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SWBFFiles Map Contest 1: Which map theme should the contest center on?

Urban 45.5% (367)
Interior 17.9% (145)
Beach/Coastal/Shore 16.2% (131)
Canyon/Ravine 12% (97)
Jungle/Swamp 8.1% (66)
Total: 806
Start: 11-15-2008 08:58
Last: 11-21-2008 14:07

 #1 - Posted by: JediJalepinio (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 09:05

definetly urban, you just don't see enough of them

 #2 - Posted by: star_wars_freak (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 09:05

interior cuz' i like it when its like shiny and stuff and it kinda makes me @ home

 #3 - Posted by: Gold_Leader (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 10:07

Why does everyone use urban? I mean, doesn't that mean desert, like Tatooine? I'd love to see Coastal Shores...

 #4 - Posted by: fiodis (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 10:15

The term "urban" refers to a city-type environment, but outside the buildings. I voted "interior," which means inside either a single structure (like the Endar Spire or the Tantive IV) or inside several (like Polis Massa or Aquilaris.)

 #5 - Posted by: supreme_commander (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 10:17

urban with purple clones would totally ROCK!!! plz do urban people

 #6 - Sigh.... - Posted by: Skammer_216 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 11:16

and the reason there aren't enough urban maps is that they're REALLY HARD and take a REALLY LONG TIME. Problem with urban is we'll probably get few entries or some half-finished entries.

 #7 - Posted by: Taivyx (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 11:34

Like Skyhammer said, urban maps are extremely hard to make, so we'll get a lot of sub-par entries. I always thought Interior maps were some of the more fun and easy-to-make maps, so I voted for those.

 #8 - Interior. - Posted by: tsurugi13 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 13:51

Interior maps FTW. We need a good cloning center map. Also, interior maps are good for contests because a good interior map takes a TON of skill.

 #9 - A urban map - Posted by: vivaEspain (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 13:51

A urban map with a river through it (more or less like Theed), wide streets and a lot of space between buildings would be, I think, a very easy map to create and very enjoyable. With a command vehicle for each side, some kind of vehicle for the river only that couldn't go by ground and a air traffic enviroment would be perfect. Someone should try my suggestion -vivaEspaña :beer:

 #10 - Com'on people!!! - Posted by: RED51 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 14:01

Com'on people who want interior maps!!! Get voting!! Them urban people are winning! So don't let them win!

 #11 - Posted by: Gold_Leader (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 14:37

No, vote for Coastal Shores! Come on! Wouldn't you like to fight along side a beach with islands and stuff??? I'm really surprised that the coastal shores are in 4th place! I think they would be at least in 2nd! VOTE FOR COASTAL SHORES!

 #12 - Beach/Coastal/Shore - Posted by: Gold_Leader (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 14:37

No, vote for Coastal Shores! Come on! Wouldn't you like to fight along side a beach with islands and stuff??? I'm really surprised that the coastal shores are in 4th place! I think they would be at least in 2nd! VOTE FOR COASTAL SHORES!

 #13 - Posted by: Corr (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 14:52

Ur-ban ops! Ur-ban ops! Goooooooo urban ops!!!!

 #14 - Or... - Posted by: Corr (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 14:53

Or something like a factory interior...that'd be awesome!

 #15 - Question regarding urban - Posted by: Skammer_216 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 14:54

Seems like urban is gonna be it (well, so far...plenty of votes left)....ah well, we'll get less good map but might get some good stuff.....just one question.... Does an urban map have to be 100% inside a city/town? Could it be like inside a town or something, but have outside areas accessable too? (eg like a tatooine spaceport but with the desert around it accesable, or a lunar base with vehicle combat outside the base, as in polis massa).

 #16 - Posted by: Corporal_Catastrophe (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 15:29

The contest will be a disaster if you pick urban or interior, as they are hard to make. Plus there is nothing stopping you making an urban map in a coastal or jungle setting.

 #17 - Posted by: Corporal_Catastrophe (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 15:31

And, I agree with Skammer 216's comment.

 #18 - Posted by: RED51 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 15:44

This poll is reminding me of an election.

 #19 - @"Oh noes teh urban!" - Posted by: Maveritchell (Staff) on 11-15-2008 at 16:20

Just so you know, we're not completely throwing this to the wind here with poll choices. I've thought through all of them, and all of them are definitely doable in a month. If it comes down to a choice (as it very well may) that involves needing a lot of buildings or props, I plan on leveling the playing field by providing links to a lot of downloadable assets that would work well for these things. And all of these things are completely doable in a month - it's more time than you think. So no worries. :)

 #20 - Posted by: Conor25 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 16:33

When i get a new comp ill download the mod tools and create a map I have an idea in mind for tropical islands!

