I'll admit, I'm the first to under-appreciate puzzle maps. I'm terrible at them. From the time I was five years old and doing the shaped pegs and holes, I would literally try to put square pegs into round holes, and vice-versa. I have always lacked the basic faculties to do puzzles.
And yet, this map was so much fun to figure out. I don't know whether it's because the puzzle would be easy to most, or because the mechanics themselves were so solid, but either way I strongly feel that this is one of the best puzzle maps ever created. — maxson924
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.
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
Regarding the number of maps on the hot maps page per user:
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.
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.