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Hive Cup 2020: Melee Mapping Contest #6

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Mythic, Aug 10, 2020.

  1. Mythic

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    Create a brand new 1v1 melee map, or nominate an existing one of yours. Any entry must not have been used for any previous Hive contest.

    The top 5 submissions will be featured in the qualifier rounds and the final cup, as with last year. Let your creativity reign while ensuring the map is balanced for competitive play.

    The tournament will be played on Legacy/Classic/SD graphics, so you should aim for best performance in SD. Previews and screenshots in Reforged are not encouraged.

    Helpful Links: Melee mapping - The reasons behind common aspects of competitive 1v1 maps

    Competitive Melee Map





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    • Your submission must follow the site rules and map submission rules.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme.
    • The submission must be posted in the map resource section and linked in the contest thread before the contest ends.
    • You need to have proof that the map is yours. If the judges are unsure about ownership, they may ask you for to provide a link to an approved map on this site, a post containing a WIP, a WIP file, or screenshots of one.
    • Your final submission must be bug free.
    • The map must satisfy the "Melee Map: Yes" condition as determined by Warcraft 3.
      • No custom imports are allowed.
      • Triggers are not allowed.
    • Only one entry per contestant.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Teamwork is not allowed.
      • Finding testers to help you with your submission is not considered teamwork.
      • You may not base your submission off any map by Blizzard or anyone else.




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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: 15 reputation points per entry
    The five winners will receive an award icon representing the winning 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 terms 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 contest shall conclude on 13th September 2020 GMT (day is included).

    Previous Contest | Poll | Results
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2020
  2. Mythic

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    List will be updated as people join.
     
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  3. Folderz

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    Joining in. Not the hive cup :thumbs_up: but the mapping contest. Little spoiler here.
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    edit: map posted
    Gatekeepers
     
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  4. SayuriTenshi

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    there is the first man :)
     
  5. Zucth

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    I do join too.
    Edit: "Change the map"

    Map Link: (2)Waste Factory

    WIP+WIP2+WIP3:
     

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  6. Nightmare2077

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    Very cool!
    Big thanks to Mythic for helping with banners and announcements:piru:

    I'm again the one sponsoring the event, so let's hope it all runs smooth this time:peasant-cheers-back:

    Good luck to all contenders!
     
  7. Chucky

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    I'm in too
     
  8. Mr.Henci

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    Count me in! :goblin_yeah:
     
  9. mafe

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    I'm also participating. Probably will overhaul one of my existing maps for this occasion.
     
  10. JaleVeliki

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    What a wonderful new contest to join!

    See you guys on the contestant's list! :)
     
  11. Chucky

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  12. Kaer#2460

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    Count me in. I'd like to try finishing an old draft of mine.

    WIP:
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    lets go boys, im in
     
  14. Archian

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    You know what. I think I might join this.
     
  15. SayuriTenshi

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    I just wanna say that slaming boats on a map or some unorthodox random stuff is not Creativity & Uniqueness in my eyes. Try to make a Balanced and nice flowing map for 1vs1 :) i want to see it in the ladder at some point
     
  16. Knecht

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    just to follow up on Tenshi a bit:

    I agree, just slamming boats or other exotic stuff without thinking it through will only hurt the map. However, I don't want to discourage the usage of such stuff. Remember, if there wasn't the iniciative from mapmakers to promote boats, we wouldn't have the boat patch. You just have to know how to use that stuff and that's a harder task than making a regular map imo. Maps play an important role in balance and in warcraft 3 in general and a mapmaker can influence the balance greatly.

    Another thing I'd like to address since there's some new faces in melee-mapmaking, read those guides that are below mafe's posts. Don't rush the map (sounds hypocritical from me :D ), don't get discouraged by criticism, even consult the maps, whatever, there's no prize money in this contest and I just want good ladder-viable maps to come from the contest.

    Last thing I'd like to ask you is if you could please add like a sentence or a small paragraph describing the map or the general idea behind the map (be it here or in the map description). I'm in no place to demand such stuff but I'd like to prevent confusion in judging like that time where someone used custom groups and one of the judges didn't know about that stuff. Plus it would help me understand why some things were done in such way etc. Of course you're not obliged to post anything if you don't want to.
     
  17. SayuriTenshi

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    Good what Knecht says. I goes like this: know the Rules befor u try to break them.

    So its also good if u say whats the identety of ur map. Often u have somthing in mind and dont want to change that one at all.
     
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    Count me in!
     
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