a rascal cat writes:
Just what we all need. More JoeSki. We need more comm chatter, too. We're back from break and starting to get this engine back up to speed.
"This week I will be featuring Exalted by JoeSki73. Exalted is an asymmetrical medium sized map constructed over the waters bordering Paradiso. Exalted plays brilliant with 12 players, and is set up for all Slayer and Team Slayer variants, Capture the Flag, Stockpile, and Headhunter.
Aesthetics-wise, Exalted is stunningly designed and built to please the eye. Several decorative pieces, and blocks have been transformed into a masterpiece that not only looks brilliant, but plays wonderfully as well.
The middle of the map is rather open, but on either side you will find two opposing buildings for which much close-quarter combat takes place. On one side you have a large building, resembling a Church, and most of the combat here either takes place throughout the bottom level of the Church at close-quarters, or across the top from a distance.
Across from the Church you will find another base with two floors. In the lower part of that building you will find a long pathway that will take you in two directions - one path will take you towards the building on the left side, and the other will take you to the building on the right side.
I think I've done my fair share of talking for now, so I'll let JoeSki explain the map a little more for all of you in our interview. Thank you.
Q. Who are you and why do you Forge?
A. I am JoeSki73 and I forge because I friggin' love it. Conceptualizing and building spaces that we can play in is unparalleled fun.
Q. What was your inspiration for Exalted?
A. I don't think I really nailed down the inspiration until I dove into building this map. I knew I wanted certain functionality is some of the buildings and I wanted to focus on using some of the forge pieces in different ways than you typically see. Toying around with some of the aesthetics I stumbled onto what inspired the church steeple and so the small town / city center type theme was born.
Q. What made you choose the location you did?
A. I actually started construction in the Coliseum and early in the process decided it would be better suited out in the open with the opportunity to fall off the map to your death in certain areas.
Q. Did you employ any unusual Forge techniques in making Exalted?
A. Nah, pretty straight forward, standard stuff.
Q. Anything else people should know before they download?
A. Thanks to everyone in The WorkPLace and The T00L B0X. I appreciate all the support!
Thanks to The WorkPLace and The T00L B0X groups for all the help throughout the process!
Thank you, JoeSki, for answering my questions, and for building this remarkable map for all of us to enjoy!
Map Link: Exalted
Map Fly Through: Exalted Render Film Fly Through
Map Overview: Exalted Overview