Hi all. I have been lurking here for about two weeks now, hidden in the shadows. Now I have decided to show myself and join this grand community with pride. I'm sort of new to the mapping scene. I want to get into game design after I finish up college and decided that I sort of need to motivate myself to actually complete some stuff for a portfolio. As such, I decided I would start a TF2 map. This community seems really friendly to newcomers like myself and very helpful. As such, I am joining in case I need any advice as I move forward with Hammer. I would also like to learn custom texture work and creating custom models and will be doing my best to teach myself those. I am about a week into actually working on my currently untitled ctf map and am about 40% done blocking it out. Between my college life, I hope to have the map worked to a beta release within the next 6 or 7 weeks. So there you have it!