**Official Map Contest Details**

Discussion in 'Archives' started by drp, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. drp

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    Maps will be judged on 5 criteria.
    • Layout
    • Fun Factor
    • Balance
    • Visual Appeal
    • Originality
    These will be scored on a scale of 1 - 10 for each criteria.

    There are only a few rules you must abide by for your map to qualify.
    • Map can be either cp_ or tc_
    • The map must be able to spawn 32 players per server. (doesn't have to be designed to play with 32, but must spawn 32 players nonetheless)
    • Map must include these decals/overlays at least 2 times (1 blue, 1 red) in your map. They must also be easily visible.
    • Map must be done and uploaded by April 30th. It should be uploaded to TF2Maps.net and posted in the 'Contest Submissions' Thread.
    • Maps should have a mix of both industrial, and mining
    Extra Points: * Bonus points for making a multi-stage cp or normal tc map * Bonus points for using custom tf2maps.net/TF2Mappers posters (decals/overlays).

    Prize:
    EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

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    *Or similar video card available.


    Goodluck!

    http://tf2maps.net/index.php?pageid=contest

    This contest is made possible by gracious donating members along with cash i throw in.
    Consider donating a few dollars and give your wallet a well deserved break. :p
     
  2. YM

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    OOh very nice, pity my PC is AGP, still, I will enter none the less.

    It just so happens that i've started a multi stage map the other day :D

    I'm based in England and I will be getting feedback on a local server that are hosting for me, are you going to impose restrictions on map publication? Also, being in England might cause problems prize wise, if I win that is, not likely that I will :p, but still just so you know because it might be important.

    I feel like there aren't enough restrictions, but thats probably me being wierd lol
    Anyway, I'll shut up and get back to cp_bloodstained :D
     
  3. drp

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    its early. suggestions are welcome on restrictions, rules.
    if worst comes to worst on internation issues, the game prize will be money via paypal equivalent to value of the prize.
     
  4. TheBladeRoden

    TheBladeRoden L7: Fancy Member

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    Aw man, I already have a similar video card. But I shall enter anyway just to see if I can force myself to finish a map in 3 months. :D
     
  5. drp

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    should i add a cash alternative of $150? :blink:
     
  6. SaerisHawkeye

    SaerisHawkeye L1: Registered

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    mmm, my map may not fit the requirements, lol, seeing as it will be in a japanese style >.< oh well
     
  7. jakeparlay

    jakeparlay L2: Junior Member

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    I would say drop the part about having to be industrial/mining theme. You're gonna get a whole fistful of fresh maps out of a solid contest like this ... why constrain them all to one theme ? :D

    everything else looks great though, i'm in
     
  8. hacky

    hacky L2: Junior Member

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    Industrial AND mining? Or can it be either industrial or mining? If it has to be both, how little of either can there be?
     
  9. spaceweasels

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    That's a nice prize. I'm glad TF2Maps.net is doing a contest. I hope the site gets a lot of exposure for this.
     
  10. vegit0r

    vegit0r L1: Registered

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    Im in :)

    edit: point of clarity here, are the BSPs and the VMFs getting scored or just the BSPs?
     
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  11. YM

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    why would they want to look at our .vmf files?
     
  12. drp

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    heh, no just the compiled finished product :)
     
  13. MacNetron

    MacNetron L5: Dapper Member

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    I agree with the posters one page back that the:
    - Maps should have a mix of both industrial, and mining
    might not be the best package. 'Rule' and 'should have' are a bad combi. Also, industrial AND mining might be difficult to mix.
    On the other hand, it's a challenge to get both in :)

    <mac starts looking for pencil and paper...>
     
  14. YM

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    How long have people been working on the maps they are planning on entering? should you limit the contest to maps that have only just been started or started after now? maybe you shouldnt.
     
  15. hacky

    hacky L2: Junior Member

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    All I have done is the structure for my game style. I have absolutely no brushwork done. :D

    Still coming up with a layout concept I like.
     
  16. Ganon11

    Ganon11 L1: Registered

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    I've only got the most basic of basics of brushwork done, so it's like I'm starting from scratch.
     
  17. drp

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    the 'mix of industrial and mining' was a way to not allow people to submit their older stuff. ill talk to immortal about this. its early, we could change it.
     
  18. SaerisHawkeye

    SaerisHawkeye L1: Registered

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    heh, well if it's older work you're worried about, then, don't allow anything that's already been posted and discussed about here? basicly if you've seen or heard of it somewhere before the contest began, that that map is disqualified.

    perhaps it would be better if you required people to get their theme or idea approved, so as to build a list of what the end entries will be. (and these would be submitted via private message, not posted in the forums) after being approved, create and add people to a list of approved entrants.
     
  19. Paddy

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    Well i think it should be include both industrial and minings because that makes it a bit more challenging and ive already got a plan which does it perfectly i think!
     
  20. ZargonX

    ZargonX L3: Member

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    Well, the map I'm planning to use I just started last week, so I'll assume that's safely within the timeframe.