We were once all new to Hammer, and we all have opinions. I'd like to know what your first impression of the Hammer editor was, what kind of problems you had, why, ect. Why do I want to know this? Because I'm a creepy stalker guy. And I'm bored. Mostly bored. Without further ado, I'll start on my story. When I first began mapping, I was stuck on figuring out how to create a brush. I'm serious. I couldn't figure out how to create on of those rectangular blocks today I take for granted. I had already looked up tutorials on how to create first rooms and such, but I just kept missing the part where they told you how to create a brush. In my defense, however, I was like 10, I'm a very distracted person by nature and I'm a visual learner. (Since then I've gotten a lot better at not getting distracted by nothing though) You're probably thinking "Wow, what a dumbass!" right about now, and looking back, I kinda was. I was truly stumped on how to get started and almost stopped trying, but I eventually figured out you press enter to create a brush by mashing buttons, and really got started. Once I had truly gotten started with the editor, I thought that it was a difficult but powerful tool if I mastered it, and so I ran with it. Here I am years later creating good maps with the same editor which I once couldn't do the simplest thing with. Go figure.