Greetings, community! Well I'm not a mapper though I can become one day, who knows?!
This is the main thread of brand new ideas for community projects that have never had put in pratice, ideas suggested by me and any of you guys, just reply to this thread and post your idea if you want and I'll add it here in this thread.
Here are all the ideas so far:
1 - A team of mappers get together to create a (mega)wad that is inspired by other great and famous project, this was already made with Plutonia (Revisited), but new projects could be created inspired by alien vendetta, hell revealed, Deus Vult 2 or Eternal 3, etc...
2 - Remember maps 19 (darkseed) and map22 (evil eye) form ndcp2? Temple of chaos 2 by Agent Spork, map10 (test of pacience) from Zones of Fear, void by Cyb and map28 (run from it) from Scythe? What do they all have in common - they're all different and innovative and if mappers could come together in order to create a megawad in these styles of maps we'd have an innovative commnunity project. Scripting could be allowed.
3 - Each author creates a map with a layout drawing his/her name (it can be the artistic name) in the same style of 11 "Years Of Doom.wad".
4 - Like joke wads? I'm not talking about shitty wads, joke wads that can make us laugh (shitty wads can't do this) I give you the best exemple I know so far - Doom: The Parody by Pawel Zarczynski, each author could make a joke map and scripting would be a must.
5 - Do you know what makes a map being large (long to play)? It's not the enemy count, not even the layout sometimes, take for example most Eternal 3 and specially Eternal 4 maps, some of today's wads and megawads have maps with 400+ monsters but these are too short compared by eternal maps withy only less then 200 enemies. So here's the idea: create your BIGGEST and LONGEST map ever that you can, exaggerate! Each author could make a map that could take 5-8 hours or so for the player to complete even in a speedrun, it'd be a megawad with dozens and dozens of hours. longevity and patience is the key, take for example The ZDoom Community Map Project Take 1.
6 - Like puzzles? Each author could contribute with a puzzle map for a community project, scripting would be a must.
7 - Heretic heavy slaughtering wads are SCARSE! OK, Hordes of Chaos X and Curse of D'Speril are the examples, I couldn't find more cause they're scarce, that's why this idea is written here, each author makes a heavy slaughtering map for heretic, goal could be to replace all 5 or 3 episodes but please, less then 3 no!
8 - Experienced authors could come together to create and gather 30 maps "remaking" famous projects. Example: map01 could be a remake of alien vendetta creating its style and many familiar places (no permission required once no modifications would be made to maps, authors could create similar and familiar places and moments from alien vendetta from scratch), map02 could be hell revealed, map03 eternal, etc...
9 - Banning starbase and hell themes in a community project made by various. (suggested by Phobus)
That's it for now. I hope this to be usefull for you guys who love mapping, for the doom community, don't ever say you've run out of ideas! Unless you, by any weird reason, haven't seen this thread.
Feedback and new ideas would be apriciated! (;P)
Last edited by MarkAnthony89 on Jan 18 2013 at 15:41