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United MTC - July 2017
  NitroGuy!
United MTC - July 20177:35 PM 03-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), July 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: Flat-tracks
Put all pieces on the same editor level, you get to choose which one. Large blocks are allowed as long as the bottom of the block is on the same level as the others.

Deadline: July 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:
All map pieces must be placed on the same level, which is a level of your choice.
Large blocks are allowed as long as the bottom of the block is on the same level as the others.
Only race maps are allowed.
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable. (Respawn routes must also be flat!)
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) July 3rd 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 four 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 is a creative and fun as possible with the restrictions. Remember, it's only the pieces, not the car, that have to stay on the same level!

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 03-Jul-2017 by   NitroGuy!
  sonixerik
4:19 PM 04-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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So is loops like in the Bay, Coast, Stadium, and Desert environment is ok?
  blackq
5:48 PM 04-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



Originally posted by sonixerik ...
So is loops like in the Bay, Coast, Stadium, and Desert environment is ok?


I guess no, since you drive on 3-4 different layers in order to complete the loop.

One question:
With all blocks, do you also mean scenery blocks? If scenery blocks on different layers were forbidden, it would be really a pity...
  timmy_gk
6:47 PM 04-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



Originally posted by blackq ...
I guess no, since you drive on 3-4 different layers in order to complete the loop.


Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...
[...] Remember, it's only the pieces, not the car, that have to stay on the same level!


uh oh.

I guess only the waterside road loopings for bay will work then.
  rad
7:05 PM 04-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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In this case desert and narrow stadium ones would work too.
  NitroGuy!
8:15 PM 04-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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correct
  Moki
10:59 AM 05-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...
All map pieces must be placed on the same level, which is a level of your choice.

what about terraforming & scenery blocks? must they also be on the same level?
  NitroGuy!
6:28 PM 05-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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scenery can be placed on any level, terraforming as well since it's a level of your choice.
  Red Shreder
12:57 AM 07-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Nice theme, i'll probably try something out !
  iamthefastest
3:14 PM 07-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



What about jumps? are they allowed if their straight? because no one has asked about that.
Last edited 07-Jul-2017 by   iamthefastest
  Moki
3:39 PM 07-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...
Remember, it's only the pieces, not the car, that have to stay on the same level!

they're allowed as long as the jump is on the same level
Last edited 07-Jul-2017 by   Moki
  Tushy444
OMG!!!!!11:31 PM 07-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



flat flat flat flat EASY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  thevoicegameplay
8:31 PM 08-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



Seems like nobody has been sending a new MTC track. I wonder why
  Moki
8:49 PM 08-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



why? idk... maybe because... building??? (no offense)
  lilimik
Silly question...7:13 AM 10-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer




What happens to those blocks that must be placed in the arie? Does not the level of the track matter?
  Poutrel
2:22 PM 10-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



I guess if you want to use aerial blocks you need to build everything not on the ground
  rad
3:51 PM 10-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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What about rally/snow castle blocks or blocks with pillars in general? I suppose that's not allowed (unless they're on the same level)?
  Sammon
6:51 PM 10-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by rad ...
What about rally/snow castle blocks or blocks with pillars in general? I suppose that's not allowed (unless they're on the same level)?

Do you have an example of one such block?
  rad
7:18 PM 10-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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All blocks from 4th rally folder for example, the asphalt ones.
[bad track link] would a track like this be allowed?
I suppose not, just wanna make sure.
  NitroGuy!
9:04 PM 10-Jul-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Thanks for bringing up this question, guys

Unfortunately, any piece with pillars that extend to the ground are not allowed, unless the actual drive-able part of the piece is on the same level as the rest of the map.

Here is an example.
Last edited 10-Jul-2017 by   rad
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