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I can never stick with an idea

Discussion in 'Warcraft Discussion' started by Marine, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. sonofjay

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    @Ham Ham, thats what I call words of wisdom...

    3 to 4 years from now, you'll see who the real warcraft 3 fan is, they will remain and never stop modding.
     
  2. Drunken_Jackal

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    On food, many popular programming-based companies used Coke and sweets to keep them awake at their early stages.
    Ahh the programmers life :D
     
  3. WaterKnight

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    I also find myself eating chocolate when trying to concentrate.
     
  4. NightElf125

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    ^ What kind? Dark chocolate is the good stuff :p
     
  5. sonofjay

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    @Warerknight

    same, but I always eat tobleron or sneakers
     
  6. Drunken_Jackal

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    I eat nutella with bread when trying :D
     
  7. Vizel

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    <3 nutella, omfg. It's amazing.

    If you need a quick energy boost, a handful of peanuts will do the trick. And it's natural, for you people who don't want to drink caffeine or energy shots.

    Unless you're allergic to peanuts. In which case,I recommend mountain dew, :D

    I run off mountain dew when I need to concentrate. Taking breaks from it to drink some water is a good idea, though. I practically live off caffeine anyway, without it I can't think or function very well at all, lol.

    So, don't become reliant on caffeine, but it may help you focus. As stated many times above, try something small and work your way up. Alter an already existing map like one of the hundreds of arenas, like angel arena. Put some unique twists in it, fix some things, change some stuff around. Move up to a minigame, perhaps. But don't do something too complicated or it could get painful (Like me..I tried to create yahtzee in wc3...didn't go well...). Or, help someone out with their project.
     
  8. Statharas

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    If you want to stick to an idea, do something that looks cool, share a screenshot with everyone, see that everybody likes it and get motivation to continue.
     
  9. andreasaspenberg

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    my problem is that get tired of each project after a while and then it helps to switch project.
     
  10. Darklycan51

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    look i'm a resourceful person i don't know how to code a sh*t in the editor but i always get to make my maps :p , i even was making a mod for editors for warcraft 3 , but since i had to format my pc i stopped mapping.
     
  11. andreasaspenberg

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    dont be discouraged, just do the work again. i lost parts of a map because i forgot to save it but it didnt stop me from continuing.
     
  12. Ham Ham

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    Keep auto-saving on.
    I remember when I was making an awesome terrain for a contest back in 2007, and power was shut down. I lost 3 or 4 hours of mapping progress and it made me abandon the contest.
     
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    or do as many versions of your map. I make many versions for my map, and, in each version, there is a little addition, and a little fix to a bug.

    I think your cure lies within the wisdom of sonofjay

    If you like your map, you will play it, and you will make it to the better, and you will get new ideas. between, I really love playing my map, really!! that I sometimes...dream of it, and it sometimes inspire me with good ideas.

    that means you should be fan number 1 in your fan list.
     
  14. Vizel

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    I have self-motivation issues...

    I can't trick my brain into...anything. Period.

    I can't even do it in my dreams. If it's impossible I wake up....stupid literal brain.

    But if self-motivation doesn't work, outside motivation can help a lot :D
     
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    Triggers.

    I hate it when I spend hours working on triggers, only to find some bug or unforeseen function of a line that renders the whole bunch obsolete. The learning process is like History taught with algebraic formulae...and that's only for GUI. And most custom spells require trigger knowledge nowadays, with dummy units and whatnot. I literally can't make a map that requires the players to do something more complicated than unit 1 kills unit 2 without getting down and dirty with those forked up lines of code.
     
  16. Kam

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    I have one project. I've worked on it since this game was released.
     
  17. I have a few maps that I could finish, but when people stop posting on the map threads and I start only seeing my posts 3-4 times in a row then I just quit due to lack of intrest. If I know that at least one person is following my map and will play it when it is complete then I will get the map done.

    Its just like my campaign Dreamscape that I've been 'working' on since a month or so after I joined THW. The first time there were about 3-4 people following it and the thread had a post a day which kept me going, then after awhile people just stoped then I thought the idea was bad and scrapped it all and re-started. That has happened 3 times already =.=
     
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    people stop responding to my map projects as well but it doesnt stop me.
     
  19. deepstrasz

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    Imagine how satisfied you'll be after your triggers work properly and the time has paid off.
     
  20. sonofjay

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    True, but no just on triggers, if you done well on terraining and object editor and you see the result, it feels like heaven.