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July 31, 2020, 07:02:17 PM
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Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« on: July 31, 2020, 07:02:17 PM »
I want maps for competitive classes because I think CCBM is fun and could use tailor-made maps. So, allow me to introduce the first-ever (and potentially Best-Ever) mapping competition for CCBM:
CLASSY MAPS FOR CLASSY PEOPLE.

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Rules for Classy Maps for Classy People (last updated 8/2/2020)
Please read and follow all rules listed below
By signing up, you agree to all rules listed below
If you have questions about the rules, please let Mendez know so that rules can be clarified and updated
MUST = Necessary, not a rule you can bend (E.G. No duplicate signups allowed EVER)
SHOULD = Not necessary, but ideal (E.G. If you want to use music from NES Silver Surfer but don't have permission, I won't really sweat it)
CAN = Optional, you can ignore the rule entirely if you want (E.G. you don't need to add custom music, but it's always a nice touch)

Sign-up template
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Solo/Duo:
Duo Partner name (if going duo):

Hereís how to sign up:
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Here are the map rules:
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Here are the rules for custom/modded content:
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Hereís how to submit your map:
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Hereís how the map will be judged:
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Here are the judges themselves:
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Here are the prizes:
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Here are the links for getting started: Hereís how to host your own server:
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Current signups:
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DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 1ST AT 11:59:59 PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.
EXPECT THE CMCP MAP PACK TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 5TH. JUDGES WILL SCORE EACH MAP BY SEPTEMBER 12TH. MAY THE BEST MAPPER(S) WIN.



July 31, 2020, 07:40:30 PM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2020, 07:40:30 PM »
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS SEPTEMBER 1ST AT 11:59:59 PM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME.

What about other timezones like EST?

July 31, 2020, 07:57:14 PM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2020, 07:57:14 PM »
What about other timezones like EST?
Surely you can do the math on that one

July 31, 2020, 08:23:07 PM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 08:23:07 PM »
So everyone has to finish their map at the same time, which means the deadline for people living in EST is September 2, 2:59:59 AM Eastern Standard Time

July 31, 2020, 08:50:11 PM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 08:50:11 PM »
Yeah, I'm down. Deadline's a little tight on my end, but I'll see if I can throw something together before then.

August 01, 2020, 06:21:20 AM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2020, 06:21:20 AM »
I am in. Going commando on this.

Tally-ho, motherhubbards.

August 01, 2020, 06:29:14 AM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2020, 06:29:14 AM »
Concepted my idea a bit and it's functioning well, consider me down for this.

August 01, 2020, 11:19:03 AM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2020, 11:19:03 AM »
Hey Llama and Trillster, just to clarify: Are you both working solo? I'll add the sign-up template to the top post so that people know how to quickly signup

Edit: I'm also relaying a couple of messages from the discord chat to here
I know it's buried in the rules somewhere but if you do need help with slade and editing content, I've prepared a tutorial. I just released it to the public:


I've also changed the contest rules so that maps are now scored differently. Here's the new score template:
    A) Layout/Spawns are worth up to 50 points (up from 40)
    B) Visuals are worth up to 25 points (down from 30)
    C) Creativity/Concepts are worth up to 10 points (down from 15)
    D) Functionality is worth up to 15 points (same)
    E) Total score = Sum of all previous scores (still up to 100 points)
The reason for this change is because I see people focusing more on making a map pretty than making a map that plays well. Playing in CBL has taught me that a visual style is not that important, what is more important is a layout that is interesting and playable. I also understand that the custom content rules are a huge restraint on some mappers, so I'm going to put less strain on creativity. In the future, there might be contests that focus more on creativity and custom content. However, for this contest, the biggest priorities are good layouts with good ideas for competitive classes. The new score template will reflect that change and will not be changed for the rest of this competition.

I've also clarified rules for custom content a bit. Really, I should have said modded content to begin with. "Custom" implies a new asset made completely from scratch. However, for this contest, I want to emphasize working with the assets that are already given and working from the same sources as everyone else. Again, don't spend more time making the map pretty than making the map playable. CBL had complaints about maps that looked great, but did not play well. The goal of this competition is to help the CCBM community address those issues themselves with good layouts.

August 01, 2020, 03:32:11 PM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2020, 03:32:11 PM »
Oh, yeah. I'm solo.

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Solo/Duo: Solo

August 01, 2020, 05:11:48 PM
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2020, 05:11:48 PM »
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Solo/Duo: Solo

August 01, 2020, 11:22:02 PM
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Re: Classy Maps for Classy People - A CCBM Mapping Contest!
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2020, 11:22:02 PM »
Another big rule change: I want to make sure there's no bias in map submissions so I'm making a rule to prevent signups from showing the judges their maps. If you want to show your signup to people, you can do so through the #contest-discussion or the #content-submissions channel on the TF discord, which will now be restricted to signups only.
1) Maps must be submitted to one of the following:
    A) Mendez
    B) TF Discord (#content-submissions channel)
2) Maps must not be shown to judges, EVER
3) Maps must be submitted in the .PK3 or .WAD format and should be under 10MB
4) Maps must be submitted before the deadline: September 1st 11:59:59 PM PST (Pacific Standard Time)
5) Maps can be updated before the deadline
    A) Basically, you can make small changes if you think you forgot something
6) No submissions or updates are allowed after the deadline

Edit: Another rule change, this time for judges:
I've added a rule to the judging section asking judges to write essays (at least 300 words)  for each entry. The goal is to give everyone good feedback for their maps and to promote truth + transparency between the judges and the contestants. These judges are working hard to make sure this contest is judged fairly and honestly so that we can have better maps in the future.
6) Judges must write an essay (at least 300 words) for each entry to summarize their thoughts

Edit 2: Another quick rule change:
For this competition, I'm allowing stacked spawns so that smaller maps don't have to deal with cheese hits from long-range classes
9) Spawns can be stacked


 

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