72hr Winter Classic 2015 - Pre discussion thread!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by Fr0Z3nR, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    Alright, lets not mess this one up.

    Straight to the point:
    • Do we want a winter 72hr contest?
    • Theme? Want it or not? If want it, I'll open a thread up for theme suggestions, pick the best ones (like, based off thanks or something), throw them into a poll and then have everyone vote on it. I might make the poll private so only I can see it, so there is that element of suprise (or I'll keep it public and erryone can see it).
    • Date! When do we want it. I'm thinking late December or early January like last year.
    • Any modified rules? (Medieval mode is already allowed, turbo).
    • No, it won't lead into a major contest (unless you want it to).

    Aiight, short, sweet, simple. This one is for you guys.
     
  2. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    Yes.

    Theme is fine, as long as we have a decent one, and sourcing it from ideas is a good way to get that.

    Late December or early Jan is fine for me.

    I think the rules are solid as they are apart from that.

    No leading into major contest, please.
     
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  3. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    • Yes
    • No theme - Points for innovating
    • Last time was January, worked well
    • Rules are fine
    • Full announcements of dates for contests before and afterwards well in advance please. (so we can manage our time)
     
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  4. littleedge

    aa littleedge L1111: Clipping Guru

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    Yes
    No theme
    January
    Rules have been fine
     
  5. Waffe

    Waffe L4: Comfortable Member

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    - Yes
    - Yes, but it better be good this time. Could be a shape or object, even a simple action. Most importatnly, if a theme is going to be used, have one that can be interpreted in many ways.
    - Late December / January
    - The rules are ok
     
  6. Tekku

    aa Tekku

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    • Yes.
    • No theme, unless we can do a Ludum Dare style thing. (Some people might still be disappointed about the chosen theme though)
    • Early January / after Christmas period is fine, considering that a lot of people who are still in education would have their winter breaks.
    • Rules are fine.
     
  7. Sergis

    aa Sergis L666: ])oo]v[

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    yes
    no we as a whole arent good enough for that let people just sit down and speedmap
    not between christmas and new year
    ban medieval mode
    ok
     
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  8. Freyja

    aa Freyja ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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    What about an optional theme? Doesn't necessarily give any points if you incorporate it, but you get a pat on the back and maybe people will vote for it if you implement it really well. If you don't want to, just aim for a solid map.
     
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  9. Crash

    aa Crash func_nerd

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    Early-ish January would work best for me. Optional theme sounds cool, something to maybe kickstart ideas but not something that we're going to get points deducted for because the judges interpreted it in a different way.
     
  10. Berry

    aa Berry if you read this you're a nerd

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    yes
    I want to say no. Just a few words feels really thrown in and crap to me (no offense). Most of the time people just do whatever they were already doing and shoehorn their reason for it being themed.
    Sure I'll go on a date.
    Not really bothered when. Date doesn't affect me as much as it does other peeps.
    Nothing comes to mind.
    It should lead up to the first Super Yiffy Shipping Thread-sponsored TC Contest.
     
  11. ibex

    aa ibex

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    Yes, these 72hr contests actually motivate me to get things started.

    Theme should be "gameplay".

    Time doesn't matter to me. In all likelihood it will be hard for me to "fully" participate no matter the date.

    Rules seem fine.

    No major contest spring board.
     
  12. EArkham

    aa EArkham Necromancer

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    Not sure how much weight my opinion has since I don't enter the 72 hour contests, but why even worry with theme at all? Seems like theme and detailing are the first things people skip or cut corners on to meet the deadline.
     
  13. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    At the time, they seemed like a good idea. Something like Ludum dare.
     
  14. wareya

    wareya L7: Fancy Member

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    I like the idea of the theme being "innovation", but the fact that it gets judged one way or another means that it's a worthless theme.

    Please no ridiculous and terrible theme this time.

    Having an optional theme is as worth as having no theme at all. I'd WAY rather have no theme at all than a restrictive, ambiguous, or messed up one.

    LD needs themes because of the nature of games. A game can be about ANYTHING. Not so for a map. You still need something to walk on, an objective, and if I'm not mistaken it needs to be fairly normal i.e. playable in a pub or comp setting rather than some weird out-there crap.
     
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  15. DannyRand

    DannyRand L2: Junior Member

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    Yes

    Why not a poll with a couple themes and ''no theme'' being an option?
    Although personally I don't see why themes being optional is a bad thing at all.

    Early January
    Same rules
     
  16. Faux Rhinoceros

    aa Faux Rhinoceros Also known as Dr. Element

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    - yeah
    - Theme isn't necessary imo. If there has to be one, make it not very restrictive.
    - Idc. I don't have school to worry about anymore B-)
    - nah, all is cool
     
  17. MegapiemanPHD

    aa MegapiemanPHD Doctorate in Deliciousness

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    -Sweet buttery hotness yes
    -I like themes. It feels like it brings the contest together and gives it more of a purpose as opposed to just plain mapping. Themes need to be broader though such as "ice" or "snow" or "arctic" so they are more aesthetic focused I feel.
    -Sooner the better, I still haven't slept since the last one
    -nah
    -Aliens!
     
  18. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    This was an option I had strong considered. What do people think about this?

    I ask for themes, pull out the most thanked or something (thank whoring awaaaay), poll 'em with a 'no theme' option.
     
  19. Grizzly Berry

    aa Grizzly Berry

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    Do we want a winter 72hr contest?
    Yes.

    Theme? Want it or not? If want it, I'll open a thread up for theme suggestions, pick the best ones (like, based off thanks or something), throw them into a poll and then have everyone vote on it. I might make the poll private so only I can see it, so there is that element of surprise (or I'll keep it public and everyone can see it).
    No, I'm awful with themes. I take them way too literally.

    Date! When do we want it. I'm thinking late December or early January like last year.
    Early January.

    Any modified rules? (Medieval mode is already allowed, turbo).
    Nope. If you can let some people start early (if the dates are inconvenient) like usual, I'm sure that would be appreciated.

    No, it won't lead into a major contest (unless you want it to).
    I'd prefer if it didn't. I like the 72hr contests being standalone. Makes them seem more important. :)
     
  20. puxorb

    aa puxorb L69: Emoticon

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    Obviously yes, these contests are always interesting.

    If you are going to be making a theme, have it be something extremely open to interpretation. For instance, one I just came up with now: 30 degrees. Does this mean angled walls? maybe some 30 degree roof implementations, or possibly it means temperature? In which case if you are using Fahrenheit it is below freezing, where as 30 Celsius it pretty hot. Imagine what maps a theme like this could generate! If there is going to be a theme, make it a broad one.

    I'm cool with January or whatever time works for anyone else.