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United MTC - March 201711:01 PM 03-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), March 2017, hosted by NitroGuy!

In the MTC, you must build a track on a given theme. All of the entered tracks will be rated by judges and a winner will be found. We'll be taking a theme from Nations Forever Exchange for this month...

The Details:
Let's have a look at the details of the contest:

Theme of the Month: Yin/Yang
For this theme, you must make a track that does not use the same blocks in 2 separate sections of the editor (separated by a line in the middle). To explain...

- Imagine the editor space divided in 2 separated by a line, the blocks from one half must be diferent from the ones on the other half
- You can make the division horizontaly or vertically but NEVER diagonally. Feel free to make it look however you want, just as long as any player would be able to notice it.
- For example check the avaliable scenarios: CLICK HERE
- Any blocks used in the area A should NOT be used in the area B and vice versa
- The amount of time spent in the racing line and block distribution has to be (close to) equal in both sides
- Terraforming (water, dirt, grass) does not count as a block and can be used wherever you wish

Deadline: March 29, 2017.

The winner will be able to pick a track to showcase on the front page* + 5000 coppers
3000 coppers
1500 coppers

*The track can be a self-made creation or the work of someone else (which has got a maximum of 10 awards already).

The rules:
Your task is to make a track that does not use the same blocks in 2 separate sections of the editor (separated by a line in the middle).
Please refer to the explanations if you are confused.
Only race maps are allowed.
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable.
Your author time must be at least 25 seconds
Blockmixing is allowed.
TM Unlimiter requirement is not allowed.
PX tracks are not allowed.
You may submit one track only.
Include the letter combination MTC somewhere in the track name so it can be easily identified.
Example: "Here is my cool map(MTC)".
The track must have been uploaded to the exchange between (and including) March 3rd and 29th, 2017.
The track must be a work of yours - remixes of other tracks are not allowed.
Updating your track within the deadline is allowed.

General tips:
The "General tips" are just recommendations. You won't get disqualified if you do not follow them, but they tend to help your track and its appreciation by general player population.

Remember that you have got about three weeks to build your track. Take some time for testing, or let others test your track in the Beta Area.
Don't forget to check your track for unintentional shortcuts.
A MediaTracker GPS showing the route does not relieve you of your moral obligation to provide guidance during the race (signs or other visual hints on where to go).
Always provide your track on TMX with a screenshot that shows something from the track, and add a description of what can people expect if they play your track.
You will get more points in the "theme" category if you have a diverse amount of blocks on each half. For example, having 100% road pieces in one half and 100% white platform pieces in the other half is not very impressive.

Important: To enter a track, simply upload it and post your submission in this thread.

The Judging System:
A number of judges will rate the tracks on the following points:

Design – Flow, smoothness, speed, transitions, etc. The general "feel" of the track. Max. 20 points/judge.
Polishing – Scenery, MediaTracker, signage, etc. Final touches that can make the track appear better. Max. 10 points/judge.
Fun Factor – Depending on how fun the judges find your track. Max. 10 points/judge.
Theme / Creativity – Depending on how you create your track within the given guidelines. The less restricted your track feels, the more points you'll get on this area. Max. 10 points/judge.

Regarding the final results, the lowest and highest score of each track will be deleted and the average of the "medium scores" decides - if the number of judges is at least 5.

Good luck and have fun.

We hope many people participate!

If you want to make a donation towards future prize pools, please send coppers to the login: nitroguy.
If you want to judge, please send a PM to   NitroGuy!.
Last edited 05-Mar-2017 by   NitroGuy!
1:12 PM 04-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

What about Checkpoints?
Having them in just one half would make cutting too easy.
  Owen J
1:56 PM 04-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer

I guess you have to use different types
2:19 PM 04-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer

Decoration count as block so I guess you cant use the same decoration on both sides.
11:39 PM 04-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
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correct, commandos

timmy-owen is right, there are many different types of checkpoints to use
11:44 AM 05-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

are TMunlimiter tracks allowed or only tracks that works on vanillaTM?
  Owen J
1:38 PM 05-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer

Blockmixing is allowed so I guess so!
And why wouldn't it be
5:40 PM 05-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #

TMUnlimiter maps can't be driven properly with the vanilla game, and can pose problems if judges don't have the tool installed.

I'm not sure if TMUnlimiter maps have been used in the MTCs already but ultimately it's up to nitroguy if he want to let such maps in.
10:20 PM 05-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
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shoot, forgot to include that. i'm going to disallow it because of how different the maps would be-it would be very difficult to judge and compare it to other maps.
11:05 AM 06-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

that's why I asked, anyway if i get a nice idea I may partecipate
4:39 PM 16-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

Actually you could troll the theme by just putting a startblock into area A and the rest of the track into area B xDDD
10:25 AM 17-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I mean, if you want 0 points in the theme category....
5:32 PM 17-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer

The track im making will be fun
  Owen J
4:10 PM 21-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer

Are we allowed to use TMO Bases??
5:26 PM 21-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
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i'll allow it, as long as you can find the middle of the 10x150 if you're building a track lengthwise
5:50 PM 21-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

74*10 + 2*10 + 74*10
4:56 PM 23-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

hopefully i'll finish my track in time
5:45 PM 23-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
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i'll extend the deadline a couple days if needed we're always looking for more entries!
7:36 PM 23-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

the 29th is enough i just need to fix few details and make MT
9:30 PM 23-Mar-17 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer

same here, when is the last day to publish a track?
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