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The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby FCForgers on Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:52 pm

THE GREATEST DESIGNS EVER

Hey fellas. Rian and Ken here, and I've got an idea for one of the most amazing videos to grace youtube.

We have a Greatest Contraptioneers I-IV showcasing a few designs from each of the top players in that particular era, which makes for pretty great entertainment as well as rewards the best of the best in a tribute video.

What I think would be perfect is a Greatest Contraption Compilation, featuring all the best designs that have ever been created. It'll have our classic favorites, like Egg Robber or Doing it Hard combined with more recent favorites like Scarmiglione and Fantastic Voyage.

First I think the FC community should compile a list of all the designs they think are worthy. Then we cut and trim to list to include only the F@#$ing best of ever. Like, I'm talking only designs that are worth seven worship smilies. Designs that appear to defy the laws of physics. Designs that solve the hardest challenges in only the most elegant of solutions. Then the contraptions are thrown into a video with an ipecac song and everyone watches it!

We're not planning on completing this any time soon, so list your favorites below and I'll throw them into the setlist. Epic music suggestions would also be appreciated! Here's an initial, tentative list to get your juices flowing:

The setlist
11033015 - MAZE 1!!!!!!!!! Collab
10989759 - Scarmiglione From Protogenius
10940927 - FantasticVoyage From Thik_tip
11237747 - Mechnical Champ From lord_hamybal
11769153 - Boarderline From Rlbabits
11470539 - An MG shuffle solve From Most
10931940 - Resuscitation From Thik_tip
10176165 - Egg Robber From Samoo*
10990387 - V3 From rianbay812, Zhyrek, and rlbabits
11488303 - Lords Madness From lord_hamybal
11791894 - OMG Finally! From Gunsjammed
11023250 - Hungry for Red From Lukasran
11800587 - Angelwing From Rlbabits
11804550 - Laundry Shoot solve From rianbay812
11781516 - Gravedigger From Schmittd
11866062 - Finished From Schmittd, rianbay812, Pawel., and Gunsjammed
10222078 - Haphazard From ~Jon~
11752235 - Velociraptor From Pawel.
11838845 - oiuoiu333333 From rianbay812
10228491 - Fanatasie From lord_hamybal
11909172 - solve ch From jdccdj1
11922499 - Hell Yeah From jdel
11796726 - Auto-Parry From {???}
11782090 - Heavensent II From Jdccdj1 and Waffle
11843211 - House of Cards From Ken75
11190887 - Reactionary BC From lord_hamybal and {???}
11865707 - Pyropticon From Ken75
10925680 - Bloody Awesome From Jyo
10172370 - Infinity From BJSwimmer
6108692 - Insemination From Lukasran
11326962 - Hall Way brown From lord_hamybal ****
8729107 - DoubleParallela From Season
9094994 - EpicUnderBrown From Zhyrek
9111730 - Extend Champ From Skitters
5228481 - Doing it Hard From Sumaleth ****

**** It would be nice if we could get this design to work again

-rianbay and Ken75
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby schmittd on Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:03 pm

I know Im not great but I'd love if some of these were even considered
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11931865 - King George
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11864308 - Iron Curtain
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11830373 - Over the Clouds
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11786373 - Ocarina
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11781518 - Alcatraz
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11768265 - Heck Yes. (collab for gatekeeper longway)
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11866062 - Finished (collab for unsolved mag by me, rian, pawel, and gunsjammed)

As for other people's stuff, I can't find all the links but I know the names:
Insemination by Lukasran
Haphazard 2 by ~Jon~
Velociraptor by Pawel
24 Falls by Kalma, babits, jdel, and hamy - http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11674937
Something from Portgoose, something from BJswimmer

I just realized I am extremely impartial to powered solves. To me, all the best brown ones are already up there.
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby Error-QM on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:13 pm

Just an idea here...would the Junkyard longway through the middle count? The ipecac collaboration one?
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby rianbay812 on Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:41 pm

Error-QM wrote:Just an idea here...would the Junkyard longway through the middle count? The ipecac collaboration one?

there are two of those, backwards or forwards?
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby ken75 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:06 am

QM I suggested your figure 8 one, loved it
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby rianbay812 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:59 am

schmittd wrote:I know Im not great but I'd love if some of these were even considered
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11931865 - King George
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11864308 - Iron Curtain
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11830373 - Over the Clouds
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11786373 - Ocarina
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11781518 - Alcatraz
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11768265 - Heck Yes. (collab for gatekeeper longway)
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11866062 - Finished (collab for unsolved mag by me, rian, pawel, and gunsjammed)

As for other people's stuff, I can't find all the links but I know the names:
Insemination by Lukasran
Haphazard 2 by ~Jon~
Velociraptor by Pawel
24 Falls by Kalma, babits, jdel, and hamy - http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11674937
Something from Portgoose, something from BJswimmer

I just realized I am extremely impartial to powered solves. To me, all the best brown ones are already up there.

