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Terrain Contest #9: Poll + Results

Discussion in 'Poll Depository' started by Keiji, May 6, 2010.

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And the winner is...

Poll closed May 20, 2010.
  1. thisruoy

    8.1%
  2. lillu70

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Belgarath

    2.9%
  4. M0rbid

    7.7%
  5. -Kobas-

    2.4%
  6. CoBrA b

    3.8%
  7. thedeathhunterxx

    9.6%
  8. Plurkie

    0.5%
  9. Oziris

    1.0%
  10. Racziel

    1.0%
  11. Piwlady

    8.1%
  12. i_brg_doom

    1.0%
  13. Potluck

    1.4%
  14. Megafyr

    39.7%
  15. Chaos.

    12.9%
  1. Keiji

    Keiji

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    Because the contest shall be fair Void, so fuck off and do it. :p
     
  2. ~Void~

    ~Void~

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    Fine, I'll whip up some half-assed numbers. lawl

    thisruoy: -9001
    lillu70: 2
    belgarath: 6
    m0rbid: 5.5
    -kobas-: 4.5
    cobra_b: 6
    deathhuntexradrsdfxxxxx: 6.5
    plurkie: 4
    oziris: 5
    racziel: 5.5
    piwlady: 6.49999
    i_brg_doom: 4
    potluck: 6
    megafyr: 6.75
    chaos.: 7.5
     
  3. thedeathunterxx

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    lol i love how you demolish my name void -__-

    and how im .00001 points above Piwlady xD
     
  4. thisruoy

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    Im under 9000! D:
     
  5. Miss_Foxy

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    Poor lillu70... ):

    PS: LOL thisluoy...
     
  6. Oziris

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    Nice judging void :D
     
  7. Miss_Foxy

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    Did Void judge all of it, or were there other judges too? Now I'm confused... O.O
     
  8. Keiji

    Keiji

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    There is me, Void and Arcany.

    Here is a repost of my judgements for convenience sake:

    Thisruoy.

    Overall Appearance: 1/10
    Theme: 1/5
    Creativity: 5/10
    Technical: 0/10
    Comment:

    I am slightly amused by this “terrain.” But that is where it all ends, I am afraid. There is no actual cataclysm here, and there isn’t much terraining, its simple Terrian Tool usage, and I believe the only doodad used was “Smoke.” Simple is only good when it is brilliant, and this is not brilliant.

    Lillu70

    Overall Appearance: 4/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 2/10
    Technical: 4/10
    Comment:

    This terrain is what I would refer to as a novice terrain. There is hardly any height variation and there is small usage of doodads, fairly well doodad placement, but not something to go all “wow” about. In both terrains there is a large contrast between the fog and the sky, which should not be the case. And the idea itself is not very creative.

    Belgarath

    Overall Appearance: 9/10
    Theme: 5/5
    Creativity: 6/10
    Technical: 10/10
    Comment:

    This is indeed two lovely terrains in their own rights. Good usage of doodads, good usage of lighting and there is no problem with the fog and the sky, mostly as expected from someone like yourself. However, I am displeased at the non-usage of more ocean like doodads in your second terrain, I would love to see more seaweed, and stuff overgrowing the trees and so forth. In all, I would like the underwater terrain to feel MORE underwater than it already does.

    M0rbid

    Overall Appearance: 8/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 7/10
    Technical: 6/10
    Comment:

    In fact, I like this terrain. The hanging bridges in the forest and that gateway turning into some evil twisted hellforge that brings forth this cataclysmic event of burning hell all over the place. However, I can’t say that I think the doodad usage is “awesome” neither is it bad, no offense intended. I’m just saying it COULD be better. The fog usage in your first pic also seems rather, basic and dull, dark green forest just doesn’t fit anything really. As for the cataclysm picture, there isn’t really anything to complain about.

