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Icon Contest #18 - Make him a Hero

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Heinvers, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. PeeKay

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    No one WIP so far. Maybe its time to start parcipicating?
     
  2. Kyrbi0

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    If anyone is still seriously struggling to come up with a Unit to Hero-ize (and especially if they want to enhance the Wc3 Modding scene by complementing an existing custom Unit>>>Hero model), have I got a chart for you:

    Modelling Contest #25 - Ascension
     
  3. ~Nightmare

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    I'm not quite sure if I'll join.
     
  4. Murlocologist

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    Contest is about in-game units only and it isn't about reimagining unit's appearance into something very non-related to original just to make them heroic.
     
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    Came from the Techtree Contest to drop by a few suggestions:

    - Felguard: Is a nice candidate for this contest. Could be a tank or a fighter.

    - Satyr: Could be an agility-based Hero. Anything flashy or sneaky can be used to fashion an icon.

    - Unbroken/Faceless: Sure, they're a bit overrated but the spells you can put on them is limitless.

    - Revenant: Looks like a tank or a mage hero. Based on what you choose, the icons could be about the shield and mace or frosty spells. Cool helmet too.

    - Furbolg: Tough one, but their bites and claws might give you some ideas.
     
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    True; and if you read the post I linked carefully, you'd find that's true of that Contest as well, so no problems arise when using it.

    Subjective; that's for the Judges to decide. And also false: this Contest is simply "design icons for Hero abilities for a hero-version of an in-game unit". Nothing about that says/implies it can't diverge wildly from the original concept.

    In fact I would even submit the Contest does encourage a certain level of divergence; it explicitly says
    Not to mention the Judging Criteria of "Concept" being focused on "originality & uniqueness"

    So I see literally no issue.

    Even if this Contest had (as I would've wanted, personally) included more about "fitting the character & the game", "being a realistic interpretation of the Unit->Hero thing", I still think many, if not most, of the examples I linked fit well & serve as useful inspiration.

    But there's nothing saying you personally have to use them; if you don't like them, feel free to ignore them.
     
  7. Murlocologist

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    Sorry, I'm not interested in semantics game. I merely quoted your previous post to avoid people being mislead into thinking they can pick unit from the list you posted, as you forgot to mention that making icons for one of those cannot be done for this contest and due to your confusing suggestion (in the context of this contest) for them to pick unit from that list ''if they want to enhance the Wc3 Modding scene by complementing an existing custom Unit>>>Hero model''
     
  8. Mythic

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    The link contains a list of in-game units, matched with custom hero models.
     
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    "Semantics game"? When one has failed to understand the words used such that one cautions against a non-issue, I would argue that is no game.

    Anyway, I will gladly individually disabuse anyone of the wrong notions regarding the chart in my link, but I can scarcely believe there will be any confusion.

    It's incredibly simple. An Entrant in this Contest chooses an in-game unit (say, the Jungle Troll Witch Doctor), and while they can come up with 4 Hero abilities for their own conception of a "Hero Witch Doctor", they can also complement the Resources of the past by drawing icons for, say, this unit, which is, I'm sure we can all agree, one of many possible interpretations of "Hero Witch Doctor".

    And all of that is perfectly within the realm of acceptability for this Contest.
     
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    bloop

    For Forest Troll Shadow Priest
     

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    FINAL ENTRY

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    FOREST TROLL SHADOW PRIEST - ICON SETS
    Icon Name
    doll.png Voodoo Doll
    Control a unit for X second.
    staff.png Replenish Staff
    Heal a unit of X amount, also cleanses curses and poisons
    toadpoison2.png Poisonous Dart
    Launch poisonous dart. Deals X damage over a period of X seconds.
    vodorage.png Spiritual Rage (Ultimate)
    Grant extra damage, attack and movement speed to a unit for X seconds. Target are immune to magic during that time.


    -=RESSOURCES PACK=-
     

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  13. Kyrbi0

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    Well that was fast... Nice!
     
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    Awesome work, man. Love it. :smile:
     
  15. Mr.Goblin

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    if there's no participation, we should start considering what happens when there's only 1 entry for a contest.
     
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    There will be two entries, at least.
     
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    Maybe we can make the contest longer?
     
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    I was busy quite a long time, I'll try to finish soon my entry.

    I've came with Revenant.

    ElementalShift.png

    I have thought what unit to choose and I wanted to create something unusual and it took some time, but I think I've made a good choice.



    Name of Spells:

    1. Elemental Shift (Passive) - After a unit gets 4 hits, Revenant can strike randomly with frost, lightning, fire or air element at probability of *(%). If dealt damage by Revenant gets higher than *(%) ... than for some * seconds, his attack speed is increased by *(%) and has a bonus damage of *.

    2. Restless Spirit (Active) - When this ability is used, Revenant can become invisible and regenerate his HP points by *%, causing him to be impossible to see until he attacks, casts another spell or the effect of the ability is getting to it's end.

    3. Soul Consumption (AOE) - "The Shield of Revenant releases an amount of void energy that was gathered by decades, entrapping the souls of nearby enemies in it's dark mist." While casted, this ability is damaging nearby enemy units by *(%) in radius of *, also these units are cursed, being slowed for * seconds.

    4. Undeath Reluctance (Active/Ultimate) - When activated, this ability is absorbing all magical and physical damage that is dealt to Revenant for * seconds. An amount of *% from absorbed damage is transformed into Revenant's own power that infuses his attacks with increased attack speed, with lifesteal of *% and he can deal also bash that can last * seconds. Ability lasts * seconds.
     
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    I've been very busy with RL stuff, as well, and I only just realized this contest was even up when I made my first post, haha.

    Super early WiP, just to show that I AM working on an entry. The unit I'm working with is the Stormreaver Warlock.

    BTNDrainSoul.jpg

    I'll do my best to hit the deadline, but an extension would be greatly appreciated, if others want it - my dad is currently hospitalized and so things are a little crazy IRL for me right now.
     
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  20. Kyrbi0

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    Sorry to hear about your dad, Warchief; hope things work out for him. Excellent choice for unit->hero, though. : )

    I'm with Mr. Goblin; we oughta talk about what to do with insufficient entries. Looking to the past, some have argued that a Contest ends when it ends, entrants be darned... Others have argued that we should keep it going for as long as necessary till we have at least 3 entries (given the 3 tiers of rewards, and the give the Judges a reason to exist ;P).

    I'm definitely more of the latter; whether you think the Point of a Contest is about Fun or Competition or Enrichment, no one really benefits from a Contest with insufficient entries. Zero or one or two entries just really doesn't help anyone; in a case like that, sticking to the arbitrary deadlines doesn't even make sense. We're not some government agency trying to fill a quota.

    So, though I'm not Hosting this Contest or even competing, I'll put it my $0.02 for having it be extended for As Long As It Takes to get a minimum of 3 entries (barring, of course, an extended period of time with not only no entries, but no one even showing interest/working; if it's dead it's dead).