TF2Maps.net Mapping Assignment Frenzy

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Ravidge, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Hello and welcome to the first assignment frenzy event thread. I don't want to confuse people here, so I'll be very blunt and straightforward:
    • Not a competition (in the fashion you're used to)
    • No prizes (Depending on how the event progresses, this might change)
    • It's for fun and practice. Challenge yourself.
    • You may participate in any number of assignments you like. Participation is not an obligation under any circumstances.

    Okaaay, now that your expectations have reached rock bottom, I can proceed to explain what's going to happen. Don't worry, it's very simple:
    • Assignments will be handed out regularly.
    • Each one will come with it's own specific rules and limitations.
      The limits will vary greatly depending on the scale of the assignment​
    • The time limit will be harsh, but not extremely so, I don't want to completely exclude people just because their personal schedule doesn't match. Still, be prepared.
    • There will not be a submission thread. Instead you will submit your work to me (Ravidge) through forum PM (private message). More specifc info for submitting will be available in each of the assignment threads.
    • A vote thread will open after each assignment with a multi-option poll, listing all entries. Select your favorites. (downloads and screenshots will be available too of course)
    • All the entries that managed to place in the top 33%* will get 1 point. The #1 entry gets 2 points.
      If first place is tied between 3 or less entries, each of these gets 2 points. If first place is tied to 4 or more entries, no one gets 2 points.​
      If the cutoff point at 33%* is unclear due to tied scores; All entries tied will receive 1 point, as long as the point receiving subset is <50% of the number of entries. If larger than 50%, none of the tied entries receive any points.​
    • There will be 10 assignments in total this time. (unless it turns out to be a crap event. I will spare everyone and just end it instantly)

    *it's not always possible to divide the number of entries into thirds (33%), the closest approximation will be used in these cases.

    Current Ranking:
    Name Current score # of events attended Avg. score per event
    Sgt Frag 2 1 2[/COLOR]
    Void 2 1 2[/COLOR]
    A Boojum Snark 2 1 2
    DaBeatzProject 2 1 2
    Grazr 2 2 1[/COLOR]
    Ritz 2 2 1
    Tyker 2 2 1
    Sergis 2 3 0.66
    PlipPlop 1 1 1
    Aly 0 3 0
    Elementboi 0 1 0
    Evang7 0 1 0
    Frozen 0 1 0
    Fubar 0 1 0
    Omnomnick 0 1 0
    Prestige 0 1 0
    Wastedmeerkat 0 1 0
    Yacan1 0 1 0
    Jetti 0 1 0
    YM 0 1 0
    Zhan 0 1 0
    Dark 0 1 0
    Dr.Wrench 0 1 0
    Tomhoen 0 1 0
    Mick-a-nator 0 1 0
    Godslayer57 0 2 0
    Locutus 0 1 0
    Anova 0 1 0
    Loc_n_lol 0 1 0

    *Orange color = received points in the most recently finished assignment.

    Assignment #5 starts August 18th (Thursday)
     
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  2. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Yay, I wanna assignment.
    /me feels like a mapping hitman. :3
     
  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    I hope they're <5 hour kinda things or I wont have the time :(
     
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  4. Omnomnick

    Omnomnick L6: Sharp Member

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    I might be up to this.

    What if we can't complete certain assignments, we just get judged on the ones we do get?

    Sweet.
     
  5. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    I'm not 100% sure what it all entails, but sure, whatever, count me in.
    If the first assignment is "make a good <complex game mode here> layout in 3 hours", that probably won't do though :p
     
  6. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    but I hate homework
     
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  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  8. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Assignment #1

    Go to your local convinience store and buy 83 packets of maryland cookies and 8 pints of milk. You have 1 hour.












    Nobody said these were mapping assignments.
     
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  9. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    The above assignment is a fake! It's not Friday yet!
     
  10. TMP

    aa TMP Abuser of Site Rules

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    OH MY GOD I WISH SOMEONE HAD TOLD ME SOONER.

    Now what am I going to do with all these cookies?
     
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  11. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    Send them to me, i'll be glad to eat them
     
  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    You couldnt wait two weeks until the uk gets out of school?

    I'll join those i can, but christssake, this is kinda annoying.
     
  13. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    I wonder how complex these assignments will be. If they start off fairly simple and get progressively harder i'd to like to participate as my first released works in hammer
     
  14. Godslayer57

    Godslayer57 L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I hope its like tight and free detail passes or something or other
     
  15. cyked

    cyked L3: Member

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    I hope it's something I'll actually finish.

    /me drops all 15 other half-done projects
     
  16. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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  17. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Better not drop that scheduling app
     
  18. cyked

    cyked L3: Member

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    Oh right I almost forgot about that. Make that 16 projects.
     
  19. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Seems people are eager to see what the hell is actually going to happen, that's good.
    Well, the first assignment is fairly basic (I think) just to get the concept started, after that, the tasks will hopefully vary a great deal, so if you don't like the first one, the next assignment might suit you better.

    To be super honest, it's more of a platform where I can throw in small "contest" ideas without having to worry too much each assignments depth, possibilities, fairness, or success. Some stuff is just impossible to run as stand-alone contests (mostly due to various sorts of unfairness) and seeing that kind of thing as an assignment is a possibility.
    I'm going to try my best to provide fun experiences all around, and hopefully people will take the challenges when I hand them out, but at the same time I'm sure there will be low-points and high-points, something to discuss afterwards perhaps.
     
  20. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    BTW we've been "tomorrow" for a few hours now, you could have posted the assignment :p