Startacker's April Fools 2020 Mini-Contest!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Startacker!, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. puxorb

    aa puxorb L69: Emoticon

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    I should really do a solo upload of my 2 af maps. Keep forgetting to do that. Also I can't think of anything for the contest yet. Usually I have a dozen ideas in my head before anything is announced.
     
  2. Gamer_X

    Gamer_X L1: Registered

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    Can multiple people work on one entry?
     
  3. Startacker!

    Server Staff Startacker! Writing leaf ambient...

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    Yes, but everyone working on a single entry will only be able to submit that entry, keep in mind.
     
  4. r0nii#BringBackNISLT

    r0nii#BringBackNISLT L2: Junior Member

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    guys, do you think im lazy?

    edit: also question, is there a map file limit?

    edit2: no gamemode restriction, that means i can send map with new gamemode?
     
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  5. 14bit

    aa 14bit L14: Bit Member

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    PSA for everyone who's thinking about entering: I'll be running a few "technical rehearsals" when we get closer to April.

    I ran a few early previews of my April Fools map last year to work out the bugs and tweak mechanics, and without the testing it would have been an infinitely worse map. In light of this, I'd like to help others out by giving people the chance to do some early testing a bit under-the-radar this year. You might not get full servers, but you'll at least know if your map crashes or you need to rework sections to make sure your jokes land.

    Startacker and/or any other judges are banned from participating in these early tests, so that the maps can remain a surprise for them until judging starts.

    Keep your eyes on the forums in a month or two; they'll be organized in their own thread with little fanfare on the Discord or Steam group to keep the maps mostly secret until the big day. I won't be sending out group-wide notifications either; I'll just casually note in chat when the testing begins, and will ping the authors of any submitted maps that are up for testing.
     
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  6. r0nii#BringBackNISLT

    r0nii#BringBackNISLT L2: Junior Member

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    well im good luck making your map. well i don't have any troubles in something like this. im even so quick that i made almost a whole map in 1,5week. probaly i will need 1.5 more for models animations optimalizations and others.
    i would be very happy to tell you about my map but that will break the fun.
     
  7. TheFluffycart

    TheFluffycart L1: Registered

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    So I want to use broken area portals in a few spots as to confuse people a little bit/leave traps. It wouldn't be everywhere though. Would that violate the rules?
     
  8. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    Broken how? Because areaportals that leak will cause a compile to fail. Instead you could have a perfectly functioning areaportal, set it to be a closed state so that it looks broken, but really isn't.
     
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  9. TheFluffycart

    TheFluffycart L1: Registered

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    Kinda what I was thinking. Calling it "broken" as it wouldn't be helping really. Thx
     
  10. S4TURN

    S4TURN L1: Registered

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    Are we allowed to play test our submissions?
     
  11. nesman

    aa nesman oh god how did this get here

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    @S4TURN yes.

     
  12. BigfootBeto

    aa BigfootBeto Too obsessed with perfection

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    I keep pushing this to the back of my head to focus on other things, that I'll probably just end up forgetting about it until it's too late and realize it's March 31st already.
     
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  13. chopex

    chopex L1: Registered

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    I'm gonna learn how to properly use Hammer just for this
     
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  14. Aapelikaeki

    Aapelikaeki L2: Junior Member

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    72hr April Fools challenge
     
  15. Alternating Current

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    72 second April Fool's challenge.
     
  16. Startacker!

    Server Staff Startacker! Writing leaf ambient...

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    The TF2Maps Discord now has a channel specifically made for discussing April Fools content. You can freely talk about whatever you're doing for the contest, without fear of me seeing it. This is literal, I can't see the channel. Playtests should also get organized there. Have fun!
     
  17. HolySnickerPuffs

    aa HolySnickerPuffs

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    Well, just under two months away from the deadline, and it looks like I have to accept the title.

    HOWEVER!

    I am still going to finish the artpass. Since my deadline isn't April Fools anymore, it's not going to be very humorous artpass, but cutting a bulk of the jokes might help me get this done faster.

    As a consolation, and since repeatedly remaking maps is my brand, I'll add a remake of Guise to my to-do list, with actual jokes this time.