Map Battles - Suggestions

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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Zipfinator on Sat Jul 19, 2008 12:51 am

That sounds fun, it could be like a 3 month challenge to see who can design the best level for a certain game, so the custom content would almost be a must.

Don't have any good map battle ideas though :/
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby no00dylan on Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:23 am

Yes but I think it would be fair to let people use previous works (except mappers, of course) and custom content IS a must, infact anything that's NOT custom is disqualified and/or frowned apon.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Pink Panther on Sat Jul 19, 2008 1:44 am

The problem I see with that is that the mapping veterans can already do more or less exactly that without needing a team. So they'd either be dragged down by the inexperience of their team-mates, or do everything themselves which is more or less what they already do.

Also, custom content scares most rookies because it's extremely difficult to understand. You have to learn how to model, how to rig, how to uvmap, how to texture, how to compile, how to animate, how to edit .qc parameters. It's not an easy feat. And unless you go for a stylistic approach the outcome won't look all too spectacular.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby no00dylan on Sat Jul 19, 2008 4:03 am

I see your point, but I think that teams could consist of one, or one thousand. Say, if Creamator got snooty and said he didn't need anyone else, he could go it alone and embarrass large teams or maybe himself.

My lord. I just noticed something. This may be something Cremator can LOSE at.... we NEED to do this... we NEED to.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby RawMeat3000 on Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:23 am

no00dylan wrote:My lord. I just noticed something. This may be something Cremator can LOSE at.... we NEED to do this... we NEED to.

I fully support this idea for that very reason.

Cremator must be stopped.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby nub on Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:28 am

Undead Caesar wrote:I think a really cool map contest would be Map-a-Painting. Any painting would be allowed as long as you provide a link to the original. I think it would be really interesting to see some of the world's most famous paintings in 3d.


Oh that's easy. Just get a picture of a famous painting off the internet then do parallax occlusion mapping on it! Source supports it, it's just not enabled!

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The Fourth Dimension. Show a scene in modern time and then show it as it would be thousands of years later.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Prototstar on Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:21 pm

What about portraying an effects of nuclear fallout?
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Major Banter on Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:12 pm

Prototstar wrote:What about portraying an effects of nuclear fallout?


i first thought that would be awesome

but at the end of the day most entries would only be slightly different

you want something more vague, like "the end of the world"

or apocolypse

or armageddon
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby KILLA-COW on Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:15 pm

Rotinaj wrote:
Prototstar wrote:What about portraying an effects of nuclear fallout?


i first thought that would be awesome

but at the end of the day most entries would only be slightly different

you want something more vague, like "the end of the world"

or apocolypse

or armageddon


I think we should just use my old suggestion of a title

"broken eden"
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Prototstar on Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:48 pm

KILLA-COW wrote:
Rotinaj wrote:
Prototstar wrote:What about portraying an effects of nuclear fallout?


i first thought that would be awesome

but at the end of the day most entries would only be slightly different

you want something more vague, like "the end of the world"

or apocolypse

or armageddon


I think we should just use my old suggestion of a title

"broken eden"

I seconded that.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby AndyMacK on Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:02 pm

Broken Eden... Broken Eden...

*mumbles for a moment or two*

I like that. :D

Or maybe, perhaps it has already been suggested, music or an MP3 file which has to be included in the level?
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Megadude on Sat Jul 19, 2008 9:30 pm

"The World Underground".

Basically anything underground: Tube station; sewer system, militray bunker; subterranean world of the mole people; etc.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby punky on Sat Jul 19, 2008 11:58 pm

Megadude wrote:"The World Underground".

Basically anything underground: Tube station; sewer system, militray bunker; subterranean world of the mole people; etc.

Another nice idea, there have been some good ideas in this thread lately!
Unfortunately I can't think of something myself...
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby Dark soul on Sun Jul 20, 2008 4:09 am

I like Megadude suggestion,it's an idea that's really easy to work with.
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Re: Map Battles - Suggestions

Postby joe_dirt976 on Sun Jul 20, 2008 5:17 am

should do something futuristic, like life in the year 3008. You would have to show something that we have in our everyday lives.. be it home, store or work.. etc.. just show how it would appear in that theme.
It's be cool to depict, holograms, magalopolis. Just nothing apocalyptic though
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