Beta this Bitch!

This past Friday during Urban Radio, with thanks going to illogical from Clan PIT, the listeners were treated to an unknown level on the Urban Radio Server. The level is one I featured on The 6th Floor last week, that was still in beta, but it was a playable level titled, ut_workb1 by slinko. Again, check out the screen shots below to see what you missed. While I could spend the time actually playing it, I was able to gather some feedback during the two plus hours we played on it.

Overall, the vertical design and layout worked rather well. I think most were surprised at how simple it was to navigate the entire level. There were some extreme long ladders to climb in order to get directly to some of the levels, those are being looked at, as I understand it. Some of the other issues that were brought up, easy spawn camping for the red team and some r_speed issues. Aside from that, we will watch the progress of this level, as I think it would really make a good map for CTF servers and leagues.

Team Mapness, thanks to Duf Kni3n aka IVR has released the level, ut_toxic. This was another level we featured last weekend. Honestly, I have not had a chance to check it out. But from what I hear it is a very good all around level. I do know there are public servers, such as FSK405 and Aardvark running this level in their rotations. Be sure to download it and check it out!

Another level that was released, that some how I missed, but Dragonne, from SID was able to remind me during our phone interview last week was ut_commune by QueenBee. It has a feel somewhere between Abbey and Sanctuary. This is solely her level, with only moral support from Dragonne. So check it out and grab the download from this site. Props to QB on the new level!

Rant and Roll

Today is a quick and dirty update, as I have a bit of work to do before hosting Urban Radio beginning at 1:00 pm PST. Join #urbanterror for all the fun and frolic today as we look back at the week in the Urban Terror Community. We will have an Urban Radio Server up and running, as well as some free swag, IF we get the participation we are looking for.

Today being Friday, I drop a new rant on the site titled, I Can Beta Test. I’m sure it will rub some gamers wrong, or they will continue to tell me to go to hell. Then it wouldn’t be a rant would it? Hahaha…it deals with a group close to the development team knows as the Quality Assurance Team. Feel free to send me your feedback if you think I am wrong.

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I get word, Subway2 is close to release, so says laerth. Did some more testing on that level last night with a few SID members…again. Overall, it is a great improvement over the first one. The original Subway is an excellent map, probably in the top five for me. But this new version will add a whole other dimension to gaming, especially when it comes to CTF. As you can see in the screen shots provided.