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Discussion in 'Submissions Archive' started by HappyCockroach, Aug 21, 2017.

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  1. HappyCockroach

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    Hello peoples! We're still closing the Paired Modeling/Texturing Contest, and while we're at it, we may put up ideas to the next contest in the modeling fields :)

    A few theme ideas we have on the shelf, waiting to be hosted:
    • Portable Buildings: Contestants should create a model of a building, mechanical or not, which has the ability to move - be it through an animation, or an alternate form that walks.

    • Single-Textured Model: Contestants should choose 1 texture from the MPQ and use only that to create a model. Only particles and ribbons may use other textures. Creativity to reinvent that texture usage should be valued.

    • Half-Breed Races: Contestants should create a model that represents a race originated from the breed of different creatures, be those humanoid or not. Using more than two creatures as base is allowed (Multi-Breed).

    • Worker Unit: Contestants are to create an unit which is meant to collect resources and/or build structures, therefore representing a worker in the melee gameplay. The worker may either replace one of the original workers to the melee races, or belong to a different race.

    • Fel/Corrupted: Contestants are to create a unit which is completely or halfway corrupted by Fel Energies. (The Contestant will have to say, if it's halfway or completely)

    • Housing: Contestants meant to model a small building meant to provide food supply, to any possible race, be it existent in WC3 or not. (Modeling Mini-Contest #6!)

    • Fortress + Minion: Contestants should create two models: 1) The fortress, that produces small units periodically, and 2) The minions that come out of it. An in-game example is the Pocket Factory and the Clockwork Goblins. Another illustrative example are the Blood Hawks from Diablo II. (Paired Modeling/Texturing Contest #4!)


    Thread is open to propositions and opinions! A poll might be necessary, but if in our discussion we have a consensus it may be fine. (We have many contests to come! And most of those ideas were supported by many people in past threads and should be hosted sooner or later :) )
     
  2. Hayate

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    Single textured model sound interesting
     
  3. Mister_Haudrauf

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    Worker Unit. We always need Worker Units. They are always useful. (Ok sometimes they aren't. But most of the time they are).


    Edit: Half-Breed (Multi-Breed) is also interresting. I am thinking of something like Rexxar or the half-elves.
     
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    • Critters - Contestants are to create critters.
    • Wildlife - Contestants are to create an land or aquatic animal that fits the warcraft universe.
    • Metamorphosis - Create a unit which will have its own metamorphosis animation.
    Maybe not too interesting but at least some ideas.
     
  5. Astaroth Zion

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    Good timing for the next modelling contest, I'm eager to participate.
    My favorite theme is portable buildings, yet worker unit or fortress+minion also sound fun for me.

    PS: I don't have any other suggestion for theme. :D
     
  6. Mister_Haudrauf

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    A theme suggestion from me:
    • Fel Corrupted - Contestants are to create a Unit, which is completely or halfway corrupted by Fel Energies. (The Contestant will have to say, if it's halfway or completely)
     
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  7. HappyCockroach

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    I, particularly, am totally for the Portable Buildings theme.

    Even if I'm not much into mechanical things, it's been a while we had a theme of that sort. And as far as I know, it's the theme that has been waiting the longest to be hosted. And it allows much more alternatives other than mechanical. There are the Ancients, also someone might make a mobile Forgotten One kind of thing, with Zerg-ish looks, or simply packable/unpackable things that carry themselves around, and well... everything else I couldn't think up as of now.

    It's really a creativity based theme. Which I always support :D
    We had those, whether as mini-contests or as regular contests. If more people show interest in repeating them, yes, we may do it.
     
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    Oops,sorry.Didn't know we already had those.Portable building are like metamorphosis , also interesting idea.If i have any more suggestions i'll post them.
     
  9. Kyrbi0

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    Pretty good list; excited for the next one. The only thing this suggestion list is missing?

    Trolls.
     
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    I always have the feeling that we have an abundance of troll models.I'm with Kyrbi0 on this one.Perhaps troll architecture,culture,pets,etc.
     
  11. HappyCockroach

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    I know of your obsession for Trolls. >.> ...but don't you think it's a 0% imaginative theme? If anyone dislikes trolls, they'll dislike the contest as a whole. It's always better to set as theme abstract categories, as 'Spellcasters', or 'Cavalry' (we had both already), so Troll Lovers can do troll-based interpretations of the theme. Mechanical modelers can do mechanical interpretations. And so on...
     
  12. Mister_Haudrauf

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    Abstract categories? Does the Warlock theme and Death Knight theme apply to this?

    It would not be specific what Race it would have to be.
     
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    Portable buildings.
     
  14. Kyrbi0

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    Looks like I should have put a winky-face on the post... Just being me, man. :p

    (although, like Abovegame said, there's lots more than just units, but heroes, buildings, doodads, ... Wouldn't say 0% room for creativity. ;P)
     
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    I was playing Magic the Gathering with my little brother, just building casual standard decks, and the following theme idea pop to mind.
    How about a Techtree contest were we create a faction/race based on a TCG or CCG deck.

    So you could pick any Trading Card Game or even Collecting Card Game, and based on the mechanics and theme of the cards (a single deck) you create your faction. We got IPs like "Magic The Gathering", "Yu-Gi-Oh" or even online ones like "Hearthstone", each win thousands of different decks.

    What do you think about the *theme idea?

    PS1: I added the restriction of focusing on only 1 deck, so about 60 cards (many repeated), because I know these games have 5000+ cards in most cases.

    PS2: another idea would be to just choose 1 of the big IPs with no further restrictions. So all contestants could create a faction based on cards from the same IP. (again 5000+ cards so huge pool from were to choose)
     
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  16. Kyrbi0

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    I love this idea (or a variant of it, specifically regarding a specific part of MtG), but this is the wrong topic boyo. ; )
     
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    Wow, I have to pay closer attention, hehee I even rooted for the Portable Building theme.

    Nevermind, I would love to have a contest where we create a character of MTG or other similar game. However, I don't think we have enough supporters from those games to justify it as a contest theme.

    :p
     
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    I think you'd be surprised... Also, modelers don't necessarily need to be fans of a series to get excited & draw inspiration from it. MtG is like the D&D of TCGs; it's got nearly anything you can imagine. A quick Gatherer/Google Image search would definitely inspire.
     
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    I like all Buildings themes:
    - Portable Buildings (though I don't understand how to do it through an anim, to me it should necessarily have an alternate form)
    - Housing (should be generalized to "Building that produces resource", resource can be other than food)
    - Fortress + Minion (units produced should not necessarily be small)
     
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    I had an interesting idea IMO. As I worked on a diablo 3 necromancer model for Spasmaster lately and also created an adaption from a diablo 3 demonhunter to a wc3 version of it, why not do something like a crossover?

    Contestants are to create a character, unit or whatever from another blizzard franchise (diablo or starcraft or both) to fit into wc3 lore and aesthetic wise.
     
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