 #21 - @Mav - Posted by: Skammer_216 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 17:08

Really? Cool? PS. doable in a month...hmm have to agree....Kadrala - one week plus a few days on the sides previously....

 #22 - Posted by: Commander_Fett (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 18:01

I get 35 hours a week to mod, so I'm good with one month. ( maybe not when I go into high school, but..)

 #23 - Posted by: GameFreak0000 (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 18:25

URBANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!! Look Bobfinkl did an awesome job in Mountaintop City. Thats urban. Original Maps: Mygeeto: Urban-ish and an awesome tactical strategies. Original Maps: Utapau: THEY'RE FIGHTING ON A STREET. That was a great operations battle. Boras II: Awesome URBAN stunt map. (Urban in one place) Cloud City: It's a city. Awesome sniper action. I love the buildings. Urban just rocks.:rock: Who wants swamp? First of all if you want to impress somebody with a swamp you'll fail. Swamps only give you an option of making it look disgusting:r 2nd would be interior but the only good interior map i've seen is the death star. Maybe the pwnfest but thats somewhat interior. Canyon is good but you can't add anthing that would make you feel like its awesome. It can't really help in the wholedesign. Its just a canyon. Empty. Beach is okay. No comment.

 #24 - Posted by: GlitchMasterShmit (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 21:27

looking at the polls, i'd say it's conclusive that the theme will be an urban setting.

 #25 - to Gold Leader - Posted by: GlitchMasterShmit (Member) on 11-15-2008 at 21:28

you realize how many beach maps there are? the number of beach/shorelines maps to urban maps outrank like 7 to 1.

 #26 - @23 - Posted by: Maveritchell (Staff) on 11-15-2008 at 21:34

Some of those are good examples, some are not. Utapau is sort've urban, and so might be Mygeeto - but those stretch it a bit. Cloud City and Bobfinkl's Eriadu map are both good examples of urban maps, but Boras II is not urban, it's very open. Here are some of the best examples of urban maps: -Cloud City -Coruscant Streets -Coruscant City But that aside, any palette is good for making a good map - a swamp map could be really impressive, it opens a lot of possibilities for really working with environmental effects.

 #27 - Posted by: Commander_Fordo (Member) on 11-16-2008 at 04:02

Oh, maybe you could make something, that never has been made before, like a crashed capital ship, in the center of a large city, which is next to a beach, located in a canyon, and a large swamp near the city, with the building interior accesable :D:D:D

 #28 - What is Utapau? - Posted by: DelectableLightsaber (Member) on 11-16-2008 at 04:43

What type of environment is Utapau? cause I'm voting Utapau environment, we don't have many Utapau maps, and we DEFIANTLY need moar..............

 #29 - Posted by: eaegftw (Member) on 11-16-2008 at 08:42

Either urban, interior, or canyon/ravine. There are very few urban maps, but it'd be nice to see a good Death Star II interior. I'd really be happy with anything, i'm happy to play any of them. :D

 #30 - URBAN FTW!! - Posted by: LinuxGamerz (Member) on 11-16-2008 at 21:24

you never see any urban ones. I would like to see a urban one with tons of vehicles, both space and land

 #31 - Posted by: Anakin12 (Member) on 11-17-2008 at 10:20


 #32 - Hmm..... - Posted by: GrdAdmSenza (Member) on 11-17-2008 at 13:40

Why not do something set on a space station? I dont think thats ever been done WELL before.

 #33 - Hmm... - Posted by: 3DGfan1295 (Member) on 11-17-2008 at 16:37

I still think someone needs to make a Normandy map...I think that'd pretty sweet. Some blending of time periods, no? I'm sure I'm gonna get flamed for this...so. Yeah. Peace.

 #34 - More Coruscant City-esque maps would be nice - Posted by: SBFDannBoeing (Member) on 11-17-2008 at 18:21

Since Rends released all those assets from Coruscant City and Streets, it'd be fun to get some more maps like em. The only urban maps we get are Mos Eisley-esque maps and Bespin-esque maps.

