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Old Crater (2 to 4)
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Paraboil's maps have often been praised for providing high quality gameplay, if not shining in the looks department. Sadly, this new release is an exception. Consisting simply of a large enclosed hole with a thin ledge around the sides and some rocky stepping-stones floating in lava, it's hardly a work of art construction wise. The bland lighting, limited textures (I counted four, including the lava & sky) and complete lack of detail fail to enhance, too.

Looks aren't the only thing that are minimal however; items are a tad thin on the quantity front, with the map offering one red armour... and nothing else. No matter what the playerload, the only purpose of playing seems to be for practising shotgun-aiming skills, although it's easy to run out of shells unless you get killed (which isn't difficult considering the amount of inescapable lava on the premesis).

It's fun for about a minute but the novelty soon wears off.

(Note from Paul : blame me for the review screenshots.)


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Reviewed : 07/05/2002

#1 Dm4
by Fern 07/05/2002 - 16:12:02 (
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You need to play on mode 4. Not that this will make it suck any less.

#2 sam ate the title
by sam 07/05/2002 - 17:54:56 (
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It works as RA dm4/map. And its ok for that
Stupid to judge ra map as normal. Ofcourse it sucks in dm1/2

#3 Luny ate the title
by Luny 07/05/2002 - 18:13:16 (
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Yeah the reviewer didn't quite know what the map was for. I've been playing it with dmm4 1on1 for a while now and it's great for a change every now and then. I like the map.

#4 well
by xen 07/05/2002 - 18:25:56 (
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At the top of the review you'll notice it says '2-4' next to the map name. That isn't sent by the reviewer, it's decided by whoever submitted the map. If that's how the map is submitted, then that's how it's reviewed, I would have thought. No custom game-mode was specified.

I still think it deserves a low score though, due to it being a poor creation on the mapper's behalf; it looks like it was slapped together in ten minutes, and has no visual/structural interest.

#5 d'oh
by xen 07/05/2002 - 18:31:11 (
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"That isn't sent by the reviewer..."

sent = set

#6 Hmmm
by DaZ 07/05/2002 - 20:07:26 (
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Yeah, definitely ParboiL's worst release :/ I dunno what he was thinking, his other maps are SO MUCH BETTER!

#7 Hmm....
by ParboiL 08/05/2002 - 08:58:36 (
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The basic purpose which I pursued - to collect something new, unusual.
In design I was not engaged! LOL :)

#8 Hmm....part II
by ParboiL 08/05/2002 - 09:10:01 (
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If you Xen read readme.txt that there there is a line: Recommended to be played using deathmatch mode 4/5. This map is assembled for a type Amphi! ROFL :))))))))))
Thank Luny and all of themes who has understood my idea!!!

#9 *sigh*
by xen 08/05/2002 - 11:50:30 (
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Read post #1

#10 Uh Huh
by Paul @ Work 08/05/2002 - 11:51:20 ( Refers to post #8
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I was aware that it is meant to run it another mode, but it is irrelevant since the maps here are reviewed in plain deathmatch. I think you have misunderstoond since if you wanted it reviewing for that, you should have gone elsewhere.

#11 :))))
by ParboiL 08/05/2002 - 14:01:57 (
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On mine it Deathmatch a map - or I am mistaken ? :)) The map Amphi too has no a difficult design and much textures - but is very popular on all world!
Simply similar that yours the judges are very conservative :) One pleases - that the map is pleasant to many present players also it love! I wish good luck :)

#12 Look at this
by ParboiL 08/05/2002 - 15:26:57 (
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#13 ...
by starbuck 09/05/2002 - 08:17:12 ( Refers to post #11
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erm yeah ParboiL your map is a 'deathmatch' map, but here deathmatch is meant in the FFA sense.

So technically the map was played on the right mode, and its still sucks because it sucks. SUCK!

#14 whoa!
by Scampie 09/05/2002 - 16:10:24 (
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That second screen makes this map look AWESOME! How'd you make the red armor float upsidedown like that Parboil?

