OFFICIAL CONTEST RESULTS

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OFFICIAL CONTEST RESULTS

Postby weasel on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:07 am

Hey everybody!

The judges have just finished finalizing scores and poring over the security logs. Here's how things break down!

#1. -27 gaminKWB
#2. -25 nathanwitte
#3. -19 Entity
#4. -19 jofjltn4
#5. -18 pillageTHENburn
#6. -17 stickywulf
#7. -16 jdelgado06
#8. -15 braaapp
#9. -13 xhawkx
#0. -13 greentime

A lot of people claimed champ on displacement, when they didn't quite get it, so that adjusted a lot of scores down. Still others were caught entering incorrect tickcounts, and others were caught plain and simple cheating. If you believe you are one of these people and are wrongly accused, please email sales@fantasticcontraption.com. Do not post about it here.

I'll be emailing the above ten lucky folks shortly! We still have to go through eligibility verification, so there's still hope for those that are just below the bottom of this list. Once we get confirmation back from everyone, we'll post a full list of the contest entries and the runners-up!

Congratulations to everyone!

E: Everyone on the list has been certified and verified! The iPod prizes were shipped out yesterday. Hooray!
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby meteoro on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:08 am

so akay guy was cheating...
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby weasel on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:16 am

meteoro wrote:so akay guy was cheating...


Let's keep things chill and celebratory, not accusatory! Let's be happy for those that made it in and not talk about those that are no longer on the list for a variety of reasons (not necessarily cheating).
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby Sammon1 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:25 am

Congrats to all! Very impressive totals!
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby Mike.the.kitty on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:30 am

Huge kudos to the top ten! When I grow up, I'm gonna be a gaminKWB!

Or a fire truck.
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby GaminKWB on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:43 am

Mike.the.kitty wrote:Huge kudos to the top ten! When I grow up, I'm gonna be a gaminKWB!

Or a fire truck.


If I were you, I'd go for the fire truck.
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby Entity on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:57 am

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :)
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby jdelgado06 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:00 am

:woop:

congrats to the other top 10!
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby Goober Guy on Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:12 am

Congrats again guys,

I'm still mad because I abandoned some of the ideas you guys used as impossible. Taught me a valuable lesson.
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby pillageTHENburn on Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:56 am

Congrats to everyone! I hate using such a tired cliché but I love how FC inspires thinking outside the box. I would really love to see the top 100 or so designs...
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby DrRidley on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:07 pm

Are the 10 runner-ups going to be posted?
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby compscure on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:22 pm

Amazing job by the winners. Congrats.

Any idea on how many of the 2800 entrants were relatively new players? It looks like everyone in the top ten, with the possible exception of braaapp, is a long time player.

Before the contest I would've guessed maybe a 50-50 split in the top 10 between seasoned vets and ingenious upstarts.
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby tes753 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:39 pm

-27?!? Now that is what I call amazing!
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby jofjltn4 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:39 pm

:dance: :toot: :woop:

Congrats to the others on the list. Hope everyone had fun. (Personally, these levels stopped being fun for me earlier in the week...was so glad the deadline finally arrived...although I think with another hour or two or twenty, I might have finally gotten a better Displacement. To answer an earlier question about how many hours I spent tweaking...a bazillion. (I rounded up...just a little.))

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Postby jetstone644 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:46 pm

ok.........a bazillion hours would be around 5-10 years
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby pillageTHENburn on Sun Mar 22, 2009 12:59 pm

Edit:
It looks like everyone in the top ten, with the possible exception of braaapp, is a long time player.
Before the contest I would've guessed maybe a 50-50 split in the top 10 between seasoned vets and ingenious upstarts.


I don't know about everyone else but I would hardly consider myself a seasoned vet... I have known about FC for a year or so (looks like I started my account in august of '08). I beat the free levels but was too cheap to cough up the measly $10 (amazing deal by the way). A friend at work (who actually introduced me to FC) would show me some cool new design he made every now and then and that would re-kindle my FC enthusiasm and I'd play on my lunch breaks for a day or two. The day before I got the e-mail about this contest that same friend showed me that he got FC on is iPhone (me = jealous of the iPhone in general AND that he had FC on it!!) so I started messin' around again then I got the e-mail. Well pretty much every waking hour that wasn't tied up with my wife, daughter, dogs, band or job was poured into this contest.

I feel like I have learned more in the last few weeks working on these contest designs than I had in the year prior. And I've probably spent easily three times as much time in the last few weeks than the year prior.

I didn't know what badges or ticks were and I had never tried making a contraption "as efficient" or clean as possible... in fact sometimes I went for the over the top complicated just for fun. For instance here's a solution to one of the free levels (Junkyard) that I made a while ago: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=440141 I think I was trying to do it without wheels of any sort but I was also experimenting with that sort of "lifting" idea to gain potential energy.

Here's a more recent solution to "four balls" were I was playing with the idea of powered wheels moving balls instead of powered wheels moving contraptions that move balls: http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=6281152

Anyway, all that is to say that it's not like I saw FC for the first time three weeks ago but I also would not consider myself a veteran of any sort.

I've had a ridiculously good time and am extremely honored to be in the "top 10". Thank you!
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby BapfelOrange on Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:06 pm

congrats @all! :dance:
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby freddy1892 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:26 pm

Wow.... -27. That is amazing. I'm still proud of my +7 though <_<.
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby Afronanny on Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:27 pm

Congrats! And it's time to see how my bet on the top ten stood up...
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Re: ** UPDATED CONTEST RESULTS **

Postby NightBlood09 on Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:32 pm

well i just got home and looked at these updated results and don't understand why i was dropped from the top ten??
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