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Map Submission Rules

Discussion in 'Rules & Information' started by Hive Workshop, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. Hive Workshop

    Hive Workshop


    Jun 30, 2016

    • Submitted Map Resources need to have a good detailed description on the Hive. It must include a thorough explanation of the gameplay and a credits list. We recommend that you also include a features list, image previews and a changelog.
      A map description that only contains "Hope you like it, my first map" or "power core v3 new updates, see loadingscreen good map" will be rejected.
      Suggested Links: BBcode list - Map Description Generator (No BB code skills required).

    • A valid author:
      If the author's name is different from the uploader's name, please tell us if it's just another one of your usernames.
      If you are simply uploading the map of another user to share it with people, without the author's permission, then the map will be rejected.

    • A full credits list:
      At least in Hive description but preferrably also in the quest log in-game. What needs to be in the list? Name of the authors (Optional: Name of the resource).

    • No multi-uploads of a single resource - please use the Edit button instead.

    • The DISBTN version of custom icons must be imported as well.
      The Quest Log should contain the essential information about the map's gameplay.

    • All Maps must bear a fitting title.
      Example: "Just another warcraft 3 map" is not allowed.

    • The use of external materials is only permitted if the terms / license under which they are released allows it, or it can be classified as Fair Use.
      • Any material created by Blizzard Entertainment can safely be used, as long as the target game is owned by Blizzard Entertainment.
      • If they are released without terms / license, having permission from the author is preferred but not required, because the original author has full rights to have it removed.
      • The Hive Workshop deems the usage of copyrighted material in maps Fair Use as long as the map does not take value away from the source (e.g. a game) and the usage is non-profitable.

    • Work in progress (WIP) maps are not allowed, the map needs to be a complete release.
      ALPHA and early-BETA versions, "teasers/trailers", etc. can be posted in Map Development.
      Furthermore, do not upload maps and use it as a request thread. If you want a user to add something to your map for you (system, etc.), then please make a thread in WEHZ.

    • English only:
      In-game text and Hive description. The grammar and spelling must be adequate.

    • Average quality standard:
      A certain amount of quality is required, the gameplay needs to be somewhat fun, the terrain must not be lacking and a bit of originality should be present.

    • Uniqueness:
      The map must bring something new to the table. It can't just be another clone of X popular map. It must be radically different from existing maps.
      You may in certain circumstances be permitted to submit a modified version of somebody else's map if you fix a bug that makes the map unplayable or if you change it radically. In this case you must give credit to the original author. Also, you must ask for permission if possible.
      You can't just take DotA, add a few heroes and call it a new map.

    • Efficient triggering:
      The triggering needs to be efficient and mostly leakless.

    • All submitted resources have to follow the Site Rules.
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