Things that motivate/inspire you to keep mapping?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by REEJ, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    I need more to keep going, post whatever you find inspiring/motivational for mapping and level design

    My example :closedeyes:
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  2. Mr. Wimples

    Mr. Wimples L6: Sharp Member

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  3. Leminnes

    aa Leminnes

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    Honestly, just being able to run around and play in something I created and have others do so as well is enough motivation to me.
     
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  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    What lem said, and that I find it fun and challenging, the chance to make a profit too is helpful...

    Its just a fun and enjoyable hobby.
     
  5. ardysqrrl

    ardysqrrl L4: Comfortable Member

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    going outside and noticing how I observe the world differently after a long session of making my own
     
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  6. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    I want a job doing this crap; i need to be good at it.
     
  7. Bermuda Cake

    Bermuda Cake L9: Fashionable Member

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    playtests discourage and inspire me in fairly equal measures.
     
  8. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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    Sightlines, sightlines everywhere
     
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  9. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    Other way round, level design is the only thing I am remotely good at (in comparison) so that's what I need to get a job in
     
  10. tyler

    aa tyler snail prince, master of a ruined tower

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    I do this all the time

    all the time

    My boyfriend hates it, but what can I do?

    I guess my reason is just that one day I might do something right and how neat would that be
    Plus it's a pretty interesting hobby to have

    Not sure if I want to do this for a job, though
     
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  11. Vincent

    aa Vincent 🔨 Grandmaster Lizard Wizard Jedi 🔨

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    Throw on some Pendulum and I can be sucked into mapping for nearly 2-4 hours easily. Doesn't matter if it's for anything and I don't care if it looks good. Creating maps is all I've ever enjoyed truthfully, ever since I was 4 I've wanted a job just creating environments. When I got a PC for the first time way back when I got sucked into level design incredibly fast. So naturally getting motivation to map is pretty easy for me.


    I guess if I wanted to find motivation I'd just run around a few maps in TF2, google some theme idea's, then blast a nice song.

    I found Beethoven to also be great mapping music.
     
  12. Dragonstorm24

    Dragonstorm24 L4: Comfortable Member

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    Watching some James Bond movies usually gets me thinking of spytech ideas. But usually it is just looking at natural formations or listening to movie soundtracks.
     
  13. Jimmy Nicholls

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    Creating something is better then sitting round eating Chocolate.
     
  14. Sgt Frag

    Sgt Frag L14: Epic Member

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    But creating something while sitting around eating chocolate - priceless
     
  15. 3Dnj

    aa 3Dnj Ducks

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    Playing Uncharted 2, Mirror's Edge, Dead Space 2 and a lot of other games wich are fabulous.

    And looking at profesional portfolio :)
     
  16. skinnynerd

    skinnynerd L2: Junior Member

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    I caught myself doing this is class... Someone sitting in the tree outside had a sightline though the corner of a classroom window, through an open door, and down the hall.
     
  17. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    selentic

    and searching pics on flickr is real fucking neato
     
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  18. Zhan

    Zhan L5: Dapper Member

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    Yay, as a classical musician I can tell you Beethoven is near and dear to my heart.
     
  19. C00Kies

    C00Kies L3: Member

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    Just seeing the world or an environment and just think to myself... what would this be like if it where a map...how would it play...seeing all the fine details... has always inspired me. I have always loved building stuff, started out building Legos and now TF2 maps and minecraft.

    Ive also always thought how cool it would be if other people played on my map and enjoyed it.
     
  20. applebee71121

    applebee71121 L1: Registered

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