Posted by vjeux Nov 07, 2010 at 20:20 UTC
We have just added a Broken Maps category for users who are experiencing issues with their maps and believe the source of the problem to be within the Galaxy Editor itself. If you find yourself in this situation, upload your map to the Broken Maps category. This will make things easier for us to push your maps over to the guys at Blizzard that can actually get these problems fixed. Your files will still remain private, as only the SC2Mapster Moderators and Blizzard will touch them. Thanks!
Catching up on the Weekly Terraining Excersises, we take a closer look at round #12 for some stunning visuals depicting life under the sea. The terrain our members keep punching out week after week is nothing short of amazing, and this week is no exception!
Healing Fountain Tutorial by OneTwoSC
Remember those Healing Fountains from Warcraft 3? While making such a fountain in the SC2 Editor sounds easy in concept, figuring out how to do so might not be. However, OneTwoSC has made an excellent video tutorial showing how to create one. So if you're making a DotA style map, or anything which would require a place to restore health (or whatever you'd like really), you're going to want to check out this tutorial! :)
Talent System by ArcaneRenegade
If you'd like to have an awesome looking talent tree system in your map, but don't know exactly how to make one, the solution is right here! ArcaneRenegade has done some impressive work on a great Talent System which is fully customizable. It has 3 different color schemes, the ability to use prerequisites and more! He's included a tutorial on how to implement it in your map. Be sure to credit him for his work if you use it. :) Check out the video to see it in action!
Posted by Sixen Nov 06, 2010 at 08:00 UTC
Also, if anyone is interested, the new WoW Community Battle.net site went live yesterday.
New Race Videos by Blizzard
Not sure which race to choose? Want to learn a little bit more about each race through the eyes of the legendary Jim Raynor? Check out these cool videos Blizzard made.
The Last Swarm by jerberson12
A group of survivors from the last battle ended up lost in the woods but found a deserted terran supply base in the middle of nowhere. They where relieved, but not for long. The discovery turned out to be a nesting ground of hell, and what else they didn’t know is that they were being followed by an unknown force. There is a slight hope, it’s up to you to find out and if not, this maybe “The Last Swarm”.
Bejeweled TD by progammer
Bejeweled TD is an attempt to combine the most 2 addictive game ever invented. The project is still on the work but here's a sneak peak.
Posted by vjeux Nov 03, 2010 at 19:25 UTC
You have one free name change on Battle.net if you misnamed your character :) [One day it'll come to mapster too!]
I would like to give a big thanks to everyone who participated in this Contest, I really enjoyed seeing all these oldschool Melee maps make a comeback. I know I (Sixen) will definitely be playing on some of these maps for training with some friends as I do play a lot of Melee. Anyway, thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to our top 3: Saeris, Onetwo, and bigbluemonkey! If you enjoyed this contest, keep your eye out, I'd like to do a War3 Legacy contest as well in the [near?] future.
10. Caldera by QMJ3 - 3
1. Highland Denizens by Saeris - 28
They have been officially announced by Blizzard. I'm glad that the first map is from a mapster member :) They are the same ones as I announced before the Blizzcon. There's only Zergling Round-Up added. Since it was forbidden to take pictures on custom maps from the Blizzcon we don't have anything on it yet :(
Power Level Overwhelming by Ultimaswc3
Power Overwhelming will re-joy all the PvP fans out there. It's fast-paced hero action with some really sexy effects :) I highly recommand you to try it out on the US realms!
Left 4 Death by Mephs
If you didn't follow the drama, Mephs published a map called Left 2 Die and has received a mail saying it would be taken by Blizzard. Therefore he has renamed it Left 4 Death and is about to release the v2. Here's a trailer to keep you waiting :)
Another round of Blue Posts with great news for cooperation on big projects. Copying Doodads from map to map will no longer forget about the Z value.
Posted by vjeux Nov 01, 2010 at 07:39 UTC
The Final Frontier - Space RTS by Hookah604
I already newsed The Final Frontier, a space RTS, a while ago but I figured I would give an update in the development of this map. Hookah604 added a lot of features and this starts looking extremly well :)
Ling Ling Rocket by Bounty_98
I really love Bounty_98 because he always has some crazy ideas! I won't describe this one, the video speaks for itself :)
This week WTE is about Morituri te saluant but I figured I'd give a highlight of the few I missed before :) The images & videos below are about Favouritism!
WoW / Starcraft Machinimas
To finish, here are two machinimas that uses both WoW and Starcraft worlds. They are both pretty well done :)
Posted by vjeux Oct 30, 2010 at 14:50 UTC
News has been slow lately because I was in holidays. Now back on track!
Reflector by Kenoli
The Galaxy Editor is definitively able to do board games. Kenoli adapted the game Reflector (I'm stuck at level 12 :x) to Starcraft 2. This really looks like a real game with a sexy intro, and even a map editor!
Machinima: Freebirds by Crainy
This machinima called Freebird by Crainy was a Blizzcon Movie Contest entry but it didn't make it. However I'm pretty sure you will be glad to watch it :)
Contest: Arena Terrain Design by rrowland
rrowland is forming an elite mapper team called Wired for Blood in order to make a high quality arena map. He is organizing a little contest where you are asked to make arenas. The best(s) one(s) will be used in the map :) One of the inspiration source is the Diablo 3 Arenas.