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"Rodent`s Abode" by muffin man1 on 04.07.2008
Rodent`s abode is a rework of Rat's nest works with every gametype. Made by muffin man1 (special thanks to hamster & kamatzu)
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Subject: Rodent's Abode |200+ DLs|5/5|Youtube vid & pics inside!

Video of Rodent's Abode
Posted by: Cockburnicus
You missed the point like Vader missed the banshee, your whole argument is covered in bees.
Stop sending me group invites -blam!-s!


Here's a link to the video.

Here's a link to the slide-show.

Special feature on


This map was made quite a while ago and I use it in custom games all the time. The reason why I have waited months before publishing is because I have tweaked this map so that it plays perfectly. I've had lots of positive feedback about this map.

How it plays.

The map is not a novelty map, it has been designed for fun gameplay (I don't know if it works competitively, I play for fun and make maps based on fun). There are a few tricks to it what with some hidden weapons (although once everyone you play with knows where they are the game gets a lot more interesting).

Of course the tank in the middle plays a big part in the game. Anyone who has the tank can pretty much dominate the outer circuit for a short time. Since there so many heavy weapons, vehicles and equipment on the map a tank can get you at least 4 kills before you're taken out.

Note: A certain person who played the map brought to my attention that there is actually a beam rifle on the map, I did not put this here and wasn't aware of its location, because I don't want to re-upload the map and lose all my ratings I have decided to leave it there. Some feedback I got was complaints that there weren't any long range weapons.

It's location is on top of the door behind the turret and opposite the trip mine.

Set up

Each base starts with a power drainer, two mongoose, a chopper and a Gauss Warthog. Each base has a symetrical layout with a needler, plasma rifle and mauler on each side and two battle Rifles. Each base has the upper and lower areas covered with shield doors so nobody can camp the base with a vehicle (the door with the coloured hallway on each is base is not shielded). To be honest there is that much to this map it would take forever to explain it all.

Recommended Gametypes

Capture the Flag
King of the Hill

Recommended players

8 - 12

Usually the less you have the worse the gamestyle is as there are too many weapons per player, make sure you have 8 minimum before playing. Any more than 12 can work but it is a small map and can become overcrowded.

Xbox 360 Fanboy
Made for almost any gametype, the map called Rodent's Abode is as fun as it is dangerous. And by that we mean lots.
That looks like way more fun than default Rat's Nest... I'll have to download it.


Hamster at Dawn for giving me a hand now and then and generally being a good muse. (I really get the creative juices flowing when I talk to him)

Kamatzu for making an awesome video, too bad WMM wasn't as awesome as he is. for featuring this map in their community content section. I really appreciate the kind words they wrote.

Everyone who gave me positive feedback on the map.

Any future downloaders.

[Edited on 05.08.2008 11:15 AM PDT]

  • 04.11.2008 12:15 PM PDT
Subject: Rodent's Abode a reimagination of Rat's Nest VIDEO & sl...
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I remember playing this map.

It was a lot of fun, I'm downloading this.

  • 04.11.2008 1:18 PM PDT



Cool map! 5/5

  • 04.11.2008 2:07 PM PDT
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Awesome map I played it with the creator and it was a load of fun

  • 04.11.2008 4:28 PM PDT


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