Extending mapping contest #5 (payload map)

Discussion in 'Contest #5: Payload map' started by YM, Nov 24, 2008.

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Which best fits your opinion

  1. More time please, I don't want to submit anything less than my best and I wont be done in time.

    44.8%
  2. More time please, I'll submit a beta version but I'd like to get as much done before doing so.

    37.9%
  3. No extra time please, I might be done by the deadline but if I'm not I'm happy to submit a beta.

    13.8%
  4. No extra time please, I'm going to be finished way before then.

    3.4%
  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Your thoughts please, do you think you'll finish on time or will take longer.
    Or would you be happy to submit a beta and continue working after the deadline?
     
  2. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    I don't think I will finish it at time, I think I would need more than 3 extra months because I don't really have time for mapping right now, so I don't really care if you extend it or not, I won't finish it at time
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    bloody hell I'd not even finished the poll yet!
     
  4. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Hm, i'm not sure.

    I'm trying to flesh out the last 2/3 of the map and it still hasn't been tested. I'll probably only get a beta out. I expected to be able to Blitz my map over the x-mas holidays but i've just been given 2 new projects at once and an essay deadline for Jan 6th. /cry

    Perhaps get people to release a beta for new years for testing, and then give an extra month for detailing? Beta release confirms your entry into the competition? *shrug*
     
  5. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    I'm not happy to extend the deadline, I really need to be motivated to finish stovepipe so I can move on to other projects, but I don't think there's any way I can perfect it by Jan. 1st. And I don't want to submit a beta, I want a RC as my submission.
     
  6. Gadget

    aa Gadget

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    More time would be great. Guess I could release a Beta before the deadline but definately not a final map that is anything near Valve's maps. One month for detailing sounds good to me.
     
  7. Captain Planet

    Captain Planet L2: Junior Member

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    More time would be great, because of l4d, christmas, etc. And we get better quality maps than
     
  8. MangyCarface

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    30 days would be adequate. The only reason I won't make the deadline is because of finals, etc. Winter break rolls around and I'd have plenty of time to finish it up. If we extend it more than a month, the exigency of mapping might wear thin for some, so please don't extend it more than is needed.
     
  9. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    On the one hand, this information has been available for months. On the other hand, I get the sense that people here tend to forget about things unless there are continuous reminders. Perhaps 30 days, w/ an effort on my part to post a reminder every 2 weeks.
     
  10. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I'm happy to submit a map for the deadline, but it'd just be a beta, and i would continue detailing it after.

    Just a clarification of my previous sketchy post
     
  11. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I'm not even in the contest, so yo may dismiss my comment at your leisure, but you gave everyone three months, so thats when the contest should end. Time limits are part of these contests... and this is already the longest contest we have ever done. The quicker you end it the quicker we can see something new.
     
  12. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    I'm still learning optimization with hints and occulators, so alpha 01 might be too huge fps wise. Otherwise, 80% of the map is finished. A few areas need details still, like a few spawns, there is no skybox, the pl_cart hasn't got a track programming wise finished, and there is no ending explosion. I have to finish 5 spawn rooms still and work on the trigger relays so that doors open and close right when they need to be.

    So no, not close to being done. This would be the first map I am officially releasing, so I'm not as fast as some of the other mappers around here. It is also the fact I work 40+ a week that I can't get much time to finish it. I'm so close though. So yes, an extension would help here, but I probably won't win either way.
     
  13. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    I'm a bit torn. It would be nice to have extra time, particuarlly be I'll loose a portion of my winter break to vacationing. However, I feel that it might be better to keep the date, just allow betas to be entered. Map must be detailed/mostly balanced, though not necessarily optimized.
     
  14. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Yea, it just doesn't seem right entering an unfinished version into a contest.

    and mort, you shouldn't need occluders in a multiplayer map.
     
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  15. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    There are some in goldrush, but yes you're right to a large extent occluders shouldn't be in multiplayer if I've got my head around them properly that is....


    I don't want to extend the contest for the reason dox has given, its already a long contest and a deadline is a deadline after all.
    I do however think deadlines should always be just a little bit flexable and from looking at the current entries I do think that there will be a lot still unfinished by jan 01.
    before making this thread I had decided the contest would not end up running past feb 01, the question is really how far though january we should take it, I think perhaps and extra two or three weeks should do it.
     
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  16. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    Hmm, thanks. (That saves a step then). As I said, I'm learning optimization as per the mention examples.
     
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  17. MangyCarface

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    Occluders are an integral part of the optimization process when used correctly~
     
  18. savageindigo

    savageindigo L1: Registered

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    Heya!

    So I've been designing my very first payload map and I thought that it might be fun to submit it to the contest. Has the deadline been extended?\\


    EDIT::: Found the answer!!! holy cow must get back to mapping!!!
     
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