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Body of DOOM
Deathmatch Theory - To have a good or great 1on1 map, it needs to be different from free for all or clan style maps. First off, you need it to be a decent size. Too big and matches become long and boring. Too small and it loses any strategy. Then it needs proper weapon placement and good map flow to go along with the overall design. When you add all these up, you normally have a decent 1on1 map. With Body Of DOOM, it has all of these components.
General Design - Body of DOOM has two main levels plus, an upper level. Located on the top level are the Plasma gun, Rocket Launcher and Yellow Armor. In the main courtyard area, there is a Shotgun and Grenade Launcher. On the lower level, you'll find a Lightning gun and the Red Armor. Scattered along the way are lots of 5 point health orbs and armor shards. There won't be any hiding on this level.
Weapons - RL, LG, GL, PG and Shotgun
Map Flow - Each main area has lots of room for battles. Because of the way the weapons are placed and the open areas, the map forces people to fight on all levels of the map but doesn't leave them without an escape route when needed. There are three ways to get to the lower level from the main level and vise-versa. There are also three ways to get from the main level up to the RL level without rocket jumping. The map is designed so that it won't be dominated when two skilled players are dueling. However, a player needs to be smart to avoid a beating at the hands of a talented opponent.
Control - Gameplay focuses on the RL and the LG, due to the architecture. However, the PG, and GL will play a major part in the strategy of the map. With the LG and the RA being on the lower level, you are forced to cover the map if you want to gain complete control. As with all maps, people will try to control certain areas but, this will be difficult to do on this type of map.
Author's Comments - I spoke with Cold after the map was completed and asked a few questions about the map.
What were your original intentions while designing this map?
What suggestions did your playtesters make?
Did you originally set out to make a 1on1 map or did that idea come later?
Lots of mappers have tried to make a decent 1on1 map. Upon looking at them, they're only ffa maps. What makes this map different?
What pleased you the most about the final version of the map?
As I've always said, in Deathmatch games, "Gameplay is everything". This map has what it takes to have some great gameplay. Even a few notable map makers liked the grate by the RL which you can shoot through. This map should cause some very exciting 1on1 matches. If you would like to provide direct feedback to please feel free to do so.
I have added a couple of demos so you can get an idea of what the map and gameplay are like. Enjoy!
Demo 1 - 876k
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