This will be my first bigger post
, since I didnt play JK2 for real in some month and since the release of ffa_bespin2012 and as I started studying
When I'm looking back at the sketch, it looks pretty funny. You can see I realised only a bit of it. That is because my goal wasn't the map that I finally made but just a reorganisation of places. In the end, I simply added stuff here and there and realised the HELL section because I actually wanted to make the map a serverside one..Now my thoughts on this map and a bigger project behind it:
I really would love to make this map a real city map with access to every building. I'd like to place some more nice stuff
, making this map more complex for having rly nice lame battles.
But there are three reasons which won't make me do that:
1. The very small and not open minded people for new maps of the JK2 1.02 community.
However, the map got downloaded 150 times which is pretty awesome. Bespin2012 just wasn't played that much tells me the statistic.
2. There is no one to host this map, there is no server at the moment.
3.Any expanding of more brushes would drop the FPS
except I would work with portals/teleporters to acess the buildings or I would have to cut down the whole map again :/
Also I reached the brush_entity limit
of 256 (brushes with attributes, max is ~ 256). JKA supports 512. Which will force me to delete jumppads and maybe other stuff.
My thoughts on the reasons:
1. I doubt that this very small ffa community
which is also splitted up in Guns in TFJ Bespin_Streets Server and Ownage City FFA people
, I doubt that an extension version of ffa_bespin2012 could make one group or even make both groups join the server. But I don't think this scene is dead. Everyone wants a new map equivalent to bespin.
2. I could get the one back which hosted ffa_bespin2012 a while. The hoster changed it to Minecraft. He said he has a minecraft phase..
3. Too many Brushes and FPS drops is a tiny problem, a bigger problem for an attractive map is the brush_entity limit. I hope Triforce or Nerevar
or anyone find a trick or can hax-edit the jk2mp.exe to break limits
I can make a real nice ffa_Bespin2012 map with anything but at the moment I doubt it makes sense.
If they can raise the entity limit, I'll do it.
If I get really much support, I'll do it.
If tri is giving me something useful or realising a nice mod, I'll probably do it.
Just wanted to type this down. Give feedback
if you got ideas or thoughts on that.