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Jungle Race 2.01a

Submitted by pick-a-chew
This bundle is marked as approved. It works and satisfies the submission rules.
I am uploading this because a few people still play this sometimes, and there's no official place yet to download my mod.

This is a fairly old mod of Kolle's original jungle race that i infrequently update.

The aim of the game is simple and the game can be broken down as follows...

Aims:
- Be the first player to complete all of your laps.

Racers:
- At the start of each lap, you get a new random racer which probably has at least one or several abilities for you to use.
- Abilities usually cost mana but may damage, silence, slow, stun your enemies, causing them to get caught behind. Alternatively they might increase your speed or heal you, allowing you to finish your laps faster!
- When you reach the end of a lap area, your racer despawns, and you get a new racer in the next area.
- If your racer is killed by an enemy racer, you will get a new racer, but will start at the beginning of your current zone.
- There are 55 unique racers!

Evil Eye:
- Each player has a spellbook-style "Evil Eye"
- On Classic Mode, the Evil Eyes have Finger of Death, which allows you to kill any racer (including your own!) at the cost of 100 mana.
- Evil Eyes slowly regenerate mana, and gain mana when a racer finishes a lap, and some racers can even grant mana to Evil Eyes directly.
- On Advanced Mode, the Evil Eyes have several other abilities which enhance or hinder, such as Kill All (kills all racers) or Immortalize (makes your racer invulnerable).
- At the start of the game, evil eyes may be disabled by the host.


Although Warcraft 3 is very quiet, the minimum number of players i recommend is 5 to ensure there's enough interactions to keep the game interesting.

Happy Racing!


Keywords:
Jungle Race, Race, Random
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Jungle Race 2.01a (Map)

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01:57, 8th Jun 2016 Shadow Fury: Almost ready for approval but set to needs fix nonetheless.
  1. 01:57, 8th Jun 2016
    Shadow Fury: Almost ready for approval but set to needs fix nonetheless.
     
  2. Aether

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    You should a decent description. For now, it has information of the map. But, there is still missing, which is beauty. What I mean is, it doesn't have any design, like boxes, tables, sizes, colors and so on. I suggest to add some creativity. Try checking this. Screenshots would also be great, since it makes the description more appealing. Here's the link, if you don't know how to add some.

    The 2 modes is great, it really fits to the map. Advance mode is kinda off the mark. There's a lot of abilities need some work, such Immortalize. You shoud balance Immortalize, try reducing the duration, since its effect becomes invulnerable.

    I really like all the racers. The racers has its own usefulness and effectiveness. By the way, the turtle (I forgot the name) needs some work. It has low movement speed, too low. Try increasing the movement speed, or put some abilities that makes it useful.

    I don't like the changing of racers, when I reach the end of the first field or lane. Maybe, you should only change the racers when it reaches the lap, not the end of the field or lane.

    As for now, voting for awaiting update.​
     
  3. pick-a-chew

    pick-a-chew

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    Thanks for the review Aether, i'll work on a fancy description when i get time for it.

    For advanced mode i was thinking of disabling Immortalize & Invisibility if you are on your final lap. I don't think it's a bad thing if you decide to use these abilities to have almost a 100% chance to complete a lap early on. They can also be countered by Kill All and Global Transformation.

    I could add the changing of the racers like that as a game play option. I like changing of racers because ultimately it helps people to lose overpowered/underpowered racers quicker (and racers like Sneaky Bastard or Immortal would become even more powerful).

    Turtle is a gimmick racer, and is supposed to be the worst! I have however thought for a long time of adding a passive that makes it so that if you finish a lap with it, you score 2 laps instead of 1.

    Again thanks for the feedback, wasn't expecting any to be honest!
     
  4. Aether

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    Yes, you should. Sometimes, this happens to me. I always the immortalize and invisibility when I'm almost at the lap.
    I never knew that, anyways, thanks for the tip. :D
    That's why I never win. :ogre_icwydt:

    I like the idea of it, I can't wait.
    Good idea, but I suggest 3 laps? Since it has very, very, very low movement speed. If 2 laps, then make one ability for it, like the other racers loses their control for a short duration.
    No problem. :)
     
  5. Shadow Fury

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    What a cool map! The idea is so unique and well-executed. However, before I approve this, I need to address a few points:

    - Cheat costs too much mana. By the time Evil Eye gets 100 mana, I'll have most probably already finished the game. I say reduce it to half this value.

    - The starting areas of the racers are too cramped. When I tried to include 12 players (computers), we were all stuck if big racers spawned such as Farm, Tree of Lol and Siege Engines. I deduced this could happen even if the racers moved so better preventing that and widening just a little bit.

    - Test of Patience is extreme crap and totally not worth the effort. I know it's supposed to be very slow but... not that slow. Suicide was the only option I had when I'd haplessly got it. I don't also fancy the idea of making the laps count more because the chances it reaches the end are very scarce. By the time it covers all that distance, I'm sure some evil eye will already have 100 mana. In addition, take into account any attacking/damaging racer that could kill it and the chances of making it with this racer slump considerably.

    - I'd really recommend implementing an AI in this map. I don't think it would be a tough challenge as many runners have passive skills so you simply order them to move to the end line. Those who have active skills should be easy to handle as well, except Builder Bob maybe... just try and see if you can because that would make your map playable in single player as well and even allow players in multiplayer to fill in empty slots if needed. This is optional of course but think it over first and decide if you want or not.

    Fix the first 3 issues and your map is approved. For now, it's set to needs fix.
     
  6. pick-a-chew

    pick-a-chew

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    Cheers Shadowfury. Points one and three are already addressed in an update I was doing yesterday (cheat costs 500 mana, activates instantly but cannot be used on your final lap & test of patience has been removed from the racer pool whilst I think of better abilities for it). I'll experiment with point 2; whilst overcrowding from the first set of racers isn't ideal, it's usually resolved quickly by players using their racers. Body-blocking is also an integral part of the winning strategy.

