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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby Supreme_Pookie on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:23 pm

Hi All:

I was invited here by oaktown.
He's just finished being eliminating me from his Indian Empire map.
It looks like he may even get his fist win in this one.

I'm really intersted in this experiment. Please count me in!
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby AndyDufresne on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:25 pm

Thumbs up for in-game advertising to your opponents. ;) Keep that up.


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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby bryguy on Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:32 pm

oaktown wrote:really, is it so hard to be brief? For example:

I've been around 3 years, made ten maps or so, of relatively high rank, CA for a year, post regularly.
=D>


OH I missed the fact that you wanted it brief... may bad! lol

Been doing digital art for about 4 years, know how to give graphics criticism.

Brief enough?
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby cairnswk on Fri Jun 19, 2009 9:23 pm

I am mostly available for questions for those who work with Coreldraw, Fireworks...i only have Photoshop 6 and haven't used it much so...and still learning...
Limited time during uni semesters: Feb-June & Aug-Dec: but try to post regularly
Several Maps & Carto for several months...
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby wcaclimbing on Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:41 am

I won't be able to devote enough time to joining this group.

But if anyone wants advice on making realistic terrain (see Oasis, Winter, and the terrain on the Crater map), feel free to send me a PM and I'll try to help out.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby the.killing.44 on Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:57 am

I'm a Foundry Assistant, comment regularly, have had a map quenched, another in development, play all game styles, and I'll try to help out :)

(short enough? :P )

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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby oaktown on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:14 pm

I'll just keep editing this post as a running list of volunteers. As I see it we have:

foundry regulars: oaktown, gimil, sailorseal, bryguy, whitestazn, lgoasklucyl, cairnswk, the.killing.44,

Less regular, but not exactly new either (fewer than 200 posts in the foundry): Danyeal, captainwalrus, Premier2K, Kotaro, Bruceswar

fresh faces (fewer than 30 foundry posts): lokisgal, s3xt0y, Supreme_Pookie, jpcloet, GrimReaper, hwhrhett

optimus prime and lancehoch expressed interest as well.

gimil and I will put our heads together and try to come up with a plan of attack.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby Kotaro on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:28 pm

Damn you gimil.

Hi all, I'm Kotaro. I'm available
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby GrimReaper. on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:33 pm

ill do it...
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby oaktown on Mon Jun 22, 2009 5:37 pm

and this just t in via PM...
hwhrhett wrote:i read your post in GD and id like to offer my assistance

if you need help, i would be a great volunteer, i have experience on almost all of the maps so far, and dont care about my rank. i like playing all the different game types and new things...

let me know!!
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby Bruceswar on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:54 pm

Well I must say this looks interesting. Count me in.

High ranker, with a different point of view than many. :) P.S. When does this start?
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby oaktown on Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:04 pm

Bruceswar wrote:Well I must say this looks interesting. Count me in.

High ranker, with a different point of view than many. :) P.S. When does this start?

Your name has been included above... I plan on starting something up as soon as I can find the rock gimil has been hiding under. ;)
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby ender516 on Tue Jun 23, 2009 12:31 am

During my six months at CC, I have spent much of my freemium waiting time browsing the Map Foundry, and occasionally making comments that I hope are useful. My rank should make a nice counterbalance to Bruceswar.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby jpcloet on Tue Jun 23, 2009 5:50 am

Looks like you have enough for 2 groups. Good stuff.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby soundman on Wed Jun 24, 2009 11:04 am

Found this though the topic in callouts.
Sounds great and maybe it'll give me some inspiration for my own map. Count me in. :)
(I'm not a foundry regular but have an eye for detail and am creative.)
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby alex951 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:29 am

alex here, i would like to help. i have alway wanted to make my own maps but just don't know how, but i would luv to help someone else achieve success.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby oaktown on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:12 am

alex951 wrote:alex here, i would like to help. i have alway wanted to make my own maps but just don't know how, but i would luv to help someone else achieve success.

Thanks alex! Unfortunately we are in the process of contacting a first group, but I've added your name to the list of volunteers who will be contacted if/when we need replacements or when we get a second team up and running.

All others are free to add your names here - we hope to get as many folks involved in this as possible.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby alex951 on Sun Jun 28, 2009 8:47 pm

oaktown wrote:
alex951 wrote:alex here, i would like to help. i have alway wanted to make my own maps but just don't know how, but i would luv to help someone else achieve success.

Thanks alex! Unfortunately we are in the process of contacting a first group, but I've added your name to the list of volunteers who will be contacted if/when we need replacements or when we get a second team up and running.

All others are free to add your names here - we hope to get as many folks involved in this as possible.


its all good just let me know when/if i'm needed. thank you
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby whitestazn88 on Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:40 pm

yo, can you show us who's on the first team? i don't wanna end up on the b-team with a bunch of scrubs if the first team is really good
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby oaktown on Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:27 pm

whitestazn88 wrote:yo, can you show us who's on the first team? i don't wanna end up on the b-team with a bunch of scrubs if the first team is really good

gimil was preparing an announcement, but then he up and took off for a vacation. I'll try to post something shortly.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby cairnswk on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:17 am

whitestazn88 wrote:yo, can you show us who's on the first team? i don't wanna end up on the b-team with a bunch of scrubs if the first team is really good

Oh dear, whitesatazn88, you don't wanna be on the B team with me. :(
I understand though what you're saying...
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby oaktown on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:30 am

Hi mapper,

Despite the recent handing in of our CA badges, the two of us haven't ended our quest to make the foundry ever better in a continually evolving Conquer Club. Recently you may have noticed our plan for a map incubator experiment. We heard from many interested parties, both foundry veterans and new faces, who took an interest in participating. Unfortunately we couldn't take everyone for this first; we tried to put together a group that had a range of experience levels, ranks, and points of view. Those of you that didn't get picked still may have a chance to play your part in the future - either to replace members who need to drop out, or in future teams.

Now without further ado, here is the very first Map Incubator Team (MIT):

    1. Oaktown
    2. Gimil
    3. The.killing.44
    4. Sailorseal
    5. Lancehoch
    6. Bruceswar
    7. Lokisgal
    8. Hwhrhett
    9. S3xt0y
    10. GrimReaper.

The role of this team will be to follow a selection of map development threads within the foundry from start to finish, providing consistent and high quality feedback throughout the process. They will collectively discuss what it will take for a map to achieve its next stamp, and guide the mapmaker in that direction. The team will be working closely with the Cartography Assistants and Stampers to maintain the Foundry's high standards and expectations.

Should this initial experiment be successful we will look into expanding this experiment to involve more teams. We will also consider the possible advantages that such a team approach to mapmaking and feedback could have for the foundry at large.

So lets welcome our first incubator team!

Happy mapping,
gimil and oaktown
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby barterer2002 on Wed Jul 01, 2009 11:13 am

Oak if you're looking for B team members let me know I'm always willing to help out although I have no idea how to do any graphic stuff.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby TaCktiX on Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:49 pm

The question is which map is subject to the first Incubator? That's missing from the announcement in my opinion.
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Re: Map Incubator Experiment

Postby the.killing.44 on Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:56 pm

Japan
Flanders
Goblin Tribes
First Nations

I think I'm allowed to say that? :P
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