Featured Map

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by littleedge, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Who's in charge of what maps go in the Featured Map section in the header of the site? Until recently, I agreed that the only maps notable of mentioning up there WERE the old Artpass maps. But with the release of some new versions of awesome maps, I feel we should change them.

    I propose Biodome and Axle. Axle hasn't gotten the love it deserves. And Biodome's amazing.
     
  2. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    I think there should be some vote with the top maps for the month/ bi-month/ millennium posted on the home page for people to vote, so we we can get those maps updated more often.
     
  3. drp

    aa drp

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    i am. taking suggestions. post it here/make a vote. we'll make the top 3 maps of the month.
     
  4. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    Well in that case, the obvious choice would probably be biodome and Axle, though if you must have a third, watershed might do...
     
  5. Moose

    Moose L6: Sharp Member

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    I propose tempest because it is my map and also a 5cp.

    Then again, It'll probably go beta in not /too/ long, so whatever.
     
  6. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    I think Bazillion should be one of them. Very good map, b5 right now? Its turned out to be a very interesting map in my honest opinion.

    Aside from that, I think Khuntza's Mirrored Map Pack examines and shows what a small little change to a map can do to the feelings of it, and help us understand our own maps more. It should also be there because honestly these maps are a great way to spice up any server rotation.

    For a third, I'm torn a bit. Obviously someone would say Axle, Biodome, or Tempest or something if they were as active in the chat as me, but I thought about it for a while and no! I remember a map I like MORE than both of them! Its a nice little map called Snakewater, and the thematics and gameplay were great.

    Those are my choices for December.
     
  7. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    If we have to pick three, then I'd add Khuntza's Mirrored Map Pack to my list.

    So that's Biodome, Axle, and Khuntza's Mirrored Map Pack.
     
  8. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    On a slightly more serious note, I think boundary is also pretty good and shouldn't be overlooked. There are quite a few good maps out right now, it's really hard to pick them.
     
  9. Whated

    Whated L2: Junior Member

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    I vote for TMP's post. I love Snakewater! Khuntza's would be there too, because I didn't realise they are Valve maps mirrored until I saw the payload onces. Bazillion I have never look at. But I trust TMP. So, I vote TMP's map suggestions.
     
  10. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    definitely needs to be at least weekly updated

    i vote for biodme
     
  11. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Unfortunately we don't produce enough quality maps to highlight one every week.

    Once a fortnight... maybe. But probably more like once a month. It doesn't sound like it'd be that interesting/exciting updating it only once a month but it'd at least give a good amount of publicity time for the map. If you're that interested in custom maps that you want updates weekly, check the forum area.

    But it's probably more effective to just highlight a map when one appears. I think Ravidge has been giving map shout outs in his TF2M News threads... Not that there's been one recently.
     
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  12. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    I second bazillion, axle, and tempest.
     
  13. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  14. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    I'm thinking Tempest, Axle, and Lakeside. I like Lakeside.
     
  15. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    I vote Biodome, currently. As of yet, axle is an overall solid map lacking a single fantastic-to-look-at feature that would be good for screenshotting. Maybe next week/month.
     
  16. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    Axle, biodome, bazillion, mirrored map back. havent played tempest yet
     
  17. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    I think you should feature finished maps that came out of the "TF2Maps system". So Coldfront, Hoodoo etc (not necessarily just those made official though). So when new visitors come along, they'll spot them, and recognise them, and check out the rest of the site.
     
  18. red_flame586

    red_flame586 L7: Fancy Member

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    Unfortunatly finished maps are a rarity, of course you won't put out a brand new map still in alpha with dev textures, though not enough maps actually get released to make it viable to do it with any regularity. Beta maps like axle and biodome, yes, though if we wait for maps to be finished and/or bought by valve like now, then it'll never get updated.
     
  19. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    If people have come to this site i think it's safe to assume they wanna do more than just look at the home page. This site isn't exactly infamous, it's been mentioned on the TF2 blog several times and that's just part of it.
     
  20. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    I can think of loads of finished maps. And I'm not saying it's going to be a main attraction to new visitors, but they'll at least say "ah, I recognise that, cool, it came from here".