1. Post #1
    cavel115's Avatar
    July 2011
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    Hi, and currently i'm working on a Team Fortress 2 map.

    The map is a trade/event map. You can trade in general there, and when people donate items to the server. The server will start a event of the donaters wish.

    So that's some background information, but the reason I made this thread, were because I thought that it would be funny to let you guys make your own events.
    You can simply make any kind of event you want, within these rules of construction.

    #1. Don't fill up half the map.
    #2. Make a panel that contains: A start button and a end button. + every button for the things to work, which is something that should be manipulated with by the admins.
    #3. Do not need any special items to participate in the event.
    #4. Alot of enjoyment

    How the event is gonna look is 100 % up to you. You can even make your own textures.
    Basically you can create anything you want. (within the rules of being an event ofc d:)

    You might also be thinking: "What do I gain from doing this? Is he just trying to use me for his own good?". You will be credited in any way you want, for what you've created ofc. I will personally create a credit room where every creator will be credited for all their hard work.

    If you want to join in, post something below and tell me what you wanna create :)

    Here's some pictures for what i've made so far.

    A small fortress in the warzone:


    The whole warzone so far:


    Teleportation room, I will take care of this place :)


    Spawn, gonna change some things on it.
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    How long did it take you to make that map?

  3. Post #3
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    Please add some light!
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  4. Post #4
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    Didn't take that long time making this, just wanted something simple to start off with. I'm also gonna add light later. Aswell as other people can do stuff too.
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    Your texture alignment is just terrible, do you even grasp the basic concept of mapping?
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  6. Post #6
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    Didn't take that long time making, just wanted something simple to start off with. I'm also gonna add light lator, aswell as other people can add light to it. Which i'm gonna adapt to :)
    It looks ugly. If you want to show off a map with it's own thread, it needs to be a certain level. IE, lighting, texture alignment, props, texture variation per brush.
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  7. Post #7
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    Your texture alignment is just terrible, do you even grasp the basic concept of mapping?
    If you're gonna criticize my work, let it be constructive. Like IronPhoenix did in the post above. I can actually use that to improve what i've made. Don't post if it's just to tell me it looks terrible.

    Also I did not post this to show off my mapping skills, it's for creating a huge trade/event map. Only with the point of letting mappers be creative and the users being glad. Either way it's a fun project.
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    If you're gonna criticize my work, let it be constructive. Like IronPhoenix did in the post above. I can actually use that to improve what i've made. Don't post if it's just to tell me it looks terrible.
    Well...it is terrible.

    I can see lines on the textures where they don't align. Thus, it's terrible and is a description of what you need to do.
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    eh, i have seen worse
    but it's not that far away
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    Well...it is terrible.

    I can see lines on the textures where they don't align. Thus, it's terrible and is a description of what you need to do.
    Am trying to improve too.
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    eh, i have seen worse
    but it's not that far away
    True...that texture misalignment in the dwarven district is really annoying me.
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    Squidward be mad.
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  13. Post #13
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    July 2011
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    Stop the hating :| Start loving.
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    Stop the hating :| Start loving.
    Your map clearly needs work. The brushwork is quite bland, and the obvious lack of lighting doesn't help much.
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  15. Post #15
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    July 2011
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    Your map clearly needs work. The brushwork is quite bland, and the obvious lack of lighting doesn't help much.
    Please don't state the obvious. I think everybody knows that by now.

    PS. I did add light by now :) Still testing different styles.
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    It also looks like you've gone for the "slap-a-sky-box-around-the-entire-map" approach. Which is not good at all. Also, the textures need work, since the alignment is really bad, and the brushwork is awful. It needs more detail, especially the bridge in the middle.

    In short, it needs a lot of work.
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  17. Post #17
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    You also need to look at texture use. I see a hl2 ceiling and a hl2 decal there, and they look odd on the tf2 textures.
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  18. Post #18
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    July 2011
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    I will now update the information. What you see in my screenshots, is not how the map looks atm (textures, light added and etc.) I will soon post new screenshots but as of the moment I do not have necessarily much time to spend on the map, since i'm in the middle of all my exams atm. Things you are posting to correct the map has already mostly ben corrected. You do not need to inform me about it anymore untill the new screenshots are posted. When i've posted them you can happily start helping both me improve and the map :)

  19. Post #19
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    We honestly don't need anotyher trade ma p
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    We honestly don't need anotyher trade ma p
    Hey, don't be hating on it just beacause it's a trading map. I finally went on TF2 again after months of not playing, and noticed the same trading maps being used, and it's been like that for a year. It would be nice to see something new and unique, because it's all the same map on like every server, save for some which actually DON'T use trade_plaza.

  21. Post #21
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    I will now update the information. What you see in my screenshots, is not how the map looks atm (textures, light added and etc.) I will soon post new screenshots but as of the moment I do not have necessarily much time to spend on the map, since i'm in the middle of all my exams atm. Things you are posting to correct the map has already mostly ben corrected. You do not need to inform me about it anymore untill the new screenshots are posted. When i've posted them you can happily start helping both me improve and the map :)
    Here is a little idea. Don't start making a map if you can't spend time on it.

