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One mapping community recruit mappes (not only russian)

TristamK

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One mapping community recruit mappes (not only russian)
« on: August 08, 2016, 10:50:01 pm »
Translated from Russian to English (some parts with help of Google Translator. ).

Russian Sauer Mapping Community

At the moment, despite the loud name (which it was decided to take because of its brevity and simplicity), we are a modest group of people who are united by a common idea of ‚Äč‚Äčimproving their skills in the creation of those or other things in the editor Cube 2 Sauerbraten.

At this point, a centralized and uniform improvement skills of all members of our small group, we conduct a so-called Challenges. These kind of tests with the time limit, aimed at creating a map or a decorative object for the allotted time (from 3 days to a month). At the same time as the map can simply contain decorative objects, also it can be created for the Race mode.

Why Race?

It is sad, but iCTF still is most popular game mode with already well-established set of maps. At the same time the other modes, including the new, added with the latest update, remain extremely unpopular. So you need or do mapss for ICTF, which is already have a lot of map and no one of they are not particularly interested in, or to make maps for the Race mode (popular mode), running on servers. Advantage of Race maps over the maps for other modes, that your map will see for sure, because the servers rotation occurs automatically and continuously. In addition, only the Race map can combine the high level of fulfillment and detail, fun to pass gameplay and the opportunity to tell any story or convey the idea. Also, Race map, a convenient way to display all your decorative creations that you otherwise only rarely have the chance to show to your friends at COOP mode on the servers. You built a castle but don't know what to do with it? Make a map around him!. You get from your clan a couple of houses? They will be an excellent decoration, where players will run through or near it!

What does membership in the association?

By the way, our joint actions have already yielded some results. At least we conducted six (!) Challenges, which resulted in 9 Race maps and 8 art objects from each of the participants have been created. Each of them received their own unique experience and knowledge that will help them to become better and to understand the things that they did not understand before.
My aim, as one of the participants, is that not only improve the quality of my work to the level of games in 2005-2008 (pick of the Sauer graphics level), but that the people, would not in any way associated with the games, when looking at my creations could say that they see beautiful things.

How to join?

Those who want to get into our conference of Vkontakte (russian social network), take a look on this theme in my "Cube 2 engine news" group https://new.vk.com/topic-25358857_35446886? tell about yourself and provide examples of your work. Even if you do not like this idea or if you don't speak in Russian, it is still possible to organize an adequate way of feedback and way to obtain information about new competitions \ Challenges (so it's a reason of posting it here). I mind about creating Discord group but it will be much more later. Your skill at the same time doesn't matter. Your clan also doesn't matter. Even if you don't have skill, we will tell you in which direction to start, and it will be first step that allow you join to us later.











TristamK

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Re: One mapping community recruit mappes (not only russian)
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2016, 03:22:47 pm »
I started a day ago 7th Challenge in this community.

Here a tranlation form Rus to ENG.
If we talk about the content of the summary task that I gave to participants, it sounds like so
-Maps with forest isn't a lot in Sauerbraten, so we will create a map with forest
-Tell No! to death. Use checkpoints. The scheme can be seen below. https://pp.vk.me/c636123/v636123525/20c ... P94tNU.jpg
-Time to pass without errors needs to be equal to 3 minutes
-We Can place a forest anywhere, be it the city or mountains. But on your map should prevail trees and greenery. With This blendmap will help you
-Just Think about the design of your areas for Race mode. Map should be varied.
-Your map must have a story. The story should be interesting so much so that the player would like to pass it to find out how it ended
-Background Should evoke emotion. Any. The main thing that it was not boring.

Period for russian mappers who saw this message before.
August 10, 2016 -> August 21, 2016 TERM 23-00
August 14, 2016 -> mandatory report on the work done.

For all other
August 15, 2016 -> August 26-27, 2016 TERM 23-00

NopNotMe

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Re: One mapping community recruit mappes (not only russian)
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2016, 06:57:01 pm »
Is it too late to sign up?? :P

TristamK

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Re: One mapping community recruit mappes (not only russian)
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2016, 07:39:08 pm »
Is it too late to sign up?? :P
Why not ?.  If you will be able to make map before the time ends then you can just start to make map right now.
Btw, i think i will start to make map tomorrow