Update: The Buzz Me! contest has been removed. It was a fun idea at start, but we figured out that the consequences may only be negative. Please come tomorrow for another contest :).
As you know the publishing system is really aweful to play with. What do you think about a contest to find how to get advantage of it! You have to create a new map and make it as high in the popularity as possible
You have to mention sc2mapster somewhere in the map.
The map must NOT be playable. However you can add fun stuff like videos, images ...
Do not hesitate to fool the user: call it DoTA, put a fun minimap ...
What you have to give
You have to provide a screenshot of the map listing with your position and number of times played.
You have 8 days to complete this contest.
End of the submissions: Wednesday, August 8th - Midnight PDT (Los Angeles) [Thursday, August 9th - 9 AM GMT (Paris)]
The main goal of the contest is to further community development within GalaxyEdit. The rewards can be see as follows:
Though I myself suggested a similar tactic (in the beta) to reveal the stupidity of the popularity system, I share programmer's doubt.
It is no longer beta and this is low class. While I might support a group of individuals attempting to do this, I just don't think it's a good idea to have sc2mapster tagged to this sort of guerrilla statement. It just seems so petty.
Not to mention that one of the best defenses against this sort of pseudo-denial of service attack is the current system, so I'm not sure exactly what message a successful contest would send.
I'm mainly worried about some sort of retaliation from Blizzard, they have already been reported to completely remove publishing rights from people for the dumbest of infractions.
My goal with mapster has always been to promote mapping and make it fun. If you always ask yourself if Blizzard is going to approve it or not, you are pretty much always going to get a No and not do anything. So, until they say specificaly that we are not allowed to do so, let's have fun and do it :)
By the way, don't get it as a war against Blizzard or anything, this is more for fun than anything else :)
Ya guys - this isn't cool. If you want to be seen as professionals, this is definitely not scoring your website any kudo points...
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Stuff I've worked on: Carbot's StarCrafts Mod (2014-present) StarCraft 2 Hotkey Trainer (2010) | Mineralz Evolution (2011+) | Dungeon Legacy (2013+) | Phoenix TLMC 4 Entry (2014) Assisted: City of Tempest (2012) | BarCraft (2013) | Poker Defense (2014) and a few more.