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Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 12:52:31


Poseidó̱nas
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Hello members of WarLight!

In After_Dark there was a Council recently created dubbed The Cartography Council, This Council with its 3 members (Iasonas, TeeMee) is led by the legendary Map Maker zxctycxz (https://www.warlight.net/Profile?p=6013651978) he currently holds the most maps voted for map of the week and made maps such as 1701: War of Spanish Succession, A Tale of Four Cities, Europe 1812 [1.7k], Second World War and The Thirty Years' War (I'll post the links below).

We are putting out a call to all map makers interested in learning more and perhaps teaching others!

The obvious reason for this post is to attract map makers to the clan of After_Dark, I and zxctycxz would both like to teach players of WarLight not only in the ways of the game but a special part of the game which is that of Map Making!

For anyone interested in joining After_Dark simply contact me, this is our clan page: https://www.warlight.net/Clans/?ID=155

Although i wondered if i should put this in the map development forum i settled on putting it here since it is about a clan, also for any complaints you have about this post or its contents simply message me in private and i will see if i can service you in any way please do not derail this thread.

Thankyou

Poseidó̱nas, Leader of After_Dark.


1701: War of Spanish Succession:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=35394

Europe 1812 [1.7k]:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=38698

A Tale of Four Cities:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=38883

The Thirty Years' War:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=39896

Second World War:
https://www.warlight.net/Play?PreviewMap=41751

Edited 5/25/2015 13:00:15
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 13:00:56


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Thanks for the introduction, Poseidó̱nas, but I should probably just say, 1701 isn't that good.

Edited 5/25/2015 13:01:35
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 13:03:02


Poseidó̱nas
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Yet it still received an Average Rating of 4/5 perhaps your standards are to high ;)
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 13:09:14

(retired)
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So After_Dark is a clan focused on map making now?

Edited 5/25/2015 13:11:11
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 14:07:30


Ζεύς
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Teach me your ways ole wise men..
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 15:44:28


Mudderducker 
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How will you teach map making?

Map making isn't a thing to be taught, otherwise it will result in too many similar style maps.

In my opinion players should develop their own skill through first attempts/tests, guides and small amounts of help and suggestions. This will result in such a large variety of styles, as we have now. The opposite = boring.
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 17:34:11


Genghis 
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It depends on how they'll educate. If they did trial and error teaching, that would be fine. If they taught basic techniques, that would be a little borderline. Some tips and tricks on keeping file size low would be perfect. However, there would be things that would ruin map diversity as apollo said.
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 19:59:20


Dr. Stupid 
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Personally, I wish I had more time for mapmaking. It is one of the things that I enjoy greatly, but never seem to have the time for. As for teaching, I can proudly say that almost everything I know about mapmaking, I learned under the tutelage of NinjaNic. However, my maps are quite distinct stylistically from his. (Also there's the thing about his maps being good and mine being downright silly, but we'll not talk about that :( )
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 20:29:26


Master Turtle 
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This belongs in the Maps subforum.....
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 21:06:51


Mudderducker 
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Not necessarily because its clan related
Calling all map makers!: 5/25/2015 21:09:23

(retired)
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You shall listen to Master Turtle, Officer of the Warlight Polizei!
Calling all map makers!: 5/26/2015 02:10:14


Poseidó̱nas
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It is about my clan and isn't in anyway involved with developing a map, I do believe people can be taught tips and tricks as how to get better at map making i am sure that people can develop their own styles in time. :)
Calling all map makers!: 5/26/2015 14:54:59


Master Turtle 
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So if you want to teach people tips and tricks, make a video and post it OR write something on the wiki.....

Ask your clan for help or ask in the Maps sub forum where the legit map makers will actually read it and then get down to business.

I think I'm kinda against map makers because I take a lot of maps for granted. TBH I play off maps made by only 8-9 differet people. :(
(I've played a lot just not regularly)

So if you have good smallish map suggestions let me know.
Calling all map makers!: 5/26/2015 18:28:48


Pooncrew 
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Sorry bane is the only map maker worth learning from
Calling all map makers!: 5/26/2015 20:16:14


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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Teach me your ways ole wise men..

i dont think i count as a wise old mapmaker quite yet :P i just happen to have made a couple of maps in the past so they put me in, im not really that good at making them
Calling all map makers!: 5/26/2015 21:22:43


Mudderducker 
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A couple = 9

Edited 5/26/2015 21:22:54
Calling all map makers!: 5/27/2015 00:12:20


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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Do you think maybe a YT video on how to make them would work?
Calling all map makers!: 5/27/2015 09:31:17


҈ TeeMee123 ҈
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A couple = 9
A couple of sorta decent ones, the rest are admitadly pretty bad :D

Edited 5/27/2015 09:33:18
Calling all map makers!: 5/27/2015 19:11:45


OnlyThePie
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While this is a great idea, it's also a giant propaganda scheme. Keep your clan stuff to the clan forum from now on. You could still advertise this, but don't make it look like its just to Attract people to AfterDark.
Calling all map makers!: 5/27/2015 20:56:11


zxctycxz [Ollie Bye] 
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OnlyThePie, if it's likely that people are interested, and it's relevant to map making, then it's acceptable. Yes, it helps After_Dark, but that's just a side effect.
Calling all map makers!: 5/28/2015 05:18:38


Poseidó̱nas
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Keep your clan stuff to the clan forum from now on.
-OnlyThePie


I posted it in the clans sub forum but it was moved to here, the idea is to make map makers aware that we now have a group of people within our clan who are ready to teach and learn, if i were to put it in our own personal clan forum then it wouldn't have the same effect as they already know sorry to have annoyed you but i would have preferred that you had contacted me about this in private like i asked.

also for any complaints you have about this post or its contents simply message me in private and i will see if i can service you in any way
-Poseidonas
Calling all map makers!: 5/28/2015 10:18:27

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Popo! This is in the wrong forum!!!

👮 Polizei of Warlight 👮
Calling all map makers!: 5/28/2015 11:57:11


Poseidó̱nas
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In Australia we call the police the po po..
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