***Mapping contest 05 - Payload map***

Discussion in 'Contest #5: Payload map' started by YM, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Ok bigger contest this time, a full map.

    Rules:
    • Map must be a single stage pl_ map (like pl_badwater) you may use any number of control points (1-4)
    • The cart may be any sensible cart sized model, the official bomb, snipergen's dirty bomb, the mining cars, the little alpine train thing, etc.
    • The map must follow standard payload conventions, no split routes or other gametype mixes.
    • Must be able to spawn 32 players (16 per team spawnroom)
    • Map must include these decals/overlays(or suitable others with "TF2maps.net" clearly on them) at least twice (1 blue, 1 red) in your map. They must also be easily visible.
    • Map must follow conventions laid out by valve (blue attacking red, safe respawn rooms, no ladders or other gimmicks)
    • Map must be finished and uploaded by January 1st (2009) and submitted to the upload thread which I'll sort closer to finishing.

    Voting will be split, a public vote and a moderator vote, then using Mangy's mathematical prowess the votes will be combined and a winner will be revealed.

    The inspiration for this contest is of course the not-so-wonderful badwater basin, I'm sure we can all do a better job than valve, don't you?
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    Prizes: (from the valve store)
    • TF2 poster bundle
      or
    • TF2 themed Tee


    Good luck and have fun! :thumbup1:

    (for those wondering about the fact this is a big contest, we're probably going to run smaller ones in tandem)
    The prizes are made possible by gracious donating members along with cash DrPepper throws in.
    Consider donating a few dollars and give your wallet a well deserved break. :p

    Edit (03/12/08): Contest extended until 00:00 (GMT) on the 15th January 2009, thats an extra 14 days to cram pack your map full of awesomeness
     
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  2. ChickenHunter

    ChickenHunter L4: Comfortable Member

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    so no cow bombs? :p
     
  3. drp

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    prizes this time!

    your choice between a poster bundle, and or a tf2 themed shirt from the valve store!

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  4. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    awesome. What is the run time on this?
     
  5. Jazz

    Jazz L5: Dapper Member

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    You just gave me a great idea.
     
  6. Snipergen

    Snipergen L13: Stunning Member

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    Sweet. I shall enter I think. I really want a TF2 tshirt. And I can finish 1 stage :p

    pl_bedwater
     
  7. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Hell Yeah, those are some prizes. The Pyro shirt is sweet but the roasted turkey might make the poster better.

    Too bad the shirt doesn't have a roasted turkey on one side. Maybe I'll propose that to Valve :)

    Sounds like a cool comp. Maybe the top 3 could be released as a map (obviously it might be weird if one is alpine and 2 are desert, but if there are three top notch stages I don't think it would matter).
     
  8. MangyCarface

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  9. Inqwel

    Inqwel L6: Sharp Member

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    I did a double take because I read that as "pl_bedwetter". .___.
     
  10. Meta

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    I would join this but the idea I had for a payload map wouldn't work thanks to rule #3 :(
     
  11. TimmerTheTank

    TimmerTheTank L1: Registered

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    oh im so in for this one
     
  12. TheDarkerSideofYourShadow

    TheDarkerSideofYourShadow L10: Glamorous Member

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    Hmm, we'll see. I'd hate to put my projects on hold, but those posters do look mighty fine :-D
     
  13. ChronoTriggerFan

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    You can make 2 maps at once... theres no law against it, is there?

    I usually don't see too many custom maps with outside and significant inside areas. I might play around with this setting with my entry. Probably going to replace inside buildings with mines, but what's the difference :p
     
  14. Altaco

    Altaco L7: Fancy Member

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    Awesome, just as I'm starting on my new, one stage payload map. Excellent timing.
     
  15. Tigger

    Tigger L2: Junior Member

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    Are contest entries going to be able to request time on the playtest server before the deadline and before submitting?
     
  16. cornontheCoD

    cornontheCoD L7: Fancy Member

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    probably not the the best place to ask, but any hints/ideas as to what the other smaller competitions are? I like the creativity with the more recent ones, and I've never participated in one before. I will probably try my hand at a smaller one.
     
  17. FaTony

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    Important: Mining/industrial?
     
  18. Nineaxis

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    "Map must follow conventions laid out by valve (... no gimmicks)"

    Mining/Industrial is TF2.
     
  19. LLamaBoy

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    Hmm, what a huge bit of luck. This is exactly what my current project is about, so it seems I have a small head start :p

    Not sure I'll manage to finish it by the end of the year, but I'll give it a damn good try now!
     
  20. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    pl_goodwater

    i should be able to do this now avante is in it's finishing stages.