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Report, edit, etc...Posted by Chef on 2006-11-25 at 15:35:50
I think it would be interesting to see how far we've gone from when we first started making maps, especially any verteran map makers we have here. Please have at least 4 to show. Follow my example for your posts. Oldest --> Newest

PsychoTemplar's Tempest

Torture Chamber



Nekwiz Battlegrounds

Anigavine Falls




Mornington Crescent

Elohssa Nemes




I think they first started getting good at Larenium (although I was told Kcufic was a good map by some people). Which goes to show for any new map makers: You can get better. My initial maps were crap, and yours probably will be also. But it's a process. These maps never took more than a day to make (excluding edits). Although they've been spread out over a long period of time, you could probably achieve the same improvment in less time with the same number of maps. Maybe 4 weeks and you could easily be at or beyond my level, if you devoted yourself to mapping. I hope this is encouraging to you.

PS: Unfortunatly there's a limit on the number of images you can post, so I've had to just link to all of them. Sorry. I think that rule was created back before everyone had cable.
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Yenku on 2006-11-28 at 17:01:02
jeez, Chef improved a hell of a lot in the last 4 maps.
Valugs were decent in the start it seems but definately got better in that "second era".

I wanna post mine but I dont have enough really. I deleted a bunch of my old ones and haven't finished any recently : (

Im gonna do 2 over my winter break though!
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Hofodomo on 2006-11-28 at 21:57:37
I remember when Valug first joined up at SEN....

I think 'The Walrus' was the first map that really impressed me...then it just got better from there smile.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by MillenniumArmy on 2006-11-30 at 02:47:06
Oh it's been a longass while since I started making melee maps. I started making them back in the spring of 2005. I remember my very first melee map: it is crapty as freak, but back then, it got submitted into the "pro" dldb section:
Prominent Lands:

About that time, I came out with maps like:
Spaceport Alpha:
Power Failure:
... and a few other maps which i don't have now. But they were all crap. My very first map which actually had some potential (but not much) was:

Cryptic Island:
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Because map making standards were so low back then, this map was one of the winners of the ESGL map making contest along with like 5 other maps, but I never saw this map used.

And so once BWMN came into existence, I began to make lots of maps, and uploaded them all. This is where I truly began to improve my melee ap making skills.

From oldest to newest:

Rise Of Warriors:
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My first MOTW map:
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Grotesque Islands:
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Mysterious Star:
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I entered this map into SEN's melee map making contest, and for some reason it won. Dunno why, but it just did:
Barren Wastelands:
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Winter Paradise:
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Dust of the Wind:
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Mystic Valley:
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Snow Princess:
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If I had to say which one of my melee maps is most well-known, I would say it would be this one:
Sacred Grounds:
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Breath of Life:
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Black Lagoon:
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Blazing Emblem:
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Northern Keep:
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After making those maps, I took about a 5-6 month break and just recently, I came out with three new maps:
Divine Star:
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Chain Saw:
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Two Worlds:
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So yea, comparing my more recent maps with my very first maps made back in spring 2005... I'd say I've changed quite a lot happy.gif
Report, edit, etc...Posted by Yenku on 2006-11-30 at 22:12:20
I played some of these quite a few times, a few are well known.
my fav is doughnut with peppermint close behind. all pretty standard, I think you should try once, just once a really wild map. you could pull it off.
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