Smissmas (Permanent) Cheer for Community Map Makers

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by tf2.com, Dec 27, 2012.

  1. tf2.com

    tf2.com L11: Posh Member

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    Though we think we’ve done a good job rewarding community contributors who make cosmetics and weapons, we could definitely do more for TF’s diligent, underappreciated map makers. With that in mind, we’re trying two new approaches to the problem.

    Map Stamp Improvements

    After taunting in a community map that you’ve contributed to, you now leave behind a trail of large stamps. The more you contribute, the longer the trail!

    We’re now also tracking hours played in each map. In the “Maps” section of the in-game Mann Co. Store, you can see how many hours you’ve played each community map and how many times you’ve contributed to it. Plus, occasionally, on check out, you’ll be gently reminded that it might be nice to add a stamp to your cart for a map that you’ve played frequently but haven’t contributed much to. After you’ve seen this reminder once, you can have it show other map stamp suggestions by checking the “Support Community Map Mapers” box near the “check out” button.

    Map-Specific Strange Filters

    Sold in the store, these new filters let you set your strange weapons to only track events on specific community maps. For instance, if you only care about kills on “Yukon”, you can change the filter on your shotgun to just capture that. When filtering stats for a weapon, you’ll also get a custom rank modifier. So, in the aforementioned “Yukon” example, you’d now have a “Strange Canadian Shotgun”. The goal is to give players who really like specific community maps a way to both track their stats on those maps and broadcast their interest even when they’re playing on other levels.

    Note that in both cases, 100% of the revenue (minus net taxes) goes to the contributor, so let’s get out there and support our map makers!



    Source: TF2.com
     
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  2. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Woohoo! I'm gonna make sure I buy more stamps for Hoodoo so YM can buy more Lego sets :p
     
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  3. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Lovely to see that they still take care of this department.

    Now if only they would accept maps from other people than Heyo and 3Dnj...
     
  4. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    So... "Strange Gold Canadian Botkiller Stickybomb Launcher Mk.I"...

    What's it do, say "sorry, eh" every time you blow someone up with it?
     
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  5. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    "Strange Rust Frost Botkiller Flamethrower Mk.II"

    Wait a second, a Flamethrower that has frost? WTF?
     
  6. PMAvers

    PMAvers L6: Sharp Member

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    You know, a flamethrower version of Natasha would be interesting. Instead of afterburn, it slows the targets for the duration.
     
  7. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    No, the Flamethrower would be involved in a crost of ice. And that's just wierd.

    But your Flamethrower idea is ingenious, and also it would be incredibly funny if you applied it on the Spy-Cicle.

    "Stops Spy-Cicle Spy completely".

    Perfect counter.
     
  8. Untouch

    Untouch L4: Comfortable Member

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    The acknowledgement is nice.

    Would like a large sdk update though, that can wait though.
     
  9. Yacan1

    aa Yacan1 D I G I T A L I N F L U E N C E R

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    Won't longer / larger trails be like, a spy give-away?
     
  10. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Only for a short while after you taunt... If it's a giveaway: don't taunt.
     
  11. fubarFX

    aa fubarFX The "raw" in "nodraw"

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    if you're actually good with the spy, you can use the trail to bait people into blind stabs
     
  12. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  13. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    For those that weren't in chat when I posted it:

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    I did ask Drunken Fool (a Valve employee) if these figures could be trusted, he unfortunately had no idea but I will ask Robin if and when I see him.
     
  14. Yacan1

    aa Yacan1 D I G I T A L I N F L U E N C E R

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    Didn't the turbine guy leave the atmosphere or something?
     
  15. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    Haha wow, poor Kong King, and poor Gullywash (I guess comp players are a stingy minority of the player base!)
     
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  16. Janeator

    Janeator L2: Junior Member

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    Yep, i can't stand that graphic. And why would non-competitive players PAY for a stamp?
    And ofc i'm not trying to say turbine players are competitive because they pay for stamps. SERIOUSLY.
    rather saying it's really, really strange.





    Valve if i make a map like Turbine (wich i don't think it'd take me much time to make) would you include it into the game? I want to be milionarie.
     
  17. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    Just ask ym if he's sitting on 200,000$, much simpler way of verifying those!
     
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  18. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    Also if you want people to buy stamps just make it so that the more stamps you have gives you a multiplier on the chance to uncrate an unusual or something.
     
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  19. GPuzzle

    GPuzzle L9: Fashionable Member

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    Buy a stamp, multiply by two the hat chance on the map of the stamp.
     
  20. Bermuda Cake

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    For Gullywash I see you point although it's a fairly obscure map, butKong King came out quite recently. It could be going at the same rate.