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"Vantage Point" by JSlayer7 on 10.12.2008
This urban construct is a reminder of the bloody Human-Covenant War...proceed cautiously. Team SWAT gametypes. «JSlayer7»
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VANTAGE POINT
A Map Presented By JSlayer7

This urban construct is a reminder of the bloody Human-Covenant War...proceed cautiously...

Compatible Gametypes:All gametypes (except Infection)
# of Players:8-16 Players

Description: Hey bungie.net users. What's going on? How have you been? This is the 4th map that I have posted here. It is an urban SWAT tactical map that features two opposing militant bases and a wartorn battleground. I have spent a huge amount of time on this map, and over time, it became the most frustrating map to build because of a number of reasons. Firstly, there are about 55 geomerged objects. That alone, along with the fact that this was my first map to use geomerging, made it especially difficult. Secondly, there were many things I had to redo, because even though I used a budget-glitched canvas, I actually hit an item limit. Apparently, after 200 or so placed objects, you have delete an object for every new object you want to put down. Nonetheless, Vantage Point is finally done.

Technically, the map is an asymmetrical map, but plays well with a variety of different gametypes. The defender's base stretches across Foundry's entire width, and spawns for this base are both default Foundry spawns (in the corners of the map). This base, because of its role in asymmetrical games, has a ton of bunkers and secret hiding spots. It's main feature is the giant tunnel / walkway in its center. One of my friends coined it the term "Armadillo", so that is what I'm going to refer to it as. :D

DEFENDERS' PANORAMA

The attacker's base is a lot more open, but also stretches across Foundry's width as well. Because of how open it is, I put a lot of the battleground items favoring the attackers in tight situations, making it much more balanced in both types of games. The main feature of the attacker's base is a gate that opens by shooting one of the two fusion coil "buttons". You could compare this to the gate in High Ground because it is a gate that once opened cannot be shut. It plays a big role in objective games, especially two-sided assault and CTF, yet is also helpful in situations where the attackers need immediate access to the battleground.

ATTACKERS' PANORAMA

As already said, the battleground somewhat favors the attackers, but is technically neutral.

Gameplay: This section is very important to understand. Something odd, yet unique that you may find about Vantage Point is that I made for very specified gametypes that aren't typically played. The map itself is designed around Team SWAT gametypes, but also plays amazingly well with Shotty Snipers games and Fiesta games (even objective ones with these settings). At the bottom of the page, I have links to my personal favorite gametypes played with the map, which will link you to my file share for download.


Team Swat Games:
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO DOWNLOAD MY CUSTOMIZED SWAT GAMETYPES, AND WANT TO PLAY WITH SWAT GAMETYPES, USE THESE SETTINGS:
*Primary Weapon: Battle Rifle
*Secondary Weapon: Magnum
*150% Damage resistance
*No shields
*Motion tracker off
*Weapons ON OR OFF Map (personal preference here)
*Map Default Grenades
*Limited Ammunition

Shotty Snipers Games:
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH SHOTTY SNIPERS GAMETYPES, USE THESE SETTINGS:
*Primary Weapon: Sniper Rifle
*Secondary Weapon: Shotgun
*No Weapons on Map
*Map Default Grenades
*Motion Tracker can go either way (I like it off here)
*Unlimited Ammunition

Team Fiesta Games:
IF YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH TEAM FIESTA GAMETYPES, USE THESE SETTINGS:
*Primary Weapon: Random
*Secondary Weapon: Random
*Weapons ON Map
*Map Default Grenades
*Motion Tracker can go either way (I like it on here)
*Limited Ammunition

Pictures:
The Battleground
Defenders' Base 1
Defender's Base 2 (NOTE: The door in this picture teleports you to the top of the box it is interlocking into)
Within the Tunnel
Attackers' Base
Opening the Gate 1
Opening the Gate 2
Opening the Gate 3
Let's Go!
The Flag Keeper
Enemy Lines
In-Game View

Here is What ForgeHub Thinks...:
"I played Team SWAT on this map the other day with a party of 8 people. Not only is the map itself fantastic and visually appealing, but the gameplay is equally fantastic. The bases themselves are flawlessly interlocked and simply amazing; the bunker-like windows provide both cover and shooting space which is great for SWAT. The large area between the two bases is also littered with very useful cover which makes for some interesting and tactical battles."
-elitemastersam
"This is the Sweetest -blam!- slayer map EVA, The aesthetics will blow your mind to shreds. This is a feature worthy map, if you don't believe me try it yourself. Awesome work jslayer! The INTERLOX IS PERFECTIONZZ."
-StreetSoccer12
"This map is amazing. Honestly. I was bewildered by how many little slots I could poke my br through in a variety of places. Perfect amount of cover and great aesthetics. Had a great game of 4v4 swat."
-Pizza Truck
"wow i really love this map. The aesthetics have given me a forgegasm. And gameplay looks awesome. And the cover looks very well placed. Doesnt look like there will be many spawn kills so im gonna download this map. As a side note the panoramic pictures are very sweet. I think you might have a feature here"
-Stealth the One


OTHER IMPORTANT DOWNLOADS:
Download "Sharpshooters" - (Team Slayer)
Download "Vantage Ball" - (Oddball)
Download "Stronghold" - (King of the Hill)
Download "Intel Capture" - (Multi-Flag)
Download "Sabotage" - (One-Bomb)

[Edited on 12.20.2008 5:01 PM PST]

  • 10.12.2008 5:45 PM PDT
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AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH AHAHAHAHA

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  • 10.12.2008 6:02 PM PDT

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Really awesome map. Is this posted on any other sites?

  • 10.15.2008 7:05 PM PDT

PROJECT F.O.K.S.
Forever Our Knights Stand

how can THIS lose speed?!?!!?!?!?!?!?!??! sweet map High 5/5! d'l'ed

Hey! Check out my Halo 3 Marketplace Map!
Symmetrical and set up for all gametypes.
http://www.bungie.net/Forums/posts.aspx?postID=26191270

  • 10.16.2008 12:36 PM PDT

Hey, come check out BungieHQ.com

Super awesome map!!!

  • 10.18.2008 4:03 PM PDT

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