Man my time will be limited, since I have my chinese program from 8:30 to 3:30... but I don't have class on the 4th, so tuesday after 3:30 I can spend 8.5 hours on it. By the way, do we have any competition? What kind of people will be submitting maps to that? And guys, if you submit a map for this, you should advertise for bwm in the description or something :)
"The idea is to basically create a melee map using any StarCraft map editor that you feel like. The trick is to primarily match the map to the qualifying theme below, and meet all the other criteria to the best of your abilities.
In order to qualify for this competition you MUST submit a 256x256 8-Player map.
When I start the game to grade the maps all 8 players will be filled either by me and friends, or me and friends and CPU players; we will start by grading Necessities. Should you fail to meet all the requirements within Necessities your map will be instantly disqualified.
All entries must be received by 12:00 A.M. P.S.T. July 4th - Anything afterwards won't even be considered, or looked at.
All entries are to be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com. Please zip, and include a text file including contact information so, if you win, you can be informed. ** You must also be a registered SCZ member. **
- 8 Starting Locations
- 256 x 256 size map
- Equal “Starting Scenarios” (this means same amount of resources) for each player.
Additionally you will be graded by the following:
- Original placement of starting locations
- Creative placement of additional resources
- Tasteful usage of doodads
- Tasteful usage of the selected tile-set.
- You will also be graded by the “overall appearance” of the map.
Strategy / Gameplay:
Does your map inspire creative strategy? Are players fighting for hold of some sort of middle ground? Are there tons of islands that must be hopped around on? This is where the complex map-making creativity shines. Go crazy here.
Application to Theme:
The ‘theme’ of sorts is an excerpt from the poem “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe. You, the creative map editor, must find some way to tie this excerpt, or the poem in its entirety, to your map.
`Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting -
`Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.
Feel free to use the “description” part of your map to explain your application of this poem to your map.
Misc: Map name, good descriptions, or other things that fascinate me about your map.
These rules are subject to additions (no changes) when questions arise – there will be an IRC channel active at irc.afternet.org; #SCZ if you are curious yourself.
I will also be perusing the forums should any questions be asked there.
I’m going to play ALL maps that are submitted, and I will write up a “report card” of sorts grading them. Ultimately it comes down to MY idea of a good map, understand this is a completely subjective competition, that is, you are being subjected to my opinion. With that, I wish you all the best of luck – you have 24-hours to finish your map – Go!" modified by flothefreak
lol 256x256 map... Haven't played one in ages, and there's a reason for it.
He says he will play ALL the maps submitted... Anyone up for mischief...? :shifty: We could submit 1000 maps ;)
Equal starting locations means ONLY same amount of minerals?? Wow. This sounds pretty newbish, honestly...
"Original placement of starting locations" - be sure NOT to make it positionally balanced. He will NOT consider it positionally balanced. In fact, go for a blizz style imba map; have proving grounds in your mind ;) Or you simply edit (8)Killing Fields a little (Blizz map).
That admin is the most fucked up piece of shit I have ever seen. His retardness is just unbelievable. It even makes me like the BWM.N community because the mappers at least know what the fuck they are talking about.
That fucker said something about check points. WHAT THE FUCK ARE CHECK POINTS?! Does he mean ramps or something?!
By the way the fucker disqualified me for not having "Check points!"
That's ok scout, you can see what he thought about my map in my map's thread. But I agree that he didn't sound like he knew what he was talking about at all =/
But still I like the competition, and I'd like to see more in the future, with a better rule-set and theme :) It was promptly done, I submitted my map, went to bed, woke up, went to relative's house for a bit, got home, and I already had the email. That either means he was hard at work, or not many maps were submitted^^
LOL! A MEMBER OF SCZONE WON! yeah sure! What the fuck guys! This is worse voting and a worse decision than we ever made. A CREW MEMBER WON FUCKIN 50$. I should have just ignored it and saved my 1hour ~_~