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    #1 Aug 03, 2011 at 06:24 UTC - 0 likes

    MAP OF THE WEEK RELEASE DATE: SOON

    Edit: This is a community project. Please moderators, feel free to update this thread for me while I'm busy :P

    Map of the Week

    Map of the week is a project where we all raise together a map called Map of the Week that uses the popularity of previous popular maps to help map makers to promote their new maps. The map changes to a new different map every week. If you made a map and you think it is fun to play, you can ask here for us to add your map into the map pool.

    Mappers on the project:

    • You have to PM both publishers (on NA and EU) with the latest copy of your map. Publishers are trustable, but they will not be responsible if anything happens to your map.
    • Please send the map to the publishers at least 24 hours before the day your map gets published.
    • If your map has more than one game mode, you will have to choose one mode only.
    • The publisher will add a trigger to your map (event: map initialization. Action: create tip called "Map of the Week" that talks about the idea and lists previous and future maps). The publisher will also delete all the other game modes and change the name of the chosen game mode to the original name of the map. The category will also be changed to "SC2Mapster."
    • We know the loading screen is something very personal and part of the design of your map. So, we won't change or force you to change it, but it is good if you use your loading screen to talk about the Map of the Week program, ask for some map support, or promote the next map to come.
    • You need a commitment to the Map of the Week and that includes playing it for a fair amount of time during many weeks, promoting it in several ways, and playing it on the release date to make it popular.
    • Your map will stay a week on the Map of the Week, but the publisher can remove it at anytime if the map's popularity is going downhill. Maps that were removed before a week can be published again another time if the community wants it again (use this thread to discuss removed maps).
    • Melee maps aren't popular enough to keep the Map of the Week at the top. But, I see no problem on having your melee map inside an 1v1Obs map, such as iCJug.
    • Your map can be published more than once in different weeks at anytime until you request to leave the Map of the Week program.

    Current Mappers with maps on the project:

    1. Rodrigo (NA)
    2. Fullachain (EU)
    3. KorvinGump (EU)
    4. b0ne123 (NA and EU)
    5. lotsofcolors (NA)
    6. Jentzsch (NA)
    7. FockeWulf (NA)
    8. Vortexx2010 (NA)
    9. greythepirate
    10. Thetubbygoat
    11. Stealthsam
    12. thepumaman1 (NA)
    13. TwilightMarine (NA)
    14. jstoffer
    15. BloodClud (EU)
    16. N1T3SLAY3R
    17. GrimmySnarf
    18. IliIilI

    Others who like the project and want to help promoting it:

    1. h34dl4g (EU)
    2. MaNtEc0r
    3. xSun (EU)
    4. TheAlmaity (EU)
    5. TacoManStan (NA)
    6. grenegg (NA)
    7. Crainy
    8. Kalithumos
    9. Lonami (EU)
    10. Exaken (EU)
    11. jstoffer
    12. greythepirate (NA)
    13. Keyeszx (NA)
    14. nekochrono (NA)
    15. LosTacos
    16. Aramiri (EU)
    17. SoulFilcher (NA)

    Publishers:

    Publishers will receive the maps, add the Map of the Week trigger, change the category to "SC2Mapster" and the game mode to the name of the map. Then, they will publish the map on its publishing date with the name "Map of the Week," which will replace the old Map of the Week keeping the popularity of the previous map. They have an important role of publishing the map on the date and keeping track of the popularity of the Map of the Week. If the popularity is going downhill, the current map has to be instantly changed to the previous or next week's map.

    NA Publisher: Sixen

    EU Publisher: We will vote soon to decide which publisher.

