OjitroC wrote:nogardilaref wrote: .. So it seems to me that people have indeed such a time in that season.
Have a look through the 2015 Terrain Mapping Contest thread (viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6550#p77099) and you'll see it was the timing (mid-November to mid-January), as much as the theme, that led to the low number of submissions and the other problems. So I think it is fair to say that there is some evidence to back EG's point that this is a period to avoid.
Yeah, it seems to be that way.
Although 2 years prior that wasn't a problem, although it was a 48h mapping contest and not 2 months one, but I doubt that a 48h contest could be made at any other time in the year except during summer, and that one seems to have required terrain for the maps, which is a nightmare in this engine.
I guess it actually depends on the theme, scope and timing of the whole thing.
papercoffee wrote:OK, TO ALL .... stop talking about X-mas and the holidays around it. We won't wait till the end of the year till this contest starts, that's for sure.
papercoffee wrote:I say, we start this event next month and have maps ready before Halloween even begins. That way we have many nice maps we can slap on a server and play them during the spooky season.
Do you mean that this would last 8 weeks then?