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Phoenix Trial #2 - Power of Command

Discussion in 'Contest Archive' started by Wolverabid, Jun 11, 2007.

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  1. Wolverabid

    Wolverabid

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    Welcome to
    The Hive Workshop's

    BTNDizzy01.jpg
    Phoenix Trial #2


    Theme
    All trials have a common generic theme around which very many ideas can come to life, yet keep something in common.

    The theme of Phoenix Trial #2 is Power of Command.

    Real time strategy games revolve around directing a formidable army led by a powerful commander. The command palette icons provided By Blizzard in Warcraft III have long been used by players to issue orders to their forces on innumerable fields of battle.

    The time has arrived for The Hive Workshop's best icon editors to produce a complete set of powerful command palette icons! Map makers can then use the product(s) to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their powerful maps.

    Each arena gladiator must decide how best to make their set of icons look powerful. They will need to call upon all of their icon editing skills (or learn new ones) to produce a powerful, commanding set of icons that will appeal to judges, voters, and consumers.

    Eight icons must be created to successfully complete this rigorous trial.



    BTNAttack.JPG BTNAttack.blp BTNAttackGround.JPG BTNAttackGround.blp
    BTNCancel.JPG BTNCancel.blp BTNHoldPosition.JPG BTNHoldPosition.blp
    BTNMove.JPG BTNMove.blp BTNPatrol.JPG BTNPatrol.blp
    BTNSkillz.JPG BTNSkilz.blp BTNStop.JPG BTNStop.blp


    Rules:

    1. All icons must adhere to the established icon rules.

    2. Active and disabled versions of all icons are required.

    3. No plain screenshots (or shallowly modified) icons are permitted.

    4. The icons must be made specifically for the contest. No previous works are allowed.

    5. Blizzard icon naming conventions must be followed: BTNAttack*.blp etc.
      • Example: DISBTNHoldPositionBlackDoom.blp

    6. Works in progress (WIPs) of the icons are encouraged as they keep the contest active.

    7. The icons must be physically attached to a post when complete. (.blp files only!)

    8. An in-game screenshot must be included with all submissions.

    9. Individual users may undergo the trial: teams may not.

    10. Judges may not participate in the contest.

    11. No irrelevant, non-constructive or off-topic posts will be tolerated in this thread.

    Prizes And Winnings

    • The winner of Phoenix Trial # 2 will be awarded an official medal icon and 60 reputation points.
    • The contest's runner up will receive 30 reputation points.
    • The third place contestant will receive 20 reputation points.


    Judging:
    • 50% of the score will determined by a public poll. The rest of the score will be determined by one or more specialized judges.

    • Critical judging elements for both voters and specialized judges are:
      • Creativity. The icons' originality and uniqueness are vitally important.
      • Blizzard feeling. Icons should be executed in such a manner that they can be implemented in a Warcraft map and compliment other Blizzard icons.
      • Technical Note. The quality of the icons is the most important thing. They must be detailed yet clear (throwing a lot of elements in a 64x64 image will usually look crowded).

    Time Allowed And Deadline

    • Due to the exhaustive nature of this demanding trial, four weeks will be alloted for its completion.
    • Phoenix Trial #2 has officially begun and will conclude on
      19 July, 2007 (0:00 AM, GMT).
    • The deadline is very unlikely to be extended.


    Good luck & have fun!
     
  2. Chriz.

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    I like the idea, but I'm reluctant to say I'll join due to exams and vacations.

    Maybe when I visit my brother in the states for a few weeks I'll work from his computer, I would like to make an effort.

    Now for a good idea..
     
  3. UchihaSasuke.gr

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    S0,we have to change the icons Wolverabid is giving us?And at least 3rd place wins rep?I AM IN!!!:thumbs_up:
     
  4. HeretoDLstuff

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    I might join to not for the rep though. Just one question: DO we have to change those icons, or make NEW ones?
     
  5. Kwaliti

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    I'm IN! :grin:
     
  6. Mechanical Man

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    Is that your idea, Wolverabid? I think is the greatest idea for the contest. :thumbs_up:

    Anyway, this contest should last a little longer as usual, because of increased amount of icons and exams period.
     
  7. Chriz.

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    New ones to replace those. Meaning an attack one, hold position, stop, walk etc.
     
  8. Jaakko

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    Eeeh...? Make new icons to replace these I think.
     
  9. Dargoth

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    It sounds like you have to edit them, but im not sure.
     
  10. HeretoDLstuff

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    I know that, But I can only make icons like skins: when you import them it gets rid of old one...Is that allowed, or should I learn to make new ones unstead of replace?
     
  11. Chriz.

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    They can be used either way.. that s a matter of importing, not actually making the icon.

    But you want ones that can replace the current ones, yes, thats the point.
     
  12. ragingspeedhorn

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    Yes these icons should replace the old ones, you are supposed to make completely new ones, not change the ones Wolverabid provided.
     
  13. Herio-san

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    I've been looking forward to another one of these contests. This contest is going to be awesome!!! and the theme is more than could be asked for! Im in!
     
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  14. Gath_Stormer

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    I never haave made a icon before but maybe i can try big maybe

    but do you edit or change the icons
     
  15. WILL THE ALMIGHTY

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    OOh this is a tough one.

    I have to replace all these? With something fitting? Thats hard...
     
  16. Kwaliti

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    Hmmm, looks hard, but well, contest is a contest! You don't have to win all the times, y'know. LET IT RIP! :grin:
     
  17. Pyritie

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    I'm in! This will be my first contest BTW.

    I think that this is at a good time because I just got out of school, and I can also try out my new tablet I got for my birthday on the 11th! I'm also probably going to do something that will work in mah campaign! ^_^
     
  18. FGRaptor

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    14. July? I'm in, if I can. But one question: What exactly do you mean by hand drawing? Should I make the Icon just with a brush or what? Or are things like rectangulars etc. allowed? (Maybe a stupid question)
     
  19. ragingspeedhorn

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    Use whatever you want as long as it is made by you.
     
  20. TheSecretArts

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    sounds interesting... count me possibly in, im gonna beat ya Low Kwaliti
     
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