Usually I don't bother with introduction threads when I first begin posting on a forum because I assume most people ignore them and I don't have a goal when I start. In this case, its a bit different. I am a long time video game player and when I began to consider map making for TF2 I got really interested. I love the idea of considering what makes a map fun and all the subtle pieces that have to fall in place on the basic design level, before you even begin making the map itself. So, I'm here to learn how to make maps. I'll admit I feel really overwhelmed just looking at the sheer amount of things I need to do. I remember starting up the basic tutorial on the SDK wiki for making your first map and I began to say to myself, "I can't do this." I got through it and I got through making a respawn room. Here's hoping I keep getting through it!