Published on NA.
Update April 27, 2011:
Thanks to Mr. Bitter and CatsPajamas for casting Map of the Month #4! Check out their cast of sixjaxdde vs. ROOTDdoRo on Triangle Love Moon.
Update April 10, 2011:
Triangle Love Moon is a Top 5 finalist in Map of the Month #4 and won the "Most Original" award!
True Facts about Triangle Love Moon
- This map is mainly for 1love1, but you can 1v1 here if you have a heart of coal.
- Rupert Holmes's Escape (The Piña Colada Song) has a line: "If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes on the cape..." that is about this map.
- The Tasteless Bot and Artosis Bot circle the map center, forever computing a route to true love.
Triangle Love Moon is 3 player with rotational and mirror symmetry.
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If you cut a 120 degree pie from this map and fold it in half, you'll see each pie piece is mirror symmetric. My intention here is to find a 3-player layout unlike rotational maps where the mains and naturals are pointing clockwise or ccw, such that one player has better harass opportunities. It's not like rotationally symmetric maps can't work, but I want to experiment.
Thanks adso for making me a pretty overview!
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I'm trying something new with the natural. There are two chokes between destructible rocks, each choke is two forcefields wide.
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I'm also experimenting with the terrain deform tool and textures to get a dune feature. Real dunes have a side facing the wind that is smooth, and a side away from the wind where sand trickles down with wavy lines.
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I'm not going for realism here, just a unique feature that could be a fun battleground.
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A lot of people have commented, "you can't use the terrain deform tool, it makes buildings go crazy!" Yes... and no. The terrain in-game morphs flat if you build on it (except floating stuff like pylons which are more likely to be built in the middle areas anyway). Here is a video of building on the dunes, look at the screen and decide if in a real game the morphed terrain would actually distract you; I honestly don't think its a big deal at all.
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main2main: ~155 (probe ~51 sec)
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nat2nat: ~100 (probe ~33 sec)
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Tell me what you think!
and lovablemikey, I hope the name of this map lives up to your standards.