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General Discussion / Re: What makes a good classic trench TDM map?
« on: December 01, 2020, 03:18:32 PM »
tdm maps have lanes, and each lane can & should be tailored to a specific set of playstyles. shotgun lane can benefit from lots of cover and hallways but should be a long and windy walk or sniper lane could just be a much shorter straighter duck hunt esque corridor. if your lane doesn't lead to another lane or directly to the enemy base then you should consider removing it because it'll serve no gameplay advantage other than to consume players' combat time. i could explain using pictures the use of lanes in map design if it helps but it's vry important

your lanes should also communicate the gameplay style they're reinforcing if possible. eg: shoehorning a sniper rifle into a cave is in my opinion poor design. and be prepared to go into the weapon pack's files and do some balancing if you truly want to refine the experience.
Is there a video or something explaining this map design mechanic in more detail? It sounds very interesting.

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I call this one "Can you tell I like Dave Grohl and Josh Homme"

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Drama / Re: An Apology to eveyone.
« on: October 04, 2020, 04:07:02 PM »
lmao
not so much. advising someone to be careful not to catch covid and then turn around and say not to vote for trump (who by the way was very adamant on closing the borders immediately to prevent the spread of such) seems like a complete contradictory to me

You know its funny, years ago when trump first announced he was running I posted about it on this very forum and people laughed at me and trolled me, called me names saying he would never win - but I knew he would from the moment he announced he was going to run. You know why? BECAUSE HE HAS MONEY - AND PLENTY OF IT. It's not loving rocket science, wealth and greed control the world and the flow of information as we know it. Not to mention he is already a popular figure in recent culture from being on TV and such. These aren't elections they are selections - they make you think you have a choice with a two party system but you don't. Was shillary a good running candidate against trump? Hell no! She's old and washed up not to mention has a number of other allegations. If anyone thought for a second she stood a chance then you must also think you are living the american dream. You know, you gotta be asleep to believe it. Now we have creep joe who can't even give a decent speech let alone debate another candidate, what a joke.

ON TOPIC: I remember you Bobi72. You never caused any trouble at my server but if you did at others thats not good. I hope they accept your apology
well uh...except for this guy  :cookieMonster:
I don't normally share political opinions and this thread definitely belongs in either drama or off-topic, but after that abysmal excuse for a presidential debate I do not in any way shape or form understand how anyone could think Trump is anything but a total loving man-child.

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General Discussion / Re: host something already
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:09:17 AM »
u

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General Discussion / Re: Ten years today
« on: June 30, 2020, 12:08:28 AM »
back in my day

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Typically when a good server is up that's when people just show up. the best way to attract players is to take the time to come up with a decent server. If people continue to just host stuff that they can just download and don't take the time to just make something, then I can understand why people don't come on often, there isn't anything new or unique around.
This was my first guess too. Basically all of the standard dedicated servers that were being hosted previously just shut down, and those hosts must not have realized / bothered / figured out how to put those servers back up yet. With no servers being hosted, players log on and see nothing to do, so they leave.

I'm sure once all the regular hosts of content realize what's happened they will figure out how to host their servers again and player counts will be back to normal. Although the new normal is still barely 100 lol..

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Drama / Re: Key Compromise
« on: May 03, 2020, 08:00:59 PM »
Woah what's Baby Driver they didn't have game modes based on hit blockbusters back in my day

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Drama / Re: Key Compromise
« on: May 03, 2020, 07:01:08 PM »
Gonna be honest here, I'm an old man and only tuned in to make sure my key wasn't stolen. Is this case closed? Who is this guy? Why did everyone blame him right away, is he notoriously up to no good or something?

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Drama / Re: Poll Question about hacking
« on: May 03, 2020, 03:08:15 PM »
No one from brickadia thinks blockland is a rip off that would be so ignorant

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Drama / Re: Key Compromise
« on: May 03, 2020, 12:59:43 PM »
Have any more keys leaked or has it kinda stopped at those initial 100?

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General Discussion / Re: your favorite/most remembered servers
« on: December 02, 2019, 05:22:41 PM »
People always tell me they remember my Airboat server haha. It was definitely fun but in hindsight it was definitely an admin abuse server too lol.

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General Discussion / Re: Should I come back to Blockland?
« on: November 14, 2019, 12:42:14 AM »
And for everyone else, try not to take the game for granted, it was the pioneer of sand box building games, with a unique and charming visual and audio style, and an early example of a video game with a modding community. Don't jump ship on a whim. Also, the more you shy players away from returning the dead-er it gets.

So don't rallyabout Blockland being dead if you're still lurking on the forums with a pristrine BL_ID sitting there begging to be used. If everyone in the "Blockland is dead" ship holding an account joined in on a servers right now the game would be booming, but they're too busy fulfilling their own prophecy. It'd be even better if they tried looking into solutions for the problems they complained about, like the in game physics...

Blockland was a huge part of my life for a long time but I think you're giving it way too much credit for "pioneering sand box building games" It has literally not paved the way for anything or had any influence on the genre, and in comparison to other sandbox building games like Roblox and Minecraft, it has barely evolved. I obviously like Blockland way more than Roblox or Minecraft, but if you look at how much those two games have changed compared to when they launched (and in less time, mind you, being that Blockland came before them) it is a ton. Blockland has had some cool features added since day one that really changed the game, but it's hardly even comparable to how much MC and Roblox have evolved. Blockland's biggest and most important changes have come from the players. This game is almost unplayable without the duplicator or fill can. And it is so stale without gamemode mods like Slayer. But what those 3 mods add should just be default features of a building game, and it's honestly kinda ridiculous that they aren't. Blockland is a game that was great in its hayday but never really quite caught on and never really evolved. To call it a pioneer of the genre is ridiculous.

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General Discussion / Re: My worries about Blockland as of now
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:44:30 PM »
there's numpad controls still aka "detached mode", there's point-and-click too (which u can click and hold to drag out and place multiple bricks, using scroll wheel to add spacing), there's orbit mode which ur camera is attached to ur ghost brick while building, and there's a duplicator, resize tool (drag a 1x1 brick into whatever, or any other brick that can be resized)

the duplicator and resize tool use click-and-drag too

so much better
this and every tool has little quality of life features that makes it so much easier to use. You can middle mouse click bricks to start building with that same brick, same with paint tool to quickly select a color. You can hold Ctrl and click bricks with the dupe to expand the selection box to include them in the selection. Building really is fun.

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General Discussion / Re: What happened to Tenzunis Prison escape
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:36:31 AM »
you young timers wondering what happened to Tenzuni's prison escape and I'm still wondering what happened to Pload's prison escape...


ehh... you stinkin. sun ofa... dang nabbit.

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