    -Kobas-

    Overall Appearance: 5/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 5/10
    Technical: 6/10
    Comment:

    Really kobas, there are TOO much going on in your terrains. There is so many small details that the terrain isn’t pleasing to look at. And it really doesn’t help that there is no fog present, or if there is, and it is black, then it is poor fog usage. You also seem to be inclined to use the same idea as so many others, fire. Overall this is mediocre quality.

    CoBrA_b

    Overall Appearance: 8/10
    Theme: 5/5
    Creativity: 7/10
    Technical: 9/10
    Comment:

    I do like your water “mirror” effects cobra, but they’re really starting to get old. It’s like the only kind of terrain you’ve been doing since you discovered it. But your terrain looks good in any case, save for some things. For starters the orange fog in your first picture doesn’t look good with the terrain you chose. And the rocks around the edge of the waterfront don’t look all too realistic, seems flat and like their “hand built.”

    thedeathunterxx

    Overall Appearance: 8/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 6/10
    Technical: 9/10
    Comment:

    I love the first pre-cataclysm one. The mirror water is done perfectly, the lighting is absolutely wonderful and the Moria arches give a sort of mystical feel over the work, really an awesome terrain. Wish I could say the same for the post-cataclysm, however. Because frankly, it is a drag down for your first terrain. The transaction between the lava/magma and the black land is really bad, and the moria pillars are badly tinted. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying it is horrible, I’m just saying that if it was as great as your precata, then your score would’ve been significantly better.

    Plurkie

    Overall Appearance: 5/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 5/10
    Technical: 3/10
    Comment:

    Much like lillu’s terrain, this terrain seems very basic and novice-like. The structures seems rather random at points, most random might be the one at the left upper corner, which seems to serve no real purpose. There is neither really any fog, and there seems to be this “end of the world” feeling all over the place, however ironic that is >.>

    Oziris.

    Overall Appearance: 7/10
    Theme: 3/5
    Creativity: 6/10
    Technical: 5/10
    Comment:

    In all honesty I don’t really like either one of your terrains. When it comes to your pre-cataclysm terrain it looks usable up to like halfway off in the screenshot, at the upper right corner it looks like you suddenly didn’t have more time to work on your terrain, and because of that the whole terrain has this “not done” feel over it. And where you have grass and brush and all that, I feel like there might be a tad bit too much detail and random plants. The pink/red fog also seems wrong and there IS a “end of the world” feel at the mountains. As for your post cataclysm, honestly, I’m not really sure what you were thinking. I mean, half the terrain is snowy and icy, while the other half is flaming ablaze like a volcano. This MIGHT have been a good idea if you had pulled it off better-ly. The left side seems too barren, and the random spots with no snow don’t look right, while on the right side you used red rocks with POOR texture for stretching. The large iceberg thing over the castle looks random. Frankly, I had expected better from you Oziris.

    Racziel

    Overall Appearance: 8/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 5/10
    Technical: 7/10
    Comment:

    I really like your pre-cataclysm terrain. It looks nice, and everything seems to be in order. If I’m going to be picky about something, it would be that seeing as this is a night terrain and all; it doesn’t seem very likely that the fog be a bit lighter than the sky, savvy? However, so as with many others, you went in that “fiery cataclysm” trap. And I don’t really think anything in particular looks really good in your second one, it simply looks Chaotic, and not really in a good way.

    Piwlady

    Overall Appearance: 8/10
    Theme: 4/5
    Creativity: 6/10
    Technical: 8/10
    Comment:

    As opposed to many others, I like your postcataclysm terrain better than I like your precata one. And you have by far made the best fire cataclysm terrain of the lot, I’ll give you that. However, there are some small flaws to be named. For starters the whole “castle” idea is rather worn an idea, it’s done like 100 times before. And as with Razciel, it doesn’t seem that with a night terrain the sky and the fog contrast each other to be to realistic, eh? And in your cataclysm terrain at the upper left corner the sky kind of clashes with the fog, making that end of the world feeling to appear, you should really avoid that by having more fluid fog and more than one layer of mountains.

