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Why Map?

Discussion in 'Level Editing - Basic' started by Twrecks, Dec 10, 2001.

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Why Map?

  1. I wanna do it for money, how else to prove myself worthy

    7 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. I could do better than that POS that got a 9

    9 vote(s)
    10.3%
  3. I got this really cool idea, and want to be God

    34 vote(s)
    39.1%
  4. I don't have a social life and like the self-abuse

    22 vote(s)
    25.3%
  5. I like figuring out software that comes without a manual and is prone to crashing

    15 vote(s)
    17.2%
  1. Twrecks

    Twrecks Spectacularly Lucky

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    A very basic question
     
  2. bobtheking

    bobtheking Monkey in a bucket

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    i had an idea but didn't know any editors, chose uED
     
  3. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    Well, originally it was cuz i had an idea, well actually several ideas, and then it's kinda become routine, and now i wanna learn more about it. I think a job would be really neat, but honestly I don't expect that to ever happen.
     
  4. lucifix

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

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  5. faderide

    faderide Far beyond driven

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    Theres something about it.... starting with black nothingness and ending up with detailed, interactive world that you created solely form your imagination.......

    Don't know how to explain it, but I can't stop myself. LOL
     
  6. lucifix

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

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    hmmm.........playing god maybe?
     
  7. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    i started with it to play God. Now i do it for money, (but not with ued).
     
  8. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    It's art man! I love it :D
     
  9. Luv_Studd

    Luv_Studd Member

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    I map because I can't play games for ****.

    Now I can't map for **** or play games for ****.
     
  10. Luggage

    Luggage wins.

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    I've got no social life, - well I do, but I'm arrogantly ignoring it - but I checked "I like to figure out software without docs". Which is in fact true, but does not apply to my reasons for UEdding.

    Lugg
     
  11. Lruce Bee

    Lruce Bee Transcending to another level

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    UnrealEd gives you the power and opportunity to be creative in a way no one ever dreamed of - I guess it's a way of suspending disbeleif - a way of soaking up the hours in a creative way instead of watching the TV - a distraction while you're at work thinking of the next room you can create or actually building the type of evening sky you always saw when you was a kid but didn't think you would see again - you see - with Ued you can do this and more - but If I was to be honest - the suprising element that has come out of all of this for me personally is the NC forums which I now visit on a daily basis - just to check what new maps are being produced - who wants feedback - technical issues - ranting - it never ceases to amaze me

    Of course it's always nice to see the regulars on NC - there are some really funny people out there - and when I read some of the replies to posts - I can't help but laugh out loud sometimes and this in some respects is what it's all about

    I think Chrysaor nailed it when he said it has become part of a routine - I can't really argue with that because if we're honest with ourselves - that's exactly what it is - a routine - like checking your E-Mail everyday - we all do it - just like mapping - except it does take up more time than I care to admit.............

    Lruce
     
  12. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    time?

    i've spent more than 100 hours on two separate maps that i've yet to release. how crazy is that?
     
  13. [CD]Icedude

    [CD]Icedude Hurf da Durf

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    Playing god, definetly, oh yeah, Hi! I'm new here :D
     
  14. Luggage

    Luggage wins.

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    Well then, welcome! :)
     
  15. Astyanax

    Astyanax GotoState('Coding');

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    "I got this really cool idea..."

    That's the reason why I started mapping. Unfortunately, the ideas won't stop coming; I get a new cool idea every week, but I just don't have enough time to work 'em all out to maps. :(
     
  16. StoneViper

    StoneViper you can call me Mike

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    It's good for the soul, the mind and body.... to react in such ways as to make God jealous
     
  17. Chrysaor

    Chrysaor Lord of the Pants

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    I find the more I map the more I want to continue. I've been working on my latest map for all of 3 days, and it's my best yet. I think if I keep working at level design I may find my way to a job, but at this point I enjoy the creativity. It's just so fricken fun :)
     
  18. thechief7

    thechief7 Playmate

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    Mapping is a drug and I'm addicted
    Nuff said
     
  19. GMotha

    GMotha The nipples from Napels

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    My motivation is my Godly status... (not trying to be)

    But my heavenly powers expand more than mapping only...
     
  20. GoldenMouse

    GoldenMouse Mad Hatter

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    I map because I love architecture and the sense of a given location. I'm not good enough yet to adequately convey those just yet, but I'm hooked and am getting better with each successive map (released or no).
     

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