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Thread: Interest in a casual creating contest?
Jiriki9
Jiriki9


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posted May 19, 2015 08:40 AM

Poll Question:
Interest in a casual creating contest?

Hello everybody. I make thsi poll to ask wether there is interest in a casual creative contest and by whom.With such a conctest I mean a friendly competition, on a much smaller scale than ICTC, with no extra threads and shorter time, and most probably with certain tasks. It would start in June, probably, because until then, I am totally occupied. But, as said, I wanted to find out wether there is interest at all - and which kind of contest would be liked.

Now here are my ideas (and one by Husham123, who responded to my question in the judging thread on who has ideas for contests). I'll list faction making contest firsts, simply because I like them best

Oh and most of the contest would come in rounds, each round lasting not that long (in the past, such contest had a round-time of 1-4 weeks, with the time spreading longer usually meaning the contests downfall in terms of participant interest).

Finding Harmony
The finding harmony concept led to the most enduring factionmaking contest I've seen on HC and maybe even the most succesful one - both, of couse, except the ICTC. For those who are not familiar with it: The concept means that a number of creatures is given and a certain number of these MUST be included in the faction you make for that round. So for example if Dragon, Elf, Bandit, Skeleton, Mermaid and Djin would be given and you had to choose 3 from them, you could try and go for some magical sea faction with elf, mermaid and djin, or maybe for soem evil faction with bandit, skeleton and dragon or for anything else you can imagine - as long as you have 3 of the above creatures in. There could of course also be variants, for example not (only) creatures given but also other things which have to be blended into the harmony (a hero class, special building/s, setting aspects etc.)

Remaking the HoMM towns
The idea of this contest sprawls in my mind a while now. The idea is to make a contest of remaking those factions which already were in HoMM. The determination of the winner should be a collaborative decision on this, I think, to determine which faction we as community would like best.

Faction creating by Task
I once made a contest like this, which sadly did not endure long, but with all the enthusiasm ICTC8 brought, I thought it might be worth another try. The idea is that each round, there is a new, different task. These could be very varied, from those described above to things like "create a faction with X of these pictures", "create a faction with this raw background story", "create a faction without humanoids" or whatever comes into the task-givers mind. The taskgiver would either be me, or we could switch it each round, with the winner of the former round taking that role.

Foreign Content Faction Contest (FCFC )
In this conctest there would be one content or content type foreign to HoMM be given and teh task would be to make a faction out of this type. For example it could be a certain setting like "Tolkien's middle earth" but also something like "Science Ficiton". I must confess I am not sure this would work out gret, but I wanted to throw the idea into the fray. Maybe someone has ideas to improve it. (Or maybe noone likes it which would be just as well ).

Create an Artifact Contest
"Imagine the normal Heroes artifacts... Wouldn't it be fun if we would create our own? Well, it's sort like character creating contest, or town creating contest, but with artifact." Well, this is what Husham suggested to me and I think it might be nice. This is something, though, that should be done in a very quick manner, imo, as Artifact making should not take long, so the rounds should, imo, be only a few days long, maybe a week, but not more.

Create a Racial/Faction Ability
Well, here, the goal would be to create an interesting racial/faction ability each round, with a certain task of coure. These could again be varied. One that pops right into ones mind is "Create an interesting racial for faction X", but it could also be more about the mechanics like "Create an interesting racial with a special spell school" or "Createan intereresting racial which works only on the Adventure Map" or more vague like "Create an interesting racial that is based on one emotion".

Other ideas
Well, of course this option is always in.You have a great idea for such a contest? State it here in this thread. Or just open it right away and see if someone enters

I would not participate anyway
Well, I wanted to give people the opportunity to tell so^^ Also, as this is in. IF you do not want to participate, please tell so and do not say you'd participate in one of the ideas, because this poll is meant to catch if there is actual interest!

Greetings to all,
Jiriki9

Responses:
Finding Harmony
Remaking the HoMM towns
Faction Creating by Task
Foreign Content Faction Contest
Create an Artifact Contest
Create a Racial / Faction Ability
Other ideas
I would not participate anyway
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Gnomes2169
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posted May 19, 2015 11:38 AM

Finding Harmony might be interesting. Though I would deeeeefinitely be torturing myself with the absolute most difficult ones possible...
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Jiriki9
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posted May 22, 2015 08:50 AM

So far, it really seems finding harmony is leading in this race
As I will not be able to open the contest before June, I will not declare the decision final til then, though

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leiah2
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posted May 22, 2015 04:11 PM
Edited by leiah2 at 16:12, 22 May 2015.

I must say a blend of these could be cool, Like maybe first having Finding Harmony one round, then the next we recreate a faction and then we do a task Faction. Like, not always making a faction based in Finding Harmony, switch between weeks. But I would join any of these xD.
Especially, ''Finding Harmony'', faction recreaction, task factions and FCFC xD.

