Minisimp's Elimination Competition inspired several "elimination style" competitions. I haven't run a competition in a while, but I had a few cool ideas I wanted to try out. So, I present to you, Contraption Survivor.
A true survivor needs to accomplish his goals using as few of his/her resources as possible.
The Rules: Solve the level with the required badge(s) AND try to minimize your pieces. Every round, half of the remaining contestants will be eliminated, and the half that solved the level with the fewest pieces will move on to the next round. If you do not submit a solution or do not solve with the required badge(s) you are automatically eliminated. If there are ties near the middle of the rankings it is possible that more than half of the contestants will advance (i.e. if there are 10 contestants, and ranks #4 through #7 tie, all top 7 will advance and only 8 9 and 10 will be eliminated).
*updated 2/24 at 3pm CST*
The Twist: If you WIN a round by having the fewest pieces, you gain a sort of immunity for the next round. You must only solve the next round's level with the required badges to advance, you may ignore the piece count elimination process. Note you must be the single winner of a round to gain immunity
No immunity will be at stake in rounds with 5 or fewer contestants.
The Second Twist: I'm experimenting with a different kind of FC challenge. Every level in this competition will
The qualifier is due Monday at 3pm Central Time, and each additional round will have at least a 48 hour deadline to accommodate time zone differences and busy schedules. While subject to change, I plan to have deadlines on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3pm, with each round's challenge posted immediately when the deadline passes for the previous one. That's just how I roll.
ROUND 6 - Survivor Championship
Required Badge(s): (100 ticks)
Tiebreaker Fewest Ticks
Deadline: Tuesday, March 10th, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
Note: Congratulations to GaminKWB and patacoman for making it this far. You two truly are survivors! Best of luck to both of you in the final round of this ipecac journey of courage and survival. (...corny enough?)
Tiebreaker Smallest Weight
Deadline: Friday, March 6th, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
Note: And then there were 3... One survivor will be eliminated this round. If there is a tie for fewest pieces, we will resort to the above tiebreaker, smallest weight. The remaining 2 survivors will duke it out in the finals that will go from Friday at 3pm to Tuesday at 3pm.
Good luck survivors!
Required Badge(s): (You must earn NONE of the following: (thus excluding and ) or (125 ticks))
Deadline: Wednesday, March 4th, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
Note: Since we are down to 5 Survivors, no immunity is at stake this round, or in future rounds. Good luck survivors!
Required Badge(s): (60 ticks)
Deadline: Monday, March 2nd, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
Immunity Tiebreaker: Smallest Weight (as measured on FCU: http://jkhouwhome.getmyip.com:49100/Calc.aspx)
Note: This will probably be the last round in which immunity is up for grabs for the next round (if 5 or less advance), make the most of it! Good luck!
Required Badge(s): (110 ticks)
Deadline: Friday, February 27th, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
Note: This round I am introducing a tiebreaker for potential 1st place ties. The tiebreaker for this round is: Fewest Ticks
Deadline: Wednesday, February 25th, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
Deadline: Monday, February 23rd, 3:00pm Central Standard Time (USA)
(note - the goal ball may leave the goal area and then return to it and still be considered a champ... i.e. you don't have to catch it before it leaves)
PM solutions to me in he following format
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One More Note:
I know there are a lot of people hosting competitions that don't do a necessarily spectacular job... I've been around these forums for a while and even though I haven't really hosted many competitions I've learned a good deal about good hosting pratice. I promise you that i'll keep deadlines, not change rules in the middle of the competitions, or any other unchill stuff like that. I check these forums often, and I am dedicated to hosting a really great competition. I hope you enjoy participating as much as I enjoy running it.
The Contestants - ...And Then There Was 1...
And The Winner Is....
CONGRATULATIONS to patacoman on his awesome final solve! You are a true survivor, patacoman!
Thanks again to everyone for playing, I hope you had as much fun as I did! Stay tuned for Survivor 2
Eliminated (now with custom "all in good fun" goodbyes!)
Thanks for playing jdelgado06's Contraption Survivor! See you next time!