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[$100 Prize Pool] Melee Mapping Contest - 1v1

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by StoPCampinGn00b, Oct 18, 2017.

  1. StoPCampinGn00b

    StoPCampinGn00b

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    SPECIAL MELEE MAPPING CONTEST - 1v1


    PRIZES AND EXPOSURE SPONSORED BY BACK2WARCRAFT

    Create a competitive 1v1 melee map that excels in terrain, dynamic, and creativity, but most importantly balance, for a chance to win $100 among many prizes!


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    • No submission may violate any of the site rules.
    • If a submission does not follow the map submission rules the creator will be disqualified.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme. If any submission does not fit, a moderator will tell you as soon as possible as to avoid confusion.
      • You must submit your entry before the deadline. To submit your final entry, you must upload the entry's contents as a bundle in the Maps Section, and link to that bundle in this thread confirming the submission.
      • Several screenshots of terrain and gameplay.
      • The file in the appropriate format.
    • You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, before the deadline, as proof that it’s yours.
    • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Your final submission must be bug free.
    • Teamwork is not allowed.
      • Finding testers to help you with your submission is not considered teamwork.
    • Imports may (optionally) be used in the map, however they must all be credited. *For melee maps, imports should be of cosmetic use for terrain and decoration use ONLY. Any playable or killable unit should not have/be a custom import.
    • *For melee maps, any gameplay altering data may not be changed.
    • *For melee maps, the game data in the editor must be set to "Melee (latest patch)"

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    • First Place: 30 reputation points, your entry on the award icon, a Back2Warcraft T-shirt, and $100 through paypal!
    • Second Place: 20 reputation points, an award icon, a Back2Warcraft T-shirt, and $50 through paypal
    • Third Place: 10 reputation points, an award icon, a Back2Warcraft T-shirt, and $25 through paypal
    In addition, higher quality maps will have a chance to go on competitive map pools on 3rd party leagues and tournaments.

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    Judges will also receive a free Back2Warcraft T-shirt!

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    Balance Is the map balanced for a player vs player 1v1? Are the positions and distance between points of interest fair? Does the map allow the 4 races to be balanced?
    Consider balance when implementing the pathing, resources, creep camps, and item drops.
    50%
    Terrain Is the map visually pleasing in mediums of terrain, doodad placement, and overall theme? Is the aesthetic well designed but not overly obstructive? 25%
    Dynamic Does the map include variety throughout, ensuring the map isn't stale, repetitive, or generic in gameplay? 10%
    Creativity & Uniqueness Does the map bring something new or creative to the table? 15%
    Bugs Scores may be brought down if there are bug-like issues such as faulty pathing, unusable resources, etc -
    • 75% of the winner shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25% of the winner shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    • The contest shall begin on October 21 and conclude on November 21, 23:59 GMT

    Thank you to Back2Warcraft for sponsoring Hive and providing these prizes in full force!

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    EDIT: ASSIGNED MODERATOR:
    @Naze
     
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  2. StoPCampinGn00b

    StoPCampinGn00b

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    Please post if you plan to participate! You may start working on the map any time between the start date (October 21) and the finish date (November 21). There is no penalty for those who join late.

    Total: 30/30
    (Considering to raise limit, will talk with other judges - limit raised to 30)

    WAITLIST (if someone drops out, the next person in line will be added if they please)
    31. @Kyrbi0
    32. @TheEarthquake ✓ Entry: (4) Temple Field
    33. @sonofjay
    34. @bojanpet55
    35. @Krazykid
    36. @Rufus
    37. @L8man ✓ Entry: Marauded Village
    38. @Diegoit ✓ Entry: Sigilo v1.1
    39. @rbr.Godfather
    40. @Darkfang
    41. @axelthemorse
    42. @loboproto
    43. @twojstaryjakcie ✓ Entry: Pillars of Honor
    44. @Nudl9
    45. @BLazeKraze ✓ Entry: Valley of Skulls
    46. @zhica
    47. @Twilight ✓ Entry: (2)The Hidden Shrine
    48. @titans_zealot ✓ Entry: Chocolate Robot
    49. @poantik
    50. @Shady Fox
    51. @Rockstar356 ✓ Entry: Assault
    52. @Flute

    "Maybe?" Participants (If you have made up your mind, please tell so I can add you to the waitlist)
    @Nolyp
    @CampScouter
    @stonneash

    DISCLAIMER:
    If you decide to drop the contest any time, PLEASE make sure to state it so I can remove your name off the list. This is so I can add anyone the next person in the queue for the waitlist.

    NOTE:
    Rules and criteria are not set in stone until Saturday. If anything needs to be fixed, feel free to point things out.

    Recommended Resources:
    Hive - How To Create Melee Maps
    Hive - Competitive Melee Map (Balancing Melee Maps)
    Hive - Terraining Guide Megathread
    The Helper - Professional Melee Mapping Guide
    r/wc3 - What Goes Into Making A Good 1v1 Melee Map?
     
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  3. ~Nightmare

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    Looks very promising! Can't wait how this will turn out.
     
  4. Kam

    Kam

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    Subscribing!
     
  5. PrinceYaser

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    What a bad luck! Why a mapping contest should be held when I'm banned?! :( (You know I love mapping)

    Is there any way to let me participate in this one??
     
  6. Fnif

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    Intend to submit
     
  7. GhostThruster

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    dang i kind of wanted to judge this for a free b2w shirt, but wc3 isn't on my computer anymore :(

    keeping tabs on this, let's see what potential the hive has in making competitive melee maps!
     
  8. Flute

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    I give it a shot, I have a question :

    isn't editing any object data make map into non-melee category? if the map is not melee category while keeping the gameplay still standard melee then it's fine?

    also, I might need tester later. :pnewt:
     
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  9. Chaosy

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    Typical
    The only type of map I do not find fun to create
     
  10. CampScouter

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    Interested.
     
  11. PrinceYaser

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    Yeah cuz you love triggering, I think.
     
  12. Miacis

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    Definitely gonna take part in the contest!

    Am I allowed to make more than one map for a contest?
     
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  13. Chaosy

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    Can someone post an official definition of a "melee map" I really want to add some creativity if possible.
     
  14. Abovegame

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    Count me in.
     
  15. stonneash

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    interested.
     
  16. deepstrasz

    deepstrasz

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    Why two threads? I've seen threads directly linked as news.
     
  17. Svetli

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    I will participate here. ;)
     
  18. Mr.Henci

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    I would love to participate in this, sounds great!
     
  19. Remixer

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    Seems interesting. Glad to see some people already gathering their picks and shovels.
     
  20. BLazeKraze

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    Can I use custom models or skins? Hmmm I'm very interested. I will join after the board examination :) I will ready my custom models and skins if it is allowed. But what if the winner have no paypal account? Can he use a different debit card?