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"Absalom is the capital city on Omicron. It also serves as the center of religious faith for the Necris. Despite a very shallow pretense to the contrary, the Necris have slowly taken over control of the government, and it is predicted that within the next century every living soul on Omicron will have undergone the Necris conversion."
Map description

VCTF-Necropolis (whose full name is Necropolis) is a map appearing in Unreal Tournament 3 .

Map description Edit

The map is divided in the two bases and a relatively open mid-field with a bridge connecting the upper base exits. For each base there are five ways in and out: the upper exit via the bridge, the left and right side exits with the power-up chambers and the left and right front exits through the lower part of the building that separates the base from the mid-field.

The Jump Boots in the front building allow reaching the bridge from one of the lower front exits. The front exits can, however, be temporarily closed by standing on a trigger between the Scavenger and Nemesis spawn points.

Weapons and pickups Edit

Weapons Edit

Weapon Count Location

Weapon Lockers Edit

Pickups Edit

Pickup Count Location
2x1 below each of the four small Shock Rifle/shock ammo ledges at the water pools in the middle of the map. 2x1 in each base on the ledges to the left and right below the bridge from the flag to the building, along with some ammo. 2x at each AVRiL ammo pack at the base and mid-field ends of each side base exit.
1x in the small rooms below each of the four small Shock Rifle/shock ammo ledges at the water pools in the middle of the map. 1x on the upper floor of the front building in each base. 2x in the small room behind each flag.
In the power-up chambers at the left side base exits.
In the pool of water opposite to the Darkwalker.
In the power-up chambers at the right side base exits.
In an alcove near each Scavenger.

(*) Rows marked in red are required for the "Like the back of my hand" achievement.

Vehicles Edit

Vehicle Count Location
2 in each base near the lower left and lower right player spawn areas.
1 in each base in the front building.
1 near the player spawn area behind each flag.
1 in each base below the bridge from the flag to the front building.
Neutral, on a platform in a water pool in the center opposite to the Armor Vest.

Walkthrough Edit

Act V: Disposable Assets Edit

"After losing the war, Akasha is about as popular here as we are. Malcolm's getting intel through a secret informant - probably a leak in the Phayder corporation. Akasha is hiding in the city of Absalom, surrounding herself with her last loyal crew of blackguard assassins. Lets see if they're willing to die for her."

So you've arrived to the Necris capitol, Absalom. Still searching for Akasha, your team greets you with the following dialog:

Jester: "Welcome to the Necris capital."
Reaper: "It's beautiful... and... horrible."
Othello: "It's a nanoblack thing, Reaper. You just wouldn't understand..."
Jester: "So where are the thousands of Phayder Assassins hiding?"
Othello: "Maybe they haven't noticed us."
Jester: "Suuure. "Ronin" and "stealthy" go so well together..."

Akasha makes her presence known as well:

Akasha: "Fly forth and find them. Search every place. Kill everyone."
Reaper: "Akasha! She's here!"
Jester: "Stay on her!"

While not as bad as Sandstorm, this one can be tricky too. As usual, the enemy auto-adjusts it's difficulty, and Akasha is already above-the-line. You're also outnumbered so you'll always have to fight at least one defender. Your allies can score with a little help, so you're not completely alone, but they aren't very good at it. Defense doesn't work very well on this level for a variety of reasons. They drive vehicles, they outnumber you, and they can make a quick getaway with the flag, so the best defense is a good offense. You want your guys in midfield, not huddling on one edge of the map. For the record, certain captures trigger a dialog:

Akasha (First Necris capture): "What fools, to follow me here!"
Akasha (Third Necris capture): "I am High Inquisitor. You WILL obey."
Akasha (First Ronin capture): "Who told you I was here?"
Akasha (Third Ronin capture): "Take no pride in victory. Soon I will be invincible!"

There is a dark walker in the middle of the map (on the east side) which can be used by anyone. You can actually march it north along the east wall and into the enemy's flag room. In fact, you can climb up the lower ledge and stand -on top- of their flag. It's amusing throwing the flag defender off the cliff with the horn, but not very useful. On the lower difficulties you can accomplish something similar with the Nemesis to clear out their flag room from below, but on the higher levels it gets destroyed too quickly to effectively pin the enemy down.

The map has quite a few opportunities for weaving between upper\lower, left\right paths, but generally the top-center is the fastest, most direct, and curiously the safest route to take. I usually take the Dark Walker into the enemy flag room until it is nearly destroyed and then use the jump pad, grab their flag, run\dodge out of the room and then get on the hoverboard. You'll frequently run into an ally and\or the enemy flag carrier on the long bridge connecting the bases but most of your opposition will be behind you or shooting at you from below. If you've got vipers shooting at you, you can cross over to the opposite side of the bridge and use the floor as cover. If you're being attacked from the bridge itself though, you'd be better off dodging on foot than to risk dropping the flag at this point in the extraction. Hopefully you'll have gained enough of a head-start to reach the red base. If there are bots on the far end, you can kill them with the link gun or sniper rifle. For some reason they don't dodge intelligently from that far away. You can use this fact defensively as well. There is also health inside the buildings on the far end.

If you're losing, tied, or winning by only 1 point, go for another capture. If you're winning by two points you should focus more on defense. Akasha goes crazy if you're winning by two, and can quickly tie\win the game. To make the most of this, you could consider letting Akasha score the first point. She will ignore your first capture. She'll respond to the second just as she would if you had scored first, and when you score the third time she will go crazy, but the game will be over. With no proper outlet for her anger, she is reduced to enraged sobbing and cutting herself with sharp stones.

Beating this level unlocks the Instagib Card. The card must be played immediately if at all, but it's probably not a wise choice unless you are vastly superior to the bots.

Tips and tricks Edit

Offense Edit

  • The Nightshade's deployables are more useful in the enemy base than in your own.
  • To get the Darkwalker onto the central bridge, you can use the tentacles at the left and right side.

Defense Edit

  • Play with world detail set to 2 or higher, otherwise you won't be able to see the cloaked Nightshade.
  • The Nemesis and Darkwalker make a strong defense team if used to control both sides of the middle area.
  • Stand on the trigger between the Nemesis and Scavenger spawn points to close the front doors.
  • Shoot the lights above the power-up chambers in the side exit routes to burn players who are trying to get the power-up.

Trivia Edit

Gallery Edit

External links and references Edit

See also Edit

Vehicle CTF maps for Unreal Tournament 3
VCTF-ContainmentVCTF-Containment SPVCTF-CorruptionVCTF-KargoVCTF-RailsVCTF-SandstormVCTF-StrandedVCTF-SuspenseVCTF-Suspense Necris