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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by memsys » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:44 pm

I would be up for another limited filesize contest.

IIRC the 512K contest had the most submissions and the most varied content.

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by Carbon » Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:48 pm

Big Box UT is up for grabs as a prize! :)

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by Eviltom » Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:23 pm

Carbon wrote:Big Box UT is up for grabs as a prize! :)
How many of these do you have? :lol2:

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by Dr.Flay » Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:45 pm

My suggestion...... Chaos theme (as always)
UT GOTY edition has resources that people are ignoring and never even look at, yet the majority of UT players have.
What a waste of disc space.

Every time I make the suggestion people make a big fuss about not wanting to use non-standard weapons, then ignore me saying you make Chaos maps with normal weapons, the mod swaps them.
All Chaos maps work without using Chaos, just as Chaos works in all non Chaos maps

Sci-fi medieval horror is the classic theme of Chaos, so perhaps you could plan maps for Halloween use (coming soon).

I can arrange for Chaos maps to be permanently hosted on the official Chaos servers (one in USA and one in EU) :wink:

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by SilverSound » Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:34 am

Chaos sounds fun to me. I have some ideas for a chaotic map. It's not actually themed the way you think though. But I don't think I can delve into that kind of complex mapping theme yet. I have some hard times with mapping still.

These contest really help me practice though.
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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by nogardilaref » Wed Aug 09, 2017 12:12 pm

The map idea that I had for this contest would certainly fit Chaos theme.

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by papercoffee » Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:51 pm

Then let's make a Halloween-Chaos themed contest with the rules of the poll ...We need more voters.
But as it seems some "limits" are already on the home stretch.
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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by Le Impact Frag » Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:57 pm

Personally, I would love to have a 512k contest. Mostly, this is because of a few reasons.

The main reason being the previous contest's gimmick was 3072uu. Now, don't get me wrong, that was a pretty good idea, but I don't want the map size limitations to run dry by being the (probably) only gimmick on a few contests in a row. Maybe we holster the 4096uu thing for the next one?

On the other hand, 4096uu is WAY more than enough space for someone like me. And for the given time space of 4 weeks, it wouldn't really be a limitation other than forcing people into using z axis more.

Also, If we agree to make it chaos themed, can we please not holster the competition until Christmas? Someone said it will be on the holiday season and I can't wait until December :ironic2:
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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by makemeunreal » Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:29 am

Chaos sounds mkay for me too. :tu:
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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by papercoffee » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:16 pm

Le Impact Frag wrote:can we please not holster the competition until Christmas? Someone said it will be on the holiday season and I can't wait until December :ironic2:
:ironic: ...Halloween isn't on X-mas ...or is it?

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by nogardilaref » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:18 pm

Started as something to be build during the summer, then passed to Halloween, and now people start talking about Christmas.
I wonder if tomorrow we'll be at Easter and then back to summer next Saturday. :lol2:

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Post by EvilGrins » Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:49 pm

nogardilaref wrote:Uh? It's during holidays people have more time to dedicate some of it to this sort of thing, so it's actually the best time for it.
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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by nogardilaref » Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:47 pm

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nogardilaref wrote:Uh? It's during holidays people have more time to dedicate some of it to this sort of thing, so it's actually the best time for it.
Dear Gods, man! Do you not set up your tree, gather the family in from all corners of the Earth, and shop shop shop?!?
Me and my family do set up the tree, do not shop much, and effectively my real family is 2 people and 1 dog (the ones which actually count to me), and we have fun throughout the year, as we don't save all the fun for Christmas alone (although we have our own fun traditions for Christmas).

And what I see at that time is that there is generally a ton of people playing games online, developing stuff, releasing stuff and doing other non-family things, even in RL and not from Internet alone.
So it seems to me that people have indeed such a time in that season.

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by OjitroC » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:34 pm

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.

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Re: Mapping Contest Theme Discussion

Post by papercoffee » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:25 pm

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. :mad2:

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.

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