This map is eight years old. It was crafted during the golden age of NUMA. Arachnid stood alone as our ever-present (HAH), omnipotent overlord. The second Legacy mappack had just come out. Everyone was making maps together and fitting them together in a pack, it was an exciting time. The community was alive on IRC and the community was thriving.
As for the map, this was something that caught my imagination as a fledgling map maker. Clever use of objects and tiles. — rocket_thumped
NUMACon :: Oblique
PS see the post below for information on the Dronies.
Wintercon Results & The Dronies: 2013
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!
Your attention please.
Wintercon + Dronies
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.
Here are the FRIGHT NIGHT winners!
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.
HallowCON and Reviewer Revivals
Also, I'm sure many of you are a little disappointed with how few and far between the featured maps have been. So let's get some fresh blood (mwahahah). If you think you can write two reviews a month and have the best taste in maps ever, leave me a comment on this map: http://www.nmaps.net/230313 [nmaps.net]
Have fun and brush your teeth daily.
There were many good choices, but even more challenges and clever ideas which you guys thought of. TommyWiseau, lfaber and I made our judgements, and TW says, "the most important aspect in judging is how much the map motivated us to complete it; not only because of how fun it was, but also because of our desire to discover how much creativity had been put into the puzzle mechanics."
1. Phantom Corridors [nmaps.net] by Nexx
2. Crosseyed and Painless [nmaps.net] by anco
3. It appears I can't compete with image maps. [nmaps.net] by NachoCheese
4. Skyood [nmaps.net] by DDRave
5. Hell Yeah [nmaps.net] by da_guru
I can't say for sure when the next NUMACon will be, but if you have any suggestions for themes (not enemy-based) leave me a comment. Keep up the excellent mapping, y'all.
Dronies Results (Plus a NUMACon!)
Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to all the wonderful folks who voted. Let's hope the 2013s will be just as successful.
This just in! The next NUMACon will be called Perplex [nmaps.net] and will be an old-fashioned puzzle map challenge. Three entries per person and the maps must be beatable (no survivals, etc.). Bonus points for maps which utilize jumper aspects. Judges are TBD and you have until September First to submit your entries. Tag your maps "perplex" and may the best baffler win!
The 2012 Dronies