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Re: #GCCM Week 7 Game play - Last chance to vote.

Postby koontz1973 on Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:23 am

People are making maps I hope. I know of three maps. Hoping at least one carto hops on board and a couple more. Would be nice to see at least 5 maps in the end for judging.
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Re: #GCCM Week 7 Game play - Last chance to vote.

Postby pamoa on Sat Jun 08, 2013 2:31 pm

then make sure everyone knows it
by editing first post and title
putting the parameters first and loud
and making sure everyone it is now a mapmaking competition
not some side stuff to win medals
it is not clear what mapmaker should do
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Re: #GCCM Week 7 Game play - Last chance to vote.

Postby koontz1973 on Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:51 pm

pamoa wrote:then make sure everyone knows it
by editing first post and title
putting the parameters first and loud
and making sure everyone it is now a mapmaking competition
not some side stuff to win medals
it is not clear what mapmaker should do


good point and have done this.
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby macbone on Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:46 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing these maps, but if we don't get a workable one, is it possible to commission a mapmaker to make it using the parameters decided in the polls? I have very little ability in map design, and I don't know who all is working on maps, but I for one would like to see the winning map have the appeal of a Pelopponesian war or a Stalingrad (not similar gameplay, of course, but with the potential to achieve the same level of popularity).
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby koontz1973 on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:08 pm

macbone wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing these maps, but if we don't get a workable one, is it possible to commission a mapmaker to make it using the parameters decided in the polls? I have very little ability in map design, and I don't know who all is working on maps, but I for one would like to see the winning map have the appeal of a Pelopponesian war or a Stalingrad (not similar gameplay, of course, but with the potential to achieve the same level of popularity).

Yes, we will get a map out of this. But if none of the contest maps get made in the end, someone will step in and take over the drawing. After we have a winner, that map will then be allowed time in the foundry. If it fails, second map comes in, if that fails third map comes in. So on and so on.

As for being popular, that can only come down to what comes into the contest and how much feedback the map maker gets when in the foundry.
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby jonofperu on Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:28 pm

I'm working on a map, but I'm wondering if we could make it a truly collaborative effort and recruit a team of artists to polish the final product? Hand out some GA or GC medals? I have fun with Photoshop and get lots of map ideas, but when it comes down to drawing a Dragon or an orc, I'm out of my league...
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:10 am

jonofperu wrote:I'm working on a map, but I'm wondering if we could make it a truly collaborative effort and recruit a team of artists to polish the final product? Hand out some GA or GC medals? I have fun with Photoshop and get lots of map ideas, but when it comes down to drawing a Dragon or an orc, I'm out of my league...

This is why I said the cartos will offer all reasonable help. They can point you in the right direction, but you need to do the work.

As you are using photoshop, most of the cartos use it so any guidance you need to polish it of can be given. Some of the best tutorials on the web can be found on youtube and the cartographers guild.
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby macbone on Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:57 am

Koontz, it'd be cool if some of the maps that don't win also go through the Foundry. It was fun for the community to participate in this map-making, and I hope we see more of these in the future. =)
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 8:00 am

macbone wrote:Koontz, it'd be cool if some of the maps that don't win also go through the Foundry. It was fun for the community to participate in this map-making, and I hope we see more of these in the future. =)

They all will. The winning map from the voting stage will be allowed the foundry to it self for a while. As soon as it looks like it will go into play, the others will be allowed to be worked on without restrictions (competition guidelines). This is because if the original winning map stalls (per foundry guidelines), second place map will become the winning map.

No prizes will be awarded till the winning map gets into beta stage. That could be first, second or even third place map. Out of the 5, most are made by brand new makers.
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby Armandolas on Tue Jun 18, 2013 6:56 pm

Sry..ive been a bit away from this nice competition. Ive noticed we are voting now for 5 maps, so no new maps can be submitted to the comp?
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby koontz1973 on Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:11 pm

Armandolas wrote:Sry..ive been a bit away from this nice competition. Ive noticed we are voting now for 5 maps, so no new maps can be submitted to the comp?
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Correct.
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby dakky21 on Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:00 pm

Armandolas wrote:Sry..ive been a bit away from this nice competition. Ive noticed we are voting now for 5 maps, so no new maps can be submitted to the comp?
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Correct as Koontz said, but I guess you can show us here what did you make, just for fun? :)
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Re: #GCCM The make a map time is upon us.

Postby Sey69 on Sat Jul 20, 2013 2:18 pm

It was my first involvement in any sort of map competition (or voting for). I've been involved in several map Beta tests however.

Like most new? things on CC, I've found there's usually a few bumps and hiccups at the start. They eventually get worked out. Kudos on this effort which, to tell the truth, I totally forgot about! (until I saw my missing sig).

I missed a lot of the competition. Perhaps a PM reminder would've helped (me)?
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