I hope I can do a map I made in sketchup for your blog. It’s from memory. I took some stylistic liberties where my beginner sketchup skills failed me. It’s Warlock from Halo 2, my favorite Halo game. This isn’t my favorite map though; Terminal was probably my favorite (warthog jump + guardian train). But I decided to do Warlock because it’s where I first fell in love.
We traded gamertags at school. It was our first online match. It was in Team Doubles, the most romantic playlist. I remember the exact moment, if that helps: At some point in the game he got a double kill and felt compelled to affirm it by shouting, “Double kill sonnnn!!!”
“What an asshole,” I thought.
Ha! Love at first frag. Sketchup work looks great, this is a neat variation on the theme. Thanks for the submission!
It’s been ages since I’ve posted one of my own drawings here. This is a map I couldn’t get enough of during LAN play, even though it was sort of terrible and invited the worst sort of mutual-camping behavior a map could manage. Seems like by the end of every round there’d be a small pile of AWPs on the floor of the garage entry ramp and the blind corner where the canyon led to the central area, from Ts and CTs sniping and getting sniped ad nauseum while some brave souls would try to actually make something happen via the tunnels.
Man that hallway was always a spamfest.
I’ve been playing the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive beta a bit the last few days and it’s such a flood of memories coming back to these maps, yeah. I haven’t played any CS regularly in years and years (and oh my lord am I terrible these days, my once proudly mediocre skills having atrophied in the interim), but the layouts came back to me in no time. Corners to check, boxes to duck behind, where to not bother rushing against a decent team of Ts because they’d always lob a couple of flashes over the wall and leave you blinking and bulletholed…
I went through a phase where I would repeatedly play through the first level of games I liked and was afraid of anything new. Turok’s first level is probably the biggest level that I sort of memorized.
Still waiting for the Star Trek: Voyager crossover game.