Where the big names at?

Discussion in 'Contests' started by MangyCarface, Jul 19, 2010.

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  1. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    It's been great to watch all the new threads about the contest and everyones' progress while I stew in jealousy.

    But where's all the longstanding members? I don't mean theirs are the only ones to watch but I like to see my friends' work especially. Where're youme, ravidge, shmitz, acegikmo, void, nineaxis, etc? Are you guys holding out on us :V

    I'd love to start a thread but it's gonna be another week before I will even have the possibility of starting my version (ps can anyone take a more comprehensive screenshot collection for me and anyone else who might use it? I'd like to start paintovers...)

    Love,
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  2. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    I don't know if YM has started his yet but he has been talking about it. Ace has already started work on BLU spawn and has posted pics on 2f2f. Nineaxis is at SCAD right now, also as a mod and he is barred from winning so I don't know if he will even try. Now on the subject of Ravidge, Shmitz, and Void I have yet to see anything but I bet they will be coming out soon enough.

    Oh and I can take care of the comprehensive screenshots if you want. :)

    edit: If tf2 starts anyway. :|
     
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  3. Ravidge

    aa Ravidge Grand Vizier

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    I haven't decided if I'm going to enter or not yet. I'm not a great detailer and it will probably be a huge waste of time on my part. I might try something and see if it sticks, but for now I don't have anything to show.
     
  4. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    I dunno about comprehensive, but here are 12 from the devshot cams I placed for documenting my progress (I shall be making a video), so they are at least looking at significant areas. There are a fair number of other rooms and halls in the C structure but nothing considerably big.
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/98931/artpassscreens.zip
     
  5. Grim Tuesday

    aa Grim Tuesday

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    Void has been on a camping trip, but he has stated that he will be entering. Ace has told me that he has started work as well, but his theme is a secrete for now.
     
  6. Flame

    aa Flame

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    void big name lolololol

    ace is hiding his entry in the shoutbox and not releasing a thread til the day before the contest ends.

    icarus is playing dragon age with the "imma wipe the floor with these idiots" mentality since hes a detailing feind

    nine is an admin and therefore cannot enter, though hes at some software week long seminar class thing but yeah hes not doing it

    and shmitz i think disappeared with youme, though youmes also probably got the same idea as icarus and ace, though im pretty sure youme is making an entry
     
  7. Void

    aa Void Local Man Unable To Map, Sources Say

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    I think having content in the GCF, numerous blog mentions, community work, and a few maps under my belt make me a big name.
     
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  8. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Oh right. Where DID Shmitz go? I kinda miss his adultness.
     
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  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    "youme, ravidge, shmitz, acegikmo, void, nineaxis"

    Big names, lawl.

    Ace' is pretty much the only name i would be interested in seeing work from in that list. Even if YM has an officialised map...

    I don't mean to be rude but Ace is the only one who seems to have grasped the TF2 narrative as well as TF2 specific level design theory.

    Everyone else seems to not understand Source optimisation by producing a stupid layout; or produced a rediculous theme or an overly warped art style.

    Not that i can complain without being a hypocrit. But w/e.
     
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  10. Prestige

    aa Prestige im not gay anymore

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    eh. he said long time members.
     
  11. Waif

    Waif L7: Fancy Member

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    @ grazr, I always thought Shmitz's art styles were/are great! Definitly a big name. Plus layout has little do with it remember. What about eerieone? One of my favourites if hes entering.
     
  12. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Most people are all waiting for the puffer threads to sink so that when we post our showcase thread it's not immediately killed by thousands of puffer posts
     
  13. MangyCarface

    aa MangyCarface Mapper

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    Okay armchair theorist : / I think all of those people are good at what they do, and more that I left out.
     
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  14. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    This was what i was thinking when i read your post, is all.

    But i know what you mean. There is a distinct absence of elite names.

    edit: @waif, eerieone's the worst for disappointing maps that look nice.
     
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  15. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    Flame is pretty accurate.

    Ace is keeping his stuff to the shoutbox only so far.

    Icarus is a superfast jellyfish when it comes to detailing, he'll probably blitz out two incredible entries next month.

    Nine can't enter.

    Shmitz is probably working quietly on his.

    Void and rav I can't say anything about. I know nuzzing.

    And me? well.. you'll see what I have to offer eventually, sit tight until I have something to show.
     
  16. Jimmy

    Jimmy L7: Fancy Member

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    I see what you did there. :p
     
  17. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    No he's not stop assisting an infracted troll

    (what was so bad about Flame's post up there? It sounds like grazr's, just less pretentious)
     
  18. The Political Gamer

    aa The Political Gamer

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    They both got infractions so w/e
     
  19. Trotim

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    Oh, well he did now. Okay~

    And I'm thinking that the better mappers know that to detail a map, you have to think about what theme you want etc. first, so they can't have started yet and have something to show. They also don't want to show anything that doesn't look great to keep up their reputation, I'm thinking.
     
  20. Flame

    aa Flame

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    Personally I think the infracted post watermark is so good looking I should try to get one for all my posts to add some style.
     
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