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TF2Maps.net Mapping Contest #7: Preliminary Vote

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Ravidge, May 5, 2012.

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  1. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    Update:
    The results are in:
    And here they are, for anyone curious: [Link]

    11 maps made it through preliminaries!

    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_quagmire
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_vesper_b4


    Now let's get ready for the real deal.
    The final phase of the contest begins now.

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    Hello. This thread is for casting votes. Please keep discussion about the contest in the main thread: http://forums.tf2maps.net/showthread.php?t=18555

    What is a preliminary vote?
    The goal of the preliminary vote is to reduce the number of competing entries to something more manageable. In short, the preliminary voting period will last for a maximum of 2 weeks, I will make it very clear if when I'm going to close this vote, don't worry. During this time the community is asked to play as many of the entries as they can, testing all of them is obviously preferable.
    During this period you are able to make a list of up to 10 entries that you feel are suited to go on to the final vote. The preliminary voting does not involve any scoring of the entries.

    I never heard about there being a preliminary vote!
    You're right, this is something I decided to do because I was overwhelmed by the amount of entries.
    27 contest entries, is a lot!

    What is the preliminary vote good for?
    To reduce the amount of competing entries down to a more manageable size. These contests are for the community, and largely dependent on the community as well. To keep things running smoothly the number of entries that go on to the full scrutiny of the final judging process has to be kept within a reasonable number.
    Testing and analyzing maps take a great deal of time, even more so when you have to put your playing experience into numbers and explanations. Sadly we don't have unlimited time or manpower (who is willing to spend infinite time on judging), so we have to make a compromise somewhere.

    How do I participate in this vote?
    Post in this very thread! As mentioned earlier, you make a post, and list up to 10 contest entry maps that you think should proceed to the final voting.
    However, take some time and play as many of the entries as you can before making your decision.
    The order you list the maps doesn't matter. You're not supposed to put a score on the maps in the preliminary voting, just create a simple list of your favorite entries.

    You can play the maps on our server at IP: 70.42.74.31:27015
    Join our steamgroup for notifications when we run scheduled tests.

    Does this mean only 10 maps will pass the preliminary?
    No, but at least 10 maps will pass the preliminary.

    Here is a list of all entries:
    pl_quagmire
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_vesper_b4
    pl_mines_a2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_curve_b8
    pl_underdam_v1
    pl_alpine_forest_rc2
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_shenmue_release
    pl_ravine
    pl_sunken_rocket_b1
    pl_creekcrossing_a21
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_redhidingwoods
    pl_clifftop_b1
    plr_barnstorm_a1
    pl_overcast_a2
    plr_runway_rc1
    pl_powerpack_a9
    pl_volcanic_a20
    pl_rockpass_b1d
    pl_clastic_heights
    plr_sidetracked_rc

    Pack download, compiled and uploaded by Tech
    Zip(515mb)
    7z(329mb)
     
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    Last edited: May 21, 2012
  2. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    pl_quagmire
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_rockpass_b1d
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20

    i really hoped we'd have some sort of ratings, 1-10 or something. simply crossing maps off the list is rather extreme - the map is either rated great or turdible and often its clear that a map wont make top 10 even without playing it. oh well, at least its quick.
     
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  3. Motanum

    Motanum L2: Junior Member

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    My post. Ill be editing it as it goes

    pl_quagmire
     
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  4. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    pl_quagmire
    plr_atol_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_creekcrossing_a21
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_stroika_b1
     
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  5. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Top Quacker

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    Here goes:

    pl_quagmire
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_vesper


    subject to change.
     
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  6. Tarry H Sruman

    Tarry H Sruman Large Orphanage Proprietor

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    pl_quagmire
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20

    Subject to change, but not likely.
     
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  7. ForbiddenDonut

    aa ForbiddenDonut

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    pl_quagmire
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_rockpass_b1d
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_vesper_b4
     
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  8. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    pl_volcanic_a20
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_frostfell_b1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_quagmire
    pl_sunken_rocket

    updating as i play em
     
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  9. Map_Maker1

    Map_Maker1 L1: Registered

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    pl_rust_b2
    pl_quagmire
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1

    All of the maps I have played so far.

    These are really good. I'm going to have to step it up next time now that I know what not to do.
     
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  10. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    803
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_sunken_rocket_b1
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20
     
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  11. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    pl_quagmire
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_vesper_b4
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20
    pl_sunken_rocket_b1
     
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  12. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    pl_sunken_rocket_b1
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_rockpass_b1d
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20
     
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  13. lwf

    lwf L1: Registered

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    pl_clastic_heights
    pl_curve_b8
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_quagmire
    pl_rockpass_b1d
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_vesper_b4
    pl_volcanic_a20
     
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  14. Sel

    Sel Banned

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    pl_volcanic_a20
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_vesper_b4
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_curve_b8
    pl_quagmire
    plr_atoll_b1
     
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  15. ForbiddenDonut

    aa ForbiddenDonut

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    You have plr_atoll_b1 on there twice. :)
     
  16. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    do i really need to list version numbers

    plr_atoll
    pl_gloryhole
    pl_clifftop
    pl_volcanic
    pl_curve
    pl_rust
    pl_sunken_rocket
    pl_stroika
    pl_moonlit
    pl_vesper
     
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  17. soylent robot

    soylent robot L7: Fancy Member

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    i vote for
    quagmire
    vesper
    escarpment
    moonlit
    curve
    gloryhole
    clifftop
    atoll
    runway
    and rust

    especially atoll. this map must be finished!
     
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  18. Wolfen

    Wolfen L1: Registered

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    Feel disappointed to be eliminated before the main round, but it was to be expected. Hope the judges still rate all 27 maps and give constructive criticism after the initial contest. Anyway I've tried to play 26 of the maps and only played 25. Redhidingwoods crashes TF2 each time I try to play it. I have yet to play Sidetracked so I'll leave room on this list for it.

    Otherwise this is my list. I would have voted my own map so that I could at least have one vote but that seemed wrong and plausibly against the rules.

    It was a fun contest and I wish the final 10 the best of luck.

    pl_quagmire
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    pl_curve_b8
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_stroika_b1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    pl_clastic_heights
    pl_volcanic_a20
    Edit:
    plr_sidetracked
     
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  19. MacNetron

    MacNetron L5: Dapper Member

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    Huge hug for all people who entered their map! As ForbiddenDonut said above, you can be proud on yourself!

    Preliminary vote, subject to be updated as I play more maps:
    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    pl_clifftop_b1
    ...
     
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  20. Boylee

    aa Boylee pew pew pew

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    Not played em all yet so I'll update this as I do so.

    pl_rust_b2
    pl_escarpment_rc1
    plr_atoll_b1
    pl_moonlit_b6
    plr_frostfell_b1b
    pl_sunken_rocket_b1
    pl_gloryhole_b1
    pl_volcanic_a20

    currently listed: 8/10
     
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