I would like to announce the return of the REVAMP initiative started by KEYOGI early last year. As many of you will have noticed there has been alot of discussion and flare on the topic which I hope continues in the coming months.
The initiative will run more or less the same as KEYOGI had carried it out but with some improvements and extensions.
All maps with "out-dated" graphics (i.e. not to the standard the foundry would produced today) will go through a full graphics works by one of the foundry's many cartographers. Each revamp will run under one of two systems:
- Standard Foundry Process
- REVAMP Competition Process
The "REVAMP Competition Process" is a fun way of getting the community even more involved in what the finished product of a map should look like. These will be held if no response is given by a cartographer for their map to be revamped. Anyone can enter, all you have to do is produce an image of your proposed REVAMP and PM it directly to me (clicky). Everyone has one week after the time of announcement to enter. Once the entries are in there will be a one week announcement poll to determine the community's cartographer of choice. From then on the map will have its "idea" and "gameplay" stamp (again excluding projects with special circumstances) and left in the main foundry to the will of the community. eek . . .
note: A cartographer retains copywrite of their own work and can therefor also REVAMP their own work.
This is something new being introduced. Many of our older maps have high quality graphics but suffer minor hiccups in their visuals. These could range from some simple untidy areas to more annoying colorblind issues. The TOUCH-UPS will be carried out my myself or another specially selected artist. Touch up threads are released directly into Final Forge with all the appropriate stamps for that stage of development. From then on a map follows the regular foundry process as long as it is within the special circumstances set out in the map thread.
Please note that TOUCH-UPS will only be for basic, simple changes rather than a complete overhaul like REVAMPS. TOUCH-UPs are for fine tuning a fine map.
Our very first TOUCH-UP will be of the community's beloved classic map which can be found here (clicky)
Also there is a chance to get a say in what you want to get revamped or touched up here (yes, another clicky)
So what are you waiting for? Lets get back to work