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  1. Versus mode never really clicked with me, but my friends and I still jump in to a campaign from time to time. I don't think anybody's ever made a better coop game. Looking forward to trying out the new content.
  2. I feel like Valve either got rid of -insecure mode or somehow changed it in a fairly recent update, but it's just a vague feeling so I may be talking out of my arse.
  3. For a moment there I genuinely thought Ringo had found some sort of inner peace and his whole crusade might have come to a tranquil close, but then he comes back swinging. What a (weird) champ. Never change Ringer. You do you, and make sure to incessantly demand that everyone else do you as well.
  4. I've actually had two pretty great and unadorned ideas how to improve the next competition myself: 1. In order to limit the number of entrants and therefore allow judges the time they need to focus on being better people, the competition should only be open to people who first meet the following criteria: Name must begin with a J Must be born in the northern hemisphere Must own at least one (and no more than one) tabby cat Must drive a Renault with a busted passenger window Must probably not finish their map, but still be eligible to win anyway 2. In order to attract people who meet the above criteria, the prize pool must be doubled. It's only fair.
  5. I like the boxiness. It's very utilitarian, so it reinforces that "tin can floating in space" vibe that will contribute so much to the fear. I do agree that it doesn't seem like they've been making a lot of progress, though.
  6. "But you can't have exploration without curiosity..." That's like, soooo deep, dude. Pretentious guff aside, the visuals are worth skipping through the muted video.
  7. Nice progress. I think the lilac colour looks kind of ick though. A pastel green could work there, maybe in a slightly darker shade to offset those spotlights.
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    Corona Virus

    So why not just look at some non-random ass crime level stats? It's easy, thanks to this new-fangled gizmotron they call the World Wide Cyber-Highway. The UK's ONS (Office For National Statistics) reports 726 homicides in the year ending March 2018. That works out at 12 offences per million population. Whilst in the US, the FBI estimate 16,214 in 2018. That's about 50 offences per million population. Both websites provide a similar enough definition of Homicide to make them a useful comparison. Blackdog's video above was a bit of fun and I'm sure that household is exceptional, but the person who bought those automatic rifles definitely has very unhealthy fantasies about unloading a shit-ton of bullets in to an intruder some day, and I don't think that particular mind-set is as exceptional as it should be.
  9. IIRC Mapcore's big CSGO contest seems to run biannually, but they run more frequent smaller contests as well, which tend to focus on something a bit less ambitious than a fully fledged 5v5 defusal map. I would advise contacting one of the admins directly from this page if you want to get involved -- it takes a lot of work for them to set up and run, so as we've only just come out of a big contest they might have some schedule restrictions. I for one would love to see a well sponsored contest that incentivises people to work on a lesser played map type like hostage rescue, wingman or arms race.
  10. Ahaa, I hadn't considered invisible, cheers! I guess I'll have to raise the player above the details, and place them with that in mind.
  11. Hi Erik, welcome to mapcore. You could see if you can get involved in sponsoring Mapcore's next contest, as long as that wouldn't prove some sort of conflict of interest. It would be great to see the competitive community open up to new maps more. Maybe you could talk to tournament operators about expanding the map pool. Obviously the classics are the only option for big-money tournaments, but there's nothing to say they couldn't run a little side-gig where knocked out teams (so not Fnatic, obviously) play for a runners-up prize on a pool of lesser known community maps? Exposure is priceless for aspiring creators.
  12. I'm doing some ground detail on my current csgo map. I'm using various rock and curb props to add visual interest, but I've made them non-solid so as not to obstruct player movement. The downside of this is that when a grenade, weapon or bomb gets dropped in these areas it's liable to be hidden by the prop. What's "best practice" in these situations? Is there a clip tool I'm missing that only blocks weapons/bomb?
  13. Why do you think Valve or anybody would bother to take that stuff out of a public build?
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