Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

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What should be the theme/restriction for this years mapping contest?

Poll ended at Wed Sep 01, 2021 2:20 pm

- No rules
13
30%
- Colour theme: pick a colour and go nuts with it (black, white and gray NOT allowed)
5
12%
- Use of destructable and reactable environments/decos
10
23%
- Dragons and dragon like creature theme (wyrms, wyverns etc.)
7
16%
- 1 MB challenge
5
12%
- Other (if this wins we'll run a new poll with the new themes/restrictions suggested in the poll thread)
3
7%
 
Total votes: 43

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by esnesi » Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:42 pm

Badge 8)

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by Neon_Knight » Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:40 pm

I need to de-rustify myself before entering. And deciding what to do.

Since "no rules" is the clear winner that means "map covers" are allowed, isn't it? Because I have something in my mind.
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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by Feralidragon » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:02 pm

Neon_Knight wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:40 pm
I need to de-rustify myself before entering. And deciding what to do.
Same.
The first thing I need to do is to get some of my old tools back, then set up VSCode with UE1 UScript, and before I actually start to work on something for real I need to test some stuff out, both new stuff I want to experiment with, as well old stuff I forgot how it worked.

The whole thing currently feels like:
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Neon_Knight wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:40 pm
Since "no rules" is the clear winner that means "map covers" are allowed, isn't it? Because I have something in my mind.
What do you mean by "map covers"?
If you mean map editing, although the contest is "no rules", naturally the point is to do a brand new map (unless I misunderstood you).

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by TankBeef » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:28 pm

Feralidragon wrote:
Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:02 pm
What do you mean by "map covers"?
Maybe he means "map remake"? :what:

(I sure hope it is not another version of Deck :facepalm: )

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by jmartin » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:14 pm

How about what NOT to do.

1). No knock-offs of Zahltag

2). No knock-offs of Deck16 or Facing Worlds

3). NO CASTLES (unless your name is Robert A. Wey)

4). And for the love'a god. . . NO LAVA MOTES or you will be instantly disqualified and banned from further competition for the next 3 years.

Lol, just kidding, but you get the idea. :-)

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by papercoffee » Wed Sep 01, 2021 11:57 pm

no rules for the map ... but rules for the contest.
new map.
badge.
having fun... if you won't have fun you'll get disqualified.

Edit----------
if you want to send in an edited map then always remember, the people are voting.

oh and I would say if you have somewhere an unreleased beta or even alpha build ... they should be allowed.
finish them and make them awesome.

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by TexasGtar » Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:13 am

I don't know what badge means.
So it can be any gametype? Yes?
Can we start now?

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by Neon_Knight » Thu Sep 02, 2021 4:46 am

Nah, edits and already done-to-death maps aren't in that idea. Mine's a map from UT3, more precisely this one, which should be good for 1-on-1.
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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by JimmyCognitti » Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:00 am

I kind of like the 1MB challenge, I've seen some small maps that happen to be very creative at the same time.
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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by Buggie » Thu Sep 02, 2021 5:12 am

TexasGtar wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:13 am
I don't know what badge means.
Special texture placed on map. See previous contests:
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13573
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TexasGtar wrote:
Thu Sep 02, 2021 1:13 am
So it can be any gametype? Yes?
Can we start now?
I think answer "yes" for all questions.

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by Feralidragon » Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:26 pm

The exact timings are still being defined, but thus far it seems to point towards the official start being this Sunday (5th).

However, given that Paper already said that finishing existing maps (as in, maps that are unfinished or halfway at the moment) is allowed, technically that means you started that map way before all of this, so yeah, those who want to do something can start now.
I am already dusting off my stuff myself.

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by TexasGtar » Thu Sep 02, 2021 10:04 pm

I can wait until the 5th. I don't even have an idea yet.

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by 'Zac » Fri Sep 03, 2021 4:09 am

Hey guys, I always love the sound of a mapping contest. I miss and love the editor and I have a couple ideas in mind.

Any ideas when we should start? I am going to make a siege map ( hell yeah )

also... I am also curious what 'badge' means? Like prefix of the map name?
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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by Feralidragon » Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:48 pm

You're free to start whenever you want.

The badge is a texture with the logo of the contest, which has been a ut99.org tradition for all contests and map packs, which is always created by Paper, and it must be visible somewhere within the map.
It wasn't created yet for this contest (Paper will create one soon), but everyone should account for it.

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Re: Vote for the '21 mapping contest theme/restriction!

Post by TankBeef » Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:00 pm

Feralidragon wrote:
Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:48 pm
You're free to start whenever you want.

The badge is a texture with the logo of the contest, which has been a ut99.org tradition for all contests and map packs, which is always created by Paper, and it must be visible somewhere within the map.
It wasn't created yet for this contest (Paper will create one soon), but everyone should account for it.
The question has been asked and answered more than once. So, maybe this clarification should be edited on the first post? Or why not just call it "contest logo"? I know it is longer, but I see people getting confused here with the term, so I don't know. :what: