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Techtree Contest #12 - Evolution

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Spellbound, Apr 23, 2018.

  1. Spellbound

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    Evolution

    This is all about how you can build a whole techtree starting from one unit and one building. You are only allowed to have one single base unit and one single base building. Everything else your race may have must evolve from these two starter elements. Meaning that you can only build one type of building and only produce one type of unit. However, upgrades and transforming units are allowed.

    This race must be balanced with regards to the other 4 Factions of Warcraft 3 and how it impacts the metagame of melee as a whole. Good luck and have fun!


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    Contest Rules:
    • Everybody is allowed and encouraged to enter, as long as they follow the rules.
    • One entry per person or team.
    • No submission may violate any of the Site Rules.
    • If a submission does not follow the Map Submission Rules the creator(s) will be disqualified.
    • All submissions must follow the current theme. If any entry does not fit, a moderator will tell you as soon as possible to avoid confusion.
    • Judges may not participate.
    • Team entries are optional with a maximum team size or 3 people.
    • Triggers are allowed in any way, shape, or form in the development of your race.
    • Imports are Unlimited for this contest (see below for map-size constraints)
    • Your submission may not be started/made before the official launch of the contest.
    • No 'dibs' on races. Multiple users may submit using the same race, though different techtrees. (No plagiarism, etc)
    • The features that may be edited are:
      • Gameplay constants
      • Game interface
      • Object editor
      • Trigger editor
      • Sound editor
    • The map's terrain may not be edited.
    • The current four melee races may not be edited; copy and paste the default units you are about to edit.
    Submission Rules:
    • Any submission must follow at least 2 Works In Progress (WiP), before it is published and labelled as the final piece, so as to prove it's yours.
    • Your submission must be posted before the deadline. The post containing your final submission must also contain the following:
      • Several screenshots of terrain and gameplay.
      • The file in the appropriate format.
    • Your final submission must be bug free enough to test and play.
    • Protected map is not allowed, and won't be considered until the unprotected version is released.
    • Imports may be used in the map, however they must all be credited.
    • The resulting map may not exceed 128MB in size.
    • The map must be named "THW.TC12.<factioname>", and don't forget to also change the internal name.
    • All submitted entries must use (6)Moonglade.w3x as the test map.
    • Post here if you intend to compete, what race, and if you'll be working solo or as a team.
    Helpful Links: Custom Race System, Design Guide for Fifth Race by MCV, How to create Full-working custom race, Guide to make a Race. (Provided by VeljkoM)

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    • First Place: 50 reputation points and your entry on the award icon
    • Second Place: 35 reputation points and an award icon
    • Third Place: 20 reputation points and an award icon
    • Remaining entries: 5 reputation points for each submission (for users with final entries who made it to the public poll)

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    Theme: How well the various elements of the Faction (including aesthetics & design) fit together in a thematic manner such that they feel like they are representative of the given Faction, as well as that of the chosen Contest Theme. Well-fitting & polished aesthetics which complement a cohesive Theme will be graded well; poorly-considered or lacking Thematic elements will result in a poor score. 10
    Role: How well the various elements of the Faction work together to achieve the tactical synergy & gameplay style the Faction has, as well as how well each element performs it's particular function. Comprehensive, well-though-out Roles which complement a cohesive Faction will be graded well; ill-considered, insufficient or over-compensating Roles will lose points. 10
    Balance: Indicates how comparable the Faction is in terms of 'playability'; i.e. the ideal Faction should win/lose 50% of the time against others of it's class. Overpowered or Underpowered units/heroes/abilities/etc will result in a poor score; properly balanced elements will mean a good score. 5
    Creativity: How original the design of the Faction is in terms of innovative ideas, clever implementations, or creative concepts. Innovation and creativity will be rewarded; re-use of existing elements & poor originality will result in a poor score. 10
    Awesomeness: The most subjective of all grading criteria. This attempts to quantify exactly how awesome a Faction's overall design feels. This is the "subjective elbow room" for people to talk about how "cool" or "nifty" or "rad" the Faction is. 5
    Total points:
    40


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    • Kam
    • GhostThruster (pending)

    • 75 % of the winner's score shall be determined by the contest's appointed judge(s).
    • 25 % of the winner's score shall be determined by the results of a public poll.
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    The contest shall begin on 30 April 2018 and conclude on 31 July 2018 GMT (day is included).




    Applied moderator: KILLCIDE

    The Poll | Results
     

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  2. Spellbound

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    Participant(s) Team Name Recruiting? Race Name
    Direfury, Killcide ? n/a ?
    Spellbound, Retera ? n/a ?
    Abovegame ? Modeller Flamewalkers
    MyPad n/a ? Antiforms
    xYours Trulyx n/a ? Wellings
    EternalOne ? Modeller Shadefrost Nerubians
    Riki Martin n/a ? Nightmare Wraiths


    Entries:

    Participant(s) WIPs Final Entry
    (Direfury, Killcide) 1 2
    (Spellbound, Retera) 1 2
    Abovegame 1 2
    MyPad 1 2
    xYours Trulyx 1 2 3 4
    EternalOne 1 2
    Riki Martin 1 2
     
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  3. Direfury

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    Shit, this sounds interesting.
     
  4. Spellbound

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    Might wanna hold tight for a sec. I'm looking for a mod to greenlight this, so some values might change.
     
  5. xYours Trulyx

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    Hilarious picture. Why TurtleRock Map again? I'd like a 6-8 player map with decent terrain.
     
  6. Abovegame

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    This gonna be interesting with the new natives.
     
  7. Spellbound

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    Yeah, though don't start quite yet. I still need a mod to confirm this - which means start dates and some other stuff might change :p

    @xYours Trulyx I'll pick a different map. Suggestions are welcome.
     
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    I may as well paricipate in this, will see : )!
     
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    Hmpf, I can see myself starting on it, but not finishing it.
    I think it is too much time to invest for me ;P not as many shortcuts available.
     
  11. KILLCIDE

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    I want to participate, so Im unsure if I should be the mod as well. Ill try to nudge any of the moderators to do it, and if none of them can do it, Ill just take on both roles.
     
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    I would also like to participate. As for the idea, I would like to represent technology as my main idea evolution.
     
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    I've got an interesting theme all figured out.
     
  14. Spellbound

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    Contest is a go! If you're looking for a team member, post here and I'll use the second post as a notice board.
     
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    Hmm... I think I'll give it a shot!
     
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    @Spellbound

    Suppose one has a main building and a main unit, as defined in the constraints of the contest. Would it be considered a violation to the rules if the sole building which the unit can build can be rebuilt into different structures?

    For example, I have a bug and a cesspool. The cesspool can morph into a sewage disposal unit or nuclear waste disposal unit, etc.
     
  17. Abovegame

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    That's the point.It states that we can only have a single base building.

    So the one unit evolves into higher rank units, building can evolve as well.
     
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    Yes, evolution applies to your structures as well. You may only have one contrustructible building type and only one trainable unit type. Everything else you have will have to upgrade/morph/etc from that base building/unit.
     
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    Alright, I like it.

    I'm gonna make a supersonic unit of lore...
     
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    I'm participating in this one for sure. If someone wants to team up say the word.

    I'm not sure about the race yet but i'm considering the Troll race ofc. :D