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Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 00:19:38


Michelangelo
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Hello ;). This is no clan nor guild to be honest. But guild sounds cool. As we do not focus on playing games. We focus are attention mainly on maps, so it does involve strategy here and there. Here's the basic summary anyway:

Bio: The guild houses a band of talented, experienced and motivated map makers. We as a whole are determined to create top notch beutiful maps, designed to be visually appealing, well balanced, knowledgeable and contain strong strategical elements. We hope not to grow in an allround playground, but a potential revolutionary influential game changers to how map are made and looked upon.


Basically In proper English it states simply we are a group a players that group together to make top of the notch maps. To the best of our abilities. The real meaning of the guild is to have different views and opinions. But also when making the different aspects of the map, will be made by different players. Therefore in two ways: less work and more time and effort to put into your individual job. (No money, just volunteer, nice try).

Requirements are of high standards, I do expect some experience (of Warlight and map making, including Inkscape), knowledge and also determination and communication etc. More details are available if needed. If you have interest, please message me via the mail system. Thank you

Q&A
Who the heck are you?
I'm an alt...no really? Yes with experience of making maps, I personally would rather not reveal myself but I promise I've produced some high rated maps and hope to learn more if this were to go ahead.
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 07:29:47


skunk940 
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This a official clan?
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 08:08:03


Michelangelo
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No I'm not willing to pay and we will lose players already in clans. But there's a slight chance.
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 08:19:16


Moros 
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I don't really like this idea, as the map development forum already does quite what you described.
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 08:57:26


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Why make an entity for this when in the forum, skilled Inkscape users can get ideas and help with balancing from the best of the WL community?
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 12:49:13


[NL] DobbieDice
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;p
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 15:21:23


Michelangelo
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um I don't think I've told you enough. Or quite correctly...

Why make an entity for this when in the forum, skilled Inkscape users can get ideas and help with balancing from the best of the WL community?


You are absolutely correct there, however I failed to mention the community is still a major part of this guild. The forums are main the source of suggestions and player opinions.

Once more I failed to mention or not clearly say that, the guild operates under one account and only makes maps on that account.

Therefore in two ways: less work and more time and effort to put into your individual job


On each map everyone is given a job, whether it is design/Apperance , bonuses/territories, map editor, promotion etc.

Do you understand? Any questions?
Map Makers Guild: 4/13/2014 17:32:52


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Makes sense now :) Good luck in finding competent players for every role :)
Map Makers Guild: 4/16/2014 17:16:46


Michelangelo
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Thankyou Arun ;)

1st project, if anyone's interested or joining:
Is a project for the community, therefore anyone that has an idea for a map please share. This is the first step of many, next wil be a poll of all ideas.

Note: despite being in the clans section, we are not i repeat not a clan.

Edited 4/16/2014 17:17:44
Map Makers Guild: 4/16/2014 18:35:24


skunk940 
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The community part is very off putting.
Map Makers Guild: 4/16/2014 21:23:21


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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What, getting ideas from the community is off-putting?

IMO it is a pretty good idea. Michelangelo is the Henry Ford of WL map making ;) You're bound to find some people who like the idea of making the map on Inkscape, but don't want to deal with the bonuses and stuff on WL. You'll find some people who will not want to do the Inkscape, but enjoy the bonus making. It should work, and should produce decent maps as players only work to their strong points in the process.
Map Makers Guild: 4/16/2014 22:55:24


Michelangelo
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Perfect explanation Arun. Henry Ford is a massive compliment ;)

Of course Skunk the map ideas have to be approved, we can't just go on and make whatever the community say, for example an Orange, which would get turned down. If it was something more interesting with a map perhaps provided, we'd take it on.

The map making process shouldn't be rushed, the map idea has to be perfect. I'm only keen on making maps 4.0 +. Any lower I'd be prepared to redo for liking.
Map Makers Guild: 4/16/2014 22:59:58


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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I expect affordable maps with flexible payment plans!
Map Makers Guild: 4/16/2014 23:07:16


Wenyun 
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If you need some ideas, here's a decent thread: http://warlight.net/Forum/Thread?ThreadID=32822

Out of that map (and looking at some that have already been started in the thread), Sudan or Argentina may be a good choice

Edited 4/16/2014 23:07:28
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 06:52:20


skunk940 
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No the idea of publishing maps on a single account designed for the group is off putting.
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 09:18:38


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Seems fair to me just because everyone in the group has a part in it. They would be prominently displayed on the clan profile and map description I'm sure. Maybe a tally next to each players name saying how many projects they have taken part in.
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 17:25:39


Michelangelo
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Spot on. On the official publisher account, every member will be named on the profile. On every map will have the list of makers on that individual project. Even on the map itself, names will be put in discreetly if possible.

Also the number of projects is a good idea, but it all depends whether anyone will be up to join.
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 19:44:00


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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It's a great idea for players like me, who are eager to make maps but don't have time to start learning the entire process. Could I join this? I could do menial tasks like territory naming or something :)
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 21:05:40


Lord Veigar
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The idea sounds good, but then that ruins the purpose of allowing maps to be made by the community. If only 1 account is making nearly all new maps, why allow this option to even exist?
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 21:25:01


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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You still have people like Moros and Skunk making their own map. This community is for those with limited skills/time to band together to make a single badass entity.
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 23:35:36


Michelangelo
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@Lord. Fair point. However not every map maker will join the guild, were looking at max 15% of map makers here. There is a massive amount. The projects are slowish also, I doubt the guild will produce weekly/monthly new maps. There's nothing stopping other players making maps. The guild is more or less a single player, but multi tasking with a fair few more fingers.

@Arun you have been a great help. I don't see why I shouldn't accept you, as the first. I suppose territory naming isn't hard for anyone, I can teach you some stuff or share guides if you wish to learn also. However this is not what I initially intended to do. Nor what you presume. I'm not prepared to take only beginners. The main idea was to band together talented makers to make massively high rated maps. We can take a few beginners but experience is key and targeted.

This community is for those with limited skills/time to band together to make a single badass entity.


Yet again superb explanation, however like I said. The initial idea has been altered a bit. Perhaps time is limited, for players that are more busier but enjoy and want to create maps. Skill is the thing that's been altered, I still wish to welcome talented makers. Because the goal of the guild after all is to make good rated maps.
Map Makers Guild: 4/17/2014 23:56:07


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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Sounds fair enough to me. I'm only volunteering myself as the guy who can do the boring bits :) I doubt I will download/learn Inkscape any time soon.

The only problem I foresee is a troll hijacking the account. I guess if you only accept respected players this shouldn't be a problem though.
Map Makers Guild: 4/18/2014 00:06:03


Michelangelo
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That is true, ill make sure everyone can be trusted beforehand. Respectable value is key for this I guess, I'm hoping I got this right with you ;). Respectable and trustworthy you seem.
Map Makers Guild: 4/28/2014 23:54:00


NinjaNic 
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Looks interesting.

Edited 4/30/2014 22:08:44
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