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#1 nbohr1more

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:49 AM

Winner: Alberic's Curse (by BikerDude) :ph34r:

Scoring:

I used an average of points (x out of 5 voted) for each category then weighted the categories Gameplay x 3, Aesthetics\Story x 2 and Season Theme x 1 ... This is to match the weights for previous contests.

Ranks:

1) Alberic's Curse 81.4%
(weighted average = 4.07 out of 5 )
Author: BikerDude

2) Rake Off 79.62%
(weighted average = 3.981 out of 5)
Author: Jesps

3) Mandrasola 78.5%
(weighted average = 3.925 out of 5)
Author: Sotha

4) Reap as you Sow 70.28%
(weighted average = 3.514 out of 5)
Author: FieldMedic

5) Winter Harvest 57.12%
(weighted average = 2.856 out of 5)
Author = ShadowHide


Congrats to all contestants!!!

(I'm short on time now. More detailed statistics break-down later... )

Edited by nbohr1more, 21 August 2011 - 07:03 AM.

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#2 Sotha

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 08:57 AM

Congrats, everyone especially Biker!:laugh:

It was a nice contest.
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 09:02 AM

сongrats Biker

































































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Posted 20 August 2011 - 12:26 PM

Congrats to everyone!

Thanks!

Looking forward to the next contest.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 01:00 PM

Congratulations! The winner was well-deserved, but I have personally enjoyed all of the missions, so -- thank you, Gentlemen! B)
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#6 nbohr1more

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:28 PM

As promised, more statistics:

Season Theme Captured:

1) Reap as you Sow 4.053

2) Rake Off 3.767

3) Winter Harvest 3.763

4) Mandrasola 3.673

5) Alberic's Curse 3.16

(Incidentally, this was going to be the main voting factor until that was widely disagreed with.)

Game-play:

1) Alberic's Curse 4.06

2) Mandrasola 3.982

3) Rake Off 3.744

4) Reap as you Sow 3.132

5) Winter Harvest 2.632

(A surprise upset in this category. Biker spent extra time and care to improve in this area. And while Biker even admitted the need for further improvement in this area, the votes have spoken "Alberic's Curse" has good game-play.)


Aesthetics and Story:

1) Alberic's Curse 4.54

2) Rake Off 4.442

3) Mandrasola 3.964

4) Reap as you Sow 3.816

5) Winter Harvest 2.737


(With top ranks in both game-play and aesthetics\story, the math easily favors Biker's results. All authors have high marks here, even ShadowHide's original version of Winter Harvest was well received from a visual standpoint.. (corrected due to typo in calcs) ...though I'm glad Biker added his touches to the V2 edition.)


Biker's less obvious "Seasonal" elements show why it was important to make the Season attribute a big part of the picture. If the rules only made Seasonal elements required without any relation to the scoring, then all the missions may have only paid lip-service to the theme... Biker's use of falling leaves for a fall theme was not widely recognized so I'll grant that his low score in that category is partly due to players not acknowledging that work.


The real surprise for me was Jesps surpassing Sotha. While his mission was expansive and visually stunning, I always favored Sotha's tense and difficult style. Jesps has always had a way of making sure his players have fun even in missions where the difficulty was not too challenging. Here, his mission is reasonably difficult (more-so than in some previous Jesps missions) and thus the fun of it is a statement to how well he can tune into that state-of-fun no matter the design.

The take-away is that both Jesps and Biker have taken to heart their areas of weakness and their missions have exceeded as a result of this self-improvement process.

If Sotha's "The Transaction" were in this contest, we could add him to the roster of authors who moved to improve their weak spots. Mandrasola, however, is nearly every bit as visually appealing as "The Transaction" so maybe Sotha spoiled his own numbers by making folks take for granted his improvements in visual design. We now expect Sotha to make good looking missions. ^_^

Edited by nbohr1more, 21 August 2011 - 07:05 AM.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:41 PM

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3) Mandrasola 3.964

4) Reap as you Sow 3.816

5) Winter Harvest 3.789

I don't get how the numbers are calculated... Winter Harvest had mostly 2 stars for Aesthetics/Story, while Reap had mostly 4...how are they only 0.03 apart?
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 01:31 AM

Congrats Biker! And everyone else.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:15 AM

Well done Biker! And thanks to everyone who made a mission. This was a great contest.
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:21 AM

What now.... I won, no way.... blimey! that was unexpected :blush:


Well I have to say thanks to Flanders for his superb models & retexturing of existing tdm models and his original story and suggestions. And I should also thank the author of the original T2 mission "cathedral of the damned" for allowing to do a homage to his mission in the first instance. And also thanks to my testers and and useal suspecsts on the forum (Fids, Serps, Springs, nbohr1more) for putting up with my never ending questions. If I have forgotten anyone, apologies as I have a brain like a sieve.

