CP UCCPC Entry - Mr. P. Kiwi

Discussion in 'Map Factory' started by Mr. P. Kiwi, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Mr. P. Kiwi

    Mr. P. Kiwi L5: Dapper Member

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    (UCCPC - Unofficial Christmas Control Point)
    Well, this is my contest entry.
    It's not complete, nor getting close to be, but I think it's a nice start. :)
    + I was wandering if the map must have a control point or could it be just a nice holiday-y picture for you all to enjoy?
    (that means that will the judges will walk through the map or just look on my screenshots)

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  2. Mr.Blob

    Mr.Blob L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    Looks good, but where's the control point for the "control point contest"? haha.
     
  3. Lancey

    aa Lancey Currently On: ?????

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    The rules (and the title) require a control point in the map.
     
  4. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    Did it say anything about making WIP threads?
     
  5. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    he was responding to the question contained in the thread, tpg.
     
  6. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    There's no need to make seperate threads for your entry. look at the older minicontests. There'll be a submission thread later on - don't worry. And if you really can't wait to show of your work, post it in the WIP in WIP thread.
     
  7. Terwonick

    Terwonick L6: Sharp Member

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    where did you get the bows/presents?!?!?!?!?!?!?
     
  8. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    I think the presents are already in the game, arent they? A birthday mode thing?

    Looks to be a really cool start. (No pun intended, but since it's cropped up i'll italicise it and claim i thought of it).
     
  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Yeah, the presents are birthday mode weapon drops. In the /effects/ folder.
     
  10. Mr. P. Kiwi

    Mr. P. Kiwi L5: Dapper Member

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    Well, if I wasn't supposed to do it - it's already been done. I'll just keep this thread and update it... Oh, and should it have a structure of the in-game control point areas, or can I just throw a control point in the middle of a nicly detailed map?
    Of course everything will look like it should be there.
     
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  11. Acumen

    aa Acumen Annoyer

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    Why would he not be allowed to make a thread. I planned to make one too. Getting a tad more feedback won't harm anyone, I thought :(
    Maybe forum masters or organization makers can clarify the allowance :eek:
     
  12. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    You're allowed to, but few or none have done so in the past. There's truly no need to.
     
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  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    A lot of people tend not to because they want to keep their concept ideas to themselves.

    A mini contest usually involves a single spark of inspiration and applying it to a limited space. You then get several map threads of promising concepts; then another gets submitted on the deadline incorporating several of the previous fresh ideas complimented with their own, and then winning because it's appearence is superior. An entry which may or not have won were it not for the influence of the WIP threads for other entries.

    Whilst it provides a potentially more awesome winning entry, it's a little unfair to contestants during the contest when an approach by 1 contestant improves anothers. From a community perspective, ultimately any fresh approaches to detailing will all be published on submission day and available there after for use by designers; from the contest perspective it improves the overall quality of entries. To me it seems fairer when there is less influence on an individuals concept, which is fundimentally what should be marked:- an individuals original concept and personal execution. It seems silly to limit peoples potential for concept development... but it seems fair under the circumstances to do so locally.

    Tactically, since it really only takes 1 idea to create a control point/fill a 2048x2048 space, it's usually beneficial in a competitive sense to keep it to yourself, like a trump card. Even if potentially the end results aren't as impressive if everyone were to take that stance and limit creativity. It does feel like something that should be a constant though, rather than a variable. So people are less likely to go into contests with sneaky tactics. It's not like there aren't plenty of opportunities for concept development outside of the immediate community, were it to be that mini-contest WIP threads become prohibited.

    Edit: Sorry for OT post, Kiwi
     
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  14. Acumen

    aa Acumen Annoyer

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    Yeh i know, I failed to participate/submit completely in the last one :D
    Now off to the drawing board !