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Discussion in 'Nali City' started by MadMikey, Dec 23, 2001.

  1. DialAJunk

    DialAJunk fl;ksisj

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    I still have a glimmer of hope for this site.
    The FACT(?) that NC3 is coming out keeps me coming back around to see whats happening once in a while.
     
  2. Rukee

    Rukee Coffee overclocks the overclocker!!

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    I was looking at the new site again and........what is W3C CSS Validation Service????
    Why can I dnld it and what does it do???
     
  3. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    We and NC3 are worth a lot more than a glimmer :p

    Rukee: it's an online code verification service that nitpicks your HTML coding to death.
     
  4. Prophetus

    Prophetus Old Fart

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    The NC crew are doing their best to ensure they provide the best quality site and service. NC3 is not a rehash or patch to the old site. This is going to be completely new. With that, they pretty much started NC3 from scratch.

    As most of you know, making a new site and database is not an easy thing to do. It takes several man hours and coordination. Couple this with real life (these guys aren't getting paid to spend all day working on NC3) and the holiday season, you can appreciate what they have completed so far.

    I agree NC is a customer service site, but they wouldn't continue that tradition if the new site is of poor quality. I'm sure, every member of NC want's the best, something they can be proud of. Your patience and understanding WILL be rewarded.
     
  5. Freakish

    Freakish Speed Addict

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    Face is a matter of taste. I agree that it's one of the best maps I've played. But, I can't take it for more than a round or two. Spawn sniping and piston-camping don't bother me...I hunt those people down and enjoy selectively going for them for the rest of the round.

    The FTP link is nice; thanks Stone. Too bad I've played most of those maps; even the most recent ones.

    You may think those new maps are crap (and I'll grant you that many are), but you also seem to think Face is awesome fun. Different tastes..some people like small fast-paced CTF, others like big and complex CTF. All I'm saying is that just cuz you think they suck doesn't mean everyone else thinks the same. At any given time I hate a good percentage of the maps at StealthDP's Playground. Whatever. And if Face is so much better than all those new maps you've got, why the heck are you even redesigning NC? Nobody comes for old maps unless they delete their maps folder or something. And nobody would want crappy maps; even if new..

    Uh..I suppose it's good you're redesigning before a new game comes out. Then again, rtcw was just released and I hear it's got great multiplayer. My point is, the longer you sit, the more people you lose to new games. Yes yes the dedicated will stay, but the dedicated aren't the ones who keep servers full (in general). The maps are keeping UT alive (icest0rm said this I think?).

    Anyways, you still haven't answered my question: how hard would it be to post the simplest possible page of links to all those crappy new maps you've got? I've tried and haven't been able to think of any reason it would take very long. Upside: you'll shut up all of us people who want maps and we'll be content to wait for NC3. You'll still be providing your great service with an "in construction" or "TEMPORARY" disclaimer so we don't blame you for an ugly NewMap page. We all know the quality is coming. Downside: you'll have to take a little break from working on NC3. Unless NC3 is coming out in the next few days, you really ought to figure out a temporary solution.

    And we all know you guys have real lives and we really really really appreciate everything NC stands for. Just, when you next take time to go at it, figure out a quick work-around for the newmap issue and then head back into NC3 work. It's worth the short delay.
     
  6. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    Oops... I did not answer the question directly enough.

    -The new maps are not getting posted until NC3.
    -RtCW has fantastic multiplayer.
    -That was definitely a self-damning statement against the work I do here, but I have to be honest with myself that it's you who wants the maps, not me. You will have the maps. But not yet.
     
  7. Freakish

    Freakish Speed Addict

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    K..thanks for at least answering. Have a good new year!
     
  8. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    Merry Christmas, too :)
     
  9. lucifix

    lucifix I did something m0tarded and now I have read only access! :(

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    i know NC3 will kick ass but it pissess me off knowing that i just got into the mapping scene before NC crapped on us all. im trying to be patient and i visit the site every day. i just hope i can keep interest until NC3 does arrive............
     
  10. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    I personally find editing sites and our own forums to be a good haven for maintaining interest in mapping rather than our daily file dump.

    While you may find inspiration in other maps, I usually find mine watching TV or movies or pictures I see.
     
  11. lucifix

    lucifix I did something m0tarded and now I have read only access! :(

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    and about that funky map you made, was that intentional or a total **** up?
     
  12. BangOut

    BangOut ...smells like groin.

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    that was an experiment ;)

    besides... it's been modified since the version you played :)
     
  13. Claw

    Claw Weird little hermit on dried frog pills

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    Yeah it's a cool map for Dark Magic, too! I love those towers! :D

    I liked Spiritual Worlds too. Great idea. :tup:
     
  14. Claw

    Claw Weird little hermit on dried frog pills

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    I guess NC isn't just about UT. Hopefully NC will be ready when the first Unreal2 maps are coming in. That's life. UT is great, but it'll become history sooner or later.
    When Unreal2 is out, I'l prolly not play much UT anymore, 'cept in way of certain mods.
    And the mod designers will start making/converting mods for Unreal2. UT will die. But the community will live, and the mappers that make great UT maps now will make great Unreal2 maps soon.
    And where will you find all the shiny new maps?
    You guessed it.
     
  15. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    really you likes both of 'em. should i alter the face2000se to play better on Dark Magic and do the same for spiritualworlds???

    :)
     
  16. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    i'd love to take credit, but i think this was Varpu's work that we have this ftp mirror. But your welcome for the link!!
     
  17. Claw

    Claw Weird little hermit on dried frog pills

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    I do not know how that's possible. I like the looks of face2000se (like ancient temples) and the great freedom. I liked to fly from tower-top to tower-top or teleport into the enemies main tower.

    Spiritual Worlds... has been some time since I played it. It was a great idea and well done in parts, but I felt the earth plane lacked a bit in relevance... couldn't you just enter hell directly from the heavenly plane? :con:

    There isn't much to do about Dark Magic right now anyway, but when we got some pickups, more map scripts and maybe other map-related features (gametypes, scripted pawns) redoing a map for Dark Magic can become really worthwhile.
    (plus the earth plane could gain relevance if there was a powerful pickup to be found)

    For now I'd put my effort into new maps rather.
     
  18. UnrealGrrl

    UnrealGrrl Enemy flag carrier is Her!

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    yea its been harder to find maps since NC went through changes... but ive gotta say there are bound to be plenty of maps that are server worthy that are out there...
    stealthdp has been in my faves since i noticed it earlier this year and i do play there on occasion when my usual hangout isnt available... its great to see more good custom map servers that have staying power! :)
    and maybe id suggest digging back to some older maps where ill bet youd find some real goodies!

    either way, we all wait (im)patiently for nc3 :)
     

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