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Spells & Systems Mini-Contest #18

Discussion in 'Triggers & Scripts' started by Hanky, Feb 23, 2009.

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  1. Hanky

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    Welcome to The Hiveworkshop's

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    Spells & Systems Mini-Contest #18


    Introduction
    The Spells & Systems Contest is more of a fun code learning environment than a contest, due to its low requirements, its short time limit, and its small prize. Each spell must adhere to the theme listed below, and to win, it should be executed well and take the main judging points into consideration.



    Task
    This contest's theme is

    Synergy

    Two spells with individual effects which can be combined for another effect. An example would be the two spells of the Brewmaster: Breath Of Fire, Drunken Haze


    Rules
    1. All work should be done by the contestant and original to this contest, started after the contest started.
    2. Each contestant is only allowed one submission.
    3. The spell map should be unprotected so that code is readily accessible for marking.
    4. Imported material, beyond a dummy model, is strictly forbidden.
    5. Spells should support multiple levels, preferably an indefinite amount.
    6. The testmap should provide an adequate testing environment for the spell.
    7. Both Jass and GUI are allowed.
    8. If you use any third party tools, state them, and if they're obscure, provide a link. Note that WE Unlimited is not allowed.
    Third party tools include:
    ° WEWarlock
    ° Grimoire (and/or JassNewGenPack)
    ° WE Helper​
    9. You may use utilities (that do small jobs), but no large do-it-for-you systems.
    Examples of utilities:
    ° Local Handle Variables
    ° CSCache
    ° Armor Detection System
    ° Vector System​

    Examples of large do-it-for-you systems:
    ° Particle System
    ° Caster System

    If you break the rules, you may be disqualified from the contest, but minor offences (Such as an imported model/icon) will generally be punished simply by the ignoring of them (as if it didn't exist) in the scoring, and a penalty in the related category.



    Entering
    There is no specific required entry method. Just say you wish to enter, or post your spell when it's finished. Whatever works for you.

    You can not enter this contest, if you
    ° Have a negative reputation or
    ° Won the previous spells & systems contest.​


    Judging

    Judging will be as follows:

    1. Idea (5 points) - Originality and execution of the idea is the goal.
    2. Triggering (10 points) - Making efficient, leakless, and simple (as possible) triggers is the goal. Other important aspects include multiinstanceability and the like.
    3. Overall Aspect (5 points) - Making sure your spell is easily understandable (tooltip, not overcomplicated) to the average player, as well as having a practical use in x game type is the goal.
    4. Visual effects (5 points) - Making a nice-looking (but not too complicated) effect, while not hugely hindering the spells playability value (excepting spells with this theme, such as a spell that masks the screen for enemies of the caster) is the goal.
    5. Theme (3 points) - The better the spell matches the theme, the more points you will get in this category. ex: A black hole looks like 'Evil' (judging by the models) magic, but it doesn't really fit 'Evil', so that would get a low rating should the contest theme be 'Evil'. A Death Bolt spell, on the other hand, would score a high rating.


    Prize

    A spell can earn a maximum of 28 points. It's simple, the contestant with the most points wins.
    The winner's prize will be 10 reputation points, and earn a spot in the "Spells/Systems Hall of Fame" (the list of winners of this contest).
    However, the winner cannot participate in the next contest.


    You have 20 days to work on and submit your spell.

    The deadline is: 15th March (Sunday), 00:00 GMT.

    Good luck and have fun!
    ~Hanky
     
  2. Paladon

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    Good luck to you all!
     
  3. Eccho

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    *Second (bah) reply:D I am so going to join. I'll start as soon as possible, next week ._.
     
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  4. xD.Schurke

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    ok this time I realy try to finish my spell... it's a more interesting theme :D
     
  5. Eccho

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    Don't forget. It's two spells not one :D
     
  6. xD.Schurke

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    yes :p, the reason why it's more pleasing
     
  7. Dynasti

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    Ok, i have now an awesome idèa that i wont give away. So watch out people >:D
     
  8. The Reborn Devil

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    I'm in :cgrin:
    I have some nice ideas.
     
  9. -Berz-

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    I'm in, I guess :p

    My idea has something to do with frost :D (that is for now)
     
  10. Rmx

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    I'm in, let's start and BTW Good luck to u all :)
     
  11. Paladon

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    I'm in as well.
    *Joke*
     
  12. Kingz

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    So this is ongoing?
    Count me in, finaly a good theme to think about...
    Too bad i missed the previous ones, i don't view alot of forums only the spell section one...
    EDIT:
    Dynasti,Eccho and -BerZeKeR-?
    Wow talk about tough oposition...
    Anyway good luck...
     
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    I'm just a noob, really :S
     
  14. Eccho

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    Not really. You are as good as everyone else :)
     
  15. -Berz-

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    This one will go tight with time, i can see it D:

    But a bit less than 3 weeks, should be enough :D

    I'll start on this Saturday, I hope.

    Sow do you people have any spell ideas? =)
     
  16. Mage_Goo

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    I'm in.
    I'll try not the last this time.

    Uhm, can it be three or more spell for this? (not two)
     
  17. Just_Spectating

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    i have an idea that will melt some faces
     
  18. Element of Water

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    I see no reason why not...

    I really want to participate, but... ideas, ideas, ideas!!!
    I was thinking of ice+smash=chance to instant kill, but that must have been done already...

    Is that a hint about what your spell will do?
     
  19. Just_Spectating

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    no, but i think it should only limit to 2 spells.
     
  20. Eccho

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    I would be a brave try to make 3, but it will just take you longer time and will not give you higher score. Stick to 2, it is more certain that we should do so.
     
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