a rascal cat writes:
I'll be back.
It's February, and as the months go on more maps are being made. This week I will be presenting to you another one of my personal favorites, Reactor 9 by Swayz (The Swayzinator). The only thing I got out of this map is how utterly amazing it was, but Mr. Swayz did a much better job at explaining it's awesomeness. Enjoy! ;)
Q. Who are you and why do you Forge?
A. I go by Swayz, Brannagin, Law, or any variation of my username and my gamertag. I forge because I enjoy creating new maps. It sparks my creativity and I find it spices up Halo to play on new and different types of maps/gametypes. Plus, it's quite fun to just mess around in forge when you have no one to play with :)
Q. What was your inspiration for Reactor 9?
A. It was the round stairwell pieces. I was playing on someones map who had utilized them in the corner of their map as a sort of aesthetic feature. I thought that they would make a cool playable area so I started messing around in forge and I came up with the defenders base for Reactor 9. From there, I just kept building.
Q. What made you choose the location you did?
A. I chose the location because once I figured out how I wanted the defenders base to look, it was a no brainer to make it into a dam structure. It had natural walls to keep everyone in the playable area and I'm not familiar with many maps that have utilized this play area yet.I don't think I could not have built this anywhere else and gotten the same results.
Q. Did you employ any unusual Forge techniques in making Reactor 9?
A. Not really. Forge in Reach is a lot easier to use than it was in Halo 3 and there aren't a lot of unusual forge techniques that need to be used to make a map anymore. Anything you want to do with an object is pretty straight forward. Whether it's merging or getting a very specific angle. This map was pretty straight forward, although I think I used the round stairwells rather creatively :)
Q. Anything else people should know before they download?
A. This map is only set up for CTF, Assault, and Team Slayer gametypes. If you play Team Slayer, the blue team has a clear advantage on the weapons. You've been warned. If you want the most out of this map, play 1-Bomb or 1-Flag. I feel like 1-flag and 1-bomb are very neglected and underrated gametypes, so I built this map with those two gametypes in mind.
I'd also like to give a shout out to The Workplace and The T00L B0X for testing this map and giving me a lot of valuable feedback. Thanks guys (and gals)!! I hope everyone enjoys it!
Thank you for your time, Swayz! Note the community: Please feel free to download the map file below, and enjoy!
Map Fly Through: Fly Though
Map Link: Reactor 9