Map Making "Documentary"

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Leminnes, Jul 12, 2012.

  1. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    I'm just judging the interest in this.

    After I finish Corrode, I was thinking about making my next map but meticulously detailing every single step of the way. It'd be a combination of Blog and Videos. I'd try to make it as professional looking as possible. I'd start out explaining the planning and move into the building and testing.

    Really, though, I don't want to do it unless I know people would like to read and watch. I'd really like to do it, but it's no fun unless people are involved and interacting.

    So, what do you guys think? Would you be interested in something like this?
     
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  2. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    It'd be rather cool. There's a lot of hidden workings into how maps get made that most players of the game don't see (with the exception of the TF2 blog post on how they made Gorge, but even then the first and second steps jump from sketching to full-on detail), and I think it would give people a nice insight into how much hard work goes into getting a map to it's final stages.

    Maybe they'll stop whining about 'how getting a Mapper's Medallion should be easy' :p
     
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  3. Leminnes

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    People whine about that? :|

    And yeah, that post on making Gorge was really lacking in information.

    I also forgot to mention, I'd be using this as a teaching tool as well. As I'd explain what I'm doing along the way. What tools I'm using and why. Ect. Ect.
     
  4. Dark

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    I'd watch for sure
     
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  5. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    I've seen it before on some sites, especially the Official Wiki.

    Would the documentary consist of one person explaining, or multiple people and how they prefer to map? It'd be interesting also to showcase the different methods people go through compared to others.
     
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  6. Leminnes

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    I was thinking about including other people, but mostly as sort of interviews on the blog I'd be making. I, unfortunately, can't fly to other people's houses and hawk over them with a camera, so I'd have to do it through text.
     
  7. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    Good idea, do it! I think I might do it myself.
     
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  8. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I am willing to be interviewed/provide insight into early versions of finished maps (such as manor and hoodoo)
     
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  9. Leminnes

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    Cool, I'll be sure to ask you when I start up.
     
  10. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I support this idea, and I'll help out whenever I can :p
     
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  11. Mr. Happy

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  12. Leminnes

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    Maybe I will!

    By that, I mean, I will!
     
  13. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    I think this is the sort of thing that should get featured on the blog too, sort of just like a link the the video or such (like they do with the tournaments).

    I'm happy to help with anything you need too :D
     
  14. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    If you build it they will come.




    NOW GO FINISH CORRODE
     
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  15. ev149

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    I'd be really interested in this too. I say go for it!
     
  16. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    I will sponsor your Kickstarter for this project.

    Unless you actually make a Kickstarter. Then my wallet will scream like a little coinpurse and run away like it always does when I ask it to commit to something.
     
  17. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    If this is a blog I can write guest posts for, I'll help. I may have been less than enthused about videos last night, but text I can get behind.
     
  18. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Your writing is like what Pipeball is to Asylum.
     
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  19. Leminnes

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    Hah, yeah right. If I could get people to pay me to make a map and interview people, that'd be cool, but I doubt it.

    And I'll take you up on that offer yyler.
     
  20. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    No! I am an excellent writer! And people read what I write!
     
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