    Who wants to be a NA Publisher:

    1. DogmaiSEA
    2. Molsterr
    3. Sixen
    4. thepumaman1

    Who wants to be an EU Publisher:

    1. DogmaiSEA
    2. Exaken

    Map Pool (not sorted):

    1. Banana Cheaters by Rodrigo
    2. Nexus Hindrance Wars by Rodrigo
    3. Nexus Word Wars by Rodrigo
    4. Island TD by KorvinGump
    5. Income Wars by b0ne123
    6. Battle Planets by lotsofcolors
    7. Zone Control Ultra by Jentzsch
    8. Lane Runner by Vortexx2010
    9. Tagcraft by greythepirate
    10. Magecraft by Stealthsam
    11. Naz^zombies: the void by thepumaman1
    12. Dead star tower war by thepumaman1
    13. SCV Soccer 2 by jstoffer
    14. Baneling Scramble by Thetubbygoat
    15. Mafia by DarkRevenantX
    16. Tactical Squads by Trieva
    1. 15 Assassins by Fullachain (Please make a project page).
    2. WW2 Diplo by FockeWulf (Mode: Diplomacy) (Please make a project page).
    3. Changeling Nightmare by TwilightMarine
    4. Baneling Run by BloodClud (Please make a project page).
    5. The Final Revolution by N1T3SLAY3R (Please make a project page).
    6. iCJug [Melee map] by Rodrigo and [Author of the Melee Map]
    7. Party on Outhouse Protectors by GrimmySnarf (Please make a project page).

    Publishing dates:

    Week 1: Battle Planets by lotsofcolors (feel free to criticize and this map might change).

    Week 2: We will vote soon to decide which map.

    Week 3: We will vote soon to decide which map.

    Watermelon:

    The Map of the Week is an opportunity for mappers to promote their maps. Being featured on the top for a week might allow mappers to form their own community ready to play their maps when they finally publish them with their real name. Also, once Map of the Week gets popular, many new mappers will come to SC2Mapster to join the project. That will make the mapping community stronger. Please, help us to promote this project. Players will love the Map of the Week because it's an opportunity to play different maps every week (pretty much like the Fun or Not system).

    According to TacoManStan, this project:

    • Unify the SC2 custom game and mapping community.
    • Create a motive for old mappers to come back, and new mappers to start mapping.
    • Allow for fun but hidden maps to be heard.
    • Allow for SC2Mapster to gain some more press.

    This is a community project, so please, make all your suggestions. I will keep updating this thread with more information. I am looking forward to seeing new volunteers willing to share their maps, help publishing, or promoting the Map of the Week. :)

    It will be popular Everyone who is officially supporting this project will be PMed close to the release date.

    Last edited Sep 11, 2011 by Molsterr
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    Map_of_the_Week_Trigger_0.1.SC2Map Tip Trigger v.0.1 8.1 KiB c52b41976e52...
    MapOfTheWeekLogo.psd Photoshop file 1.5 MiB 9822065fa448...
    #2 Aug 03, 2011 at 08:37 UTC - 0 likes

    You can add me to the list. I will help boosting the map of the week like crazy.

    Maybe I'll got a own project ready for this, but time will tell.

    #3 Aug 03, 2011 at 09:33 UTC - 0 likes

    @RodrigoAlves: Go

    Always ready to promote. Add me to the list.

    Current projects:

    Zerg Hunters (former "Orcs& Elves" from wc3) - stage: Open BETA on EU Servers

    Escape Builder - stage: WIP: 1%

    #4 Aug 03, 2011 at 09:44 UTC - 0 likes

    First map: Sexy Gamequiz! :D

    jk jk it's a great idea, I will help to promote.

    #5 Aug 03, 2011 at 10:25 UTC - 0 likes

    When the first EU map get's uploaded, PM me before friday so that I make sure that it's played on Map Night :) Not ready yet to add my map to the list, still have some polish and fixing to do.

    Projects: Starmon - RuneCraft
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    #6 Aug 03, 2011 at 11:15 UTC - 0 likes

    I'll help where I can, promoting and playing it.

    • Are we actually going to vote whether a map is good enough to be published?
    • Or just putting any map submitted by a User here on there?

    I really think that will make or break the whole thing.

    Last edited Aug 03, 2011 by Fullachain
    #7 Aug 03, 2011 at 11:23 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from TheAlmaity: Go

    PM me before friday so that I make sure that it's played on Map Night.

    I plan on PMing everyone on the list close to the release date. We want everybody in there! :)

    Quote from Fullachain: Go

    Are we actually going to vote whether a map is good enough to be published? Or just putting any map submitted by a User here on there?

