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"New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby AndyDufresne on Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:47 pm

Ahoy Ahoy Folks,


We're just letting you know that New Maps will be listed now as Beta on the Start A Game screen. This is essentially more of a technical tweaking of terms to better describe how a Map might play when it is first uploaded to the system. So if you are wary of playing a new map because it might be unbalanced or unfair, avoid games and tournaments that use "Beta stage" maps. Maps will remain in "Beta stage" for roughly 2 weeks (give or take a few days), with exceptional cases perhaps lasting longer. Most of the qwerks and needed tweaks will be found during the 2 week "Beta stage."

Games will still play like they currently do: ---> Points will be exchanged, games will still be tallied towards medals, etc, but "Beta" maps may be unbalanced. ***Please note that since the maps will be listed as "Beta," the game play may change midway through the game as the map gets tweaked, fixed, and balanced. I don't foresee many head and heartaches, but these maps will be "played at your own risk." ;)

And as always, the Map Foundry loves to see new faces helping out during Map Production, so why don't you stop by and help us make the best maps we all can possibly make? No one wants a buggy and unclear map...so be active...help out!

Bananas to everyone.



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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby hecter on Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:52 pm

Aw sweet, a banana!
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Mon Sep 08, 2008 4:53 pm

why is this a topic and not an announcement?
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Herakilla on Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:13 pm

oo banana! and its announcement now tom :P (if it ever wasnt lol)
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Incandenza on Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:19 pm

Glad to see this happening. Extra bananas to edbeard for suggesting the concept in the first place.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby The Fuzzy Pengui on Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:23 pm

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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:23 pm

Herakilla wrote:oo banana! and its announcement now tom :P (if it ever wasnt lol)

Ah, now it is.

The monkey may have forgotten to check the announcement box.

But still, its all good.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby edbeard on Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:32 pm

Incandenza wrote:Glad to see this happening. Extra bananas to edbeard for suggesting the concept in the first place.


;)


I just hope there's an extra warning somewhere on both the game finder page and the start a game page
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby moffia007 on Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:27 pm

Does this apply to games started b4 the announcement and warnings were posted or just games started after?
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby TFoote on Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:40 am

moffia007 wrote:Does this apply to games started b4 the announcement and warnings were posted or just games started after?


Excellent question. "Play at your own risk" is one thing when you know there's a risk of things changing, but this... what is this?
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby gimil on Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:02 am

TFoote wrote:
moffia007 wrote:Does this apply to games started b4 the announcement and warnings were posted or just games started after?


Excellent question. "Play at your own risk" is one thing when you know there's a risk of things changing, but this... what is this?


Call it teething pains with long term benefits :D
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby MrBenn on Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:03 am

moffia007 wrote:Does this apply to games started b4 the announcement and warnings were posted or just games started after?

Nothing about the maps has changed; just the labels... this works as a retrospective warning too ;-)
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Gilligan on Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:05 am

"Play at your own risk". Pun intended? :lol: ;)
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby pamoa on Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:08 am

Good idea, is that a das schloss aftereffect...
If beta version can be changed during the test period, you should maybe put a version number next to the beta stamp on the maps. So each will know when it has been updated.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Kilazul on Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:53 am

Cool. I like it.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby luapie on Tue Sep 09, 2008 8:25 am

BORING!!!
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:07 am

I have a question:

After maps come off BETA (as you said, about 2 weeks), do they get a "New!" thing on or does it become a normal map thumbnail?
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby militant on Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:57 am

t-o-m wrote:why is this a topic and not an announcement?
:-k


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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby blakebowling on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:35 am

militant wrote:
t-o-m wrote:why is this a topic and not an announcement?
:-k


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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:41 am

militant wrote:
t-o-m wrote:why is this a topic and not an announcement?
:-k


Your sig made me cry. What forum do I not have access too that your confusing sig keeps telling me I cant fuckin' see. :D

When i linked it there, the only reason was to trick you, that's the only reason :D

Lets keep on topic though.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:47 am

t-o-m wrote:I have a question:

After maps come off BETA (as you said, about 2 weeks), do they get a "New!" thing on or does it become a normal map thumbnail?

After the Beta Stage, they'll get the "New!" thumbnail. :)


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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:49 pm

AndyDufresne wrote:
t-o-m wrote:I have a question:

After maps come off BETA (as you said, about 2 weeks), do they get a "New!" thing on or does it become a normal map thumbnail?

After the Beta Stage, they'll get the "New!" thumbnail. :)


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Ah, ok, thanks for clearing that up :)
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby pamoa on Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:58 pm

pamoa wrote:Is that a das Schloss aftereffect ...
If beta version can be changed during the test period, you should maybe put a version number next to the beta stamp on the maps. So each will know when it has been updated.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby AndyDufresne on Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:05 pm

Perhaps at a later date such version numbers may happen, but for now we'll just keep things relatively simple and see how that goes.


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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby luns101 on Tue Sep 09, 2008 7:18 pm

These BETA maps will not be able to compete with VHS
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