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Hi, I've a doubt and I hope you can help me.

I'm a person of 24yo who don't likes anime too much and find some anime music boring (some songs are nice). So I want to encourage mappers to map some music genres that I love because at the end of the day I play the game because I can enjoy nice music in a different way.


So my question is... Is there something wrong with offer 2-4 support months or steam money or things like that so they'll map some songs that I love?

I don't know if this is "ethic" and that's why I'm asking first.

I think donating some money to mappers is nice. I've tried map some songs and I don't know if I'm just bad but I feel it's hard and takes a lot of time.

PS: I hope you don't get offended.
PS2: Sorry for my bad english.
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mapping is hard and takes a lot of time

i don't know about others but you can't "pay" mappers like that because they map because they love what they do
you also can't expect any guarantee that a map will ever reach a decent state or anything really
personally i wouldn't ever consider mapping a song for someone else for payment unless it would be really good payment like 10€ per hour hue

i think the most decent way would be giving supporter to mappers that already map songs you like RIGHT NOW and associate with them; they'll certainly be motivated and if you already like the same kind of music the chance that this someone will map another song you'd love to play are a lot higher, regardless of money or anything.

you also have to note that quite some genres are incredibly difficult to map due to technical hurdles like inconsistent timing etc.

tl;dr
i'd say keep it to "donating" to people who already work on stuff you like to see; I'm sure a payment basis won't work out well at all
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Endaris wrote:

tl;dr
i'd say keep it to "donating" to people who already work on stuff you like to see; I'm sure a payment basis won't work out well at all
Thanks for your reply. And yes, I've "donated" some steam games or support tags to some mappers for some maps that I really love.
But I don't know. I would love to hear more music diversity. Maybe I need to find some mappers that love music genres that I love, I'll try that.
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I'll just add on, there is no real way the staff can monitor if you pay mappers or not, but best of luck trying to find someone that you can contract to map the songs you like. As you've already said, it is best to start with mappers you know who would map that genre or asking mappers whose style you like if they're willing (you can as you said, offer incentives).
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Sheikah wrote:

Hi, I've a doubt and I hope you can help me.

I'm a person of 24yo who don't likes anime too much and find some anime music boring (some songs are nice). So I want to encourage mappers to map some music genres that I love because at the end of the day I play the game because I can enjoy nice music in a different way.


So my question is... Is there something wrong with offer 2-4 support months or steam money or things like that so they'll map some songs that I love?

I don't know if this is "ethic" and that's why I'm asking first.

I think donating some money to mappers is nice. I've tried map some songs and I don't know if I'm just bad but I feel it's hard and takes a lot of time.

PS: I hope you don't get offended.
PS2: Sorry for my bad english.
There are a lot of noob mappers that would have a go at shit mapping your songs even if you don't pay them (like me).

I suggest you try to get to know everyone in #modhelp and get into the network first
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I don't think paying people to map will work out well. Getting a map ranked is a long process (and quite many people eventually give up), better donate mappers if they got a map ranked with a song you want
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That'll turn mapping into a real business huh
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If I can make a living making from shit maps then sure, I approve
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it can work, mapping isnt that hard, but you need to find a person willing to do it
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This would only work if you find a mapper willing to map if you pay them. like if they start a business on patreon
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