My two cents:
Awesome, thanks for the links man :)
Over at Zandronum, a few members think that having this map set be plus-size (40 maps) is a good idea, and that is sort of what I had in mind in the first place, but I'm not sure I want to go down that road. As I said over there:
What do you all think - I want this to be decided by majority rules.
The size of the wad is not so important. I agree that, in general, smaller wads are to be preferred, since if a wad has 40 maps in it, the further to the back a map is, the less chance it has of being played - that just seems to be the way these things work, in my experience at least. So, even if there are 40 good maps, it might still be worth splitting them over two wads, perhaps in accordance with some loose theme.
But this brings me to my main point: I'd have thought that, in these situations of compiling community projects that have had a wide call for submissions and lots of submissions, an important operational maxim should be to only include good maps. The number of maps is not as important as the overall quality of the mapset. And if every map that's been submitted is included then I think it's very likely that there will be some bad maps in there, perhaps a significant minority, not just one or two. If - out of the 40, there have only been 30 - or fewer - good submissions, then surely the set should contain just 30 - or fewer - maps. To the extent that weak maps are included, the overall quality of the set suffers - of course, the good maps are still good maps, but the collection of maps that is 'DMR' will be brought down.
I'm not saying this out of some misplaced reverence for my own maps - I'm beginning to seriously doubt that I'll have anything or sufficient quality ready in time anyway, so might have to pull my submissions (they are not, as they stand, of sufficient quality).
Oh, and (perhaps predictably) I'm not sure it's wise to try to make all key decisions by majority rule - majorities can make bad decisions, especially if it's in their interests to do so - don't be afraid of being a little dictatorial :)
Last edited by durian on Apr 24 2013 at 06:54