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View Poll Results: What 2 contest entries did you like best?

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  • Canvassing the Neighborhood

    4 4.82%
  • Double or Quits

    49 59.04%
  • Forty Eight

    2 2.41%
  • Half-Assed Wedding

    42 50.60%
  • Run!

    11 13.25%
  • Secret of the Keepers

    3 3.61%
  • The Cash Box

    5 6.02%
  • The Music of Sibel

    40 48.19%
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Thread: 48 Hour Contest - Voting Thread

  1. #1
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: College Place, WA

    48 Hour Contest - Voting Thread

    Vote for your favorite entry in the 48 Hour Contest here! Please only vote for 2 entries.
    It seems TTLG's poll doesn't allow me to limit the number of votes each person gets, so you'll have to police yourselves.

    IMPORTANT: Please make sure to cast both votes at the same time. You can NOT return later to vote for a 2nd mission.

    Individual Mission Threads:
    Canvassing the Neighborhood
    Double or Quits
    Forty Eight
    Half-Assed Marriage
    Run!
    Secret of the Keepers
    The Cash Box
    The Music of Sibel


    Original Contest thread
    Last edited by nickie; 16th Aug 2013 at 03:35. Reason: Added note about voting

  2. #2
    Administrator
    Registered: Oct 2000
    Location: Athens of the North
    Quote Originally Posted by AntiMatter_16 View Post
    It seems TTLG's poll doesn't allow me to limit the number of votes each person gets, so you'll have to police yourselves.
    It also goes without saying that voting will be checked to make sure there's no cheating

  3. #3
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2011
    Location: Normandy, France
    It is said that I 'cant't vote on this poll'. Do you know why?

  4. #4
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    You should be able to now.

    A couple of years ago, members who hadn't visited for a while were sent an email. Those who didn't reply were placed in a holding pen and being there means you can't vote although you can post. To add to the difficulty, hotmail were refusing TTLG emails at that time so anyone with a hotmail address didn't get the email!

    I've now moved you back to members.

  5. #5
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2011
    Location: Normandy, France
    Thank you very much Nickie
    I can vote now!

  6. #6
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Why are we voting for two entries? How will you choose a winner if everyone votes for two missions?

  7. #7
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    Please make sure, though, that you cast your 2 votes at the same time. As it stands, you can't return later to vote for a 2nd mission.

  8. #8
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: The abyss
    Yeah, learned that the hard way sigh

  9. #9
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    I assume you wanted to vote for a 2nd one? We'll try and sort it out so that's possible.

  10. #10
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: The abyss
    Yes, I do. I'm sorry!

  11. #11
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    I still don't understand why we are voting for two.

  12. #12
    Moderator
    Registered: Apr 2003
    Location: Wales
    So sorry to keep interrupting your question, Tannar!

    Caradavin, you can now recast your vote. You will need to vote for your original 1st choice again as well as your 2nd choice.

  13. #13
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: The abyss
    Done and done. Thanks!

  14. #14
    Member
    Registered: Sep 2002
    Location: College Place, WA
    Quote Originally Posted by Tannar View Post
    I still don't understand why we are voting for two.
    Because I SAID SO. =P

    There's only one criteria for voting, how well you liked it. That doesn't mean who had better graphics, or story, or gameplay, just how well you liked it. And maybe you liked two, but for different reasons. Having two votes means gives you a little more space to show your love.

  15. #15
    DromEd Archmage
    Registered: Nov 2010
    Location: Returned to the eternal labor
    Wow, we got three fighter in the poll!
    A close result incoming!
    Maybe some equality?!

  16. #16
    Member
    Registered: Oct 2002
    Location: Third planet from the Sun
    yes a tie is a good result, and another 48h challenge to determine the winner will be fair don't You all think the same way as i do ??

  17. #17
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2008
    Location: in your second eyelids

    Some thoughts

    Nobody has reviewed these missions much and I guess neither will I (edit: well, ended up reviewing a little), but due to the peculiar voting system I want to say something about all of the missions anyway. Sorry if my English has a hiccup every now and then.

    I played The Cash Box first (I played all FMs by the order of the size (at least started them) ). I expected the least out of it in a way (but knew that probably wouldn't be so). And at first it seemed to. Couldn't read the readable (lacked the tnh script on my part), couldn't go anywhere (the bottom of the tube wasn't climbable), but eventually I figured it out. Later it only kept on getting better, with the beast roaming around a bit but not being in the building after all, the timed door bashing fright and narrow escape with the aid of new mantling (man I love it) and the invisible AIs afterwards. It was all very nice and well done. Decent atmosphere, story and fun. I wonder who made this. Yandros? Caradavin? Somebody else?

    Next I tried Run!. This mission has the most main impact on just plain fun. I honestly enjoyed all the running around getting lost, cracking through whatever secrets I could (with the aid of ttlg even) and just running around. Great fun. One of my favorites too. Who did this? Brethren?

    Next I played FortyEight, which seems to have lacked time to completion. Still, the first floor was enjoyable to go through, and the architecture has the beautiful simplicity of OMs (simple, but not plain block'y enough to be too noticeable) and fine texturing, that it was overall pleasing to the eyes.

