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19th Aug 09, 2:02 PM
So, In the grand tradition of me being forced to publicise every fricking competition I'm even marginly involved in >.>
# FOLLOW THIS LINK # (http://www.dow2live.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=8)
A total of 250£ worth of Prizes in total
Do you want your map to be used by pro's in Dawn Of War 2?
Dow2live.com is Excited to give you a map contest for Dawn Of War 2! We would like to welcome your maps for submission to our contest, starting TODAY! Tuesday, August 18th. You have 3 days to design a new map, or polish your previously created maps for the deadline on Friday, August 21th, 2009 at 12:00 PM GMT (noon).
Rules Link (http://www.dow2live.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=9)
- Maps will be judged by a special community and then the community will be polled.
- Maps will be judged on creativity, fun factor and, most importantly,their competitive capabilities.
19th Aug 09, 2:05 PM
19th Aug 09, 4:43 PM
I think i might have to start making maps again especially if it involves money
19th Aug 09, 5:17 PM
worth of prizes is marketing lingo for merchandise ^.^
according to my clock, only 2 days left, this is gonna be interesting ^.^ (remember, you don't need to make a new map, just take an old one and bring it up to shininess)
19th Aug 09, 9:51 PM
There's no maximum map size rule, right? Means I can go wild? :p
20th Aug 09, 2:21 AM
yes go wild
1. You may only submit a 1vs1 map.
2. No remakes of maps you have not made, orginality is key
3.You must include an action screenshot, a screenshot of your mini map, an overhead screenshot of your map, and all necessary files in an archive (WinZip, WinRAR).
4. You must post a description of your map with a small screenshot (less than 500 pixels horizontally) and a download link to your map files archive in this thread.
5. If your download link doesn’t work, you will be disqualified. Please find a good file host.
6. Your map must be in SGA format.
7. You must get your map “balance-tested” by other peers in the community before submitting it to dow2live, be prepared to provide at leaste 2 replays on request
8. Upon submission, entrants accept to have their maps treated as fair game in relation to additions to map packs and broadcasting games on these maps.
20th Aug 09, 7:50 AM
I would love to enter this competition, I started my map for the other competition on Game Replays, however even if I struggled away to get my map finished for closing time theres no way I'll also be able to get playtesting sessions done. Plus I dont think id be happy rushing my map to get it out in time, ive rushed my other maps because I was too eager to get them out to people and decided that I would take as long as I could (even to the closing date) to release my map, id preffer getting it out so I could get some feedback, but I dont plan on rushing for it.
guess im out, good luck to those that enter though.
20th Aug 09, 9:43 AM
valk0r, you can use a map which you've posted about before
20th Aug 09, 10:10 AM
Ive only released two 3v3 maps to date :-D, we'll see, you never know I may get more done than I expect and manage to get 2 play tests in before your deadline.
20th Aug 09, 4:46 PM
is that really that strenuous a requirement? surely you play on a map a bit before releasing it?
20th Aug 09, 7:19 PM
I dont understand where you got the idea I was saying playtesting is a strenuous requirement. Its not that playtesting my map is a problem, only that I didnt believe I would be able to get the map finished in time and also get it tested.
I always test my maps a few times before I release them, I even pass them on to a few friends first so we can have games on them, atleast that was the case with kasyr, one of my friends didnt have DoW2 when I was making fangbreaka so I relied more on feedback from the community after first release.
I was only trying to say that I think its great that you are doing a competition like this (hence the "I would love to enter" comment), even if I cant take part and I wanted to wish everyone good luck. Not all communities have competitions, never mind 2 at the same time and I was only voicing my support, Im sorry I bothered you.
22nd Aug 09, 12:26 AM
It looks like the deadline has been moved back by 3 days. I encourage everyone with a finished map to give this one a shot, if CoH is an example, then getting your map evaluated by a more competitively oriented community is a rare treat :)
25th Aug 09, 3:56 AM
hmmm...too bad i saw this only today, i'd have run for the prize.
oh ! looks like i need to have a try at the DoW-II world builder after all.
see you next competition guys :)
ps: i hope we will have a Chaos extension beforethe new contest comes.
25th Aug 09, 10:26 AM
Theres still the game replays competition Jag! You have a few days left on that.
I wonder what happened with this competition. I doesn't seem like they have many entries. I barely knew about it before last friday.
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