What do you like most in a Monster Hunt map?

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What do you like most in a Monster Hunt map?

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I've always wondered what peoples' opinions are on what makes a good MH map for them. If this has been asked before, I'm sorry, haven't been around here in a while. :hs:

When I play Monster Hunt, I want something along the lines of a story, basically a REASON to play the map. I hate going into maps where you're just thrown in, told nothing about it, and are expected to just kill monsters. Maps that have tons of respawning monsters for no apparent reason are also somewhat of a pet peeve. Most of all, I definitely do not like when Monster Hunt is turned into "Monster Escape", where you're basically fending for your life in a map. It seems rather counterproductive for what the game is supposed to be.

I do like long maps, though, that take a while to complete, as long as it's not completely ridiculous (e.g. bosses with huge amounts of health). The stories or reasons for trying to beat the map are, in my opinion, what makes or breaks the map for me.

So, what do the other citizens of PMH think? :)

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Of course everyone loves Andromeda, and so do I. It's a map with little to no error, a decent storyline, excellent music. It has a little bit of bt, but nothing the average player can't do. A very solid map.

I'm also fond of Blizz's map TMH-Stargates. A good story, with a huge variation in monster types.

I really like Deadcity 2 for the endless zombie killing, and also postals REMIX of it adding a different style to Deadcity 2.

I keep think of maps that Blizz has made, you should make more Blizz, hint hint. You're very creative with storylines.

Other maps I like: IndianaJones, OpSaveSanta, Dec. 24th, Lands of Napali, Cregor, JurassicPark.

I'm sure there's lots of other good maps, those are just the ones off the top of my head.
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I like monsters in my map, a MH map with no monsters would be very bad : (
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NinjaNali wrote:I like monsters in my map, a MH map with no monsters would be very bad : (
I think everyone would agree on that. :lol:

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Seems to be a very open-ended question with many possibilities, but a storyline does give it some 'purpose' to a map or a series of them. I rather like those 'outdoor' kind of maps rather the 'indoor' types for monsters to proliferate & give options for admins of servers to add in mods that could suite well in that environment.
It does though bring to mind a few other huge maps I once played in Assault that would fit quite well to be used in MH. One in particular is AS-Redemption, but there are some more I'd have have to look at again that would fit well also. I once administered at least 1 server that ran custom Assault maps & added various monsters on it to give a variety to the player(s) on there. I learned quickly what kinds would go where best & other aspects to make it challenging enough to whoever was on.
Hopefully this bit would help guide some map makers to see what others prefer in a MH map. ;)
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Post by xenophagor »

NinjaNali wrote:I like monsters in my map, a MH map with no monsters would be very bad : (
lol Exactly.
But I also like a large variety of weapons! :)

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Post by {MK4}plaugefauther »

i lik the Deadcity-2 REMIX cuz it has a better look and more detailed
events in the game play.

I also lik the GiantBoss-2 map cuz it has a huge level and cool obsticals

The opperation Nali Pali is amazing, i saw it on the top UT gamming servers
and its jus amazing :D

I'm really intrested in attempting to make my own map for PMH cuz i
have some ideas that i want to share, lik have a mission using the space marine skin,
adding in Tactical ops weapons lik an Uzi, AK, 9mm, the like..

but i'm really amazed every time i get on the server at how well made and
skilled the designers are ;)

you guys own at map making lol
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Post by {MK4}HoTTieHoTHoT »

I like the Dead city 2 remix also, about the only Dead city map I like. I don't know what my other maps I like, haven't been on UT in a while, been busy lately. PLus lots of people are just being plain mean to me and I don't even do anything, just minding my own business. I only like few, but really none, so I've been busy lately, so haven't been on lately on the people that do like to talk 2 me and also like me, but yea DC2-remix is favorite map on DC-maps. Don't know the others.
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Post by {MK4}plaugefauther »

I want to make a map! :mad:

My unrealED wont work it keeps saying i need this
file or thing to make it work UGH!
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Im sorry Plauge. :( I wish I could help you there, but Im not that good at that kind of thing, I would get my dad since hes a pro at computers and other stuff.
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