hugo.4705 Posted February 13, 2021 Share Posted February 13, 2021 Let's say, you don't have 3 months, but 5 or 6 months with a team to make a map, what would you do? In term of theme if it is related to a specifix elder dragon, to a local villain just invented? What environnements you don't see a lot and would like to see more? A specific faction? I made that post, because recently I came across several regarding maps: Your favorite one, the one you hate the most...Firstly about the environments:Personally I would like to see more underground map, or a fully underground one. I liked the dwarven ruins and puzzles of thunderhead peak or in bjora. But not overcrowded by foes like the maze nightmare with ton of tunnels that is tangled depths. (at least to me) so a structured clear to understand one. I enjoy wandering around in dredges excavations too. The ones in frostgorge are pretty impressive and amazing, the frozen dredges tunnels with the kodans capture points, the fact it is digging deeply in the ground until even reaching the water leaving and digging far under... wow. If I must cite another location with interesting caverns, would be mount maelstrom. The volcanic caverns with some asura navigationnal chart, staircase and light markers is nice, and the underground network it very straight forward and it is easy to navigate the volcano. Special mention for grottoes of draconic mons, the fluorescent blue vines, mosses, plants and water pools are perfect for stunning screenshot and make the place more fairy.About mechanics, there could be an event of maintaining the energy supply of the map by escorting troops carrying fresh batteries around to each generator. The meta could be times accordingly to time of th day: A time for filling generator, a time of destroyer attacks, a time for exploration of ruins all around the maps to discover relics. About ruins, don't get me wrong, not speaking essentially of dwarven ruins (which can be present, not an issue) but more about underground asuran ruins, in the style of rata pten or the ones found with the skritt cave in the north of mount maelstrom. Essentially pact camps and order ones but scraps camps, like the ones in dragon stand. So all races present. About factions, there could be dwarves, and assault of stone summit ones. Some skritts around.About the factions now:There are really factions I really find underused in this game: Jotuns, Largos, Tengu, Dwarves and Grawls. Really. It is fairly easy to find in core maps, and even in living season ones, Kodans, Skritts, Hyleks, Centaurs, Dredges, Dragon minions, Pirates, Quaggans, Any evil organization....The woodland cascades area is completely unused after 8 years, and the place is perfectly located to place some tengu, jotun and grawls. Even centaur could afford a place here for a map. There is also a proximity with the sea and isle of janthir, so possible link with white mantle. About largos, you have ton of place near the unending ocean, cantha, scavenger causeway, furthour south-east of Orr... For dwarves no thinking, it is underground. There could be a story betwen Tengu being assaulted with grawls, and centaurs harassing the few seraphs around like a reference to core maps.Finally the locations:Not a lot of spots aren't used: Either the north, within the maguma wastes, the delta or woodland cascades. All the east, anything at the right of those two very stressed mounatainous chains of the blood legion homelands/ascalon and POF maps. (that spot seems to have very intense relief and a kind of coast may be cool to explore) There is also that strange blue artifact drawn on the map that look a blue shrine or big crystal drop at extreme right on the same layer as thunderhead peak; very strange artifact because there are details made with the brush on it: Some curves and many square shapes. To end with the unending ocean, through I can get, It can be a kind of challenge to bet on a full underwater map. What about an underwater map that act like a surface map but with water bubbles and effects around you? So basically being underwater but playing like you are on land? Dunno maybe would feel off.Those are just my ideas and two cents, but i like to project myself for post- end of dragon, in a case of a living season 6. I really hope that primordius and jormag don't get butchered and killed rapidly with non sense with chapter 4 of the icebrood saga. Would drive me crazy and suppress ton of cool possibilities of further developments and exploring the depths of Tyria. Happy that grothmar was here to give me a breath of fresh air. I'm very curious about what style of map players are waiting for? Batlegrounds? Peaceful outpost? Coast or beaches? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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