Right, on with next one etc

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:01 AM

View PostSpringheel, on 20 August 2011 - 07:41 PM, said:

I don't get how the numbers are calculated... Winter Harvest had mostly 2 stars for Aesthetics/Story, while Reap had mostly 4...how are they only 0.03 apart?

Spoiler


One typo makes all the difference :(

Now the details are laid bare.

Edited by nbohr1more, 22 August 2011 - 08:06 PM.

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#12 Tels

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:15 AM

Congratulations, Biker and all the others. Well done!
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 07:44 AM

Hurray! A bountiful competition crop!

Many thanks to all who entered!
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 11:18 AM

Congrats to Biker & all the participants.
Contests are most successful when there are a lot of entries, so in that respect it's better authors release an FM than worry about doing it just for the score.
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Posted 21 August 2011 - 10:10 PM

Alright, here's a little historical perspective, the contest missions ranked according to the same calculations:



1) Return to the City = 81.56


2) Alberic's = 81.4 *

3) Glenham Tower = 80.38

4) Rake Off = 79.61
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5) Mandrasola = 78.48 *

6) Somewhere Above the City = 77.7

7) Caduceus of St Alban = 75

8) Living Expenses = 72.93

9) Betrayal = 70.60

10) Swing = 70.40

11) Reap as you Sow = 70.26 *

12) Business as Usual = 68.56

13) Too Late = 66.60

14) Mad's Mountain = 66.45

15) The Rift = 66.39

16) The Parcel = 61.91

17) Illusionist's Tower = 61.06

18) Sons of Baltona = 57.23

19) Winter Harvest = 57.11 *


Yes, the numbers don't really matter but it interesting to see it laid-out. You sit there and think of reasons why the ranks are where they are... and disagree with some of it. But there it is. ^_^

Edited by nbohr1more, 21 August 2011 - 10:11 PM.

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#16 Bikerdude

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 02:24 AM

awesomeness...

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 04:00 AM

he he lol i'm the autor of worst tdm mission
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 05:55 AM

View PostBikerdude, on 21 August 2011 - 04:21 AM, said:

What now.... I won, no way.... blimey! that was unexpected :blush:


You rock Biker! :-D

My congratulation to you, bravo! ;-)

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:32 AM

Hahahahaha.

Ok, Where is my prize then!

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 06:47 AM

View PostBikerdude, on 22 August 2011 - 06:32 AM, said:

Ok, Where is my prize then!


Oh, yeah, we forgot.. Sorry.

Here it is!
Contest winner 1st prize!
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You have been officially authorized by the TDM community to
  • Purchase or obtain craft materials (at your own expense.)
  • Fabricate a colorful ribbon and a neat hat from the materials
  • The ribbon should say "TDM Season Contest Winner 2011!"
  • The hat can contain any text you choose. "Bikerdude FTW!" or "Mapper Champ(ion)!" or similar.
  • You are allowed and encouraged by the community to walk around your favourite locations wearing the recognition decoration.
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

(Or does someone object such an authorization?)

Congrats again!;)
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#21 Bikerdude

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 07:51 AM

Well, I think I might break into my savings and buy an SSD as a prize for actually winning this time round... heh..

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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:23 AM

Congratulations Bikerdude!
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 08:46 AM

Thanks guys for taking part and bringing us five really cool missions :)
And congrats' to Bikerdude for catching the trophy!
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Posted 22 August 2011 - 12:58 PM

Gongratulations Biker! :)

Now onto the next one...

#25 Bikerdude

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Posted 23 August 2011 - 04:04 AM

Damn right FM :-)




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