I must apologise for the lateness of this announcement, but I have been mulling over this for the last month, while trying to get reviews and other things done around the site, as I am currently the only one here! So things have been rather slow I’m afraid. Anyway you are probably wondering that happened to our recent 'Planets of Our Solar System' mapping contest... Well, the truth is that despite several (5 I think?) excellent maps that were under construction for the contest, only one was completed and submitted. Yes, that is right, we only got ONE submission and that was from TurqouiseDragon, which he is to be commended for! Despite the interest in the contest, for whatever reason none of the other maps were finished. Therefore I have decided to reopen the contest for another two months, to run alongside our current Weapon Modelling Contest. Hopefully this will give the other contestants time to finish their maps if they want to, and give anyone else a chance to map a map to enter into the contest! The contest will reopen tomorrow Friday 18th November and run till January 15th 2012! An overview of the rules is below. Please read the information carefully, as it is very important.
- The map must be created by the entrant. You may only submit your own work!
- You must follow the JKFiles submission guidelines as normal.
- Please do not use models or textures ported from other games.
- Your map MUST be a Small/Medium sized FFA map, for obvious time and practicality reasons.
- Your map can be for either Jedi Academy or Jedi Outcast.
- You MUST include [CONTEST] before your maps name in the name section when submitting your entry, to avoid confusion and possible accidental disqualification, since we may upload your map thinking it is a normal submission.
- The Contest will run till January 15th 2012!.
The theme for this contest is The Planets of Our Solar System. That said, you are not limited to just the main 9 planets (8 if you listen to scientists and consider Pluto a 'dwarf' pfft...) you are free to use other bodies in our Solar System as locations, such as dwarf planets/Kuiper Belt objects such as Eris and Sedna, asteroids, moons of any of the planets or even space stations orbiting the said planets (or the sun) should you so wish! If you need any info or inspiration, Google or Wikipedia are excellent sources of photographs from space probes and landers as well as lists of bodies in our Solar System and information on them! In the interests of fairness and continuity, if you wish to make a space station orbiting a planet you must include the planet in your skybox, otherwise said space station could be considered to be anywhere! You may include the source files (.map etc.) in your .zip file if you so wish, however these will be uploaded along with your map if you choose to include them in your .zip file, so please think carefully before you decide whether to include them! The files will only be posted after the contest deadline, and will only have a brief summary rather than a review to avoid biasing the voters. All maps will be fully re-reviewed once the contest has finished. If you need any help or have any questions, don’t forget to check out our JKA Mapping and Modding Forums, or send me a PM via the forums (as we still have not gotten our new Site Email Address yet!) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Well that should just about cover everything. If you have any questions, don’t forget to comment in the forums or send me a PM via the forums and I will try and answer any questions you have! Good luck with your mapping and we look forward to seeing all of your contest entries! Nozyspy JKFiles Manager
I found it ironic that the map ive been building and forgot all about this contest, is in orbit around earth ;p
Omegasigma;5586579I found it ironic that the map ive been building and forgot all about this contest, is in orbit around earth ;p
Well in that case i guess you have a ready made entry! =p
Hmm, maybe now I'll participate after all... But I'm not really good at making good-looking stuff.
Nozyspy;5586577I must apologise for the lateness of this announcement, but I have been mulling over this for the last month, while trying to get reviews and other things done around the site, as I am currently the only one here! So things have been rather slow I’m afraid.
If it's that bad, why don't you just open up volunteer staff positions?
Anyone know some sites with good space skyboxes? I could go make some in terragen, it'd not look good tho :/.
Nozyspy;5586752Well in that case i guess you have a ready made entry! =p
are you on crack or something?
if i started a 200m race at the 75m mark and said "well... i was here before they put down the markers", do you really think i'd get away with it?
contestants should all have to start from scratch and show their progress. otherwise it's an unfair contest.
Almighty_who?;5587491contestants should all have to start from scratch and show their progress. otherwise it's an unfair contest.
Show their progress, eh? Good idea, I'll open a WIP thread for my map(s). I don't really know what to think regarding the "start over" thing though. I don't care either way. I hadn't started so far so I'll have to start from scratch, but others may do as they please, as far as I'm concerned. (I did already plan my entry, but never really started working on it.)
I thought that the contests were basically about getting people to make maps / models / cfg files / whatever rather than finding who teh best modder evar is. Seeing as this is really just an extension of the last round of the mapping contest, it would seem fairly pointless for someone who started before to have to throw their work out.
then why call it a contest?