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United MTC - June 2018 (Results on Page 2!)
  NitroGuy!
United MTC - June 2018 (Results on Page 2!)8:49 PM 04-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Welcome to the TMX Monthly Track Contest (MTC), June 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: Classic Bootlegs
Choose one author that has received at least 50 awards on one map. Make a map in the style of that author, using a combination of their ideas and scenery.

Deadline: June 30, 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:
Choose one author that has received at least 50 awards on one map. Make a map in the style of that author, using a combination of their ideas and scenery.
If you yourself have received more than 50 awards on one map, you cannot choose yourself.
We recommend you choose an author who makes maps out of your comfort zone if you want to receive more points in the "theme" category!
All spots/checkpoints must be respawnable.
The author time cannot exceed 2 minutes.
Blockmixing is allowed.
TM Unlimiter requirement is not allowed.
PX tracks are not allowed.
Only race maps are 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 30th, 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 theme.
Important: To enter a track, simply upload it and post your submission in this thread.
Remember, this theme obviously does not warrant someone to blatantly plagiarize a map.

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 03-Aug-2018 by   NitroGuy!
  blackq
12:24 PM 07-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Finally something creative .

One suggestion though: I wouldn't make "going out of your comfort zone" a factor influencing one's theme points. The reason is that it is so damn hard to judge. Change this to rather require to "match the author's style as good as possible and make one feel like they're playing a track from that author".

KR
Last edited 07-Jun-2018 by   blackq
  XX EDGE XX
3:45 PM 07-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Seems like very hard theme for building and even harder for judging, I would not expect many entries
  NitroGuy!
9:24 PM 07-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by blackq ...
Finally something creative .

One suggestion though: I wouldn't make "going out of your comfort zone" a factor influencing one's theme points. The reason is that it is so damn hard to judge. Change this to rather require to "match the author's style as good as possible and make one feel like they're playing a track from that author".

KR


To clarify--if your style of building is nearly identical to a famous author's, try not to choose that author

Also I'd love to hear some suggestions if you have them, we've had approximately 100 MTCs so far, coming up with new themes is very difficult

@ EDGE: I knew I would be taking a risk from this theme, but I believe it's something that would be more fun than challenging to try
  Brainhead
8:30 AM 09-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
Go-Kart Racer



Originally posted by XX EDGE XX ...
Seems like very hard theme for building and even harder for judging, I would not expect many entries


+1

i have a suggestion for a MTC:

"you have to build a track where u change the drivingline at a certain point so u drive the complete track backwards till start" not meaning u have to drive backwards, u can go forward but u have to drive the track in reverse.

to make it simple, a theme where u use 100% of ur track forwards and backwards and only if that is given, u finish.

i would totaly love this.


Last edited 09-Jun-2018 by   Brainhead
  uk.VividReamer
1:58 PM 09-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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nice idea Brain, that could work.. a 100% re-use of the track
  NitroGuy!
9:56 PM 09-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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nice one brainhead
  cold-d (pachar...
6:36 AM 16-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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did you make a mistake in the information ? instead of typing june 2nd to 30 you said may
  rad
7:13 PM 16-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Fixed.
Last edited 16-Jun-2018 by   rad
  NitroGuy!
9:32 PM 16-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Originally posted by cold-d (pacharoyal) ...
did you make a mistake in the information ? instead of typing june 2nd to 30 you said may

there's always something I forget to change
  *Garfield
7:43 PM 20-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
Toy-Car Racer



Question, can the map be based on one from tmo exchange? Even though there's only like 10 maps with 50+ awards, theres a couple great ones I have ideas for.
  Brainhead
9:09 AM 21-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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@garf, there is nothing said in the rules u have to use tmx united, so its fine i guess.
  *Garfield
5:30 PM 21-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Assumed so, but figured I'd ask anyways. Thanks.
  NitroGuy!
6:10 AM 22-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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yep, that's fine obviously tms and tmn/tmnf are allowed as well.
  wormi
10:42 PM 23-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Very nice theme!
  FT»eyebo
4:31 AM 29-Jun-18 : Quote : Report : #
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I really wanted to participate this month, but time is running short and I didn't even start a track yet.

But great theme NitroGuy!
  NitroGuy!
8:32 AM 04-Jul-18 : Quote : Report : #
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Update on MTC July: my computer’s motherboard decided to die so Im currently waiting for a new laptop to arrive. Unfortunately this means there will be no MTC July, unless someone wants to host for a month

mtc may results are finished, just waiting for sammon to compile the final spreadsheet.

also thanks eyebo

Last edited 24-Jul-2018 by   NitroGuy!
  NitroGuy!
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Update on judging: sorry about the delay, my computer issues threw everything off this month. One judge is finished, and we're waiting on the other two
  XX EDGE XX
12:16 PM 26-Jul-18 : Quote : Report : #
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I'm done with judging too, really solid entries by everyone that month
  Brainhead
2:00 PM 26-Jul-18 : Quote : Report : #
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just a short sidenote on my track, i have to change a respawn way, bcuz someone found that the respawn way is faster than the intended route, so i have to change it after the MTC Results. nothing to worry about tho
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