Well, back to the drawing board

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  1. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    So, after giving it some thought, I've just decided to scrap every single one of my projects (excluding hangar) and start life as a mapper a new. Mainly because they're all littered with my mistakes as an early mapper, and they all seem to be holding me back.

    What really threw me over was the huge wave of negative criticism that I got with snowbelt. Despite the fact that it was an orphaned map, it really took me back because people generally found it 4x worse than Rift. (no offense ynders) So, I'm just starting over. I already have an idea in my head, and I'm gonna do whatever it takes to make a map that has a lasting impression on people! ;)
     
  2. Muddy

    aa Muddy Muddy

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    I've been thinking the same thing. Lately I've been growing to dislike the layouts of Matthew and Kimberly. In fact, I'm making a plan for a complete remake of Kimberly (kinda like what I did with pl_jeanette).

    It's all part of the learning process. All you need to do is make sure the next thing you make it better than the last.


    Yours sincerely, a very drunk Ms. Mudpie. PS: Happy St. Paddy's Day.
     
  3. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    That means you're learning!

    So you're doing it right.
     
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  4. Kraken

    Kraken Few more zeros and ones for the site to proccess

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    You should try entering the April fool contest.
    Since you have no maps to be working on.
     
  5. KubeKing

    Server Staff KubeKing Soon it will be different

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    "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over."
    -Richard Branson

    “They misunderestimated me.”
    -George Bush

    (sorry for the political-ness; at the end of the day, it's just funny)
     
  6. takabuschik

    aa takabuschik

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    I should do that too. But I spent so much time on some of my project that I became sentimental about them and I just can't do it.
     
  7. nightwatch

    aa nightwatch

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    You should probably scrap hangar too.
     
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  8. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    :angry:
     
  9. Requiem

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    No! You must not be angry. Whatever you do, Do not let the hate flow through you. (Just Pwn him during the next IMP)
     
  10. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    A very important step in learning mapping is learning when to let go of a project. Gain as much as you can from them and apply that knowledge to make something even better. Then take that one as far as you can and repeat the cycle.

    If you learn something from it, it's not a waste.
     
  11. puxorb

    aa puxorb L69: Emoticon

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    Just do what I do! Spend hours working on one thing and then never release it.



    There are probably a ton of horrible maps that you will all never get to play! Its all part of my evil plan for world domination.
     
  12. Bunbun

    aa Bunbun Gay sex slave

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    I think its nice of you to make a post telling us your abandoning your previous projects instead of just quietly pushing them aside.

    What? arena lodge? no no never heard of that map.....
     
  13. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    A: I wanted to make sure I made the right decision
    B: This would be a nice thread to link back to in case future mappers are having the same idea.
     
  14. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    And now here is a picture of a bit of what's to come in the new 1cp a/d map that I ditched all my other maps for:
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    There's not much right now, but the basic idea is that instead of making it a straight shot ahead, it's going to be more arena-like and have the point in the center of everything. Kind of like that horde map that someone made...

    Basically, the problem with most 1 cp maps is they act like gorge with first cut off, which kind of ruins the point, doesn't it?
     
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  15. Bunbun

    aa Bunbun Gay sex slave

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    Look up mvm maps, they kinda have layout with one goal (hatch).
     
  16. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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    Well, I'm not making an MvM map
    I suppose it shares similarities, but It's gonna be pretty different here :lol:
     
  17. HQDefault

    aa HQDefault ...what

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  18. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    You should be more positive about your work. I know that this is the internet and everyone loves to be pessimistic, but try and break the mould and be optimistic. It goes a whole fucking hell of a long way. Be confident in your work, be optimistic.