5

This is the only downfall of the map in my opinion, the flow isn't that great as said before it can be quite confusing on where to go and what to do for the traps. However I feel with more help to the jumpers on what traps do (possibly some hints) then the flow would definitely be pushing a 3/5 or 4/5.

I really like the uniqueness of this map and it's one of the most unique deathrun maps I think I've ever seen! Much different to the other maps and that's a very good thing.

 

Building Escape

Theme: 2/5

The theme isn't great as what Synd mentioned, it doesn't really represent much of a building however the reason why this is a 2/5 and not a 1/5 is because of the ending, I like how you've made people finish the map as they come out at an exposed point (much like a car park) and signifies that you've escaped a building. That was well done for me!


Level of detail: 1/5

Unfortunately this needs to be a 1/5 due to the lack of detail within the map, the lightning is quite dark and nearly impossible to see in some places requiring fullbright which takes away the niceness of the lighting in some of the places within the map (such as spawn). I also feel there could have been more detailing done in the rooms as the sniper room exposes the skybox at the bottom as does the bounce room.


Uniqueness and variation of traps: 1/5

Quite standard traps as far as deathrun goes, no FX used from what I can tell although since this is your first time scripting a map (I believe) then it's pretty well done. Would like to see more FX used just for that little bit more variation in traps or something other than non-solid/moving/rotating traps.


Map flow: 3/5

The only reason as to why this isn't a 4/5 or 5/5 is due to the way in which you can skip parts of the map due to the no fall damage. Such as the elevator required to go down isn't necessary as you can just land on the platform regardless. Except for that I think the map flows well overall and is quite fun to complete!

This isn't one of my favourite maps but I do like it, and it certainly does flow well and I did like the theme at the end of the map!

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