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Outwitters Map Creator 1.2
02-05-2013, 08:03 AM (This post was last modified: 02-05-2013 08:21 AM by CombatEX.)
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RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2
There really needs to be a way to contact map creators on OMC. It's frustrating spotting critical errors with maps and then not being able to point it out. The funny thing is this is often the case on quite a lot of the highly rated maps (which makes me think ratings are pretty meaningless and that people just rate without really thinking). The top authors section also encourages "hate rating" as you pointed out earlier. I suggest you remove this so people feel less inclined to "hate rate" and boost themselves above others in the pseudo top author "ladder" you provide. Ideally I would use a rating system similar to IMDB which weighs ratings given by a user scaled based on their average rating. As you might imagine, this makes things a lot more fair. Someone who hate rates a lot might have an average given rating of 1/5. This would make a 1 star rating from them actually be a 3 star rating and a 2 star rating from them actually more like a 4 star rating. Conversely, someone who rates everyone extremely generously may have a 4 star average rating. In turn, a 4 star rating from this individual would be worth 3 stars, a 4.5 star rating might only be worth 4 stars, and a 2 star rating perhaps 1 star. Obviously this is a lot more work though so I don't expect you to do this. I do think that more websites should adopt this kind of rating system though and am surprised that I haven't seen it elsewhere. o.O

I do understand that there becomes an issue of moderation if you provide a comments section though. Perhaps instead you could implement a link to PM the map creator at OML? I don't know how difficult this would be, but I have a feeling it wouldn't be too much of a stretch (since you ask people to use their forum name). Obviously if there is a disparity between OMC name and forum name it won't work, but it's better than nothing and if people followed your instructions it will work as intended.

(01-30-2013 10:00 AM)Harti Wrote:  The application was originally meant to be a map creator, I only added community-based features like lists and rating because I felt like it.
With the application thriving it's also causing "obligations" to add certain functionality. I'm not completely certain to what extent I'd want to implement such feature suggestions. The big issue is that - except for the map description (which I cramped into the sidebar) - everything you see on the page was planned layout-wise so that it goes in a tidy, compact and user-friendly, yet powerful UI.

And you certainly succeeded! Anyway, as you imply, and correctly so, you aren't obligated to do anything more as far as community features go so what I've mentioned above isn't that crucial, just something to keep in mind. For all practical purposes I just ignore ratings entirely anyway and just browse maps which also works fine ^^
(01-21-2013 07:53 PM)garcia1000 Wrote:  For the Arctic Cavern map, my concern is that Mobi would be too powerful inside the cave.

Well, I'll ask Imperial what he thinks, but I actually play tested games with him (Piko, that's what he meant by "play testing")* and I did try strategies like getting a mobi into the cave. It's not practical because it leaves your base too open when devoting that many wits to attack in the cave. I guess if you get into a prolonged stalemate situation then the Adorables player (against a different team) could start harassing in the cave, but then that just means it's the job of the other team to pressure the Adorables player at their base to prevent that from occurring. In other words, I don't think it's a problem from test games and further speculation. Of course, ideally we would be able to play real games of this and other OMC maps ^^


* Without FoW unfortunately, but we did try some scenarios where we assumed that we didn't know where a particular attack was coming from and seeing whether we could stop it anyway.

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Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-09-2013, 10:59 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - bobolynx - 01-11-2013, 01:30 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - bobolynx - 01-11-2013, 04:21 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-11-2013, 11:58 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - burnodrod - 01-11-2013, 11:34 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - XixonDale - 01-12-2013, 12:14 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-12-2013, 12:33 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - XixonDale - 01-12-2013, 01:12 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-12-2013, 01:34 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-12-2013, 02:44 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - XixonDale - 01-12-2013, 03:05 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Gf!sh - 01-12-2013, 04:35 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-13-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - joelduque - 01-13-2013, 04:33 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-13-2013, 11:22 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Piko - 01-15-2013, 03:47 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Ryzuma - 01-18-2013, 02:23 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Piko - 01-18-2013, 05:16 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Ryzuma - 01-19-2013, 05:07 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.1 - Harti - 01-21-2013, 03:38 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-21-2013, 03:54 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-21-2013, 03:57 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-21-2013, 04:11 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - spacechef - 01-21-2013, 07:05 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-22-2013, 12:22 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-22-2013, 02:06 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-22-2013, 11:04 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-23-2013, 01:44 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-23-2013, 10:12 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-24-2013, 01:40 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-24-2013, 08:15 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-25-2013, 02:20 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Coolio - 01-25-2013, 09:38 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - izzilla - 01-27-2013, 01:51 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - izzilla - 01-28-2013, 01:17 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 01-27-2013, 04:45 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - izzilla - 01-27-2013, 05:27 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-27-2013, 06:44 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-28-2013, 01:52 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - jbadams01 - 01-28-2013, 01:20 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-29-2013, 04:41 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - EkoFox - 01-30-2013, 09:49 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - spacechef - 02-05-2013, 12:53 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 01-30-2013, 10:00 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - CombatEX - 02-05-2013 08:03 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 02-05-2013, 08:36 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 02-15-2013, 10:00 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 02-22-2013, 12:27 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - phineas94 - 02-22-2013, 12:34 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 02-22-2013, 02:20 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 02-22-2013, 04:29 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 02-25-2013, 03:12 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Mag!cGuy - 02-22-2013, 11:54 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - GoHeat 3 - 02-23-2013, 11:21 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - GoHeat 3 - 02-23-2013, 12:16 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - GoHeat 3 - 02-23-2013, 01:15 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 02-23-2013, 01:55 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 02-23-2013, 02:08 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 02-23-2013, 02:40 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 02-23-2013, 08:29 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Mag!cGuy - 02-23-2013, 10:00 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 02-23-2013, 10:27 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 02-24-2013, 12:08 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Piko - 03-03-2013, 07:03 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 03-08-2013, 07:27 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - GoHeat 3 - 03-08-2013, 07:33 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 03-08-2013, 07:41 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 03-08-2013, 08:32 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 03-19-2013, 02:25 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 03-20-2013, 02:08 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 03-23-2013, 12:18 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Gf!sh - 03-20-2013, 12:38 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Ryzuma - 03-20-2013, 03:53 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Spidêr - 03-22-2013, 09:33 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - baopu - 03-22-2013, 01:27 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - baopu - 03-23-2013, 02:14 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Ryzuma - 03-23-2013, 02:28 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - baopu - 03-23-2013, 02:52 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - the.posh - 04-04-2013, 03:03 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - the.posh - 04-06-2013, 02:29 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Darmky - 04-07-2013, 08:17 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Gf!sh - 04-10-2013, 03:55 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Gf!sh - 04-11-2013, 05:51 AM
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RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Kipsie - 04-14-2013, 09:27 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Kipsie - 04-24-2013, 03:18 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 04-24-2013, 08:45 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Kipsie - 04-24-2013, 01:46 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Phyresis - 04-25-2013, 04:42 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 04-26-2013, 08:14 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Kipsie - 04-28-2013, 03:43 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 05-05-2013, 12:52 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 05-25-2013, 10:01 PM
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RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 06-05-2013, 07:49 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Harti - 08-31-2013, 01:58 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - bobolynx - 11-16-2013, 05:11 PM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - spacechef - 01-11-2014, 09:31 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Phyresis - 01-11-2014, 09:57 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - spacechef - 01-13-2014, 06:47 AM
RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Chemoeum - 03-14-2014, 04:24 AM
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RE: Outwitters Map Creator 1.2 - Chemoeum - 06-14-2014, 03:27 PM
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