1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Two Factor Authentication is now available on BeyondUnreal Forums. To configure it, visit your Profile and look for the "Two Step Verification" option on the left side. We can send codes via email (may be slower) or you can set up any TOTP Authenticator app on your phone (Authy, Google Authenticator, etc) to deliver codes. It is highly recommended that you configure this to keep your account safe.

Shiny happy new reviewers ok?

Discussion in 'Reviewer Comments' started by Zlal, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. Zlal

    Zlal New but not improved.

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  2. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    4,745
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  3. Zlal

    Zlal New but not improved.

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 :/
     
  4. darth_weasel

    darth_weasel I won

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2002
    Messages:
    915
    Likes Received:
    0
    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
     
  5. Bot_40

    Bot_40 Go in drains

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    0
    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 ;) )
     
  6. MassChAoS

    MassChAoS echo "NaliCity";

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    0
  7. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    4,745
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  8. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    0
    Youse guys are doing great. Try to grab maps from the "requested review list" under MyNali.
    :tup: :tup: and a snap!!
     
  9. Mister_Prophet

    Mister_Prophet .

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    4,599
    Likes Received:
    1
    ya you guys are doing just fine, keep at it dudes!
     
  10. MassChAoS

    MassChAoS echo "NaliCity";

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    0
    The new reviewers are doing great, we just need the old ones to pick up the pace.

    hint, hint :)
     
  11. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    0
    Who you callin' old?
     
  12. Zlal

    Zlal New but not improved.

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    0
    you forgot bald and ugly ;)
     
  13. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    4,745
    Likes Received:
    0
    LOL!

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

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  15. Bot_40

    Bot_40 Go in drains

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    2,911
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  16. Zlal

    Zlal New but not improved.

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    0
    Wordy? I disagree. I don't think 1000 words is enough to tell people about the map properly...
    /me shrugs
     
  17. MassChAoS

    MassChAoS echo "NaliCity";

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    1,176
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  18. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2000
    Messages:
    2,605
    Likes Received:
    0
    a picture is worth 1000 words...
    post more pics :tup:
     
  19. AMmayhem

    AMmayhem Mayhem is everywhere

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Messages:
    4,745
    Likes Received:
    0
    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.
     
  20. Zlal

    Zlal New but not improved.

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2001
    Messages:
    1,285
    Likes Received:
    0
    I mean characters, not words. Dunno hw many words my reviews average out to be.
     

Share This Page