Its time for another absolutely shitastic night! If you are - 1. A mapper for Empires 2. A person with a crazy idea 3. Someone bored out of their mind who is insane enough to want to pick up Hammer 4. Someone looking for mindless entertainment YOU ARE IN LUCK! What Is Shitmaps night? - Shitmaps night is a night where mappers submit their glorious, brand new creations of fun so that people can play. These maps are typically not commander maps, they may not look that great (But they can if you want), and are typically having some unique gameplay feature/unique playstyle. Once all the maps are collected, a play order will be established and all users that are playing will then get to play your unique monstrosity! Some examples of "shitmaps" include: - Flush - Richochet - Minigames Here is a video of a "shitmap": When is this event? - This event will be on February 23rd. We are still discussing a time, however, it is expected to be in the evening for Europeans and afternoon for US in order to maximize the people playing. For mappers wanting to submit a map, we request all maps are submitted fully zipped up and ready to go by February 21st. We need to set this deadline so that our gracious host (Cyberes), has time to ensure the maps are properly loaded onto his server and onto the fastdl. How do I sign up to map? - If you do know how to map, either post here or in the discord channel #shitmaps and let us know you're interested. This is not a requirement, but it will give us a good idea of how many maps we can expect. You can also submit multiple maps, but please make it known before hand if you are going to submit multiple maps before hand and about how long you think each map will take. This is simply so we can estimate how long the event will last. If you have never mapped before and are interested in mapping, you can either ask @Sovietshark or @LordDz in the discord and either of us will be happy to assist you. There will also be a template map provided by LordDz which will be posted here soon (tm). You can also watch my mapping tutorials to learn the basics of Empires mapping here. Why should I participate? - While also being fun, its a great way to help build the community. On top of that, its just a time to relax and take a break from the normal games. We highly encourage people to participate in playing, and we also encourage you to try to learn how to map. Its really not that hard! I will personally be recording shitmaps night for others to watch, and the maps will be publicly available after the day is over. However, you may not get the chance to play some of them again, it all depends who picks them up after the event is over. Join the discord here and go to the "#shitmaps" channel to discuss!