Contest idea thread!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by FaTony, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    How about another artpass contest? Would Valve be up for that again (if they have a spare map lying around in pre-detail stage)?
     
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  2. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    How do you decide who is a newer mapper?
     
  3. Hyperion

    aa Hyperion L16: Grid Member

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    Crash is pretty new
     
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  4. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    Never heard of him, must be a chump
     
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  5. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    That's what I was going to say. The new mappers who came after 2011 would really like to try it out.
     
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  6. SmallBiscuit

    SmallBiscuit L7: Fancy Member

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  7. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    The artpass contest had one glaring problem: Everyone who entered and didn't win had a map that no one would ever play, no matter how good it was. And that was after ending up with twice as many winners as we had planned. Usually if you don't win a contest, hey, at least you made something and it might still be worthwhile or at least you could always improve it.

    I personally treated it as much-needed detailing practice, but we got some damn fine entries that will never get played again. Hell, we got some damn fine assets that will never see the light of day anywhere else, too, although that's mainly the entrants' fault.
     
  8. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    The issue would be lessened a little by the fact SFM exists now and I'm sure people would love using the other detail entries as set pieces for their stuff. People also really like remixes of maps they love, like abandoned upward, so if you put it on the workshop people will eat it up even if it isn't a winner. That's just what I think
     
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  9. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Yeah the workshop exists now, it'll make it a little easier for those maps to be discoverable even if they lost.

    It's like the good side of the billion of 2fort rethemes.
     
  10. Flamecat42

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    (shit wrong thread)
     
  11. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    Putting this out there, since Pi day is coming up we should have a 3.14 hour contest B)
     
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  12. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing Back home in Jupiter, things are getting harder

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    I can't imagine what the timer would have to look like...
     
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  13. SmallBiscuit

    SmallBiscuit L7: Fancy Member

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    My hands are already sweaty, and I can feel the stress already... Just at the simple IDEA of this
     
  14. Twist.vmf

    Twist.vmf L6: Sharp Member

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    how long will that last?
     
  15. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    Is the next 72 hr contest going to be layout designing or full map?
     
  16. SmallBiscuit

    SmallBiscuit L7: Fancy Member

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  17. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    sorry I dont remember the last one :(
     
  18. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    Any likelihood of a April Fools 2017 contest?
     
  19. Diva Dan

    aa Diva Dan hello!

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    It's been said that there won't be one but there will be a gameday
     
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  20. Gunslinger

    Gunslinger L1: Registered

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    I have an idea for a contest.
    A template map with dev textures, no detail, and minor to major unbalances will be given for those who enter the contest. The mappers will need to give detail to the map and fix the unbalanced parts within a span of 5-15 days. Mappers must also give a name to the map. When mappers finish the map, they must submit the map to the downloads section under the tag "Edit Contest". After the 15 day period, 3 winners will be picked and will be able to keep their map on the downloads section while others have theirs deleted from the section, but have accessible download links from the database in a thread.
     
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