Sunday Gameday - November 28

Discussion in 'Server Events' started by grazr, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Gameday Host: grazr

    Event will begin at:
    GMT: 19:00 PM
    Click for other zones.

    MINUTES MAP AUTHOR DOWNLOAD FEEDBACK SERVER NOTES
    30 pl_boundary_b6a Honeymustard Click me TF2maps Thread US Annotations
    20 koth_combustion_a2 Loc_n_lol Click me TF2maps Thread EU Annotations
    20 ctf_undermine_beta2 Jonny Click me TF2maps Thread Annotations
    30 cp_axle_b2d grazr Click me TF2maps Thread Annotations


    Map Submission Format
    Required: Exact Map Filename (ctf_example_a4)
    Required: TF2Maps.net file ID number, OR url to offsite download.
    __BZ2 compressed files are greatly appreciated to save time for the host.
    __May NOT be a hosting site like mega-upload (wait times, codes, excessive ads, etc).
    First time submissions, Required: TF2Maps.net discussion thread number.
    __My scheduling system uses this number, I need it, not the post number. (picture)
    If you need a specific time slot: Available time & your time zone.
    __Only use if you aren't available for the whole testing period and wish to attend your map.
    Would you like the SourceTV demo of the test?
    __These are automatically recorded at all times.
    If your submission is a single stage out of a multi-stage map, please mention this. (orphaned stage)
    If you are a donator with upload abilities, please say if you have already uploaded the map.

    Testing options
    • A time extension may be requested for mature non-arena maps in need of fine tuning (this includes orphaned stages).

    You can keep the same TF2Maps.net file number by clicking edit on your file's page and then simply putting a new file in the upload box. This makes it easier for you (don't have to update all your links!), easier for me, and less clutter on the site. (picture)

    Rules
    The map must be playable. This means fully functional objective system, proper spawns, not fullbright, etc.
    __The purpose of this testing is to help authors refine their designs, not catch newbie bugs.
    Filename MUST be versioned. (ctf_example_a1.bsp, NOT ctf_example.bsp)
    __Do not rename a bsp after compile. The vmf must be renamed before compile.
    Filename must be all lowercase. (ctf_example_a1.bsp, NOT CTF_Example_A1.bsp)
    __Our Linux servers don't work with uppercase names.
    Map must be IN DEVELOPMENT, finished maps do not require testing.
    Map may NOT use a point_servercommand to alter any variables.
    Map must be designed for normal play.
    __This means no melee, class restricted, too small for 24 players, or otherwise gimmicky maps.

    • You may NOT reserve a submission without a download.
    • Non-compliance with rules will result in rejection of the submission.
    • If an author has more than one map they want tested, they must be submitted to separate days.


    Information
    • First come first serve, until the 3 hour period is filled.
    • Maps will get 30 minutes playtime, KotH gets 20, Arena and orphaned stages get 15.
    • Submissions will be limited to 3 hours of testing.
    Last map can exceed the limit so long as most of the testing happens within the 3 hour period(30 minute test starting at 7:40 EST is allowed, 30 minute test starting at 7:50 EST isn't)
    Server with most author votes/majority of time slots gets used.
     
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  2. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    We're having trouble keeping the server full for the entire event, granted last time we ran 3 PL maps in a row; something we'll not do in future. Also we're having trouble consistantly filling the event.

    Although the timing is good for some people if the event doesn't improve in popularity we might consider discontinuing this event as there is a lot of hassle for something that is currently 50% repeat map tests that would be better served as impromptu. Not to mention i hate event spam.

    We'll run a few more up and through the Christmas holidays and see how things go.
     
  3. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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  4. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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  5. honeymustard

    honeymustard L9: Fashionable Member

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    I don't understand why people don't submit their maps for testing. It's free testing!
     
  6. Jonny

    Jonny L2: Junior Member

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  7. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Please, for the love of god, don't use mediafire. We have a free download host here for goodness sake. It's gonna take me 10 minutes to download that one 17.5MB file. It'd take me like 5 seconds off TF2maps. You've also obviously not read the rules properly as you're using Okrag's submission format.

    What i'm gonna do is rotate this test onto the US server. Even though i voted EU it's probably fairer to go US this week.

    Map: cp_axle_b2d
    Thread: Thread
    DL: Download
     
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  8. Jonny

    Jonny L2: Junior Member

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    If that was aimed at me I don't know what you're talking about. I uploaded the file to TF2maps, there's nothing to do with mediafire.

    Also, will the source TV be up soon? Thanks
     
  9. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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  10. Jonny

    Jonny L2: Junior Member

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    Someone must have got the wrong recording uploaded. Its only 2 mins long, and ends before more than 2 people join. Any chance the sourceTV of both matches that were played could be uploaded instead?

    Cheers
     
  11. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I tested that a couple of the maps worked properly before running the gameday as last time one crashed the server several times, so it probably grabbed the test one. I'll get the proper one for you.

    Edited the event to include arakawa which was added on at the end (although i hosted the event :/ I'm guessing you couldn't put me as host when you made it Geit?).

    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1429764/auto-20101128-1413-ctf_undermine_beta2.zip

    The file size is kinda small so let me know if this is the same demo you already have. cp_axle's is pretty small as well and i tested that worked before the event too, but i couldn't find any other demo files for these maps.
     
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  12. Jonny

    Jonny L2: Junior Member

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    Ah yeah thats the one. Its very useful for feedback so thanks i appreciate you uploading it.

    Im going to be working on making the map less confusing, more balenced and with corridoors being widened into rooms. If you have anything positive to say about it please do on the forum as id love to hear it as well as criticism.
     
  13. Geit

    aa Geit 💜 I probably broke it 💜

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    Fixed up the demos, the event name and the event time, and yes, I couldn't set you as the host from the school easily. (Also, arakawa has a 180MB demo file, not much I can do about that.)
     
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