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Techtree Contest #16 - Faith

Discussion in 'The Arena' started by Wazzz, Oct 17, 2020 at 9:10 AM.

  1. Wazzz

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    Contestants are to create a Techtree themed around Faith. Interpretations are encouraged to get creative and think outside the box.


    • Entries that play well in the melee format will score higher than entries that do not.
    • Entries that touch upon real world religions or faiths are to be respectful towards such religions, without inhibiting creative flow. Keep it civil.
    • Your faction has no prerequisites for how many structures, heroes or units it must contain at a minimum or maximum.
    • Submissions must specify whether they are intended for HD or SD.




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    • Submissions must follow the Map Submission Rules.
    • You must download the provided template map, make the edits, and resubmit it as entry.
    • Post 2 media (images or videos) of your workflow Works in Progress before the deadline.
    • The map must be playable in battle net. (current max map size is 256MB, for example)
    • Using imports is allowed as long as it follows Resource Submission Rules (Models, skins, icons, spells).
    • The submission must be unprotected so that it's openable via the normal WorldEditor.
    • Teamwork is not allowed.
    • Testing and feedback aren't considered teamwork, and are allowed.
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    Breaking any of these rules may lead to punishment in the judgement score, up to disqualification from the contest, depending on the weight of the issue. In case of doubts towards a certain rule, you are very encouraged to discuss it in the contest thread so others and judges may help with sorting it out.

    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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    • 1st place: 75 reputation points
    • 2nd place: 50 reputation points
    • 3rd place: 25 reputation points
    • Entry: 15 reputation points
    • Judge: 15 reputation points per entry
    The three winners 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. /25
    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. /30
    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. /45
    /100


    Results calculation

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




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    The contest shall begin on 18th of October 2020 and conclude on 18th of December 2020 GMT (day is included).




    Assigned Staff: @Mythic

    Previous Contest | Poll | Results
     

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  2. Riki

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    I'm a bit busy right now, but I'll have some free time soon.

    Glad this theme was chosen. I already have my basic idea of what to do, but I'll wait for the tournament to be approved.




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    @MyPad 1 | 2 Name
    @Xelos 1 | 2 Leoric's Almighty Cult of Corruption
    @Footman16 1 | 2 The Runic Clans
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  3. MyPad

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    Didn't notice this was posted just now. Going to join, as usual.
     
  4. Mythic

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    Approved! :) Good luck.
     
  5. Riki

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    I'm going to make a Troll faction, and more specifically Blood Trolls.

    It would basically be a bloody fanatical tribe that worships Evil Loas.
     
  6. Footman16

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    Hmmmm, am I now determined to enter every tech-tree contest with a traditional (and in my opinion superior) custom race design? Yes! Do I have the time to do it? No... Will I try anyway? We'll see.

    EDIT: Also nice to see a much better choice of map than the last one :)
     
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  7. MyPad

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    Hmm, I might try going for either a buddhist-based faction or a faith-abandoned faction. (Both are based on human race)
     
  8. Chaosy

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    Haven't even read about the theme yet, might join. It's just so much code required if you want to win most of the time.

    Your fault for setting a high standard @Spellbound
     
  9. MogulKahn

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    Subscribing so I can follow.
     
  10. Spellbound

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    LOL, although I didn't win #13 and both first and second place had (I assume) less code than my entry! You can definitely win without having to code an entire faction into existence.
     
  11. Wazzz

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    Why yes, I did have less code than your entry :^)

    This is definitely a trap I've seen a lot of contestants fall into - they see Spellbound winning with entries that have a great deal of code attributed to them, but do remember he's not winning because of how much code he's doing. When he wins, he wins because he presents a compelling entry with a great deal of thought put towards the techtree design itself while capitalizing on his own strengths and, of course, his passion for coding.
     
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    An early WIP on the worker unit, and the main hall structure:

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    The worker unit selected is called the monk. By default, all units in this faction will not attack enemies.
    The structure behind the monks is called the Monastery. It acts as the main town hall.
     
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    First WIP from me.

    The almost absolute lack of Blood Trolls models and skins forced me to improvise some re-skins. More info about the units in next WIPs.

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    I will also participate on this techtree contest , thinking between 3 factions, hope to choose shrewdly
     
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    I have also decided to enter, with classic graphics this time as I simply wanted an excuse to use Daenar7's amazing runic skins.

    Im thinking some pagan faith mechanics.
     
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    Lurky, lurky, watching thread

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    A minor WIP; added the ability to toggle a unit's attack.



    The video above features Negative Karmic Essence, which will discourage enemies dealing a killing blow from attacking, unless they risk paying what is due to them.
     
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    So question..

    Let's say I wanted to make a Night Elf race, which I could motivate by "Night Elves worship Elune"

    But I mean, by that logic almost all races are valid options because just about all of them have some sort of religion.

    Humans worship the light
    Orcs deal with spirits/elements
    Undead kinda worship sargeras (pre TfT anyway)
     
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    Yes but i believe the point is to integrate that faith in a meaningful way into the gameplay of the race, in the case of Night Elves perhaps the more faith points you acrue you can transform your units into enhanced Night Warriors as an example.