An Open Letter to the Members of TF2Maps

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Freyja, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Hey TF2 mappers.

    I'm typing this today because I've had enough. Enough of the hiding, the lying.

    I've been a member of TF2Maps.net since July 2009, and it's been really fun throughout. I've made many new friends, some I hope will continue after I disclose this.

    However, I regret to say, it's all been a lie.

    All of my maps, all my work, I've done none of it. I have no map files in my mapsrc folder, I have the SDK just as a facade. I quite literally have no knowledge of hammer, though I have tried to learn.

    All my maps come from someone, who I am going to keep anonymous (Let's call him Mr. Mapper from here on). I found Mr. Mapper on game banana, back then FPS banana, when I was still new to TF2. He started to make a map called cp_australia, which, after some discussion from him, he gave to me on the promise that when trading came out, I'd give him hats.

    To this day, all my maps have come from him, and almost all my hats go to him,
    Escarpment is included in these plagiarized maps. With this open letter, I am also withdrawing from the contest, I will allow someone else to win, which clearly would not happen had escarpment got to the voting stage.

    I truly hope you will all forgive me for this. I hope I can still be friends with some of you, but for the most part, I'm departed TF2maps. There is no reason to stay. I am also deleting all Mr. Mapper's maps from the server and the forum as an act of apology.

    I am truly sorry for tainting these forums with my plagiarism, and I hope that perhaps in the future I'll will put aside the time for learning mapping for real.

    Regards,
    Miss. Alyssa Jones
    1/4/12
     
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  2. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    at least you're not a girl or something, sheesh
     
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  3. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Christ I almost fell for that.

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  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    You're like the Milli Vanilli of TF2Maps!

    =)
     
  5. The Asylum

    aa The Asylum

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    It's only 9 pm here in Edmonton. This is one of the downsides of living in the lower-end time zones
     
  6. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    you're still cute even if this is all true
     
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  7. Pr0_gurl_X0XO

    Pr0_gurl_X0XO L1: Registered

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    can this boy make maps 4 me? I pay money irl!
     
  8. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    fixed
     
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  9. PlipPlop

    PlipPlop L2: Junior Member

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    I have a confession to make as well. All of MY maps are fake as well and were done by someone else.

    Oh shit... wait. I have no maps.
     
  10. TheKieranator

    TheKieranator L6: Sharp Member

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    Shame on you, Aly! You weren't supposed to reveal our arrangement. Give me a fez now or this deal is over.
     
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  11. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    An Open Apology to the Members of TF2Maps.net

    Hey TF2 members.

    I'm having you read this today because I'm tired of hiding.

    I've only been a member of TF2Maps.net since September 2010, and I've done a lot. Met a lot of cool people and hope that everyone can forgive me after this.

    I regret to say, that I have been mapping for longer than you believe. I have been mapping for much much longer. And, I sell my maps for hats.

    Many of the maps that people have released? They are sitting in my mapsrc folder, as they were originally my creation. I have a second steam account, just to hide the amount of hours I put into Source SDK.

    My whoreing for maps because when someone, who shall be called "Miss Buyer," found me on (the then called) FPS banana. I was still new to TF2. I was creating a map called cp_australia. Miss Buyer liked this map for some odd reason, and after much discussion, I promised to give her the map (it was a piece of trash really) if I could someday get a hat in-return.

    To this day, I make no maps for myself. If it is under my name it is because the buyer of that map could not pay. I have many hats, rolling amongst different accounts. My one true regret is that as the years passed, and the mapping got easier, I became less and less strict in my map's quality, even though the price remained the same. I have slowly become the walmart of maps. Although, a couple of my maps did win contests. I take pride in that. But cry a little whenever someone pulls out of the contest because "They ran out of time." I really know that the guilt of plagiarism has gotten to them.

    And as such, I will remove all maps that I made for people, starting with pl_escarpment, for that was the worst map I have ever made. I will also refund double the value of the hats to those who wish to claim

    I hope you all forgive me for my foolish, greedy ways. I shall soon create a map for myself, one that I can openly say "I made this for me."

    Deepest regards
    Mr. Fr0z3n R.
    4/1/12
     
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  12. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    You are not forgiven.

    Badge and firearm, on my desk, by five.

    You're off the force, Johnson.
     
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  13. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    we forgive you because you have girlparts.
     
  14. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    Take up her offer, you will not regret it.
     
  15. Godslayer57

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  16. RaVaGe

    aa RaVaGe

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    ;_D Thanks for the read on this morning. Already made my day.
     
  17. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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  18. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    If you had said you got Mr. Anonymous to make maps for you in exchange for pictures of your boobs i might have believed you.
     
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  19. TheKieranator

    TheKieranator L6: Sharp Member

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    It's nice of you to try and cover for me, and I see you've put a lot of effort into it, but I already ousted myself in "Miss Buyer"'s thread. No hard feelings, Joe?
     
  20. Schrikvis

    Schrikvis L1: Registered

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