Guys, I have a proposal...

Discussion in 'Starcraft 2 (SC2) Editor Help' started by Kyuft, May 24, 2013.

  1. Kyuft

    Kyuft Member

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    TH has lost a lot of popularity recently, especially the SC2 EH section. I think that the best way to re-populate TH is to crank out some REALLY good custom maps with the SC2 TH logo in the maps (billboard doodads and such) along with a mention in the credits. I feel like this website can become as popular as SC2Mapster, or at least close to that if we play this up right. Work together, make projects together. I want to make a movement. We NEED more popular maps, so ramp up your skills, and crank out some killer custom games.

    -Kyuft:cool:
     
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  2. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    Okay, get to it?
     
  3. Kyuft

    Kyuft Member

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    Exactly
    Get to it

    -Kyuft:cool:
     
  4. X-maul

    X-maul AKA: Demtrod

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    On it!
     
  5. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    I have no desire to make maps for SCII.
     
  6. X-maul

    X-maul AKA: Demtrod

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    Then why are you posting in a subforum dedicated to people making maps for SCII?o_O
     
  7. Dave312

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    I do like the idea of having Billboards and other doodads advertising the site. I have some free time today so I will see if I can make some. If I upload the objects as a Mod, people can just add the Mod as a dependency to use the objects in the map, meaning it won't take up precious space in their map file.

    Just a quick question though, does anyone know if advertising within a SC2 is against the ToS?
    I am also assuming The Helper won't mind me stealing his logo?
     
  8. Kyuft

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    I doubt he will mind. I will take the crazy amount of time to look at the ToS, but I assume that it is not against it, considering SC2Mapster has their own doodads.I was thinking use the attached logo (if that isn't the same as The Helper's)

    -Kyuft:cool:
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  9. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    I don't know, it showed up in my feed for some reason.

    And I'd imagine it is, though it's probably primarily limited to profitable gain. They allow you donations, which typically redirect to a site, so obviously it's to some extent allowed.
     
  10. Kyuft

    Kyuft Member

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    I looked at the ToS and we are allowed to advertise :)

    -Kyuft:cool:
     
  11. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    I don't understand the endgame here.
     
  12. Dave312

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    The end game is to try and attract a few more visitors to this site that are interested in SC2. The Sc2 forums on this site are a little dead and could use a few more people who actively contribute.

    Kyuft, unfortunately I am going to have to crop a fair amount of that image. Most of the billboards use images that have a 2:1 aspect ratio whereas that image has an aspect ratio 5.7:1. Currently I have been just using the standard logo (the one on the top left corner of the page).
     
  13. Varine

    Varine And as the moon rises, we shall prepare for war

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    Probably because there are better sites for that.
     
  14. Kyuft

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    I think we should make some with the image in the top left along with the image I posted, but cropped. Make 2 copies of every doodad, one with each image, if you could do so.

    -Kyuft:cool:
     
  15. Dave312

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    Ok so here's the current progress of this:
    Screenshot2013-05-29 21_40_38.jpg

    I'm still yet to turn this into a Mod and upload it. Does anyone have any suggestion and recommendations for other doodads to advertise on?
     
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  16. Kyuft

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    I think that we should have at least 2 doodads that would match each type of terrain tileset (space station, forest, urban, etc.) Especially since my next map will be using a space station tile set and I do not want billboards all over the place :p

    -Kyuft:cool:
     
  17. X-maul

    X-maul AKA: Demtrod

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    I will most likely not be using any doodads in my maps - but instead put a TheHelper.net logo in my loading screen :)
     
  18. Kyuft

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    That is also one of the very helpful advertising tactics. I plan on mentioning it in the loading screen AND using doodads, if they fit with the style of my map.

    -Kyuft:cool:
     
  19. Vicboy

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    It won't. Come on, think about it... This website functions for mappers, not players.
     
  20. X-maul

    X-maul AKA: Demtrod

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    I do play SC2 Arcade, even though I am mainly a map maker. I doubt I am the only one;)
     

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