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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

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

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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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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Jumentum on Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:54 pm

other older maps should still be subject to change, since pressing issues should be changeable is need be
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Halmir on Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:23 am

This is a great idea. Is it possible to set up a feedback link from each game into the relevant forum section for bug reports etc? Saves having to navigate through the forum structure, and might mean that bugs are cleared up more quickly.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby blakebowling on Wed Sep 10, 2008 7:21 am

Halmir wrote:This is a great idea. Is it possible to set up a feedback link from each game into the relevant forum section for bug reports etc? Saves having to navigate through the forum structure, and might mean that bugs are cleared up more quickly.

Currently, the maps thread is used (found under the stickies in Final Forge), This has been proposed (along with having a link to tourney threads in Tournament Games)

This should probabally go in Suggs and Bugs anyway (the suggestion, not the announcement)
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:36 pm

blakebowling wrote:
Halmir wrote:This is a great idea. Is it possible to set up a feedback link from each game into the relevant forum section for bug reports etc? Saves having to navigate through the forum structure, and might mean that bugs are cleared up more quickly.

Currently, the maps thread is used (found under the stickies in Final Forge), This has been proposed (along with having a link to tourney threads in Tournament Games)

This should probabally go in Suggs and Bugs anyway (the suggestion, not the announcement)

Quneched maps aren't stickied.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby yeti_c on Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:42 pm

t-o-m wrote:
blakebowling wrote:
Halmir wrote:This is a great idea. Is it possible to set up a feedback link from each game into the relevant forum section for bug reports etc? Saves having to navigate through the forum structure, and might mean that bugs are cleared up more quickly.

Currently, the maps thread is used (found under the stickies in Final Forge), This has been proposed (along with having a link to tourney threads in Tournament Games)

This should probabally go in Suggs and Bugs anyway (the suggestion, not the announcement)

Quneched maps aren't stickied.


He said "under the stickies"...

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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:15 pm

yeti_c wrote:He said "under the stickies"...

Ah, i inturpreted that as in "look under the stickies" as in "in the stickies"

My mistake.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Androidz on Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:34 pm

Just a quick question.

Could you guys make it the first 2 days the "Beta" maps appear that in closed version were only the map makers can invite player to test it out. Given the Foundry Privlige?:P
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby t-o-m on Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:59 pm

Who says map makers know everything about their map and how it plays?
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Androidz on Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:02 pm

t-o-m wrote:Who says map makers know everything about their map and how it plays?


I didin't say that but i still think he should have the right to be the first to try it.

If he don't find the map any good to play one then he can rework it...lots of good stuff come from this.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby barterer2002 on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:37 pm

Androidz wrote:
t-o-m wrote:Who says map makers know everything about their map and how it plays?


I didin't say that but i still think he should have the right to be the first to try it.

If he don't find the map any good to play one then he can rework it...lots of good stuff come from this.


That seems unnecessary. first off, many games are going to last longer than 2 days or take longer than 2 days to find the problems (Das Schloss for instance).

Second, its probably a good idea to get a wider perspective. The map maker has been intimately involved in the process fro start to end, having some new eyes take a look at it may bring some ideas out that seem obvious to the mapmaker but not to the rest of the CC Community.

Third, players playing the beta maps have a clear warning that things may be changed midway through. By joining these maps they accept these perils.

Fourth, it isn't as if the map maker can't play the first or second or whatever game, they are free to make whatever games they need to.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Androidz on Thu Sep 11, 2008 12:44 pm

barterer2002 wrote:
Androidz wrote:
t-o-m wrote:Who says map makers know everything about their map and how it plays?


I didin't say that but i still think he should have the right to be the first to try it.

If he don't find the map any good to play one then he can rework it...lots of good stuff come from this.


That seems unnecessary. first off, many games are going to last longer than 2 days or take longer than 2 days to find the problems (Das Schloss for instance).

Second, its probably a good idea to get a wider perspective. The map maker has been intimately involved in the process fro start to end, having some new eyes take a look at it may bring some ideas out that seem obvious to the mapmaker but not to the rest of the CC Community.

Third, players playing the beta maps have a clear warning that things may be changed midway through. By joining these maps they accept these perils.

Fourth, it isn't as if the map maker can't play the first or second or whatever game, they are free to make whatever games they need to.


As my suggestion wasen't about finding flaws in the first place just that he should aumaticly join that map before some1 else or something like that. I still think he should be the first on it. But i get what you mean.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Night Strike on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:32 pm

I believe the map maker does get the first game already. Check out Iceland, Rj was in the very first game on the map.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Androidz on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:33 pm

Night Strike wrote:I believe the map maker does get the first game already. Check out Iceland, Rj was in the very first game on the map.


Isint, that cause he was online when it got quenched?
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Night Strike on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:37 pm

Androidz wrote:
Night Strike wrote:I believe the map maker does get the first game already. Check out Iceland, Rj was in the very first game on the map.


Isint, that cause he was online when it got quenched?


Oh, ok.
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Re: "New" Maps Becoming "Beta" Maps

Postby Androidz on Thu Sep 11, 2008 1:39 pm

Night Strike wrote:
Androidz wrote:
Night Strike wrote:I believe the map maker does get the first game already. Check out Iceland, Rj was in the very first game on the map.


Isint, that cause he was online when it got quenched?


Oh, ok.


im not sure just a wild guess. But you might have right i gonna ask rjbeals.
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