3rd AssaultCube Mapping Competition

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The 3rd Assaultcube Mapping Competition was an community event, which took place in the winter 2008/2009

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History

This event started at December 12, 2008, when it was announced by Halo at the AC forum and consisted of following competition rules:

  • Must be a city/street styled map
  • There isn't any restriction to the gamemode
  • Must haven't been released to the public previously
  • Only one map per person
  • Judges may not enter a map themselves.


The first entry of the contest was done on January 8, 2009, by Undead: he promoted the map ac_iceroad which he has made together with RuThLe$$. fetus followed on January 12, 2009, with the map ac_stoops, but he wasn't satisfied with the result. Till January 15 he modified the map again (lighting, textures, added a couple clips and beat up some buildings). Three days later Mr. Floppy, who is already known for the official map ac_keller, brought in his entry, the map ac_fabrik. On January 28, Alien promoted the map ac_brick, followed by Iron_Maiden and his map ac_the_block. After January 29 the addition of entries has been closed by R4zor. He also announced in the closing post three more maps which haven't been promoted in the competition thread so far: ac_avenue by jiba, ac_shelter by Redemption Gam!ng and ac_blarg by Thorite.

Afer that the four judges MeatROme, Halo, makkE and R4zor have started to rate the maps. The following categories have to be put into their consideration: the layout, the use of textures, the use of lights, the level of details and how good the given theme has been catched. Each category has to be rated with 1 to 10 points. After that the average value has been calculated. The final score of a map is then the addition of the average values given by all judges for the that map.

Unlike its predecessors and also as a result of the failed 2nd AssaultCube Mapping Competition, this event featured several new winning categories: The "best newcomer" (best new mapper in another words), the "best idea", the '"best for gameplay" (how well it plays) and the "best in show" (the grand winner). The main reason for this was to give people more to aim for and to let the new mappers enter without worrying about the experienced mappers.

The judgement took place from January 31 to February 4 and was bit exceptional, cause the juges have done detailed comments about the strengths and weaknesses of the maps. After all, the map ac_fabrik created by Mr. Floppy has become the overall winning map ("best in show"), beating the map ac_avenue with a difference of 0.1 points. On February 14, makkE announced the winners in the other categories and the decision of the judges to let the comunity have their choice as well. The jury has chosen as followed: ac_avenue made by jiba has become the "best idea", ac_blarg created by Thorite has become the "best gameplay" winner and ac_brick done by Alien the "best newcomer".

The classification of Alien as a "newcomer" resulted in a great nuisance. Several community members have pointed out, that he is a long served mapper. At the end makkE apologized for this lapse. The community choosing never took place.

Ratings

ac_iceroad

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 9.0 7.0  ? 9.5
Texture 8.0 7.0  ? 7.5
Detail 10.0 7.0  ? 8.0
Theme 9.0 4.0  ? 4.5
Light 8.0 7.0  ? 7.5
Total 8.8 6.4 7.8 7.4

ac_stoops

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 5.0 5.0  ? 7.5
Texture 5.0 4.0  ? 5.0
Detail 4.0 4.0  ? 4.0
Theme 5.0 8.0  ? 8.5
Light 2.0 6.0  ? 5.0
Total 4.2 5.4 3.8 6.5

ac_fabrik

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 10.0 8.0  ? 8.5
Texture 10.0 8.0  ? 9.5
Detail 10.0 5.0  ? 5.0
Theme 10.0 9.0  ? 9.5
Light 9.0 9.0  ? 9.5
Total 9.8 7.8 8.8 8.2

ac_the_block

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 3.0 2.0  ? 2.0
Texture 1.0 4.0  ? 3.0
Detail 2.0 2.0  ? 2.0
Theme 2.0 8.0  ? 9.0
Light 1.0 4.0  ? 6.0
Total 1.8 4.0 1.4 4.4

ac_brick

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 8.0 8.0  ? 4.0
Texture 8.0 5.0  ? 7.0
Detail 8.0 7.0  ? 7.5
Theme 8.0 5.0  ? 4.0
Light 6.0 7.0  ? 7.0
Total 7.6 6.8 7.0 6.8

ac_avenue

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 10.0 6.0  ? 6.0
Texture 10.0 6.0  ? 6.5
Detail 9.0 8.0  ? 7.5
Theme 10.0 8.0  ? 7.5
Light 9.0 6.0  ? 6.5
Total 9.6 7.0 9.0 6.8

ac_shelter

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 7.0 5.0  ? 4.5
Texture 5.0 6.0  ? 5.5
Detail 6.0 5.0  ? 3.5
Theme 3.0 6.0  ? 2.0
Light 3.0 5.0  ? 5.0
Total 4.8 5.4 5.8 4.1

ac_blarg

Categories MeatROme Halo makkE R4zor
Layout 10.0 5.0  ? 7.5
Texture 10.0 6.0  ? 8.0
Detail 8.0 5.0  ? 4.0
Theme 8.0 6.0  ? 5.5
Light 7.0 5.0  ? 8.5
Total 8.6 5.4 6.2 6.7

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