Is it ok to post fun maps.

Discussion in 'Site Discussion' started by communic, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. communic

    communic L1: Registered

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    Hello,

    I'm a novice mapper and currently I haven't had much time to work on a large project. So I've just been playing with small ideas and such. Is it ok to Post fun maps up?

    Cheers

    Communic
     
  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Yes but I can't guarantee any useful or positive feedback.
     
  3. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    No, never post fun maps. All maps have to be boring. =P
     
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  4. Radaka

    Radaka L7: Fancy Member

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    It bothers me that you asked a question and ended it with a period?

    Fun maps are fine, but typically you won't get as much feedback (useful).
     
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  5. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    It's okay, but most of the time it's best to share your idea beforehand.
     
  6. Tapp

    Tapp L10: Glamorous Member

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    Fun maps are good, but make sure that first, nobody else is spamming that kind of map, and second that it looks like you put in a moderate amount of effort. No matter how fun it may be, not many people want to see an empty orange box posted on here.
     
  7. HeaH

    HeaH L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Yes, just make sure they are fun

    There's nothing as boring as boring fun maps :p
     
  8. drp

    aa drp

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    no, you will be banned for posting fun maps.
    they must be dull and boring. glitching doors preferred.

    (this is a joke btw)
     
  9. Shmitz

    aa Shmitz Old Hat

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    We wouldn't have much of a site here if we didn't want people to post maps that are fun.

    Posting novelty maps, on the other hand, is probably not likely to get a warm reception.
     
  10. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Depends on what and why you're posting.
     
  11. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    If by 'fun' you mean maps like ctf_2fort_greensmiley or koth_gorge or achievement_sex or something, I'd suggest not posting it here but you can. Do make sure you state it was just a fun little project you did on the side in the thread - else you'll get unwelcoming replies.
     
  12. communic

    communic L1: Registered

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    So many opinions! I want a warm welcome :( Better go make that uber map and work for valve.
     
  13. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    Don't take it like that. It's not like we have a list of terrible users that post maps that are looked down upon. No, we don't mind it. We won't give particularly good feedback, but don't think we're going to hate you for it.
     
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  14. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    Two questions that are think are worthwhile while pursuing this line of questioning are:
    1. Does it use stock textures?
    2. Does it have some sort of objective for players, traditional or otherwise?

    I'd say that if the answer to both of these is yes you can post it without fear, just make sure you emphasise that it's not a serious map in the release post.

    Also personally I'd stay away from the term 'fun-map' since paradoxiaclly it carries negative connotations, e.g. troll map.
     
  15. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    Scout Bros garnered a fair amount of positive feedback, and that is far from a seriousbsns map.
     
  16. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    True, true.

    I was thinking more about getting a positive reaction here, but that's a very good point. Fun maps aren't always crap.
     
  17. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    just don't post a gimmick map like a green 2fort
     
  18. communic

    communic L1: Registered

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    It's not orange, not fullbright.

    and it's an arena map.
     
  19. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    Go post it already, you've made me curious. :p
     
  20. communic

    communic L1: Registered

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    It's not that great, It's probably been done before but I cant find one like it on this site. I can take negative feedback, just don't want some sort of evil hate casted upon me.