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Few dumb ideas to kill more time here.

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Okay I have a couple of dumb ideas to liven things up a bit in the forums, but I'm not sure if they would be any good. So what I want is your oppinions on these:
1) ''Guess that Epic map'' - simple game where someone shows a pic of a default map and everyone tries to guess the map. Winner shows a new pic with another map.
2) ''map/download of the week/day'' - okay this is already done in unrealsp.org, but that one is limited with SP maps. Here it would be any gametype as long as it's for ut. We could give comments and rate (by polls) to a randomly sellected map each week. This could be better than reviews, i think.

Well what do you think?
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:thuup:
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GEx wrote:Okay I have a couple of dumb ideas to liven things up a bit in the forums, but I'm not sure if they would be any good. So what I want is your oppinions on these:
1) ''Guess that Epic map'' - simple game where someone shows a pic of a default map and everyone tries to guess the map. Winner shows a new pic with another map.
2) ''map/download of the week/day'' - okay this is already done in unrealsp.org, but that one is limited with SP maps. Here it would be any gametype as long as it's for ut. We could give comments and rate (by polls) to a randomly sellected map each week. This could be better than reviews, i think.

Well what do you think?
I like it!
...then again I'm a screenshot junkie so why wouldn't I?

Although, after all this time it might be good to toss in random other popular maps too, given there's not that many default maps and eventually you'd run out of stuff for people to guess at.
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Cool ideas, Gex!
However, the first one seems a little to easy to guess for me, unless you picture only one wall or, which would be too hard again. Posting any (user-generated) map would be difficult, too, but maybe an alternative...
But the second one really is great. I'd love to have something like that included. It would keep us going to discuss + it could make rather unknown maps more popular. The question only remains who will host the maps. Probably someone who has an HDD full of maps :tongue:
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editor Dave wrote:The question only remains who will host the maps. Probably someone who has an HDD full of maps :tongue:
Well, I have almost 2000 of them :mrgreen:
yeah maybe idea nr1 is too easy (or hard) and it could get old pretty quick :D.
Now idea nr2 would really be a great feature here. Only things we would need would be some kind of autolock (lock the thread when the poll ends) and maybe a new forum section.
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What do our mods think?
And maybe moving this thread to the appopriate subforums would be nice, too :ironic:
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moooooooooved :mrgreen:

...But I can't make new forum sections.
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papercoffee wrote:moooooooooved :mrgreen:

...But I can't make new forum sections.
Thanks.

Sorry, I ment new subforum...
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GEx wrote: 1) ''Guess that Epic map'' - simple game where someone shows a pic of a default map and everyone tries to guess the map. Winner shows a new pic with another map.
Yeah, why not? Just start a thread with it and I guess most may play along. :)
GEx wrote: 2) ''map/download of the week/day'' - okay this is already done in unrealsp.org, but that one is limited with SP maps. Here it would be any gametype as long as it's for ut. We could give comments and rate (by polls) to a randomly sellected map each week. This could be better than reviews, i think.
I had this same idea years ago when Shade was a little bit more active (for both maps and mods from all the UT communities). But no one picked it up so far, as it needs someone to do that job properly: screenshots, small video and brief description.
Volunteers?
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I volunteer, I can't promise videos though :mrgreen:
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GEx wrote:I can't promise videos though :mrgreen:
I can do that! It actually would encourage me to stock up my plain UT folder :mrgreen:
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editor Dave wrote:
GEx wrote:I can't promise videos though :mrgreen:
I can do that! It actually would encourage me to stock up my plain UT folder :mrgreen:
Lol, I'd really appreciate that, Dave. Thanks!
So, when can we start :tongue:? I really can't wait to start :lol2:.
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I say start the thread. I've tried a few random things, like the Silly Rules for Online Play, and sometimes they work and sometimes they don't.

Start a thread, lay out some BRIEF ground rules, and see what happens.
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Will this be ok for a template (or whatever it's called)?:
Map Name:
Author:
Notes: (missing package, no bot support warnings etc.)
Download link:
Pics & Video:
Will this be OK or should I edit it a bit?
@poll: should the voting options range from 1 to 5 or 1 to 10?
Oh, and in which subforum should I place those map-of-the-week threads?
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^ Sound good.

I may create a new section for that, but some things need to be defined:
- the format of the title of each thread, probably: [date] - map name (author), and the date should be in the YY-mm-dd format (year-month-day with leading zeros)
- the day to make a new thread, my suggestion: every Sunday or Monday
- the name of the section
- who does what and when
- how exactly the decision of the map of the week is made (PMs? parties involved? etc)