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Featured Map: X-rays by Lucidium

Thumbnail of the map 'X-rays'

I don't wanna beat a dead horse, but Lucidium was a phenomenal mapper. His concepts are second to none, and best of all is this map. I think I was three years old when I first played X-rays, and I instantly came. (Like, immediately.) At times this map is extremely difficult, and maybe even unfair. But once you beat it, you'll feel like a goddamn superhero. Anyway, I'll stop talking now and let you play the map. — Aidiera

NUMACon :: Curious

Posted:2014-09-25
Hello friends. This month's NUMACon is a little different than usual. I'm challenging you to rethink how you make maps. If you have a good grasp on the mechanics & aesthetics of mapping, then try breaking a few of the unspoken rules. Try putting some drones in the tiles or stack a bunch of rockets; nearly anything goes in this contest. If you'd like some examples of post-modernism in regards to mapping, check out the back-catalogs of these guys:



You may submit up to three maps for this contest. Tag your submissions CURIOUS [nmaps.net] and you have until 1 November 2014. The judges will be MyCheezKilledYours, maxson924, and gloomp. Have fun!

>> Aidiera

Oodles Results

Posted:2014-09-06
The judges were Aidiera, PALEMOON, and Rose stepping in as a tiebreaker. You can view the critiques here. [forum.droni.es]

0th :: No Fly List by Yahoozy [nmaps.net]
1st :: two direction by Wizard2 [nmaps.net]
2nd :: Hellop by lord_day [nmaps.net]
3rd :: Lighthead by Yahoozy [nmaps.net]
4th :: kiaora by kiaora [nmaps.net]

Thank you all for the lovely maps, and be ready for October's NUMACon (which will not be Halloween-themed this year, sorry).

>> Aidiera

NUMACon: Oodles

Posted:2014-08-02
This month's challenge is to make a map utilizing oneways. They're pretty buggy, so don't be afraid to exploit the hell out of them. Oneways should be the main theme of the map too, not just a small part of it. Three maps per author, and be sure to tag them Oodles [nmaps.net] so that I can find them. Judges will be me and probably me again. Maps must be submitted by 1 September.

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I would also like to mention that nominations for The Dronies are still ongoing and that I only need about ten more submissions before voting can begin. If you scroll down to the Wintercon post you'll see all the necessary links and information necessary to nominate maps. So please, take the time to do your part for the community. The future of NUMA depends on you. But no pressure or anything.

>> Aidiera

Oblique Results

Posted:2014-07-05
In a stunning turn of events, NachoCheese and I had two completely different top-five lists, so in fairness I'm going to award each of our two favorites. So without further ado...

0th :: Fern by macrohenry [nmaps.net]
0th :: super by Invalid [nmaps.net]
1st :: Parkour by ChrisE [nmaps.net]
1st :: 45 Tilted Drums by script [nmaps.net]

Some comments are here. [forum.droni.es] Many thanks for participating, everyone. Stay tuned for the next NUMACon, coming February 2019. :p

>> Aidiera

Regarding the number of maps on the hot maps page per user:

Posted:2014-05-13
The traditional rule was that each user could have two maps on the hot maps page at any given time. But these days, that doesn't really work, and it unfairly restricts users' posting rates, as maps with no ratings at all can stay on the page for four days.

So instead, the rule from here on out (a rule that always existed but was rarely talked about): 5 maps per user per day, maximum. And try not to submit all 5 at once, as we don't want some unlucky soul submitting their map half an hour before someone else pushes their map down five spots. This should allow anyone to post maps to their heart's content (within reason) and possibly increase activity here.

If you have any questions, just leave me a message on one of my maps, or find me on irc in #music or #n-mapping.

- Rose

NUMACon :: Oblique

Posted:2014-01-28
For February's contest, you must make maps using only slanted tiles. (The border is the only part that can be flat if you wish to include it.) The little half-tile sides on 2-tiles and 3-tiles are allowed however. No 4 / 8 tiles either; those will be for another 'con. I don't know who will judge, though I'm hoping 'hooz will accept my offer. Submissions are open until 1 March, and up to three maps per author. Tag your maps oblique [nmaps.net] and have fun!

>> Aidiera

PS see the post below for information on the Dronies.

Wintercon Results & The Dronies: 2013

Posted:2014-01-09
Part The First

0th << It's a Hailstorm! [nmaps.net] by Mohit_Ghune
1st << snow [nmaps.net] by Invalid
2nd << Sixfold Straightforward [nmaps.net] by script
3rd << A Snow Globe and A harsh Wind [nmaps.net] by IodineEnvy
4th << Guess What This Map Is About [nmaps.net] by lsudny

Critiques are here [forum.droni.es]. Thank you all for participating! The next NUMACon will be in February.

Part The Second

How to nominate maps for the 2013 Dronies:

1. PM Aidiera [forum.droni.es] on the forums to ask for a code.
2. Go to the webform [dronies.webform.com] site and paste the seven-letter code in the first box and a link to your NUMA profile in the second box.
3. I REPEAT, IF YOU DON'T INCLUDE THE CODE I WILL DELETE THE SUBMISSION
4. Nom nom nom! You get up to three nominations per category. You can nominate one map for more than one category, but only once in each category.

Any questions will be answered in this thread. [forum.droni.es] Get to it!

>> Aidiera

Your attention please.

Posted:2013-12-21
Do not report maps for being objectively terrible. That is not against the rules, although I wish it was. Merry Christmas.

-flag

Wintercon + Dronies

Posted:2013-11-29
Firstly, I don't get many snowy days. None, actually. So perhaps some of you can make this December a white one for me. Make any sort of winter-themed map you'd like and tag it wintercon [nmaps.net]. Two maps per person, and the judges will be TommyWiseau, DaggaFork and myself.

Secondness, the 2013 Dronies are almost upon us, so take some time to go through the year's maps and chose your nominations. I'm continuing the process of using a 'code' that I PM you on the forums to verify your account on the webform site. Message me on the forums and I will send you a seven-letter word which will be your code. The form is HERE [dronies.webform.com] but submissions won't be open until January.

>> Aidiera

Here are the FRIGHT NIGHT winners!

Posted:2013-11-01
0th: Turtle and Human Come Back From the Dead by lfaber [nmaps.net]
1st: Gluttony by Tempus_Fugit [nmaps.net]
2nd: Mr.October by IodineEny [nmaps.net]
3rd: The Dead Shall Rise Again by blue_rocks [nmaps.net]
4th: 37-2: Multiple Possesion Fuhai no Onna by deep_blue [nmaps.net]

I've posted my critiques and Chrdrenkmann's top five here [forum.droni.es]. The next NUMACon will be announced at the end of November, but you'd best practice mapping until then.

Happy Halloween!

>> Aidiera