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Cartography Team Expansion

Postby MrBenn on Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:45 pm

Ahoy Bananas! (My Foreman's Guide says it's a term of endearment)

It gives me great pleasure to announce not one, but two additions to the Cartography Team, in the form of TaCktiX and Industrial Helix!


TaCktiX and Industrial Helix have agreed to provide some much needed support and assistance within the 'Melting Pot: Map Ideas' subforum. Please join me in welcoming them aboard as they adjust to their new blue shoes =D>

With the expansion of the Cartography Team it is hoped that things may begin to move a little bit quicker, and there are likely to be further tweaks to to the foundry process.

In the coming months, your Foundry Team is planning more mapmaking(ish) competitions, a site-wide map awards ceremony, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer the world - keep your eyes (and bananas) peeled!

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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby ender516 on Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:27 pm

Ah, two skilled and welcome additions to the blue crew. Bravo!
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby natty dread on Thu Apr 15, 2010 8:55 pm

Good choices. :)
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby Industrial Helix on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:02 pm

Thanks guys. I'm looking forward to helping out!
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby natty dread on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:04 pm

Well, get to work processing design brieves then! ;) :D

ps. congrats for the blue shoes.
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby AndyDufresne on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:39 pm

Many Congrats to the new Bananas. :)


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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby TaCktiX on Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:44 pm

Happy to have the post, and I'm going to work hard. However, I'm not starting tonight, long bad day at the office.
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby JoshyBoy on Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:52 am

Congrats lads. ;)
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby killerpit4e on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:05 pm

Congrats
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby cairnswk on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:07 pm

congrats guys :)
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Restriction of new maps?

Postby natty dread on Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:40 pm

Industrial Helix wrote:with the addition of more foundry mods came the addition of new requirements and concerns from above. On one hand I'd like to say I'm just doing my job and on the other I think this will work to give maps a better sense of direction as well as ensure that CC (in a community sense) is getting maps that are desired.


So why all the secrecy? Why is there not an official announcement about this?

Why doesn't CC want any more maps? Is it a space/server resource concern, or a concern that there won't be enough players for all maps?

Like I've said, mapmaking is a huge part of the reason I am in CC. If I can't make maps for CC anymore, I won't be staying in CC.
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Re: Restriction of new maps?

Postby MrBenn on Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:01 pm

There is no "secrecy" or other conspiracy; all that has happened is that I have asked the new CAs to take responsibility for the melting pot, and specifically the Design Brief Application Process, which has been outlined in general terms in previous announcements:

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The Design Briefs were originally intended to help mapmakers think outside the "I think this is a really good idea" box, and to make sure that there is a place for it on the site. The real issue here is that I have not had sufficient time to implement the Design Brief Application Process properly, which is the primary reason for the confusion surrounding it and the apparent slowdown in the Melting Pot.

With Tack and IH on board, we'll start to see more successful design concepts being moved into the mapmaking workshops. You'll hopefully see a little bit more of me around the place too!
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Re: Cartography Team Expansion

Postby natty dread on Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:30 pm

Ah, that makes a lot more sense. I was worried for a while there... The way IH talked about this gave me the idea that there was some new restrictions applied on making of new maps. Which kinda confused me since I had seen no such announcement. But if this is just about submitting design briefs, I can live with it :)
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