Desert Fight

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8 Jun 2010 at 16:26 (Minor update on 22 Jun 2010)

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Laro B. (More uploads by Laro B.)
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Laro24, TreyLina from CDF's level making team. And GLaDOS for betatesting, and Blade for tileset.
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Desert Fight.j2l Desert Fight 6.19 kB 18 Jun 2010
Oasis.j2t Oasis 121.78 kB 06 Dec 2002
camel.xm Camel Ride By Qum 537.71 kB 18 Mar 2007


A duel level for the duel tournament 2.0 level contest.

It’s tested, it works fine for 2vs2 too, enjoy!

Made by:
Laro24, TreyLina from CDF’s level making team. And GLaDOS for betatesting and Blade for tileset.

Special thanks to:
GLaDOS for betatesting and suggestions.
HotRod for betatesting.
King for suggestions.
Chillax for betatesting.

Updated, final version fix:
-The ‘‘boxish’‘ layout has been removed.
-The Carrot has been made visible!
-Stuck at red spring is fixed.
-Those ‘‘flying’‘ bases are fixed.
-Improved eyecandy.
-Improved start pos.
-Changed greenspring at right C into blue spring.
-Added some OneWay events.
-Changed Toaster ammo.
-Made the credits text vanish.


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Quick Reviews Average: 8.6

RecommendedKiMO rated 8.7

Nice. I would recommend it. GJ!

RecommendedGLaDOS rated 8.2

Nice eye candy, okay team balance (vertical/diagonal CTF levels are usually hard to balance), there’s no carrot camping, very interesting game play for both duels and 2v2s.
Download recommended.

[EDIT: Sorry for overrating…]

RecommendedUnearth rated 8.7

I like this level nice

Ztina rated 9

Nice lvl :)

Micky rated 8.5


User Reviews (Sort by Helpful Index or Date Posted) Average: 8.2

Review by Laro B.

8 Jun 2010, 18:00 (edited 9 Jun 10, 17:44)
Frog (13 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings9 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness61%

Thanks for the report on the stuck, and, how can this be a copy of Devres74.j2l? I titled as Oasis because of the tileset.

And you’re wrong about the red base has advantage, you just need to know the way.

Reply to Jgake:
Well I admit it, I make the eyecandy fimiliar to Devres74.j2l but still there are alot levels use the same eyecandy from the famous levels.

Please, stop saying shit like I copy from other levels, please? What’s next? Epitome?

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Review by TreyLina

10 Jun 2010, 21:28 (edited 10 Aug 10, 18:35)
Bee Boy Swarm (46 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings27 Featured reviews4 Average helpfulness63%

Well, since this level has been updated since PurpleJazz reviewed it, I think I’ll give this a proper review of my own. Yeah, I do think I kind of overrated this level myself, mind you, I was half asleep when I had given it an 8.5.

The layout is okay, however, the flow can feel a bit strange. Let’s take the bottom area for example. I just find it a bit blocky, sometimes accidently bumping into them, or maybe I just think it looks a bit ugly, wheras it could be better off as slopes, but not too steep though. As for the top area, it’s decent, I just can’t quite put my finger on how to describe it. Personally I don’t mind open maps that much myself as long as they don’t feel like some kind of big cave.

They’re pretty decent, I don’t think I really have anything about to complain about here, except that red gets more of an advantage of being able to get the C’s more safely. There isn’t too much or too little ammo which is a pretty good thing. Though near blue base it kind of lacks a selection in ammo.

The eyecandy is pretty functional, it has foreground and background eyecandy that isn’t really distracting. However, there’s nothing really in particular which makes it stand out from other levels which uses this tileset. Also, there’s a tilebug I thought you would’ve fixed by now.

I think this is one of the more balanced vertical CTF maps out there. However, aside from what I said about the C placements, red base does have a little more defence too. Generally, this level is pretty fast paced, it can get chaotic though. I personally think this level is fine for duels and 2v2s. 3v3s can be a bit too much sometimes. The right C can be annoying when shot down to the bottom right corner, I either have to buttstomp or use toaster. Still, I find this map pretty fun.

Although it’s been used before, it still fits the level well. It can get a bit boring after hearing it a lot though.

While Spaz seems to work best in this level with being able to get up some parts faster, but Lori and Jazz aren’t that bad either. As for sidekick (Spaz’s or Lori’s) and uppercut, it kind of depends on the situation you’re in.

Reguarding how this was judged in the duel map contest, I think Sterile CTF (another vertical CTF map which I personally find a bit overrated) was way more red biased than this, yet that was never complained about. Also, I found it odd how it was complained about possibly being “too big” for duels…yet the 1st 2 maps that won are a bit bigger than this. I somewhat understand why it didn’t win, I didn’t completely expect for this to win anyway. I think my taste in maps have kind of changed over the many months. I can understand why people can find this map a bit annoying, but you should at least still give it a try.

