Mining Site OSL57 Flow Notes
A sub-level platform sits on the water level just below the mining platforms and has the modified jump tree at its center. The four-way jump tree has two jump pads facing north and south which jumps players up to the first level platform. The east and west jump pads have been replaced with teleporters that sends players to the far eastern and western sides of the map.
The first level or main platform is the largest platform in Mining Site OSL57. Players can find a great number of weapons, ammo and health pickups here to utilize. From here players can use a jump pad north on the platform or a teleporter to the south to reach the sniper platform on the second level.
Although the first level is the largest platform in the level, it is not the largest play-space for players to navigate. The second level is the largest playable area because it has a eastern and western natural area as well as a clifftop path that goes around the north side of the level. Here players can find the most weapons, ammo, health, spawn points and three of the four power-ups on the map.
The third level has a commanding view over the rest of the environment due to its height, but it can also leave players exposed with little cover to hide behind. The small platforms can easily lead to chaotic battle between players trying to maneuver around with limited space. Weapons and health pickups are scarce on the third level leaving players to make a choice between keeping the high ground or abandoning it in search of spoils.
Players use the various platforms to move horizontally while jump pads moves the player vertically around the environment. Teleporters were placed to create vertical and horizontal flow to the farthest points on the map. All of these flow and pathing options allow players to easily navigate the entire level.
Integrating Terrain Into Level Flow
Cliff tops that are even with the second level platforms act as a circular path around the entire environment. Jump pads are placed to allow players to jump across large gaps between the cliff tops and to the third level platforms.
Bridges that connect the second level platforms to the cliff top paths gives players more access to the available pathing options. The two natural areas and the second level cliff tops created additional paths around and through Mining Site OSL57.