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United MTC - September 2017 (Results on Page 1!)2:45 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.

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 25-Oct-2017 by   NitroGuy!
4:31 AM 02-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
I'm fluffy.

In the interest of full transparency, here's the template I'll be using to judge this MTC:

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.

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
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!
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
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F1 Racer

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

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.
1:33 AM 21-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
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I'm going to have to see an example
1:27 PM 24-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer

i've made an example for the mtc on nations when i had this theme
8:27 PM 24-Sep-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer

here you go, its also already in the subm. thead:

"[fs] Haunted snow wold =MtC= by   beeri2001"
3:36 PM 02-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Moped Racer

october mtc?
5:01 AM 04-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Haven't been home since the theme is coming soon
8:23 PM 05-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer

When are the results?
6:32 AM 06-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Unfortunately sheets have not been sent out yet. I'll be finished by next thursday!
3:03 PM 09-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
Soft-Top Racer

i don't envy the judges, it isn't a easy task every month to play and rate all tracks so max respect for you guys
1:29 AM 25-Oct-17 : Quote : Report : #
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Here are the official results of the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), August 2017!

When you view the results, remember that the lowest and the highest score of each track were not ignored because we had 3 judges. The results this month were very close!

  FT»tuutti takes the win!


MTC - Gee, Oils On! by   FT»tuutti
(127 points, max. 150 points possible)

"MTC»Butterflies and Hurricanes by   timmy_gk" (124.5 points)

"(MTC) Ace In The Hole by   *Speedster" (123)

Thanks to all participants and congrats to those who did well!

Here you can view the whole results with the scores and comments of all judges (google sheet)].

Special thanks to the judges (  Sammon,   Enryx and myself,   NitroGuy!)! Remember, if you wish to see the highest and lowest score of each map ignored to make the results tighter again, then by all means sign up to judge! We could always use more judges.

Last edited 25-Oct-2017 by   NitroGuy!
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No reactions after a week?
5:28 PM 02-Nov-17 : Quote : Report : #
TMX Supporter

Delayed thanks for the results! Out still much faster than MX results.

Nothing to comment on my side, all results are pretty much as I expected (except the last one).
8:29 PM 02-Nov-17 : Quote : Report : #
Hatchback Racer

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