Okay guys, i’ve just started with “The Plague”, another Modding project. My objetive is to get hulls created by the community as like with Praetorian Industries, and i have to say that the First Modding Contest was a great success…
…so, i’ve created this topic to make some questions and give you some answers to know how and when will be the Second Modding Contest =D
Before writting the questions, i will give you some info that may decide from not participating to make you a winner of the second contest ever of this forum:
[size=150]1)[/size][size=150] How much time is going to take the contest? [/size]
It has to be determined, but definitely not more of one month since this contest is a lot easier than the first one.
[size=150]2)[/size][size=150] How is going to be contest? [/size]
At the moment it is going to be conformed by 4 main phases:
1> Pre-lauch Phase - We are already in that phase, we have to determine if we are in good conditions to launch the contest, everything is ready to start it.
2> Entries Phase - In this phase you will send to me your entries and i will add them to the contest, the entries autors will be mantained in secret until the End Phase, to keep it interesting ^^. This will be the longest phase of the contest and the time that it will take is going to be determined by the entries stream, if we see that it is falling too much or it is just stopped, we will pass to the next phase.
3> Voting Phase - In this one, everyone will have 6 votes to give to the entries that they like, you can give so many votes as you like to the entries that you want, but you cannot give more of 6 votes in total. This phase will not take more of 10 days.
4> End Phase - After doing a count of votes, i will post the winners, the number of votes that recieved each entry and who created it. In the first modding contest it was an epic moment ^^
[size=150]3)[/size] [size=150]What stuff are we going to use?[/size]
I will give you a pack of 129 unique bioship/organical sections to work with. (originally sourced from Machine in the Battleships Forever Forum) You can use your own stuff to create the insectoid/beast looking ships, however i cannot guarantee that they will get the same winning and mod implementation probabilities than the entries that were created using the official pack.
Here you have a HUGE shot of them:
Please notice that i’ve reduced the quality of the pic to begin able to attach it
[size=150]4)[/size] [size=150]How the designs/entries should look?[/size]
There is no limit, you can make your designs as you want. However, i will give you some guidance points, you can apply them if you want, of not, fine ^^
Try to get insectoid looking beasts (not really hard, but i can guarantee that something obscene is not going to even be posted with the rest of the entries.)
Try to avoid repetition of sections, i mean, try to dont repeat too many times the same section in a row. A ship constructed with only one section may look horrible.
Try to avoid making HUGE designs, the biggest Plague ship will not even reach the size of a medium size cruiser! (except for the Hive, that has to be determined). Therefore leviathan and dreadnought-like designs are not needed (i wonder how would look that with just 129 small sections to mix)
Also you can make as many entries as you want whitout even taking care of in wich class are you putting them, that is something easy to determine in most of the cases.
And as last point, you must send the entries to me via PM, with a short description of the beast, the most creative description will recieve a special mention ^^
[size=150]5)[/size] [size=150]There is more of one winner? And how they will be determined?[/size]
Yes, since there are going to be 4 categories to submit entries. There are going to be 4 winners (higgest number of votes in each category), 1 main winner (higgest number of votes in the contest) and i will take in count 2nd and third places for each category and the higher puntuations.
1 main winner
4 1st places, ie winners
5 second places
5 third places
1 special mention
Also there is no limit when talking about how many categories you can win, if you make more entries, you have more possibilities to win in several categories ^^
[size=150]Here comes my questions, are we ready? Are you going to participate?[/size]
Lets make a small count of possible participants
UPDATE: Oh yeah, i forgot something important, i need to get this solved in no more of a week, depending on the number of confirmed participants, we will determine exactly when the contest is going to start.
(would be epically perfect if in one week we are ready =D)
[size=50]no pressure [/size]