What do you do when you have no idea?

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  1. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    I'm out of ideas. Should have seen this coming. :(
    I would really like to make a cp map but then, nothing in particular comes into my mind. I've been sitting down in front of a piece of paper for like 2 hours doing nothing but staring into it.

    So, I thought I would just ask you guys. :) Should I do something else i.e sleep? Or can you give me a bit of a inspiration to develop? What do you do when you hit a wall?
     
  2. Nicky

    aa Nicky Rotten Tops

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    Take a walk outside as look at cool nature and geometry.
     
  3. Cartfridge

    Cartfridge L2: Junior Member

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    Go online and look at pictures of cute puppies and kittens.

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  4. Asd417

    aa Asd417 L1: Registered

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    Ah... That's more helpful then I thought it would. XD
     
  5. Egan

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    Try playing the game and then seeing what aspects of gameplay you enjoy, or if you have ideas that you'd like to try out. Like, take a critical eye to your existing favorite maps and see why the devs did what they did, extrapolate that idea, and put it into your own words - with 10 other map ideas from other sources, etc.
     
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  6. IrishTaxIDriver

    IrishTaxIDriver L6: Sharp Member

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    I:

    -Go back through old ideas. Something piqued my interest about it the first time around, maybe now that some time has passed I can figure out the next piece.
    -Browse architecture and landscape images obsessively and keep a cool images folder.
    -Focus on something else. I've always found that taking a break and focusing on something else (play a game you've been meaning to play, start a project at home, whatever) helps me get a fresh perspective.
    -Comedy Option: Juggle (it helps me think)
     
  7. obodobear

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    something I find cool is making maps based off of other video games I like :p (ex: Hyrule/goldenrod city)
     
  8. Another Bad Pun

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    Taking a break is the only thing that has ever worked for me
     
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