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The basic theories of designing a balanced and fun competitive multiplayer map.

This in depth article will cover all the basic theories of designing a balanced and fun competitive multiplayer map. Posted with permission of Bobby Ross (BobbyRosss.com).

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1. Terms
2: Strategy
3: Tactics
4: Map Scale
5: Orientation & Navigation (Art)
6: Round vs Reinforcement
7: Map Symmetry
8: Realistic & Arcade Style
9: Supporting Game Design
10: Credits

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Map Scale

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Orientation & Navigation (Art)

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Round vs Reinforcement

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Map Symmetry

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Realistic & Arcade Style

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Supporting Game Design

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    An awesome guide we've got here, thank you for sharing it.
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    > **Posted by tom**
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    > Another typo in title - compleete

    Fixed it

    Jonny you owe me 5 bucks ;)
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    Thanks for sharing this amazing piece!
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    This was one nice read. I think I've actually gotten an idea for a map in CS:GO from this.
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    Another typo in title - compleete
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    > **Posted by Corvalho**
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    > Unless muliplayer is actually a thing there's a small typo on the title :)

    Whoops will fix that cheers!
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