TF2Maps.net Major Contest #9 - Mann vs. Machine

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Seba, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    If it actually turns out that there isn't enough time to get sufficient testing to balance waves and layout then I'm pretty certain that is grounds for an extension. We're not demons who hate fun, we're just filling the available slots in our event schedule and we honestly think that the allotted time should be enough for creative, high quality MvM maps.

    So WHEN and IF it becomes clear that we misjudged the timeframe for this event, we can talk about extending the time.
    Until then, do your best to finish on/before the set deadline.
    Don't forget that collaborations is a option for this contest, so if you're short on time, maybe teaming up with someone is a viable solution.
     
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  2. BlazrM4N

    BlazrM4N L1: Registered

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  3. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I am surprised I didn't notice this D: Should be something to kill the time ... just have to figure out what I am doing with the enities :3
     
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  4. Micnax

    aa Micnax L0: Terribly Lazy Mapper

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    I'm actually up for collaborating on this with anyone if they want to... I'm realizing that trying to wrap my head round MvM mechanics is rather frustrating (even worse with a splitting headache and illness). Hopefully looking to get into the detail side of things if anyone is crap at that.
     
  5. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    I wouldn't mind doing some detailing if someone needs some done. I'm best with interiors.

    See signature for my resume.

    I'd prefer someone who's very serious about their map.
     
  6. RaVaGe

    aa RaVaGe

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    Same for me, I can help if someone need help to finish his map, it doesn't matter about your level.

    But as I said only if you need help to release the map fully detailled, I don't have the time for a full coop.
     
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  7. SethBreloom94

    SethBreloom94 L1: Registered

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    I'd be more than happy to help someone

    What I can do
    - I have great ideas for a map
    - I have ideas for detailing.
    - I can design the waves
    - I can provide great feedback

    What I can't do
    - Actually build the map (I stink at hammer).
    - Do the detailing


    I'm still learning, but I'm eager to get involved with hammer. If someone who's good at building maps is still looking for a basic map outline or a wave designer, contact me!
     
  8. Micnax

    aa Micnax L0: Terribly Lazy Mapper

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    Helllllllo nurse

    I'd be up for that if you want to. I can't figure out a good plan/layout to start off with.
     
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  9. Berry

    aa Berry Eternally Autumn

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    Can I ask if we're allowed to use things like mvm.tf to make population files, or do they have to be hand-written?
     
  10. henke37

    aa henke37

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    I don't see why it would be banned. All it does is simplifying the data entry.
     
  11. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Why the hell does that site use the TF2 font for everything D: But yes, you're allowed to use external wave generators.
     
  12. Languid

    Languid L5: Dapper Member

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    Woo this could be fun! Time to see if I can bang out a terrible layout and iterate it into not terrible as ever just by the bell. Leaving a buggy but eyecandy-ish mess!


    The prizes have gone fully into being digital giveaways though, I always liked the ideas of the tf2 keyrings. Lost in the royal mail black hole somewhere in Manchester no doubt.
     
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  13. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    If you win first place (lol) and you don't want a vidya, we can probably work something out.
     
  14. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    I'm also starting to think that a time extension would be very nice c:
     
  15. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    REMINDER:
    The contest ends February 18th! You have a little less than a month!


    Anyone can still start and finish an MVM map in that time--they are small and simple by nature.
     
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  16. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    Was just starting to think about what one would consider to be an "excessive" filesize. Any hints there?
     
  17. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Hints don't effect file size, they just split up vis, noob
     
  18. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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  19. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    For normal maps excessive is around 70MB and up; for MvM it shouldn't really go near that, even if you're sticking all of ConPack in there.
     
  20. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    So who do i send a judging application to?