    Next up was The Music of Sibel. This, as DrK noted, is proooobably skacky's work! Extreemly vertical architecture, ominous feeling city and all that. I was mostly surprised at the amount (and quality) of exterior buildings that were made. Really cool. Not my favorite aesthetic personally, but still really good work.

    Secret of the Keepers is one of my favorites here and I actually gave one of my votes for this one, if only because it had none (when I voted at least). The architecture may not be as fancy, but I still appreciate the effort. But what spoke to me particularly in this one was the atmospheric 2nd half of the FM with the old quarter'y feel. I don't know what it is about that particular aesthetic, but I really love it, it's one of my favorite Thief aesthetics/tilesets. And more to the point, I like how it was done here too.

    Next I started up Half-Assed Wedding. Unfortunately I couldn't actually get to the finale of it due to a bug or something (I automatically overlooked the bugs in these FMs cause there's only so much you can accomplish in 48 hours and the bugs weren't ones I would even care about, but here I missed a whole portion of the mission). Despite that, this is possibly the strongest contestant, as it was relatively long (but not boring), had an amazing amount of lore/story content and it was all around just fun to play. Oh, and it also managed to be creative in every way! So... great work Brethren? Or DrK?! ...Yandros? GAH! So hard guess cause Yandros dropped in the contest at the last moment. Otherwise everything probably would've been obvious .
    Side note here: I noticed a lot of these FMs were closely tied to the OMs (particularly The Dark Project for some reason) and I think they all had some minor mistakes, but did this one have any mistakes in it? Might some of the lore conflict with the original lore? I don't remember the original story lore that well, I'm just curious.

    Then came Double or Quits and within moments I knew this guy is serious. Oh god, the ambience and graphics done on such a high level. Could this really be done in 48h? Amazing. I could keep on expressing my awe, but I've got a bed to catch. The only (and I mean the ONLY) downside of this one is that, after playing the other FMs, I found this one to be not as creative with the story. It felt casual in a sense. I don't know what could be done about that though, so I still love this one to death. I my other vote to this. I can't quite put my finger whether this one is DrK's or Yandros' mission because of the jaw-dropping visuals. They both do such great work with those. And it's not just the textures or amazing light beams, it's also the rich object placement and how neatly polished it all is. Nono, it has to be Yandros, cause he dropped in seemingly out of the blue. God I DON'T KNOW OKAY.
    Edit: Well everybody in the thread including DrK seems to think DrK made it so I guess that must be it! Lol. I'm not even going to guess which one Yandros made. I thought I knew him a little by now, but nope!

    Finally, before actually finishing the last two, I did Canvassing the Neighbourhood cause it weighed the most megabytes. And soon I realised why. So many custom paintings, haha. Nice. I'm not a fan of huge, overly scaled up FMs, but it was fun to play for what it is. The paintings were a bit too high for me to notice, so I think I'll go through the packed FM and manually look at all those pictures, hehe.
    Last edited by Thor; 16th Aug 2013 at 19:02.

  18. #18
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Nice, succinct reviews, Thor. I agree with all of it, except that maybe my first choice would be Half-assed Wedding. I think the author did an amazing job with the new faction and it's one I hope to see much more of in the future. It was very well conceived and brilliantly executed, especially in so short a time. Imagine if the rainbow world and the different color spectrum rooms could have been developed over weeks instead of hours. But that just makes it more impressive to me. I thought the writing, dialogue, textures and gameplay were all very well done.

    I enjoyed all of the others too, even the ones that weren't quite finished or had some bugs. That was expected in this contest and I don't fault the author for it. And all of them had something original and fun to offer. I enjoyed playing each and every one of them.

  19. #19
    New Member
    Registered: May 2013
    Location: UK
    How long until voting closes? I've only just noticed the FMs are ready, and I'm busy most of this weekend! I really want to play all the contest FMs before voting closes this time!

  20. #20
    DromEd Archmage
    Registered: Nov 2010
    Location: Returned to the eternal labor
    Don't worry dude, about 10 days remains for voting. And because some missions are short or simple, you will have enough time for playing peacefuly the missions and voting after

  21. #21
    New Member
    Registered: May 2013
    Location: UK
    Ahhh, excellent. More than enough time! I'm also halfway through another FM and didn't want to interrupt it!

  22. #22
    New Member
    Registered: May 2013
    Location: UK
    All 8 downloaded, I can't wait to start now, mainly just to see what people can do in such a short time. You'd be lucky to get one complete and glitch free room from me in that time!

  23. #23
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2010
    Location: Mississippi

    I can't vote

    How come I am still considered a New Member even though I have been around since 2010?

  24. #24
    Desperately Dodgy Moderator
    Registered: Nov 2001
    Location: Fields of bluegrass
    That status is based on number of posts.

  25. #25
    Member
    Registered: Aug 2008
    Location: in your second eyelids
    Quote Originally Posted by Tannar View Post
    Nice, succinct reviews, Thor. I agree with all of it, except that maybe my first choice would be Half-assed Wedding.
    Thanks, hehe. Actually I kind of agree with you there as well. I didn't vote for it only because I wanted to get some other missions more votes too. But yeah, it was very fun and he/she (tho now I'm certain it's Brethren) did a great job with the new faction.

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