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Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« on: October 28, 2010, 04:13:20 PM »
For the past few days I've been wondering this:  Which does the general population (you) enjoy most when you surf: high speeds or obstacles?  I've been wondering this because the map I'm making focuses greatly on high speeds, but there's definitely room for me to add some obstacles (walls to strafe around, columns, etc.).  I'd rather not make a map that only I like so I've decided to ask you guys for your opinions as well.

I for one enjoy the speed, it's one of the things I like so much about surfing.  However, I'm pretty sure that if I were better at surfing, I'd want a little challenge thrown in, but not so much that it takes away from the speed.  Where do you stand?

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2010, 04:21:35 PM »
I enjoy maps where you have a lot of breathing room and use your massive speed to airstrafe around huge gaps and obstacles.

 I also like maps where the lighting is just right and fits the skybox...Too many maps where the lighting kills the surf. \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 04:42:34 PM »
I love it to surf in awesome atmosphere with amazing lighting
and flow surf like curious (:

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2010, 07:03:25 PM »
I enjoy banning people.
Why so Ryan?

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2010, 07:44:29 PM »
Because Knife took mine (\):

My favorite part of surf is shooting.

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2010, 02:48:21 AM »
I enjoy banning people.
Or just generally abusing the randoms... I don't care if the server population drains because of me, nor do I care if I lose my admin. Psh.

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2010, 03:16:10 AM »
Or just generally abusing the randoms... I don't care if the server population drains because of me, nor do I care if I lose my admin. Psh.

Yeah, we've noticed lol

Jumps and landings. Not super hard long ridiculous rape jumps, I mean the ones that you can only pull off when you're surfing great, but not the kind of jumps that are stupid retarded. Honestly, more open, less ny_advance (sorry FAJ, had to do it,  \)
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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2010, 10:08:45 AM »
Haha; I made Advance like 3-4 years ago. I am not worried about it being a shit map \. Shit, 3 years is a long time  \

Luckily surf has progressed past staged, timed skill maps. Right?

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2010, 01:11:16 PM »
Shit, 3 years is a long time  :shock:
I'm still waiting for my admin on Jason's server for beating Advance before Mani did when you held the public beta >:D
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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2010, 05:07:08 PM »
Way to derail the thread guys  \

I'll probably end up adding obstacles, but it's unlikely they'll add much difficulty to the map.

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2010, 12:34:51 AM »
Way to derail the thread guys  \

I'll probably end up adding obstacles, but it's unlikely they'll add much difficulty to the map.
Derail? This thread never left topic.
Why so Ryan?

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2010, 03:03:30 AM »
Way to derail the thread guys  \

I'll probably end up adding obstacles, but it's unlikely they'll add much difficulty to the map.

The thread has not been derailed at all. You asked a general question and you received general answers. If you want map-specific suggestions, you need to be more clear.

Anyway, onward with the thread from this point . . .
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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2010, 04:57:39 PM »
The thread has not been derailed at all. You asked a general question and you received general answers. If you want map-specific suggestions, you need to be more clear.

Anyway, onward with the thread from this point . . .

I don't think I could have been more clear than "high speeds or obstacles?".  My reference to derailment are to threads containing things other than these two.  Banning, shooting, etc.  But like I said I got a feel for this anyway, so thanks.

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2010, 07:44:54 PM »
I don't think I could have been more clear than "high speeds or obstacles?".  My reference to derailment are to threads containing things other than these two.  Banning, shooting, etc.  But like I said I got a feel for this anyway, so thanks.
I noticed that, I suppose I "derailed" your thread because there's more to surf than just that. It annoyed me that you were thinking so narrowly.
Why so Ryan?

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2010, 10:19:30 AM »
If you have map specific questions, use the appropriate forum. This place is for general discussion.

I think what the derailment was trying to illustrate, was that many of us enjoy interaction between players as much or more than interaction between the player and the map. I hate playing surf and feeling like it is a single player game. Pure skill surfing, timer surf, etc, feels like playing a sport with only one team.

In any case, knife is right; what I enjoy most is banning people  \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2010, 12:19:55 PM »
I noticed that, I suppose I "derailed" your thread because there's more to surf than just that. It annoyed me that you were thinking so narrowly.

My apologies.  I wasn't concerned about any other "features" though.  My map could go in two directions (the ones I was asking about) so I was asking which you guys enjoyed more.  That's all.

If you have map specific questions, use the appropriate forum. This place is for general discussion.

I think what the derailment was trying to illustrate, was that many of us enjoy interaction between players as much or more than interaction between the player and the map. I hate playing surf and feeling like it is a single player game. Pure skill surfing, timer surf, etc, feels like playing a sport with only one team.

I was wondering about forum appropriateness.  I read the description under the 'questions' forum and it really seemed more focused on map creation than player opinion.  Also, I guess I was confused by the fact that everybody here makes only skill surf maps.  I concluded (wrongfully?) from this that you guys enjoy skill surf the most.

In any case, knife is right; what I enjoy most is banning people  \

lol  \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2010, 12:29:34 PM »
... Also, I guess I was confused by the fact that everybody here makes only skill surf maps.  I concluded (wrongfully?) from this that you guys enjoy skill surf the most...

You made a fine assumption. Most of the people who actively play or map, are skill surfers. Most of us who don't prefer skill surf don't play much, or at all, anymore. I don't spend much time in the ripples/waves forums  \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2010, 03:45:49 PM »
I tend to like both skill and fun surfing, I switch between the two. I play on the ksf surf timer server and I play on GE surf regularly. But for skill surf, I like maps where you get alot of speed and dont have many obstacles and sharp turns and for fun surf.. well I like most of the fun surf maps that have been released \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2010, 02:47:51 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks surf_godlike is an awesome map? :S
Best surf is only ramps, as in lack of stupid obstacles. I just took a trip back to surf_amplitude_light and enjoyed the hell out of it. It has a fair share of difficult surfing and smooth transitions. The obstacles don't ruin the map, they only make it better. My favorite level of all time is still level one of surf_globalchaos. It is 100% surf ability. Of course, it isn't really difficult now days but I still love it. I want to design a whole map using that concept.


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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2010, 11:52:06 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks surf_godlike is an awesome map?

Yup \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2010, 08:30:38 AM »
Am I the only one who thinks surf_godlike is an awesome map? :S
Yup \

No :p Its a freaking masterpiece!

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2010, 08:23:14 PM »
i enjoy surfing chubby ramps, not too many obstacles  \

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Re: Which do you enjoy most when you surf?
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2011, 05:03:28 PM »
speeeeeeed!