Name Question

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by TMB, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. TMB

    TMB Banned

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    How you put a name to a map? I was thinking on names for my map and i dont get good names.
     
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  2. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    I'd decide a name when it's nearer done and you know exactly what it's gonna be.
     
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  3. Simulacron

    Simulacron L6: Sharp Member

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    Try to come up with something that is related to your map, for example if your map is in a canyon consider something like this in a name. You can also put two words together to one name like Coldfront, Fastlane,Powerhouse..." If you can't come up with anything try out name generators in the internet, that can help you to get an idea
     
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  4. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    You can invent a place name too, like badwater basin and thundermountain. If you're not sure what to name it yet, you can go the Muddy route and name it anything, like cp_waffleiron for now until you think of something better. The possibilities are endless
     
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  5. Doktor Richter

    Doktor Richter L3: Member

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  6. Crowbar

    aa Crowbar perfektoberfest

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    I don't really like maps' being named after real place. It's quite boring, unoriginal imo.
     
  7. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    I used to name maps after people. Maps include Donald, Matthew, Sally, Jeanette and Samuel
     
  8. Viperi

    aa Viperi not actually a snek

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    Oh yeah, isn't Kemptown named after someone? Thomas Kemp was it?
     
  9. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    I learned that Borneo and badwater basin are real places. Also, names are just sometimes place holders, and you could for all intents and purposes call it map_1
     
  10. Yrr

    aa Yrr An Actual Deer

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    Kemptown is a place near where she lives.
     
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  11. Muddy

    Server Staff Muddy Muddy

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    It's a town within Brighton actually, but the town was named after someone so you're not entirely wrong. Wikipediaaaaaaa
     
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  12. zahndah

    aa zahndah professional letter

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    Name your maps whatever until its at a state where you think its definitely worth the time to think of a good name (probably around the beta phase). No point wasting good names on discontinued maps!
     
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  13. Viperi

    aa Viperi not actually a snek

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    Oh, that's interesting.
     
  14. MoonFox

    MoonFox L10: Glamorous Member

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    speaking of names, I am completely recycling Pathos, so when the time comes, I am going to delete old and redo it
     
  15. theatreTECHIE

    aa theatreTECHIE Yet another Techie for the net...

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    What quite a few people also do is name the map their own name. An example for me would be cp_theatretechie. This is especially useful in the 72hr events, when you don't have time to come up with a name.
     
  16. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Plus you don't end up publically reserving a really great name for a map that you end up abandoning later on.

    Before I even make a thread, I go through an early A1 with a very generic name, like "ctf_japan" or "pl_outpost." By the time I realize whether I'm committed enough to the map to release and test it, I'll have come up with a better name.
     
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  17. Viperi

    aa Viperi not actually a snek

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    Yeah, you should use a placeholder unless you know a name you'll stick with or are not going to abandon a map with a good name.