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United MTC - April 2018 (Results on page 1!)
  NitroGuy!
United MTC - April 2018 (Results on page 1!)9:00 PM 02-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), April 2018, 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: Hidden Shortcuts
Your map must include at least 3 intentionally hidden shortcuts.

Deadline: April 29, 2018.

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:
Build a map which includes at least 3 hidden shortcuts to improve your time. Although it is not necessary, it would be convenient to include a mediatracker GPS to show the normal route, and another to show the route with the shortcuts.
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable.
The author time cannot exceed 3 minutes.
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) April 2nd and 29th, 2018.
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 shortcuts...as well as including more than 3.
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. [subject to change due to nature of stunts mode]
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! and include your email address.
Last edited 23-May-2018 by   Sammon
  Brainhead
1:55 PM 03-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



so do i get that right that the short cuts have to improve your time, it is NOT a multi way finishable map type? like one way u can go tru some techy turns but the other way u can make like a stunty "shortcut" ? it has to be faster? and has it to be race mode or can it be also stunt? bcuz i have a very cool idea in mind.
  NitroGuy!
8:57 PM 03-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Yes, that's correct

And sorry, race mode only!
  waitforme_2
12:12 AM 07-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer



well, does hidden mean it must not be obvious like a curvy road between two cp´s, or does it mean you just leave away the sign for the jump
  NitroGuy!
9:51 PM 07-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
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not obvious....or a combination or both?
  Darki
2:57 PM 08-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
Saloon Racer



Loved that theme the last time...

I remember getting points deducted for making the cuts not obvious enough, so don't be too creative if you want to win.
Last edited 08-Apr-2018 by   Darki
  blackq
2:43 PM 21-Apr-18 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



I remember, Darki, I thought your map was gonna win for sure but unfortunately that was not the case .
Anyways, I think theme points should be given for cuts that feel like truly unintentional cuts, just like you would find them on a random TMX track out there
  XX EDGE XX
10:29 AM 12-May-18 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer



Quote ...
Don't forget to check your track for unintentional shortcuts.


from general tips xd
  NitroGuy!
7:25 AM 13-May-18 : Quote : Report : #
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oops
  Sammon
5:34 AM 23-May-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Here are the official results of the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), April 2018!

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

  Marius 89 takes the win!

RESULTS

MTC | Overkill by   Marius 89
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(123 points, max. 150 points possible)

"[mtc] DirgeDiverge by   osko" (121 points)

"mt. cut by   blackq" (113 points)

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 (   XX EDGE XX,   Enryx, and   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.

  XX EDGE XX
5:24 PM 24-May-18 : Quote : Report : #
F1 Racer



Congrats Marius
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