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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... )

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

Come the time of peril, did the ground gape, and did the dead rest unquiet 'gainst us. Our bands of iron and hammers of stone prevailed not, and some did doubt the Builder's plan. But the seals held strong, and the few did triumph, and the doubters were lain into the foundations of the new sanctum. -- Collected letters of the Smith-in-Exile, Civitas Approved

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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. ^_^

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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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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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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?

 

 

Raw Calculations:

 

Reap as you Sow

 

Season

 

Season is clear, nothing more (9 votes [23.68%]) 9x3= 27

Season is captured well (18 votes [47.37%]) 18x4= 72

Near Perfect, evokes the feel of the Season (11 votes [28.95%]) 11x5= 55

 

154/38 = 4.053

 

Game

 

* * (10 votes [26.32%]) 20

* * * (16 votes [42.11%]) 48

* * * * (9 votes [23.68%]) 36

* * * * * (3 votes [7.89%]) 15

 

119/38 = 3.132 x 3 = 9.396

 

 

Aesthetics

 

* * (2 votes [5.26%]) 2x2= 4

* * * (11 votes [28.95%]) 11x3= 33

* * * * (17 votes [44.74%]) 17x4= 68

* * * * * (8 votes [21.05%]) 8x5= 40

 

145/38 = 3.816 x2 = 7.632

 

Final

 

4.053 + 9.396 + 7.632 = 21.081

 

21.081 / 6 = 3.514

 

3.514 / 5 = 0.7028 (or 70.28%)

 

 

Old school

 

38x30 = TMP 1140

 

154

 

119 x 3 = 357

 

145 x 2 = 290

 

154 + 357 + 290 = 801

 

801/1140 = 70.26%

 

 

 

Alberic

 

Season

 

Barely Defined (12 votes [24.00%]) 24

Season is Clear (22 votes [44.00%]) 66

Season is Captured Well (12 votes [24.00%]) 48

Near Perfect (4 votes [8.00%]) 20

 

158/50 = 3.16

 

Game

 

2 stars (1 votes [2.00%]) 4

3 stars (8 votes [16.00%]) 24

4 stars (30 votes [60.00%]) 120

5 stars (11 votes [22.00%]) 55

 

203/50 = 4.06 x3= 12.18

 

 

Aesthetics

 

3 stars (3 votes [6.00%]) 9

4 stars (17 votes [34.00%]) 68

5 stars (30 votes [60.00%]) 150

 

227/50 = 4.54 x2 = 9.08

 

Final

 

24.42 = 4.07 = 81.4%

 

 

Old school

 

50x30 = 1500

 

158+ 454 + 609 = 1221

 

1221/1500 = 81.4%

 

Winter Harvest

 

Season

 

Season is Clear (14 votes [38.89%] - View) 42

Season is Captured Well (19 votes [50.00%] - View) 76

Near Perfect (5 votes [13.89%] - View) 25

 

143/38 = 3.763

 

Game

 

One Star (4 votes [11.11%] - View) 4

Two Star (11 votes [30.56%] - View) 22

Three Star (18 votes [47.37%] - View) 54

Four Star (5 votes [13.89%] - View) 20

 

100/38 = 2.632 x3 = 7.896

 

300

Aesthetics

 

One Star (2 votes [5.56%] - View) 2

Two Star (15 votes [41.67%] - View) 30

Three Star (13 votes [34.21%] - View) 39

Four Star (7 votes [18.42%] - View) 28 (argh! this was 68! why! )

Five Star (1 votes [2.78%] - View) 5

 

104/38 = 2.737 = x2 = 5.474

 

208

 

17.133 / 6 = 2.856 or 57.12%

 

(Sorry again ShadowHide)

 

Old school

 

38x30 = 1140

 

143+300+208 = 651

 

651/1140 = 57.11%

 

 

Rake Off

 

Season

 

Season is Clear (13 votes [30.23%] - View) 39

Season is Captured Well (27 votes [62.79%] - View) 108

Near Perfect (3 votes [6.98%] - View) 15

 

162\43 = 3.767

 

Gameplay

 

Two Stars (3 votes [6.98%] - View) 6

Three Stars (11 votes [25.58%] - View) 33

Four Stars (23 votes [53.49%] - View) 92

Five Stars (6 votes [13.95%] - View) 30

 

161\43= 3.744 x3 = 11.232

 

 

 

Aesthetics

 

Three Stars (14 votes [32.56%] - View) 42

Four Stars (26 votes [60.47%] - View) 104

Five Stars (3 votes [6.98%] - View) 45

 

191\43 = 4.442 x2 = 8.884

 

23.883\6 = 3.981 = or 79.62%

 

Old School

 

162+382+483 = 1027

 

43x30 = 1290

 

1027/1290 = 79.61%

 

 

Mandrasola

 

Season

 

Season is Clear (22 votes [40.00%] - View) 66

Season is Captured Well (29 votes [52.73%] - View) 116

Near Perfect (4 votes [7.27%] - View) 20

 

202\55 = 3.673

 

Gameplay

 

Three Stars (12 votes [21.82%] - View) 36

Four Stars (32 votes [58.18%] - View) 128

Five Stars (11 votes [20.00%] - View) 55

 

219\55 = 3.982 x3 = 11.946

 

 

Aesthetics

 

Three Stars (12 votes [21.82%] - View) 36

Four Stars (33 votes [60.00%] - View) 132

Five Stars (10 votes [18.18%] - View) 50

 

218\55 = 3.964 x2 = 7.928

 

Final

 

23.547\6 = 3.925 = 78.5%

 

Old School

 

436 + 657 + 202 = 1295

 

TMP 55x30 = 1650

 

1295/1650 = 78.48%

 

 

 

One typo makes all the difference :(

 

Now the details are laid bare.

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Congratulations, Biker and all the others. Well done!

"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." -- George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

 

"Remember: If the game lets you do it, it's not cheating." -- Xarax

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Hurray! A bountiful competition crop!

 

Many thanks to all who entered!

"No proposition Euclid wrote,

No formulae the text-books know,

Will turn the bullet from your coat,

Or ward the tulwar's downward blow

Strike hard who cares—shoot straight who can—

The odds are on the cheaper man."

 

From 'Arithmetic on the Frontier' by Rudyard Kipling

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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.

What do you see when you turn out the light? I can't tell you but I know that it's mine.

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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 *

 

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. ^_^

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Ok, Where is my prize then!

 

 

Oh, yeah, we forgot.. Sorry.

 

Here it is!

Contest winner 1st prize!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

 

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!;)

Clipper

-The mapper's best friend.

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Thanks guys for taking part and bringing us five really cool missions :)

And congrats' to Bikerdude for catching the trophy!

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