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Summer Design contest

Postby thecircus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:35 pm

Okay ffolkes, here it is: The Summer Design Contest!!! This is only a “test” contest, just to see if we can have a civilized contest without all of the arguing that zac and John had to put up with.

This will be an “XTRO” type of contest. Entrants will have to design a 60-65 ton COMMAND mech, and it MUST meet the following requirements:
1: Must have a command console
2: Must have a C3 master, or if doing CS or WoBbies a C3i net
3: Must cost less than 13M C-Bills
4: Must have at least 3 of the following weapons/equipment:
Any armor other than Standard(but can use standard in patchwork armor)
Any 2 individual clan weapons(this means ONLY 2 clan weapons!!)
Any gyro other than standard
Mech turrets
Any internal structure other than endosteel
5: Must have a movement rate of at least 5/8
6: Must have MASC
7: Only equipment from the Tech Manual is to be used.
8: If adding fluff, limit it to 500 words with no pic.


And now for the contest rules:

1: member of BTU in good standing for 3 months to both vote and enter contest
2: when designs are posted, the threads will be locked
3: no commenting during voting, just 1st, 2nd, 3rd places
4: comments will be removed, and if votes were cast, poster must vote over(NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!)
5: 2 designs will be allowed per entrant
6: No Clantech except the weapons.
7: Contest entry ends on 14 July 2011. Voting will end 10 days after ALL designs are posted.


Send tech readout page of designs in pdf of word document to nauticalparrot@comcast.net. I will check them using ONLY Heavy Metal Pro, and post design using HMPro ONLY(the only concern here is price and design accuracy. Not BV.) . If there are any problems with the designs, I will return it for correction as soon as I can(this is the only time I will allow extensions).
Ffolkes, the main problem we had before is people who were uncivilized in their comments and criticisms. I do not want that to happen again. Thus the stringent rules. Like I said, this is a test to see if we can do design contests again. So have fun!!!!
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Postby Siberian-troll » Sat Jun 04, 2011 9:24 pm

May I ask?
I should send to a mail a recordsheet or code page for design? Or I should try to emulate page from proper TRO? With fluff and pic?
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Postby Wolfguard6 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:39 pm

Heavy metal does not support alot of the XTRO Equipment but i'll think of something.
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Postby thecircus » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:40 am

Wolfguard6 wrote:Heavy metal does not support alot of the XTRO Equipment but i'll think of something.


I made the change, but only equipment from the Tech manual can be used. Nothing from the Strategic Operations book. Most of the equipment is lvl 3 in HMPro, and the weapons can be found here: viewtopic.php?t=10825


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Postby thecircus » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:43 am

Siberian-troll wrote:May I ask?
I should send to a mail a recordsheet or code page for design? Or I should try to emulate page from proper TRO? With fluff and pic?


Email the TECH READOUT PAGE FROM HMPro to nauticalparrot@comcast.net


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Postby thecircus » Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:44 am

Ffolkes if you want to add fluff, limit it to 500 words with NO pic,


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Postby thecircus » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:09 am

And remember, you must be a member for 3 months before you can vote or enter in contests. :) :)


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Postby IAMCLANWOLF » Mon Jun 06, 2011 11:45 am

Wolfguard6 wrote:Heavy metal does not support alot of the XTRO Equipment but i'll think of something.



Solaris Skunk Werks has it all. Fantastic program, and is free to download. I would assume it's also legal for submissions, but it's not on the list anywhere...

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Postby thecircus » Mon Jun 06, 2011 12:31 pm

You can do your design in shunkwerks, but I am going to convert to HMPro and post it that way.


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Postby thecircus » Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:15 pm

Got 5 designs!!! Keep them coming!!!


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Postby Siberian-troll » Thu Jun 16, 2011 2:22 am

TheCircus, may I ask? In the first post you'd wrote a date june, 14th as deadline for entrys, and for beginning of a voting.
But now 16th.
Voting delayed? :oops:
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Postby AVA MANGO TWO » Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:41 am

Siberian-troll wrote:TheCircus, may I ask? In the first post you'd wrote a date june, 14th as deadline for entrys, and for beginning of a voting.
But now 16th.
Voting delayed? :oops:

7: Contest entry ends on 14 July 2011. Voting will end 10 days after ALL designs are posted.
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Postby Siberian-troll » Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:09 am

My bad eyesight. :oops:
Maybe I should find a new spectacles,
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Postby thecircus » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:45 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: !!!

I guess you saw the July 14th deadline!!!


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Postby thecircus » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:26 pm

23 days to go!!


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Postby Wolfguard6 » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:15 pm

thecircus wrote:23 days to go!!


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Still working on mine haven't forgotten about it.
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Postby thecircus » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:54 pm

2 weeks to go!! Get them designs in ffolkes!!!


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Postby thecircus » Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:48 pm

1 week left ffolkes!!!! Get them in while the getting's good!!!


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Postby Wolfguard6 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 11:59 am

Quick question When you say equipment from TM only does that go for the Internal Structure and armor or just things like weapons and ECM.
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Postby thecircus » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:21 pm

Wolfguard6 wrote:Quick question When you say equipment from TM only does that go for the Internal Structure and armor or just things like weapons and ECM.


Only equipment from the TM can be used. Now remember, I am converting to HMPro, so make sure your equipment is there also. In HMPro, most of the lvl3 equipment is now lvl2 or tournament legal, so if you want to add your Angel ECM or Bloodhound Active probe, go ahead.

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Postby thecircus » Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:27 pm

Only 1 day left ffolkes!!! But since I will be at an Air Force graded Search and Rescue exercise for CAP this weekend, I will give you all a grace period of this weekend. ALL DESIGNS MUST BE IN BY MIDNIGHT Eastern Daylight Time 18 July 2011 to receive credit. Any design received after that time will not be accepted.


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Postby thecircus » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:29 am

Okay, ffolkes!!!! Designs will be posted tomorrow.

Remember, only voting on the design. NO COMMENTS!! ALL comments will be removed, along with that member's vote. The member will be free to vote again, just as long as they make NO comment.


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Postby thecircus » Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:12 am

A few designs needed corrections. If you did not get an email, then your designs are okay. The ffolkes that did have until Friday Midnight to get the corrected designs in to me.


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