Free For All

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FFA stands for Free For All. It is a label representing most of the server's maps. It is named as a counterpart to Hardcore; where maps in Hardcore can only be played by blues, maps in the FFA are open to all (free, for all). Formerly located in the FFA Airship, the FFA currently resides in City Spawn as part of the plan to unify it and the FFA in one area.

Areas[edit]

This page only refers to the individual areas of FFA. For the definitions of the types of maps in each room, see Map Elements (Types).

Pure Parkour[edit]

The Pure Parkour room is located on the left side of the parkour side of spawn. It contains maps of various difficulties that fit into the pure parkour map category. Pure parkours can be streamed and recorded freely.

Mixed Parkour[edit]

The Mixed Parkour room is located on the right side of the parkour side of spawn. It contains maps of various difficulties that fit into the mixed parkour map category, meaning the maps may include mazes, puzzles or other challenge types. The parkour sections can be streamed and recorded freely, but not maze or puzzle areas of these maps.

Pure Mazes[edit]

The Pure Maze room is located on the left side of the maze side of spawn. It contains maps of various difficulties that fit into the pure maze map category. Pure mazes can NOT be streamed and recorded. Doing so is a ban-able offense and will not be tolerated.

Mixed Mazes[edit]

The Mixed Maze room is located on the right side of the maze side of spawn. It contains maps of various difficulties that fit into the mixed maze map category, meaning the maps may include parkours, puzzles or other challenge types. Mixed mazes can NOT be streamed and recorded. Doing so is a ban-able offense and will not be tolerated.

Puzzles (& Searches)[edit]

The Puzzles room is located on the left side of the puzzle side of spawn. It contains maps of various difficulties that fit into the puzzle or search map categories. They may include additional challenge types. Puzzles and searches can NOT be streamed and recorded. Doing so is a ban-able offense and will not be tolerated.

Adventure Maps[edit]

The Adventure Maps room is located on the right side of the puzzle side of spawn. It contains maps of various difficulties that fit into the adventure map category. Adventure Maps can NOT be streamed or recorded. Doing so is a ban-able offense and will not be tolerated.

Challenges[edit]

Challenges can be found under the grassy mound, between the snow building and Hardcore pit. It includes every challenge on the server.

FFA+[edit]

FFA+ is another map classification meant to give spotlight to maps which are of exceptional quality and as such should be given better treatment than other maps classified FFA. The FFA+ maps are voted for every so often by Greens+ in FFA+ ballots.

Ballots[edit]

FFA+ ballots are hosted every so often, usually by a server Admin. The ballot consists of two phases: nomination and voting.

During the nomination phase, ballot participants suggest a relative maximum of 5 maps to be entered into FFA+. Any FFA classified map can be nominated, but a participant cannot nominate their own map(s), or map(s) that they've worked on significantly. Exceptions may be made for Community Maps, as they are usually made by over 5 people at a time. Other participants may agree with the nominations, but not disagree as that's reserved for voting. Maps that have at least a distinct interest in nominations go to the next phase, which is voting.

During voting, participants vote either Yes, Neutral, or No for whether the maps nominated should be classified FFA+. Participants cannot vote Yes or No on their own maps and are instead encouraged to vote Neutral. Maps that receive over a certain percentage of positive votes (usually around 60%-80%) will become FFA+ classified.

Board[edit]

Review Process[edit]

Firstly, maps are submitted on the forums for tracking purposes. This post includes checkpoint coordinates, the map name, its authors and similar.

Next, an Op places the map on The Board and sets the tag on the forum post to "On Board". At this point, all green+ players have the ability to leave reviews and comment on the map. This also opens up the map to reviews from members of The Board. The Board is composed of those players that are devoted to reviewing maps and have a good grasp on what standards maps need to meet to get published. Once a board member reviews the map, one of three things happens:

  • If the board member thinks that the map is ready, they apply the prefix "Nominated". At this point, another board member needs to review the map. If they also agree that the map is ready for publishing, they apply the prefix "Published" and it becomes published as a full map on the server.
  • If the board member sees that there are some definite areas for improvement and changes the prefix to "Altering". When this happens, greens are still allowed to review the map, but the map creator is also allowed to make any major changes that need to happen. If the map creator changes the map to an acceptable standard, they change the prefix to "Nominated" and will require another board member to agree so that the map can be published.
  • If the board member thinks that the map will require substantial changes to make it acceptable, they apply the prefix "Declined", and the creator must work on the map more to have its status changed back to "On Board".