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Major Contest #4, Preliminary Votes

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Armadillo of Doom, May 11, 2010.

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  1. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Finally, at long last :) After reading all the posts in the main thread, I realized that it really isn't fair to eliminate half the authors w/out any kind of official comments. So here's the deal. The semi-finals will be a straight-up popular vote. Choose what you believe are the top 10 maps. These will move on to the normal voting process. For the 16 authors who don't make the cut, you are not forgotten. All of the judges will still post a formal review of your maps, following the end of the contest. This way, the judges don't have any time pressure, and everybody will still get reviewed by a professional map maker.

    Now to business. There has been some concern that people will automatically choose the most well-known and/or established names. Unfortunately, this problem can occur no matter what type of voting process we use. All I can say is that if you can't spare a few hours to play at least 1 round on all the maps, you're doing a disservice to the authors and our community as a whole.

    Every TF2M server is running the contest maps in rotation. I have also reduced the player-count on our normal servers to 16, for 8v8 matches. So there is nothing preventing you from starting a pickup group. The servers have a 30 minute rotation for every map, so all you need to do is hop on and play. (And maybe take a few notes to post later).

    The current plan is to have this thread open a week, then the main voting will last 2 weeks. As always, subject to change if needed. I'm gonna stay logged on as much as possible. If you have any questions/concerns, pm here or on Steam. I'll get back to you w/in 24 hours. Good luck everyone!

    Edit 1: For the sake of my future sanity, contest authors are not allowed to vote. The main thread can be found here; http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=11458 You should only post once you feel that you have a good grasp of all the maps, and want to vote for the top 10.

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    Wildfire
    Mercy
    Bedrock
    Assembly
    Cloudburst
    Underhanded
    Stockpile
    Mexico
    Landfall
    Norma
    Metalwood
    Syphon
    Wiretap
    Sabotage
    Rippleside
    Deliverance
    Alaska
    Overlook
    Gumption
    Converge
    Deceit
    Fogbow
    Dammed
    Slushway
    Fusion
    Cesspool

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  2. Owlruler

    Owlruler L12: Fabulous Member

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    1 Wildfire
    2 Cloudburst
    3 Underhanded
    4 Alaska
    5 Wiretap
    6 Overlook
    7 Fusion
    8 Bedrock
    9 Deliverance
    10 Converge
     
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  3. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    1 Wildfire
    2 Landfall
    3 Deliverance
    4 Overlook
    5 Fusion
    6 Cloudburst
    7 Converge
    8 Wiretap
    9 Stockpile
    10 Alaska
     
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  4. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    1 Stockpile
    2 Wildfire
    3 Deliverance
    4 Fusion
    5 Cloudburst
    6 Underhanded
    7 Wiretap
    8 Overlook
    9 Deceit
    10 Assembly
     
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  5. Connect_Four

    Connect_Four L2: Junior Member

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    1 Stockpile
    2 Deliverance
    3 Wildfire
    4 Wiretap
    5 Cloudburst
    6 Norma
    7 Fusion
    8 Sabotage
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  6. Flame

    aa Flame

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    In no order.

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    1 Wildfire
    2 Cloudburst
    3 Bedrock
    4 Landfall
    5 Wiretap
    6 Overlook
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    8 Alaska
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  7. ANova

    ANova L7: Fancy Member

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    Someone can edit this later I'm on my phone
    1.Wiretap
    2.Deliverance
    3.Fusion
    4.Overlook
    5.Wildfire
    6.Cloudburst
    7.Converge
    8.Assembly
    9.Alaska
    10.Landfall
     
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  8. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    1 Converge
    2 Wildfire
    3 Wiretap
    4 Fusion
    5 Overlook
    6 Deliverance
    7 Cloudburst
    8 Bedrock
    9 Alaska
    10 Landfall


    No particular order.
     
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  9. drp

    aa drp

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    server settings take seconds to change.
     
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  10. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    1 Landfall
    2 Wildfire
    3 Wiretap
    4 Stockpile
    5 Deliverance
    6 Cloudburst
    7 Mercy
    8 Assembly
    9 Fusion
    10 Overlook



    No order
     
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  11. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    I'm going to be editing this post as I play more pugs.

    Wildfire
    Mercy
    Cloudburst
    Bedrock
    Landfall
    Wiretap
    Rippleside
    Deliverance
    Alaska
    Fusion

    If it's no order why do you bother to put them in a chart next to numbers :mad:
     
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  12. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    I didn't :O
     
  13. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    Because they all copied the chart from Owl.
     
  14. Ezekel

    Ezekel L11: Posh Member

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    i'm a lil dissappointed by the number of people voting this early on. have you all played every map (with appropriate numbers of players) already?
    or are you picking the ones that you got a lot of chances to play during map tests and therefore are more familiar with, for the sake of just getting things over and done with?
     
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  15. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Yeah, the servers have only been running for like 2 days. Is that really long enough to decide fully? :/
     
  16. Geal

    Geal L4: Comfortable Member

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    I suppose it is, if the people who have voted have been playing the maps all 48 hours, with the server always good for 6v6~8v8.

    OH WAIT

    Edit for content:

    We could ask people to arrange ALL the maps from best to worst, then choose the top 10-15 or something.
     
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  17. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Ya no, Im sure that abselutely no one here has a life in any shape or form. In fact, all they do is play TF2. 24/7. No sleeping. No shitting. No eating. Just TF2maps.net contests!
     
  18. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    I know this is sarcasm, but I'm confused at what your point is. Ezekel is saying that it'd be best to play the maps as much as you can for the majority of these week and THEN post their top 10. Otherwise, it just seems to me these people are judging by the few times they might've played the map in the past when it very well could've changed since then or voting for friends/favorites.

    However, I might be wrong. perhaps these 2 pages of people are actually familiar with all 26 maps.
     
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  19. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I believe everyone who has voted thus far has extensively play-tested these maps during development. Regardless, I'm going to lock this for now.
     
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