Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

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Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby 904 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 4:09 pm

Hey, a new sugestions thread!?

Well, the old thread was over a 100 pages and became rather unstructured after a while. (I tried not to meddle with it too much).

It is clear that we need a fresh start with this and mr. Major Banter has offered to help me moderate the suggestions.
So any suggestion regarding the map battles can be posted here.

Please take the rules into account when suggesting.
Some basic things apply
- the map battles are screenshot based, so requests or suggestions regarding video or gameplay battles are at this moment not honored. We might do either of then in due time, but I'll start a separate thread once we get around to it.
- no suggestions that do not include working with the official Valve Source games.

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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby mjoeen on Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:48 pm

Offtopic: Why do this stands as current map battle?

Ontopic: War, fortification?
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Phott on Fri Oct 02, 2009 8:58 pm

I'd like to see what would come out of the theme "Home".

Could be pretty interesting.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby vcool on Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:23 pm

I thought we had a "Home Sweet Home" battle already?

How about "Irritating"? hehe
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Aus_Karlos on Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:10 pm

How about "Living City". To be clear, using NPC's ect.. to make a section of a city alive.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby UberNoob on Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:43 pm

How about 'Reference Recreation'? Basically, you just post a reference shot, and then make a map based on that. But, they would have to get approval, so that none can use stupidly easy images. Or, you could just put one or two reference shots for others to use, then judge how close they are to the pics.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Zipfinator on Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:33 pm

UberNoob wrote:How about 'Reference Recreation'? Basically, you just post a reference shot, and then make a map based on that. But, they would have to get approval, so that none can use stupidly easy images. Or, you could just put one or two reference shots for others to use, then judge how close they are to the pics.


Something similar to this and last years Unearthly Challenge. Either 904 chooses a bunch of concepts that each entrant picks from or we find our own concepts to replicate into a scene.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Phott on Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:35 pm

Zipfinator wrote:
UberNoob wrote:How about 'Reference Recreation'? Basically, you just post a reference shot, and then make a map based on that. But, they would have to get approval, so that none can use stupidly easy images. Or, you could just put one or two reference shots for others to use, then judge how close they are to the pics.


Something similar to this and last years Unearthly Challenge. Either 904 chooses a bunch of concepts that each entrant picks from or we find our own concepts to replicate into a scene.

Also a little similiar to the google maps thing, where the battle never got into a voting because I was the only one who finished.. I believe.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Mr-Jigsaw on Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:33 am

Sorry if I'm echoing something already suggested or something already in planning but why not make a big list of all the good battle themes?
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby punky on Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:54 am

I think "Movie still" could be a cool theme, where you have to build a realistic scene, that could be from a movie(not necessarily an existing movie)...
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby F0xHunter on Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:13 am

What about "Onomatopoeia"?
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby YokaI on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:26 am

A Halloween theme would be a nice long application time and could allow people to do some creative stuff.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Zipfinator on Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:29 am

OH FUCK I FORGOT! This battle should have been Halloween! Although I guess Insanity could easily fit into a Halloween theme... Maybe I'll make something off of that.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby AlexCrafter on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:50 pm

Calm before the storm.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions Part 2

Postby Major Banter on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:35 pm

Seems to be flowing well. Just though I'd drop in and say a few things.

Me and 904 have worked our arses off (well, he made this thread and I typed a lot) to revamp the map battle system.

Basically, what we're doing is preparing to create a cycle of map battles; one vague, one subject, one template.

Naturally, we need an enormous pool of ideas, and the previous thread was, as 904 says, was 'a bit of a mess'. The more ideas placed in this section, the better, and if you can try to keep the discussion down and the suggestions obvious (use bold if you can) we can note 'em down and bounce them around without much trouble. We're (as in, 904, with me being a pain in the arse) also looking into a poll system, giving the community a lot more opportunity to get a little more involved, though really I can see it as an excuse to shut up Killa when he complains about the theme.

Any questions? PM 904 or me.

Any awesome suggestions? PM 904 or me.

Got a problem with my 'lending a hand'? PM me.

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Jigsaw, that's an eventual intention. There's just a lot of them.
Punky, you won't have too long to wait.
YokaI and Zip, I'll run that by 904, it might just get in.
Alex, A little too similar to "INCOMING" in my opinion. It's basically the same thing. Sorry chap!
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