A Haphazard Competition

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A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:59 pm

I Officially Present
The Haphazard Competition

Ok.. I suck at coming up with names, but that is not the point.
If enough people are interested (reply if you are interested), tomorrow I will post 3 custom levels, and everyone who wants to play will attempt to solve each level with as few pieces as possible.
Scoring will be like golf, where the lowest score wins, and is outlined below.

Not completing a level: +100

Each rod or stick: +1
Unpowered wheels: +2
Powered wheels: +4

A green solution: -10 or 1/2 your score, whatever number is bigger
A champion solution: -5

Prizes include

* A customized Congratulations message :!: :!:
* Honor

I think people should PM me their machines so ideas aren't stolen, and I will present them at the end. (Sunday night?)
Anyhow, let me know below if you would be interested (Note, you must have paid the 10 bucks in order to play the custom levels).

EDIT: LEVELS ARE UP!

To start things off we have "Easy Street": http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=790
Next up is "No Bridge over troubled water": http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=796
And finally, "Top n' Bottom": http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=835
The deadline is 6 PM on Sunday. Please PM me all three of your links beforehand. If you tweak one of your designs, resend all 3 links again por favor.
People who have not expressed interest, feel free to still join in :D

(Anyhow, pascifist and weasel, I have newfound respect... making good levels is hard. I hope these are satisfactory)
Last edited by OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:19 am, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby weasel on Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:11 pm

I'll even throw in, as a prize, a SECOND customized congratulatory message from a moderator! That should sweeten the pot a bit.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby Sgt Superman on Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:13 pm

I'll play
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:17 pm

"RocketRick" is playing as well :)
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby QB on Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:09 pm

Sounds great! And you may as well let people continue to join after you've posted the levels. At least, I can't see any harm in it.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:19 pm

Good idea QB
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby Selkie on Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:56 pm

I'm in.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby TheBob10a on Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:57 pm

Count me in as well.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby Speedemon on Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:15 pm

I'm game.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby irishxpride on Thu Jul 24, 2008 7:09 pm

what's the deadline to be completed? Sounds like fun, but I have work all day, sadly..

They pay me to design networks, not contraptions.

Unless weasel and pacifist need a network nerd? :)
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:23 pm

Ok, the levels are up in the Original Post.
I tweaked the scoring a bit too.

The deadline is 6 PM on Sunday. Please PM me all three of your links beforehand. If you tweak one of your designs, resend all 3 links again por favor.
People who have not expressed interest, feel free to still join in :D
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:54 am

Also, feel free to post your failed solutions or whatever you want here as well.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby holmstrom on Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:56 am

I'm in. Will PM. :)
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby QB on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:22 am

I've got the first two done, but this 3rd is a pain so far.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:49 am

There was a small glitch in the 3rd level (sometimes it wouldn't register when two items appeared to be in the goal at the same time), but I updated it (levelId = 835). If you had a working solution for the one before it, you don't need to remake your solution
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:47 am

One last thing... could you also send me the score of each of your designs (I will verify them, but that will still save me a lot of work). Thanks :D
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby stutesman on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:46 am

If you have a green champion solution, do you get both bonuses? and in what order would they apply?
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:51 am

Green applies first and then Champion.
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby irishxpride on Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:00 am

stutesman wrote:If you have a green champion solution, do you get both bonuses? and in what order would they apply?


just curious, which did you green champ on?
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Re: A Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:02 am

irishxpride wrote:
stutesman wrote:If you have a green champion solution, do you get both bonuses? and in what order would they apply?


just curious, which did you green champ on?


I would guess not top n' bottom :P
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