A night of Artpass maps

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Boylee, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. Boylee

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    As some of you know, I organise a custom TF2 maps night over at playstuff.net and I was thinking it would be nice to organise this week's one in celebration of all the hard work that everyone's put into their artpass entries.

    All but one of these maps will never really see much playtime so I thought it would be nice to give them a big send off on Friday night on our server. Anyone who's submitted their entries or who wants to submit a WiP version is more than welcome and we'll try and squeeze in as many as possible.

    So what do you say chaps, who likes the idea?
     
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  2. Gerbil

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    I like this idea.

    I like it a lot.
     
  3. A Boojum Snark

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    You mean saturday night... right? I think you would be missing out on a bunch if you actually did it friday :|
     
  4. Tinker

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    Because of the nature of the map and the alertness of the players I'd say give every artpass a single a/d game and then move on to the next (and also have the Waiting for Players timer be very long).
     
  5. Boylee

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    Well we normally do Fridays as our map testing day but I'm sure we can switch to Saturday without much hassle. I was thinking that Friday night may be more useful as mappers would get a chance to test before deadline that way. We can decide based upon consensus in this thread though.

    Good ideas there Tinker, we'll draw up a custom config for the night. ;)

    What do you guys think to the idea of having a players ask to rate the map afterwards, good idea or asking for trouble?
     
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  6. J4CK8

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    Yes, longer waiting for players, especialy for my 150,000kb bsp :p

    Map ratings are Ok I guess, but most people just press any button. Having the test on friday doesn't actualy give people that much extra time to fix stuff. Depending on what time the test is for certain timezones as some authors might be able to play their map but then have to go, and have to update and then comile on the deadline day.

    Anyway, I think it's a great idea to play them all, maybe every map gets two rounds, one for attack and one for defence depending on how long the rounds take.
     
  7. Fraz

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    I'd love to play em, sadly however this week I shall be working on Friday and Saturday :( Getting a job seems to be a double edged sword, get monies but miss out on a lot of playtesting and stuff I enjoy.
     
  8. Mr. Happy

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    I love this and will definitely be there count my map in friday or saturday either way.
     
  9. sniprpenguin

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    Sounds... interesting.

    Do it Saturday or Sunday night.
     
  10. Boylee

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    Should I put up a poll as to when would be best?
     
  11. Whated

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    NO CAN DO! Im not at home :S ;(...I go to my grandparents, so... FU all...
     
  12. Micnax

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    More importantly... EU or US server?
     
  13. Gerbil

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    aren't the playstuff servers located in europe?
     
  14. Grim Tuesday

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    Saturday def. Im doing a shit ton of work on saturday night (ie, optimizing, clipping)
     
  15. Pc_Madness

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    I'd be up for it as long as someone reminds me in chat. Make sure you do a zip file of all the maps though, otherwise we'll all spend ages downloading. :p
     
  16. Boylee

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    Playstuff servers are indeed in the UK. We'll run Blueprint as normal on Friday and have a playthrough of the contest maps on Sunday if that suits everyone. :)
     
  17. Mr. Happy

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    Awesome stuff! What's the IP so I can bookmark it now?
     
  18. Boylee

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  19. Tekku

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    A 24Hour gaming marathon, or you're going to choose maps to play?
     
  20. Boylee

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    I think we'll have to choose the maps to play or we'll be there all day. We'll get as many in as we can though. ;)