Hey, if you’ve been keeping up on your good o’ mapping forum, I asked if people would be interested in a quality controlled map archive. Some said “yes”, some said “god yes”, and some said “elitist mapping circlejerk”. Based on those three responses I went ahead and opened up dotBSP.
What is dotBSP? It’s functionally an archive you can search for and submit maps, and metaphysically non-existant.
Why is dotBSP even around? You ever search Gamebanana? That’s literally the reason why I made the site. Websites like Gamebanana have no real quality control whatsoever which leads to a lot of poorly made maps floating to the top of the “highest rated” search. It also leads to the unfortunate burial of maps that are worthwhile, and that’s wrong.
A misconception is dotBSP is a huge discriminatory waste of time, but the site’s goal isn’t to laugh in the face of anyone who’s ever released a first map. It’s supposed to archive maps that should be remembered, downloaded, played, and more importantly: seen. It’s not even supposed to be a replacement for your absolute day-to-day searching. It’ll be a fair first stop, I think.
And if anything, this website should inspire and prove the crazy awesome power of the Source Engine should you utilize it with a crazy awesome brain.
How do I submit my map? http://www.dotbsp.com/submit
Is there anyway I can help? Simply discussing the good and the bad of the site is the most helpful right now. I don’t need extra staff or anything - maybe I will in the future. I don’t know. But for right now just C&C my site.