- Dec 27, 2006
Detailed Analysis for Beyond the Throne: Tides of Darkness
Participants are to write a detailed analysis for Kam's project: Beyond the Throne: Tides of Darkness[Project Page]
Tides of Darkness
My greatest obstacle as an altered melee author is finding detailed useful feedback.
My project has recently seen the addition of the final race I will be adding. With a
few more updates that race will be "complete". I would like to run a contest where
the goal is to provide me a detailed analysis of my project."
Why we have decided to host this(TOP)
Beyond the Throne: Tides of Darkness (previously Orcs and Humans: Tides of Darkness) has been under continuous dedicated development for years, and we love to reward and show support for this level of commitment. In addition to this contest promoting people to reflect about what is and what isn't valuable feedback, Kam has also offered a $50 (USD) reward (further details here) for, by his own judgement, the best written feedback.
The idea of the contest is to write a detailed analysis for the map. For further specifications, please see Contest Judging.
Kam said:An unprotected version will not be made available. Use the current release version. If there is a particularly difficult unit to balance try using the WE to duplicate the unit and test it there.
I would expect those who compete would play actual games (no cheats) with human players, [highlight]the AI is no substitute and no way to balance a melee.[/code]
- No submission may violate any of the site rules.
- Your submission must be posted before the deadline.
- Teamwork is allowed but the monetary reward will not be increased.
- Submissions must be private (in form of a private message) so that work is not shared between submissions.
- First Place: 25 reputation points and a USD$50 reward in the form of either
- Other Participants: 10 repuptation points as a participant award
[highlight]The results will 100% be decided by Kam.[/code] Kam will individually take each entry and apply their suggestions to a copy of his map, and play with the changes. Due to there being money involved, submissions are to be detailed (read: unfinished/insubstantial submissions will be skipped over) and include, at least, the following:
- Redundant units/abilities/spells and how/if they should be replaced
- Overall racial theme adherence
- Specific suggestions for replacements or alterations (actual products not required but will factor into scoring)
I will not continue reviewing a submission that seems thrown together.
The contest shall begin on November 19th and conclude on [highlight]February 1st[/code].
The results are preliminarily set to be out before February 15th.
Appendices and Links(TOP)
Appended here is a slideshow of helpful links that provide information about the project, the lore of The Lost and an option for organizing games for teams to test the race together or simply play the map.