Hello everyone! My name is Curtis, but my nickname that I kept since I was 8 is "Mac". I am a big fan of sci-fi and anything to do with technology and space. When time permits, I love playing games... If I had to choose which style of gaming is my favorite, I couldn't say. I would put RTS, 1st-person, and RPG as the top 3, but I suppose that covers a good percentage of all the games! What I also really like to do on my spare time is create maps for pc games, mainly for the C&C series but sometimes for the AoE series - I can thank RA95 for this map-building addiction! I don't have any experience with modding, though. Lately (as in the last few years, off & on, when I have time) my time for playing has been devoted to building maps for C&C3;. Why this game? Because this game has a such an awesome mod that I have great respect for and thoroughly enjoy... It's called: Tiberium Essence.

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

Yes please! Glad there's other people still making some out there - I like seeing any kind of map that other fans come up with :)

As for me, I have something up my sleeve, but I have to hold out until Carnius' next version of TE that'll address bug fixes and (hopefully) have added certain WB goodies ;)

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Very cool, great update!

Hmm, how about naming these guys either "Harbingers" or "Storm Casters"? I assume it's a squad - if not, remove the 's' at the end ;)

Side note: Maybe the Tiberian Fiends should also cloke in tiberium, because they have tiberium crystals on their back which camouflages them in the surrounding tiberium?

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Hmm you may be right. It seems it should be a T2 unit, but since it has the ability to crush small vehicles (plus whatever other upgrades Carnius decides), maybe that's why it's T3? Hard to say at this point :)

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Actually, "Bigfoot" sounds like a good and unique name for this particular unit, I must say :)

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Can't help but think how much these bad boys look like they belong in a Mad Max film, which I think is exactly the right style for the Forgotten :)

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Even if this particular design may be an April Fool's, I think the concept of having some more mutated animals in the Forgotten arsenal is a good idea. More variety of mutated beasts this way too ;)

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

It's great to see these kinds of updates again :)

This pic reminds me: How would it look if the Mutants got these 'primitive'-style banners for their garrisoned structures (just change it to have their logo, and maybe scale down the overall size slighly), then perhaps Nod can have something a little more 'sophisticated' to their style (such as a Nod hologram, but a different appearance than their propaganda hologram)?

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Oh I really like everything about the looks of this unit, very nicely done wheels too :D

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

It's a Beast on wheels.. might even have a Beast Mode too :)

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 Forgotten

Or more like this
Wordlesstech.com

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

It's time you saw the new year, while you still have human eyes :D

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

Merry Christmas!

"I've got a present for ya" - GDI Commando :D

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

@SryCauldron, Big yes from me. Maybe also for the Stinger Turrets?

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

I'm just guessing, but hopefully Carnius will eventually find help from some good voice actors with good mics to do dialogues for all of the new units and the Forgotten EVA, making it seamless with the rest of the game.

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 - Forgotten

A weatherman said there's a chance for a lightning shower tonight... It just so happens he's also in control of a weather control device XD

What I am leaning more towards is let this man-made lightning storm (possibly ion?) be the main superweapon. To me this seems like it could have a wider spread and therefore do more overall damage. Then let the blue tiberium explosion be the next best as a high-end support weapon launched from either a single rocket or a cluster-missile (taken from Nod?). Either way, both weapons are perfect for the mutants ;)

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 - Forgotten

That is an awesome looking FX! It also makes me think this is probably how it would look if Electro made fried eggs for breakfast XD

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

Carnius, you are on fire with all these updates :D

I'm sure I speak for many here when I say thank you so much for all you have done and may continue to do. It was a very special and welcomed surprise for us to see a Forgotten faction revealed in TE; that doesn't seem the least bit easy for one person to create from scratch XD

Being in the top 100 is most deserving for you!

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 - Forgotten

I agree, Berserker would be a better name to give these guys.

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence 2.0 - Forgotten

Very cool design Carnius, I really like it :) I understand your reasoning for having 4 barrels, but I agree with those that it might be a little too much, but just 2 might not be enough either. I'd also suggest 3 barrels is the right number (keep the same 2 barrels on top, then have 1 barrel underneath and centered).

Or another idea is to have just one main barrel at the front, and have a smaller barrel on both the left and right side of the turret (so 1 main turret and 2 smaller ones in total). Almost something like you might see in Dawn of War XD

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

Any custom C&C3 map should work for TE just fine. They just won't have any of the TE exclusive props/textures is all, unless you or anyone added some in via WB.

Here's a good guide on how to install custom maps:
Cnclabs.com

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

1. Don't forget Nod is the only faction with an "epic" heavy-infantry unit, the Cyborg Commando.

2. I'd agree there are only a small few designs of his that could use some touchups and minor tweaks, but I think the Leviathan Mothership's design looks awesome as is. If Carnius is wanting to do any drastic redesigning on something, I believe it should be anything else from EA that's unsatisfactory.

3. wsted439 created a remarkable map, called London Broil, which is pretty similar to what you're after.
Cnclabs.com

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.Mac. @ EA shutting down around 50 old game servers

I think so too. One way or another, if the servers do go down for the games we really enjoy, I believe there is a way to overcome this.

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

I agree on that list of light crushable units Oaks, but I think it makes sense to also add the Seeker. Then it'd be 2 vehicles for Scrin, just as it's 2 for the other teams (for a sense of balance).

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

The Titan is a big heavy-duty mech, I think its speed is just fine as is. If Carnius wants to bring back its crushing ability for certain small vehicles though, that'd be fine with me.

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.Mac. @ Tiberium Essence

I agree with these comments about the FSG. Radius should be increased (at least stealth generator size) and I think its cool down could also be a bit less. Oaks briefly touched on this but I agree it is not always appreciated when all things that aren't your own gets destroyed (especially neutral bridges, structures, etc). How about instead of destroying enemy/neutral things, either it should have no affect on them or it only slows down their movement? Also, when activated it could use a different sound, like the "flame" sound it had in TS. Lastly, the structure needs house colors. That's all I've got after trying it out ;)

I noticed in WB Carnius also created a mobile FSG named "Aegis" (absolutely a perfect name for it BTW), hopefully with some polish and balancing it can become a tier3 GDI unit (which first requires FSG structure to be built and a limit of 1?)

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.Mac. @ Misc: A Public Beta 5 Screenshot

This looks like an imposing game of chess to me. Eclipse Tank takes Kazaur Walker... Goliath Tank takes Inferno Tank, CHECK!

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.Mac. @ WIP

Love the eerie feeling in this one Vlado, well done :)

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.Mac. @ We build this city!... [FAR from done]

"We built this city... only to destroy it!" XD

Looking forward to seeing it when it's done Starfox, we need more large blue-zone city maps ;)

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.Mac. @ Getting closer

So much destruction and detail, very cool! I'd like to play this when you're done :)

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.Mac.
.Mac. @ TE Mars Colony

Thanks SeriousJack, this map looks fun! I really like the thought-out layout of all the natural obstacles too.

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