72hr single mapping session planning thread

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  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I'm planning on doing a 72-hour mapping spree at the weekend inspired by iron mapper and this contest running now.

    No sleeping, only breaks for important bodily functions like wizzing and eating.

    I will of course wear my headset and talk as I'm working, I don't normally because the audience is small.

    The event would start Friday evening UK time afternoon US time then run non stop for 72 hours ending on monday

    Ok if you could fill in this little questionnaire I'd be very happy :)

    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    1 only
    2-4
    4-10
    10+

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    Only at the very end to output a playable map
    Once in the middle and once at the end
    Once every ~12 hours
    Once per hour or two
    No limits

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    The competitors for cofee/energy-drink money
    TF2maps for hosting this awesome event
    Me for my world domination plans


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate? Bearing in mind that this will be a physically and mentally draining event, even before you introduce the challenge of making a playable and fun tc map in the time limit.


    Is there anything else you would like to add?


    Copy/paste this for your reply
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    [B]Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?[/B]

    [
    B]Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?[/B]

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    B]How many participants would you like to watch?[/b]
    1 only
    2
    -4
    4
    -10
    10
    +

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    B]How do you feel about compiling limitations[/B]
    Only at the very end to output a playable map
    Once in the middle 
    and once at the end
    Once every 
    ~12 hours
    Once per hour 
    or two
    No limits

    [B]Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?[/B]

    [
    B]Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:[/b]
    The competitors for cofee/energy-drink money
    TF2maps 
    for hosting this awesome event
    Me 
    for my world domination plans


    And lastly some about participation:
    [
    B]Would you like to participate?[/BBearing in mind that this will be a physically and mentally draining eventeven before you introduce the challenge of making a playable and fun tc map in the time limit.


    [
    B]Is there anything else you would like to add?[/B]
     
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  2. Randdalf

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    I doubt anybody would watch all of it. But it'd be nice if all of it was recorded.

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    5 CP, because TC sucks.

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    1 only

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    No limits

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    Interesting idea, but it'd be at some unholy time in the morning if my calculations are correct.

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    Nope, sorry :p

    Would you like to participate?
    No

    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    Get a Valve mapper to participate! (not likely)
     
  3. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    :facepalm:
     
  4. cyked

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    Maybe some, but I will be attempting to keep up with you so probably none.

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    tc sounds good for you, ill do pl/5cp :D

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    Anything but 1 only (I wanna play too)

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    Only at the very end to output a playable map


    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    no

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    not really


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate? Bearing in mind that this will be a physically and mentally draining event, even before you introduce the challenge of making a playable and fun tc map in the time limit.
    YES but i dont wanna make tc D:

    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    balls.
     
  5. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    Part... watching for 72 hours straight is a bit much.

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    Something smaller, so the end result is more viable.

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    2-6

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    No limits

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    Don't care

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    TF2Maps.net


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate?
    Probably. With adequate preparation. And not TC.


    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    Nope.
     
  6. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    I'd watch as much as physically possible probably, if it were recorded that would be good.

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    I doubt I could do anything, this year of school is big for me, so that will always be my priority (in saying that, over summer I might try something even if I can't map 72 hours straight I'd try and get something out)

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    As many as possible

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    No limits, people can compile as often as they want

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    that would be good, as long as it wasn't an absurd time of like 3am for me

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    If I had money to give I would, mainly for oyur domination plans


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate? Bearing in mind that this will be a physically and mentally draining event, even before you introduce the challenge of making a playable and fun tc map in the time limit.

    If I were to make a tc I'd do it in my own time, no doubt a large project spanning many months.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    I want to see a good tc map!
     
  7. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Sounds "hardcore". They should add this to SAS selection. It'll get rid of all the tiny leetle babies who like to sleep.
     
  8. DjD

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?

    only part of it.


    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?

    TC, definitely


    How many participants would you like to watch?

    3


    How do you feel about compiling limitations

    Only at the very end to output a playable map


    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?

    No testing.


    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:

    :O


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate?

    Nay.


    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Nay.
     
  9. DaBeatzProject

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    I sure would try to.


    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    I'd love to see you tackle the TC gamemode, but I fear that 72 hours simply won't be enough! How about a full week of non-stop mapping? :D

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    1 only
    2-4
    4-10
    10+


    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    Only at the very end to output a playable map
    Once in the middle and once at the end
    Once every ~12 hours
    Once per hour or two

    No limits
    Compiling gives an idea of how the map really looks. And no not just some fullbright shit please. :p


    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    Uh sure if I could make it. IE: at a time NORMAL people would be awake.


    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    The competitors for cofee/energy-drink money
    TF2maps for hosting this awesome event
    Me for my world domination plans

    Pennies? What are pennies!?


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate? Bearing in mind that this will be a physically and mentally draining event, even before you introduce the challenge of making a playable and fun tc map in the time limit.
    No. I simply can't. I know that I won't be able to stay awake for so long, and even though I'd love to try, my parent's would beat the hell out of me to make me go to sleep anyways!



    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    Don't do it within the next few weeks. Think of all the exams! Do it in the summer break, like within a month.
     
