The Mappers Medallion, what it is, and how to get it.

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  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    It's aliiiiive! After many emails with valve, I've got them to put the Mappers Medal into the game! (1/17/2012)

    What is it?
    It is an in-game medal (misc item) to recognized those individuals who have contributed and achieved great things in the TF2Maps.net and TF2 Mapping community.

    Why do we get it now?
    Valve forgot. :p ***As in, this was supposed to be added after the Artpass contest, and Valve "forgot" to add it. I've reminded them about it... and now it is here!

    When do I get it?
    Not sure yet. The medal is now in the game, so I'm going to assume "soon"

    How do I get one?
    Well, the staff have talked over the requirements, and we have concluded the following guidelines:

    • All artpass entrants will receive their long awaited medal of recognition for entering the 2010 Artpass contest.
    • All top 3 winners of ALL major mapping contest will receive a medal. (This is retro-active, so contest past, present and future will be honored)****
    • Those who the staff consider to have made notable and significant contributions to the TF2 Mapping community. We have not finalized the list of people who will get one.

    I will field questions. (But no "DO I GET ONE!?" questions. If you fall into those req's, you will get one)

    **** Contest that are not included are BATT, both 72hr contests and the assignment frenzy's, etc. It must be a MAJOR contest.
    **** And my reasoning on why the artpass people are getting the medallions 1.5 years later
    **** Another note, this medallion was NOT guarenteed to the artpass members before/during the artpass contest, it came up after.

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  2. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    can i get one by making 5000 edits to my signature, avatar and/or tagline?
     
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  3. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    Please everyone keep in mind that the notable contribution category is the exception rather than the rule. Very few people will get medallions in that category.
     
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  4. Mr. Wimples

    Mr. Wimples L6: Sharp Member

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    Does the BATT contest count? Or is that not "major" enough.
     
  5. Okrag

    aa Okrag Wall Staples

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    BATT is not a major contest.
     
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  6. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    BATT Does not count...

    Nor does having your map featured.

    (I'll add these to the OP)
     
  7. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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  8. theharribokid

    aa theharribokid

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    Only Contests run by the website itself that say 'Major', no site run mini-contests like Ravidge's Assignments or member run contests like the koth_grid artpass contest

    EDIT: I just got ninja'd by 4 people.... now 3, where did Ravidge's post go
     
  9. honeymustard

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    Sick, thanks for sorting it out.
     
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  10. AngryAngus

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    [​IMG]

    Goodjob getting it in!
     
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  11. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Why are the artpass people getting medals 1.5 years later?

    I have been asked this a LOT already and have heard both sides of the argument. When I first emailed valve and mentioned the medallion (I did not mention the artpass at all) I was in the mindset that it was for the artpass entrants. If I could get it into the game, I was going to get it into the game for the artpass entrants (minimum). I was offered the chance to make it bigger, to hand it out to more than just artpass entrants. So I did. I talked with nine, ravidge and okrag and we agreed upon the requirements that you see in the OP. The medal was originally intended for the artpass, I upheld that promise, but made the medallion something more than just that. The medallion is something that we can now use to distinguish notable achievements within the community.


    I understand people might be upset by this. But this will not change.
     
  12. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    Wait, why would people be upset about this? Have i missed something? This is great and that's said speaking as someone who'll be receiving the medallion for the artpass contest. The fact that others can win this misc slot item in future events is great and anyone who wants their own personal medal is just plain selfish and deserves a slap.
     
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  13. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Medallions: the new Wiki Caps? More at eleven
     
  14. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Hello and welcome to news at eleven: no, the Medallions aren't the new Wiki Caps because the TF2M admins aren't self-absorbed twats.
     
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  15. Fr0Z3nR

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    Yes, I have received complaints from people saying that people who entered an incomplete artpass "low quality" entry will be getting the medallion ... but that some people who have contributed a lot to the community, but didn't win any contests, or enter the artpass, won't.
     
  16. drp

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    im a pretty self absorbed twat.
     
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  17. Seba

    aa Seba DR. BIG FUCKER, PHD

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    Dammit drp, stop being a self-absorbed twat.
     
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  18. En Ex

    aa En Ex L1: Still Registered

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    Please don't judge the Wiki administration based on the actions of certain individuals.

    Question: Does "notable and significant" include those who have had their maps made official, such as MangyCarface and Fishbus?
     
  19. HellJumper

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    Oh yay!

    WAIT: MATT! You have forsaken us! Y U NO FIX UVS?
     
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  20. Crash

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    I still think we should have went with the hammer weapon, especially now that it could use the generic melee weapon swing animation, like the Saxxy.

    But I'm just happy to be getting something finally!
     
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