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Old 5th May 2009, 01:37 PM   #1
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CTF-Stratus Released

Bazzwano has released CTF-Stratus for Unreal Tournament 3. Stuffed with 18300 assets, this one appears to look every bit as visually appealing as his two outstanding remakes for UT3, CTF-Dreary3 and CTF-Safeguard3. A bit about the level in the author's own words:

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I also wanted to create a CTF level with a Unique Z axis feel. I wanted to bring the level alive with allot of moving parts and alot of sounds.

This map has powerups that are on a timer which spawns when the teams flag has been in the base stand 60 seconds, rewarding the team who defends well. Each base is equal. This adds a new dynamic to the way the player would normally play the map. The player can now time the capture, choosing weather or not to risk taking these powerups at the cost of possibly making the flag run harder for the flag carrier. Elevators also indicate the floor level.


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Old 5th May 2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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Congrats on completing it Bazzwano!

Looks sexy, I'll give it a spin tonight.
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Old 5th May 2009, 02:34 PM   #3
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Old 5th May 2009, 03:42 PM   #4
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god I HATE those industrial metallic textures that are used in 90% of ut3 custom maps. Not interested in this map. NEXT
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Old 5th May 2009, 04:28 PM   #5
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god I HATE those industrial metallic textures that are used in 90% of ut3 custom maps. Not interested in this map. NEXT
Me too... Anything more original please...
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Old 5th May 2009, 04:32 PM   #6
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Complaining about the assets...

How about "Thanks for the map. Looks cool, but I'm tired of that theme"?

I hate the internet.
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Old 5th May 2009, 04:36 PM   #7
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god I HATE those industrial metallic textures that are used in 90% of ut3 custom maps. Not interested in this map. NEXT
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Me too... Anything more original please...
I can sense the gratitude for what must've been months of spare time work.
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yo dude the map sux b/c its industrial not egyptian for the 100000th time

Sometimes I just dream about the Internets to have an anti-idiot system, that'd be nice. Bazzwano spent months to make this wonder, so get some balls and try it out.
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Old 5th May 2009, 04:44 PM   #9
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Sure it's a lot of stock content there but I give props to Bazzwano for assembling it the way he did.

UT 3 is like a box of legos the pieces are the same every time you open the box, how you put them together is what counts.

Some people are really talented and have time to make all new content but a lot of people are talented in their own right to morph the shipped content into to new and interesting designs.
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Old 5th May 2009, 06:51 PM   #10
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Me too... Anything more original please...
He's pissed cause again, it's not egyptian.

But hey! maybe this is how egyptian would have looked 2500 years after! or not

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God you must feel manly now, ye..
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Is it just me, or does Buzzwano seem like the Plutonic of UT3? This is looking pretty sweet.
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Old 5th May 2009, 08:27 PM   #12
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Is it just me, or does Buzzwano seem like the Plutonic of UT3? This is looking pretty sweet.
No, UT3's Plutonic is a guy called Plutonic
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Old 5th May 2009, 08:29 PM   #13
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Just wanted to pop in and say what an awesome job on the map

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Old 5th May 2009, 10:48 PM   #14
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Is it just me, or does Buzzwano seem like the Plutonic of UT3? This is looking pretty sweet.
I do know what I like but I have no idea what you mean by that haha.

Thanks for your comments everyone, Im glad you like it.
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god I HATE those industrial metallic textures that are used in 90% of ut3 custom maps. Not interested in this map. NEXT
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Me too... Anything more original please...

Can't someone ban them? No big lost, especially GreatEmertard. Many thanks.

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He's pissed cause again, it's not egyptian.
Or Unreal 2.

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I don't hate the Internet, I hate dumb people.

Bazzwano: Don't listen the trolls. You've done a very nice retail job at this, and you're more likely going to get the money for all the hours and hours spend into it.

Good luck.
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Old 5th May 2009, 10:59 PM   #16
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I'm not going to lie, this looks nice. The layout looks smooth, and apparently these guys don't understand how much work went into it. Good job bazz.

Egyptian themes never really appealed to me in the Unreal universe either.

Sci-fi for the win!
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Old 5th May 2009, 11:21 PM   #17
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Bazzwano: Don't listen the trolls. You've done a very nice retail job at this, and you're more likely going to get the money for all the hours and hours spend into it.

Good luck.
Lol Kantham I love you Avatar hahahaha. Im not worryed, Im happy with my map and many like it, thats all that matters.
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Old 6th May 2009, 05:47 AM   #18
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I vote it for avatar of the month! no doubt
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Old 6th May 2009, 05:51 AM   #19
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I'm not being a troll or bashing his work. I'm just stating the fact that I figured since this game has been out for 2+ years, people would take the time to be more original by now and put more thought into their content. I appreciate things that stand out. Things that gives a user an idea of the artist's creativity and personality from their work. Not something I've seen over and over again. Maybe I overreacted a little or maybe someone can explain to me why this map was front page news when there are tons of other maps that deserve that spot a lot more.

My $0.02

Ban me if you want, doesn't bother me if you feel butt hurt.

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Old 6th May 2009, 05:52 AM   #20
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I like the way you build up the map. Alway near and with direct feedback from the community. You showed your progress of work from the very first beginning. Maybe you can post these steps in a little tutorial in form of a diary?
Of course this theme has been seen 1000 times before but I really like your version. Everythink fits perfect together. It looks like an Epic map or even better. I am looking forward for some more (different themed) maps from you. Maybe WAR or VCTF? Good work!

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This is a a little bit rude, isn't it? If you dont like the map you can post that but with some more respect of his work. Any criticism should be start with some positive aspects and I am sure you will find some. Come on guys, please...
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