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[RELEASED] Manor

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Hey guys!

I'm very early in the development of my map, but I wanted to share something with you as I want to get into the habit of exposing my work more.

de_manor is a bomb defuse level set wine-growing area in France. The level's architecture is inspired by Renaissance Chateaus and manors like the Biltmore Estate. With the design I am trying to create interesting indoor areas that do not feel as clumped as many others.

After the Cobblestone debacle, Lord William decided to buy this manor to relax and have some fine wine. The terrorists however intend to destroy his peace ... and his new manor.

Workshop Link: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1217276839

Here are some first vacuous screenshots:

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Ran into a dead end with awful sightlines and horrible spacing so I started from scratch. I'd rather scrap my work now than desperately trying to make it work in some way. Still able to show some shots of new spaces. I am aiming to have a playable version of this iteration by the end of next week :hurg2:

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Alright boys and girls! I got a spot in tomorrow's playtest. I'd appreciate if you stopped by and left some feedback!

I also prettified B site just a little since it didn't receive a lot of love in the first iteration.

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I think this looks interesting. I miss some good de_chateau, so much I have been thinking of doing a similar map since CSGO came out.

Bit weird the downward arcs, never seen anything like that but need to see how it fits when more detailing is in.

You testing on mapcore servers? I've been totally out the testing since I moved here, my connection is terrible (shared+wifi) but recently was decent enough, I had a couple sessions on DoI, I was thinking of trying CS again.

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1 hour ago, blackdog said:

I think this looks interesting. I miss some good de_chateau, so much I have been thinking of doing a similar map since CSGO came out.

Bit weird the downward arcs, never seen anything like that but need to see how it fits when more detailing is in.

You testing on mapcore servers? I've been totally out the testing since I moved here, my connection is terrible (shared+wifi) but recently was decent enough, I had a couple sessions on DoI, I was thinking of trying CS again.

Thanks for the comments!

The downward arcs are only placeholders since I lack proper tall arches for now. I used them to have a longer straight pillar before the actual arc. I will create custom models for that.

Yes, we are testing on the MapCore server starting at 9pm CEST (1h from now)

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Hey, subscribed the map and had a quick flythrough.

Looks interesting and solid in terms of elevation and routes. I would say that most of the doorways are too tight though, especially the first ones players traverse after spawning.

A-site is definitely too cramped. Also getting there a couple corridors seem to turn around too much, I would want to see couple more decals signposting the way.

Not sure what you planning for B-site but seems a bit too open, there are no props or brushes suggesting where players take cover to defend it.

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3 hours ago, blackdog said:

Hey, subscribed the map and had a quick flythrough.

Looks interesting and solid in terms of elevation and routes. I would say that most of the doorways are too tight though, especially the first ones players traverse after spawning.

A-site is definitely too cramped. Also getting there a couple corridors seem to turn around too much, I would want to see couple more decals signposting the way.

Not sure what you planning for B-site but seems a bit too open, there are no props or brushes suggesting where players take cover to defend it.

Thanks for taking the time to look at the map!

I am still tweaking the routes a little, since they are, as you said, sometimes a little too zigzagging.

The bomb site designs are pretty much intended that way. I wanted to give players two distinctly different choices instead of two very similar ones in order to cover a broader spectrum of playstyles. I might have pushed it a little to far, but I am still tweaking.

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Yeah I totally get the opposite approach/opportunity, not just because the general setting but makes me think of de_chateau that had a site with lots of cover and the other where you would be very exposed for planting; but like you say is a bit pushed, too much especially A-site. I guess B with a crate or two would be fine, while A doesn't seem to give the feeling you can eventually play it by posting outside it.

Of course I might be proven wrong by a play test 

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Update time!

I updated the workshop with the newest verion of de_manor: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=949351174

I also applied for a MapCore Playtest on August 3rd. Would be happy to have you folks join me! Feel free to check out the level and drop some feedback, I'd very much appreciate it!

Here's the current overview:

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Hey! Thanks for the quick run!

I am aware of the angel figure's collision issues but didn't bother for rough playtests yet. Will be fixed for sure!

Thanks for the headpeek find. Gonna fix that too.

I don't really know what's wrong with the radar. Some people raised concerns while it looks fine for me. Might have fucked up with the compression at some point. Will investigate, thanks!

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Just a few weeks to go and I am still procrastinating mapping and texturing my models properly. On the other hand, I was busy forging my very own first textures in Substance Designer

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Still a long way to go. I might not meet the deadline, but I will not opt out and will try to submit a somewhat acceptable map!

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