My Problem with Making Maps

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by ades, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    ive been mapping for almost 1 year now, and ive made lots of maps but only finished and released 2, and I stopped working on those ones. My problem is I cant finish a map I get inspired and start going crazy than just give up. so for the sake of not wasting my time can anyone help me with my problem so I can finish another map?
     
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  2. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun

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    Well, the truth is, making an giving up on projects is a part of growing as a mapper and as a person. You've got to realize your mistakes in order to fix them, and the truth is, it's often better to give up on a less-well-designed project and learn from your mistakes then to lug around old mistakes in future versions of your map.

    Hope that helps! :)
     
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  3. RaVaGe

    aa RaVaGe

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    I'm making maps for 7-8 years now, and I only released one map :(
     
  4. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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    geez
     
  5. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    That's really deep :eek:hmy:.
     
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  6. Egan

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    I feel weird linking this when Ravage here has already posted but not linked it, but I found this page pretty helpful from mapcore - people asking for tips on how to not lose motivation in early stages of maps.
     
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  7. RaVaGe

    aa RaVaGe

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    Anyway it's not about how many maps you release, it's all about the fun you have by making them.
     
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  8. Zed

    aa Zed Certified Most Crunk™

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    Haven't you released 2? Blorav and Brazil?
     
  9. RaVaGe

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    Blorav doesn't count since it's still in devlopment, but if you count that as a release, then I released like 4 or 5 maps :)
     
  10. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    Actually, I'm friends with Ades, and you totally misinterpreted the situation.

    Ades really wants to and likes making maps, but when he says he "gives up" he means he just stops working on it. Despite the fact that whenever he makes a map, I get to see it before he finishes it, and I tell him that he's doing a great job, but eventually he just doesn't want to work on it anymore.

    So what he's really asking is how he can stay enthusiastic about his work.
     
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  11. ades

    ades L4: Comfortable Member

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  12. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing dan's birthday was fun

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    Oh! Got it. Well, I'm that case, you've really just gotta push to completion. Remember, you only have to do general layout once per mail, and you'll always have a fresh perspective after the first Gameday!