Where is the feedback the community was supposed to get for week 3?
Why are we all the sudden into week 4?
There are many, many questions, and normally I don't post here, but what is happening/happened is appalling. Who were the judges? I didn't get them together as was the initial plan when I talked to Kyle (whom is out of office for two weeks), so this is all very surprising to say the least and is only further going to sow distrust and resentment between the (already very small) map making community and Relic.
A great example (outside the official steam collection wasn't updated since August 16th till today) would be not even telling people why their maps didn't pass. This doesn't do anything to help mappers grow, and what's worse, any issues perceived to be had with the maps could've been fixed if anyone even knew that this was still being run (as despite my attempts to reach out, there was no response on anything), as there was literally no updates or talk about this in any official capacity for over 2 weeks (in fact I have a strange inkling that the only reason this was even updated after two weeks of being in the dark was a very scathing twitter rant that I put up earlier in the day TODAY).
All in all, this just isn't the right way to handle this.
We missed an entire feedback phase, we never got the supply event for testing the maps that could be put into automatch (almost entirely forgoing the community feedback in the process), there are no official posts are communication (outside of whether or not your map was removed, and it was only posted here and not communicated to community members to update on community run site(s)), mappers weren't even given feedback or reasoning... I mean, how are we supposed to continue to take this seriously when, you yourselves aren't?
Please correct me if I'm wrong, I know that I am not some huge celebrity in the community as that of stormless, A_E, hans, ect; , but this is, just rather bewildering and sad (What I mean, is that I know I'm not running this tourney, but I was helping set it up and maintain quality with Kyle). The mappers are few and far between and often used as a scapegoat in many regards by the community, but we have always had a decent standing with communicating with you at Relic and moving forward in continued new (and FREE) content for most of our favorite game/series that is CoH. To be treated with such disdain and disrespect, leaves at the very least a bad taste in many mouths.
I am trying to advocate for everyone involved here and be as "professional" as possible, a response about how and why this was and is being handled this way would be very nice.