Bringing attention to your map

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by strangemodule, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. strangemodule

    strangemodule L5: Dapper Member

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    Hello guys, quick post-release question for you.

    How does one get attention to your map in general? Although I kind of have a problem with it (and this thread is an attention getter tbh), I want to know how people who have made popular/semi-popular maps have gotten their map into the general public or just well-known on even one/two servers. One of my friends recommended that I go to forums for popular servers and just make a thread on it there, but that sort of sounds kind of douchy, what do you guys think?
     
  2. TMP

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    Your friend isn't lying, that does help.

    Posting on FPSB used to help, but I don't see the impact nowadays.

    Get your map known by having it be really good in gameplay and good view screens and you'll get servers playing your map. Word of mouth is the best way easily though.

    OR a bump by valve.
     
  3. The Political Gamer

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    Another way to do it is post on any and every TF2 related forum.
     
  4. strangemodule

    strangemodule L5: Dapper Member

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    Alright, I decided I'm going to post it as many places as possible. Do you guys have any good suggestions where they won't just say "looks like crap, GTFO!" without testing it?

    I've already put my map on FPSB, here, and Steam Forums.
     
  5. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Is it in beta?
     
  6. strangemodule

    strangemodule L5: Dapper Member

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    RC.
     
  7. The Political Gamer

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    RC

    EDIT: lol ninja'd
     
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    Haha trust me, sometimes that's not the best of ideas, most of the threads just end up in a flamewar where I end up banning half the people :p
     
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  11. Washipato

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    Make good promotion material and post it everywhere
     
  12. Kronixx

    Kronixx L5: Dapper Member

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    imo, make a good map and get some good playtests behind it with a few people that speak highly of it and popularity will take hold on its own in due time. But can't argue forum advertising as long as it doesn't draw negative attention by people seeing it as "spam".

    /shrugs
     
  13. Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk L2: Junior Member

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    There was a pretty big controversy about this on Ubercharged.net a while back, the end result was: Its not douchy if they have something good to show.
    My personal stance: Tell us what your here for. Ask for beta testing, ask for attention, don't come in and go "LOOK AT MY SEXY MAP."/act like your part of the community.
    /My 2 cents.
     
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  14. strangemodule

    strangemodule L5: Dapper Member

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    Well, that's what I tried at UC, I hope I didn't come off bad. :blushing:
     
  15. Kraftwerk

    Kraftwerk L2: Junior Member

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    Your fine. If anyone at UC yells at you for posting a map it will be me :p