Greetings everyone! Jediaelthewise here with something a bit different.
I have gotten many friend requests on steam, subscribers on my youtube channel and comments from my build posts (see bottom of this post) around here. From all of those I had the idea to host a building contest of sorts.
I will work together with a server admin to have a creative type server for this event. The contest itself would have a number of rules to determine who wins, possibly a number of categories such as “most difficult to raid” (which would be tested by actually raiding it =P), “most innovative design”, etc.
I can be a judge and perhaps I will recruit other judges as well. Overall I think it would be a great opportunity for people to test designs and get really creative. Let me know what you guys think and I will draft up some contest rules and make it happen. I will document the winners and such too for reddit so we can all benefit from the designs and creativity of this community.
Quick example contest ruleset ideas:
Contest Example Ruleset #1 (Design Contest):
Each team is given 250 planks, 1000 metal fragments, a workbench and other basic supplies.
You have 30 minutes to design a base on a completely open flat area that takes the most time to infiltrate a loot room.
After 30 minutes the judges panel will raid the base.
Contest Example Ruleset #2 (Location Contest):
Predetermined resources limit given.
You may build anywhere on the map.
You have 30 minutes to build in your location.
Judges will raid the base after 30 minutes.
Contest Example Ruleset #3 (Speed Freshspawn Contest):
You will spawn fresh with the resource pack.
You have 20 minutes to build a base.
Judges will raid the base after 20 minutes.
Contest Example Ruleset #4 (Live Defense - Build+PVP Style Contest) - Suggestion based example
Predetermined resources and weapon set+ammo
You will have 30 minutes to build your base.
After 30 minutes, judges will assault and raid the base.
Winner will be who holds out the longest.
Contest Example Ruleset #5 (Megabuild Contest) - Suggestion based example
5 Stacks of Planks and/or Low Quality Metal
You will have 4 hours to build your base.
After 4 hours, judges will examine and raid the base.
Possible Winner Categories:
Longest to raid
Takes the most C4 to raid
Cheapest to build (suggested)
Quickest to build (suggested)
Most concealed (suggested)
“That Utter Bastard” Award - Most Frustrating (suggested)
Other contest categories/ideas:
Lone wolf contest
2-Man group contest
Different time trials (instacraft/1/2 craft/vanilla categories)
These are simply examples I thought up off the top of my head. If I get a server that I can do this on regularly, it can be an ongoing community contest with a community scoreboard that I can update regularly when someone beats a score. This would be hosted on a website with all contest info as well. Please leave me some feedback as far as if you’d be interested in participating in such a contest, ideas for rules and other things. Thank you.
Previous Jediael’s Building Tips
- You can determine what side the door hinges on - http://imgur.com/a/UIUh5
- You can place multiple ramps in one spot - http://imgur.com/a/rdxtW
- How to prevent adjacent foundation building with spikes - http://imgur.com/a/bAN43
- Blocking Visual Holes with Barricades - http://imgur.com/a/h7wQv
Past Build Posts
- The Original 3x1 Design - http://imgur.com/a/WmTxq
- Triple Thick Wall- http://imgur.com/a/CPjgk - even better with the doubled C4 requirements
- Gates and Defensive Structures - http://imgur.com/a/fLMOZ
Structure Video Tours