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What if: someone paid you to make maps
Jul 5 2015, 2:25 pm
By: FlameViper  

Jul 5 2015, 2:25 pm FlameViper Post #1

Hypothetically let's say an eccentric person came up and paid you for making SC1 maps. How much do you think he'd offer you and how much would you personally want.


Jul 5 2015, 2:53 pm lil-Inferno Post #2

Just here for the pie

He'd offer $0 because there's no way to monetize maps (except maybe sponsoring, like putting a McDonald's carrier blimp that flies around?) and I'd want $0 because it's something I did solely out of passion and not for glory.

Jul 5 2015, 3:45 pm zsnakezz Post #3

I would commit a set number of hours a weekend to production. Probably 6 to 12, in total, 30 to 40 dollars a weekend depending on productivity.

Would ask for direct team chat conferences weekly.

Somebody with extra money and time on their hands who wanted a set of maps made for them could afford this.

I made the following maps; Hyperion 2, The Undead, The Undead Coop, Realm Rpg beta, and Overlords. Follow me on twitch at

Jul 6 2015, 5:08 am Apos Post #4

I order you to forgive yourself!

I'm up for negotiations. :apos:

Jul 6 2015, 1:38 pm poison_us Post #5

Back* from the grave

Should this be in Null?

Anyway, I would do it for about $5 a day (negotiations welcome), more if they demand the map be done faster than my full time job would comfortably allow. Considering I work 4 10-hour days per week, the majority of the work would be done on Friday and the weekend, so if this style is fine with them... Shared files for documentation is a must, though I'd prefer direct chat over, say, teamspeak like zsnake.

This person would likely not want to pay anything at all, considering the game is old, there likely won't be a sizable fan base or revenue source to offset any production expense. However, this person was advertised as eccentric. They may also just want a new map, or want a map produced to their exact design. So I can't say for sure how much one would be willing to pay for such a service.

Edit: anyone who was around during the glory days of SCI likely has a job now, or is in college. Either way, they won't be able to devote nearly as much time to a map as they used to be able to. Just a thought regarding mapping productivity clashing with real life.

Jul 6 2015, 7:26 pm Fire_Kame Post #6

a left leaning coexistence nut

You could try to use Patreon for this sort of thing - but I don't think you'd make a whole lot of money. I have trouble believing one person would fund extravagantly enough to make it a worthy proposition, and finding several would be an uphill battle. That being said, even MLP fanfic gets funded through Patreon, so...

Jul 7 2015, 5:08 am Pr0nogo Post #7

MLP has a fanbase. As depressing as that is, it's true.

SC:BW mapping is more niche than ponies. Time to kill yourselves, boys.

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