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  NitroGuy!
United MTC - June 2017 (Results on page 3!)11:26 PM 02-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), June 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.

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

Theme of the Month: Double Layer
Split your map into two halves: both halves must be separated by a vertical gap. More details below!

Deadline: June 28, 2017.

Prizes:
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 map must be divided in two, and have a gap of vertical space between the two halves. Since TMS+Stadium are both 32 spaces tall, and TMO environments are 14 spaces tall...
The gap for TMS+Stadium must be at least 10 spaces tall.
The gap for TMO environments must be at least 4 spaces tall.
You are not required to split your map into thirds. For example, in a TMS map, you can use the bottom 15 spaces for half your map, and the top 7 spaces for the other half.
Pillars & pylons made by block pieces in the air are allowed in the gap. Scenery is allowed, but you will get less points in the "theme" category if it's so cluttered that you can't even tell there's a gap.
Only race maps are allowed.
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable.
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) June 2nd and 28th, 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 your map layout is as "50/50" as possible. Also a good variation of ideas on both halves is crucial as well. Don't overdo the scenery in the gap area either!

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 23-Jul-2017 by   Sammon
  Owen J
12:40 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



I'm going to wait for others to make some tracks
  Acid
12:41 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Ok this is new and interesting. Seems tuff to create a nice transition from one layer to the other, cool idea. Btw. there's a typo in Rule #1 (the second TMS should be TMO)
Cheers
  timmy_gk
3:52 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer



sounds like an invitation for island FS
  Poutrel
5:31 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



Is it possible to go from the bottom layer to the top one, then again to the botoom one, etc... Or do we need to drive the first half ine one layerand the second half in the other layer?
I guess both layers must be around the same lenght?
  sonixerik
5:51 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Hatchback Racer



Is there a more visual way to describe this? I'm still confused.
  rad
6:25 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by sonixerik ...
Is there a more visual way to describe this? I'm still confused.

+1
  timmy_gk
8:35 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer



it's like this if I understood it right:

]
]
] X blocks where you put track
]
]
-
-
- Y blocks where you put about nothing = gap
-
-
]
]
] Z blocks where you put track too
]
]

In TMS+Stadium Y = 10 and in TMO Y = 4
In TMS X+Z = 22 and in TMO X+Z = 10
Last edited 04-Jun-2017 by   NitroGuy!
  Enryx
9:16 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Well done timmy


Just I dont understand what you mean with "Y+Z", the limitations only concern the blank space in the mid

Edit: I think you meant X+Z
Last edited 03-Jun-2017 by   Enryx
  sonixerik
10:38 PM 03-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Hatchback Racer



Originally posted by timmy_gk ...
it's like this if I understood it right:

]
]
] X blocks where you put track
]
]
-
-
- Y blocks where you put about nothing = gap
-
-
]
]
] Z blocks where you put track too
]
]

In TMS+Stadium Y = 10 and in TMO Y = 4
In TMS Y+Z = 22 and in TMO Y+Z = 10

Since TMS+Stadium are both 32 spaces tall, and TMO environments are 14 spaces tall and the gap for TMS+Stadium must be 10 spaces tall, while the gap for TMO environments must be 4 spaces tall.
If I understand correctly:
In the TMO Envi, blocks in the Y1-5 and Y10-14 coordinates can have blocks but blocks in the Y6-9 coordinates can't
AND
In the TMS+Stadium Envi, blocks in the Y1-11 and Y22-32 coordinates can have blocks but blocks in the Y12-21 coordinates can't
  rad
12:19 AM 04-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Thanks guys, that's clear to me now.
  timmy_gk
10:33 AM 04-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer



Originally posted by Enryx ...
Well done timmy
Just I dont understand what you mean with "Y+Z", the limitations only concern the blank space in the mid


Oops - late night typo

Thanks anyway!
  Enryx
11:19 AM 04-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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All correct, plus remember theorically there are underground blocks too that can be used
  blackq
2:06 PM 04-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



Interesting theme.

What about respawn ways consuming space in the vertical gap? Are they allowed?

Best regards,
blackq
  NitroGuy!
11:32 PM 04-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I'm gonna say no-get creative with those
  X_Darkman_X
11:58 AM 05-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer



i dont understand this theme. i must wait for a example gogo guys build a mtc map haha
  Poutrel
2:03 PM 05-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



Two more questions sorry. ^^

Is EnviMix allowed?

Is there any min or max time limit?
  Enryx
9:28 PM 05-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by Poutrel ...
Is EnviMix allowed?

Is there any min or max time limit?


Yes

Hmm last few MTCs don't have any rule about time not sure if it was forgotten along the way
  blackq
9:54 PM 05-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



Must be means that the gap must be really X spaces tall, right? So having a bigger gap will result in a loss of points?
  NitroGuy!
12:22 AM 06-Jun-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Good question, I rephrased it
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