Work In Progress
Many mapthreads are the only public appearance of a map and almost as often maps are posted and severely changed afterwards. There is nothing wrong with that, but why not post the WIP maps in a WIP thread and give the map its own thread once you think it is really final?
We are here to share our ideas. We are intersted in what others are producing. We want to discuss map making and support each other make better maps.
Share your ideas now
This thread is meant for all things WIP, so post screenshots of melee maps: general concepts, details like a backdoor or a very specific placement of a watchtower, but also map art ideas as well as nice tilesets or even custom texture sets.
Don't be shy! Chances are that there are other map makers who can help you out as well as other people who are interested in your work and like to comment on stuff. Sharing your ideas and discussing them will help you become a better map maker!
I cannot make rules - but i would really like to see comments that respect someone's work but really manage to be very concret and precise in their critique in case that someone is really bothered by some map "feature" . Also if you like something, try to explain what it is that you like and why! It will help the author produce even better stuff in the future!
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I was away from map making and sc2 for some time. Some things evolved and changed, other remained the same. I am unsure if this is a slump or a general decline, but i feel like custom melee maps are on the wrong track really.
The game changed in some aspects, but map making did not make any bigger steps forward. And you cannot only blame tournament makers. There actually are very few good maps.
Maybe there actually is an overproduction, but in general I feel like there is too few honest critique among "map makers" - and a lack of communication with "players" (which is nothing new). Part of this - in my humble opinion - is that people present their maps in highly standartized map threads and often people do not share their ideas before they feel a map is "complete". Hence map makers put a lot of work into something that just does not work in one way or the other. Once their map gets the needed exposure, nobody feels like commenting on it as it seems too finished already, the author is too proud of the work - but also for selfish reasons, like keeping one's ideas on a map feature for oneself.
Maybe this thread fails. Maybe you are intersted to get it running and help others to produce better maps!
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