Maps: Play Styles #1

Monday, August 7, 2006

There are three main types of maps, Capture The Flag (CTF), Free For All (FFA) and Rabbit Hunt or Chase (RH/C). Each has a different set of rules that need to be followed (generally) to create a map well suited to that style of play. With a bit of thought you can create a map that encompasses more than one style.

Of course, these aren’t strict rules that you need to follow, they are simply guidelines as to what most mappers feel makes a map most playable, and, in short, playability is what the best maps have. The .bzw platform is incredibly versatile, yet incredibly simple at the same time. With a bit of imagination and a text editor, some map makers have taken maps to places that they have never been taken before.

The next three posts in this series will demonstrate the main map rule for each play style. Next Time: CTF


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