Oh shi

Point taken.

FINALLY we can curb all this gaming chat nonsense for discussion of nerfminton! (Like badminton, but with nerf accessories).

We are through the looking glass people!

I worked at a film studio in montreal and had downtime for a month, so I made a CounterStrike map of the studio. When we packed up and moved to a new floor, I mapped that one too. It was pretty time intensive, so I never got around to skinning the hostages to look like the general manager and production staff like everyone wanted, but we played it every friday. In fact, the HR rep actually showed the map to clients to show how cool and saavy we were.

The objective for the terrorists was to blow up the render farm :) It’s funny, because after playing the map for half an hour, walking to the bathroom I’d be all jumpy, expecting someone to snipe me around every corner.

I guess maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t put the map on my resume when the immigration lawyers were looking over my case for entry to the US…?

It’s either just a game or it’s not, you can’t have it both ways.

I’m waiting for the guantanamo map, myself…

I wasn’t, but I am now. Is the floor plan public knowledge?

OK, but who hasn’t made (or helped a co-worker make) a map in some FPS to run around in?

I made a Duke 3D map of the physics building where I went to class back in the day.
Hell, as others have said, it’s quite hard to make a map of a place you don’t know, so choices are limited.
So yes, quite the overreaction… not as bad as burning your neighbour’s wife at the stake because your cows’ milk soured, but definitely a worthy continuation of that fine tradition.

Let me put it another way

  1. It’s just a game. People being punished for making game assets is silly. Maybe there is a line somewhere (i.e. - making models of all of your classmates and gunning them down…maybe)

  2. If you’re not smart enough to realize that in today’s silly school environment, it’s not a good idea to make things that are going to get you in trouble with silly people at your school. If you can’t realize that making your school in a murder simulator is going to get you in trouble if found out, you probably need a good smacking.

So yeah, it’s just a game. And reality of the situation is that not everyone realizes that.

ORLY? I guess we all need a good smacking because oops, we all play “murder simulators.”

So yeah, it’s just a game. And reality of the situation is that not everyone realizes that.

So, who really needs a good smacking over it all?

WTF? Just another reason to never set foot in Texas. Why the fuck is that pace still allowed to be in the union?

Bill, I think you’re missing my point.

Here it is. If you go to a school, DO NOT, and I mean, DO NOT, make a that schools likeness in any game but maybe barbie horse adventures. Why? Because it will most likely get you kicked out of school at the very least.

If you’re looking for that, if you’re looking to make a statement, etc, great, go for it.

But if you’re just looking to have fun and graduate, you should probably just skip that particular idea until you leave the school at the very least. Them school folks is all on edge these days…

I’m not saying it’s right, I’m saying, “Here’s how not to get kicked out of school.”

I’m not a big fan of the Hitman games or the JFK assassination simulation game… :)

yeah, but what if it happened like this: while at the cafeteria one guy says, hey! I know how to make a map! And then another kid says Woah it would be so cool to do the actual school! And another says hey, we could map in people’s faces with my digital camera! and they all say wow that’s so rad that’s cool it’s gonna be great, and they all take off and slave away like only kids can.

you know, kids being kids and all.

Yeah, that’s great. I love it when people actually go beyond the idea man faze and actually make something. But, and this is my point, don’t make a level in a FPS if you want to keep going to the school you’re at.

It’s not right, but it’s the current reality.

Interesting how your indignity only extends as far as PC games.


Here’s how it goes, I read that statement and I ask myself, “Should I argue with a crazy man?” Apparently I am unable to resist.

I should be full of indignity because some senior in highschool wasn’t bright enough to know the crap he’d be bringing on himself if he made a counter-strike level of his school and told other people about it? Yeah, I’m outraged! I’m outraged kids about to graduate high school don’t know better than to do obviously school career affecting things!

I’m mad and I’m not going to take it anymore!

Agreed completely it’s not right. I couldn’t agree more, but do I think an adult (which what this kid almost is) should know better than to do silly things and not expect consequences from half-baked school officials? Yeah, I think they should know.

Again, if you want a fight, this is a great place to pick one. You’ve got a lot of ground to stand on. If you want to just get the hell out of school and not have to deal with asshats, go ahead and skip this particular idea.

Whoa whoa whoa. What is this, a slippery slope? First you can’t make an FPS map of your school, now the entire field of FPS mapping is off limits. Next you’ll be telling us not to play games from ages 5-25 if you don’t want to get detained by Homeland Security and that makes perfect sense.

Sorry, didn’t say, “of the school” in there.

Again, it’s wrong, but unless you’re looking for a fight, you should be more than smart enough not to do this.