[Accepted] KaKao mapper application.

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KaKao mapper application.

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Steam ID: STEAM_1:0:12690939

Steam Profile Link: https://steamcommunity.com/id/MrKaKao/

NickName: KaKao

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Approximately, when did you start playing on our servers: Late 2010.

Provide a brief introduction of your life (hobbies, studies, etc.) as well as your motivation for helping develop our servers:

Not much to say, born and raised in Sweden, life right now is more or less just work and then taking it slow at home and repeating the cycle each week, can get very exhausting but you got to do what you got to do.

Even though I've been away from this community for about 2 years or so I've been keeping contact with a few players and lurking about, when I heard about the mapping team I was intrigued and I'd be more than happy to help and create maps for this community, I obviously hope that you'll all move over to CS:GO sooner or later ;) but 1.6 or CS:GO, doesn't really matter to me, as long as I get to create something the community can enjoy.

Experience Level (background information of how you developed your skills over time):

I'd say I have decent experience when it comes to mapping, initially sparked the interest many years ago but took a few years until I actually sat down and started using the program to create something even remotely playable. Even though there are guides and the likes around (specially nowadays), most of my learning came from basic trial and error, and you learn and improve as time goes by (this can be seen by just looking back at what maps I've created).

I quite recently dove into Source SDK (CS:GO) to try my luck at making maps (started with Leyawiin obviously...) for it and even if a lot of the stuff are the same or at the very least, similar, there's so much more stuff you're able to do in it so it almost feels like you're back to the time when you first launched Valve Hammer and created a simply lit room.

Portfolio (showcase your work by posting images and links to your files):

Leyawiin_beta4 (doubt anyone remembers this horrible atrocity, couldn't even load the map).

eventually remade and turned into the Leyawiin currently on servers.

jb_Cursed_a2 was an attempt to try something "new", I spend more time on detailing then on actual gameplay, which made the map a not very good one.

Just as Leyawiin this eventually got remade into jail_KaKao_beta, I at least kept the tower from the old map.

jb_Station5, I personally like this map a lot because it's not the typical snow layout, unfortunately I do see issues with it and it can get a bit hard to navigate through as a new player.

Even if it's not my own creation, I did remakes to help out with issues regarding maps, zm_zombie_land and zm_winterdust_mini. One because the tunnels would ruin the gameplay (http://www.neondragon.net/viewtopic.php?f=81&t=17300), unsure about the winterdust mini one if it even got added in the end.

Since I haven't done too much work in CS:GO I just have 2 WIP maps currently, one being Leyawiin for JB and then I have a Zombie Escape map which is closer to completion (heavily influenced by the Serious Sam game)


Zombie Escape
Only showing areas that I have properly textured so far.
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Post by Abooooookkkk »

you have my big yes your map leyawiin is one of the best maps in jb server and everyone like it and other maps ofc
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Post by Lucius »

You are one of the best players and mappers out there, you are respected and liked. A lot of maps and memories are created and contributed to this community thanks to you. Ofcourse you will get my yes.
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Post by Supercell »

Great map maker no doubt he will disappoint us ever with one of his maps , I like all of ur maps which are currently in the mapcycle. Ofcourse its a yes for me , great addition for the mapper team !
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Post by SNap »

Def a yes worth never had any issues with ur map, great map maker goodluck bud.

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Post by Malawi* »

Have often proven that u are a great mapper. GL. Big Yes from me
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Post by voodoo »

zapt0r wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Use format adminka
I think kakao’s capacity is enough to imagine for creating a map. Since he created a map(or more idk) and it was approved by nD community... guess he would contribute as a mapper.
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Post by Shadi »

zapt0r wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:22 pm
Rules apply to you and this section too! ... this guy

Kakao is an awesome guy and an awesome mapper, never had any issues with him and his maps have changed JB history and added a lot of joy - can't say no as long as he's actively around.
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Post by pablo »

keep up he great work a YES from me!
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Post by S.W.A.T »

Yes a genius.
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Post by SCARFACE »

Creative mapper, I honestly liked the beta version of jb_kakao better than the current one, but It's still a very nice map, so is jb_leyawiin. Good luck!
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Post by ZeRo#1 »

Why is this not insta accepted? I mean what would Kakao need to prove if it comes to mapping? Just a waste of time to not get him into the team imo.
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Welcome to the team!
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Post by wodeen++ »

Congrats KaKao, great addition to the team! gl
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