Forums


[AMA] Xerocoles


I've been mapmaking here for 3 years, Senior Staff for 2 years, and just recently asked released my first map album, The Mercury Collection. Ask me questions!

hi bestie

  1. what makes waffles better than pancakes
  2. favorite taylor swift album
  3. favorite taylor swift song
  4. favorite song atm
  5. can you tell zion and coco i said hey
  6. thoughts on hailey
  7. will we be seeing you at minecon 2022.
  8. whats your favorite kind of pen (important)
  9. which poller are you most excited to see more from in zg s8
  10. what map on stratus/occ do you think is underrated

sup xero
1. whats your favorite gamemode?
2. what are the movies you like the most?
3. how do you come up with the ideas and the design for your maps?
4. whats the origin of your name?


aelous

 

what makes waffles better than pancakes

more texture (and crunch, sometimes) when biting, and you can put chocolate chips in the lil' holes which is satisfying :)

favorite taylor swift album

1989 > evermore > folklore > Lover > Red > Speak Now > Fearless > reputation > self-titled

favorite taylor swift song

august

favorite song atm

Love Again by Meltt

can you tell zion and coco i said hey

yea they're gonna be thrilled!

thoughts on hailey

top tier dog for sure, no doubt

will we be seeing you at minecon 2022.

i'd say it's 50/50

whats your favorite kind of pen (important)

??!?!?!?!?!?!?? idk not the weird coloured ones tho

which poller are you most excited to see more from in zg s8

olivia is the most inconsistent so i wanna see how it goes this time

what map on stratus/occ do you think is underrated

TUMBLEWEED CAUSE BLAZY AND I GOT SCAMMMMMMMED


CIPato

 

  1. whats your favorite gamemode?

CTW cause I love block-interaction and the maps are more enjoyable than DTC for my playstyle

  1. what are the movies you like the most?

Action & Comedy

  1. how do you come up with the ideas and the design for your maps?

A lot of different things can inspire my maps. Sometimes I see something random online that's in a really cool aesthetic, and it gives me to make a map that looks like it -- then I find a cool layout and make the map. This is what happened with Cobalt for example, I got inspired by the blue-glowing-mushroom-cave thingys in Terraria, I thought it looked so cool that I wanted to make a map similar to it. On other maps though, like Jurassic, I come up with a layout that I think will be amazing for CTW, and then find a cool aesthetic either afterwards or along the way. In general though, my aesthetic themes are inspired from all over the place, usually just something I happen to run across online, but sometimes it's more "forced" by a block palette that I think of myself. And layouts/gameplay-design usually come from either 1) "what could make this gamemode better that hasn't been tried already?" or 2) "what if I took this good part of this old map, combined it with this good part of this other old map, add a touch of this thingy on my other map, and tried this new thing, all together?" I don't think there's any singular method you have to follow to make a good map, just whatever allows your creativity to work the best.

  1. whats the origin of your name?

I just thought it sounded cool back in 2017 or 2018 or whatever, "Zair-uh-coal-aiz." But then I realized that a "xerocole" is an animal that has adapted to live in the desert -- which is pretty cool.


opinion

thoughts on elch as a friend group and as a comp team

thoughts on stratus comp and if you think it's growing in terms of good teams

also what position do you play in soccer



edwurd

 

opinion

You're one of the people I respect most in the comp community as a person, and I know I've said this to you once before but you made a great first impression like 3-4 years ago in a Stratus UHC we got auto-duoed, and you were really inclusive to me even though I was a random public player at the time. (and further continuing into rubber ducks & that age) You've always been one of the real ones and really fun to be around.

thoughts on elch as a friend group and as a comp team

as a friend group i've enjoyed being around it, even though it can be too immature for my taste at times, but y'all are quite fun to be around -- i think another part of why i like it is because it's more of the og stratus players who've been around for several years now
as a comp team i think you guys are a bit underrated when trying your best and seriously in big tourneys (i.e. the results of conquest x & obsidian series ctw) especially with the chemistry, but then like in ranked events and all-stars you guys always fail together which is funny to watch

thoughts on stratus comp and if you think it's growing in terms of good teams

i like the scene, but it varies so much per tourney and it's hard to keep for the top players/teams to keep their intensity and passion of the game for too many consecutive months. so like you get woolwalker which was awesome but then some average tourneys and then obsidian series conquest was also amazing and now a bit more down, so overall its aight but those rare few tourneys with nonstop scrimming and intense invitationals are REALLY fun. If comp includes ranked and everything then it's growing, but if it's just "good teams" then i'd say kinda standstill rn, though it's definitely really good that the SG people have came over in the past year

also what position do you play in soccer

Center Defender and a Captain of the team, tryna get on an all-league team this year but we'll see


payload tm when

opinion

what was the most exciting tm to watch from spectators pov

will dinoco win flagfootball

what do u wanna major in


PhantomOrion

 

payload tm when

heck no

opinion

ur amazing phantom. You're really funny to be around, a super kind and caring person, and one of the people I've most loved being around so often for these past 3 years. And ofc, you're a great ctw defender.

what was the most exciting tm to watch from spectators pov

Obsidian Series: Conquest was thrilling, especially the Finals was absolutely UNREAL to watch happen. And honorable mentions to ItG and WW, those had some really intense series near the end with lots of great players.

will dinoco win flagfootball

YES you will get 3rd in SB3 then reunite and win SB4 in 2022 or 2023

what do u wanna major in

it will definitely be either Architecture or Industrial Design


Log in to reply to this topic.