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Roald last won the day on December 18 2020

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  • Birthday 01/08/1993

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    Roald#0126
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    da-payne
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    roaldapd
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    Roald
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    Bongfish
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    Junior Level Designer
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    Austria

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  1. Roald

    Boulder

    Dammm thats nice, I was thinking of doing it in the fall season. Some nice yellow/orange/red tints with some green stuff aswell. I really wonder how they build those things, must have been a pain in the ass
  2. Roald

    Boulder

    Boulder is a bomb defusal map based around the Meteora Monasteries in Greece https://www.trekhunt.com/blog/en/meteora-greece-monastery-map-itinerary-images-hotel/ Here is a album with some WIP pictures and a overview: https://imgur.com/a/y7RdFTg And the workshop link: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2325218920
  3. Haha would defenitly be cool getting some Mapcore merchandise in there! Might be time to buy me some. I don't think you will see me on skis, I am sorry, Apris ski will do though!
  4. Not sure if I can already call myself a Level Designer, but I (Roald van der Scheur) did sign my contract to start working at Bongfish in Graz, Austria as a Junior Level Designer on 11 January 2021! I will be working with @poLemin
  5. Oh and just came across this guy, doing some covers which are pretty good
  6. This guy is a freestyle rapper and just so intelligent on how he can make things up on the spot and have it all make sence and logic, it is crazy. If you like (intelligent) rap you should check out this guy and go to his channel
  7. I am just an hobbiest myself and just like you trying to find my entry as a Level Designer somewhere. For me personally its multiplayer LD what drives me and since I found Mapcore and became part of the community I learned a lot from the people and experiences. I think, being part of an community, playtest with them, talk to them and giving them feedback really helps you develop as an Level Designer and person. Because it is not just about the LD skills but also about people skills like communication, recieving and giving feedback, presentation and etc. Working with other people (like environment artists) also helps a lot on developing these skills and shows you can work together with other people (which is required in a studio). I think it is good to not just do LD, but also experiment with doing some environment art and finishing a project from start to finish. Because this means you have to plan/schedule a project from start to finish. It helps you understand what a artist will be up to, so what he will recieve from you as an LD and how you would translate a greybox to a arted finished map (gathering good references, working on interesting geometry and composition). Also you will get trough topics like optimisation and polishing which is something for later, but you should already think of at the start of doing certain maps (especially in Source :P). And other than that, having finished good looking pieces on your portfolio will defenitly get their attention! even though you just did the Level Design part. And who knows, maybe you find out you like environment art more afther all or both! Maybe joining a mod team somewhere is something for you, it is a interesting way to work with other people from different disciplines. As Radu was saying, he convinced me on doing a map for FC5 and helped me on giving some direction like he would be my lead LD and I report back to him. This basicly helped me plan and document my project like you would do in a professional setting. I am not sure what is the best way, but I think its about showing what decision you made and why you made them during your project and what direction you plan to go with your project. Draw conclusions from your research and player feedback and show how you changed course towards the right direction because of this information and perhaps what you learned and would do better next time. I don't think recruiters go in-depth at first, but when you got their attention and got a interview planned, they will defenitly dive deeper into these kind of things. Also I had to work with a different tool and type of game which was a great new (learning) experience. I would defenitly recommand you trying out this editor, it is really easy to learn and you can build full maps really quickly. I think it would be worth it doing some Multiplayer LD. Mapcore is mostly focused around CS:GO, which is quite a tough game to build maps for as this game is super competetive. BUT I think you would learn a lot from it and would probably enjoy being in contact with other Level Designers. The easiest way would be playing some CS:GO and trying to get a good understanding of how the game works and why it works (if you didnt yet). Then try out some stuff in the editor, maybe watch some tutorials and such and see if you can come up with some cool layout ideas. The wingman gamemode would defenitly be the easiest to start with as it is more casual. There are two (discord) communities who provide playtests and feedback which might interest you. Mapcore: https://discord.gg/unqF28r Source Engine: https://discord.gg/KBT9MD Oh and there is this topic:
  8. Roald

