Gathering Competitive Mappers

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by tovilovan, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. tovilovan

    tovilovan L6: Sharp Member

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    When wanting to playtest my last map I've been looking both for public players to test it, but also for competitive clans to give it a try. Public players are pretty easy to find - just set up a server and people will join eventually. The problem is with competitive players. They want to know the map before they play it, and they prefer training on maps that they will play later on that trying out new alpha stuff that will be changed within short time. I've asked people on etf2l forums, other clans I know, some friends in different clans, I even asked the admin on a pickup server if I could try it out once in a PUG. Problem is, they all answered "try it out a few times with another clan and get back to me". It becomes an evil circle - you want to playtest a map but to playtest it the map needs to playtested.

    That's why I went here, the endlessly helpful TF2Maps forum! I thought; with this many mappers in the community there's got to be some people involved in the comp scene. We should be able to help each other playtest maps from a competitive point of view both to help our own maps, and to help the competitive community get new maps to play.

    I just wanted to see your thoughts and who is interested - maybe we could start a custommaps only pickup or a competitive gameday?
     
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  2. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    I play every class, although mainly demoman, in 6v6.

    We did have the idea of a TF2Maps pickup, but it never really went anywhere, due to lack of private server etc.
     
  3. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    I am currently meking a map both for public and competetive, and i also found it kinda hard to get it playtested (though i found people, but did not test it yet).

    I would really appreciate your suggestion, both for testing myself and for getting my map tested.

    Servers shouldnt be a problem, we sure could talk to Boojum about putting a password on one of the tf2m servers, and voice, maybe we could ask some clan for access to their server.
     
  4. jpr

    aa jpr

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    My next map will be a potential competitive map, so something like this could be useful
     
  5. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    I am trying to make cp_iron a comp map and horrendously failing at it. >_>
     
  6. Nutomic

    Nutomic L11: Posh Member

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    Any comment by an admin or mod?

    Would you support this kind of map testing on tf2m?
     
  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    You can't help people who can't help themselves.

    They reject custom maps, custom maps reject them. I don't speak for TF2maps; but god knows, people here have tried to cater for that area of TF2. But if they are not willing to recieve custom maps, they are not going to see any custom maps.