Ugh, PAX... Why is it always PAX?

Discussion in 'Mapping and stuff' started by psdpro, April 27, 2016.

  1. psdpro

    psdpro Member

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    Every time I pull up the custom multiplayer lobby it seems like half the games are using the PAX system. Let's be honest; it's not a very fun or interesting map. What's the deal? Why do people keep choosing this system? Just laziness?
  2. stuart98

    stuart98 Post Master General

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    Laziness and the fact that you currently need PAMM to download map packs.
  3. mwreynolds

    mwreynolds Well-Known Member

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    For a multi planet system the PAX system rocks.
  4. xankar

    xankar Post Master General

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    Don't you know? PAX: Planetary Annihilation Xclusively used system.
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  5. elodea

    elodea Post Master General

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    6.7/10
  6. xankar

    xankar Post Master General

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    Didn't pay you enough for 10/10 I see.
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  7. Nicb1

    Nicb1 Post Master General

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    I think you see this map so often because people are too lazy to browse through all these custom community maps to find some more multi planet systems that they like. (I may be guilty of this)
  8. walmartdialup

    walmartdialup Active Member

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    This. What's even worse is when you play the old pax and think its new and exciting despite it being played all the time before titans.

    On side note, legion mod expansion should have its own pax system to go along with its predecessors.
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  9. dom314

    dom314 Post Master General

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    PAX: Legion: Aftermath
    - Only one planet left, with a huge crater.
  10. wpmarshall

    wpmarshall Planetary Moderator

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    I'll work on a new PAX.

    Side-note, the BEST games at PAX had spawns on the metal planet as well where people got kicked off and/or legged it in search of eco and easy expansion. But the balance (when I make the new version) will come in balancing the lure of the annihilaser with the eco reward for planetary control.
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  11. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    Sorry for pulling this old thread.

    It's allways PAX, because
    - planets are unique, which is easier to distinguish the planets by even icon (instead of multiple earthes)
    - not too much planets
    - somewhat logic and intuitive planet placement (metal far away, lava is hot and direct at sun, earth is at medium distance to sun, moon is around earth), therefore easier to memorize
    - balanced gameplay. you can have metal everywhere, but not too much.
    - nice platforms on both lava and earth
    - good start spots, variety of options. and luckily no start spot at metal.
    - and at last, having this kind of standard map causes some consens about map preference, strengthening itself over time.
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    Cause it HAVE A DEATH STAR!!! thats amazing!!!!!! xD

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