[New mapper] Is this where I ask if someone wants to collab on a map?

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  1. OnyxCanoe™

    OnyxCanoe™ L1: Registered

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    I couldn't think of where this goes, so I put it here. I was wondering if anyone wanted to collaborate on a map for (obviously) tf2? Honeslty, I know how to work hammer about 80%. I'd appreciate any replies.
     
  2. Cytosolic

    Cytosolic L4: Comfortable Member

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    I wouldn't mind although I have a limited experience with mapping so far, that doesn't mean I'm bad though. Also, I honestly have never done a collab before and have no idea how to. What did you have in mind?
     
  3. OnyxCanoe™

    OnyxCanoe™ L1: Registered

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    Well, I haven't figured out an idea JUST yet, but it has to do with the 72 Hour contest coming up soon.
    Want me to add you on steam?
     
  4. Cytosolic

    Cytosolic L4: Comfortable Member

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    Maybe, I have my own Idea for the contest too. But I wouldn't mind helping a little. If things go well I'll add or follow you on steam or something like that for ease of communication.
     
  5. OnyxCanoe™

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    If you want, you can add me on steam now, so it is easier.
     
  6. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    If your doing a collab know one anothers email by heart, especially if its for the jam as you will be constantly be in communication and exchanging map versions.
     
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  7. Cytosolic

    Cytosolic L4: Comfortable Member

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    Well.. Honestly, I think I'm just going to only do my own project this first time. I've never collabed on anything (or enter a contest) before and the Jam doesn't seem like a good place to start, especially with my own map I'll be working on aswell. I might try to do something like this sometime after however, after I have a bit more experience with mapping as a whole. Also, like I said I might help a little if I can and I'll try and give you feedback if you want.
     
  8. OnyxCanoe™

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    Okay... well, I still want to collab with someone for the Jam....
     
  9. Cytosolic

    Cytosolic L4: Comfortable Member

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    Okay, That sounds great! I hope you find someone who wants to collab too.
     
  10. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    If you want to set up a collaboration with someone, you can also post in the main thread for the Jam.
     
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  11. OnyxCanoe™

    OnyxCanoe™ L1: Registered

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    It seems like everyone who wants to collaborate on something has already selected who they are working with...
     
  12. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    LeSwordFish has a very good point, pick a good idea your working with, and expand on it, then post about it on the winter jam's thread.
    Make sure to include why people would want to collab with you, maybe your very nice, not a squeaker, great ideas, etc...
     
  13. OnyxCanoe™

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    That's the problem. I'm no good when it comes to planning or coming up with ideas. I'm best at taking an idea given to me and making it happen. As for posting on the Winter 2015 Jam thread? I already posted a reply, but no one responded. Should I go ahead and start a new thread in the off topic category with the details and such?

    Basically, I can't work alone and it seems that no one is open to the idea of a collaboration with a new mapper.
     
  14. Turnip

    aa Turnip The 80s Vegetable

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    Working alone is an option, but have patience. I asked about s collab for the dyn cp contest and a week or so later I got a responce.
     
  15. OnyxCanoe™

    OnyxCanoe™ L1: Registered

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    When I said I can't work alone, I meant that I cannot come up with ideas about a map. At least, I can't from scratch. If I had a starting idea, I can work from there.
     
  16. sooshey

    aa sooshey :3c

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    Why not pick something up from the orphaned maps repository? I doubt you can use them for contests (correct me if i'm wrong), but you may be able to find something you like there. Practice makes perfect, and soon ideas will come to you no problem!
     
  17. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Ideas can be tricky, I know. Sometimes you don't need one - Just say "i'm making a KOTH map" or something - put a point down, and start building outward from that, let it grow as it comes. Alternatively, think of what changes you want to see in official maps, and make something like that - perhaps you want to see what badlands would have been like with more containers, or something.
     
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  18. OnyxCanoe™

    OnyxCanoe™ L1: Registered

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    You know, I really appreciate your guy's advice. Thanks. Really.