Talk:Map of the Month

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I'm going to be changing the template so instead of the stars they will be a pickaxe and etc. Also the page is based on the template of AOTM so i will be updating it more.--Links (talk) 03:30, 8 September 2013 (MDT)

Template Test

Nice idea. :) As per AOTM, not sure about anyone else but I think it would be nice if people could vote on nominated articles, to make things a bit more democratic. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 17:38, 8 September 2013 (MDT)

I disagree on a point.

"The map must be made from the official Ace of Spades Map Editor."

I feel this is a completely unnecessary restriction. Not only that, but the map editor doesn't even work correctly for me... nor does the rest of the game, but I'm looking into it.

There's an article describing the Map Format, which might be useful.

--Marisa Kirisame <3 (talk) 04:04, 13 September 2013 (MDT)

Yeah, I agree the rule isn't a good one. It's pretty harsh to people who like to use external programs. --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png Wiki Team ♠-- 05:33, 13 September 2013 (MDT)
Well, the current AoS 1.0 Map Editor is very unprofessional, it's perfect for players who don't have any experience in map making. - Pauliux00 (Talk) 09:00, 13 September 2013 (MDT)
Ok i will change it, so that external programs are allowed and etc.
Yeah I think that's best. There's been some really nice looking maps created using 3rd party programs such as Walmarto's Battleship. Perhaps there should be a rule stating that this is for 1.x maps? Or that maps have to be available in AoS's Steam Workshop to be eligible? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 09:14, 16 September 2013 (MDT)

Getting this started

With the release of the Map Editor, I'll be working on getting this going soon. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 10:04, 9 October 2013 (MDT)

Voting

So, how do you guys think Map of the Month should be chosen?

Map is chosen by myself each month

Pros:

  • Easy to do
  • Simple
  • Since it's not a popularity content, less well known maps could be featured

Cons:

  • Less community focus
  • Could be claims of bias, favouritism etc.


Map is voted on using a poll like the ones on the main page

Pros:

  • Should get a good amount of votes since people don't have to register to vote
  • Simple
  • Gets people involved

Cons:

  • People could vote multiple times
  • No incentive for people to register on the Wiki to vite


Map is voted on by registered users posting on a talk page

Pros:

  • Encourages people to register on the Wiki
  • Difficult for people to vote multiple times
  • Gets people involved

Cons:

  • More time and effort to set up and administer.

What do you guys think? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 08:24, 13 October 2013 (MDT)

First off I'd just like to point out that the reason why there is no voting for the AOTM is because there isn't a ton of activity (as you can see by the submitted articles) so voting is extremely tough. I'd love if both the MOTM and the AOTM could be easily voted on, so a poll would be ideal. How and where would a poll be set up? These are just my opinions on the matter, I hope I helped a little. --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 08:45, 13 October 2013 (MDT)
I think that's a totally fair point Travas. There's only a few articles nominated each month, and I have a feeling there would be even fewer votes if it required registering which is a shame. Polls can easily be set up using the poll extension,
Which of the nominated maps do you think should be Map of the Month?
Please vote below.
2
2
6
There were 10 votes since the poll was created on 14:50, 13 October 2013.
poll-id CD624057F062E0B62494236F804B9C8F

<poll>
Which of the nominated maps do you think should be Map of the Month?
Map 1
Map 2
Map 3
</poll>

This could be placed on the Map of the Month page after a few maps have been nominated.
This is the option I'm currently leaning towards, although I'd like to hear some more opinions. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 08:53, 13 October 2013 (MDT)


I was thinking perhaps we could have themes too? Like 'Which map is more aesthetically pleasing?', 'Which is best in the Diamond Mine gamemode?', 'Which is most entertaining to play on?' etc every now and then? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:41, 13 October 2013 (MDT)
Any more thoughts? -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 14:34, 18 October 2013 (MDT)
No, but I think your poll ideas are great. --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 14:38, 18 October 2013 (MDT)
Who voted on the poll? XD --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png ♠-- 03:33, 19 October 2013 (MDT)
Lol :p I'll get this going then, we can always make changes once it's up and running anyway. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 08:40, 19 October 2013 (MDT)
I voted in the poll. :) But when exactly is this going to be up and running? --DeuceHeadBlue.png Travas2 (♠ Talk ♠) Spade.png 13:53, 7 November 2013 (MST)
It's been up and running for a few weeks :p. Like it says in the process section, nominations are open until the 15th, so one more week. After this I'll put up the poll for people to vote on, with the winner being announced on December 1st. I mislabelled the nominations section as November rather than December which may be what caused the confusion, hopefully it's a bit clearer now. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 16:57, 7 November 2013 (MST)

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We're not allowed to nom our own maps, right? --♠ MarksmanGreenHead.png TntMatthew (♣Talk Page♣) BoltActionBlue.png ♠-- 08:53, 19 October 2013 (MDT)

I'm fine with it to be honest. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 08:57, 19 October 2013 (MDT)

December

Not long left to make a nomination, so be sure to do so soon if you haven't already. :) -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 20:39, 11 November 2013 (MST)

Renominating Maps

I'm thinking of adding a rule that states that Map of the Month winners can be nominated for Map of the Month again after a period of time (6 months maybe?). Otherwise we're going to start running out of maps. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 09:14, 9 February 2014 (MST)

Slight changes

Hey guys, just letting you know that Map of the Month and 'Community Map of the Month' on the Ace of Spades homepage will be merging. Maps voted as Map of the Month will now be featured on both the Wiki homepage and the Ace of Spades community homepage. I will also be removing the requirement for maps to have an article on the Wiki to be nominated. This was initially done to encourage people to add their maps to the Wiki, but honestly it hasn't worked and we're running out of maps to nominate (in a few months every map on the Wiki will have won MOTM at some point). With the merger, this seems like a good time to breathe new life into Map of the Month and open up the competition to all maps created by the community. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 18:20, 17 March 2014 (MDT)

MOTM Changes

Hey everyone, I've implemented the changes to MOTM that we discussed previously, hopefully we'll get more nominations and interest. I see July as a bit of a trial run, and we can definitely make more changes / tweaks if necessary depending on how things go. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 12:14, 1 July 2014 (MDT)

Small question

"Any Ace of Spades map made during July can be nominated"
Do maps which were not made, but updated, in July count? Probably not, but just wanting to make sure. --♠ TntMatthew Swords.png TntMatthew (♣TC♣) TntMatthew Swords.png ♠-- 13:59, 26 July 2014 (MDT)

Just maps made in July for now I think. Might change it to include maps that have been updated in the future if we still don't get many nominations though. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 02:54, 28 July 2014 (MDT)

Since the poll extension is broken, I'll have to retire MOTM for now. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 06:17, 17 January 2015 (MST)

In what sense is it broken? Just curious. --♠ TntMatthew TntMatthew Swords.png (♣TC♣) ♠-- 13:28, 17 January 2015 (MST)
You can select an option, but the votes don't get recorded. You can try it out on one of the polls in the Poll Archive. -- ZombieHead.png Count (My talk page) 03:32, 19 January 2015 (MST)