Welcome back to this week’s community profile! This week, we have a rookie mapper, Storm Knight! He’s been mapping since 16/07/2019, and with 15 maps under his belt, he’s managed to build his own reputation as a testplayer and mapper. Storm primarily maps classic rock, gothic/industrial, and OST tracks, so if that sounds of interest to you, why not check him out?
What inspired you to start mapping?
I feel in love with the game, as many of us do. However, there is a dearth of songs that I would like to play that could fit nicely. I love classic rock, and been in the gothic/industrial scene in a few parts of the world. Very few of these songs at the time were part of the game. A lot of the songs that make it onto the site, while fun to play, are not my favorite genres. I figured if people are going to bring more of my favorite genres into the game, I might as well help out.
Do you have any mapping idols? What aspects of their maps do you love?
There are four mappers off the top of my head that I appreciate, and look forward to trying their maps as they publish them. Techbutterfly; another mapper of classic rock, and one of the first people I met in the mapping community. I will occasionally ask him for advice when I hit a mapper block (pun intended,) since we share similar taste in music. Majorpickle; for the sheer volume of classic rock maps he has done, and showing people that it’s not impossible to bring older songs into the game. Joetastic; for his original patterns and kinetic patterns. CyanSnow; for his brilliant wall and light shows, a talent I have yet to acquire. Of the four, three I have been able to talk to and they have given nudges of encouragement here and there, as well as advice. The fourth I am actually slightly intimidated about, as the volume of material is so vast.