  22. Post #22
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    Here is a little idea. Don't start making a map if you can't spend time on it.
    I disagree. He wants to get into mapping. He probably started before his exams and when he had more time. Real life always gets in the way of things. Let him do what he wants, it's not affecting you. The more he maps, however little, he's practicing and getting better.
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    I disagree. He wants to get into mapping. He probably started before his exams and when he had more time. Real life always gets in the way of things. Let him do what he wants, it's not affecting you. The more he maps, however little, he's practicing and getting better.
    Well yes, but you have to admit that the more time that can be spent on a map, when you release an image, it looks like you have spent the time on it. Rather than the above images where the map is in fullbright, and have very very obvious flaws.

  24. Post #24
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    Well yes, but you have to admit that the more time that can be spent on a map, when you release an image, it looks like you have spent the time on it. Rather than the above images where the map is in fullbright, and have very very obvious flaws.
    That is very true. He should put more work into his map before posting screens. Development screens aren't wrong, but in THAT early of a stage, it's not necessary. Doesn't mean he shouldn't still work on the map though...

  25. Post #25
    TCB
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    If it wasn't for development screenshots, I'd be fucked.

  26. Post #26
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    Hey, don't be hating on it just beacause it's a trading map. I finally went on TF2 again after months of not playing, and noticed the same trading maps being used, and it's been like that for a year. It would be nice to see something new and unique, because it's all the same map on like every server, save for some which actually DON'T use trade_plaza.
    That's the reason I started to make one. I became tired of the same, and figured I could be a little productive instead and start a project. And IronPhoenix, are you here to try discuss with people or here to actually try helping the map? At first you were helping, but now i'm starting to see that you are being more negative about things. It ticks me off a bit. You also seem to be a bit impatient, it's not like I can change the fact that i'm in the middle of all my exams. But i'm still using my leftover time for trying to improve the map.

    So


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    That's the reason I started to make one. I became tired of the same, and figured I could be a little productive instead and start a project. And IronPhoenix, are you here to try discuss with people or here to actually try helping the map? At first you were helping, but now i'm starting to see that you are being more negative about things. It ticks me off a bit. You also seem to be a bit impatient, it's not like I can change the fact that i'm in the middle of all my exams. But i'm still using my leftover time for trying to improve the map.

    So
    (Image Macro)
    Using Images to say something you could type yourself is dumb. I believe they're right about not needing another Trading map though, we have more than enough.
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  28. Post #28
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    Using Images to say something you could type yourself is dumb. I believe they're right about not needing another Trading map though, we have more than enough.
    It's also a bannable offense.
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    That's the reason I started to make one. I became tired of the same, and figured I could be a little productive instead and start a project. And IronPhoenix, are you here to try discuss with people or here to actually try helping the map? At first you were helping, but now i'm starting to see that you are being more negative about things. It ticks me off a bit. You also seem to be a bit impatient, it's not like I can change the fact that i'm in the middle of all my exams. But i'm still using my leftover time for trying to improve the map.

    So
    Get out.
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  30. Post #30
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    Get out.
    Why should I get out? I want a reason.

  31. Post #31
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    Because you're a terrible poster who refuses to listen to help and argues for no reason.
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  32. Post #32
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    Because you're a terrible poster who refuses to listen to help and argues for no reason.
    I do listen to help. And i'm not the one who's arguing. And how can you be a terrible poster? Are there some kind of a I need 1k posts to fit into society? That's absurd.

    Are you refering to that I pin pointed a person being negative? If you see that as arguing, you don't have a clue of what you're talking about.

  33. Post #33
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    The reason why he called you a bad poster is for one, you used a image that said deal with it. people look down at that kind of stuff in facepunch. also your map feels empty.

  34. Post #34
    TCB
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    The problem isn't that you only have 29 posts.


    The problem is that you have 29 awful posts.
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  35. Post #35
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    Why should I get out? I want a reason.
    If you don't one people to hate you, there's one very very important rule here on Facepunch. If you post some content, let people say whatever they want to. If you can't take that don't post, because people will, and when you do DO NOT say anything negative about it. People don't like it when you're being rude, or immature for that matter, when people are simply speaking their mind. Beside, whether or not they're rude, what they say is often true and they often do leave something constructive for you. Take this

    "Your texture alignment is just terrible, do you even grasp the basic concept of mapping?"

    Instead of getting all defensive and shit, simply take it as "You need to work on texture alignment". Sure, it may be rude, but it's true, and you need to fix that.