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mvassilev
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posted May 22, 2015 06:18 PM

Finding Harmony was fun, I'd definitely participate if it started up again.
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markmasters
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posted May 23, 2015 01:01 AM

Sounds amusing

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Jiriki9
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posted May 23, 2015 09:14 AM

Well, the interest this gets is awesome!
So I wilL DEFINITELY open a contest when June begins!

@leiah2: Well, the sat majority seems to be for finding harmony, so far.

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leiah2
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posted May 23, 2015 12:35 PM

@Jiriki9: Yeah, I kinda figured that would probably be how it would become

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Jiriki9
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posted May 23, 2015 01:19 PM

You coudl vote by creatiobn by task though as this includes switching the tasks and all other tasks potentially

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GunFred
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posted May 23, 2015 07:04 PM

Creating by task sounds fun but Harmony works as well.
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husham123
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posted May 23, 2015 09:46 PM

First, the create an artifact contest would be nice to hear the opinions about artifacts, or even what peoples think is cool, maybe I can apply in a heroes game, and it would be fun too .

Well, I have a suggestion. Let me manage the International Create an Artifact Contest (ICAC) before it releases, as on your model of ICTC, and we'll talk opened about it. All the suggestions are nice, so how's about taking them one by one ?

So, let me clarify some rules:
1.You will have to follow this model for the artifact:
Name:
Class:
Description:
Effect:
Specific Town (optional, if applyable):
Specific Region/Map:

2.As there isn't much of work to do, you will describe the artifact in only ONE post. (Excepting if we are talking of photos, even there is a limit, but I mean that sometimes it just has problems when you want to post the photos. Remember that it could be even a draw)

3.The contest will have lots of turns. Each one will take (this also applyes that only during this time you can edit, or your artifact will be descaliffied):
-1 day for treasure artifacts
-2 days for minor artifacts
-3 days for major artifacts
-5 days for relic artifacts
-7 days(1 week) for mistery, supreme artifacts (this means an artifact that is VERY important. It is all about a legend artifact, but is not a relic artifact.

4.Each week there will be designed a new winner. There will be made a scoreboard with:
-1 point for treasure artifacts
-2 points for minor artifacts
-3 points for major artifacts
-4 points for relic artifacts
-5 points for mistery/supreme artifacts

5.Each year, there will be a new winner, so if you don't win at once, you could next time if you try harder and learn from your mistakes .

Do you think it would be fun ?
Would you like to change one of those rules ? Which one ?
Also, do you like the idea of mistery/supreme artifacts ?
What's your opinion ?
Please answer soon
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Jiriki9
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posted June 01, 2015 08:58 AM
Edited by Jiriki9 at 10:04, 01 Jun 2015.

So. Today is the day. I will get my printed and cased thesis from the copyshop and hand it out to the university. I am done. And this means...it is time to open a certain contest

So, the Finding harmony option got by FAR the most votes so it will be the finding harmony contest. I will open it here in the Coliseum and tell everything relevant there.

@husham: so, now I finally also find time to comment on your artifact contest. I think I would not make it a yearly thing, artifacts are very quick to create. I also don't think you need longer for more complex artifacts. So if you want to create such a contest, I say do it on a weekly basis, with changing tasks, and mor than one artifact to make each round - unless you want it to be  a artifact modding contest. For íf not, you could let people do artifacts of a certain type from each "level" (minor, etc.) or you could let them make an artifact set with a given leven and/or theme. I personally definitely would give it a try. 2 other people said they liked it (though you may well be one of them?! ) so I suggest: just open a thread, either in the coliseum or in the Altar of Wishes, where there also were some contests hold in the past.

Aaand...it's open.

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Steyn
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posted June 01, 2015 10:34 AM

Congratulations Jiriki!

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Jiriki9
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posted June 03, 2015 05:29 PM

Thanks

btw, anyone else who'll enter the FH competition? It's open now

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husham123
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posted June 04, 2015 03:30 PM

Wait, wait...
Ok, I'll do it in week rounds, the basic was making the artifact.

Also, can we hope 2 contests will share the same home ?
P.S: Will there be chances to create my contest later ?
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Animeman73
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posted June 08, 2015 04:34 AM

I'm not sure what i can do. I'm just a writer I'm not a very good drawing kind of person. But Finding harmony sounds good. What can i do to be of service?

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Jiriki9
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posted June 08, 2015 10:19 AM

Quote:
Also, can we hope 2 contests will share the same home ?

If you mean two contests on HC or in the coliseum, why not? You have to open your own topic, though

@animeman: I don't know which contest you think about, but the fidning harmony contest can be done in only writing, definitely!

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husham123
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posted June 18, 2015 10:42 PM

Okie-Dokie.
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Jiriki9
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posted July 13, 2015 03:32 PM

So, where are the 9 people who said they'd participate in a finding harmony contest? In case some missed it: It's open for a while by now.

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