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LLLLLLLLLove it.

As of now, this is my favorite Madfox’ map - along with that one certain sailing-related map from his Abandon pack.

Probably, the best place to start an acquaintance with Madfox’ maps in general, as well.

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Not a terrible map, but it feels amateurish. There is a lot of little issues like Z-fighting. And really it doesn’t feel like a Greek city, it feels like a medieval or even Victorian city with a few Greek-esque elements. Like since when did ancient Greece have street lamps. Anyways, the real problem is the amount of awkward and unfun fights. The worst is the circular multi-floor area around the water that’s repopulated multiple times. The way it’s built forces you into poking in and out of its entrances to take potshots, which is tedious and unfun. This would’ve been somewhat improved if you got at least one explosive weapon. But neither the grenade or rocket launcher is found in this level (unless in a secret I missed). Which, in such a big map full of enemies, is really a shame.

To whirlstr:
If I am not mistaken, both of the explosive weapons are located on the street-with-the-canal depicted on the screenshot above. Grenade launcher is in one of the buildings, while the rocket launcher hides in a secret.
Also, to give you some, probably unneeded, context. This is pretty much the epilogue to the Abandon userlevel campaign by the same mapper - and this level is made in a very similar mapping style and with a MUCH higher level of visual polish, when compared to those maps. That’s not to say that looking better than Abandon maps automatically make this level’s visuals God-tier (although it does have its moments), and more to say that after trying Abandon, it just becomes apparent that this mapper’s main strengths lie COMPLETELY to the side of creating awesome eye-candy (although some of the Abandon maps also do have some very occasional visual moments), and the stuff you describe at the beginning of your post, stops to even register due to a critical overload by all the instances of “WHO MAPS LIKE THAT JEEZEZ” (to Madfox: don’t worry, I am being ironic there; I love your maps, keep doing what you are doing).
Finally, this is not nearly the most punishing of this mapper’s maps (Phantom Folly, for example, I thought, was way more - impenetrable, I guess?), and all of them heavily promote cheesing anyway.
All of that is absolutely not to say that you aren’t entitled to voice your own opinions, you are - and more to make it apparent, that what we are discussing is just a heavily unconventional thing that marches to its own beat, and, well, that’s it. It is what it is.

“stops to even register due to a critical overload by all the instances”

Ah, my maps aren’t your only concern.
Registering also takes a lot of judgement.

If I understood what you just said correctly, that is exactly the whole point of Flying Dutchman to me. If you decide to find ugliness, unfairness, unpleasantness in what surrounds you at any given moment, you’ll manage to register everything aforementioned no problem. If you decide to find wonder, beauty and goodness, even in small things, chances are, there will be something, anything, that will manage to catch your eye as being exactly that. Discerning goodness and beauty around you, however, gives you hints as to how to gradually change your life, your current circumstances, so that to slowly arrive at the position where there will be more pleasant things around you, than there were before. It gives you something to look for, to move forward to. While discerning bad things, and using what you saw in order to plan your further course, will just make you run in circles, from one sort of badness to another with nothing satisfying you since you don’t even try to look for something to be satisfied with. At least, that’s what I kind of registered from Flying Dutchman. Reality around you is, at any given moment, simply what it is, but it very much depends on you, as to what will catch your eye in said reality.

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Unregistered user “Guest” posted:

Its just that everywhere you pass people abound. And there is no silence ever… What a fucking lunacy. Can’t converse - survive on your own.


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