Microcontest #8: Thinking Inside the Box

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  1. 14bit

    aa 14bit L14: Bit Member

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    Welcome to Microcontest 8: Thinking Inside the Box

    Psst, hey! Attached is a .vmf that contains a 4096 x 4096 x 2048 cage made of skip brushes. Your job is to make a map that fits entirely inside that space. Everything, including skybox brushes, must fit in the box! You can do any mode, but only maps that can run on our 24 player servers will be tested today. Please note this is smaller than most arena maps, so choose your gamemode wisely!

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    Psst, hey! Attached is a .vmf that contains a 4096 x 4096 x 2048 cage made of skip brushes. Your job is to make a map that fits entirely inside that space. Everything, including skybox brushes, must fit in the box! You can do any mode, but only maps that can run on our 24 player servers will be tested today. Please note this is smaller than most arena maps, so choose your gamemode wisely!

    To enter, reply to this thread claiming a spot. After the deadline, edit your map into your post to finalize your submission. You should only ever have one post in this thread until after submissions close!

    For full Microcontest rules and submission procedure, check out the Microcontest Megathread.

    Quick Info:

    Time commitment: 3-4 Hours
    Difficulty: 2/5

    Date: October 17th, 2020
    Planning starts: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC)
    Clock starts: 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC)
    Clock ends: 3:00 PM EDT (19:00 UTC)

    Countdown to the deadline here!

    Notes:

    Name your .vmf:
    <gamemode>_<yourname>_mc8_a1

    You'll notice that any gamemode is allowed this time, including non-standard ones! MvM and MvM-based modes will be tested separately if we get any, and any non-standard modes will be looked at but not played. Sorry, I don't know how to surf or set up a deathrun server!

    You do not have to compile within the time limit, but I will only wait one hour past the deadline to collect maps at a maximum. After that your map will no longer be considered a valid entry, unless you contact me ahead of time.

    Good luck!
     

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  2. Skylark

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    Spent half the time on B, well, cap and behind B

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  5. SnickerPuffs

    aa SnickerPuffs (*single chuckle*)

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    Reserving this spot.

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    EDIT: AAAAAAA WHY DO I ALWAYS COMPILE WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF THE CONTEST ENDING???
     

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    Worse case I quit an hour in. Claimed, I suppose!
     
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  19. Tiftid

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    gg

    I'm not really sure I'll be needing too much feedback when it has the obvious problems of "too small even within the terms of the challenge" , "poorly chosen gamemode", "why is everything a boxy corridor", "why can you build in blu spawn", "where are the setup gates", "this is just worse A/D", but fire away if you can think of any problems that slipped my mind.

    I'm really torn between my shame at having made this shit map and my pride at having done something for a microcontest.
     

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  20. Mathtriqueur

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    Arena map. Posting this one hour late since I had stuff to do.

    Here's also a picture to show it fits.
     

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