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  • Territory Control mode - comment thread

    Over the last few days I've been working with izzy to bring this game mode to life. After trying many different prototypes, I think we've found the "true" gameplay of this mode with the "Cat's Eye" map running on aloha now. At this point I think it's ready for more public comment.

    This is how the game mode works(taken from the wiki page I wrote up):

    In this mode the map is "controlled" by placing or removing blocks - so building on new ground is one way to gain territory, but tunneling into enemy territory and destroying their structures can be even better, since it removes control from them at the same time.

    Each x/y coordinate controlled goes towards a "sector" score - each grid area is a sector. Controlling more blocks than the opponent wins the sector. Each sector controlled is worth 1 point per tick(of 30 seconds).

    Scoring only adds the balance of points: If Green and Blue control equal amounts of area, no points are added. If Green controls 1 more territory it gains 1 point per tick.

    CTF gameplay remains active but you can add a high cap limit to discourage it.

    The Cat's Eye map is designed as a sort of offspring of Pinpoint and Hallway; the big central tower plays a major role in providing sniping positions, while the surrounding area is just high enough to allow trench warfare. I've been surprised to see what people are doing with it :)

    Posted 11 years ago

    nice, good work.

    Best Served Chilled
    Posted 11 years ago

    I think griefing is way overpowered. Why building when you can just grief everything and get more points?

    Posted 11 years ago

    1. Clear out tower
    2. Start digging at its foundations
    3. Get teammates to work with you
    4. Earn 9001 points for all 4 center sectors

    @Coldheiser: Griefing alone can not win a point because every block the other team removes also adds to their team's score. Also, open water sectors can not be captured without massive building projects.

    Posted 11 years ago

    I love how if you throw some grenades your feed is full of "you now control x,x at C5" or w/e
    Still, I was expecting greifer heaven, but the game is actually normal. Still, not many people actually play the objectif and put their 50 blocks down when they spawn.

    Posted 11 years ago

    Great gamemode, terrible map.

    Posted 11 years ago

    I thought the game mode should have been something like 1-5 small territories placed in the middle of the map that teams had to fight over.

    SpazDragon1397 (コバルト)
    The Badass Pony
    Posted 11 years ago

    i played this the day before yesterday..its aweosme :D

    Posted 11 years ago

    it's a lot of fun, feels more rewarding than ctf because you experience progress incrementally. makes the gameplay more dynamic because you can gain and lose anything anywhere on the map at any time.

    i think of it as sandbox teamplay because you can be doing whatever you want - building, destroying, tunneling, etc. - and still be helpful to your team even if you're alone in the middle of nowhere. grouping up with a teammate or two can be that much more helpful though!

    kind of reminds me of Risk, conquering and holding that land.

    Posted 11 years ago

    but yes, there should be towers that cant be destroyed that you need a member of your team to be in a certain radius to "own"

    Posted 11 years ago

    Problem is the water squares.

    Resident Griefer
    Posted 11 years ago

    @Triplefox, Im really looking forward to trying this one out!

    Posted 11 years ago

    I made Newfort to play this game mode, check it out, Aloha servers have it running right now :)


    I for one really enjoy the game mode. Had a lot of fun with cats eye too :)

    Stinkious Maximus
    Posted 11 years ago

    I do like this game mode, but maybe taking blocks away for scoring points is not such a good idea, it's a bit too simple and doesn't encourage any sort of team work. but like i said already, i like it. keep up the good work

    Posted 11 years ago
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