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Mini Mapping Contest #16 - Mini RPG

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by FeelsGoodMan, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. FeelsGoodMan

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    A mini mapping / level design contest with a focus on making beautiful, playable terrain, hero design and boss fights.
    Contestants must create a short linear map with RPG elements, at least one well designed hero (no classic Warcraft 3 spells), a short backstory, at least one cinematic and one boss fight.


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    • All submissions and all resources contained within the map must adhere to all of Hiveworkshop's rules.
    • To participate in the contest you need to submit your final entry to the maps section before 00:00 at the 16th of February. You must include at least 5 screenshots of your map, and write "Entry for the 16th Mini Mapping contest".
    • You can not start working on your submission before the contest has officially started.
    • You need to post at least 3 WIP screenshots that clearly shows the progress of what you are working on.
    • The total playtime can be no shorter than 20 minutes, and must not exceed 50 minutes (not including cinematics). This is based on a normal skill level and does not account for bad people who die often.
    • You must create at least one completely custom hero with triggered spells. There is no need to use imported models (although it is encouraged) as long as the hero is not a classic Warcraft 3 hero. You are NOT allowed to use spells already available at the spells section or from any other Warcraft 3 modding site (systems like a DDS, Unit indexers etc. are allowed).
    • There must be a respawn system in place so you don't have to restart the map if you die.
    • You can not use a map template from the map templates section.
    • Your map must be; Bug-free with absolutely NO game breaking bugs, lag free on up to date gaming computers(slight lag is acceptable in cinematics), periodic timers and other high frequency triggers must be leak free. Icons, models and textures must be properly imported and optimized for Warcraft 3 (No green icons or wow models with messed up animations etc).
    • You may team up with one more person, but no teams over 2 people are allowed.
    • Judges may not participate.

    Breaking any of these rules may lead to punishment in the judgement score, up to disqualification from the contest, depending on the weight of the issue. In case of doubts towards a certain rule you are very encouraged to discuss it in the contest thread so others and judges may help with sorting it out.

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    • 1st place: 55 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 40 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 25 reputation points
    • Entry: 5 reputation points
    • Judge: 5 reputation points
    The three winning teams will receive an award icon, representing the winning entry.
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    Gameplay The fun factor: Does the whole package create an enjoyable experience for the player? e.g. Are the spell effects satisfying, is there replayability, is the plot compelling, ...? /20
    Aesthetics Is it good looking terrain-wise? How polished are the details such as preview pictures, title, in-game texts and icons? /30
    Triggers Does the map run well performance-wise? Factors which influence this category are: efficiency of the triggers/coding, memory leaks, etc. /10
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    The contest shall begin on the 4th January at 00:00 GMT, 2020 and conclude on the 16th February, 2020 GMT.
     
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  2. Heinvers

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    Hello.

    From what I can see, the theme is vague so far. What's the exact theme of the contest? Hosts must put a sub-title to the thematic part.
     
  3. FeelsGoodMan

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    Forgive me, I have never hosted a contest before. I deliberately omitted the theme as I wanted each player to take their own individual artistic approach. The theme as far as map type goes at least is a linear RPG-ish, story driven map with a boss fight at the end.

    If I must put a more specific theme then I can do that of course.

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  4. Chaosy

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    I actually kinda like the boss fight requirement.
     
  5. FeelsGoodMan

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    I'm hoping it can produce some interesting submissions :p
     
  6. Mythic

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    That's a theme in itself. The theme or title should describe what you want the contestants to make.

    Best of luck!
     
  7. FeelsGoodMan

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    Should be fine now right?

    Thanks! :)
     
  8. Paillan

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    I shall join this, I have a few ideas for a mini rpg...
     
  9. FeelsGoodMan

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    Awesome!
     
  10. Daffa

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    Now now, don't make me add more work to my palette. Damn good contests when I'm trying to stay away from modding.
     
  11. Svetli

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    I would like to join the contest.
     
  12. lolreported

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    I'll join this contest as well! Glad to see the start date is tomorrow already.

    Good luck everyone. :)
     
  13. FeelsGoodMan

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    Does this mean you are participating? :p
    Awesome!
    Cool! Yeah I wanted to start early. Good luck :)
     
  14. Rufus

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    Is this really starting tomorrow? It has to be approved first, right?

    Anyway, I might join this too, seems fun!
     
  15. FeelsGoodMan

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    Well I was hoping for it to be approved before then, but seems like that didn't work out :(
    Awesome!
     
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    @FeelsGoodMan, uhg such an evil temptation to invite me to this. I am so busy creating a new DnD campaign world, classes and cultures, just accepted Mythic's invite for the special effect contest and more.... buuuuuuttt this is finally my kind of contest in every way. *internal conflict noises* There is an 80% probability that I will join. I'll just have to turn Mythic's special effect entry into a hero spell or something lol.
     
  17. FeelsGoodMan

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    Great! :D
     
  18. xYours Trulyx

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    Optionally paired or mandatory?
     
  19. FeelsGoodMan

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    Optionally, and max 2 per team.
     
  20. Heinvers

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    Approved! Good luck guys and don't slack too much :]