#15 ParboiL doesn't like titles
by ParboiL 10/05/2002 - 03:50:13 (
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I think that Xen simply has laughed it is necessary by me! It concerns also mine nick (Paraboil instead of ParboiL) and second screen too!
Except for the poverty Xen to me nothing has proved :)

#16 ParboiL couldn't be arsed with a title
by ParboiL 10/05/2002 - 03:52:12 (
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I think that Xen simply has laughed it is necessary by me! It concerns also mine nick (Paraboil instead of ParboiL) and second screen too!
Except for the poverty Xen to me nothing has proved :)

#17 ParboiL ate the title
by ParboiL 10/05/2002 - 03:52:14 (
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I think that Xen simply has laughed it is necessary by me! It concerns also mine nick (Paraboil instead of ParboiL) and second screen too!
Except for the poverty Xen to me nothing has proved :)

#18 Gom Jabbar doesn't like titles
by Gom Jabbar 10/05/2002 - 04:20:50 (
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Uhm, imo one post of that would've been more then enough...

#19 Ups :(
by ParboiL 10/05/2002 - 06:42:43 (
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It is casual - I am sorry!

#20 Drannerz is afraid of typing too much
by Drannerz 10/05/2002 - 09:03:45 (
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I love people who can't talk proper.

#21 wrong mode
by Fr3n 11/05/2002 - 08:35:19 (
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While everyone seems to agree with the first half of my post (You need to play on mode 4) it seems few also subscribe to the second (Not that this will make it suck any less.) Any piece of crap on this site scoring 0-0.5 is theoretically "fun" in DMM4 when you're drunk smoking crack waist deep in cash surrounded by naked women with big titties but this does not make the map "good." To try redeeming a map by saying it's "good" in DMM4 is on the same level as saying it compiled properly or it has lights in it. That's just not enough for anything but the smallest credit.

(I'm not bashing ParboiL, I like some of his other maps, but this makes me go WTF every time I look :))

#22 ffs
by Electro 11/05/2002 - 10:19:09 (
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it's meant for dmm4
get over it ;)

#23 rofl
by DaZ 11/05/2002 - 20:20:46 (
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Fern :)

(ps. cunt...)

#25 Was it done with Deathmatch Maker Editor?
by QMD 13/05/2002 - 20:24:25 (
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Hi Parboil,

When I first look at this map, I tough it got made with my old crap editor. I'm surprise that anybody here are using words like "pile of shit" and so on, like it happen to me, SaTaNiX and some others I think.

For people who were complaining about being too picky about architectur, are you gonna tell me this map is a pure classic of architectur? What is the real definition of "big pile of shit" finally?

I don't wanna blast anybody here, I'm just surprise of the special treatment Parboil gets with this review without any too much flaming.

People are getting civilized now or what? Improve your skillz ok, but improve also your personnality too.



#26 ...
by Starbuck_ 14/05/2002 - 13:40:19 (
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erm was that an ironic double post?

#29 QMD vs ParboiL !!!
by CardO 14/05/2002 - 14:24:43 (
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r4wk! fight fight!

QMD, i think that ppl aren't insulting ParboiL as much because he's had a few decent releases and ppl know that he does have it in him to make something better than this. I guess we're just curious as to why he released this modern classic to the world :D (not that i've played it)

#30 Oh..
by ParboiL 15/05/2002 - 03:28:53 (
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When I have created this map - I wrote in the letter that it is test release - me interestingly as the people will react to such architecture of a map. If the map has liked - I would make beautiful variant. have not understood :(

#31 QMD retracted
by QMD 15/05/2002 - 20:27:04 (
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Ok then.

The QMD commitee decided to retract what
they said.

Sorry Parboil.

#32 Re:
by ParboiL 16/05/2002 - 01:14:53 (
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#33 mmm yes
by Nekroe 21/05/2002 - 22:06:32 (
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Parboil like Yoda talks, yes...

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