Community Warning: Map Theft   Apr 22 2023, 6:17 pm  


Greetings,
Staredit.net is issuing the following warning to all map makers and players, advising that the individual known as 'Alykzandir' has engaged in map theft at an egregious level. It is possible from the information we've gathered that Alykzandir may be the most prolific thief in all of Stacraft history. We believe the following maps have been outright stolen or had meaningful credits removed on his account:

-Pokemon Battle Stadium (Original by Darkghost_1)
While the newer versions Alyk had put forth include significant changes and improvements, the removal of the original author, combined with all underlying locations/systems seeming to be preserved would indicate that this map is not properly credited.

Location Comparisons from original and stolen versions available here.

-Diablo 2 RPG / D2 Town RPG (Original by Bo[KEL])
Originally a Korean map that was translated by pct.zero. Alykzandir seems to have removed any reference to the original map maker.

You can readily compare the original and stolen versions on SCMSCX.

-Gauntlet RPG ChapelofSkorm / Gauntlet RPG: 2023 (Original by Zpothu)
The first of two Gauntlet maps bearing Alykzandir's name. On Alyk's edits, Zpothu's name is completely omitted.

-Gauntlet Zero RPG (Original by Zpothu)
No, this is not a duplicate, Alykzandir stole the same map, twice. Gauntlet Zero which he has represented and credited as his sole creation is actually a further edit based off Zpothu's original map. When analyzing the locations, strings, and triggers it becomes very apparent that it is the same map being further modified. While we recognize the significance of the changes in Zero from the original, we once again condemn the removal of Zpothu's name.

The original Gauntlet by Zpothu is here. You can see further edits by others here here here here, the underpinnings can be seen in the 'Skorm' version Alykzandir has stolen here, becoming 'Gauntlet 2023' which direclty underpins early Zero versions.

You can compare Alyk's 2023 and Zero's demo version here.


-ImScn - Master of Pain / Impossible - Master of Pain (Original by -fishgold-)
While -fishgold-'s name is still preserved in some of the strings we believe this to be an oversight as Alykzandir credits only himself in the map description. The changes look to be exceedingly minor in scope.

-Legend Of Qua'Teras / Qua'Teras RPG (Original by Big-Fat-Homo)
Another blatant theft, the original and stolen versions can be seen here and here.


Speculative:
Although we cannot identify the original, based on comparisons to other Alykzandir credited maps we believe Castle of Koopa to have its underlying systems ripped off of another bound.


These are just the ones we have identified, there may be many many more.

We remind all fellow map makers and players that Staredit.net has always believed in proper credit being given to all map authors, editors, and contributors.

We condemn Alykzandir's repeated actions of crediting himself wholly and solely in cases where it is not warranted.

We urge all players to be aware of these practices, and warn other map makers to be aware in case your work is misappropriated by his hand.

Happy Thanksgiving 2022 from SEN!   Nov 24 2022, 1:15 pm  

Happy Thanksgiving to all our members on behalf of the staff here at SEN.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful binge in celebration of the harvest.




We do a little gobbling.

Announcing the new Thanksgiving Battle Pass! Log in to Overweight Watch 2 and earn free rewards just by eating!

As part of our Black Friday special, existing SEN members can get 10% off the Battle Pass through November 28th, 2022. That's right, you can upgrade your OWW2 Battle Pass to premium for only 900 Vespene Gas, which includes many additional rewards!

Some of these exclusive rewards include:

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A special congratulations to community member l)ark_ssj9kevin for winning the Thanksgiving art competition! As we are not legally allowed to put it in the premium pass a token of our appreciation, the winning skin will be available on the free tier of the Battle Pass.

Stay hungry, StarEdit Network!
Posted by: Roy

Maporino! 2022   Feb 3 2022, 1:02 am  




Calling all single-player mappers of SEN: The annual celebration of mapping is back!





It's the 6th Annual Maporino!, the yearly single-player map showcasing event!
Last year, Jayborino showcased a whopping 57 maps (15 of them Starcraft maps)!
Use Maporino! as an opportunity to make a map and submit it to be showcased!

Check out the video description for more info about rules and how participation works!
Maporino! is organized through the Jayborino Discord. Please refer to the server rules when joining.

Best of luck to all participants!

Happy Thanksgiving 2021 from SEN!   Nov 25 2021, 11:47 pm  

Happy Thanksgiving to all our members on behalf of the staff here at SEN.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful binge in celebration of the harvest.




Thanksgiving? At this time of year, at this time of day, at this part of the country, localized entirely within your kitchen?

Posted by: Roy

Maporino! 2021 - A Celebration of Mapmaking   Feb 26 2021, 11:27 pm  
WHAT IS MAPORINO
Maporino! 2021 (the exclamation point is mandatory, or so I've been told) is a community event organised by the youtuber Jayborino, where content creators hailing from various RTS titles can participate.
Each person/team can submit one scenario and have it be showcased by Jayborino, as well as potentially various members of the community who can decide to participate in the event.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Starcraft: Broodwar - both 1.16 and Remastered - is one of the several strategy games showcased throughout the event, and therefore I thought that it could be nice to encourage some of the SEN folks to participate.
I know we have many campaign-makers, as well as people who made awesome RPG maps, and I think that they all deserve to be seen. This is an opportunity to try and grow out the widely understood mapmaking community, even if it's just by a little.

Should one decide to submit a map, it has to be a single scenario - but it can be bundled with a mod, if that's required, it can be an EUD map, and it can make use of already-existing assets; it doesn't have to be made from scratch, it can even be something you made a while ago, as long as it's otherwise eligible.
Keep in mind that this will be just a showcase; not and in-depth review, and so maps that go on for more than an hour would be unlikely to be shown in their entirety.

WHEN? WHERE?
Entries can be submitted up until Friday April 9th, 2021 11:59 PM EST, through the Jayborino Discord/email - https://discord.gg/WxwUJYC

Watch this video for more details -

Happy Thanksgiving 2020 from SEN!   Nov 26 2020, 7:58 pm  

Happy Thanksgiving to all our members on behalf of the staff here at SEN.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful binge in celebration of the harvest.




No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.

Posted by: Roy

Happy Thanksgiving 2019 from SEN!   Nov 28 2019, 10:19 pm  

Happy Thanksgiving to all our members on behalf of the staff here at SEN.
We hope you all have a safe and wonderful binge in celebration of the harvest.




There's nothing in the world more powerful than a good story. Nothing can stop it; no enemy can defeat it. And who has a better story than Mr. Giblets the Turkey?

Posted by: Roy

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