    I_brg_doom

    Overall Appearance: 5/10
    Theme: 3/5
    Creativity: 5/10
    Technical: 4/10
    Comment:

    At least you’re getting better, I’ll give you that. Don’t give up on terraining doom! :p Anyways, as to actually comment the terrain. Your pre-cataclysm terrain is nice, the fog transacts with the rest of the terrain and the doodad placement is usable. I’m not too much a fan of the rock spires used for mountains though, it just doesn’t look good. As for your post cataclysm terrain, it looks… Bad. I mean, you simply made it darker, added some lava tiles and some fires and BAM, terrain changed. The light fires and the dark surroundings don’t feel right either, and those meteors just looks really terrible.

    Poluck

    Overall Appearance: 9/10
    Theme: 5/5
    Creativity: 8/10
    Technical: 8/10
    Comment:

    Damn, I just saw your post cataclysm terrain right now, and seriously, why didn’t your terrains get more attention than they did? I absolutely love the idea of the floating bricks around that platform of an oasis. The fact that it is a lush forest getting deserted also looks good. And that the platform have dropped to the ground for some reason adds a bit of realism sense to it, in some way. The doodad placement and the fog work is also great. The only thing that isn’t very well done is to make it seem a bit deeper, you should have more fog and mountains at the back of the terrain.
    Good job.

    Megafyr

    Overall Appearance: 9/10
    Theme: 5/5
    Creativity: 9/10
    Technical: 9/10
    Comment:

    By far the best work in this contest and that cannot be denied by anyone, really. The technical there is nothing to complain about, the overall appearance is lovely, theme IS there, and its by FAR the most creative entry we got. Fuck this, you don’t need me bragging about your terrain, good job, love the raccoon.

    Chaos.

    Overall Appearance: 9/10
    Theme: 5/5
    Creativity: 9/10
    Technical: 8/10
    Comment:

    I am a sucker for silhouette terrains and you KNOW it! And yes, your terrains, both, are very lovely AND creative. I really don’t have anything to be picky about, and neither do I want to. Good work.

    And for the record, this is the last fucking time I am a judge! >.>
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2010
  9. Chaos.

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    Final results

    Judge's scores

    Out of 100 for calculation purposes and so that you can compare the score of the judges.

    Contestant---------Keiji----------Void---------Arcany----------Final

    thisruoy ------- 20.0 / 100------??.? / 100------??.? / 100 ----- ??.? / 100
    lillu70 ---------- 40.0 / 100------20.0 / 100 ----- 43.3 / 100 ---- 34.4 / 100
    Belgarath------- 85.7 / 100 ----- 60.0 / 100 ----- 86.7 / 100 ---- 77.5 / 100
    Morbid----------71.4 / 100 ----- 55.0 / 100 ----- 75.0 / 100 ---- 67.1 / 100
    -Kobas- --------57.1 / 100 ----- 45.5 / 100 ----- 70.0 / 100 ---- 57.5 / 100
    CoBrA b -------- 82.9 / 100 ----- 60.0 / 100 ----- 75.0 / 100 ---- 72.6 / 100
    thedeathunterxx - 77.1 / 100 ---- 65.0 / 100 ---- 81.7 / 100 ---- 74.6 / 100
    Plurkie ---------- 48.6 / 100 ----- 40.0 / 100 -----53.3 / 100 ---- 47.3 / 100
    Oziris ----------- 60.0 / 100 ----- 50.0 / 100 -----53.3 / 100 ---- 54.4 / 100
    Racziel ---------- 68.6 / 100 ----- 55.0 / 100 ---- 73.3 / 100 ---- 65.6 / 100
    Piwlady --------- 74.3 / 100 ----- 64.9 / 100 ---- 78.3 / 100 ---- 72.5 / 100
    i_brg_doom ----- 48.6 / 100 ----- 40.0 / 100 ----- 60.0 / 100 --- 49.5 / 100
    Potluck --------- 85.7 / 100 ----- 60.0 / 100 ---- 75.0 / 100 ---- 73.6 / 100
    Megafyr -------- 91.4 / 100 ----- 67.5 / 100 ----- 95.0 / 100 ---- 84.6 / 100
    Chaos. --------- 88.6 / 100 ----- 75.0 / 100 ----- 76.7 / 100 ---- 80.1 / 100


