News: 1.6 Mapping Competition Voting

15/07/18 - 14:57:48

Written by: Commandeer

Comments: 73

Xtreme-Jumps XJ

1.6 Mapping Competition Voting


First of all a big thank you to every mapper who submitted their work. It's always interesting to see such different ideas and styles of mapping. The submissions are hosted in Dropbox for now. Maps that get accepted as official maps will be added after this competition is finished.

When voting for your favorites please keep your comment clear and follow the voting instructions written below.

How to vote:

Pick 3 of your favorite maps from the submissions and post them in order from 1st to 3rd place as follows:

1st mapname
2nd mapname
3rd mapname


1st choice - 3 points
2nd choice - 2 points
3rd choice - 1 point

Put your selections as first in your comment so that it will be easier to check. After you've written down your selection you can write whatever else you wish. Everyone can vote only once. After the voting expires points will be counted and the results announced.

Please note that even though all maps are available for voting, all of them might not make it into the official
map pool of XJ. This depends on the maps success in this competition and admins decisions.


Voting deadline: 29.07.2018 at 23:59 CET




The maps:






































Regards,

XJ Team


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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - qcg_ragequit
    3rd - comp_fortboyard

    This is an example and at the same time my vote. Would have been really nice to see more entries in this competition, maybe next time ;)

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  • 1st - qcg_ragequit
    2nd - comp_fortboyard
    3rd - kzra_blackpearl

    GJ All, nice to see that there are still people who try to make the best map they can, and give something to the community. I'm sure, You didn't create the maps just to win money.

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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - comp_fortboyard
    3rd - qcg_ragequit

    Damn, this thing is such a nice initiative. Amazing maps there, gz to every mapper and esp to Commandeer for leading all the shit. :)

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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - qcg_ragequit
    3rd - comp_fortboyard

    Well done interesting maps!


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  • LOL, everyone votes for the same maps.

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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - comp_fortboyard
    3rd - qcg_ragequit

    nice maaps specially blackpearl and fortboyard (finally a reminder on the old television show and a historical prison)

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  • 1st - qcg_ragequit
    2nd - kz_ludo
    3rd - fufu_feizhai

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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - kz_ludo
    3rd - qcg_ragequit

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  • i wont perturbate the atmosphere here wich is cool and sweat in this newpost, but i think rules were broken.
    only 1 mapper per map
    qcg_ragequit : thanks to nuuikkis, gorbachev_x and mujik
    other map too i saw thnx to dydka.
    anyway u cant do nothing about it because they could not to mention it
    GJ nice maps big gain for the community.
    I like blackpearl.

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  • well i guess they didn't actually work on the map, they just tested it

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  • for qcg noxer is his tester.
    nuikkis: textures guy
    mujik: triggering and bhops guy
    gorbachev_x: the angle of steepslides

    qcg if im wrong then u have to tell us with what every1 helped you or u broke the rule.

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  • I have built everything myself. They only tested map. You can write them if you do not trust me. I mentioned everybody who helped me only a little.

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  • ok i trust you

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  • Actually everybody misunderstood that rule. It meant each mapper can only submit one map and not more. But since people read it as only one mapper can work on one map I just decided to roll with it. I would have been fine with co-op projects too.

    Mappers almost always thank different people in their projects. That doesn't mean they were involved in the actual mapping process.

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  • 1st - kz_ludo
    2nd - fufu_feizhai
    3rd - hama_timberbhop

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  • 1st - qcg_ragequit
    2nd - comp_fortboyard
    3rd - kz_ludo

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  • gg

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  • Why pack the maps with 7zip? The standard on xj is .rar, had to install 7zip to unpack the maps koz winrar gave error...

    About the maps
    qcg_ragequit - don't have time to waste on maps like this, but looks interesting.
    kzra_blackpearl - bhop parts are way harder than climb parts, you will get a lot of curses from noobs because of this. watterrun.wav? really... why people keep using this annoying sound for waterfalls... Don't see the point of that surf near the end, it's just a time waster.
    kz_ludo - almost quit as soon as i tried the map, when i've seen that maze, but skiped it with hook and decide to give it a try. Played for like 5 minutes and got bored, didn't even got the patience to reach the finish with hook. The jumps looks and feel really basic like the jumps made by someone on his first map.
    fufu_feizhai - ruined buy some stupid jumps...
    comp_fortboyard - only one with interesting and balanced jumps. The overall look could have been better but is ok as it is.

    So based on what i said above, the only top 3 i can chose is
    1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. qcg_ragequit

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  • Oups, missed hama_timberbhop, i also liked this one, jumps or ok, difficulty is increasing a bit as you get to the end. The design is kid of plain, but at least the textures have a good mix.

