P2maps.net?

Discussion in 'Portal 2' started by Terwonick, Apr 25, 2011.

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*Once you read the post* Do you think a seperate section is a good idea?

Poll closed May 9, 2011.
  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. Unsure

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  4. Uncaring!

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  1. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    while there is a portal map mapping site (located HERE), it is nowhere near the quality of this tf2maps site. I propose that the admins here add a separate section in showcase section for any VALVe map, or map for a mod to a VALVe game. Opinions?
     
  2. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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  3. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    From the looks of it, they already have.

    I think that Thinkingwithportals.com will work fine with it. Maybe just make an account there. It may not seem to smooth as us because Portal never really had the chance to have their test chambers/maps to become "official" so that might be were your thought on their "caliber" are arising.
     
  4. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    the wip in wip topic is where it's at right now.
    but a subforum for non-tf2 mapping would be nice. not only for showcasing but also distributing and hopefully, getting feedback
     
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  5. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    I simply dont want to join another community. It's been far, far more fun for me downloading maps by people i know from the chat, and enjoying them, than all the maps by strangers i was downloading from www.myaperturelabs.com. Thats part of the plus of this community: we're a close-knit group, and we shouldnt really need a mass exodus because the site name is "TF2".

    A site is defined by the people, surely? A "Showcase other projects" section would be cool, getting feedback on stuff from people we KNOW are the shits at it, rather than having to learn our way into a new group. What if people want to map for DOTA2, do they just join a third community?
     
  6. Khuntza

    Khuntza L2: Junior Member

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    After spending the last week playing Portal 2, I too have developed an interest in mapping for Portal 2. Though I'm going to wait for the official SDK before getting stuck in.

    I agree that there are other mapping sites that will cover the market nicely without having to change this site to accommodate Portal mapping also. To do it properly the site would need to become sourcemaps.net and incorporate mapping for all Valve games. It would be a drastic change, and probable one that most people here would be against.

    Maybe if there is enough interest from everyone here in downing tools on TF2 mapping for a while and trying some Portal stuff, then perhaps we could have some cross mapping contest with the thinkingwithportal guys? Maybe we make test chambers and they judge them.. Maybe they could make a TF2 map (like a Koth or something not too big) and they could be judged by members from here.. Just an idea.
     
  7. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    Another forum section wouldn't kill anyone. I know for a fact people would use it.

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  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I would say no, that site and interlopers will probably hold the majority of P2 related stuff.

    Not wanting to join another community is just lazy and you wont get anywhere near the expertise for P2 mapping advice here.

    What i do want to see though is an MC forum in the VIP area.
     
  9. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    I see what you did there.
     
  10. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Do want this. I just want some better way to share my portal 2 maps to the TF2maps community and keep it reguarly updated!
     
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  11. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Maybe I'm actually mapping for alien swarm... -sniff-
     
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  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Look at how fast the portal mapping thread has grown.

    And not wanting to join a community is part laziness, yes, but theres also a chunk of nervousness in there. I hate being new in communitites.
     
  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Stop being smelly. The primary wonder of the internet is anonymity. The secondary wonder is that nobody really cares.
     
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  14. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I'm kinda with sword on there. If I was to go join thinkingwithportals.com and introduced myself, there may be someone I know there who doesn't like me based of whats he's seen here.

    They could also overreact because they are getting an influx of tf2mappers, much like we have done to a few of the newer maps here who were coming from CSS or such.
     
  15. gamemaster1996

    gamemaster1996 L13: Stunning Member

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    While this website is built for team fortress i feel that it could benefit other games and lets face it, this sites one of the most superior mapping sites for valve games.
     
  16. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Things just keep popping into my head here...

    The one side of making a new site is that there would need to be some man hours put into making it. The reason this site looks so good is because the (exluding myself) site/server staff/geit made a lot of this by scratch, in photoshop (or how ever), then coded, then I believe helped pay to upload this to a server that can run a heavy load.

    So if there really really wanted a P2Maps.net, people would need to put time and effort into making it.

    Then there is the who would be mods, how would we pay for the server hosting, what would we include in the forums, what are the sub forums, etc. etc. etc. These questions would have to be answered next... because it looks like people want a P2Maps.net.

    EDIT: This is all assuming that the P2Maps.net is a website, not a subsection of this one. Subsection is different.
     
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  17. drp

    aa drp

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    ive read through the thread, and ive heard both sides. but a section for portal 2 and other games is appropriate. some people feel more comfortable being around this community than joining a new one and being 'the new guy from tf2'.

    welcome to the new section :3
     
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  18. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    I would suggest to create a sub-forum here for portal 2 maps, otherwise it will be hard to find anything, once it gets spammed.
     
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  19. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I agree with tech's statment
     
  20. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Once it gets spammed, It will be dealt with. For now though. There's no need to split discussion further, since there's only 2 threads!
     
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