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Solarn

Extra long speedmapping session?

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So I had an idea. We haven't really had a traditional speedmapping session for a long time, and when we did have them, they'd often result in only one or two maps being made due to lack of interest and free time. So how about we have a session lasting an entire week? From Monday to Sunday, anyone can participate, the only restriction being that a single map must not take longer than 120 minutes to make.

Would there be any interest in that?

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Solarn said:

We haven't really had a traditional speedmapping session for a long time, and when we did have them, they'd often result in only one or two maps being made due to lack of interest and free time.

On the contrary, the Abyssal Speedmapping sessions have been going pretty well. The last one: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/68974-abyssal-speedmapping-session-7/ resulted in 15 maps being made! (compiled here: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/post/1280803 )

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jmickle66666666 said:

On the contrary, the Abyssal Speedmapping sessions have been going pretty well. The last one: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mods/68974-abyssal-speedmapping-session-7/ resulted in 15 maps being made! (compiled here: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/post/1280803 )


Aren't they done over Skype though? Including playtesting and such? I was thinking of a completely traditional session like the DWSPD series, with the whole thing done on the forums and playtested by the mappers themselves. That way it would be open to people who (like me) can't or won't use Skype and similar P2P chat programs.

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jmickle66666666 said:

(sorry for the off-topic) obsidian: did you replace my map with my fixed version? link -> http://www.doomworld.com/vb/post/1280865


Yes I did. :)

Also quite a few people map for the session off Skype: I usually post the guidelines just as the Skype mapping starts so people don't miss out. Your idea has merit though, it kind of reminds me of the "A Megawad in Two Weeks" project a few years back.

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lately I've actually been thinking of some sort of mapping "club;" not sure how it'd play out but in some way out would function like what you mention, with the main idea being that there's a semi long period of time between each... deadline or showing or something, so we kind of decide something like "every other Saturday we post whatever shit we're working on and play each other's stuff" and the whole thing functions to motivate and also give us a good steady environment for sharing and feedback etc.

in a way I guess it sounds somewhat pointless and I for some reason had a really hard time describing it, but a forum-based mapping club sort of thing would be cool I think. a bit like the dw megawad club, only for mapp

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Why is it always 2 hours on Doomworld... Almost never seen something truly interesting born in a such short period of time. Traditional Russian 4 hours all the way baby.

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Memfis said:

Why is it always 2 hours on Doomworld... Almost never seen something truly interesting born in a such short period of time. Traditional Russian 4 hours all the way baby.


Excuse me, the traditional length for the Doomworld Speedmapping Sessions was 100 minutes, except for the one time when I set it as 60 because I was stupid. 120 is already an improvement. And all the maps in dwspd024.wad (some of which are really good, although maybe not mine) were made within that time limit.

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Memfis said:

Why is it always 2 hours on Doomworld... Almost never seen something truly interesting born in a such short period of time. Traditional Russian 4 hours all the way baby.

I quite like the idea of a 4-hour session, having done about 5 of the 2-hour ones. The idea of having a full week to turn in a map is a good one too, as long as people are honest about how long they've spent on the maps.

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