So, what do you do when you map ?

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  1. Burnout6010

    Burnout6010 L5: Dapper Member

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    So, what do you do when you are mapping ?

    I personally play some evil teletubbies theme and start making things :O
     
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  2. GPuzzle

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  3. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    I usually don't start till i have an idea already.

    Then i stop when i figure out that my idea doesn't work. Then i go cry in a corner.
     
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  4. Shanghai

    Shanghai L6: Sharp Member

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    I talk to myself. A lot. It happens to me with mapping and coding; I talk through it as I do it. I also usually listen to music or have a video going in the background, as well as keeping the TF2maps group chat open.
     
  5. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    I map when I map a map.
     
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  6. GPuzzle

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    I tought I was the only one who did that.
    It takes away a bit the solitude of coding or mapping.
    Damn it, I'm a goddamn incredibly wierd person.
     
  7. Yacan1

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

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    I sketch ideas down, listen to music or commentaries. I hate dead silence so I always need someone talking about something.
     
  8. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    cradle myself back and forth and tell myself it will all be ok
     
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  9. Micnax

    aa Micnax I maek map

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    Usually I just listen to music and curl up into a ball and cry when a design doesn't work for me.

    I recorded myself on camera back when the 72hr contest happened for the first 1/3rd of the process, so you can watch how weird I look when I map too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NFh0IPXC9g
     
  10. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    I listen to music, but it's mostly instrumental since I find vocals distracting. Animals as Leaders and Jeff Loomis are favorites, as well as jazz and classical sometimes.

    I also listen to this song on a loop. During the 72hr I listened almost exclusively to that song.
     
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  11. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Yeeeaaah Animals as Leaders. This is also my mapping band.

    Or alternatively Phillip Glass.

    Talking out complicated entity work helps me a ton too. Solidifies the abstract concepts.
     
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  12. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    That Phillip Glass song is interesting
     
  13. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    It reminds me a lot of Dan Deacon's newest album.

    Philip Glass is good. There's a neat remix album that came out recently for people like me who don't have the patience to sit through 1000 albums. Dan Deacon did a remix on that, actually.
     
  14. Shanghai

    Shanghai L6: Sharp Member

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    In terms of who/what we listen to, I listen to trip hop.
     
  15. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Yeah the remixes are pretty good. Beck did a good one.

    Glassworks is an excellent all around album if you are just looking for something quick to listen to of his. Nothing but good songs.
     
  16. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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