I am ashamed to say that I promised myself that I would start learning to map this summer. I set aside some time and as the day got closer I found myself finding other things to do.
Eventually I had pout it far enough out of my mind that I could claim to have forgotten it. Those readers who have been visiting the site for a few years will know that I often claim I will start mapping soon, but never do. I have often written about how I believe that in general the resources for learning to map with Hammer are not as professional as other areas of the gaming community.
You have to realize that I am writing this as a going-grey gamer and view things very differently than a teenager who has a network of people who they can call upon and also who feels more comfortable using these types of applications. Whilst that may seem an excuse because there are plenty of great mappers who are older than me, everybody is different and I like to work with resources that have been meticulously planned and produced.
I’m pretty sure I bought Half-Life 2 Mods for Dummies a long time ago from Ebay and it’s stored in the basement with all my other gaming stuff. I better look for it tomorrow!
In the past when I have found errors in tutorials I get frustrated and stop.
Anyway, enough about me and my reasons. I am very interested to hear PP readers’ views on why they don’t map.
I’d also like to hear from mappers and how they got started etc.
Without wanting to seem rude, please don’t post links to mapping tutorials or resources. I know all the good sites already. However, if you are a very experienced and patient mapper and would like to work with me on a regular basis writing a planned series of tutorials then by all means contact me!