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Out of ideas?

Postby Jack7D1 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 4:08 pm #533447

So you're reading this either because you're out of ideas or just browsing. Either way I'll give you a few tips on what you can do.

Decals
Everyone hates decals, if you have nothing better to do then doing decals are sure to earn you some gamer points

In game station modifications
Do you see many different people changing the same thing on a station in the same way? Often times this is due to the player base having a general consensus over what is more convenient. Perhaps you could integrate that into the map?

You're not out of ideas
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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby oranges » Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:55 pm #533853

I like decals

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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby wesoda25 » Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:18 am #534171

so whyd capt's account get nuked

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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby Stickymayhem » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:13 am #534220

Jack7D1 wrote:In game station modifications
Do you see many different people changing the same thing on a station in the same way? Often times this is due to the player base having a general consensus over what is more convenient. Perhaps you could integrate that into the map?


The map is designed to have certain flaws so I'd avoid this as it'll gradually make things harder to sabotage.
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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby Armhulen » Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:18 am #534221

decals is the big takeaway here, we need way more to make each map have an identity and be way prettier
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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby Qbopper » Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:45 pm #534367

Jack7D1 wrote:In game station modifications
Do you see many different people changing the same thing on a station in the same way? Often times this is due to the player base having a general consensus over what is more convenient. Perhaps you could integrate that into the map?


not to be rude, but no, no, no, no, no

please

do not do this

the removal of player creativity by taking gimmicks people occasionally do and turning them into features is extremely obnoxious and leads to people doing those things LESS often (and also what sticky said)

this is one of my major issues with the way map design on /tg/station is treated and there needs to be less of this practice, not more
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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby Arcanemusic » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:32 am #535503

I would make more decals in good conscience if, ya know

all the file paths in markings.dm weren't written in dyslexic order.

Count how many different file naming schemes and orders there are in that file.
Then check out the other one.
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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby Tlaltecuhtli » Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:52 am #535505

why arent decals pre cached to do straight line, L line and single cube instead of having to manually single cube the whole floor?

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Re: Out of ideas?

Postby cacogen » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:31 am #535508

if only the problem was ideas and not coding knowledge. i've considered keeping a document in my sig for people to steal from if they want. although presumptuous i may

Qbopper wrote:the removal of player creativity by taking gimmicks people occasionally do and turning them into features is extremely obnoxious and leads to people doing those things LESS often (and also what sticky said)

this is one of my major issues with the way map design on /tg/station is treated and there needs to be less of this practice, not more

stickymayhem is right about not correcting intentional weak points in the map (as the years went by it's become less and less of a nonsensical metal death trap) but i don't see how having to move the xenobio smartfridge and slime processor to the consoles on every map but pubby each round contributes to player creativity
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