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Melee Nation Melee Map Making Contest #1

Discussion in 'Legacy Social Groups' started by Ken-E, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. Ken-E

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    Rules:
    • 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.
    • Your submission must be posted before the deadline. The post containing your final submission must also contain the following:
      • 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 its 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 be used in the map, however they must all be credited.
    • All multiplayer maps must be under 5mb.

    The Judge:
    *PKCrafty

    The Participants:
    *Blood Raven
    *Filmting
    *normalice
    *Ken-E
    *eubz
    *AYF
    *Remixer
    *sonofjay
    *Erkan
    *Shadow Fury
    *BaiLang
    *DED1
    *imforfun

    Criteria:
    Map originality - 30
    The map must be original, CnP of terrain from another map is not allowed. Map mirroring is allowed
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    Terrain/Layout- 25
    The map layout must be balance, also the design and the overall outcome of the terrain must follow the contest theme
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    Creep camp and neutral buildings - 20
    Placement of hostile creep camps and neutral buildings must be balance to all players. The creep consistency may fall to this category and smarter neutral buildings are better.


    Item drops - 15
    Must be complex and most of all balance, green creep camps are not suppose to drop Level 8 items right?


    Map presentation - 10
    Efforts are given to map presentation, screenshots, lore and etc.


    Total of 100
    And remember, it's always Gameplay>Terrain


    NOTE: That criteria description and quantity may be subject to change depending on judge and majority of contestants.


    Currently awaiting for the replies of other potential contestant. The reward will be definitely be + rep and have their names on a ranking lists.
    Top 3 winners will receive a commendation or merit ribbon from the Melee Nation which would entitle their map with pride, quality and awesomeness.

    Contest will start: October 16th and end after: November 14th
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    Take a look of the possible award banner for you and your map!

    Sample Judge Banner
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    Sample Winner Banner
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  2. PKCrafty

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    Nice job getting this setup, looking forward to playing/testing some well-made balanced and beautiful player made melee maps.
     
  3. normalice

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    question. is the criteria going to be mostly terrain or gameplay?
     
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    Gameplay, as in competitive gameplay where high skilled level players could play the map and his/her opponent doesn't have an advantage over him/her, and vice versa. Must be balanced in that aspect, like a blizzard map. But you can make yours more appealing, different scenario, however you would like it to be. You can make your point of interest for your map terrain, but that doesn't make up for the map lacking in other forms, if it is. The main focus is overall balance, keep that in mind when making your map. Contact me if you have further questions! You can contact Ken-E as well.
     
  5. Blood Raven

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    Awesome! I will surely be joining this!
    When will it begin?
     
  6. Ken-E

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    October 16th would be great, then deadline would be on November 14th. Still rounding up some people to compete. And remember people, 1v1 only, any tileset is allowed and imports are allowed as long as credits are given.


    EDIT: eubz has entered the contest!
     
  7. normalice

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    what is map mirroring?
     
  8. normalice

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    sorry, but I might have to withdraw from the contest. I am about to be too busy to put a map together, and don't have any fresh ideas anyway :-/

    Or, if it hurts nothing to leave me in, feel free to do so. I suppose there is always a chance I'll get a few free days. Who knows :-D
     
  9. Ken-E

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    @normalice
    I'll just leave your name just in case. I think map mirroring is a method that editor use to create a perfect symmetric copy of one landscape to another, it's basically CnP terrain of the first of land then copy it to another side of the map to create a mirror.

    Example would be when Red Player island is CnP to create Blue Player island, this way it creates a fair and exact copy of the land.
     
  10. normalice

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    um, out of curiosity, 'where' do we show our unfinished previews? or will that be revealed when the contest officially starts?
     
  11. Ken-E

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    You could post it in the thread or send it to the judge. If you mean preview which is a map, you can send it through via pastebin or map section for the judge to see.
     
  12. Filmting

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    Gonna make a timelapse video of making of the map. But until that happens here's a sneak peak preview proof early wip screenshot thingy.

    Screenshot
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    Plan is to make an high elven themed horizantal symmentry map.
     
  13. StoPCampinGn00b

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    It reminds my of Echo Isles so far, minus the interesting looking white tile.
     
  14. Remixer

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    I think you can count me in, I'll take a look if I can manage to do anything.
     
  15. Ken-E

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    @Remixer
    Already added you to the contestants.
     
  16. sonofjay

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    I'll try to come up with something. But the time deadline isn't really favoring me. November is always a busy day for me and my family(lots of b-days and stuffs).

    EDIT:

    click
    Also about the rewards since there isn't anything specified yet. Instead of the cliche +rep reward we should probably make a thread and put the contest winners inside it and just update the list for further contest winners.

    Example:

    Melee Map Contest #1

    Rank 1 - X
    Rank 2 - Y
    Rank 3 - Z

    Melee Map Contest #2

    Rank 1 - X
    Rank 2 - Y
    Rank 3 - Z


    At this point of hiveworkshop. I don't really like competing just for the petty reps.


    Hidden to not stretch the page.
     
  17. Remixer

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    Started my own map, expect a map that has something to do with jungle and swamps, and maybe even something evil...
     
  18. sonofjay

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    Welp. I already have a solid idea of what I want to do for my entry. It will be the 5th LP themed melee map that I'll be making and I'm actually kinda excited to work on it since I'll try a new technique and style that I haven't tried yet on my previous melee maps. It won't be filesize heavy but still heavily reliant to custom resources.
     
  19. Filmting

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    Another WiP screenshot.

    Screenshot
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    Properly gna do some adjusments to base to make it more open and to be able to add more trees. Also want the merc camp area more jungle/trolly, gna do some pathing changes there, and still need to figure out how to best do the temple thingy in the middle.
     
  20. Ken-E

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    @Filmting
    You're really the most progressive contestant yet, hope to see more from the other guys.
    Here's my wip so far...

    WiP
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