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Zlal
27th Jul 2003, 06:13 PM
I'm sure I speak for the other new reviewers (Ammayhem / Frieza) when I ask people how we are doing.

We've only reviewed a few maps, but have you guys out there got any problems with them? Too harsh, hard to read or do they need to be more detailed?

I for one want to improve my writing style so critisism is appreciated and encouraged.

AMmayhem
27th Jul 2003, 06:25 PM
Yeah, I'd kind of like to know too. A couple of other reviews I've typed up are a little shorter (haven't posted them yet :p ), and I'm wondering if I'm cutting too much detail to make them a little shorter.

Zlal
27th Jul 2003, 06:33 PM
Yeah, I'd kind of like to know too. A couple of other reviews I've typed up are a little shorter (haven't posted them yet :p ), and I'm wondering if I'm cutting too much detail to make them a little shorter.

I'm worried mine are too short actually... I'm trying to pack as much description in them as possible but I keep finding that I have nothing left to say :/

darth_weasel
27th Jul 2003, 06:39 PM
the ones ive read are cool, good to see reviews at all and they have been good

as long as you dont do reviews in that pink font

i shall have to stab you in the face

Bot_40
27th Jul 2003, 07:39 PM
To be honist shad, I think the length of your reviews are about right for someone who wants the impression of the map.
If the mapper wants feedback then yeah, it is a bit short, but that's not the main reason for the review. If they want more feedback they should get the map playtested.
I'd only bother writing a bit more when you are reviewing a total ownage map like aristocracy (though I am glad you didn't review that one ;) )

MassChAoS
27th Jul 2003, 07:46 PM
lol

AMmayhem
27th Jul 2003, 10:03 PM
I'd only bother writing a bit more when you are reviewing a total ownage map like aristocracy (though I am glad you didn't review that one ;) )

Hmm, I find it harder to write more for a good map. I mean, what more is there to say other than "The architecture is awesome, I love the arched doorway." :hmm:

Maybe I'm just focusing too much on the negative.

Twrecks
27th Jul 2003, 10:52 PM
Youse guys are doing great. Try to grab maps from the "requested review list" under MyNali.
:tup: :tup: and a snap!!

Mister_Prophet
28th Jul 2003, 03:33 AM
ya you guys are doing just fine, keep at it dudes!

MassChAoS
28th Jul 2003, 08:35 AM
The new reviewers are doing great, we just need the old ones to pick up the pace.

hint, hint :)

Twrecks
28th Jul 2003, 10:36 AM
Who you callin' old?

Zlal
28th Jul 2003, 10:53 AM
you forgot bald and ugly ;)

AMmayhem
28th Jul 2003, 11:11 AM
The new reviewers are doing great, we just need the old ones to pick up the pace.

hint, hint :)

Who you callin' old?

LOL!

I've been working on that request list Twrecks, but us new reviewers can't do them all. ;)

Twrecks
28th Jul 2003, 01:25 PM
you forgot bald and ugly ;)

Stop looking at my ass :D

When I'm done mapping I'll kick out a few reviews while I work on MyMod.

As a critique you nOObs tend to be a little wordy. I'm not saying to make 1 sentance reviews, just maybe limit it 1000 words, and include more screenshots! 1 really isn't enough for a high scoring map. Mb one for maps for a score of 3 or under, and three for maps 7 or better... ppl like pictures.

Bot_40
28th Jul 2003, 02:25 PM
For the decent maps I like to read a more indepth review of all the details like how the puddles make splashing noises, the windows have fog around them etc. etc.
It's these small details that noobs won't notice so you need to throw it into their faces, and also, other mappers should take note of these things so they know what small details make the map special.

Zlal
28th Jul 2003, 04:01 PM
Stop looking at my ass :D

When I'm done mapping I'll kick out a few reviews while I work on MyMod.

As a critique you nOObs tend to be a little wordy. I'm not saying to make 1 sentance reviews, just maybe limit it 1000 words, and include more screenshots! 1 really isn't enough for a high scoring map. Mb one for maps for a score of 3 or under, and three for maps 7 or better... ppl like pictures.

Wordy? I disagree. I don't think 1000 words is enough to tell people about the map properly...
/me shrugs

MassChAoS
28th Jul 2003, 04:45 PM
I think a review long enough to equal the amount of space 3 screenshots takes up would be a fairly good review. A little more or less is good. A paragraph review is not good unless the map can't be played.

Twrecks
29th Jul 2003, 11:13 AM
a picture is worth 1000 words...
post more pics :tup:

AMmayhem
29th Jul 2003, 12:03 PM
Wordy? I disagree. I don't think 1000 words is enough to tell people about the map properly...
/me shrugs

Mine turn out to be around 400-500 words. And I try to get at least 3 shots, if there is at least 3 different areas I can take one of.

Zlal
29th Jul 2003, 02:58 PM
Mine turn out to be around 400-500 words. And I try to get at least 3 shots, if there is at least 3 different areas I can take one of.

I mean characters, not words. Dunno hw many words my reviews average out to be.

QUALTHWAR
2nd Aug 2003, 02:27 PM
I'm worried mine are too short actually... I'm trying to pack as much description in them as possible but I keep finding that I have nothing left to say :/
Short reviews arenít as much of a problem as they used to be. Now that we can add a bunch of screenshots, we can let them do a lot of the talking.

BTW, Iím finished with my classes for a few weeks, and Iím close to being finished with a cabana Iím building for my wife (week-long project), so Iíll be punching up a few reviews soon.

MassChAoS
2nd Aug 2003, 05:59 PM
great

Frieza
9th Aug 2003, 02:14 PM
Im not a very active poster around here, but I do appreciate any feedback when it comes to the reviews :) so Thx all!

Twrecks
9th Aug 2003, 05:11 PM
more reviews, more better

SirTahngarth
17th Aug 2003, 08:18 PM
My main talents focus on BR and DOM (and soon, assault), but I havent seen any new BR submissions in quite a while, in a longer while than i've seen a DOM map (despite the fact that BR has substantially more players).

Zlal
27th Aug 2003, 03:10 AM
Alas, I havn't been able to review recently due to RL problems. I'm not sure when I'll be able to again... :/