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MTC May 2022: Bird is the Word 2022-05-03 03:48:41  

    Welcome to the ManiaExchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC) for May 2022! eyebo is your host for the month.
    In the MTC, your mission is to build a map on a given theme. Later, all the maps are rated and a winner is found.


Theme of the Month: Bird Is the Word
Make use of the bird blocks the best way you can!

What is a bird block?
It's the blocks that have birds flying around on them.
Valley Blocks:
1-1-6
3-1-7
6-4-7
11-1-7

Lagoon Blocks:
1-2-6
2-1-9
7-5

Stadium Blocks:
1-1-8
1-2-6
3-1-10
4-2-5
4-3-2
6-1-9
6-4-7

Titlepacks allowed:
  • TM2 Canyon (sorry, no bird blocks = no Canyon)
  • TM2 Valley
  • TM2 Stadium
  • TM2 Lagoon
  • TM2 MultiEnv / TMAll (but no Canyon!)

Theme Specific Rules
  • You can submit a maximum of two maps for this edition.
  • Duo maps are allowed. A duo map counts as one map for each participant.
  • EnvMix and TMU cars are allowed. Canyon car is allowed too, as long as the blocks used are from Valley, Lagoon, or Stadium. If you EnvMix in Stadium, make sure the correct car is used even if players don't have OpenPlanet. If you're not sure about this, ask for help.

General Rules
  • MTC should be present in the track name. Example: "Where Is Waldo (MTC)" or "mtc|WhereIsWaldo"
  • Maps should be built in the most recent version of the game.
  • Maps must be built during the month of this MTC.
  • Press Forward, Left, Right, or similar tracks are NOT allowed
  • Maps requiring drivers to use OpenPlanet are NOT allowed
  • Maps must be under 4 MBs (online server limit)


Deadlines
  • Your map should be uploaded before Wednesday May 25th @ 22:00 CEST. Submissions will continue to be accepted until I officially announce closure in this thread.
  • Maps submitted within the deadline will have 24 hours after submissions close to make any edits
  • Voting is from Friday May 27th @ 17:00 CEST to Monday May 30th @ 17:00 CEST
  • Results are calculated and posted soon after voting closes


Prizes
:gold: Honor and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that.)
:gold: The top 3 winners will receive a front page feature of a track of their choice

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

Voting
  • In an effort to get results out quicker, and to make it more fun to play and vote on maps, we will are using a new simplified form of voting.
  • When voting opens, the maps will be available on a server in the TM2 MultiEnv titlepack.
  • The server will be open for 3 days (over the weekend).
  • To vote, use the karma system on the server.
    -- 1 point (bad)
    - 2 points
    +- 3 points
    + 4 points
    ++ 5 points (good)

  • Everyone is allowed to vote, even players who submitted a map (your vote on your own map won't be counted)
  • You must vote on at least half of the submitted maps in order for your votes to be counted
  • Your votes will be averaged for the maps you didn't vote on. But please try to vote on as many maps as possible.
  • Note that you have to finish a map in order to vote!
  • Players are encouraged to leave an award on the maps they liked, and to post constructive feedback on as many maps as possible


Good luck, and if you have any questions, please ask!
Last edited by eyebo.wp, 2022-05-03 13:39:56
Site Leader
Location: US
2022-05-03 13:40:34  
Added bird block numbers to the rules post.

Also, from Keissla:
Keissla says:
might be worth noting that if you have a lot of birds in a track, specially if theyre localized in a tight spot, it can cause lags
Last edited by eyebo.wp, 2022-05-03 13:41:26
Site Leader
Location: US
2022-05-16 05:56:52  
Might be also worth noting that bird blocks sound effects seem to be at least partly bugged when playing online. Lagoon and Valley are totally muted to me.
Learner Driver
Location: FI
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