Heatmaps

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by Geit, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    Heh. He changed it.

    It definitely was Badwater before. It was even Badwater when I checked, which was after your post.

    Also the name of the map is in the title of the page. It literally says "Dustbowl kill cloud"
     
  2. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Yeah, it was Badwater. Changed it to Dustbowl to post it on Reddit (which sadly didn't make it to the front page).

    No promises, but I'm hoping that at some point after exams (maybe during the 72hr) I'll be able to incorporate it into the main heatmaps.tf UI, and perhaps rewrite the heatmap shader so it works with threejs (i.e. you could have isometric heatmaps or whatever).
     
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  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    How did that NOT make it to the front page? Those guys are weird.
     
  4. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    It's reddit. So many factors go into whether or not a post 'makes' it: time of day that you post it, day of the week you post it, how much the people already knew they wanted the thing you're posting, how much the people didn't know they wanted it, how much effort it takes to appreciate it, roll of the dice, zodiac signs, etc. It's really just a total crapshoot.
     
  5. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Agreed. I posted about the duck pond and it got removed. a week later someone posts about their new community, got to the front page and stayed there. Posts were virtually identical.
     
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  6. RubbishyUser

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    :(

    Can I request Badlands? I wanna see those Spire airshots.
     
  7. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Badlands is up now. Crtl+F5 if it doesn't auto-refresh.

    Sadly the data is rather sparse in comparison to badwater, 2fort and Dustbowl. But you still get the gist. The latest reddit post for heatmaps.tf (as a whole) garnered some interest from TF2Center for inclusion over there, so that might happen at some point.
     
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  8. RubbishyUser

    RubbishyUser L7: Fancy Member

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    Wow, that's awesome. Like stars in the night sky. I'd totally cross-post this to r/dataisbeautiful if I knew what a reddit was.
     
  9. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Another problem is that reddit has a large portion of mobile users, which means anything posted there really has to work on phones to get upvoted. I haven't made any mobile controls for the pointcloud thing yet, will probably do that later on.
     
  10. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Just passed 20m kills logged :D
    [​IMG]

    Also, for those that haven't been in chat when I've mentioned it, this is also going to be the subject of my Bachelor's level dissertation at University.
     
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  11. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Goodluck!
     
  12. Mightymudkip

    Mightymudkip L1: Registered

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    I got this error:
    Error Detected: ErrNetwork
    We're sorry, but we've encountered a network error while communicating with the heatmaps.tf API.

    Error Details: API responded with status 502

    This error is fatal. Please try again later.

    What do I do?
     
  13. YoshiMario

    YoshiMario L2: Junior Member

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    Heatmaps.tf is kind of dead... unfortunately.