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MTC October 2021: Out of Your Element 08 October 2021 00:56:30  


    Welcome to the ManiaExchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC) for October 2021! Fun's over; Arkive's hosting again!



    In the MTC, your task is to build a track on a given theme. Later, all the tracks are rated and a winner is found.



    Theme of the Month: Out of Your Element


    Build a course using vehicles and/or styles you don't often use.



    Theme Specific Rules
    • Nothing, this time! Just keep the theme in mind to maximize the points judges give you.


    General Rules
    • You may submit two tracks maximum
    • Duo tracks are allowed, but each map counts as one track for each author involved
    • MTC should be present in the track name. Example: "Is Mayonnaise A Style? (MTC)" or "mtc | I'm not left-handed either" (check that any special characters do not break in the TM or MX track name)
    • The track should be built in the most recent version of the game
    • Maps must be built specifically for this MTC and uploaded after the theme is announced
    • All environments are allowed
    • All titlepacks are allowed
    • Blockmixing is allowed
    • Envimixing is allowed
    • Embedded items are allowed
    • Stadium64 base is allowed
    • TMUF cars are allowed
    • Mods are allowed (remember to include locators!)
    • Press Forward, Left, Right, or similar tracks are NOT allowed
    • Courses requiring OpenPlanet to drive are NOT allowed

    If you have any questions or would like to contest a rule, feel free to ask!

    Deadlines
    • Your track should be uploaded before the end of November 7th at midnight EST. Submissions will continue to be accepted until I officially announce closure in this thread, which will likely occur the following EST morning
    • Tracks submitted within the deadline will have 24 hours after submissions close to make any last minute edits
    • Public voting will go from November 8th to November 14th or until the internal judging is finished, whichever occurs later
    • Results are calculated and posted soon after public voting closes


    Prizes
    :gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that. I wasn't around then, but maybe some of you still remember him? :p)
    :gold: The top 3 winners will receive a showcase of a track of their choice (< 10 awards)

    How to Submit
    • You MUST upload your map to this map-pack and optionally post a link to your map in this thread
    • You can update your track within the deadline as many times as you want
    • Submitted courses may be updated within 24 hours of submissions closing, in case of any necessary last minute changes; new courses may NOT be submitted in this time frame
    • Updating your track after the revision deadline has passed will lead to a disqualification. You are free to update your track once the results are published

    Judging: Public and Internal
    We will use a mixture of 75/25 between internal judging and public voting if there is 1 public voter, 60/40 for 2, and 50/50 for 3+
    • Everyone is allowed to judge, even players who submitted a map (your score on your own map will be removed, so give it whatever you want!)
    • Every track will be judged with marks from 0 (bad) to 10 (good). All votes greater than/equal to 7 or less than/equal to 4 require constructive feedback on why you gave it that score
    • Note that you have to judge a stage entirely! You cannot judge only half of it. If you are not able to finish the map, your vote can still count! Please only leave that as a very last resort, and still judge the entire map fairly
    • You must play and vote on all tracks for your votes to count
    • You need to verify your vote by making a post here (for example: "Voted :done:")
    • One best and one worst vote for each map will be ignored if more than 10 people vote
    • The internal judging will note some detailed feedback with points based on categories (Theme [20p], Creativity [10p], Fun [10p], Detail [10p])

Good luck, and if you have any questions, please ask!

MTC Host
Host
Location: US
12 October 2021 20:06:20  
Never mapped stadium or valley. Why not try mapping both at once? Built one multilap map, so why not go for 2 more?

Forklift Operator
Location: PL
15 October 2021 06:16:49  
here i come, RPG vs Competitive, which is better to make scenery


Last edited by Mekh, 15 October 2021 06:17:34
Moped Racer
Location: TH
23 October 2021 14:32:44  
I haven't mapped valley in many many years. Had to find many new scenery/route combinations.

Learner Driver
Location: AU
09 November 2021 02:29:40  
Submissions are now closed! All authors have 24 hours from this post to make any last minute edits to their map(s). A public vote sheet will be made within a few days.
MTC Host
Host
Location: US
12 November 2021 02:53:02  



October 2021 Public Voting Link: https://forms.gle/LKPxeS8CX8cspLMEA


This month there's 5 maps! Download them here.

In the voting sheet, give your score before your feedback (0 to 10, decimals are allowed). If you have comments, leave them right after your score. For example:

8.2 - Pretty good, though a couple parts felt a bit too easy.
  • Everyone is allowed to judge, even players who submitted a map (your score on your own map will be removed, so give it whatever you want!)
  • Every map will be judged with a decimal number from 0 (bad) to 10 (good). All votes greater than/equal to 7 or less than/equal to 4 require constructive feedback on why you gave it that score
  • Note that you have to judge a stage entirely! You cannot judge only half of it. If you are not able to finish the map, your vote can still count! Please only leave that as a very last resort, and still judge the entire map fairly
  • You need to verify your vote by making a post here (for example: "Voted :done:")
  • One best and one worst vote for each map will be ignored if more than 10 people vote
  • The overall score will be a mixture of the average public score and the average internal score
  • The mixture will be 75/25 between internal judging and public voting if there is 1 public voter, 60/40 for 2, and 50/50 for 3+
  • You must be able to play and vote on all maps for your votes to count



A panel of judges will also judge the maps.
This internal voting will follow the format of:
Theme (20p) | Creativity (10p) | Fun (10p) | Detail (10p)

All public voting will soft close on November 18th, 2021 at midnight EST. After that, you may still vote until the internal judges complete their voting.
MTC Host
Host
Location: US
12 November 2021 21:10:46  
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Old Age Caravanner
Location: EE
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