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Advanced Techtree Contest - Recycle, Revise, Reinvent

Discussion in 'Idea Factory' started by Kam, Dec 1, 2016.

  1. Kam

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    Recycle, Revise, Reinvent
    Expand on a race you have created in the past! There is no limit to how long ago you began. Previous entries are accepted. It's all about the level of refinement and quality of ideas. There is no design theme, merely a directive to create a well thought out race. This means you may also start from scratch.


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    Contest Rules:
    • No submission may violate any of the Site Rules.
    • If a submission does not follow the Map Submission Rules the creator(s) will be disqualified.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme. If any entry does not fit, a moderator will tell you as soon as possible to avoid confusion.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • The features that may be edited are:
      • Gameplay constants
      • Game interface
      • Object editor
      • Sound editor
      • Trigger editor
    • The map's terrain may not be edited. The current four melee races may not be edited; copy and paste the default units you are about to edit.
    • Marketplaces, Taverns, and item shops may be edited.
    • Participants must download the (to be provided) template map, edit it and then resubmit it as their entry.
    Submission Rules:
    • You must show at least one unfinished preview of your submission, before the deadline, as proof that it’s yours.
    • Your submission must be posted before the deadline. The post containing your final submission must also contain the following:
      • Several screenshots of terrain and gameplay.
      • The file in the appropriate format.
    • Your final submission must be bug free enough to test and play.
    • Protected map is not allowed, and won't be considered until the unprotected version is released.
    • Imports may be used in the map, however they must all be credited.
    • The resulting map may not exceed 128MB in size.
    • The map must be named "THW.TC11.<factioname>", and don't forget to also change the internal name.
    • All work must be your own. If you want to use entries from a paired contest you need written consent from anyone who worked with you.
    • Post here if you intend to compete, what race, and if it is a revision of previous work. Please also provide a link to the previous work. If you entered it in a previous contest or have it uploaded to the map section provide the link(s). If you have not previously shared it please attach it to your post.
    Helpful Links: Custom Race System, Design Guide for Fifth Race by MCV, How to create Full-working custom race, Guide to make a Race. (Provided by VeljkoM)

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    • First Place: 25 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    • Second Place: 15 reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 10 reputation points and an award icon
    • Remaining entries: 5 reputation points for each submission (for users with final entries who made it to the public poll)

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    If you are interested in judging, please feel free to contact the moderator.

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    Theme How well the various elements of the Faction (including aesthetics, gameplay & design) fit together in a thematic manner such that they feel like they are representative of the given Faction, as well as that of the chosen Contest Theme. Well-fitting & polished aesthetics which complement a cohesive theme will be graded well; poorly-considered or lacking thematic elements will result in a poor score. 15
    Gameplay How well the various elements of the Faction work together to achieve the tactical synergy & gameplay style the Faction has, as well as how efficiently each element performs its particular function. Strategic systems that endow an identity to the Faction, comprehensive & well-though-out roles which complement a cohesive Faction will be graded well; ill-considered, insufficient or over-compensating roles will lose points. 30
    Balance Indicates how comparable the Faction is in terms of 'playability'; i.e. the ideal Faction should win/lose 50% of the time against others of it's class. Overpowered or Underpowered units/heroes/abilities/etc will result in a poor score; properly balanced elements will result in a good score. 15
    Creativity How original the design of the Faction is in terms of innovative ideas, clever implementations, or creative concepts. Innovation and creativity will be rewarded; extensive re-use of existing elements in vanilla factions & poor originality will result in a poor score. 15
    Development Should you reuse material from the past, particularly a previous contest, your work will be judged based on how you have progressed since then. Do not expect to score well in this area if you have not made substantial improvements. 15
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    Total
    /75 or 90

    • 75% of the final score shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25% of the final score shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
    Won't this mean there is a point advantage for people starting with previous work?

    User A is starting from scratch.
    Area scores total 68/75 for a 90.6% prior to vote.

    User B starts with a previous entry.
    Area scores total 72/75 for a 96% prior to vote.
    Then, as it turns out, this user did little to improve upon their race. In particular they failed to address specific remarks from past judges.
    They receive 5/15 of the additional points for a new total of 77/90 or 85.5% prior to vote.


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    The contest shall begin on (23/December/2016) and conclude on (30/April/2017), at 11:59 pm. GMT.
     

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  2. Kyrbi0

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    Awexome! With any luck, I might actually find time to work on this (though certainly not in the next few weeks, lol).

    By the way, I think you may have done a tad too much copy-pasta:
     
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    Got it!
     
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    Noice! I know what I'm going to do.
     
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    Who can get this posted?
     
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    A moderator, generally. "Deliberate Air Quotes" Usually "Deliberate Air Unquote" the Host & his Contest is assigned a moderator to shepherd it.
     
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    I see. Well if anyone wants to volunteer this was meant to go up yesterday.
     
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    You might have to PM a Moderator (or make a Staff Contact thread).
     
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    I am not going to participate unfortunately

    Sorry
     
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    Is it just me or does this contest have Retera written all over it?
    All I gotta do is tear something out of Heaven's Fall and make it great again.
     
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    Pfft, perfect for whom? You misspelled "Kyrbi0".

    Actually to be honest I only have 2 previous partial Techtree Contest entries... Though I suppose I could use one of the other ~7 races... Then again only one is anywhere near done (Jungle Trolls), and there ain't no way I'm releasin' that baby quite yet...

    Probably gonna be finishing my "Chem Cartel" Goblins from the Biome Techtree contest; was pretty excited about that. If I have time.

    //EDIT// - Officialized:
    Do I Intend To Compete? Hopefully/probably.
    What Race? "Alchemist's Union"/"Chem Cartel" Goblins
    Revision of Previous Work? Yes, from the Biome-themed Techtree Contest (#10); see attachment below.
     

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    I am hoping a mod agrees with your enthusiasm!
     
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    I have had a few people express a lot of interest. What should I do?
     
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    I guess ask a mod directly?
     
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    So, like, any news?
     
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    Not that I know of. I would love for this to be a thing.

    I need a mod to go in on it with me.
     
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    I mean, have you asked them? They don't always/necessarily come to you.
     
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    I have a staff contact thread.

    Do you have any suggestions on who would like to?
     
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    Ah, that's what I was going to say. Well then.

    They may just be busy. Fladdermasken has worked with me favorably in the past, but I know he's pretty busy... Pharaoh used to approve/run these things, no clue how he's faring... I think even Moderators can do it, but you just have to find one. Any you're friends with? : )


    P.S. Due to the way this Contest was conceived & how it is worded, it's entirely within reason that we can all just agree to 'start' & whenever it "officially" starts, then woohoo.
     
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    At this point I'd like to just have it start. Would you help me ask around and see who is 100% in and then I'll make a contestant list?