Rayne wrote:I know what he's talking about, and once again that's called beta testing. If you can't find and fix obvious errors during beta tests then you shouldn't be a mapper.
We've all (most of us) released a map, texture pack or model with minor errors, duh mistakes or just forgotten something. For example I once forgot to include an arena file, I've released maps with 4096x4096 images and missing shaders and a whole load of other errors.
An example :
Bobby worked very hard to produce ireland b4 which was derived from ireland b2 and had been tested extensively but still had some minor issues -especially when played without 4.1.1. Not everyone installs 4.1.1, not all servers run it.
Had Bobby submitted his map to this process we'd have spotted the missing textures, the shader problems and the model problems before he released it.
Mappers aren't the best validators of their own work, they generally have all the assets somewhere on their system and perhaps only one version of urt installed.
As I've said, if you want to submit your map to the process just before you release - we'll check it over, if any problems are found you'll be notified in private.
Having it checked over before it hits the servers may save some tears/red face later and by not releasing buggy maps into the community it will raise the standard and opinions of 3rd party maps.
Oh, and If you don't want to submit your map - don't.