Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

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Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by BlaGK » Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:49 pm

Monthly Map Contest

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The Idea is to introduce a certain theme that either limits your options or generates unique mapping situations in order to achieve a greater variety and quality of maps. There will be a given theme every new month and certain criterias, which submitted maps have to fulfill.

Example:
Theme: Weapon Master
- use shotgun + grenade + laser + hammer in at least 2 parts. (ninja would be a bonus)

If you would have a map that fits the criteria, you would send it to me and I will distribute it amongst a jury of players. I would need volunteers for judging the maps so we can represent multiple opinions. I already have some players who are of different skill level and like different styles.

Reasons to submit a map:
- The Right to brag if you win
- Getting Quality feedback on your maps
- Forcing yourself to go out of your comfort zone to build a map

My Question to the ddnet community is now:
Are you interested in a contest of this kind?

If the feedback is good enough, we can start next month already.
Oh, and I'm open for any suggestions.

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by stompie » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:01 pm

This would work best if we could make a server for testing and playing the maps maybe a sub server in ddnet in then we vote for "contest maps" and after the victory is decided it moves to the appropriate category i would love to play maps like this it bring a few new ideas into mapping great idea
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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by Welf » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:38 pm

I think you shouldn't make that every month.
The map quality and the feedback quality will be much better, if you make it not every month, but every 3 months. Some mappers (including me) need more than 1 month for a map.
Im not really sure if the Theme thingy will work out,
yes there are a good few themes, but after a few contests, you will have rather bad themes like "jetpack and superjump and endless hook" and everybody will do the similar parts with these features.

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by jao » Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:54 pm

i like it :D
for themes you could also do smth design related

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by hi_leute_gll » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:51 pm

Have to agree with Welf here...

Forcing mappers to create maps within 1 month is the total opposite of achieving "a greater variety and quality of maps".

Anyway this "thing" could turn out well in a lower frequency - with the requirement someone keeps it active.
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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by Silex » Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:59 pm

Not the biggest fan of this sry

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by BlaGK » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:09 pm

Sure thing, we can expand the mapping-time to 2 or 3 Months. That's why I posted the concept here.
but after a few contests, you will have rather bad themes
You seem to be underestimating my creativity. :p
The themes can vary a lot. They can be vague, strict and maybe something you wouldn't think of. If we do it quartely (every 3. Month) I won't run out of themes for a good time.

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by Men of Steel » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:02 pm

Imo it would be better if it would be a contest for an event map like a tourna

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by Welf » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:26 pm

the problem is rather that we don't know if we have an admin who hosts a tournament,
whatever, we can do it like that if possible

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Re: Monthly Map Contest - Yes or No?

Post by timakro » Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:48 pm

I suggest a theme: The map should be playable and still be fun upside down, i.e. the map repeats once turned upside down

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