    So the final top is:
    1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. hama_timberbhop

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  • Ok, so i gave qcg_ragequit another try and finish it, it's actually not as hard as i first thought, was thrown off by the name of the map and the very first part. Overall is the most complete map from all of them. So my final, final vote is:

    1. qcg_ragequit
    2. comp_fortboyard
    3. kzra_blackpearl

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  • sorry about the watterrun.wav
    had no time to find some good waterfall sounds
    i mapped 1 hour a day, even less in the weekends :c

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  • I thought winrar supports 7z packs too? Didn't actually test this just read it somewhere, sorry if it causes problems. Everything will be uploaded as a .rar when this competition is over.

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. kz_ludo

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  • 1st - qcg_ragequit
    2nd - kz_ludo
    3rd - kzra_blackpearl

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  • Honorable mention - comp_fortboyard - this map doesn't run on Mac/Linux (I think it has to do with an update several years ago that addresses entity/memory limits that inconsistently applied). Really sad I wasn't able to test it. Screenshots look promising I admit.

    1. qcg_ragequit - I didn't like how map looks at the first stages and was pleasantly surprised after a short time. Simple but decent themes with good textures and lighting - more than enough to get away from "generic" feeling that most of the maps like that have. Combined with hard and interesting jumps - it is not just another test chamber for xtreme jumpers, I can see creativity being utilized on both fronts. Really what community needs in my opinion. Great work!

    2. kz_ludo - I enjoyed this a bit too much then I should have. Its done with good taste but too simplistic, repetitive and monotone at times. There are certain aspects that are a bit lacking, or just not super detailed and diverse, but it also allowed me to shut off my brain off and just go through map in peace. Very oldschool feeling with enough creativity and variation to keep me interested till the end. Personally I would want to see a bit more interesting/engaging beginning and more style variations in the middle, and I don't know how I feel about the music...

    3. kzra_blackpearl - great concept, but it either was rushed or I just don't agree with some of the mappers choices here. Most of the things are cramped into one area and some teleports really feel counter intuitive and get in the way. Maybe intention was to make players to stay in the area longer in order to enjoy it, but with generic layout and placement of the jumps - it backfired. All I'm saying it is awesome idea and I with this map was more polished and optimized. I really did enjoy it and almost put it on 2nd place. And I love the cave too.

    4. hama_timberbhop - good job FuErZzzZa^, but your biggest flaw is being repetitive imo. Please keep mapping and try out new things, try utilize more style, theme and jump variations, even in the same area. Just don't be afraid to experiment and try different things.

    5. fufu_feizhai - it is a fair attempt. Good job fuufuu, and please don't be discouraged by the last place and keep mapping! I would suggest you to really explore some of the high tier maps in terms of looks, and look closely at how mappers created their worlds: how did the used general architecture, how they filled it with details, how they applied different styles and lighting in different areas, and how they used different textures. You can learn a lot just by looking at good maps and trying similar things yourself - and that is important for getting better.

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  • 1st. kzra_blackpearl
    2nd. qcg_ragequit
    3rd. comp_fortboyard

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  • oh mappers can vote for their maps :D
    final vote:
    1st. hama_timberbhop
    2nd. kzra_blackpearl
    3rd. qcg_ragequit

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  • 1. kz_ludo
    2. fortboyard
    3. kzra_blackpearl

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    Yes, it is just fortboyard ofcourse. Hey Commandeer...you removed the "comp_" from the other maps..no? =)

    Speaking of fortboyard...I have been thinking about making such a map for years, thinking it would be like kz_unicorn in the sense that you can do the cells in any order and pick up a key from each cell. Oh well... =P

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  • lulz voting his own map ^^

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  • Voting for the best map, imho. =)

    Commandeer wrote in the chatbox before that mappers were allowed to vote for their own map if they wanted.

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  • its a moral question. mappers taking part in the voting yes but voting for his own map is an absolutely no go because its not objective.
    Even when the Competition holder told so.

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  • I don't agree. If I think my map is the best, and I am allowed to vote for it then I am gonna vote for it. If I consider my map to be the best, and I don't vote for it...then I'm doing something morally wrong imho.

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  • Everything is uploaded here exactly as they were uploaded to us, I didn't modify anything. Those issues will be fixed before we start adding them onto XJ.

