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Hive Cup 2020: Melee Mapping Contest #6 - Poll

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Mythic, Sep 14, 2020.

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Choose the best entries!

This poll will close on Oct 11, 2020 at 1:27 AM.
  1. Advancing Glaciers

    8.3%
  2. A Land Divided

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Chernobyl Remains

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Frostfire Ridge

    16.7%
  5. Gatekeepers

    16.7%
  6. Last Snow

    41.7%
  7. Lost Wasteland

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Marienburg

    25.0%
  9. Mountain Valley

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Nightstream

    16.7%
  11. Ponds

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Shallow Grave

    33.3%
  13. Shattered Exile

    25.0%
  14. Talonrift Coast

    16.7%
  15. Tortoise Haven

    33.3%
  16. Twelve Temples

    8.3%
  17. Upstream

    25.0%
  18. Waste Factory

    8.3%
  19. Zul'Alor

    41.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mythic

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    >> Download All Entries! <<
    The top 5 submissions will be featured in the qualifier rounds and the final cup, as with last year.

    The tournament will be played on Legacy/Classic/SD graphics.




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    • Trying to manipulate the poll in any form is not allowed.
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    • Voting for yourself is not allowed, and will lead to a malus of 5%.
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    You are very welcome to make a short statement about what you like the most, so contestants get a bit of public feedback!




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    • 1st place: 50 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 40 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 30 reputation points
    • 4th place: 20 reputation points
    • 5th place: 10 reputation points
    • Judge: 10 reputation points per entry
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    Layout Do creeps have proper aggro? Are neutral buildings and expansions placed properly? Is there adequate spacing? /35
    Creeps Is the creeping fair for all races? How is the creeping flow? Are the item drops balanced? /35
    Terrain Is the map visually pleasing in mediums of terrain, doodad placement, and overall theme? Is the map repetitive? Is the aesthetic well designed but not overly obstructive?
    /20
    Creativity & Uniqueness Does the map bring something new or creative to the table? /10
    Technical Bugs and other technical issues will negatively impact the score of a map. --
    Total /100


    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 80%
    • Poll: 20%
    FinalScore = (20*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (80*Average_Judge_Score/POSSIBLE_SCORE)






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    The poll shall conclude on 11th October 2020.

    Contest | Results
     

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  2. stein123

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    Subscribing for the drama X'D
     
  3. Deserted

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    I'm sorry for rushed votes, gotta go fast before I forgot I cannot vote for myself :D
     
  4. Zucth

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    I vote for the one I like though hope it not cause any trouble later xD

    GL All!
     
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  5. JaleVeliki

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    Reminder:
    - download the zip file with all contest maps
    - you may select up to 4 choices
    - voting for yourself is not allowed
    - your votes can be changed at any time (before the poll ends)
     
  6. Meerel

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    my votes are: Last Snow, Marienburg, Talonrift Coast, Tortoise Heaven

    runnerup would be: Land Divided and Zulalor

    i cant really participate in much discussion here because im moving at the moment but im sure with our competent judges we wont have much drama this time :)

    good luck to everyone

    edit: my map is obviously the best :goblin_yeah:
     
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  7. WolfFarkas

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    hi guys, well,

    1) is no secret I have very slow and old machine, that cant hold heavy games. so I am a retrogamer, using 1.28 wc3. cant open 1.32 maps
    with that I wont vote.

    2)if there is some sort of map streaming, youtube, plays on twitch. whatever video making, please post here, videos are fun.

    3)it would be nice to, dunno spread the word, if possible, discord general gym, reddit, ffaleague, whatever, would be nice to have public impact in others wc3 comunities.

    4) is like one month of poll, so dunno, write stuff regarding the contes and on topic, it would be nice to keep the thread alive,
    "You are very welcome to make a short statement what you like the most, so contestants get a bit of public feedback!"

    overall feedback would also be nice, regarding, dunno, the mapping process (there was feedback in contest thread, and each map thread, thats helpfull). overall quality (wich I think is very high), contest time was nice (no need of extention IMO), the new contest criteria seems better than old criteria used IMO.

    nice to see vote numbers rolling, thread has 284 views atm, thats nice too.

    good luck everbody!
     
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  8. Nightmare2077

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    Hi guys!
    I'm sorry there aren't many more details on the upcoming tournament itself. I will iron out a few things and make announcements within the next week or two!

    Good luck to all the participants and to judges, especially to my good buddy Neytpoh :) Another special thanks to Mythic for organasing and moderating the contest!