Overall rating: 7.7/10

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RecommendedReview by Loon

18 Jun 2010, 19:01
Bee Boy Swarm (41 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings25 Featured reviews4 Average helpfulness55%

Well, my first big review on a level ;P.

Let’s get started!

It looks nice, copied from a famous level, but there are more levels what have the same eyecandy like this.

Well, in my opinion is the flow not good.., but if you know the level better you are getting faster and make better curves and moves. This level is better in 2v2 then in a duel.. There are many springs, but some people think that isnt annoying. Well, after a while it is.., it has an effect on your speed. The flow can better, but it’s your first CTF level. Its an easy level to learn, thats a +. This is a playable level for all jj2 characters.

Well placed, 2 pu’s. 2 carrots at good places.
there are some fastfires, that make it good.

Tileset use;
The tileset is good used, but I miss in the platforms in layer 4 some layer 3 tiles. (You can use that good in such tileset like this.)

Good choise!


(Btw, this is a mix of 2 levels ;P bbswing and disto)

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Review by Ron97

19 Jun 2010, 10:24
Bee Boy Swarm (31 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings27 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness44%

I guess it boosts the rating when you are a clan leader,if you get what I want to say.

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Review by Dodges.

8 Jun 2010, 18:24 (edited 16 Jun 10, 19:40)
CTF Bug (7 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings3 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness46%


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RecommendedReview by Hot Rod

12 Jun 2010, 22:32 (edited 16 Jun 10, 15:22)
CTF Bug (1 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings1 Featured reviews0 Average helpfulness40%

This will be my first review, but I think it’s worth it. First things first:

Eyecandy: 8.7
Nice and simple use of the tileset, the thing doesn’t feel too full or too empty, it feels just right. Nothing special, but the point isn’t making it flashy. If it looks and it feels cool, then it’s cool.

Layout: 9.5
This is the level’s strongest element. It’s really well balanced, not too complex, not too simple. Just right. Flow is great, very easy to move around, except a few platforms here and there which you’ll need some practice to get perfect every time (which is why I don’t give it a 10 here).

Pickups: 9.5
All weapons are placed exactly where they are supposed to. It’s not too one-sided since there are only two power ups (RF and toaster). The carrots are very wisely placed, and it’s almost impossible to camp at them. Yet some weapon pickups aren’t enough to make them selves useful, like the few bouncers in the bottom center. Everything is well balanced though, which overall gives this a sweet score.

Overall: 9

Download recommendation…? Hell yeah. This is just as good as some of the most famous levels in my opinion.

Dueling here feels familiar. It has the great flow of Distopia, but without all the carrot camping. The two carrots make it feel like bbswing, too. If you like dueling in these two levels, you’ll love this one.

It’s a great level for 2v2. Tactically it’s pretty sweet, since there are many routes to get from point A to point B, some more risky but more rewarding, some less. Good flow and balance.

3v3’s… Well, I attempted it, and it feels a little small for it. If you like action though, 3v3’s are very fast-paced here, it just feels like there are too few power ups for it.

To conclude, this is an excellent level for tourneys and small events, I’d love to see it make it to the duel tournament.

Edit: Due to the recent edits, I raised my score a bit and slightly edited the review.

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RecommendedReview by King487

12 Jun 2010, 08:57 (edited 12 Jun 10, 10:58)
Frog (19 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings7 Featured reviews3 Average helpfulness57%

Eyecandy couldnt be more perfect, ammo placements are ok, there are only two pu’s, toaster and RF, other pu’s (expecialy bouncy) would probably be way too overpowered, i managed to find two RF climb spots (one at each base) which are really usefull so that u can run away right after u get the flag, its a lot faster than taking fucked up springs, gameplay is pretty good duels 2 vs 2 and 3 vs 3 are all possible, map is neither too small or too big, C placements are ok, its rly hard to make a good lvl with two c’s, few fastfires which is also nice. With a lot of things fixed, this map is actually pretty good.

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Review by Jgke

8 Jun 2010, 17:38 (edited 18 Jun 10, 17:46)
Frog (20 Points)
Number of reviews with ratings16 Featured reviews1 Average helpfulness53%

I’ve decided to review every submit that is on the contest.

Eyecandy: 9
The eyecandy here goes quite well, there’s enough of it but still there’s not too much of it. The thing that made me take one point from my score is that the bases are flying in the air.

Pickups: 7
The thing that reduced most points is that one of the two full carrots is hidden behind some layer 3. This has massively deducted points.

Gameplay: 7
It is clearly easier to the red team to get to blue’s base. The level’s layout makes moving around quite hard (atleast I think so). Maybe this level works better as a 2v2, but I didn’t test that.

Summary: (9+7+7):3=7,6666666~7.7
Well, as this is slightly modified, I will remove “No download recommendation, and change the score to 7.7.
Edit: whoops, counted wrong
Edit2: Well, I quess I should now edit this.

Well, it is titled as Oasis too, and the layers 7 and 6 are identical :P
Edit: Laro just renamed the level .

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