(Suevey on French post)
Today, nothing is done to manage the map pack. No site centralized, no jury, on vocal, on Facebook or on a forum, and a few people decide. Even if they are sometimes questionable choices, they at least do something. But how do you have a correct and fair choice, and offer players a quality map pack?
The idea is to set up a website (depending Nadeo or not) based on the same goal as the "star-mania". A voting system, linked to ManiaPlanet account. Players will have to vote in a choice of map proposed by a jury of 9 people, we call this pack of map a package. This package will include between 12 and X Maps.
Still in the concept of a map pack maps to 9, they'll change every three months. The idea is to think in terms of season (Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring), taking 21 as release date (September / December / March / June), it will permit a simple communication, and provide a clear solution (example: This competition will use the "Summer pack 2014"). Each new season, a new pack comes out, and will be effective for 3 months, the current season.
About change map, it will be at 6 remaining map, and 3 map outgoing. This change will be made by a vote directly on the site (with the possible addition of a plug-in game), and each vote for 3 map that will want to see stay, and 3 map it would like out. Note : map "out" will simply be returned to the map package, and may well be darn next season. Also notable, no map can not stay more than a year in the pack, and will automatically go back into the package, and will also be voted on again next season. This is part of a rotation policy to keep the dynamic of the game, without a cross on a very good map.
To avoid having a package with too many choices, two rules apply.
- 1. First, each map was not played for six months (ie two seasons), out of the package. If she wants to be re-proposed, it will be updated, and go through the jury.
2 Second, a mapper can offer only map a month to prevent hegemony same designer in the same pack.
Each mapper will have two dates to propose a map: 21 day pack output (the previous season) and 21 of the following month (Example: For the Fall pack released on September 21, Mr. X can proser a map to the jury on September 21, and October 21, to get into the package, and so hope to be in the Winter pack). 3-day period may be granted to file a map. Those that will be filed on the first day will be validated by 1 month (or not), and those filed on the first month will be validated the 2nd month (or not).
21 of the second month after the release of the pack, voting will begin to refer to map 3 'in', and 3 map "out" (example: November 21, no map can be proposed, the map approved by the jury emerge in the package, and will be tested by the players, and on December 21, the new pack will be released, with the choice of the players). Jurors will be two months to validate the map, and players a month to select the new pack.
The jury in turn will form 9 people, whose composition will like this (do not forget that the purpose of the jury is to be as diverse as possible, while maintaining a certain level of Selection):
- 1. At least 33% international, and 33% of French speaker (not French people).
2. Only one player per line up is allowed, if ever there is a change of team and two players / jury finds combinations, one will have to leave (and if they do not decide, the most recent must go)
3. There should be at least two people involved in regular competition (ESL type LeetGamerZ) Or Streamer (as they are in contact with many players, it will be very important on general feedback).
4. There must be at least 33% of player who has already do the ESWC (FR or WR)
5. There must be at least 33% of player who has already created a map residing or being found on a map pack official Elite
FR: 0/3 - INTER: 0/3 - ESWC: 0/3 - CUP: 0/2 - MAP: 0/3
Kryw (ESWC 1/3 + MAP 1/3 + FR 1/3)
Soon (ESWC 2/3 + FR 2/3)
Dreamy (1/2 CUP + INTER 1/3)
Kommu (MAP 2/3 + 2/3 FR)
Bervt (CUP 2/2 + 2/3 MAP + FR 3/3)
Sens (3/3 ESWC + INTER 2/3)
Wabbitface (MAP 3/3 + 3/3 INTER)JodebraAll conditions are already met, and two people
can be added as long as they are not part of the same up.
Jury members will give their opinion on the map on a platform, such as a forum or a tool specially created for the occasion, for all the proposed map. Each member will decide if it can be validated or not. If the map more than 66% (6 votes so on 9), the map will return in the package, otherwise the designer will be notified and will re-propose its map has the following selection of course changed with advice from members the jury. If a map is proposed by a member of the jury, he shall not be entitled voted for its own map, but it will still need six votes to be validated (the jury must make quality!)
Jurors will first be appointed in view of their motivation, their game, their creativity and their availability. They will each have the opportunity to present their candidature to the forum.
Of course, I welcome your feedback and ideas.