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United MTC - September 2017
  NitroGuy!
United MTC - September 20172:45 AM 02-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), September 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:
This month, we're taking another creative theme from nations exchange, brought to you from Zipperke. Let's have a look at the details of the contest:

Theme of the Month:Mini Slingshot
When you start you must see a jump in front of the start. It doesn't have to be directly in front, by in the near visible vicinity. It should be impossible to make that jump immediately. You must build some kind of a detour around the start section that builds up enough momentum so it becomes possible to come back and make that jump.

Deadline: September 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:
There must be a visible jump near the start that is impossible to make if you drive directly off of it. You must build some kind of a detour around the start section that builds up enough momentum so it becomes possible to come back and make that jump.
Only race maps are allowed.
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable.
The author time cannot exceed 60 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) [bSeptember 1st and 28th, 2017[/b].
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. Judges will likely give you more points here if you get as creative as possible with the slingshot!
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 02-Sep-2017 by   NitroGuy!
  Sammon
4:31 AM 02-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
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In the interest of full transparency, here's the template I'll be using to judge this MTC: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qxW_jqvAS9RlRrqzreGR-ClWj-B4dYZ_D7h8V1MBf20/edit?usp=sharing

It's worth a look since I reworked how I do design scores. Hopefully this means my scores won't be so low compared to everyone else anymore.

Please note that this template only applies to ME and no other judges, who will all have their own ways of doing things.

  Moki
7:14 PM 04-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



really cool theme but not copied from tmnfx june mtc at all
just one thing to clarify: the theme title and tmnfx mtc rules say tracks must be mini tracks (20/25s?) though the current rules doesn't mention it. so can tracks be longer or only short track allowed?
Last edited 04-Sep-2017 by   Moki
  NitroGuy!
7:26 PM 04-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...

The Details:
This month, we're taking another creative theme from nations exchange, brought to you from Zipperke. Let's have a look at the details of the contest:


Originally posted by NitroGuy! ...
The author time must not exceed 60 seconds.


Last edited 04-Sep-2017 by   NitroGuy!
  Moki
8:00 PM 04-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



oops, should've read the introduction first
so normal long maps allowed. ok. thx
Last edited 04-Sep-2017 by   Moki
  Zipperke
7:07 PM 10-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer



Thiefs
  Moki
8:38 PM 11-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer



thieves...?
  beeri2001
6:21 PM 17-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



is it ok if, when you start you dont see an actual jump but (at the end) you make a jump through the start (you dont touch the start at all) and then get another cp into the finish?

(you can see the finish from the start but as i said not an actual jump.
  NitroGuy!
1:33 AM 21-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I'm going to have to see an example
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