Featured Map: To The Top And Beyond by Riobe
Here ye lay, lost at Sea 'neath a blood moon, kept afloat by a lonely piece o' driftwood. There! in the fog, a ship appears as though made by Fog itself. Glints of gold, shiny metal that men of all walks of life covet, beckon ye come within the belly of the Vessel. Aye, that be but one path to the Crow's Nest. Or ye could ascend the outside, claim the Ghost flag and die in the plummet to Davy Jones' Locker. Truth be told, Death is chasing you no matter which way ye climb. — origami_alligator
NUMA renovations and community Github
My brother and I started some work on the site this weekend; y'all should be able to update your avatars now. If not, um, leave me an angry comment.
For the reviewers: The review queue should be functional again, but we won't know for sure until there's actually some reviews backed up. So please, go write some reviews!
We also established a community Github [github.com] organization, and have the site's source code [github.com] up. If you have a Github account, feel free to submit issues, or hop in and join the fun! The more the merrier; just let me know if you'd like to join the organization. (If you don't have a Github account, go ahead and leave feedback and renovation proposals on Sunset's post [nmaps.net] until we get something else put together.)
We would also love to see other N-related projects included in the Github organization, so if you've built any of the awesome programs/utilities floating around (or happen to have their source on hand), please put them up!
There will be some more updates in due time, but we simply need some time to review some of the more major problems (modqueue, downtime, etc etc).
Also, because I didn't imply it in the previous news post, if you feel that you have posted enough to warrant a custom title or a custom title change/addition, you need only comment on this map [i.imgur.com] and I will see if there is anything to be done.
Regarding the (lack of) activity of the site
Because of this, I will allow one of the major rules on the site to be broken, if only temporary and within reason: frequency of posts. I will allow users to post as frequently as they want to, within the reasoning of not flooding the hot maps page and not, whether purposefully or unpurposefully, pushing other users' maps off the hot maps page. I trust the users on the site to intrinsically understand what I mean and to be mindful of others on the website.
Secondly, I will attempt an experiment. To give users further reason to post, I will be giving out custom titles to users that have been noticeably active on the site, whether through commenting or posting maps. Because a lot of us have custom titles already, I will allow users two options with this experiment. The first is to make a completely new custom title for them, and the second is to add a title on with a comma (ex., say your custom title is "Captain Obvious", and you want to add "Admiral Oblivious" to it. It will appear as, "Captain Obvious, Admiral Oblivious", with the title separated by a comma.)
Thirdly, I will be taking user criticism on this post [nmaps.net] to see what users think about these changes to the site, and to any changes at all.
1. Christmas Day for Adrenaline Junkies [nmaps.net] by lifdoff
2. Hell's Bells [nmaps.net] by script
3. Santa's Workshop [nmaps.net] by NachoCheese
Thanks to all that participated and to Tempus for judging. Now everybody can go and make maps for parttwo. :^)
NUMACon: Part Two
NUMACon: Part Two
This NUMACon is called Part Two. You must create a map that is a sequel to another map, it may help if the chosen map is well known. Your goal is to have your map resemble the other map’s style, concepts, and visuals without copying them exactly. Post your maps with the tag ‘parttwo’ to enter them into the contest. Every mapper can post up to 3 maps! Happy mapping!
Posting Dates: April 12 to June 1
Tag Happy Hellidays maps with "hellidays"
The future of NUMA: Reviews and other stuff
All active reviewers will remain on the roster for the time being, and I'd ask you to please claim a couple of dates - let's say a minimum of two a month, that sound good? - on this spreadsheet [docs.google.com].
If anybody else wishes to become a reviewer, please PM me with two sample reviews along with links to the maps that they are for. I can't really guarantee anything, but given the vacancies we have, your chances are pretty good of becoming a member of the review team.
Other than that, NUMA has been working pretty smoothly for me so far, but if you find any errors persisting, don't hesitate to contact either any of us admins (that's me, DaggaFork and sunset at the moment) or Tempus_Fugit (who's brother is the hero that managed to return NUMA to functionality) - we can all be reached either by comments on our maps or via the forums.
Happy mapping, and once again, welcome back!
Posting is back!
Haunt Results & NUMACON: Happy Hellidays!
This December through January is the Holiday NUMACON. This year submissions should be difficult maps with a holiday theme. You can submit maps to the Happy Hellidays forum post [forum.droni.es] or to the Happy Hellidays reddit thread [reddit.com]. Submissions must be in before the end of January. There is no limit to submitted maps. If you would like to be a judge for this or any NUMACON in the future send me a PM on the forums. Merry mapping!