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Last update for (2)Bat Out of Hell : 2008, 02, 15 10:25
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2816 (2)Bat Out of Hell 128*128Lancet0.3experimentalground

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Comments:   GMCS (2 elements)

LOL, I was working on a map so extreme that I did not dare upload it! But then I listened to Meatloaf's "Bat Out of Hell" and that inspired me. I toned my original idea down and the result is this map. I copied and modified the buildings from Novos's great concept in his map "Defection vBeta" map ID 2138.

Don't let the relief of the buildings confuse you, they fulfill the same role as say lakes. Units can't cross behind them and large buildings can serve as ovie spots for zerg or places to hide shuttles (they have the fog of war in the center). The only difference is the roofs which are high ground but I have blocked them (although you can kill the terran civilians on top and then place units there). So essentially the map has a long unbuildable center which favors zerg and toss and a maze of corridors on the sides where the expos are which favors terran.

The small pic looks abismal, click on it, the large one looks better.

modified by Lancet
nice hotel at 7

And you - Lancet, so much talking here, and still haven't learn the basic shits in mapping...
Map looks crazy! Maybe add a bit of high ground in the center, and another expo or two to fight over? The middle is kind of empty... :/
looks pretty boring and not so fantasyful, ye those buildings but nothing more

just bunch of expands at the side with same conditions

it should be more symmetrical

i think the "basic shits in mapping" is missing
drop on those skycrapers? is this possible
u've downgraded.
LOL! Yeah baby!

modified by Lancet
yeah hehe this map is nice :)
a bit more deco and it will be awesome with those skycrapers
I think it is boring to play.
nice, lancet knows how to copy/paste from some maps of, gj!
skyscrapers = better gameplay
snipers on skyscrapers = gg
lo crackling ^^;
The sirens are screaming, and the fires are howling
Way down in the valley tonight.
There's a man in the shadows with a gun in his eye
And a blade shining oh so bright.
There's evil in the air and there's thunder in the sky,
And a killer's on the bloodshot streets.
And down in the tunnels where the deadly are rising
Oh, I swear I saw a young boy down in the gutter
He was starting to foam in the heat.

Oh, baby you're the only thing in this whole world
That's pure and good and right.
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There's always gonna be some light,
But I gotta get out, I gotta break out now
Before the final crack of dawn.
So we gotta make the most of our one night together
When it's over, you know,
We'll both be so alone.

Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes.
When the night is over, like a bat out of hell, I'll be gone, gone, gone.
Like a bat out of hell I'll be gone when the morning comes.
But when the day is done
and the sun goes down
and the moonlight's shining through.
Then like a sinner before the gates of Heaven
I'll come crawling on back to you.

I'm gonna hit the highway like a battering ram
On a silver-black phantom bike.
When the metal is hot, and the engine is hungry
And we're all about to see the light.
Nothing ever grows in this rotting old hole,
And everything is stunted and lost.
And nothing really rocks, and nothing really rolls,
And nothing's ever worth the cost.

Well I know that I'm damned if I never get out,
And maybe I'm damned if I do,
But with every other beat I've got left in my heart,
You know I wanna be damned with you.
If I gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
Dancing through the night with you/
Well if I gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned,
Gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
Gotta be damned, you know I wanna be damned
Dancing through the night,
Dancing through the night,
Dancing through the night with you



Well I can see myself tearing up the road
Faster than any other boy has ever gone.
And my skin is raw, but my soul is ripe,
And no one's gonna stop me now, I'm gonna make my escape.
But I can't stop thinking of you,
And I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late.
And I never see the sudden curve until it's way too late.

Then I'm down in the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun,
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike,
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell.
And the last thing I see is my heart, still beating,
Breaking out of my body and flying away
Like a bat out of hell.

Then I'm down in the bottom of a pit in the blazing sun,
Torn and twisted at the foot of a burning bike,
And I think somebody somewhere must be tolling a bell.
And the last thing I see is my heart,
Still beating..still beating...
Breaking out of my body, and flying away
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell...
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell
Like a bat out of hell........
This is the substance... Of the SAMURAI!
shut up lancet :>
OK, so I got a bit carried away, it can happen to anyone; I played this song over and over while making this map, LOL!

Really, the "basic shits in mapping" are there but probably streched beyond the limit of what most of you would consider acceptable. I figured out that terran would be very strong in the lateral corridors so I needed to compensate for this with direct main-to-main access, a wide open unbuildable center that isolates the corridors from each other and lateral access from the center to the corridors (and shit I spent the longest time on the deco of the center). Because of this I am reluctant to place anything else in the center. As usual I may have over- or underdone it (take your pick).

I played the map a few times against the comp and it seems fine, moving units among the buildings is an awesome experience!
modified by Lancet
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4 Eggs (hard boiled)
1 onion
1/2 tomato (pureed)
3-4 flakes of garlic
1/2-inch piece of ginger
1-2 green chilies
2tbsp chopped coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Red chili powder to taste
3/4th tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
3/4tsp garam masala
2-3 tbsp vegetable oil / ghee
1 cup green peas or 250 gms paneer


Remove the shell of boiled eggs & keep aside. If using Paneer cut into cubes and fry till golden & set aside for later use.
Make a paste of onion, garlic, ginger and green chilies in a mixer or chopper.
Heat oil in a kadhi or wok and add onion-garlic paste and fry till golden brown.
Add all the spices (salt, turmeric, coriander & chili powder) except garam masala and fry for a minute and add tomato puree. Fry till it starts leaving oil.
Add a cup of water and cook till it dry's.
Now add the fried paneer cubes or green peas (which ever using) and boiled eggs.
Add 1 cup of water and bring to boil and reduce the flame.
Simmer for 10 minutes.
Garnish pea soup with garam masala and coriander leaves and serve hot with paratha, roti or rice.
"Really, the "basic shits in mapping" are there but probably streched beyond the limit of what most of you would consider acceptable"

God damn it, Lancet i was too lazy to do it before, i am too lazy to do it even now... BUT I MUST!

Don't think you are something special or the new inventor of new things in mapping. Almost everyone in this site, had tried to do something new or experimental with balance included in the pack. The "basic shits in mapping" is BASIC. BASIC means to have a base, a natural, a third expansion near by (min only or whatever), to have a safe natural from tank abuse (cliffs like in LT is also a part of the basic shits, it just depends on the whole concept of the map, and how many other drop zones will be there.

You ask for my maps, well i will give you some (what it left from them, i hope someday i fix my HDD to bring back all of them), give me your ICQ, Skype and i will send them. I will even give you some short descriptions to them.
i sense a battle is arising on the hill!
LGI, I did not know you had contributed maps or won several MOTW (none of your maps are in the database). If this is the case, I apologize, you have my respect sir and yes, I would certainly be interested in taking a look at your maps. I would appreciate if you can send me the files to my e-mail, I will PM you about this.

As to your other comments:

I never said I was special, yes I have done new things but so has almost everybody here. I do have the "peculiarity" that almost all my maps are experimental.

As to the basic shits:

Does my map have bases? Check

Does my my have nats? Check

Does my map have third expos nearby? Check

Is it safe from tanks? Depends on whether you let them get close enough

But hey, you can just let me know what improvements you think my map needs. Should I make the third expo a gas expo (currently it is a minonly)? Should I decrease the width of the central corridor? Should I make the nat totally non-tankable? etc etc etc.

Starparty, whatever tickles you, I just have the feeling that I will be squashed like a slug on the next King of The Hill, LOL!

: ^ (
if youre going for a theme map, keep it thorough the map imo. make terrain variations in the center, and make some nice custom urban stuff for the city zones.

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