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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #30 on: 31-01-2011, 13:01:34 »
Actually, Aberdeen is one of my favorites map in FH2. Aberdeen and Bardia: <3

Woaw, realy ?  :o

I don't even see why we are discussing this map. The work involved is so big we could have a complete other desert map instead ...

Changing flags and OOB is probably a 1 or 2 day job.  Maybe a little more depending on the mappers experience.  If you destroy the entire map, then sure.  But we have a crappy map that could be better with a better layout.  The devteam is onto Bulge/Russia.  They should work there, it's exciting.  But the community could help the mod get better with this map.  It could be more productive than spending hundreds of hours on a custom map that won't ever see more than 4 people playing it at once.

I think the current layout stinks because it plays like a Dods map, just in tanks.  Two sides rush at eachother, and whoever is stronger pins the enemy down into their mainbase.  There is really only 2 options on the map, left or right (or pipercub).  In the accessible playing area, you can almost see from side to side, so there isn't a choice other than run forward and shoot things.  That is why it seems unbalanced.  If one side has one tank that is stronger, then they win.

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The towns and villages in this desolate map seems pretty pointless IMO. It has every infantry equipment, but totally useless for tanks to actually visit if it wasn't for capping flags. We could just waited outside and storm the shit out of careless tankers trying to cap the flag.

Thats why I look at it and think it should be a pure tank battle.  Skip the infantry except for Arty duty.  Large flag zones, that tanks manuever to capture.  Lots and lots of tanks to jump in and join the fight.  More tanks spawning near forward flag zones to reenforce the area if your team has that flag.

So is there anyone so far with mapping skills that would be willing to try and make FH2 better?

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #31 on: 31-01-2011, 17:01:46 »
I'd be willing to experiment with the map...


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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #32 on: 31-01-2011, 17:01:46 »
Could you also fix the lakes, the mountains, the roads and the villages? None of those should be there. This is in the middle of the African desert, not somewhere in Afghanistan or whatever the hell it looks like.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #33 on: 31-01-2011, 17:01:59 »
If you honestly want to rescue this map, make it tunisia and put in the americans.  Otherwise, a good operation aberdeen map would have to start from scratch due to the terrain.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #34 on: 31-01-2011, 18:01:03 »
Meh, I could start one from scratch...

I think i might need the FH2 editor files again though. BF2editor crashes when I load FH2 as the mod.


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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #35 on: 31-01-2011, 18:01:52 »
Okay I am a bit confused....(Correct me)

Okay, Gazala




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'The Cauldron' supposed Operation Aberdeen.
It look as it took place around Sidi Muftah.


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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #36 on: 31-01-2011, 19:01:25 »
Indeed. 21st Panzer Division used Sidi Muftah as a staging ground and the british troops tried to reach Sidi Muftah. North of Muftah was the flanking 88 positions of Bir El Scerab. Once the 88's wiped out british tanks, the 21st Panzer Division charged against the remaining survivors from Sidi Muftah directly. British conducted their attacks from Knightsbridge. Notice Bir El Harmat, the small settlement I've mentioned before.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #37 on: 31-01-2011, 19:01:57 »

Okay found a better map.
Thanks Flippy, I am less confused.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #38 on: 31-01-2011, 19:01:23 »
why did aberdeen was made with such an arbitrary desing? =<

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #39 on: 31-01-2011, 19:01:20 »
Who wants to go old school?


Nope.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #40 on: 31-01-2011, 19:01:45 »
why did aberdeen was made with such an arbitrary desing? =<

IIRC it as a test map and got added so there was one more map in the first release. It was actually one of the first fh2 maps ever made.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #41 on: 31-01-2011, 20:01:35 »
why did aberdeen was made with such an arbitrary desing? =<

IIRC it as a test map and got added so there was one more map in the first release. It was actually one of the first fh2 maps ever made.
While this is true, it is largely due to the fact that some mappers care very little about the authenticity of their maps and are more than happy when players can simply enjoy its gameplay.

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #42 on: 31-01-2011, 20:01:05 »
Who wants to go old school?


Nope.
Aberdeen in FH1 was always a german victory. I so remebered and Hated that map well


SO in FH3, aberdeen becomes Italian biased. All in favor?

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #43 on: 31-01-2011, 20:01:38 »
why did aberdeen was made with such an arbitrary desing? =<

IIRC it as a test map and got added so there was one more map in the first release. It was actually one of the first fh2 maps ever made.
While this is true, it is largely due to the fact that some mappers care very little about the authenticity of their maps and are more than happy when players can simply enjoy its gameplay.

Unfortunetly, people don't enjoy the gameplay of Aberdeen.  :-\

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Re: Giving Aberdeen some love
« Reply #44 on: 31-01-2011, 20:01:48 »
Actually, Aberdeen is one of my favorites map in FH2. Aberdeen and Bardia: <3

Woaw, realy ?  :o

I don't even see why we are discussing this map. The work involved is so big we could have a complete other desert map instead ...

Yes it was awesome.

And it has great Potential tho. If you dont want to discuss it, ignore this thread then :/