    Follow that rule and you'll be just fine.
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  36. Post #36
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    If you don't one people to hate you, there's one very very important rule here on Facepunch. If you post some content, let people say whatever they want to. If you can't take that don't post, because people will, and when you do DO NOT say anything negative about it. People don't like it when you're being rude, or immature for that matter, when people are simply speaking their mind. Beside, whether or not they're rude, what they say is often true and they often do leave something constructive for you. Take this

    "Your texture alignment is just terrible, do you even grasp the basic concept of mapping?"

    Instead of getting all defensive and shit, simply take it as "You need to work on texture alignment". Sure, it may be rude, but it's true, and you need to fix that.

    Follow that rule and you'll be just fine.
    Also go further than that....when someone says "add lighting" do that, and then show images of the map with lighting, fixed texture alignment and props...show that you are willing to take feedback onboard.

  37. Post #37
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    July 2011
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    The reason why he called you a bad poster is for one, you used a image that said deal with it. people look down at that kind of stuff in facepunch. also your map feels empty.
    You look down on people who puts a image in a post. That's ridiculous, people should be able to handle a small joke. If the people can't take a silly joke, then there went something wrong in their childhood. Or atleast they have no humor.

    Oh btw, I should have told this before. Gtfo of this thread if you are here to reply non related things, which aint in my matter of opinion somehow related to what I wanted to do with the thread. Like this reply from TBC "We honestly don't need anotyher trade ma p" We might not need another trade map, but that doesn't take the fact away that I want to create one.

    I won't even consider replying to non related stuff now. So don't even bother posting.

    Things i want to hear should be:
    Productive criticism.
    People who wants to join in.
    Ideas for the map.
    Or something that I can actually use. No need for repeating saying the alignment is bad as a example. If someone posted something, don't repost what he said. Say things beside from what he/she wrote.

  38. Post #38
    I HAVE A SQUID FETISH
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    You look down on people who puts a image in a post. That's ridiculous, people should be able to handle a small joke. If the people can't take a silly joke, then there went something wrong in their childhood. Or atleast they have no humor.

    Oh btw, I should have told this before. Gtfo of this thread if you are here to reply non related things, which aint in my matter of opinion somehow related to what I wanted to do with the thread. Like this reply from TBC "We honestly don't need anotyher trade ma p" We might not need another trade map, but that doesn't take the fact away that I want to create one.

    I won't even consider replying to non related stuff now. So don't even bother posting.

    Things i want to hear should be:
    Productive criticism.
    People who wants to join in.
    Ideas for the map.
    Or something that I can actually use. No need for repeating saying the alignment is bad as a example. If someone posted something, don't repost what he said. Say things beside from what he/she wrote.
    Image macro's are against the forum rules. It isn't a matter of looking down on those that use them, but mods will ban people who use them.

  39. Post #39
    TCB
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    Hope you guys are ready for another one of my post dissections.

    You look down on people who puts a image in a post. That's ridiculous, people should be able to handle a small joke. If the people can't take a silly joke, then there went something wrong in their childhood. Or atleast they have no humor.
    It's dumb and against the rules. The joke itself is generic and stupid.

    Oh btw, I should have told this before. Gtfo of this thread if you are here to reply non related things, which aint in my matter of opinion somehow related to what I wanted to do with the thread. Like this reply from TBC "We honestly don't need anotyher trade ma p" We might not need another trade map, but that doesn't take the fact away that I want to create one.
    The fuck did you just call me.

    I won't even consider replying to non related stuff now. So don't even bother posting.
    Yet when we say this to you, you cry and continue to post dumb shit.

    Things i want to hear should be:
    Productive criticism.
    People who wants to join in.
    Ideas for the map.
    Or something that I can actually use. No need for repeating saying the alignment is bad as a example.
    We're not going to post how you tell us to, we work in our own way.

    If someone posted something, don't repost what he said. Say things beside from what he/she wrote.
    It emphasizes it as one of the main issues. Which it is.

    Edited:

    point is, you're a fuckhead

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  40. Post #40
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    July 2011
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    If you don't one people to hate you, there's one very very important rule here on Facepunch. If you post some content, let people say whatever they want to. If you can't take that don't post, because people will, and when you do DO NOT say anything negative about it. People don't like it when you're being rude, or immature for that matter, when people are simply speaking their mind. Beside, whether or not they're rude, what they say is often true and they often do leave something constructive for you. Take this

    "Your texture alignment is just terrible, do you even grasp the basic concept of mapping?"

    Instead of getting all defensive and shit, simply take it as "You need to work on texture alignment". Sure, it may be rude, but it's true, and you need to fix that.

    Follow that rule and you'll be just fine.
    Best reply i've had on the whole forum.

    Edited:

    Hope you guys are ready for another one of my post dissections.



    It's dumb and against the rules. The joke itself is generic and stupid.


    The fuck did you just call me.


    Yet when we say this to you, you cry and continue to post dumb shit.



    We're not going to post how you tell us to, we work in our own way.



    It emphasizes it as one of the main issues. Which it is.

    Edited:

    point is, you're a fuckhead
    Banable offense.
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