So for the last month or so, I've been working on a map in Halo 4 Forge. As far as I am aware, no one else has come up with this idea yet, but that idea is Mantis Soccer. It's basically those Japanese soccer robots on youtube, but with rockets.
Obviously the File Share isn't available on the Halo website yet, so if you're interested you'll have to look up my Gamertag: AlphaScrewySam in the ingame file share, the title of the map is Mantis Soccer X.
Also, I'm trying to find out a way to popularise it at the moment, so any suggestions on getting Achievement Hunter's attention for a Let's Play or Things To Do In episode would be appreciated.
There are still a few bugs and issues that I am hoping the RT community can give me some help with:
- The most irksome of these is that the Soccer Ball will vanish after taking too many hits, most obviously so with the rocket armament of the Mantis. Attempts to make the ball invulnerable have thus far been fruitless. It respawns shortly after.
- Scoring still has not been figured out, at least not in a leaderboard sense. Manual scoring such as timed explosions are in the works, but this is less than optimal.
- Players are capable of getting out of their Mantises (Mantisi?) once on the field, and I haven't found a way to make the teleporter field discriminate reciever by Team, so any teleporters used will pop one out at both Red or Blue starting area regardless of the player's actual color.
- On occasion, and I'm not sure if this is just Forge acting up, and it'll be fine in Custom, but the Mantis or the Soccer Ball will vanish entirely from the map, and not respawn. The item counter in build mode indicates that they are still present, but cannot be found or retrieved.
So yeah, give it a look, and tell me what you think!