TF2Maps.net 72hr Contest #4 - Starts June 21st!

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  1. Fr0Z3nR

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    TF2MAPS.NET 72hr MAPPING CONTEST #4

    LADIES AND GENTLEMANN Welcome to the greatest show on this side of the universe! It's time for the 4th almost-annual 72hr mapping contest!

    Little Jimmy: Mr. Fr0z3n, what is this most wonderful show that I have never heard of!?
    Mr. Fr0z3n: Well little Jimmy, it is a 3 day competition between any TF2 Mapper who feels brave enough to make a fully working map within that time period, with the chance of being completely humiliated!
    Little JImmy: Gee Mr. Fr0z3n, that sounds swell! But how do I enter!
    Mr. F: It's simple! Just make a fully working map of any gametype during the 72hr period of June 21st to the 23rd!
    Little Jimmy: ANY Gametype? Golly gee Mr. F, that sounds fun!
    Mr. F: It sure is Jimmy, it sure is.
    Little Jimmy: Tussle my hair Mr. Fr0z3n!

    The contest will begin at 2PM EST on Friday June 21st.
    <Click for countdown>

    OFFICIAL STREAMERS
    (To get onto this list, PM me on the forums!)​
    Nightwatch - www.twitch.tv/nwatch
    PDT - www.twitch.tv/phideltatau
    Blade Nd64 - www.twitch.tv/bladend64
    TMP - http://www.twitch.tv/kenonartulii (Warning may not be appropriate for all ages)
    Bakscratch - http://www.twitch.tv/bakscratch
    Crash - www.twitch.tv/ueakcrash
    Dark - www.twitch.tv/dr_jackd
    Prestige - http://www.twitch.tv/prestige__
    BANG! - http://www.twitch.tv/neodos
    Sylver - http://www.twitch.tv/Sylver_
    Fish 2.0 - www.twitch.tv/pvt_bingbong_fish
    Kaptain_Kul - www.twitch.tv/kaptan_kul
    Valkyrie - www.twitch.tv/zerglinrush101
    Ice Crystal - www.twitch.tv/icecrystalsef
    hooky - http://www.twitch.tv/hooky_

    OFFICIAL RULES OF CONTEST

    • Respect the time limit! You may NOT start making your map in Hammer in ANY way shape or form before it starts. We cannot effectively restrict this, but take this into consideration; This contest is meant to challenge your skills at working effectively and quickly coming up with good solutions. If you cheat, you're only demonstrating your own lousyness to yourself. That doesn't feel good.
    • You MUST have the map done and submitted before the 72hrs run out. This is very important, because there is no "grace period". Done means done.
    • Any physical size allowed.
    • Any gamemode is allowed, you are welcome to use a non-stock gamemode (such as CSF or Tug-of-war), but choose wisely. SD and MvM Maps ARE ALLOWED.
    • You cannot use an already-started map or assets from it. However, you can begin sketching out a layout and planning before the contest begins (this is recommended if you want to make a large map). If you have an old vmf lying around that you want to use, you'll have to remake it from scratch.
    • Maps must be able to spawn 32 players (16 per team).
      Unless it is an MvM Map, then it must support the Standard Team size
    • Any amount of detail is allowed. However, it's a good idea to concentrate on gameplay and making sure everything works in time for the deadline.
    • No collaborations are allowed!
    • Custom content is allowed, but only if it's made entirely by yourself using your own resources OR it's made by someone else who has already made it available to the public. However, please remember that very large file sizes are unnecessary and very annoying to download, so keep your map small by avoiding too much custom content.
    • You are allowed to use A Boojum Snark's resource library and other such packs and prefabs, such as the lighting library.
    • You are allowed to use Fr0z3n's Map Start-up Prefab
    • You are allowed to test your map as many times as you wish during the 72hrs. There will be impromptu's hosted by staff/members throughout the 72hr time period. If you have the time to have your map tested, it is HIGHLY recommended
    • Your submission MUST follow this naming convention: <gamemode>_<nickname>_72 (You don't have to use your full forum name, but make sure it's recognisable as your map. For instance, I would name mine cp_frozen_72). For multiple entries (or if your map for previous competitions had the same name), append a number at the end of it (i.e. cp_frozen_72_2).
      In previous contests we had a lot of maps that did not follow this convention. That won't be tolerated this year. (For realz)
      DO NOT USE CAPITAL LETTERS IN YOUR FILE NAME!
    • You may submit as many entries as you want, but you'll have to judge for yourself whether this is wise.

    DISQUALIFICATIONS
    Your map will be disqualified from the competition if it breaks the follow rules:
    • Your map does not follow the set naming convention
    • Your map crashes the server/clients (unless it is a server issue, not a map issue. This will be investigated on a per-map basis)
    • Your map includes assets/sections that are from other maps (this includes anything you've made)
    • Your map is fullbright/TOO dark (That is, it is impossible to see/decern other team mates and surroundings)*
    • Your map is a trade map
    • You have broken any of the preivously mentioned rules
    *This will also include maps that are too BRIGHT on LDR AND HDR(it has happened)

    JUDGING
    After the 72hr mapping period is over, I will check maps for incompatibility issues, make disqualifications, etc. If you suspect that a map has broken a rule (or 2... or 3...) please contact Fr0z3n ASAP. After that is done (should be about a day and a half), I will open up the voting.

