Just a Rant this Morning

I would like to wish everyone in the United States a happy and safe 4th of July! No plans for me today, think my girlfriend wants to go for Cuban food. How American, huh? Especially today. Had another idea for a map last night, while at the theater watching, The General’s Daughter. It was a military training course similar to a cross between Ruins and the SAS Training Grounds. In other news, Shagg, over at The Mapzone is preparing a weekly LAN gather called Shagg’s Suburban Slaughter. He is in need of some help with graphics, not only for his LAN design, but also his site. If you know and design graphics, head to his site. He is offering a free T-shirt and $50. Okay, I guess I should mention this, since most have never seen it. There is a hidden link on the main page of The 6th Floor, if you have found it, then you know what I am talking about. I figure it fits the overall them very well. Atleast I have not received any hate mail because of it. Let me know if you find it. I am also changing the format of the New Map Releases to make it a bit easier to understand, also lessen the long load times. Not much in the way of new maps. I have been in contact with a few authors who are currently working on projects, but none have release dates. Finally, I had a chance to interview FiReWaLKeR[TDm], author of the map, Murder: Murder of tha’ rooftops. Check it out.

Feeling Satisfied?

I am quite surprised, the number of hits per day, keeps on climbing. I guess that means I am doing something right. I am currently in the process of revising a few things here. I keep receiving the same type of recommendations, the graphics are a killer and take quite a bit of time to download. When will this all be done? Not really sure. I am trying to get all, or most of it complete before I upload it all. Did receive feedback today from FiReWaLKeR, regarding his map, Murder,

“All i can say is, yes i do know about the r_speed problem and believe me i tried to fix it, the murder you have seen is the second version, the first version was slightly different but was very sloppy in the editor so i rebuilt it.. r_speeds allmost cut in half, i guess it looks bad but if you had seen the original you’d think this one was like heaven..Oswald: I just read the review you did on murder.. seems to be all good (cept those damn r_speeds) thanks buddy.. One thing i would like to say about that alarm, The building is broken into if you take a close look at the door you will see the window is smashed, i know its hard to see and all, but eh atleast its there.. Oooh and i hope ruskprick doesn’t mind that i edited it c0ol door…Nice page you have going there, better than any reviews i’ve read on tha AQMD (im not only talking about murder) , Keep up the good work..”

There is a new kid, well sort of new kid on the block, Shingy and kramed of AQ2OG fame have started up Action World. Good looking site and layout, with a plethora of Action info and links. There was also another Action based site called, Action Quake Forever I stumbled upon based out of Australia. Go check them out! New reviews on are on the way, as I am setting up a new map rotation for the LAN this weekend, maps to include, Riot, Ctown2 and Mesto right now.

Underplayed Maps?

One of the recent and on going topics at the Action Quake 2 Forums has been one of, underplayed maps. They are out there. You know, those maps you have tucked away, just dying to play, but no server admins run them, because they are not the “in” maps. Although it is still a fairly new release to the AQ2 community, Murder by FiReWaLKeR[TDm] has been received very well and some consider it to be underplayed. The author’s response was:

“Hey its great to see you people like Murder.. Im working on another map now, it kinda has the KingPin theme to it.. Graffitti on walls and hiphop style music coming outta windows.. ahh well I guess you’z all have to wait and see.. ;Þ later ….”

Like most, I am sure this will be an anticipated release. Hopefully we will be able to duplicate or exceed the high standards he set in Murder. More later, I need some sleep.

LAN, Reviews and More Hosted News

Had a great weekend at the LAN last night. Finally, I got to introduce four new maps into our rotation. Without a doubt, the most popular one was Murder by FiReWaLKeR[TDm], but Deep Canyon by Shaymon was a close second. We played enough, that I had enough data for four new reviews, they should be up by the middle of the week. The big surprise came when we started up Cheyenne by Wendingo. Even as small as the map was, many were impressed with it. Been spending some time over at the Action Quake 2 Forums and getting some good information. I also downloaded and ran through some of the new test maps over at AQMD. Unfortunately, I was not impressed with much outside of Murder and Mesto. The hosted site is still on, I am just trying to finish up some of the work before I decide to really do it. I actually have space set aside over at The MapZone, which is run by Shagg. I was hoping to get it up this weekend, but we just had too much Action Quake going on and just ran out of time. And speaking of running out, I am running out of energy. It’s been a long 36 hours and I have had 2 hours of sleep. Reviews are coming, stay tuned!

Soon to be Official

Howdy all, on the eve of yet another weekend. Been downloading this and that for a bit and got around to downloading Murder by FiReWaLKeR[TDm] (Jono Dunstone). What a damn fine looking map. It is a cross between the layout of Urban and Tokyo with the textures of Ruskprick. It is a great map, although if you are not a sniper…eh, find one and kill em. Hoping to get it out on the LAN this weekend. I also added a few more map descriptions. But that does no good to those of you who know all the “regular” Action maps. But hopefully some of you will find some use in them.