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  • 1st - fufu_feizhai
    2nd - kzra_blackpearl
    3rd - hama_timberbhop

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. qcg_ragequit
    3. kz_ludo

    GJ to everyone :)

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  • 1. qcg_ragequit
    2. comp_fortboyard
    3. -

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  • 1st comp_fortboyard
    2nd qcg_ragequit
    3rd hama_timberbhop

  • Country: Argentina afu on 16/07/18 - 00:28:51     Comments: 232     Reply to this    
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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. hama_timberbhop

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. hama_timberbhop

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  • 1 kz_ludo
    2 kzra_blackpearl
    3 comp_fortboyard

    good job guys :)

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  • 1. qcg_ragequit
    2. hama_timberbhop
    3. comp_fortboyard

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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - qcg_ragequit
    3rd - comp_fortboyard

    I downloaded and played all the maps, but some of them were just a waste of time.
    only these 3 maps are interesting / playable / fun...

    kzra_blackpearl - I like the atmopshere, idea and big potential when it comes to bhops and combos. It's a winner, no doubt.

    qcg_ragequit - There is a way this mapper is going, he wants to join the iconic mappers like mujik, Timmycakes or FuZzy, based on what I am seeing from him. Overall its hard, but safe to record, some nice ideas but some ideas are obviously borrowed. Find your own ways Qicg, and you can become great :)

    comp_fortboyard - Jro, you already know how to build a map. I like your average/hard maps, because they can reward jumper for being solid and patient. This one was a little bit boring and predictable, might've been shorter but I would put it in the 3rd place as the rest of the maps is pure cosy material, or not even that.

    and now the pain:

    kz_ludo - SadPuppy you were fun! You were so much fun with your earlier maps and ideas. Even with a noclip and and with a hook, it took me good 10 minutes to get through the whole map. I immediately skipped the maze, no doubt that everyone did that. You're forcing players to suffer there and that's not what maps are about, I hope you're not gonna win anything just because it's you, the map isn't worth releasing, sorry.

    hama_timberbhop & fufu_feizhai - those two looks like a first attempt from blackelf to make a map. fufu - awfully big rooms with no point, substance or fun in them. hama - it's just another boring bhop map, put it on cosy and everyone will tryhard it there.

    I've compared this to 2014 mapping competition together with PU9maker (he was the one organizing it) and it's a dissapointment. All the maps from that one are released, great and being recorded constantly. Download these and actually play them before giving your votes to someone, thank you

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  • kz_random ftw :D

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  • I won't vote since I don't have the required skills to beat them all.
    Though, my first run demos on hama_timberbhop, kz_ludo & kzra_blackpearl (using checkpoints & hook).
    :)

    -link-

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  • Don't let that stop you! Google and checkpoints are your friends... =)

    I can't resist downloading the demos...mmm...popcorn time!

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  • Awww....you stopped playing? Or recording... =(


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  • CS has decided to stop recording the demo on it's own, apparently.
    I've done it until the end, insane map.

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  • Too bad about the recording.. =/

    I hope you enjoyed it though, and perhaps even found the posters of my (and Kreedz) upcoming maps? (Shhh! =)

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  • i like your patience for checking maps :)
    nice run on timberbhop :D (le duck block sous l'arc de bois n'est pas bhop)

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  • 1st - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd - fufu_feizhai
    3rd - kz_ludo

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  • =(

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  • Where is your piece god of mapping?

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  • 1. kzra_blackpearl
    2. hama_timberbhop
    3. comp_fortboyard

  • Country: Germany hm^ on 18/07/18 - 20:50:16     Comments: 328     Reply to this    
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  • Didn't really have a favorite at all. All maps were good and interesting. Atleast that kept me playing CS for 2 hours in a long time. Keep going guys. Nice to see some activity. =)

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. qcg_ragequit

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  • 1st - comp_fortboyard
    2nd - kzra_blackpearl
    3rd - qcg_ragequit

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  • 1. qcg_ragequit
    2. kz_ludo
    3. comp_fortboyard

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kzra_blackpearl
    3. fufu_feizhai

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. qcg_ragequit
    3. kzra_blackpearl

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kz_ludo
    3. qcg_ragequit

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  • 1. Qcg_ragequit
    2. comp_fortboyard
    3. kzra_blackpearl

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. qcg_ragequit
    3. hama_timberbhop

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  • 1. kzra_blackpearl
    2. kz_ludo
    3. qcg_ragequit

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  • 1. kzra_blackpearl
    2. qcg_ragequit
    3. kz_ludo

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  • 1. comp_fortboyard
    2. kz_ludo
    3. qcg_ragequit

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  • 1. qcg_ragequit
    2. kz_ludo
    3. hama_timberbhop

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  • It would be nice to know the difficulty of the maps, just to see if I stand any chance at all before I download. So voting by looks:
    1st choice - kzra_blackpearl
    2nd choice - comp_fortboyard
    3rd choice - fufu_feizhai

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  • Mod_LoadBrushModel: maps/kzra_blackpearl.bsp has wrong version number (0 should be 30)

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  • 1 kz_ludo
    2 qcg_ragequit
    3 comp_fortboyard

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  • 1st: qcg_ragequit
    2nd: kzra_blackpearl
    3rd: fufu_feizhai

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  • Love to see the community still gojng strong. Love you guys.

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  • Is there any other mirror site that i can download those maps?
    I can open the original download page.


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