    • IF, there is MORE than (or equal to) 20 entries, we WILL be doing a preliminary round of voting. You will be asked to list 5 - 10 of your favorite maps (in no particular order). Any votes with less than 5 maps will not be counted. Any votes with more than 10 maps listed, the first 10 maps will be used. After prelim voting is over, the top X* maps will move on to official voting. *Number of maps to move on will be determined based on the number of entries. The cut off will be annouced if/when preliminary voting occurs.
    • If there is less than 20 entries, then preliminary voting will be skipped, and we will move to official voting. For official voting you will rank the top THREE (3) maps. You also MUST explain why you chose those maps. Just one sentence will do.
    • The length of each judging period will be determined at the time of judging based on the number of entries.
      I, the host, reserve the right to extend any voting periods by up to, but no more than 48 hours after the first deadline. This will be done if I feel that there is not a sufficient number of votes being cast. I will not shorten the voting period for any reason.

    STREAMING
    You are encouraged to stream progress of your work. If you are planning on streaming, you can PM me the url to your stream. On the day of the contest, I will make an annoucement that has all of url's to all the streams. If streaming, please keep it some-what clean. No Porn or adult pictures, videos, sounds.

    PRIZES
    I have a few games left over in my inventory. DONATIONS ARE ACCEPTED AND WELCOME (I'm a dirt poor college student).

    The First place winner will get to choose THREE games from the prize pool
    The Second Place winner will get to choose TWO games from the prize pool
    The THIRD place winner will get to choose ONE game from the prize pool + a TF2 Hat


    Prize pool!​

    Rayman: Origins - Donated by Egan!
    Dark Souls: Prepare to die edition - Donated by Prestige!
    Really Big Sky - Donated by Egan!
    XCOM: Enemy Unknown - Donated by LeSwordfish!
    Sanctum Collection - Donated by Valeria!
    Chrome: SpecForce - Donated by Vaconcovat!
    Ravaged - Donated by Vaconcovat!
    Poker Night at the Inventory - Donated by Vaconcovat! (A personal favorite of mine)
    Blocks that Matter
    RUSH

    *Please read the rules if you have not yet. There are adjustments that I made from last year* Any questions Regarding the Rules and Regulations, please post them here. I will answer them when I get a chance.
     
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  2. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    And with the Hammer Times announcing that there is a MvM Server now, I'll state that MvM maps (as stated in the rules) ARE ALLOWED. They will NOT be judged separately, and testing for that will have to occur on the authors request.
     
  3. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    Ill be making 2 tc maps this time
     
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  4. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    Ill be making 0
     
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  5. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    nooblord
     
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  6. nightwatch

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    Has anyone ever tried 5cp tc?
     
  7. Sergis

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    5cp IS tc :p

    just a linear and uninterrupted one
     
  8. Valkyrie

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    Arena FTW!
     
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  9. Shanghai

    Shanghai L6: Sharp Member

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    I've started to plan a 5CP map, because, you know, I can't even finish a payload map in over a year.
     
  10. Tarry H Sruman

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    Something kind of silly is in the works
     
  11. Fr0Z3nR

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    Just a reminder that this starts in just under 2 weeks! Prize wise, things look not so-hot. I don't know how much I can contribute this year, so donations are still welcome!
     
  12. Trotim

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    So if I make another game mode I can just set up its entities beforehand again right
     
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    right Trotim
     
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  14. Fr0Z3nR

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    Correct.
     
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  15. takabuschik

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    Hello
    I am quite new to mapping, but I would still like to enter the contest (not for winning, but for learning). However, I have a few questions: how to enter the contest? where should I post the map when (if) it will be finished? what hour will the contest start in?
     
  16. Fr0Z3nR

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    The contest will start on June 21st at 2pm Eastern Standard Time.

    You will submit your map into the thread I create to upload the map. Make sure the file format for the map follows the rules I set in the orignal post.

    You enter the contest by starting a map, and then finishing it. No formal entry required.
     
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  17. Fr0Z3nR

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    Reminder, again, that this is starting on FRIDAY! (Woooooooo)

    Please try and have your streams set up early, any entity work done early (if you are doing something custom. Stock gamemodes, don't worry about it) and be ready for some sleepless nights.

    I will be avaliable all week/weekend for this, so just shoot me a message if you need something.


    Thanks to LeSwordfish for offering XCOM to the prize pool!
     
  18. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Can i make a cp map designed to be integrated as some of the control points in my TC map after the contest, or would that somehow qualify as working on an existing map?
     
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  19. Fr0Z3nR

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    So if I understood that correct:

    You have a TC map that isn't finished.
    You want to make a couple CP's for it, but call it a standard CP map (?)

    That wouldn't be an issue, as long as you don't use any existing part of your TC map, everything is done from scratch. Just note that a couple years ago, we had people do partial TC maps for the contest, and they didn't go so well.
     
  20. Faux Rhinoceros

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    It doesnt really need to do well. It's the practice that counts :p