    I'm a bit sad that a couple of entries didn't make it, especially Archian's Battlefield of Eternity. But well, maybe next time.

    Long live Hive!!:goblin_yeah::goblin_yeah:
     
  9. WolfFarkas

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    @Mythic

    is it posible to change the vote, because is not written in the rules?


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  10. Mythic

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    It looked so cool. :(

    As Jale noted, yes, users can change their votes.

    @HUmanJDog kindly consider changing your self-vote.
     
  11. WolfFarkas

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    I was thinking to write some stuff to fill the day a bit. some interesting things about each map (IMO) but no favoritism, all pointed in an equal and neutral way. may be a bit non-usefull, but again is to fill the day.

    word "interesting" is spammed and overused.

    interesting things

    Advancing glaciers: remebers me echo isles, with 1 expo more, expos north of main, creeps in south + 1 expo for contest. nice terrain
    A land divided: it remembers me last refuge with no labs, interesting more value to merc. camps play. dual enviroment
    Chernobyl remains: 3-mines expo like Advancing glaciers, 1 merc instead of marketplace, 1 red creep for contest.
    Frostfire Ridge: interesting center with 6 neutral buildings, interesting the use of 3 different merc. types +dual enviroment.
    Gatekeepers: boat map!, interesting expos, interesting mercs. far away.
    Last snow: map with 1 expo only, interesting labs near expo, mercs. far away.
    Lost wasteland: another 1 expo only, 6 greens +2 orange to go for the center, mercs. no labs
    Marienburg: interesting center with tavern +8 creeps around. 4 red creeps in mines and corners.
    Mountain Valley: interesting mercs between expos, dual tavern map, 2 merchants, 2 gob labs to contest center, 1 marketplace.
    Nightstream: interesting waygates in corners, cliff expos interesting , remembers me CH x2. interesting the 4 neutral buildings around tavern (4 shape)
    Ponds: interesting very rectangular, shape, interesting neutral building layout, nice use of 4 expos
    Shallow grave: corner mines, gob. merchants straigth path from main bases, loop path from expos. near mercs. far labs.
    Shattered exile: multi-spawn map. easy labs, not that easy mines, vertical spawns may play around 1 shop, horizontal spawn may contest 1 merc. camp.
    Talonrift coast: interesting center with dual creep in shop, dual tavern map. mercs between expos like Mountain Valley.
    Tortoise haven:like EI, natural expos, shop, marketplace, labs in north play, more mines in south. interesting red creeps positions.
    Upstream: tavern between players in the edge, interesting goblin merchants positions, like EI but with 4 mines going all to the south. interesting center with 1 red creep.
    Waste Factory: another boat map! (+waygates), interesting expos, remembers me NI, goblin merchants between expos. unique terraining.
    ZulAlor: interesting center with 1 goblin merchant + marketplace. interesting paths in tavern and gob labs areas. worked circular camara borders.
     
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  12. Zucth

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    You forgot that my map had a waygate and it is the key of the map. :goblin_cry:
    shipyard+waygate combo

    edit: Ty :goblin_yeah:
     
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  13. SayuriTenshi

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    I hope everyone joined the melee mapper discord cuz i post many replays of the contest maps there
     
  14. WolfFarkas

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    There are also plays on the twich channels,

    contest maps played Ponds ans Last Snow : Twitch

    contest maps played Shallow grave, Marienburg, Waste Factory : Twitch
     
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  15. Kaer#2460

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    Not a coincidence afaik. If i remember correctly, Last Refuge was created a few months later than Land Divided and I'd assume, LR was heavily "influenced" by it ;)
     
  16. WolfFarkas

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    LR discuss, offtopic


    is hard to know exactly when LR was created, since is not uploaded here,its original name was The Hinterlands.
    but acording to the few evidence I read, it seems Land Divided was first in nov 2009

    1-"Last Refuge was first uploaded in 2010 and originally had the name "The Hinterlands" "
    2-"Competition Span: march 2010 - present"

    source:
    1- Last Refuge Review
    2- Last Refuge - Liquipedia Warcraft Wiki
    Information about non-Blizzard WC3 ladder maps
    The Hinterlands - Warcraft 3 Maps - Epic War.com



    on topic if someone see there are any more channels doing videos of the contest maps, please link here,
    so far I am only aware of 2 twich channels (sscription and ScarsWc3), 0 youtube channels .