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avatar Stojke 22nd December 2014, 11:44 AM

Its interesting how well this song goes with mapping:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNUwMrWeV9o

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avatar rufee says: 22nd December 2014, 12:53 PM
Eventhough i don't listen to this style of music myself, that did remind me of some other few mappers that do.

Good find Stojke :)
avatar Archie says: 22nd December 2014, 13:09 PM
Yeah, great choice. This sort of simple beat with great rhythmic flow has been a staple of working songs for decades; perhaps even centuries. The textile industry was built on a thumping beat and even sea shanties were used to get crews working in unison, not to mention the old railroad & cotton field working songs that would just about get slaves through the day. They all share similar characteristics.

A good beat is just a wonderful way to get a rhythm into your work, and mapping does seem to be especially susceptible to it.

ITT:
Your favourite mapping song.

Mine is a fairly recent addition to my library, but it's a track that really gets me into a flow with my mapping. Note the similarities to Stojke's. It's a very simple beat at its core with a thumping drum leading everything else, and at a similar tempo.
avatar Stojke says: 22nd December 2014, 14:20 PM
True, plus with addition of some lyrics (Human voice) that's no too loud (louder than instruments) tends to relax me.

Usually I listen to some 2004-2007 house music (30H!3 Starstrukk), but some times I find a random DVD with music when I search for something in my room and play the songs from there (I have no idea how I got most of them).

I found that song on one of my old computer hard drives (which is now part of an Period Correct middle year 2000 build).

When I am trying to figure out some mechanics and general game play/level design specifics I mostly listen to known songs that fit the map theme.

I love to listen to some classic Serbian songs when resting like : Zravko Colic - Jedna zima sa Kristinom (One winter with Cristina)
avatar Striker says: 22nd December 2014, 17:50 PM
I find this highly subjective.
avatar Archie says: 24th December 2014, 00:43 AM
Of course, it's music.
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