  10. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    You're a fucking psychopath.
     
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  11. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    If there was good commentary (chatroom included) and generally interesting I'd watch when I could.

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    I don't care what gamemode. TC? why not.

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    2-4

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    No limits

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    no opinion

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    Not really...

    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate?
    Dunno how possible it is though. I need to sleep sometime, there is no way I'm gonna be able to map for anything more than 24 hours without rest.
    Atm I'm not sure if I want to participate or not. It really depends on when. If it fits my schedule, sure.


    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    I think a way to voicechat between the participants would be great. But probably very annoying if it gets transmitted on everyones stream with loopbacks and whatnot...
     
  12. Randdalf

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    Use a mumble or ventrilo server, and have either a stream dedicated to audio, or only one person with audio output.
     
  13. StickZer0

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    Yeah, if there was a seperate chatroom provided for us to talk about it in and good coverage of what's going down, i'd watch some of it :)

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?

    I think TC is a bit of a stupid choice, something like 3 or 5cp would be much more realistic

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    2-4

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    I think having <5 minute compiles (ie no lighting) whenever the authors want to test scale and such is fine, but long compiles that will take over 10 minutes with normal lighting should be limited to once ever 2 hours imo

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?

    Sure, if the map maker is willing to throw it out there. The mapper doesn't have to join us though, we can just provide feedback through the chat while he continues to map

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    I'd donate some to TF2M if that helps buy the mappers energy drinks and gratuitous amounts of coffee



    Would you like to participate?
    Dear god NO


    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    Boobies.

    That is all.
     
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  14. Grim Tuesday

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    Absolutely! I would check in on it every hour or so.
    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    TC please
    How many participants would you like to watch?

    4-10


    How do you feel about compiling limitations

    As much as you want

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    Yes, but it might suck, based on timezones
    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    TF2maps.net

    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate? Bearing in mind that this will be a physically and mentally draining event, even before you introduce the challenge of making a playable and fun tc map in the time limit.
    Hell no

    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Why isnt this a reality TV show?
    That would be so kickass.

    Anyways, please don't do it next weekend, I have exams coming up the next week, so I wouldnt be able to watch any of it :(
     
  15. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    We'd set up a special webpage with several streams embedded so you could watch them all easily. It would be cool to get a shoutbox up but maybe just a link to our steam group chat room would be best.

    I'm not sure about a mumble if it isn't available for anyone coming to the page to plug into. I don't want viewers to have to install anything to be able to get the full experience.

    it would all be livestreamed so that means recorded, jfyi.
     
  16. TMP

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    I'd watch as much as I could

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    No, I'd do tc if I did it, so I expect the same out of the mappers in it!

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    2-8 or something

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    No limits. Compiling takes time.

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    At hour 72, yeah, but hour 36? Eh I don't know.

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:
    Man, you guys are missing out on a major market! You should be doing this for a charity! I mean, TF2Maps is cool and all, but I'd donate more if they were doing this for, let's say, Child's Play or Red Cross or something like that!


    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate? I've never stayed up 72 hours, but I probably wouldn't mind to do it, but you'd have to give me a week or so to prepare. I'd prefer to have a webcam for this.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    Make it a charity event, tell Valve about it, and give it a week or two of marketing so that more people can watch. We'd get a larger audience, and the money would go towards something cool. Oh, and make sure every participant has a webcam. So we can see if they pass out. It would be awesome.
     
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  17. Stink Horse

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?
    I'm definitely going to catch part of it!

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?
    The viability of the map is up to you. I'm in this to learn by example.

    How many participants would you like to watch?
    I'm not sure I understand this question. Does it matter?

    How do you feel about compiling limitations
    I'm still checking every other change I make, so I'd say no limits.

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?
    That could be cool.

    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate?
    I'm still learning how to assemble doors, let alone an entire map. Count me in as a spectator.

    Is there anything else you would like to add?
    A recording with a monologue detailing your decisions along the way would be invaluable.
     
  18. Jimmy

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    Would you be willing to watch this all or part of event?

    as much as I could.

    Would you be happy with an attempt at tc_? or would you rather an easier gamemode was picked so the end result is likely to be more viable?

    Sure, why not. We need more TC

    How many participants would you like to watch?

    Id watch as many as my TINY BABY EYES can handle

    How do you feel about compiling limitations

    No limits

    Would you want to have a public playtest at hour 36 as well as 72?

    sure.

    Would you be willing to donate a few pennies to:

    Do you accept drawings of spiders as currency yet?

    And lastly some about participation:
    Would you like to participate?

    Maybe. sniff. Maybe. Depends, make it during summer, a few weeks away, so Id actually be able to stay up 72 hours without interference.


    Is there anything else you would like to add?

    Boobies. That is all.
     
  19. cyked

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  20. DjD

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    Best idea ever. If every participant has a webcam as well it wouldn't only be a mapping contest but also a science experiment on how people behave when they are getting tired but arent allowed to sleep (e.g. [sarcasm] raging, if the carve tool messes up the whole map etc. ;) [/sarcasm])
    And that would also mean more people will come and watch since it will be goddamn funny :p
     
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