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2019: The Year Of The Q1SP Episode??
So last year we've had a thread about the things we want to see in Quake in 2018, and it proved wildly successful. Personally one of my wishes were to see more SP episodes, rather than packs with no order to them, since it's an art form that's been really neglected over the last decade or so. As you may have noticed, it didn't really pan out as such.

However, could we be looking at a possible resurgence of the Quake Episode in this coming year? There's at least 4 episodes set for a probable/possible/potential release in 2019:

- Newhouse's blue episode that's been long time coming, also allegedly a part of an even bigger plan, now;

- skacky's compilation of metal runic maps from jams/speedmaps/etc. with a new layer of polish on top;

- Danzadan's rumored terracotta episode;

- another mapper's episode I tested back in March;

There's probably more episodes in plans or in development that I haven't listed here, who knows. Question is, are more maps in the episode format actually preferable to the "hubisode"?

What do you expect from a Quake episode?

What's the ideal length of an episode? Ideal format? Ideal progs?

Should we see solo episodes, or more joint efforts?

Discuss!
All I Want 
Is muk-otp-skacky-scampie-sock collab episode. Using madfox mods. 
Not Sure Of Ideals 
I'd love to have the chops to be a part of a larger project but I have a ways to go. As a solo mapper, I've been planning a 3 level mini-episode for a while and the first map is about 20% complete. I'll be using progs_dump. The maps should be pretty short, the whole thing will be playable in one sitting as that's one of my preferences due to lack of time.

I would love to see more large scale projects and less jams in 2019. But I don't have a preference on format. 
 
I haven't really done any mapping in a while but I have a few unfinished map files laying around. Ideally I'd like to crank out the rest of those maps and release them along with an updated version of Threat Assessment, since they're all in a similar theme. 
 
#1: Funny funny man.

#2: That's good! I think that in principle, episodes should be composed of maps of slightly smaller size than what passes as normal nowadays, if only to ensure maximum replayability.

#3: That would be really cool, since I enjoyed the theme of Threat Assessment a lot. 
 
Considering how many maps each "jam" has, it shouldn't be hard to organize a few episode jams. Ones that actually get finished, that is.
Maybe with some guidelines to be laid out beforehand, like how the theme and progression is supposed to be, e.g. base -> terrain -> castle -> dungeon -> hell - and then people can claim a spot like they sometimes do in Doom megawad projects. Of course all in a way that avoids getting carried away too much (perhaps something like <100 monsters / 10 minutes playtime / 4096 size limit etc.)

I wouldn't even mind some mini episodes like RPGSMSE. 
Yeah, The Terracotta Ep Using Progs_dump Is Gonna Happen At Some Point 
But before that happens, I'll play around with the 1.0 version and possibly release 1 or 2 maps whilst waiting for the new version, which will include lots of new goodies I'll gladly use in the episode (like breakables, yum-yum).

One thing is for sure, my sm186 map will be making it's reappearance in the episode as full-fledged map. 
 
 
Huh, what a coincidence. I have plans for a 2-3 map unit in the works. 
Episodes 
Episodes definitely have a charm to them, and I'm all for seeing more episode releases in 2019. I enjoy the linear power progression and getting to start maps with more than the SSG. For that kind of progression 3-6 maps works. I've been working on an episode too. 
3 Months Later... 
How's this going? 
Lol 
Well you can at least expect a single map release from me. It was a map intended for the episode I mentioned but it ended up not really fitting in the progression I had planned. I know there's kind of a glut of largish single maps but w/e. I still want to release an episode but unfortunately I only have so much time... 
... 
 
Welp... 
Crossing my fingers for Newhouse's blue ep atleast. 
Well We Did Get UDOB 
The year of one episode 
Mini-eps Count? 
Here's a good mini from a few months back:

https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/e1ubi_plantegenets_v1_1.html 
E2ubi 
This mini worth bigger 
Quoffee 
Don't forget "Coffee Quake". Four episodes with 74 levels:

https://www.quaddicted.com/reviews/quoffee.html 
Valid Points On Both 
Worthy entries indeed. 
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