    Final Scores

    Final Score = (Judge's Score)*0.6 + (votes/(total votes))*40 = (score)/100

    thisruoy -(??.?)*0.6 + (17/(209))*40 = ??.?/100
    lillu70 -(34.4)*0.6 + (0/(209))*40 = 20.6/100
    Belgarath -(77.5)*0.6 + (6/(209))*40 = 47.6/100
    Morbid -(67.1)*0.6 + (16/(209))*40 = 43.3/100
    -Kobas- -(57.5)*0.6 + (5/(209))*40 = 35.5/100
    CoBrA b -(72.6)*0.6 + (8/(209))*40 = 45.1/100
    thedeathunterxx -(74.6)*0.6 + (20/(209))*40 = 48.6/100
    Plurkie -(47.3)*0.6 + (1/(209))*40 = 28.6/100
    Oziris -(54.4)*0.6 + (2/(209))*40 = 33.0/100
    Racziel -(65.6)*0.6 + (2/(209))*40 = 39.7/100
    Piwlady -(72.5)*0.6 + (17/(209))*40 = 46.8/100
    i_brg_doom -(49.5)*0.6 + (2 /(209))*40 = 30.1/100
    Potluck -(73.6)*0.6 + (3/(209))*40 = 44.7/100
    Megafyr -(84.6)*0.6 + (83/(209))*40 = 66.6/100
    Chaos. -(80.1)*0.6 + (27/(209))*40 = 53.2/100


    WINNERS

    1st Place - Megafyr (66.6/100)
    2nd Place - Chaos. (53.2/100)
    3rd Place - thedeathunterxx (48.6/100)


    I must say, that I find it absolutely hilarious that the winner's score is 66.6.
    Also, I will add thisruoy's results if Void and Arcany can give me some serious scores for him.
     
  10. Arcany

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    Good job all, and a big congratulations to the winners ;)

    66.6? What kind of an ungodly omen is this?!
    And wait... a serious score for an unserious submission?:O
     
  11. Belgarath

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    the next contest should start within a matter of weeks this time not like this time.
     
  12. Pyritie

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    prizes will be given out when my exams are done
     
  13. thedeathunterxx

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    For TC 10 , may i suggest for the theme : The human body ?

    just a suggestion of course, and i would like to see if its even possible.
     
  14. Belgarath

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    sounds horrible
    at least all of the previous ones have been related to terrain even if some have been bad according to some people (terrain as in landscape/environment etc)
     
  15. Oziris

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    Thedeathunterxx, the theme would not be fair for some people. Better something simple and basic, nothing too complicated. Maybe "My Home" making a terrain of some place in your country showing how beautiful it really is.
     
  16. Belgarath

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    i like that one
    i'd have loads to do seeing as i live in nz
     
  17. Potluck

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    congrats all i literally can't wait for the next contest :p
    btw human body? how and why? o_O

    thnx to Keiji for possitive critisism and feedback
    ps theres a 't' in potluck ^^
     
  18. Chaos.

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    Sweet! I finally got me a blue!
    Congrats Megafyr and thedeathunterxx. Good job to the rest of you. 'Twas a fun contest.

    Also, just to let everyone know, I've made a thread in the contest submission forum to start generating ideas and get TC #10 up asap. Check it out and post your ideas.
     
  19. leena

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    fantastic work! :D