    I will add on the list all the maps the makers want me to add, but it's the community decision to add them on one of the available weeks. There will be a pool where we will vote which map will be on each week (1st pool: 1st week and so on).

    Last edited Aug 03, 2011 by RodrigoAlves
    #8 Aug 03, 2011 at 13:51 UTC - 0 likes

    You can add me on the list, but this will be a lot harder on NA to do then EU. (map night)

    Also, any hope of getting someone who can publish on both NA and EU?

    Last edited Aug 03, 2011 by grenegg

    Good day sir!

    #9 Aug 03, 2011 at 14:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Add me to the list. I might also have a map soon that could be in the vote.

    #10 Aug 03, 2011 at 14:35 UTC - 0 likes

    I have both SEA/NA and EU accounts so I can upload to both servers if you want to put all your eggs in one basket.

    #11 Aug 03, 2011 at 14:49 UTC - 0 likes

    Perhaps split the people on list into regions, so we know?

    I'd like to submit - 15 Assassins - to the list. It's not quite ready just yet, but [perhaps worth mentioning :)

    #12 Aug 03, 2011 at 14:49 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from DogmaiSEA: Go

    I have both SEA/NA and EU accounts so I can upload to both servers if you want to put all your eggs in one basket.

    Hey, how about a demo of TOFU as the first map :) ?

    #13 Aug 03, 2011 at 14:56 UTC - 0 likes

    @RodrigoAlves: Go

    Ill certainly play the maps and get my friends to play them, so you can add me to the list if you want :D Also, I have a map I've been working on that's not really close to release at this point, but sometime in the next 6 months it should be ready and id love to add it to the pool then.

    #14 Aug 03, 2011 at 15:01 UTC - 0 likes

    Add me to the list, but as I said in the other thread:

    • Category should be genre (TD, Tug of War, Mele...) and map name should be at the description.
    • Loading screen should have a template with MotW design so all MotW look partially the same.
    • F12 should have a history of all MotW maps.

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    #15 Aug 03, 2011 at 15:56 UTC - 0 likes

    May be my map Island TD...

    #16 Aug 03, 2011 at 18:08 UTC - 0 likes

    :D

    I'm totally into it. Throwing Income Wars into the pot. (and my next map whenever it finishes)
    Will promote and play this project. I've also both US en EU account.

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    #17 Aug 03, 2011 at 18:15 UTC - 0 likes

    At the start of the map we should as some fancy map of the week graphic and promotion, before starting the map. I don't think a new loading screen is necessary, but the hint should be something to do with the map of the week program.

    #18 Aug 03, 2011 at 22:26 UTC - 0 likes

    I'll help to promote this initiative. But I won't be able to login in late August.

    You can add CoreFight to the map list, although maybe we should wait until version 3 is released, for better polishing and balancement.

    Catalyst by Eiviyn could be a good option for the first map. People loved it when it reached top 1 some time ago.

    Quote:

    The publisher will add a trigger to your map (event: map initialization. Action: create tip called "Map of the Week" that talks about the idea and lists previous and future maps). The publisher will also delete all the other game modes and change the name of the chosen game mode to the original name of the map. The category will also be changed to "SC2Mapster."

    I don't use triggers in my map, but an obfuscated script, and I think some of us do the same. Publisher should better give us his tip trigger so we can properly add it to our maps.

    I'm not sure, but I think that if you change the map name or the mode of a map, its popularity gets reseted.

    Last edited Aug 03, 2011 by IliIilI


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    #19 Aug 03, 2011 at 23:47 UTC - 0 likes

    I'm all for promoting the maps, count me in!

    So basically, generally and obviously... add more rocks.
    Hope is just deferred disapointment.
    Dropbox is an easy way to share maps between project members.

    #20 Aug 04, 2011 at 00:14 UTC - 0 likes
    Quote from IliIilI: Go

    Catalyst by Eiviyn could be a good option for the first map.

    If I were to chose a map, it wouldn't be Catalyst. With that said, I added the source file to my junk thread, feel free to do whatever you want to it if you do want to use it.

    Just note that when I made this, I was an editor scrub. The internal workings are not pretty.

    Last edited Aug 04, 2011 by Eiviyn

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