Decepticon Escalation MAP

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  1. Soundwave4win

    Soundwave4win Escalation Connoisseur

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    Although it isn't a physical map I've made a grid to help organize rooms and help everyone know what side they would like to take when playing a map together.


    I will have 3 Rows. for each of the rows leading towards the overshield and 1 being the center room I will have letters representing their position...

    there will be 5 rooms
    (except for the middle row, which will have 2).

    (on a side note I never opened the overshield doors during my scribing of this map. We all know what's up their that might be important but not exact details so I'll apologize in advance)



    Row A is the side where the rooms have giant gaping holes from battle damage

    Row B is the center of the room and the hallway connecting the first 2 rooms of A and C

    Row C is the side of the room where no battle damage is shown and you can see the inner workings of the base

    Room 1 is the first room for Rows A and C and the hallway for B
    Room 2 is the second room for rows A and C and the center of the base for B
    Rooms 3-5 are in Rows A and C and do not apply towards B

    It's like geography. find the row I place (letter) and the room I specify (number) and what's inside will be written. the price of items are written next to the item.
    Ex. C4: Ammo=50
    (row C room 4 ammo is 50 points)
    HAVE FUN!



    A1:
    Door=225

    A2:
    Door=500
    Photon Burst Rifle=200
    Emp Grenades=125
    Ammo=50

    A3:
    Door=700
    Health=100
    Repair Ray=1250
    Magma Frag Launcher=500

    A4:
    Door=1000
    Ammo=50
    Thermo Mines=75
    Scrapmaker=600

    A5:
    Overshield=250

    _____________________________
    B1:
    Flak Grenades=75

    B2:
    Health=100
    Ammo=50
    Battle Pistol=200
    Emp Shotgun=200

    _____________________________
    C1:
    Door=225

    C2:
    Door=500
    Health=100
    Thermo Mines=75
    Scatter Blaster=300

    C3:
    Door=700
    Health Grenades=800
    Plasma Cannon=300
    Ammo=50

    C4:
    Door=1000
    Emp Grenades=125
    Scrapmaker=600
    Health=100

    C5:
    Overshield=250



    Hope this helps for strategies and team building :dj 
     
  2. The Constructicon

    The Constructicon Yeah, I turn into a leg.

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    Nice, I generally stay to the left side of the map, that being left of where you spawn in.
     
  3. Soundwave4win

    Soundwave4win Escalation Connoisseur

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    Row A? Yea so did I until last night *points to other thread* Row C has health/scrapmaker/emp grenade combo in room 4
     
  4. BlackbirdSR-71C

    BlackbirdSR-71C Loyal Decepticon

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    Does anyone know wether Overshields are rechargeable via the repair ray or not?
     
  5. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    They are not. However they do refill your health to mx if you pick one up in addition to the sheild.
     
  6. BlackbirdSR-71C

    BlackbirdSR-71C Loyal Decepticon

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    I think you might have confused the repair ray (the weapon you can purchase for 1250 energon) with energon cubes (the white cubes buyable for 100 energon)
     
  7. Sideswipe80

    Sideswipe80 Well-Known Member

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    Some good stuff here. I mostly play the Autobot stage and only the Cons a few times. I like using Soundwave and Shockwave. How about you guys?
     
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    SPLIT LIP Dry built

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    No.

    If you are on one block of health and pick up an oversheild, (the little solid blue sheild you buy for 250)even if the sheild bar gets chipped away you still have four blocks of health left. (it refills the three blocks of health)

    The repair ray only refills heath blocks, not the oversheild bar.
     
  9. Soundwave4win

    Soundwave4win Escalation Connoisseur

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    Soundwave...

    and....

    That's it :D 
     
  10. BlackbirdSR-71C

    BlackbirdSR-71C Loyal Decepticon

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    A pity he's just so colorless in this game as compared to G1. Back then he was bright white/blue/red, now he's just grey and pale blue...

    @Split Lip: Thanks for clearing that up, my mistake!
     
  11. Soundwave4win

    Soundwave4win Escalation Connoisseur

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    it's worse in multiplayer...

