"MAPS T00 L33T 4 L4DD3R PLAY"
September 15, 2004|
Well, I downloaded the pre-release of the map editor and messed around with
it a bit. IT's completely different than any Tribes map editor that has come
before it. Granted, it appears to be significantly more powerful, but also
less intuitive, more complex, and with a steeper learning curve. The beauty of
the Tribes1 and Tribes2 map editors was the fact that once you learned a few of
the nuances of how the mapping worked, you could hack out a decent map in a few hours.
It allowed you to focus more on the gameplay decisions and less on texturing, lighting,
etc. Granted, if your goal was to make a completely custom client-side map, with
custom prefabs and new objects, I'm sure the complexity would rise accordingly.
Since I have always been a much more casual mapper, I'm not sure if I have the time
and motivation to learn the new mapping tools. I'm not saying I won't; just that I
can't promise anything at this moment. It's possible I may turn my creative endeavors
towards a differnt aspect of the game, perhaps skinning. We'll see. :)
September 14, 2004|
Welcome to my new Tribes-Vengeance section! I had many doubts about whether
TV would be any good and whether I'd be interested in playing it. Well, now
that I'm messing with the open-beta version, I have to say it's a lot of fun.
I'm going to miss the shrike, but I have to also accept the fact that my days
as a flying ace might be over anyway, since Planetside has ruined my shrike
skill (the Reaver was very different, but clearly similar enough to confuse
I can't say whether or not I'll be doing more mapping for sure, but if the
editor is decent and flexible, I'm sure I will. Stay tuned!
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