 #35 - @32, @DannBoeing - Posted by: Skammer_216 (Member) on 11-17-2008 at 19:02

@32: because it's insanely hard (Mav did it though...although that was a space battle.) and involves either a huge amount of skill in object placement or a lot of modelling. @Dann: hmmm...true buit won't Rends maps kinda overshadow them? (not so much city but streets, that map is brilliant). That said Rends assets would be useful for any 'Metropolis' style city.

 #36 - Examples - Posted by: Anakin_Skyrider (Member) on 11-18-2008 at 03:14

Urban is the way to go! If somebody made these maps they would me awesome! 1. Mustafar (like the movie, a larger map then in SWBF2 2. Cristopsis(Clone Wars) 3. Naboo(City) 4. Teth(Clone Wars)

 #37 - @33 - Posted by: Corporal_Catastrophe (Member) on 11-18-2008 at 09:46

That would be disrespectful, many Axis and Allied soldiers were killed in Normandy, you know.

 #38 - What is this? - Posted by: hammythepig (Member) on 11-18-2008 at 18:18

Is this an online tournament? What time and date is it? Can someone please explain to this noob. ~HTP

 #39 - Posted by: SlugmanTheGreat (Member) on 11-19-2008 at 16:36

I might actually do this.

 #40 - Posted by: bobfinkl (Member) on 11-19-2008 at 17:52

Urban or interior is a perfectly fine idea but to do it we would need a whole ton of new assets for them as that is the reason urban/interior maps don't appeal to so many modders.

 #41 - Utapau? - Posted by: GameFreak0000 (Member) on 11-20-2008 at 14:54

Anyone who votes on swamp is doing the wrong thing. I've said swamp is only a chance to look disgusting. But as I was reading someone said more Utapau. I agree with that. Utapau (I think) has never been used for a map. Has anyone seen that. There must be only 1. I haven't been here long enough so I'm not sure.

 #42 - Posted by: Commander_Fett (Member) on 11-20-2008 at 20:39

Hey, don't dis the swamp. It's true that some swamp maps (like Degoba, in my opinion) don't look all that great,k but with some work, they canbe pretty cool. (I know, I making one)

 #43 - Posted by: Anakin_Skyrider (Member) on 11-21-2008 at 04:12

I just remmembered what map would be very popular! It must Contain the following eras: Clone Wars Galactic Civil War(doesn't have to contain that one) WWII (World War Two) The map is named....PEARL HARBOR CW story: the CIS has captured a planet in a galaxy far away(Earth). Generals Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi rush to free it. The battle takes place in Pearl Harbor where WWII began for USA. GCW story: The same as CW but instead of CIS and Repiblic there are Empire and Rebels. WWI story: You know this one. If not get a encyclopedia of watch the movie Pearl Harbor.

 #44 - @43 - Posted by: Maveritchell (Staff) on 11-21-2008 at 07:22

Do you have any idea how tacky that idea is? Pearl Harbor was a tragedy, thousands of Americans died in an attack they weren't at all prepared for. That would be on the same level as making a "World Trade Center" map.

 #45 - Posted by: Corporal_Catastrophe (Member) on 11-21-2008 at 09:35

I agree with Maveritchell, no Second World War maps should be made out of respect to all the people who fought and died in it.

 #46 - @45 - Posted by: Maveritchell (Staff) on 11-21-2008 at 10:26

That wasn't what I was saying (although for this contest WW2 isn't the theme and I don't know why anyone would think that anyway). My point was that Pearl Harbor specifically wasn't a "battle," it was a one-sided attack on an unprepared and uninformed non-combatant. As such, glorifying it as a battle or treating it like a map theme would be tasteless. World War II on the other hand is replicable, and if dozens upon dozens of World War II games that have come before are any indication, creating maps or games with that as a theme is within the boundaries of acceptability.

 #47 - @44, @ 45 - Posted by: Anakin_Skyrider (Member) on 11-21-2008 at 10:28

@44 I know, it was a horrible tragedy and the Japanese were monsers back then for doing such a thing, so was Hitler. I just meant that a map would be a good thing, LAAT gunships destroyed, Republic and CIS cruisers wrecked some sunk. I meant for somebody or me to make a map like PH. I didn't mean any harm, sorry.:( @45 I agree that no Second World War maps should be made out of respect to all the people who fought and died in it(as you said):( A map like Pearl Harbor(like in the movie)(not PH exactly) with sunken cruisers LAAT/i s AT-TEs droid gunships, and a droid command ship(LUCREHULK) and Republic marines vs CIS battling over and under water would be 10/10 :rock:

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