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MTC July / August 2016: Road trip!
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MTC July / August 2016: Road trip! 08 July 2016 22:44:34  


    Welcome to a special 2 month edition of the ManiaExchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC), July 2016.

    In the MTC your task is to build a track on a given theme (see below). Later on, all of the entered tracks will be rated and a winner will be found.

  • Theme of the Month: Road Trip!
    The idea is to build a long, endurance type track where it does actually feel like you're travelling somewhere, like a road trip.

    • Track length has to be over 250 seconds (4m10) long (AT)
    • There are no start-finish block restrictions. However, if you start and finish in the same general area, you absolutely have to make it clear that you've moved along the way.
    • Since the tracks are going to be very long we are expecting that you keep difficulty reasonable. Think that nobody is forced to spend a ton of time on your tracks
    • No limits to how you give the road trip feel. You can use MT, scenery (or lack thereof), objects and signs however the hell you please.
    • Lapped tracks are forbidden unless they are only 1 lap.


  • Deadline
    All tracks should be submitted before the end of Sunday 21, August 2016 PDT.

  • Prize
    :gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that. I hope anyone still remembers him? :p)
    :gold: The top 3 winners will receive a showcase of a track of their choice (< 10 awards)

  • General Rules

    • 64x64 basemap is allowed.
    • Track-/Laplength above 4 minutes and 10 seconds
    • Custom objects allowed
    • Envimixing allowed
    • Blockmixing allowed
    • TM Plus (the PMC pack) and RPG titlepacks allowed, other custom titlepacks forbidden.
    • No PressForward, PressBackward or press[AnyKey]-maps
    • MTC should be present in the mapname. Example: MTC|To SGDQ we go!
    • 1 map per author

  • How to submit
    • To enter a track, simply upload it and post a link to your submission in the submission thread.
    • You can update your map within the deadline as many times as you want.

  • Judging
    We'll use the well well well known public judging system:
    • Everyone is allowed to judge, even players who submitted a map (give your own map a 10)
    • Every map will be judged with marks from 1 (bad) to 10 (gud).
    • Note that you have to judge a stage entirely, you cannot judge only half of it.
      More details will appear after submission ends

    Good luck, and as always: If you have any questions, please ask :)

Some Tutorials
Last edited by FT»Osaka, 08 July 2016 22:47:03
The Green Dude
Location: ES
08 July 2016 22:51:12  
Before anybody asks, there are three reasons this theme was the choice for this MTC:
  • 1.- Since I'm the sole responsible for MTCs as of right now I can kinda do as I please without telling anyone ( 'w')
  • 2.- More seriously, I expect people to be on vacation so they won't be pressed to build a map as much with this theme, just like we did on the endurance theme in TMUX
  • 3.- I still need some time to get everything sorted out with the new computer

Originally this was going to be a base endurance MTC, but I don't want to burn that theme just yet. While this is also in a way endurance, adding the Road Trip feel changes the sign of this contest - you're no longer supposed to make a pure race track, you can kind of goof off a bit.

If you want to know which were the other 2 themes I was juggling, you're out of luck. I kinda want to use them in future MTCs
Last edited by FT»Osaka, 08 July 2016 22:53:23
The Green Dude
Location: ES
09 July 2016 00:08:47  
This will be the first time for a year, that I will not compete, I'm sort of out of ideas and I don't want to waste them for this, because I'm currently working on my ibc map, which is more important :s and I'm on holiday
( x ~~~ x` *)
Location: DE
09 July 2016 03:04:49  
Interesting theme! It seems like emphasis won't be on the race line for once; quite an interesting way to get the focus on scenery. I can't wait to see what people come up with!
MTC Host
Host
Location: US
09 July 2016 10:04:52  
I'm starting to work on this NOW:d ^^ !
G-kart Racer
Location: FR
09 July 2016 15:05:48  
Arkive says:
Interesting theme! It seems like emphasis won't be on the race line for once; quite an interesting way to get the focus on scenery. I can't wait to see what people come up with!


It's a way to interpret it, but remember that the rules state that you can also show the road trip thing with MT.
The Green Dude
Location: ES
09 July 2016 15:48:41  
Uncommon theme i can't wait the end of august to see how guys beats the theme8-|
Learner Driver
Location: FR
09 July 2016 16:39:30  
FT»Osaka says:
...remember that the rules state that you can also show the road trip thing with MT.


Of course! I actually have some interesting plans for that myself. My point is just that the race line most likely won't be the most important aspect this time around, which could be a nice break to see what people can do in the other areas of track building. It's certainly important, just not quite as emphasized as usual.
MTC Host
Host
Location: US
09 July 2016 18:40:58  
I think it will be hard to make something in Stadium. Personnaly I've no idea for that so I'll choose Canyon or Valley. But maybe some of you have good ideas for Stadium and will make fantastics maps :) !
G-kart Racer
Location: FR
09 July 2016 21:30:45  
This theme has so much potential. I am SO making something:cool:
Beetle Racer
Location: RO
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