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Official Contest Chat

Postby weasel on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:00 pm

This is a discussion thread for the Official Contest. It was announced In the forum on Friday, February 28th.

Official link to contest rules and entry information is here: Main Page

The contest ends a second before midnight, Friday March 20th.

Feel free to discuss the contest here or ask questions!

Update: The wrong levelID was used on Friday for "Gate Keeper", it was a variant that allowed you to grab the goal object. This wasn't intentional. The new level does not allow you to grab the goal object. It shouldn't change your potential score with either level, but I will accept submissions from both. I will not, however, accept glitch-abusing submissions.
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby Mr.Lemons on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:02 pm

Levels arent that good. You really should have spent the time making decent contest levels instead of using the iphone levels. This really seems like you pulled this together at the last minute. Way to Half-*** it
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby weasel on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:11 pm

Mr.Lemons wrote:Levels arent that good. You really should have spent the time making decent contest levels instead of using the iphone levels. This really seems like you pulled this together at the last minute. Way to Half-*** it


Levels were designed, chosen, and tweaked months ago; and we wanted to showcase the new freely available levels too, so we had to pick from that pool. Sorry you don't enjoy them, but we tried to pick a selection of levels that required different types of thinking. Also, because the contest is open to the public, we wanted to make sure they were fairly straight forward and not too mind-bendingly difficult.

That said, yes, there probably was a wide variety of levels that I would have liked better. If this was my own personal contest, I would have chosen a variety of different levels. We want to leave something for future contests though ;)
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby tes753 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:18 pm

If you do make another contest (I hope you do), please make it for people of all ages, not just 18 and older. Also, make some new prizes (FC T-shirts, ect.). (I already have and iPod Touch BTW)
Edit: Also make it for paid users only. It would increase the chances of the guys that are commited to Fantastic Contraption by a whole lot. How would you feel if some random person who just discovered Fantastic Contraption won? (not that you can enter, lol) By the way, when are you going to fix that link issue?
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:19 pm

How is everyone doing on there levels. So far I have the fourth one in 93 ticks. How about you guys
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby tes753 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:21 pm

Can't enter, stupid rules. :argh: I also have an iPod Touch and the app already. :sad:
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby sccook on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:37 pm

Is every successful solution for the Canyon considered a champion?
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:37 pm

Lol that one is a bit difficult. I have been success for everyone but that one.
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:04 pm

So do people that paid a while ago have an advantage because they have seen the levels or are they new to everyone
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby crazybuilder07 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:07 pm

I completed them all fairly quickly (which was probably a mistake) but I forgot to check the champion badge for one of them.
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:13 pm

What was your scores?
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby fcman402 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:17 pm

John Langenbach wrote:How is everyone doing on there levels. So far I have the fourth one in 93 ticks. How about you guys




I have 116... but it's brown.
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 8:21 pm

Thats wat mine was too. I'm having some difficulties on the other ones though. Just trying to get them fine tuned so I can get a touch. Does any one know the odds of getting one of the ipods?
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby tes753 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:02 pm

10 (#of iPod Touches) to the number of people that enter.
Sent from my iPod Touch. =-P
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby weasel on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:03 pm

It's probably not wise to share your scores, as it will make people try extra hard to beat them.

The odds of winning an iPod depend on your skill level vs. the number of entrants.

These levels are all new to PC users.
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:17 pm

Thats mainly the reason I want to see peoples scores is to see who I am up against. I know that I have some pretty good designs but I want to see how the competition matches up
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby kdausman on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:21 pm

weasel wrote:Update: The wrong levelID was used on Friday for "Gate Keeper", it was a variant that allowed you to grab the goal object. This wasn't intentional. The new level does not allow you to grab the goal object. It shouldn't change your potential score with either level, but I will accept submissions from both. I will not, however, accept glitch-abusing submissions.


Can you please clarify this? Are we or are we not allowed to grab the goal object for the purposes of the competition? I have excellent solutions with grabbing it and without, but the one where I grab it has a significantly better score, so I want to make sure I submit the correct one. Thanks!
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby John Langenbach on Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:34 pm

Wow level five was pretty neat to finish
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Re: Official Contest Chat

Postby Znegil on Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:43 pm

fcman402 wrote:
John Langenbach wrote:How is everyone doing on there levels. So far I have the fourth one in 93 ticks. How about you guys




I have 116... but it's brown.


Took me 103 ticks. Not brown.
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Postby fa_q2 on Mon Mar 02, 2009 1:17 am

I am new to the challenge scene so could someone please explain a few things to me. I completed one of the levels where the goal circle rolls out of the goal and the goes back into the goal and stays there forever. Does this disqualify me from the champion badge? Also what is a tick? I assume it is the number of seconds it takes to beat a level and if I understand the rules that means for each 100 ticks you get 3 points.
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