    [CS:GO] Ravine (wingman)

    dude you are a mapping god this is looking so dam good! cant wait to play it
  9. Roald

    de_Victorian

    Csgo is a very competetive game where prediction is key. Players should have a clear understanding of when they could possibly meet a enemy and where to aim at, how to use grenades and stuff like that. This means, till an certain level, the map should be a static and predictable environment for the player, where in they could experiment, out smart the enemy and outskill them. When making maps for csgo you need to know this and know the game and probably have thrown away x ammount of greyboxes to get to something that works well and played x ammount of hours. In your design it seems players can be anywhere, so you can be shot from anywhere (no prediction). This is no fun and will anger the player. There are many areas where a player can be on two different levels, so where to aim? Up or down? A game of chance, again frustration when you die. The map seems very small, which probably makes it very hard to clear out areas because players can always flank at any point during the game. Again, no prediction. There is almost no negative space, which makes it very easy to hear enemies, something which is a key element of csgo, listen and get info. Do u want players to get so much info always and anywhere in the map? Honestly this looks more fitting for a halo deathmatch kind of map than for a competetive game like csgo and the bomb defusal gamemode. Innovation is nice, but do not lose seight on the core meta of the game. Try to understand the meta first and then try to experiment a litle, not the way arround
  10. @Soldat Du Christ are you going to post a screenshot of every single brush you have add to your map? But jokes aside, just get that greybox done and have a playtest also its better to create your own topic in '3D' to show progress and maybe get feedback. Edit: oh and for the radar u should use TAR (Terri Auto Radar)
  11. Roald

    County

    I also like those houses a lot, it reminds me of far cry 5
  12. Roald

    [CSGO] Engage

    Stunningly beautiful
  13. This is some good self reflection here! Being open to feedback and making big changes and stuff is key. Playtesting is a big part of it. I already told you my thoughts on your map, but if you as a mapper dont (want to) do anything with it then it wont get you anywhere (which is okay! U still learn from everything). To get to this topic, I dont get why you keep coming up with this stuff. Yes innovative stuff is awesome, but there are LD rules and especially to such an competetive (esport) game. We playtested your three bombsite map in competetive mode and it had many design flaws (that had nothing to do with having three bombsites, though the third bombsite in the center didnt make sence at all). If u want I can PM u the feedback, but honestly I feel you keep praising your 'out of the box' attitude which doesnt make sence at all. So I dont think its worth it giving you feedback as its probably a waste of time and effort. New stuff isnt always better. Not saying to not try out new stuff as long they stay within boudaries that work for a game. You can always try, thats what playtests are for, but also be open to the fact things dont always work the way you want to. If you want csgo to lose its identity, maybe go design maps for other games so it pleases you... Please stop pretending to be some mapping guru that shows us the way or try to get us to an new 'era' I am sure your intentions are good, but I just get a litle tired by these topics so sorry if I come out rudely. Ofcourse a ideal situation would be judges playing each map 10 times on comp mode and judge it but come on, appriciate they take their free time to judge the maps at all. If you want feedback go gather it and have playtests, dont rely on the judges (which are just individual persons too, no offence ) and if u think money is motivation for joining a mapping competetion then u dont understand what hobbying and improving skills is about coz I am sure thats first on the list for most mappers out here to join a competition. I do however wish there was a way to focus on gameplay elements first as a mid-judgement thing and have a top x entries be able to continue for the art pass, but idk thats a personal preference.. either way I think the last top 11 / top 20 all played well and its a 50/50 mixture of importance so.. I think the competitions are well organised and I am happy they spend so much effort in them. If u wanna do inovative stuff go join the wingman SE competition as its a new gamemode that has a lot of restrictions and require more out of the box thinking to make it interesting
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