This map is a trash until it get the classic and inalienable "tatatatata tatata ta ta" bomberman music. Because the music is peaceful and conciliative, which creates a perfect backgorund for the horror and suffering of the gameplay. You hear this, DuckY? Your map is a trash until you include it.
I feel uneasy about keyboard support because of b-net delay when dealing with keypresses. But 80% of reviews are asking for it, so if anything I'll at least try to make it work. There is also a number little additions and bugfixes that must be done, better sooner than later, but I honestly don't feel like mapping for at least few more weeks.
P.S. It's been an awesome week, top rated map on the arcade and for a few days it was even more played than marine arena (yay husky fans!), and popularity on EU went from average 10h to 190h (wtf?). Had a number of awesome games myself, so big thanks to everyone! *happy*.
As 1.5 just went live, I expect the map entry to improve greatly. Screenshots, how-to-play, patch notes, everything, as afaik you already have these ducky, you just need to copy them into the appropriate fields. A well rounded map profile would greatly help with its popularity.
Hope to see these soon and perhaps play some games.
Any plans on implementing a spectator status? I'm considering hosting a tournament with commentary and I'd need a spectator slot or two. I'd rather not have the commentator kill himself in the beginning since that occupies a starting position and it looks quirky. Thoughts?
In the bottom of menu/lobby there is an observer icon. If you click on it you'll be moved out of player slots and appear as a big eye next to that icon. In observer mode you can click on bomber to view their current equipment.
Also it's useful to know that there are 2 bugs in bomber which I was unable to solve:
1) Game can crash when bomber dies. Extremely rare and happens for no apparent reason (happened to me 2-3 times out of 100 games).
2) Ghost block - an empty square that won't allow you to plant bomb on in and will block all thrown bombs passing through it (happened to me 4-5 times out of 100 games).
Yes, we all know that bomberman is pretty much a primer for solutions in world politics today =D
Anyway, in order to get featured I'll need to change maps name because right now it overlaps with existing bomberman IP a little bit too much. Since I'm kinda terrible at naming I'd love to hear any suggestions (except "BombCraft" and "Dyna" :D), so please, don't be shy, step up and speak the silliest of ideas you have.
..I wonder if BlasterBots would also be prohibited xD