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Poll: Example Entrant Poll (11 member(s) have cast votes)

Seasonal Theme captured?

  1. No Season defined? (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. Barely defined Season (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  3. Season is clear nothing more (1 votes [9.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.09%

  4. Season is captured well (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  5. Near Perfect, evokes the feel of the Season (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

Gameplay: Enjoyment. Fun duration. Smooth flow, ect. Versus Bugs. Frustration, Boredom, framelag?

  1. One Star (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  2. Two Stars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Three Stars (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  4. Four Stars (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  5. Five Stars (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

Aesthetics: Visual pleasure, lighting, visual style. Audio, use mood. Storytelling and consistency?

  1. One Star (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

  2. Two Stars (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Three Stars (4 votes [36.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.36%

  4. Four Stars (3 votes [27.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  5. Five Stars (2 votes [18.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.18%

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#1 nbohr1more

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 12:29 PM

The Great 2011 "Seasons" contest will commence shortly!


This contest is intended for any type of FM having a clear seasonal element such as weather etc. sun, snow, rain, fog. The best use of the theme "Seasons" is how the missions will be judged.

Because summer is not distinctive visually it is recommended (but not essential) that entries for summer be daylight FMs

There is no size limit.

Contest length: 3 months

As the time-limit implies, we are expecting that missions will be built within the 3 month period as a matter of honor.

Those interested in entering the contest please post below in this thread.
Please state whether you're a maybe or a certain entrant and when you are free to start.
The start date (and thereby the final day for entering) will be 1st March BUT
If we get sufficient entries well before then we shall start early.

I will be posting an article at Moddb for a general invite to the modding community if a sufficient number of entrants agree to participate.


(This thread is not for discussion of how the contest should be run or whether it should be different.)

Edited by nbohr1more, 16 February 2011 - 10:29 PM.

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#2 Jesps

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 01:05 PM

Well I'm in. Probably. Maybe. Most likely.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:52 PM

Thanks Jesps!

I realized after posting that I already hinted to the Moddb community that a contest is on it's way so now I will have to post a postpone notice if there is no interest. :wacko:

This isn't a marriage proposal so folks can place non-committal, half-hearted, "Maybe" responses if they wish. No consequences (except for folks asking "Will you ever finish your contest map ?" (Sorry Winter :laugh: ))...
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:59 PM

I am in... maybe. I'm a little all over the place right now it would seem- so I can't make any promises.:wacko:
Where are the REAL brits?! The one's we have are just brit-ish.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 05:07 PM

I am in



me to


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#6 nbohr1more

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 06:15 PM

Thanks ocn and Shadowhide.

If the words "put your money where your mouth is" have any relevance, anyone who wishes to challenge at least one of these new arrivals has their chance now... ;)
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:47 PM

I assume anyone can join at a later date should they think thier plate isnt full enough already...

#8 nbohr1more

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 07:51 PM

Sure.

If someone wants to squeeze a mission in late in the contest that is a valid option.

Good luck with those other projects :)
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

Didn't you create a post over at ttlg.com? I was going to have a look whom of the people there would join, but couldn't find a thread.

#10 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:37 AM

I was hoping to catch enough mappers here then do the general announcements all at once (ttlg, Moddb, Rage3d, etc...)

I have posted at ttlg and will post at my regular haunts.

I am kindly requesting that anyone in any game forum that might have mappers to copy the rules and post there (please). :)
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:42 AM

I was hoping to catch enough mappers here then do the general announcements all at once (ttlg, Moddb, Rage3d, etc...)


dont forget darkfate :ph34r:

edit:I notified them
http://forum.darkfat...123187.html#new
but I don't sure that someone will join contest

Edited by Shadowhide, 09 February 2011 - 11:57 AM.

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#12 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 11:58 AM

Thanks Shadowhide.

Perhaps Clearing will post the announcement on Darkfate's front-page too :wub:
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 12:19 PM

Perhaps Clearing will post the announcement on Darkfate's front-page too :wub:


I don't sure.There is not sense in it.Everyone just can read forum post
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#14 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 02:21 PM

Alright.

Anyone with a Doom3world.org account wanna copy the rule to a thread there for me?

Thanks,

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 03:37 PM

Rage3d has posted a news item!

http://www.rage3d.co...#newsid33973787



(Vendor involvement still pending.)
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#16 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:05 PM

So far we have:

Jesps, ocn, shadowhide, and Carnage as interested authors...

I will keep my eyes on the other communities for other entrants.

Moddb announcement shortly.
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Posted 09 February 2011 - 05:44 PM

AluminumHaste has come through (again) and has posted a thread at Doom3world:

http://www.doom3worl...hp?f=39&t=24219

Maybe some old Doom 3 vets will go crazy and use their secret magicz... :)
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 08:44 AM

I'm start to think that we don't get anyone else :(
TTLG-have only T3 and T2 mappers
darkfate-have only one mapper exept me,but he refuse to join
doom3world-I dont sure that is right place to gather people to Thief Fm contest
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#19 nbohr1more

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 10:55 AM

People are slackers... You'll see entrants coming in a month after the start of the contest :laugh:
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:02 AM

time to declare contest Posted Image
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:05 AM

I've started to map a little bit. Hope it's okay, cause it's damn fun. Thanks for starting this, nbohr... So many cool ideas.:D
Where are the REAL brits?! The one's we have are just brit-ish.

#22 Shadowhide

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:19 AM

To be fair,I start my map after contest be declared
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Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:40 AM

To be fair,I start my map after contest be declared


Sorry.:( If it's a problem I'll of course refrain from entering the contest. But this is a little too strong to be stopped at the moment. Creative juices are flowing. No, not that kind of creative juice...
Where are the REAL brits?! The one's we have are just brit-ish.

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

From doom3world:

"This contest is intended for any type of FM having a clear seasonal element such as weather etc. sun, snow, rain, fog"

Fog, you say? Eh, uh, why, then I *could* enter. So far I haven't "worked" on my map in the sense that I didn't map anything, but the map based around "fog" has in the planning stage for like uh 8 months. Would that present a problem with the contest?

Anyway, I thought season means "Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter", not "weather" :blink:
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#25 nbohr1more

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Posted 10 February 2011 - 03:28 PM

Well your honesty is admirable ocn but that does pose a problem for the intention of this contest.

Lets put it this way though:

1) We have no way to confirm whether you've scrapped your ongoing work and started anew unless you yourself post a WIP pic.

2) We have no way to confirm whether any other outside mapper has already been working in DR since it's inception :laugh:

3) We want entrants and missions (this is the primary goal).

I won't loose any sleep if entries to this contest contain prior work, will anyone else?

If someone shows up with a mission that was clearly years in preparation perhaps we will have a vote to exclude it but I think that the court of public opinion will be enough of a penalty. If some monster mission comes in because a contest prompted the author to release a lonnng awaited WIP mission we still benefit, no? The goal of winning is a carrot to bring in good missions en masse.

If someone considering entering the contest feels that is unfair, they can simply rank themselves against the missions they feel are legitimate.

Yeah, if a prize becomes available there may be some sore feelings but it's not like we can fly an auditor out to every entrant's home and watch them place their first DR brush.
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