Map Test Gameday for 01-24-09

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by Dox, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Sorry for the thread delay :(

    This event, like the last event, everyone who submits a map will get a 30 minute slot. If more then 10 people submit a map, then everyone gets a 20 minute slot.

    Now if you have a map that is closing in on "Final" status, I will consider that map having a 40 minute (if 10 or more submit, 30 minute) slot. Still counts towards the 10 maps.
    Event will begin at:

    Central European: 7:00PM
    UK: 6:00PM
    Eastern: 1:00PM
    Central: 12:00PM
    Mountain: 11:00AM
    Western: 10:00AM

    Event will take place at:

    US TF2Maps.net Server: 72.233.93.233:27015

    Submission Rules:

    Please submit all maps by 6 PM EST on Friday

    Map Submission Structure:
    Map Name (ex. ctf_mycoolmap_b2 )
    Link to map download
    *downloads from TF2maps.net preferred but not required.
    NEW! Your Timezone, Required info so I can schedule you in properly.
    Optional: Link to discussion thread.

     
  2. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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  3. Icarus

    aa Icarus

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    BTW, what happened to starting earlier? Maybe starting at noon EST was a bit too early, but the server got a full pop a few maps later.

    Can we try 1:00PM EST?
     
  4. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    I was thinking we'd do this next weekend, but s'all good. If we keep getting such heavy traffic like the last few, we'll need to have gameday over multiple days and/or servers.
     
  5. Nineaxis

    aa Nineaxis Quack Doctor

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  6. TotalMark

    TotalMark L6: Sharp Member

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    I don't want to be a nitpicker, but are you sure you want to plan so far ahead for a gameday? (Check your date:p)
     
  7. Ezekel

    Ezekel L11: Posh Member

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    pl_reservoir_1_8
    even though there's a version in the contest, i'm still not completely happy with it, so i'm still making changes. - just cos these changes are too late for the contest itself, i see nothing wrong with still trying to make it as good as i can.
    Download: http://www.fpsbanana.com/maps/74724
    Time: i'm british... so before midnight (GMT) please (i.e. before 7pm EST)
    Discussion: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4665
     
  8. GrimGriz

    GrimGriz L10: Glamorous Member

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    Dustribute

    Map Name: cp_dustribute_a6a
    DL: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=942
    Discuss: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4959

    Please test for:
    - Cap times (balance and mysterious too fast caps)
    - Difficulty
    - Any problems I haven't noticed yet

    Known Issues:
    - Skybox from roof
    - intel returns to base
    - chairs start tipped over
    - Rooftop brushes
    - Might be too easy to spawncamp blu

    Other:
    - I'd also really like to know what people think about moving blu spawn closer to the underpass and red spawn directly between A&B rather than at B.

    To the organizer:
    I don't think people should be punished for where they live.
     
  9. luxatile

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  11. Baysin

    Baysin L2: Junior Member

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    Download: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=944
    Timezone: EST
    Discussion thread: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4991

    As for time slot, I have no real preference.

    This is my first map that I've gotten to a point where I wanted/needed testing, so I'll need all the help I can get :) Right now I'm more concerned with gameplay balance and design, so that I can make any major changes before I get too elaborate with the details and appearances. However, I'll gladly take any advice at all, given that we understand I'm still very early in development here (and completely new at it).
     
  12. meatpopsicle

    meatpopsicle L1: Registered

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  13. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    I am so excited, I can't wait! Not to bash the payload contest guys, but I am ready to test maps of other gametypes!:lol:

    Name: cp_timber_b1
    download: http://forums.tf2maps.net/downloads.php?do=file&id=948
    discussion thread: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=4482
    time slot: whenever, I am going to plan on playing all day.

    Please, if you decide to change the gameday starting time, post it on the front page. I dont mean to be a nag, but I missed my map last time because I only had time to play during my map, but gameday had started 2 hours earlier so I missed it.
     
  14. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    Wow. Even given the short notice, we're looking at close to a full house. Me thinks I'll have to wrangle us another gameday server. And splitting them up would allow more time for each map.
     
  15. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    but would also split our player base... last time we had a gameday we maintained a close-to-full/full server the whole way through. if we split them I would hate to be the map to go up against Cashworks/Halfacre/Aerospace, the opposite server would be empty.
     
  16. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    We'd just have to be careful about which maps go on which servers, to ensure an even distribution. We'll see how this one goes. Also, good to see you again ;)
     
  17. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    The whole reason I ask for timezones is so people are NOT punished for where they live....
    We have people from many parts of the world who attend these gamedays. Its not very fair to a european who is attending that he gets shoved into a slot that has him playing at past midnight to test his map because he was not quick enough to submit it first...
     
  18. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

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  19. Icarus

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    We have have exactly 10 maps. :D

    It's been a while since we had 30 minute slots.
     
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  20. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    timezone please... working on the schedule...

    we only did all 20 minute slots 1 time... and I heard alot of people liked it. also... submission deadline is still 2 hours away.

    Schedule always has room for a little tweaking, always check back before gameday starts for you times, and remember sometimes maps are removed from the schedule due to crashing, so it helps to be ready early. :)
     
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