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#1 nbohr1more

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:25 PM

What do you guys think?

If we started a contest next week, would we have some entries finished before Halloween?

Do we have any interested mappers?
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#2 Springheel

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:34 PM

I wouldn't call 3-4 months a speed build.

If it does go ahead I can sweeten the deal with a small prize for the winner courtesy of Lux.
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:37 PM

{edit} oops, sorry, hit reply to something while reading accidentally. Best of luck with this though!

Edited by Digi, 11 June 2014 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:10 PM

Let me try again: Just out of curiosity, what kind of contests have been run historically? By that, I mean, what have the themes been? If there are recurring themes, I could start to brainstorm so that if one comes up, I'll have a better idea of what I want to do. As it is, I'm a bit green behind the ears to be commiting to a contest, but might try to work up to it eventually.
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:40 PM

Contests are good. I think free themes are better than restricted ones.I am currently working on a mission and cannot start another, and am low on mapping time .
If I can submit my current WIP, which is presently 80% ready, to the contest, I'm in.

If you only accept works that were started for the contest, I'm out.
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#6 Obsttorte

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:07 AM

I agree with Spring that 3-4 months isn't something I would call speedy. Maybe we could make two contests. A speedbuild contest lasting one month or so with open theme and a Helloween contest?
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#7 nbohr1more

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 05:36 AM

Ok, we can remove the speed build part of this. I was thinking it would make the contest more approachable. Entries do not need to be scary or even be set in late autumn but some reference to Halloween would probably be preferred by players given the season where the deadline lies. (Take that last statement with as much NaCl as you prefer, given that it's author truly loves Halloween themes.)
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:19 AM

I have an idea for a Halloween mission, and although I could only begin building in September, that's okay with me.
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 08:54 AM

Sotha


Posted Yesterday, 11:40 PM
Contests are good. I think free themes are better than restricted ones.I am currently working on a mission and cannot start another, and am low on mapping time .
If I can submit my current WIP, which is presently 80% ready, to the contest, I'm in.

If you only accept works that were started for the contest, I'm out.



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#10 Goldwell

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:32 AM

I have an idea for a small horror/halloween map that I could build probably in 2-4 weeks. I would be up for that!

I'm still working on a couple of medium sized FM's at the moment but I have plenty of spare time so that's no problem :)

Count me in!
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 01:36 PM

Egg Salad?

Mmms...

Yes, definitely Egg Salad!

I'm the opposite, if it's Halloween themed, I might join the party, but if it's open, I'll just continue doing what I was doing anyway and won't aim for this time-frame (as much to have a new release available post-contest as anything else).

In my mind half the purpose of contests is to stimulate new content, not what we are already working on, and artistically get to see different artist's interpretations of a theme. If the "contest" is just "do what you were going to do, and release within these dates regardless", then...?
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:17 PM

Yes! this community needs more speed contests! you're all too perfectionist :laugh:
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Posted 12 June 2014 - 03:50 PM

Pfft, I can build sloppy slow too. ;p
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#14 SeriousToni

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 04:05 PM

Yes! this community needs more speed contests! you're all too perfectionist :laugh:

Pfft, I can build sloppy slow too. ;p

Haha you guys are funny! :laugh:
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#15 Obsttorte

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 11:36 AM

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In case there'll be such a contest, I have a nice tool setup at least :P

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#16 Sotha

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Posted 15 June 2014 - 01:26 PM

Heh! Now that one can attach different things to the hands, I wonder how long it takes to implement a flintlock pistol. ;)
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#17 Obsttorte

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 04:19 AM

:)

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#18 Fieldmedic

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 08:58 AM

I want to join but I'm a bit depressed because some personal things right now. Will probably be better after a month or two.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 09:04 AM

I want to join but I'm a bit depressed because some personal things right now. Will probably be better after a month or two.


Turn whatever you're depressed about into a horror map! People seem to be their most creative at their saddest points and TDM can be therapeutic at times so maybe it even helps you through your dark moment.

And if all else fails just have some wine and cheese ;)

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#20 Obsttorte

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:07 PM

As the discussion seems to have tided down by now, I thought I may add something here.

I would really like to create a horror mission, I mean a real horror mission. Not just a Haunted Cathredal like mission. There are a lot of games and movies out there which could serve as inspiration.

However, I don't think we need to bind it to Helloween. Especially as we don't celebrate this in germany ;)

The more limited the timeline, the more certain the outputs imho. It does not make much sense to start a contest for four months or so just so everybody says "yeah, I'm in" but in the end nothing comes out. A limited timeline may be better here, and horror missions are always good, not only on helloween.

Regarding the evaluation: What makes out the thrill is the tense created by the mission author. However, overall it should be an enjoyable mission. And as the TDM is a stealth and not a horror game, the creativity of the mission author in achieving a good gameplay experience should count in either. So my voting options would be
  • Thrill: How scary/exciting was the mission
  • Ideas: How many (unconventional) ideas did the author used for his mission
  • Enjoyment: How good was the overall enjoyment
If people can decide whether they wanna join or not, we may could keep the timeline down til the end of July or August.


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#21 ERH+

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 02:23 PM

My submarine mission will have horror motives (with Alien/ Event Horizon vibes), but I can't tell if it will be done a month from now, or a year.

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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:16 PM

The outline I came up with for this is more "Halloween" than "horror", but no matter, they both encompass each other.

Personally I won't build at the pace I did last winter however, so two-three months plus a month for beta testing won't make the end of July, or even August. ;-) We're already halfway through June!

I'd rather enjoy the mapping process, than feel pressured by a deadline (it's already enough work, without feeling like work).
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Posted 16 June 2014 - 03:21 PM

A horror mission would be nice, i never made one.However, ending the contest at end of july would be a little tight for me, i don't have a lot of free time for mapping so even a small mission would take me a lot of time to build, August is a more realistic date for me at least

#24 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:40 AM

Looks like this as picked-up with Goldwell and Fieldmedic... and possible Melan and buck28!!!

Too late for a moddb announcement but feel free to post your intention to join this!!!

I think we've come to the conclusion that this will be akin to the last Halloween contest:

Prefabs can be included but must be declared
Halloween season must be referenced somehow, scary missions encouraged but not required
Release by Halloween (October 31st)
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#25 Melan

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Posted 09 September 2014 - 07:55 AM

I am thinking of entering. Will be using my usual architectural prefabs if I do - mainly building components, windows etc.
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