Map names

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by YM, Apr 6, 2009.

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Which do you like better

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  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    So which do you like? Since the release of Furnace Creek into beta is drawing near I wan't to get this sorted once and for all.

    Bearing in mind the name is "Furnace Creek" and that isn't subject to change, which naming convention do you prefer?
     
  2. Fearlezz

    Fearlezz L10: Glamorous Member

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  3. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    cp_furnacreek_b1

    But in all seriousness, the full name doesn't make it obnoxiously long, and it's not like it really makes a difference how long the file name is. So go with what makes the load screen title nicest!
     
  4. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    furnace_creek
     
  5. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    cp_furnace_b1

    How VALVe does it :cool1:
     
  6. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    You do also have to remember that we CAN'T have a second word without putting in the filename... making your reasoning pretty much invalid....
     
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  7. Fogold

    Fogold L2: Junior Member

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    Wow, the forums seem pretty devided.

    I voted for Furnace Creek
     
  8. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Do you really want to make things harder for server admins?

    Keep it short. I played with a two word name and it just didn't stick in peoples' minds.
    Seriously, do not, not not make it the long name.
     
  9. uma plata

    uma plata L6: Sharp Member

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    I like Furnace

    It's an interesting topic to me; what makes a good map name. It is the first impression you make on a player, after all.

    I always thought they should be short, evocative, and iconic

    Steel is probably the best map name imo

    pl_molybdenum would not be...

    (seriously, what's with the periodic table of elements approach lately?)
     
  10. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    Then I wouldn't worry about the second name :)
     
  11. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    Furnace -> short, easy to remember

    Any1 knows how badwater is badwater basin (and well (cp) and well (ctf)) on the loading screen? (hardcoded?)

    Because my vote would be cp_furnace_b1 with Furnace Creek as loading text :p (maybe when it's official (valve should stop ignoring youme's quality))
     
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  12. no means nomad

    no means nomad L1: Registered

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    Keep it short, keep it simple. Bloating map names with words like "Creek/River/Valley" just makes it harder for admins to run the map and it distracts players from the unique part of the name you want people to identify.
     
  13. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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    It's hard coded. :thumbdown:
     
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