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GameReplays.org World Builder Contest 2021

By ~JoKeR~ - 29th January 2021 - 15:26 PM

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Welcome Generals! GameReplays.org is proud to present to you:

GameReplays.org World Builder Contest 2021

What's happening?

GameReplays.org is hosting its very first WorldBuilder Contest! If you are a mapper, its your chance to show the community your amazing skills and have a chance to win a prize!

Who can participate?

Anyone who knows how to make maps can join in!

How do I sign up?

You don't need to sign up to be part of this event! All you need to do is join the GameReplays.org Discord Server. and get the @Zero Hour role from #Reaction Roles. This will unlock a variety of channels for you! For the event participants, the important channels will be under WBC category. All you need to do then is make a good map and post it in the #WBC Maps.
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What types of Maps are allowed?

Allowed Maps types are 1vs1 & 2vs2 Maps. Put in your best effort and make something truly amazing that is both balanced and beautiful. The best maps from the contest may very well become mainstream in the community. A participant may submit up to one 1vs1 map and one 2v2 map.

How will the maps be showcased?

ExCaL & other GameReplays.org affiliated streamers will showcase the Maps on their live-streams. Show-Matches between Expert Players may also be held during the duration of the event in which the best maps will be showcased. Furthermore an exclusive Tournament will be held after the Event, which will only use the best maps from the event!

How will the Maps be judged?

A panel of 5 Judges will rate the Map out of 100 each. The average score will be calculated for each Map & the Maps with the highest average scores will win the contest. The identity of the Judges will remain anonymous. Our panel of judges will also give feedback on each map. Which will be forwarded to you by the event host.

What's the Prize Pool?

AkaBolony has graciously sponsored $100 for the World Builder Contest! The three highest ranked 1v1 maps and the two highest ranked 2v2 maps in the contest will be win $20 per map.

Detailed Rules

  • Participants have to join the GameReplays.org Discord Server. and get the @Zero Hour role from #Reaction Roles. After which they can post their Maps in #WBC Maps.
  • A participant may submit up to 2 maps in total: You may submit one 1v1 map and one 2v2 maps. In case a participant gives an updated version of a map it will not count as another entry. The limit for the maps can be increased by the host in the middle of the event incase there are too less maps entered.
  • A participant may send up to 3 updated versions of the same map.
  • All maps will be posted in the #wbc-maps channel of the GameReplays Discord. You are not allowed to use #wbc-maps for discussion purposes. Please use #mappers-discussion.
  • The competition will last until 23:59 GMT at Sunday the 28th of February. You may continue submitting maps until then.
  • The following maps will not be accepted:
    • Tiny maps
    • No money maps
    • Gameplay scripted maps
    • Maps with custom 'tech buildings'
    • Maps with a map.ini that alters gameplay
    • Unmanned vehicles that can be captured.
    • Maps which has been published before the time of this announcement.
  • Scripts must only be used for visual effects or changing supply pile cash values.
  • Scripts that affect gameplay or change the shape of the battlefield are not allowed. For example, you cannot use a script to lower the water level somewhere on the battlefield to change the gameplay. If you want to use water-lowering scripts then it must be outside of the combat zone and strictly for visual purposes.
  • Avoid using scripts that will distract the players (such as a cropduster flying over the player's base).
  • Only 2 and 4 player maps may be submitted.
  • The contest will last around 1 month. During this time your map(s) will be played on ExCaL's and other GameReplays.org Affiliated Streamers livestreams*. They as well as the live-chat audience will provide you with additional feedback during these streams. Our panel of judges will also give feedback on each map. Which will be forwarded to you by the event host.
  • The prize pool is $100: The 3 highest scoring 1v1 maps and the 2 highest scoring 2v2 maps will earn the mapper $20 per map.
  • Your map will earn points based on 4 categories (outlined below).
  • Our panel of judges will rate your map and at the end of the competition you will see your final score.
  • During the competition you may ask for feedback on the Discord Server. Any questions you may have will be forwarded to the judges. You will then receive a reply from the Event - Host.
  • The judges will remain anonymous to prevent participants from point-begging.
  • Judges cannot participate in the contest.
  • The host has the right to remove any map from the Discord or the contest in case they feel it is not in line with the goal of the mapping contest or if it doesn't meet the standards of being played competitively.
* In the event that too many maps are submitted there will be a chance your map will not be played in the livestreams. In this scenario you may still ask for feedback and your map will still be considered for the competition.

The Rules are based on the Instant Shock World Builder Contest 2020

Rating Categories

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These are the categories your map will be graded on. Check out the guidelines below for more info.

Map Balance
  • Supply placements should not favor any particular army
  • Distance between players to the middle should be as equal as possible.
  • No player position should be favored over another.
  • Civilian Buildings should be placed fairly.
  • Oil Derricks should be distributed evenly.
  • The Terrain shouldn't favor one position or army over another.
  • The Map should be balanced for as many armies as possible. Example - If it's a 2 supply map and then one of the supply is very hard for USA, then it isn't fair. But if it's a 3 supply map and 2 are easy for all armies, that would be fine, such as Snowy Drought.
  • The map's environment/atmosphere/mood
  • Touches regarding appearance
  • Fun factor
  • Anything creative and unique (don't just make a Tournament Desert clone)
  • Quality of texture blends (More info: https://youtu.be/ts0f2v0eSi0 - courtesy of cncHD)
  • Texture coherency (How well different textures work together)
  • Whether textures match the geometry/roads/buildings/etc
  • Map layout
  • Quality of placement and execution of ramps, bridges, cliffs
  • Height differences in the terrain
The Categories are based on the Instant Shock World Builder Contest 2020

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