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20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

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Subject: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 20 Sep 2018, 16:00

Map Title: Approaching the coast
Author: Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto
From: Skaarj Tower - The Fall of Seethe
Filename: ST-thecoastline.unr
Music Files: sdmfar.umx




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QpZDEvq-SU&t=

Synopsis: Approach the coast. Take the galleon. Ride for an unseen endless journey.

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Subject: Re: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 20 Sep 2018, 18:31

Strange, I know I've played this one but I blur some aspects of the Skaarj Tower levels together. To explain, as I recall the Skaarj Tower levels are interesting because they are two sets of releases made by two different mappers, the second one (Fall of Seethe) being a sequel.

My memory of this one is limited to the blue torches lining that path in the screenshot, which I thought were quite distinctive way back when though the other screenshots provoke thoughts of what I remembered was another map from the set. I guess that's a testament to the Skaarj Tower maps, as scale was always an important factor and more so than any set of levels I've played I have a hard time remembering which level ends where and which level begins there. To confound things, I'm ashamed to say I've played this follow up a one handful of sessions many years ago. I suppose this is a good opportunity to brush up.

By chance, does anyone recall the circumstances involving how this one came to pass as a release? I ask because I'm curious in this sort of arrangement, did Cardiologist work with the original Skaarj Tower author initially? It's been years, but I really remember this one being a case of two different authors, apologies if I'm confusing this situation with another. At the time, I thought it was a really cool idea for users to adopt campaign sequels if the previous mapper could not continue work on it in order to preserve the progress of content.
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Subject: Re: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 21 Sep 2018, 08:45

Mister_Prophet wrote: By chance, does anyone recall the circumstances involving how this one came to pass as a release? I ask because I'm curious in this sort of arrangement, did Cardiologist work with the original Skaarj Tower author initially? It's been years, but I really remember this one being a case of two different authors, apologies if I'm confusing this situation with another. At the time, I thought it was a really cool idea for users to adopt campaign sequels if the previous mapper could not continue work on it in order to preserve the progress of content.


Was meant to be a collaboration mappack between the two mappers, then Drew retired because he had no time and left all to Cardiologist.
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Subject: Re: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 03 Oct 2018, 21:30

Damn, I know I've played the Fall of Seethe in the past, but the screenshots don't ring a bell at all.

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Subject: Re: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 03 Oct 2018, 23:32

I never noticed this one never had a MOTW vid. It's Fall of Seethe's ending, basically you walk from point a to b and kill Mercenaries and a Titan on the way.

What sets the level is how summery it is (the skybox) and also most definitely the song used. Indeed I decided to open up this motw because the day or two before I wanted to listen how Far from home (the name of the track, by Sandman) was once again.
I listened it and felt somehow completely depressed inside - thinking about another summer that just went away, back when I played a lot of these "new" mappacks around 10 years ago, the status of the Unreal community all these years.

I have nothing else to say, just that I enjoy playing this level overall, it's chill.
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Subject: Re: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 04 Oct 2018, 01:18

I do have a video but it's on my ancient DailyMotion account, which means I'll redo it anyway (because the quality was ass back then).
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Subject: Re: 20/09/2018 - "Approaching the coast" by Kimmo "Cardiologist" Kontto

Post Posted: 07 Oct 2018, 23:33

A short and simple end map with a few diversions that don't really have anything beyond a few enemies to kill and then a boss fight. The idea of you starting in a dark canyon and then ending in the sunlight is a nice idea, but the cliffs could probably be a bit higher to sell the darkness better. As mentioned the music is nice but the level isn't long enough to hear it properly when playing it as intended. Simplistic but it does it's job as an end.
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