Remove the word 'remake' and I'll gladly participate. Why remake maps.. it just shows the Sauer community lacks originality.
In fact I suggest to make it climate based mapping challenge. Most of Sauer maps are all the same, basic pit, square design, maybe some rain or snow to add an effect. But that's it, just an effect..
How about a challenge such as a forest, tundra, mountains, desert, underwater.
You commented on Amazon "Nice map so far. It nearly made me believe I was playing FarCry again."
That's what your mapping challenge should be: make you believe you're somewhere you're not. Just remaking maps from other games is just gonna bring others to the conclusion: clone.
You've gotta think, what if someone from Halo comes over, sees Halo maps, simply say clone and leave. There's one potential contributor, vanished. Now, should they come from Halo, and see Halo-themed maps that are original as far as layout goes, it might draw their attention to check it all out, and maybe become active within the community.
Sui, remaking maps sucks. Where's the sense of accomplishment? 'Oh I duped this map almost perfectly!' That's what you did exactly, you duped it. Would you rather say that or, 'I took this maps theme and made my own great map' Emphasis on 'my own'. You get a better feeling of accomplishment. What are people gonna do when the mapping challenge is over.. 'Oh yeah, I participate so the community knows I'm still alive'. How about make it so when the challenge is over, people want to keep making new maps because of the (assumingly) positive feedback they get from --their own, original-- map. Nobody likes to hear their map called a clone, even if they intentionally make it a clone map.
Now, taking the theme from other games, and translating it into an original layout in Sauer, and adding the effect that you're in x game even though the map doesn't even exist for said game, that's a better mapping challenge. It brings original content, it brings a more positive atmosphere 'what's he gonna make next?' instead of 'what's he gonna clone next...'. I'm merely speaking from my side of the page, I prefer original while others may appreciate clones.
How about climate/terrain based mapping challenge.
Layouts should be required to be original for the challenge.
As a side note: 150k wtr max? Come on Sui, this is 2015. Graphics cards are better now. 250-300k should be the max.
"Do not plagiarize. All work submitted must be your own." Lol, to be honest, your entire competition is based on plagiarism. :D "Plagiarism is not tolerated, but plagiarism is fine!"