Halo 3: Forge the Fight

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by SIR IRON WOLF, Aug 19, 2020.

By SIR IRON WOLF on Aug 19, 2020 at 3:59 PM
  1. SIR IRON WOLF

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    "Finish the Fight", this is the phrase we all know and love as it brings us back to those great memories and to a time when many of our forge careers started. With the launch of Halo 3 on PC and with the new items introduced into forge we once again get to relive the spark that started it all.

    In a collaborative effort with 343 Industries, we are announcing the Halo 3: Forge the Fight contest to give you, the community, an opportunity to have your submitted maps considered for matchmaking as well as a chance to win $1,000 from ForgeHub.



    The Halo 3: Forge the Fight contest is a map building contest in which we will be revisiting our original roots of forge, but this time with the added bonus of new objects and more advanced forge controls. (We can phase objects by default now!). Lets go over the basics of the contest.
    • 4v4 Core Maps (Judges will be using BR starts for all gametypes)
    • Maps must be set up for at least one of the these core modes: Slayer, CTF, or KOTH
    • Maps can only be made using MCC Halo 3 forge
    • 3 map submission limit per contestant
    • No time restrictions on building. This means that if you have a map that you already started building or finished, you can work on it and submit it up until the end date.

    You will have one month to finish and submit your map. When the submission period ends the judging begins and will end when we review all of the maps.

    Start Date: August 19th, 2020
    End Date: September 19th, 2020 at 11:59PM PST
    Judging Period: Roughly a month and a half

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    Judges:
    SIR IRON WOLF
    BaconMedia
    Foge

    Guest Judges for the Top 10 Maps:
    Unyshek
    Naded
    Whos Blaze
    The main Judges will narrow the maps down to the top 10 maps which we will then bring in our guest judges to help determine the winners. Judging will primarily focus on gameplay and how well the maps fit the modes they are built for. We will also be looking at the technical aspect of the maps as well as art. With the new tools and objects introduced we expect to see maps utilize these new features.

    Judging will also be done on the Xbox version of MCC.


    There are some great prizes up for grabs this time around and just entering the contest means that your map may be considered for matchmaking!

    Prizing:
    1st - $1,000 and a ForgeHub t-shirt from FH + 12 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code from 343
    2nd - $700 and a ForgeHub t-shirt from FH+ 12 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code from 343
    3rd - $300 and a ForgeHub t-shirt from FH + 12 month Xbox Game Pass Ultimate code from 343

    *Placing in the top three does not guarantee you map will make it into matchmaking.
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    SUBMIT HERE!

    Important tip from Blaze to get the most out of Forge with the budget.

    "The items on the default canvases will count toward the hard object limitations of your overall piece budget. This is not conveyed in the UI and this happens even after they are deleted. They will act as a 'reserve' object. So the best practice is to reuse the existing pieces on the map toward your own. On Sandbox this will give you an additional 300+ pieces before hitting that object limit."

    Organized canvases with default map objects organized can be found from @Faulk Smash. To download these canvases, use the "Find Player" option on your profile and type in "Faulk Smash" the canvases are called
    Sandbox+ GBlock, Avalanche+, Foundry+
    Sandbox also has the Gaurdians blocked off so forging can be done in the surroundings of Sandbox.


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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by SIR IRON WOLF, Aug 19, 2020.

    1. WAR
      WAR
      I'm really excited for this one! Halo 3 is my favorite game of all time. 4v4 competitive maps today are a lot different than 4v4 maps of the past. We've evolved our practice and philosophy of map design to new heights since then. Maybe we'll see something that surpases the quality of Onslaught? Sounds like heresy, I know...maybe one of you can do it though. We've also got some fantastic guest judges including Naded, Unyshek and Blaze!
    2. Connie
      Connie
      Woah, neat! My first contest as an outsider! @SIR IRON WOLF is 4v4 1-Flag CTF eligible or strictly 2-Flag?
      SIR IRON WOLF likes this.
    3. Blaze
      Blaze
      IMPORTANT TIP! The items on the default canvases will count toward the hard object limitations of your overall piece budget. This is not conveyed in the UI and this happens even after they are deleted. They will act as a 'reserve' object. So the best practice is to reuse the existing pieces on the map toward your own. On Sandbox this will give you an additional 300+ pieces before hitting that object limit.
      Prat, K a n t a l o p e, WAR and 3 others like this.
    4. SIR IRON WOLF
      SIR IRON WOLF
      Either is fine!
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    5. LargerFiend
      LargerFiend
      Does it matter what platform we are on? (PC or Xbox)
    6. SIR IRON WOLF
      SIR IRON WOLF
      It does not, but in the submission form be sure to say which platform. There may be more info coming for those who decide to build on PC regarding sharing their map.
    7. Mags
      Mags
      I have a few questions.

      Which version of slayer are we building for regular or MLG?

      What Forge canvases are we aloud to use? I only ask because Avalanche has the forge update as well.

      Remakes of any kind, maps from other Halo games, Forge maps from other Halo titles and maps from other games?
      WAR likes this.
    8. TaK
      TaK
      Is there any information about the gametype settings that will be used when play testing the maps? Will they be default gametypes or something similar to MLG v8 gametypes? Specifically asking about custom power-up settings as well as any player speed/gravity changes.

      EDIT: Moments apart ^^
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    9. SIR IRON WOLF
      SIR IRON WOLF
      We will be using the regular form of Slayer and other modes found in the default 343 gamemodes.

      Any canvas is allowed.

      Remakes are also fine. Remakes always have the chance for getting marks against originality but it can make up for that in gameplay and execution so keep that in mind.
      WAR, Nitro and Mags like this.
    10. Sethiroth
      Sethiroth
      Mmm. Seeing I am no longer staff, I guess I might come out of "retirement" and play a little :)
    11. D4rk
    12. RushMyPancake
      RushMyPancake
      Okay cool! I got a bit nervous I couldn't partake since it says judging will take place on xbox and there's currently no way for PC maps to get onto xbox.
      Nitro likes this.
    13. icyhotspartin
      icyhotspartin
      There is an MCC File Browser here
    14. Coolaid-55
      Coolaid-55
      When you say “We can phase objects by default now!” do you mean we can set objects globally to be phased by default? Or are you just referring to the addition of phased objects to Halo 3?

      As far as I can tell, each new object I spawn I have to manually switch to “phased.” It would be great if we could have “phased” be the default option, which is what I’m hoping you’re talking about. If so, how do you do this?

      thanks in advance!
    15. TimeDipper
      TimeDipper
      Oh nice! I am really looking forward to the maps that come out of this contest. Good luck everyone!
      D4rk likes this.
    16. SIR IRON WOLF
      SIR IRON WOLF
      I'm just referring to the option to set objects to phase by manually switching each.
      Coolaid-55 likes this.
    17. xFryeGuy
      xFryeGuy
      so wait, is this contest only for the xbox version of the game? or can we make the maps on the pc version? i dont understands im sorry. also are there any videos on youtube explaining the UI stuff and about using the default items on the map cos that part i never knew abotu forge lol
    18. The Grim Dealer
      The Grim Dealer
      To whoever decided to make this an H3 contest, just know that I hold you responsible for my pain and suffering.
      TimeDipper likes this.
    19. Sir Veyza
      Sir Veyza
      Those who decided to make it in Halo 3, you are responsible for the pain I put him through. Every moment I spend in Halo 3 forge trying to precisely line up pieces is hell.
      Zombievillan and TimeDipper like this.

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