Bringing great ideas to life.
returns for round two of their community spotlight. This time out, they're exploring their custom map variant, Sanction
. Check out what it took to get it constructed and then jump over to Bungie Favorites to see the rest of their week two selections.
Q. Where did the idea for Sanction come from?
A. Construct! We started off with the idea of re-creating the top portion of Construct with the sword area, lobby, and two side rooms. We thought this would turn out to be a pretty interesting, small CTF & Team Slayer map.
Q. How long did it take to recreate?
A. Once we really got down to business, the general layout that we wanted was done in just under two days. We spent a few more days fine tuning the map through community play tests and fixing exploitable spots where you could jump outside of the bases. Good times.
Q. What aspect took you the longest to get just right?
A. Finding a layout that worked and yet was still fun to play on. Our original “finished” version was, quite frankly, terrible. The map had almost zero cover and during an initial match immediately turned into a “run into the middle and throw as many grenades as possible”. After this, we realized the map needed more, so we decided to split the middle and add tunnels under the bases. Surprisingly, everything fit perfectly and worked really well together. We hope the community thinks so as well!
Q. How could Forge be improved?
A. As I’m sure it’s been said before, we’d all love to see some sort of terrain editor. Adding trees, rocks, and everything of that sort would be amazing! It would be also awesome to include decorative type props to spruce the maps up a bit and give them more of a professional feel. It could be little things, such as: adding in power grids, generators, or even throwing in some random cables that we can strew along the ground. Also, adding something along the lines of environmental effects such as rain, snow etc.
Above all, Forge was a great addition to Halo 3 and has given the community, ourselves included, a chance to build upon our great ideas and bring them to life.
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