Let’s take a closer look at the default map and gametype for the upcoming season of GrifballHub’s Good Games League.
The newest GGL Coliseum is the same size and shape as the court that we used last season. Veteran mapmakers Nuclear Taco 42 and runNokyardrun have made a few changes, however. First of all, the grids are back, running up both sides of the map, giving the court that distinctive futuristic feeling.
The same 40-foot tall “GGL” letters still mysteriously float outside the main window, and the healthpacks still grace the half-way point of the court on both sides.
But the map is now sporting better lighting, thanks to floodlights installed on the interior-most wall.
The newest version of Dash includes the tweaked gravity and damage settings that were introduced this past season in the AGLA. The gravity for the players and runner is set to 75%, while the jump height is 100%. Player speed is set to 100%, while the runner gets to move at 120%. Unlike last season, the runner now sports increased damage resistance, but no overshields. As always for Dash, the runner can use armor abilities, including Sprint and, if timed correctly, Evade.
A further tweak is the addition of waypoints over the heads of teammates. This is to help players who have difficulty seeing differences between red and blue. The waypoint will always appear over Grif’s head, even if the other team has the ball.
To see the gametype settings in further detail, check out this thread.
Finally, GGL Dash 2011 has been cut down to five timed rounds instead of nine untimed rounds. Matchmaking Grifball will also feature five timed rounds of three minutes each, so this season of the GGL will mimic those settings. Be sure to watch the clock–If you hold on to the ball for too long, time might run out!
Click here to download the official map and gametype. Of course, like in previous seasons, teams are welcome to use any map and gametype they want, as long as both captains agree. You can see our complete map and gametype resource center here.
Check out the video below for a preview of this season’s action. Keep an eye on the front page and the forums for more updates about this season of the GGL. And don’t forget–Signups open on January 21st, and the league begins on January 31st!