News Archive September 2004
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Short Seventh MOTW 29 September 2004 Hellscrag
Map of the Week
this week is the short retail map "Velora Pass" by Jeremy War,
featuring the debut of the StoneTitan. Feel free to join us on the
forum for the discussion.
Skaarj Evasion News 24 September 2004 Hellscrag
Raven has posted a new thread on our forums featuring a more detailed storyline and a few preview pics of the upcoming map pack Skaarj Evasion.
MOTW Number Six 22 September 2004 Hellscrag
We're looking at a real classic on this week's Map of the Week: Pancho's NyLeve's Falls, the second level of the original game. Jump onto the forums and have your say!
Upcoming Maps Stuff 17 September 2004 Hellscrag
has had a major update, reflecting the sheer amount of creative juices
flowing on our forums at the moment. Raven, Kaka & co's Skaarj Evasion gets a full mention, as does UArchitect's new brainchild Dark Territory. Meanwhile, at the foot of the page under "Also Upcoming", additions include N-Team's Necuroth,
and upcoming projects / concepts from forumers Iron Ian and fashahhh
(links to these projects' forum threads have been included). I think
I've lapped up everything substantial now, but let me know if I've made any omissions.
MOTW Number Five 15 September 2004 Hellscrag
Now's your chance to be the critic instead of me! Map of the Week number five, as decided by the randomiser, is my very own "Leniati Island" from The Landing.
New Map Review 13 September 2004 Hellscrag
I found the time to play and review The Tragedy,
a two-map pack for Unreal Gold or Return to Na Pali 226b by novice
mapper Westley Merlin, which was sent to me months ago and long since
forgotten about. The pack gave me a serious head-trip: for more, read on!
Exclusive 7 Bullets Interview 13 September 2004 Hellscrag
Mr. Prophet has kindly given us an exclusive interview about the upcoming "Xidia meets Na Pali" UT SP pack 7 Bullets. The interview, which covers such grounds as maps, weapons, creatures and inspiration, can be found here - it is also illustrated with five screenshots. Enjoy!
Latest Re-Review 12 September 2004 Hellscrag
MMAN UGITU is getting good at comprehensively rewriting his reviews, with GreyGore's The Rescue of Panunu being the latest target, dropping from 6½ to 42%. More re-reviews soon.
Two More Reviews Updated 9 September 2004 Hellscrag
The latest maps to be re-reviewed are Chris Burgess' Gramercy, dropping from 7 to 38%, and VerMoorD's recently revived Valley of Alshar,
dropping from 9 to 58%. Both reviews have been completely rewritten. It
seems that modern standards have finally caught up with VerMoorD's
classic, old school map pack from 1998... but that certainly shouldn't
be held against it.
Updated Review and New MOTW 8 September 2004 Hellscrag
Poor Maekh will be rueing the day he made Jiganara Kingdom as a newbie, which MMAN UGITU has now tackled as his first re-review for the new schema,
dropping its score from the previous 2½ to a new low of 15% - still, we
all had to start somewhere! Meanwhile, followers of our Map of the Week
project can pop into the forums to discuss this week's map-under-the-microscope, Thra Fortress from ONP by MClane and DrPest.
Upcoming: The Sundered Realms 6 September 2004 Hellscrag
N-Team, who propose to make the extremely ambitious Unreal add-on Necuroth, are first getting into the sway of things with a practice map pack, The Sundered Realms. Fore more information and a link to the forum thread with screenshots (there is no site at this time), see Upcoming Maps.
Another Review Updated 5 September 2004 Hellscrag
The re-scoring and re-reviewing process continues with Grayson Edge's Hexephet.
This time the score has dropped from 9½ to 82%, in line with our new
schema and due primarily to the slightly weak storyline. Since it has
been revived from the dead, Valley of Alshar will probably be my next re-reviewing project.
Valley of Alshar lives again 4 September 2004 Hellscrag
Mick "VerMoorD" Beard's classic Unreal SP adventure "Valley of Alshar"
has finally been fixed! The pack, which has not worked for six years
since it was re-released back in 1998, is now available once more and
fully playable in any contemporary version of Unreal or UT. You can
grab it from UnrealSPVault.org here.
MOTW Number Three 1 September 2004 Hellscrag
Map of the Week
enters its third week with a map from Operation Na Pali. Unfortunately
for DavidM, it's one of his self-proclaimed "n00b maps" that's under
the spotlight this week, Rostivelt Lake.