    I was looking to do very basic AI, though that may take time and won't make it into the next version. I'll update the map and post it within a few days!

    Thanks again for the feedback :)
     
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    The description needs an update before this can be approved.
    Add a few screenshots and structure it in a nice way.
     
  8. pick-a-chew

    pick-a-chew

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    After playing it on Bnet earlier i discovered a gamebreaking bug with the Shredder so have posted this new version. Besides the hotfix, Test of Patience has been removed from the Racer Pool, Mimic has been buffed, Cheat cost 500 mana and is instant, and Invisibility, Cheat and Immortality are disabled if you are on your last lap.

    But... but... </3. I'll grab me some screenshots on the next play.
     
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    This map looks like a fun idea, I think I will test it :)
     
  10. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    How can this be played in LAN/multiplayer? It says the game cannot start with every player being on the same team. The team number cannot be modified.
     
  11. pick-a-chew

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    That's odd, and something i have only just learnt about. All players belong to one force, though why it works on BNET and not LAN i have no clue. I'll reinstate player 1 as the "host" (separate force) which should solve the problem.

    Edit: I've added two forces; you'll have to let me know if this works/fixes things because i haven't had time to check it myself.
     
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2016
  12. StoPCampinGn00b

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    Approved. Played this a dozen times before over the years on battle.net, and this current versions works better!
     
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    Hurrah!

    For those who care, I do float around here from time to time. If you find any bugs or have any suggestions, let me know and I'll see what I can do, else I'll only be doing the very rare and sporadic update.

    Cheers <3

    Pick
     
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    Hey guys. Played this a few times earlier and noticed some pretty serious bugs. The changelog which can be found in-game says:

    Version 1.92 (2016)
    RACERS:
    - Autistic has been added. The Autistic is autistic and has to run in the opposite direction.
    FIXES:
    - Sometimes (very rarely) a player can lose their racer forever. A trigger has been added to fix this.
    - Possessing a Shredder will no longer cause the Shredder to eject its pilot and for the Shredder to be hidden.

    Also added a new racer because why not. I haven't had time to test him with others, but he worked fine on single player with computers. If i somehow broke the game let me know :p
     
  15. pick-a-chew

    pick-a-chew

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    Caught another game of this earlier and did a few tweaks. The changelog in-game says:

    Version 1.93 (2016)
    FIXES:
    - Potential Crash Fixes
    RACERS:
    - Tooltips have been updated to show cooldowns and have important info highlighted in yellow.
    - Slow and Steady has been removed from the racer pool.
    - Ability Keeper now gains 1 Z hotkey spell, 1 X hotkey spell and 1 C or Passive spell
    - Various other small changes
    NEW RACERS:
    - Recombobulator added. Teleports enemies to a random location in their current racing area.
     
  16. pick-a-chew

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    Had a few bug reports and have re-coded all Eye abilities to handle various types of racer situations. The changelog in-game says:

    Version 1.95 (2016)
    CHANGES:
    - Due to the complexity of some racers (e.g. Zerg Swarm), all Eye abilities have been recoded to deal with unusual circumstances
    - For example Immortalise will make ALL of your racers Immortal (if you have 3 zerglings for example). Cheat will ALWAYS give you a lap and will despawn of all your racers. Eye spells will always affect hidden and invulnerable units where appropiate.
    - Some minor balancing on the Eye spells and mana costs.
    - Fixes to the game options dialog at the start
    RACERS:
    - Transmute cannot be cast on Phoenix or Phoenix Egg (previously just egg)
    - Transmute cooldown increased by 3 seconds
    - Tornado Naga degeneration increased (-3 to -5)
    - NEW RACER: Clickbait. Invulnerable but can be killed by being selected.

    The most unusual racing situation is doing global transformation on a Zerg Swarm (which will give you multiple racers). All of these racers should be accounted for and are valid targets for further transformation, kill all, immortalize etc. and completing a lap will make all of your racers despawn.

    Edit: Posted 1.97a which has a few tweaks
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2016
  17. pick-a-chew

    pick-a-chew

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    Updated.

    Version 1.99a (2017)
    CHANGES:
    - Player 1 will now decide if the game will run with 2 lanes or 1 lanes. (1 lane mode recommended for games with few players).
    - Fixed a bug where the game would fail to start if a specific sequence of game modes was chosen.
    - Basic AI has been added to the map. Computer-controlled racers will attempt to complete laps. (They will not use any active abilities).
    NEW RACERS:
    - Power-UP: A racer with the rune model. If it completes a lap, all other racers in the lane recieve Speed Boost.
    - Techies: A racer who always explodes upon death. Has an ability that makes them go full speed, but they explode shortly after.
    - Worms: A racer who can hide itself inside other racers, and makes them go faster.

    I'm aware that a few versions before this one were not posted to THW, so there are other changes i haven't listed but can be found in-game!

    I also haven't tested it multi-player yet, but i *think* there shouldn't be any awful bugs :p.
     
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    hi pick-a.chew you create this amazing map?:O nicee
    Version 1.99a released whoaa niceee!
    Is good to update your maps and continue to contribute new content is much appreciated, and played this map many times in many years and is always fun to play testing the new version and warn you if I find any bug.
    My score 5/5 just so simple and effective in gameplay with people

    Sorry my english e.e have a good day mister.:goblin_yeah::infl_thumbs_up:
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2017
  19. pick-a-chew

    pick-a-chew

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    I created this version/mod, but i always stress the original map and concept were by Kolle :)

    Glad you like the map. Just like wall of quotes from people on the news page, Wc3 is one of those things i keep coming back to!