    I see pink Soundwaves and I want to gauge my eyes out.

    now pink Megatrons i'm fine with
     
  12. Soundwave4win

    Soundwave4win Escalation Connoisseur

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    on-topic.

    is this helpful enough for everyone? If it might belong in a different thread (tips and tricks) I don't mind if it needs to be placed somewhere else.

    I put it hear to show everyone my findings.
     
  13. nehushtan

    nehushtan Escalation Jedi

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    Please do by all means. That list you made was very helpful. I am working on doing some cheesy maps with paint to help out those who are more visual and to help discuss and visualize strategies. This is a first step. Eventually, I want to clean them up well and include all strategical points of defense and expand the size of the maps into larger sections. It should be fun but if its too great of a burden I'll stick to just mapping out weapon stations and doors.

    Here's my first map. I am quite pleased with how this finally came out.
    [​IMG]
     
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  14. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    I know for a fact there is a ion displacer vendor in the hall between the right overshield room and the central hall of the level. If anyone needs heavy turret firepower, there ya go.

    And is there a fusion cannon anywhere for Megatron to buy? On the rare occasions I do play him (only when Starscream is taken), it feels weird playing as Megatron without his most potent weapon.
     
  15. nehushtan

    nehushtan Escalation Jedi

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    I haven't seen Fusion Canon's anywhere on any Escalation map. That's a huge let down. They could've made the waves harder if it the FC would've been overkill but to exclude it was just disappointing...
     
  16. Soundwave4win

    Soundwave4win Escalation Connoisseur

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    Map looks good. :D 
     
  17. tohann

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    Very nice map. Thanks!
     
  18. Limitbreaker

    Limitbreaker Escalation Specialist

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    Nice map! Very well done!

    The general strategy when I play with friends is to open up the left side (side A) all the way up to the scrapmaker room (A4 but DO NOT OPEN THE DOOR TO THE OVERSHIELD ROOM BEHIND IT!!!), defend and camp there until we accumulate enough points to open up the entire right side (side B all the way to the Overshield room). Once side B is fully open, we grab heal grenades, overshields, ammo and EMP grenades between waves and head back to the A4 area (the scrapmaker room on the left side). It's an ideal room to defend and camp since you have access to ammo and thermo mines (for taking out any unwanted guests dropping in the room). With 3-4 frag launchers raining grenades, you can pretty much clear 80% of the enemies coming up the stairs before they even reach to the room.

    Opening doors and arming everyone with a Frag launcher as soon as possible at is absolutely crucial. Once the scrapmaker room is open, everyone chips in for the repair ray, then arm themselves with the scrapmaker. The repair ray is assigned to one of the cloakers (cloaker drops the frag launcher or scrapmaker). Once the other side is fully open and you have access to overshields and repair grenades, you can drop the repair ray in favor for another weapon.

    The weapons setup for the team would be:

    Cloaker 1 (scrapmaker, frag launcher, thermo/heal grenades)
    Cloaker 2 (scrapmaker, repair ray, thermo/EMP/heal grenades)
    Player 3 (scrapmaker, frag launcher, thermo/EMP grenades) - ideal for hover users or Onslaught
    Player 4 (scrapmaker, frag launcher, thermo grenades)

    If you play Megatron, this is the weapons setup I usually use:

    scrapmaker, frag launcher, EMP grenades

    Basically if there's a group of enemies heading your way, you throw the EMP grenade for the stun, then use Drain, activate Hover and go to town with the scrapmaker. Kill off any remaining enemies with the frag launcher. In most cases this combo will kill off most enemies (it will kill off all in the earlier waves), replenish your health and should net you about 150-300 points for your efforts.

    For Onslaught you can use the same setup as Megatron. Stun with the EMP grenades, launch the Omega missile, kill anything else still alive the scrapmaker and frag launcher.
     
  19. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    Nice work on that map.
     
  20. transtrekkie

    transtrekkie On the level.

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    I can't see the pic on the computer I'm on now, what Decepticon map is this for?
     

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