Hosted Project: LoA
- May 6, 2009
StarCraft II Terraining Contest #1
I've picked the suggestions from the suggestion thread.
Now, time to vote!
I took the suggestions I got in the thread, no one had replied and added new suggestions for a while.A and O here, to me at least, is going for a theme that will push people to try new angles with the editor. That's what drives the scene forward.
The Galaxy Editor is pretty much designed to do terrains like Terran Cityscapes, Protoss Cities, Zerg Infestations, and Space Stations. Because it's StarCraft. The Warcraft terraining scene has moved away from only producing typical high fantasy terrains, like it was designed for, to things it wasn't originally intended for.
Surreal art, steampunk, cyberpunk, urban cities, you name it. Contests with clever themes is part of what made it what it is today. I'm not saying it won't produce any good entries if we go with a StarCraft/Space theme, I'm just saying that it is very likely to produce a whole bunch of generic ones. And I'm not sure that's what we should be aiming for.
As you should have, don't get me wrong. I'm just putting my thoughts out there as a terrainer. If I convince someone along the way, awesome.I took the suggestions I got in the thread, no one had replied and added new suggestions for a while.