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Techtree Contest #13 - Poll

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Spellbound, Oct 6, 2019.

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Which faction(s) do you prefer?

Poll closed Oct 21, 2019.
  1. Riki Martin - Sons of Tyskhadi [Black]

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  2. Wazzz - The Bandit Outlaws [Black]

    8 vote(s)
    40.0%
  3. xYours Trulyx - The Xetkin Clan [Red]

    7 vote(s)
    35.0%
  4. MyPad - The Orderions [White]

    4 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. islesofurth - The Forces of Gaia [Green]

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  6. Leods - Cult of the Damned [Black]

    3 vote(s)
    15.0%
  7. Spellbound & Mythic - The Starfall Empire [Blue]

    10 vote(s)
    50.0%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Spellbound

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    Based on Magic: the Gathering's coloured mana system, design a faction that represents the philosophies associated with a single colour.


    White
    Blue
    Black
    Red
    Green

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    White exemplifies the ideals of order and consistency. White's ultimate goal is peace, ideally through structure and law. White can be restrictive and authoritarian.
    Blue seeks perfection through knowledge and progress but can also be the sphere of deception and manipulation. Blue can be unethical or lack morality its its efficiency.
    Black embodies the essences of selfishness and opportunism. Black desires power over all else as it allows it to get what it wants. Black is merciless and shameless.
    Red desires freedom above all else. Red is pure passion, chaotic and impulsive. Laws are anathema to Red as they get in the way. Red has the capacity for complete anarchy.
    Green personifies growth, instinct and harmony with nature. Green is honest and interdependent and dislikes artificial change. Green can lead to rigid and unchanging traditions.



    • You may only choose ONE colour. No mixing and matching allowed.
    • The colour you pick does not determine the visual appearance of your faction. It is chiefly a philosophical descriptor. You can have a faction of undead healers that seek to restore order in a disease-stricken land that only they can enter because they are unaffected by disease. That is technically a White faction.
    • You are not required to follow Magic: The Gathering's actual lore or ideas.
    • Your faction must contain at least 8 non-hero units.
    • Your faction must contain at least 1 hero unit.
    • Your faction must contain at least 8 buildings (if your faction has more than 1 defense tower, they will all count as 1).




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    • Trying to manipulate the poll in any form is not allowed.
      If you're aware of ip-sharing with any voter, for any reason, you should contact the staff.
    • Harassment towards others to influence the result will lead to punishment.
      A neutral recommendation to take part at the poll isn't problematic, though.
    • Voting for yourself is not allowed, and will lead to a malus by 5%.
    • Participating in the poll does not explicitly safe one from being disqualified.
    • Judges are not allowed to vote.
    You are very welcome to make a short statement what you like the most, so contestants get a bit of public feedback!





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    • 1st place: 75 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 50 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 25 reputation points
    • Entry: 5 reputation points
    • Judge: 15 reputation points
    The three winning teams will receive an award icon, representing the winning entry.​





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    Theme How well the various elements of the Faction (including aesthetics, gameplay & 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
    Gameplay How well the various elements of the Faction work together to achieve the tactical synergy & gameplay style the Faction has, as well as how efficiently each element performs its particular function. Strategic systems that endow an identity to the Faction, 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 result in 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; extensive re-use of existing elements in vanilla factions & poor originality will result in a poor score. 10
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    Results calculation

    • Judgement: 70%
    • Poll: 30%
    FinalScore = (30*Reached_Votes/POSSIBLE_VOTES) + (70*JudgeScore/100)





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    The contest shall begin on 6th of October 2019 and conclude on 19th of October 2019 GMT (day is included).




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  2. Wazzz

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    Oh nice :D
    Subbing to the thread to watch the juicy polls
     
  3. xYours Trulyx

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    Nice.
    So does the deadline penalty rate applies? It's not accounted to the results calculations.

    FYI I didn't update my entry post-deadline.
     
  4. Spellbound

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    It's gonna apply to the final score after judging.
     
  5. Wazzz

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    It applies to the final score, which is a culmination of the poll scores and the judging scores

    I kinda wonder how many people are going to see this thread, though
     
  6. xYours Trulyx

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    Then it is our sworn duty to announce this to the people of Hive.
     
  7. Wazzz

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    I've shared it around a bit, and looks like some of the first votes are already in :)

    A nice start already ^^
     
  8. deepstrasz

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    Since you can vote for everyone...

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  9. Wazzz

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    Beautiful <3

    Also, I've noticed the percentages shown are kinda wonky.
    Like, if you add them up, they go over 100% quick handily.

    Could be an interesting poll
     
  10. Leods

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    Yeah, this become solved with the (votes/possible votes) part.

    Good luck to all, we have very interesting entries.
     
  11. islesofurth

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    i'm only able to open leods map.
    Do the others have some additional requirements?
    the maps are neither showing in reforged or opening in my version of the editor (1.30.1)
     
  12. Wazzz

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    It might have something to do with the version since I used 1.31, but iirc Riki Martin saved his as an older version so that sounds strange.

    Although it doesn't seem strange for it to not show up in reforged, as far as I am aware reforged isn't even released?
     
  13. Spellbound

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    A bunch of us made our maps in v1.31. Any versions before that will not be able to play them since 1.31 introduces a lot of new features like UI editing.
     
  14. Wazzz

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    One thing I am curious about is how can we tell if somebody voted for themselves? It doesn't seem to show who voted for who in the polls.
     
  15. Spellbound

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    Oh, well probably gonna have to ask a mod to review it at the end. Didn't quite understand what one of the poll options meant so I left it unchecked.
     
  16. Wazzz

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    Ah, fair enough, I'm sure it's all recorded somewhere anyway

    I may as well include my screenshots on this thread, too, while I'm at it

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    Schweet! Subscribing to the Poll.
     
  18. xYours Trulyx

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    11 days left before the poll ends. We need a mod's approval.

    @Naze @Heinvers
     
  19. islesofurth

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    So i can open the dark elves one (i think that's Riki's)
    But none of the custom triggers work so it is just a normal game.

    This is how the triggers look to me, not sure if this is normal or not.

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    All the other maps that i can't open give me this error

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  20. xYours Trulyx

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    You're probably using an outdated world editor. Besides Riki Martin, every other entry is on the 1.31+ patch.