Much, much later than expected or hoped but I am pleased to announce exactly what is happening next year regarding the mapping challenges.
I will give a brief summary of each event and a link to that event for everybody interested to read the details.
It’s been a lot of work and there are still plenty of things to finalise but I am sure it will be worth it.
Right, let’s start with the overview. I have created a calendar (which took WAY longer than expected), which contains all the events. Each event has a link to the main page as well as the individual challenges of each event, except for the EMCs.
The Lambda Cup is the new name for the Hammer Cup. I changed it because I wanted more flexibility. It’s more or less the same as this year, but the points, prizes and judges have been improved. The Suffix for these events will continue to be “Ville”.
Homepage: LAMBDA CUP 2018
The Mesa cup is a series of 3 mapping challenges built for the retail version of Black Mesa. The Crowbar Collective will official support the Cup, but more details on that soon. The suffix for these events will probably be “Zone”.
Homepage: MESA CUP
Hereby now known as EMCs, the challenges will last either 50 or 72 hours and be focused on very specific ideas and concepts. The suffix for these events will probably be “Ism”. The homepage for these events does not contain much detail yet. The calendar also has “potential EMC dates”, in cases modders want a weekend mapping objective.
Homepage: EXPERIMENTAL MAPPING CHALLENGES
I can’t say much about this yet, but you will see from the calendar that it is the longest mapping challenge of the year. Stay tuned for details.
Homepage: SPECIAL CHALLENGE
I like the addition of a Black Mesa cup, that game has a lot of potential and in my opinion it can replace EP2 as the game with the most popularity among mappers now.
Also, great job on the names. They sound good, especially The Lambda Cup (The old “THC” abbreviation was always kinda weird).
Nice to see that Black Mesa’s getting some more love. Looks like 2018’s gonna have the most mapping challenges yet.
Waddabout 50-Hour Mapping Challenge 4? https://www.runthinkshootlive.com/posts/remaining-mapping-challenges-dates/
Because we extended the final Hammer Cup challenge, we decided to not run it.
when the next challenge is released
The next challenge starts 1st January 2018