Post by grieve[Q2C] on Jan 14, 2005 22:37:46 GMT -5
If Maric himself had posted this map, in a thread with the title "Marics 99 is out", I would not have had any doubts that this is a premium Maric map. Not the shadow of a doubt. It is 100 % Maric. And it is even a nice Maric map.
0.00 % for orginality. Or even a negative value. But if it is for the quality of brushwork, lighting and layout, this would be the true winner map of the contest.
It is my humble opinion that derivative, epigonal works that are done competently and with high quality - like this map - are way better than crude half-baked stuff that is "original" in a wretched way but lacks everthing else.
I can understand why u think that Grieve, considering most of the maps i play are maric's, the textures were made by Maric, and Maric taught me how to map. Also most of my maps get input from Maric before i release them. So therefore his style might rub off on me. Hmmm go figure.
P.S. thanks for the part that was a compliment, as far as original, i made it so it must be.
Sure, I fully agree with Grieve. But I wanted to joke with this thing, I didn't want to tell it in your face. But Sherm, don't take it so serious, and don't misunderstand: this map is truly the best in this field! And Maric will be proud of You, I'm sure... Once again: congratulation!