What to abbreviate bumperkart maps?

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  1. Jummbl

    Jummbl L1: Registered

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    All maptypes have abbreviations in their name (cp, koth, ctf, etc.)

    What do we abbreviate maps only for bumperkarts? And what about the different types?

    For example, do we call the duck collecting minigame dh_[mapname]? (duck hunt is what it's called in the code, if I'm not mistaken) Or maybe dhm_[mapname]? (duck hunt minigame]
     
  2. radarhead

    aa radarhead Hands out ratings like cheap cigars

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    Everyone that I know of has been using bc_ (Bumper Carts). For example, I'm making bc_flagrace.
     
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  3. Idolon

    aa Idolon the worst admin

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    Frozen is using cr (cart race), and I'm using kr (kart race). I think bc_ is becoming the prefix for any non-race maps.
     
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  4. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    Wouldn't bk make more sense for bumper karts? Also since there are multiple mini games you would probably want multiple titles, like bkr for bumper kart race, bkh for bumper kart hunt, bks for bumper kart soccer, and bke for bumper kart elimination.
     
  5. Izotope

    aa Izotope Never releases maps

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    Why not Kart Fortress kf_
     
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  6. Apple iDerp

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    That's what I've been using.
     
  7. radarhead

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    This is going to be difficult to coordinate... I'm making Bumper Carts CTF for I'm just using BC.
     
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  8. Jummbl

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    Why not BumpercartCaptureTheFlag (BCTF)?
     
  9. Acadium

    Acadium Playtest Extraordinaire

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    I think we said last night in chat it would be kr_

    I think that makes the most sense to me, though that's just races. Maybe kb for battles.
     
  10. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    I think it makes sense to have a single "kart" prefix, since frankly i doubt anyone will give a crap about the different kinds of kart after like a week. I'd suggest bc_. Bumper Car. Fits with existing standards, doesnt sound like anything else, doesnt rely on you not spelling it "cart".
     
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  11. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    race_ Kart racing
    bump_ Bumper Car
    kart_ All remaining games you can make with one, but as you said its unrecommended.

    even with things like bc_ i still see the issue of misspelling as some might call it bumper kart in which case it still breaks
     
  12. LeSwordfish

    aa LeSwordfish semi-trained quasi-professional

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    Ah, but then its a misspelling, rather than using the wrong correct spelling. Cart and Kart are both things, (though did you know that the original idea behind spelling things with a K -Krazy Kids Karting etc- was to show support for the KKK?) however Bumper Karts are not- its Bumper Cart or Bumper Car.

    Either way, bc_.
     
  13. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    If I were going to make a racing bumper cart map, I think I'd prefer bc_<whatever>.

    But if I were going to make a CTF bumper cart map, I'd think it'd be more intutitive to use ctf_<some_bump_tagged_name>. I mean, it's still CTF, the fact that everyone is in bumper carts is incidental.

    Same with CP, KOTH or PL modes with carts. The goal of the map is still there with or without bumper carts. Racing or soccer on the other hand are pretty tightly entwined with being in a bumper cart.

    bc_mariotrack, ctf_bump_malaise, pl_bump_ariel, koth_bump_firedown, etc. I think it works.
     
  14. Fr0Z3nR

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    I've gone with cr for Car Race or Cart Race
     
  15. radarhead

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    How about BCTF for Bumper CTF haha
     
  16. LeSwordfish

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    "But they're Karts, with a K! Look at Mario Kart"
     
  17. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    I think BC_ is the best option.
     
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  18. JaCuS

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    RC_race is natural for me.
     
  19. Fr0Z3nR

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    I started with that then everyone was like noooooooooo it's kr!
     
  20. EArkham

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    You know, now that this has been brought up, RC really does have the most natural feel.

    I change my opinion to this!