Hey Everyone, I've been lurking here for a while now, but I only just registered and this is my first post. I've been playing with hammer for a while now, I really enjoy mapping and I find it a really fun thing to do. I have never actually finished a map however, in fact I've never even finished a first alpha on any map at all. I can never get focused enough on what I'm doing to progress very far, although I think this is mainly caused by my lack of knowledge on how to do anything in hammer. I thought it would be a good idea to try and actually finish a map for the new competition. So I begun making a push-ctf styled map and I did a plan for the first 2 stages on paper, and I'm really happy with it. The problem is that I can't put my ideas to practice and that makes me get frustrated and quickly bored and lose all my motivation for the project. So I'm wondering how you guys got into mapping and where I should start. Thanks in advance.