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Post by MichaelP » 31 Jul 2011 18:44

You will find out when they are released on August 24... :D
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Post by totou » 31 Jul 2011 19:45

That means torture :bigcry: :D

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Post by vimmers » 04 Sep 2011 12:38

now we know that there was 14 there made it in time
but how many didn't made it in time
and who are they

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Post by Horus » 04 Sep 2011 13:02

Well why don't you just take the list in the first post and cross out the names of the BtB builders... done.

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Post by vimmers » 04 Sep 2011 13:51

i could do that but i really don't know how many there said they quit
or giving up
in the Steampunk forum
an if i did then i have to ask when are yours, Michaelp's, etc. etc.
being released :D :)

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Post by MichaelP » 04 Sep 2011 14:23

Guess some things you will just never know until they actually happen then :wink:

Many of the enlisted builders may or may not have a level in the works.
My theory is that usually about 30% of the builders registering for BtB do so only for getting their hands on the Wad, textures and audio just to play around with it - without any real serious intent ever to build an actual level.
Another 30-50% give it a go and fail to complete a level.
And of the remaining 20-40%, a level eventually emerges - either in time for the competition or later on...

So - just wait and see, but I am pretty sure we may be seeing another 5 to maybe even 10 Steampunk levels in the coming months... :D
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Post by vimmers » 04 Sep 2011 14:43

ahhhh maybe a steampunk advent calender from trle.net :drummer: :idea: :D

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Post by Mytly » 10 Sep 2011 17:08

I know it's way to early to be asking this ... but I'm just curious. :-P Will there be a BtB 2012 or will we skip straight to BtB 2013, now that BtB 2011 levels were released so late in the year? Or will this be the new BtB tradition, i.e. the levels will be released in summer instead of Jan 1st? :)

Just wondering, nothing more.
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Post by mugs » 10 Sep 2011 20:59

I don't know the answer to that question, but I think this year's competition brought to light the huge time commitment involved in producing BTB. In terms of production, it was much easier when the original wads were used. Now, extraordinary wads are being created - sometimes with custom objects and textures. That kind of effort requires a lot of your time. It's not surprising that we got a little bit off-track this year. And it will, no doubt, be like that going forward. In the best of all worlds, in my opinion, we would have a certain amount of time for people who wish to participate to 1) choose the theme via poll, and 2) create/test (this being the critical factor) their idea of object and texture wads to be submitted by a certain date. A panel of judges could select the wad they think would be the most fun and challenging. That's my 2 cents.
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Post by Mytly » 10 Sep 2011 22:39

Oh, I'm not criticizing anything at all. I do understand that it takes a lot of time and effort to build a wad and texture set. I was just asking about the next BtB, wherever it happens to be. :)

Btw, wouldn't it be better if a team of people worked on the BtB wad/tga, instead of just one person (whether Horus or anyone else)? Or are enough people just not interested in volunteering for that? I'd be happy to volunteer myself, if I had any idea whatsoever how to build objects. :blush:

I had another idea for a quickie-BtB, which wouldn't require a new wad/tga set - why not reuse the wad/tga from an older BtB? BtB 2006 and 2008 were very popular, and people still continue to use these wads in their own levels (especially the latter). Surely there would be plenty of builders willing to participate in a new BtB featuring these wads again? :)

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Post by mugs » 11 Sep 2011 00:02

I know you were not being critical Mytly! This year's btb produced some outstanding games and I think the idea of a "packaged wad" to be used in a competition is the way to go forward. I don't see any reason why the wad entry could not be produced by a team of people.
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Post by JesseG » 11 Sep 2011 07:00

Mytly wrote: Btw, wouldn't it be better if a team of people worked on the BtB wad/tga, instead of just one person (whether Horus or anyone else)? Or are enough people just not interested in volunteering for that? I'd be happy to volunteer myself, if I had any idea whatsoever how to build objects. :blush:
I would be up for that. We sort of had people helping with the WAD during the building time, why not have them help beforehand? I would be willing to provide my animation expertise if needed, if that doesn't step on anyone's toes.

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Post by Anna27 » 13 Sep 2011 16:21

After the publication of results of the competition, it's possible to get own answers? I would like to know who I chosen corrent and who not. And unfortunately, I don't not remember my selections.

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Post by afzalmiah » 13 Sep 2011 20:09

There was a lot of builders I was dissapointed to know that didn't participate in this year's BTB but one of the builders who I really wanted a level from was l.m! :) Does anyone know if he would release a steampunk level soon? Obviously there is more builders I was looking forward to but he is one of my favourite builders! :D
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Post by mugs » 13 Sep 2011 20:16

@ afzalmiah - l.m. posted this note in the btb forum upon deciding to pull out of the competition: "......perhaps my apetit for TR will be back in the winter of this year ."
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