Maptest Tuesday Nights @ The Cafe

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by ardysqrrl, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    will edit this post with more details later

    Want an extremely casual environment of new people to get a fresh look at your map? Enjoy watching people with very low skill? Are TF2maps gamedays just too early in the day?

    Look no longer! Every Tuesday night at 7:30 pacific (10:30 eastern) we will play -YOUR- bad maps @ The Cafe of Broken Dreams!

    simply upload your map here: http://cafeofbrokendreams.com/publicdrop.py

    and show up during the event, and your map will be played! The only restrictions are more or less the same as they are at TF2M gamedays (map must be fully playable, buildcubemaps, etc)

    http://steamcommunity.com/groups/cafeofbrokendreams <- our steam group
    steam://connect/cafeofbrokendreams.com:27015 <- a link to the tf2 server itself

    To clarify, The Cafe is not a mapper server, we are a general public server trying to foster a community of players with a love of custom maps. This is meant to be an additional method of getting maps tested, rather than some sort of replacement for gamedays. Hope to see you there!
     
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  2. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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    nobody should play here this is a terrible server
     
  3. BrokenTripod

    BrokenTripod L5: Dapper Member

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    Just now realizing I have no idea if I can make it tuesday night at 7:30. Shucks. I'll try.
     
  4. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    Submitted my map (coalmine_a1) but I won't be awake to play.
     
  5. Tyker

    Tyker L5: Dapper Member

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    Awww man, that is 2:30 in the EU zone. Such a shame.

    Good on you guys for willing to play terrible maps though, I wonder if you know what you are bringing on yourself :p
     
  6. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Is this still happening? what's the deal?

    It's stickied but no posts, etc..
     
  7. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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    Happens every Tuesday! They have the feedback plugin installed so all of the TF2M people can leave comments and feedback. People aren't posting here since all that's needed to have your map tested on Tuesdays is to upload it to the Cafe public map drop (http://cafeofbrokendreams.com/publicdrop.py) and it will be played, without the more formal scheduling of the gamedays here.
     
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  8. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    Cool, I'll try it. Started uploading a bzp first though, DOH!

    So hard to read 3 lines of text (My bad), I don't think it uploaded, only had a few seconds, but it is listed.
     
  9. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    That's cool, but where can the feedback be seen after the test ?
     
  10. Penguin

    aa Penguin Clinically Diagnosed with Small Mapper's Syndrome

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  11. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    i'm gonna try to join you guys in these playtests, but gotta admit it's gonna be hard to do with my EU timezone
     
  12. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    Yeah, it's insanely late, and even if you attend you're not guaranteed to get your map played until several hours in.
    It's a great initiative, but it's not for everyone...
     
  13. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    luckily I have no life ;)
     
  14. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    part of the reason this event was started is because TF2M playtests were at an awkward time for me :V so yes, they're not for everybody.
     
  15. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    The events and players on the server are fun.

    Would it be possibly to get you guys to update the feedback plugin so the map round stats are tallied now?
     
  16. Jack Riguel

    Jack Riguel L10: Glamorous Member

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    Bumping this since it's a great testing environment, but also for a request...

    I'm not sure if I can make the test tomorrow, I'll try to race back ASAP from class but I might be too late. If anyone reading this is planning on attending, it would be super swell of you if you could record a personal demo just in case. I'll gift a couple items or a copy of mount&blade or something.

    Send me a PM if you're interested. Map is TC_Kennecott, thanks again.
     
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  17. NinjillaX

    NinjillaX L3: Member

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    This will be great for me, considering I get home an hour before then!