Contest idea thread!

Discussion in 'Contests' started by FaTony, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. Kookies!

    Kookies! L1: Registered

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    I think a good contest idea is a contest where the person that comes up with the best contest idea for our next contest.

    ;)
     
  2. Randdalf

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    We do have a weekly gameday you know.

    And Snipergen, yes a week is a short time, but that's the whole point, to make the best you can in that time, it was just a suggestion as well...

    Other ideas:
    - Detailing on a template
    - Detailing with a theme (although most already revolve around this idea)

    This is only a short contest, so I might go for the CP idea or the arena map.
     
  3. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    The more time you have to test, the better balance. A few gameday vs a few weeks is a big difference ;)
     
  4. DaBeatzProject

    aa DaBeatzProject

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    And, you can cheat very easely! Just make a map, and say you made it in that week? Yes, some may notice it, but nobody can say you didn't make it in one week..
     
  5. Captain Planet

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    Simple solution:

    A) Get friends (Wich you probably have)

    B) Host a dedicated server on you're own pc

    C) Host a gameserver at Gameservers.com or anyother hosting provider.

    (PS: i really hate the gameservers banner that is now floating above my reply to thread :(
     
  6. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    Did I say I didn't? :/ I only release beta's...
     
  7. Randdalf

    aa Randdalf

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    Yes but that's a matter of trust.
     
  8. Zeewier

    Zeewier L9: Fashionable Member

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    With the payload cart parts anyone can make a new payload cart. (maybe I should post a tutorial first to make it even easier, along with a few examples)

    It only takes an hour and it's very easy + we get a lot of new payloads + any1 who also entered the payload contest can join this one.
     
  9. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    A map in this case probably wont have been play tested and as a result play horribly and not be enjoyed by players and not fair well in the voting process.
     
  10. joshman

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    How about build a skybox prefab?
     
  11. HeaH

    HeaH L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    So, I have an idea... Or two...

    Have a content where you have to make something for the alpine setting. A texture, a model, a prefab, anything. The entries should be judged on useability, originality, theme-fitting and look.

    Another thing I would like to suggest is a detail a building contest. Inspired by the "detail a building in MangyCarfaces map mini-contest" :p
     
  12. laghlagh

    laghlagh L6: Sharp Member

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    Make a skybox texture?
     
  13. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I mentioned this in Steamchat about a fortnight ago and i believe Youme has it written down on his list, but i thought i'd throw it up here anyway, now that i've seen this thread has popped up again.

    A flag room.

    The flag room is often something as overlooked as the spawn room. This'll give people the oppotunity to create a prop room (/number of) as well. As the prop rooms beside the flagroom in 2fort are usually rather generic and samey. 2fort's flag room prop rooms are probably the most significant of all prop rooms.
     
  14. Dox

    Dox L8: Fancy Shmancy Member

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    I am willing to offer a decent reward for a contest, but I would like to first set some guidelines for a contest for which I would offer it...

    1. A contest that is heavily creative

    2. Within the set standards that our community seems to have adapted I.E. large majority around here hate gimmicks

    3. Preferably with a major focus on entities, because so far our contests seem to avoid entities like the plague, when they are such an integral part of Hammer.

    Ideas?
     
  15. Icarus

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    A good "FINAL" Control Point.
    It's not very often I see final CPs that actually speak "FINAL" to me, at least in Custom Maps.
     
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2008
  16. MrAlBobo

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    i can't help but believe that any contest with a major focus on entities would end up as anything but some kind of gimmick
    i mean just what type on contest would revolve around entities? Everything i can think of could be called a gimmick.
     
  17. YM

    aa YM LVL100 YM

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    See I think you're a bit wrong there dox, entities (whilst they are an integral part of hammer) don't really come into their own in TF2, L4D and their fancy cutsceene type things yes but not TF2. I can see we'd be able to do something but the only thing I can see anything entity related is new gametypes and well you already know my stance on those.
     
  18. Invictus

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    How about an "alpha" contest? You're limited to development textures and simple geometric shapes; the goal is to create a map that is fun to play despite a complete lack of visual detail. We could announce it alongside a regular mapping contest and let people submit detailed versions of their alphas.
     
  19. Ezekel

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    i'd lean away from that. i mean do we really want to encourage more 'orange' maps?


    edit:

    what about a "final cp" contest - build a cp area for the final point on a dustbowl-style map (i.e. final of a multistage assault cp map)
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2009
  20. Fraz

    aa Fraz Blu Hatte, Greyscale Backdrop.

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    How about this:

    We have to create an attack defend *round* with a certain setting for all entries (Desert, alpine etc) and at the end the top 3 rounds get integrated into one attack defend map for use.