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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby oaktown on Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:06 pm

My congrats to SamuelC. It's clean and easy to read. One little thing that bugs my color-blind eyes is that the Canada line color is quite close to the color of the background region - a bit more glow or stroke might correct this. And you might want to replace the snow under the snowboarder with hay to reflect the weather in Vancouver right now. ;)

Unfortunate that there were only two entries; perhaps this competition idea was half-baked to begin with. Then one of the entries got roasted, with the result being burnt beans.
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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby shakeycat on Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:34 pm

This is how far I got, before that deadline snuck up on me ;) Couldn't seem to find a direction.

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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby Incandenza on Mon Feb 15, 2010 1:19 am

natty_dread wrote:Can't you two just foe each other and move on? It's the same fucking thing every time porkenbeans and mibi wander in the same thread, this damn pissing contest starts over... I'm pretty sure there are others who are tired of it as well.


Disagree, I find it hilarious.
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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby natty dread on Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:36 am

Incandenza wrote:
natty_dread wrote:Can't you two just foe each other and move on? It's the same fucking thing every time porkenbeans and mibi wander in the same thread, this damn pissing contest starts over... I'm pretty sure there are others who are tired of it as well.


Disagree, I find it hilarious.


I did at first too, but it's getting old.
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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby bedub1 on Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:56 pm

I'd like to congratulate the creator the Vancouver map.
I'd like to congratulate the winner of the re-vamp contest.
I'd like to congratulate the loser of the re-vamp contest.
I'd like to congratulate the person who put together the contest.
I'd like to congratulate the person who came up with the idea.

The original map was AWESEOME, easy to see, made perfect sense etc. It is an example for future mapmakers.

The winning re-vamp looks very good and clean and easy on the eyes. I like the introduction of a little bit of the Winter and the "Games", but I would have liked to see a color change to include the colors of the rings etc. I think the winning map looks too similar to the original map.

The loosing re-vamp was a very excellent entry. I like the white for the snow, how the colors are greatly different from the original, and the Vancouver Games 2010 looks awesome also. Unfortunately the map was just a little too bright for me, so you did all that hard work for "nothing" and then get nothing but "hate" as a reward. I hope this doesn't diminish your desire to continue to contribute to the map making process.

Nice job on quickly taking a suggestion, getting approval, setting up the contest, getting 2 entries so we had a choice, and then finishing it off. It was definitely rushed as there was so little time, and it would have been nice to see additional alternatives, even possible a multi-round elimination with a day or two in between the rounds to let the contestants update and polish their work.

f*ck me, all I did was make a suggestion. I deserve no congratulations.
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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby Industrial Helix on Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:36 pm

To be honest, I wanted to join the competition but I really had no idea what to do for it. I wasn't completely sure what was expected of entries.

The contest was without a doubt a great idea. I'd love to see more short term, themed maps to celebrate whatever it is that's going on.

Chinese New Year version of Greater China?
Nascar redesign of Circus Maximus?
October 3 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Reunification of Germany, Berlin 1961?
June 6th is D-Day...
St. Patricks day is coming up, we could retool Ireland in addition to having a St. paddy's day map.
Too bad we don't have a Mexico map yet, Cinco De Mayo.

I'm sure there's other things to make these short themed maps for and I hope it continues!
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Re: Vancouver 2010: Winter Olympics

Postby MrBenn on Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:42 am

bedub1 wrote:I'd like to congratulate the creator the Vancouver map.
I'd like to congratulate the winner of the re-vamp contest.
I'd like to congratulate the loser of the re-vamp contest.
I'd like to congratulate the person who put together the contest.
I'd like to congratulate the person who came up with the idea.

...

Nice job on quickly taking a suggestion, getting approval, setting up the contest, getting 2 entries so we had a choice, and then finishing it off. It was definitely rushed as there was so little time, and it would have been nice to see additional alternatives, even possible a multi-round elimination with a day or two in between the rounds to let the contestants update and polish their work.


Without shadow of a doubt, this contest was very rushed - with more time there may have been more thought put into entries, and more time to polish the finished image(s).

Now, did somebody say something about medals? :-$
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