Collaboration Anyone?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by GooGuGajoob, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    It's a real stretch and I'm not really sure how to gain more level on my status but I know that I'm not helpless at mapping.

    I was wondering about how open the community is about collaborations, and I'm not talking about contest entries, just mapping in general. I enjoy mapping but find it's a bit of a burden for one person alone, and I know I really haven't got all my eggs in this basket so, who else just wants to jump head deep into a collaboration project. I feel like collaborations are a bit taboo in the community as we tend to leave it upto the professionals but I'm sure there's us less experienced here that could get along just aswell.

    I actuelly think collaboartions should try and be a lot more encouraged by the TF2maps.net community in my opinion.

    Here's my portfolio:
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=5601
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=5628
    http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=5691
    And most recently: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=5691

    My weakness: Over-scaling, and always never bright enough lighting (maybe I should check my brightness settings on TF2...)

    I'm happy for this thread to be open to discussion, not just people saying yes or...mostly likely a lot of 'No.'
     
  2. RubbishyUser

    RubbishyUser L7: Fancy Member

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    I'd be willing to collaborate with you. I haven't got any maps, but I started making pl_octagon for the 72 hour contest and I've found it really enjoyable. Not that I finished in 72 hours though...

    I personally think collaborations are generally not done because it usually results in one mapper feeling strained or feeling like the map isn't going in the direction they want it to go. Also, plenty of mappers burn out on a particular map before returning later on - many months down the line - and they don't want to be returning to an entirely different map.
     
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  3. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    What sort of map are you going to work on?
     
  4. GooGuGajoob

    GooGuGajoob L12: Pro-crastinator

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    Honestly, I don't know. I'm pretty open to anything right now, I've kind of worked up all the main ideas I wanted...plus ideas are cheap.

    Edit: I know I wouldn't mind trying to participate in the Merc vs Aliens contest...unless there's some original concept idea that seems worthwhile...
     
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  5. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    I would like to work on the MvA contest as well.
    At least we should come up with a game mode that we can agree on.
     
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  6. Coolz

    Coolz L2: Junior Member

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    Well, if your idea seeking I can usually come up with ...interesting ideas pretty quickly. Although, I'm already entered in the contest and am working on a map so that's pretty much all I can offer.

    EDIT: Unless I finish mine early (which I probably will)
     
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