LFW Ratings Contest

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by GrimGriz, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    lOOking for wOrK - ratings cOntest

    63.211.221.159:27015

    As you may or may not know, I rented a server in order to test my maps and have offered the same to anyone here willing to send me a pm. I have here a ratings page for the server: http://grimgriz.clanservers.com/index.php?sort=ratings

    As you can see, most of the custom maps I'm currently hosting don't have many ratings...so, here's the contest:

    details and prizes

    At midnight pacific March 20, the custom map from a TF2 mapper with the MOST ratings, will be featured in regular server rotation for 1 week. It doesn't matter if all the ratings the map gets are a 1...it's all about quantity of ratings, not quality. Additionally, I'm sweetening the pot with a steam game of your choice of $9.99 or less value! That's anything from:
    Geometry Wars!!! to that new fancypants the Maw game.

    Current eligible maps are:
    cp_assault_grounds_a_1 - Mechtroid
    cp_confinement_a2 - Artesia
    cp_connection_a2 - Connect Four
    cp_dixie_a2 - Mangy Carface
    cp_dust_town_b2 - Ikem
    cp_erosion_b9c - Ikem
    cp_overload_a2c - Dustoxx
    cp_radium_a3 - MungoKing
    cp_silo_mountain_b5 - Tony Shwiztana
    cp_silvertrail_a7 - Ravidge
    cp_thermal_a2a - NovaSilisko
    cp_vandall_a3 - midget31394
    cp_vulture_a4 - MrMuffinMan
    cp_wayward_b1 - zpqrei
    ctf_carbon_a1 by Phil
    ctf_death_valley - ikem
    ctf_deli_b1 - Jamini
    ctf_hammerhead_a2 - Apom
    ctf_railways_a5b - krik3t
    ctf_sandbox - Pink_Panther
    ctf_Switchm - Fearlezz
    pl_borax_a9 - Fearlezz
    pl_cashworks_a2 - eerieone
    pl_coastline_a1 - Garbageman
    pl_cumulus_a2 - Chrono
    pl_hoodoo - youme
    pl_saguaro_a2b- Mr.Hanz
    pl_stovepipe_b3 - Nineaxis
    pl_swift - What is Schwa
    pl_veritas_a1
    pl_waste_b3 - Icarus
    pl_zig_b8 - Rexy
    tc_meridian_b4 - Schmitz

    If you or your map are not in that list, and you'd like to participate in the contest, post a link to the BZ2 version of your map in this thread, and send me a pm with your steam ID number (i.e. STEAM_0:0:1386928), which you can find by typing the word 'status' in the console while you're playing (no quotes).

    EDIT:
    Additionally, if you have me upload a new version of your map and you would rather use the old version for purposes of this contest, you must notify me via PM NOT to delete the old ratings from the server. Thanks!
     
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  2. ryodoan

    ryodoan Resident Bum

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    Just to be clear, TF2Maps.net is not the one conducting this contest, If something goes wrong, take your torches and pitchforks after GrimGriz
     
  3. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    I would like to post my map, but I don't have a bz2 file of it
     
  4. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    I recommend 7-zip. I use the tf2maps.net redirect server, and although it has a spot to upload .bsp and .bz2, I've never had a .bsp uploaded to it work. bz2 are just compressed versions that the game is smart enough to unzip itself.

    When you connect to the server it gets the bz2 from here at the compressed size, the game unzips it, and you're good to go. I used to put them in bz2 for the authors..but it just became too big of a hassle to compress everyone's map for them.

    If you need help getting 7-zip to work, i'll be happy to help.
     
  5. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Dixie, but no frontier ?
     
  6. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    You've never asked me to host a map of yours. If you want frontier to be included I'd be happy to do so. Just provide a link and PM me your steam ID.

    The reason dixie is in the list is because I put it on the server for my own purposes (i thought it'd be a good map to play when there were a small number of players on the server.)
     
  7. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Sounds good. Although me alpha maps wont stand a chance :p
     
  8. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    It's all about quantity...it's basically whoever can get the most ppl to come to the server and rate their map...and with as persistent as I've seen you...I think borax stands a good chance :p

    update:
    Added: ctf_carbon_a1 by Phil
     
  9. pl

    pl L5: Dapper Member

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    Hmm, you said you've added it, but I don't see it on the list :)
     
  10. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    I added it to my top-secret copy of eligible maps...but I'll add it to the top of the thread if it makes you feel better :)
     
  11. Rexy

    aa Rexy The Kwisatz Haderach

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    Thanks for including zig!
     
  12. Homeroe

    Homeroe L1: Registered

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    Sorry if its a dumb question but... how can i rate the maps?

    I love playing and testing custom maps :)
     
  13. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Join the server and play. You'll get a popup after a few minutes to rate the map, or you can type !maprate to rate it immediately. If you accidentally rate it wrong you can type !maprate to change your rating.
     
  14. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Updates:
    New versions of:
    cp_erosion, ctf_railways, and cp_thermal
    Added:
    pl_veritas_a1

    Current standings:
    cp_vulture_a4: 34
    tc_meridian_b4: 20
    cp_silvertrail_a7: 18
    cp_assault_grounds_a1: 12
    cp_borax_a9: 12
    everyone else: 9 or less (click ratings link in sig for more details)