Map feedback has never been easier

Discussion in 'Featured News' started by drp, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. drp

    aa drp

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    Giving feedback is a chore. You need to remember the issues/problems on the game day map. You need to take screenshots of the problem. You need to upload them.

    Then you need to come on the forum and post it. Explain whats wrong, link pictures. Many just dont do it.

    That's pretty much a thing of the past! (or until valve breaks this :p )

    Geit has been developing a pretty neat plugin and has graciously allowed us to have at it.

    http://feedback.tf2maps.net (or http://tf2maps.net/feedback if the subdomain doesn't work)

    The system will let you annotate map issues and problems in the game. Everything then gets sent to our feedback area. Nothing your comment, the spot where the comment was made, and the map your comment was made on.

    Simple as pie.

    List of commands:

    • !feedback - Makes an annotation where you are looking to provide targeted feedback to the map author
    • !deleteannotation - delete annotation if you're the map author
    • !toggleannotations - Toggles whether you can see annotations or not
     
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  2. VelvetFistIronGlove

    aa VelvetFistIronGlove

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    This is just awesome!
     
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  3. Untouch

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    Cool idea.
     
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  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    This is very helpful, and it will even give you the coordinates, so if you arn't there to see it, you can still find out where that pesky texture needs to be re-aligned.
     
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  5. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Geit needs some special forum title for this, this is just so goddamn useful.
     
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  6. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    comments look really weird, but its still damn awesome. good work!
     
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  7. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    "trotim doesn't leave useful feedback, only unsupported opinions"
    I agree on that.

    If you don't get it, read these
     
  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    FYI the annotations have a fade distance of 1024 units. This may be problematic for an author to read if annotations are applied in high locations, like the top of a tower or something.

    Also, annotations don't appear to show for spectators... not sure if that's intentional/fixable. Will talk to Geit.
     
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  9. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Just updated the plugin:
    • Increased draw distance to 2048
    • Added an alias for !toggleannotations - !ta
    • Added an alias for !deleteannotation - !da
    • Increased refresh rate of annotations based on recent testing
    • Annotations now still appear when you are dead or are in spectator
     
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  10. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    do you accept hugs?
     
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  11. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Agreed... Like "Connoisseur of Exceptional Feedback" ?
     
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  12. J4CK8

    J4CK8 L11: Posh Member

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    I assume that should read noting.

    This has got to be one of the most useful plugins available. It makes it quicker to provide feedback although takes longer to review it. Hopefully it will encourage more feedback.
     
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  13. Mr. Happy

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    Wow awesome stuff

    It would be useful to have a copy coordinates button so you just copy paste!

    also !fb for !feedback ?
     
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  14. Icarus

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    TA DA!

    /had to be said
     
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  15. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    Amazing seriously great job.
     
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  16. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Forgot to mention -: Make sure you claim your map by hitting the big login through steam button followed by the claim button on the map page, and don't forget to upload a screenshot if an admin hasn't already done it for you :3.
     
  17. Numerous

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    The "thanks" button is hugs in digital form.
     
  18. gamemaster1996

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    Sweetness!
     
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  20. Acumen

    aa Acumen Annoyer

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    Even though I have nothing to do with maptesting, this is seriously awesome in so many ways, for you guys, dying for feedback. Brilliant great job, I'd say.