I've highlighted all the designs I'm adding to the OP, any debate can be settled later.
I'm honestly not a huge fan of 24 falls, but something like sortball would be an interesting add
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby FCForgers on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:18 am

Designs updated, I used haphazard1 instead of 2 because personally that's my favorite but again it's open for discussion. Do we have any more interesting collabs? I'm kind of against using any more mazes because let's be honest they're each like 5 minutes long and there's only so much you can speed up without it looking awkward. That's the thing with some of the best designs, they take forever...

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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby Brian3.14 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:36 am

I have one suggestion Vox Populi
I'm not sure if it's good enough so you can decide if you want to use it or not.
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby schmittd on Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:17 pm

And I forgot to suggest my Gravedigger http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11781516 . Looking back on it, it isn't very complicated, it was just an insane tweak fest and it's probably the design I'm proudest of.

And what about Auto-Parry, one of the Rolling Away Longways, http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10227669 Infinity 2 by BJSwimmer, and still something from portgoose...?

[EDIT] I just tried to watch Insemination, and it didn't work... It got stuck on the monorail as it was entering the tube
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby rianbay812 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:54 pm

schmittd wrote:And I forgot to suggest my Gravedigger http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11781516 . Looking back on it, it isn't very complicated, it was just an insane tweak fest and it's probably the design I'm proudest of.

And what about Auto-Parry, one of the Rolling Away Longways, http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10227669 Infinity 2 by BJSwimmer, and still something from portgoose...?

[EDIT] I just tried to watch Insemination, and it didn't work... It got stuck on the monorail as it was entering the tube

Unfortunately a lot of old powered designs are doing that. I'd like to see if we can restore some designs to get them working again. Worst case scenario we can download older YouTube videos that they're on and stitch them into the video. Also, I thought of a way we can work around the speed-up thing: we can leave it in there awkwardly sped up but add a YouTube annotation that links the watcher to the video in its full form. For example we put Maze 1 in the video at let's say 400% its normal speed, then a link appears on the video that says "click here to watch in real time".

Continue adding your thoughts!
We still need some more collabs and any music suggestions! Thanks!
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby FCForgers on Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:41 pm

Update included:
-Replacing King George with Gravedigger (that's not out of pity, I actually believe Gravedigger is one of the best designs)
-Adding Infinity to the list (I personally prefer that to Infinity 2, but again it doesn't work)

I'd like to add a rolling away longway and one of the junkyard longways but I'm unsure as to which. If I had to say which as of right now I'd say remy's longway for rolling away and collab longway for junkyard, but that's just my opinion.

I'm thinking we need more modern stuff on there, and if I may suggest, I don't want to sound biased or corrupt but would you guys mind if I added this http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11838845 ?

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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby Error-QM on Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:31 pm

Out of curiosity, are any of my designs up for consideration? Here's a few of my best, up to you to take 'em or leave 'em ;)

Certainly not this one if you've already got a JY long :lol:
My highest rated design, (Big Ball Longway BC)
The one I did for Handling, admittedly the weight delay is failsome and could be FFWD'd but I still feel it was pretty slick otherwise...
Figure-Eight for Down Under, my longest longway in that small a build space
This one is about as overused as Zhyrek's old blue arm :lol: but it seems to be well-received?
A totally original extender for Brown 82

Also, I do rather like that "modern" design to be honest
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby dmasters on Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:54 pm

rianbay812 wrote:Continue adding your thoughts!
We still need some more collabs and any music suggestions! Thanks!


I guess it's never too early to start getting some opinions on music. I personally think some of Skillzmakekillz's music would be good for this. Some of my favorites:

Let Go

True Colors

Dopamine

Unfortunately I don't think we can use Dopamine because it is copyrighted. There are plenty of other non-copyrighted songs by Skillzmakekillz though, and I really enjoy all of their music. Just wanted to see if anyone else likes this haha
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby Error-QM on Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:00 pm

rianbay812 wrote:We still need some more collabs and any music suggestions! Thanks!

Savior of the Dreaming Dead sounds like it might work for mid-video music...dunno about the opening and closing though. I'd recommend dramatic pieces peculiar to ipecac Score, Two Steps from Hell, etc, but that's just me

Edit: Actually, a softer mix might be more suitable for the ending music (esp. the chord at the end).
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby rianbay812 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:00 pm

Out of those, I'd go with auto-parry. Although I couldn't imagine a video where you were featured and it didn't include a F2P longway. I'll search through your designs.

It's worth mentioning that we don't have any unconnected solves and there are certainly some brilliant ones.
These come to mind:
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11920029 compscure and jdc
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11922499 jdel
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11910792 jdc
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11909172 jdc
http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11905217 jdel and jdc

ed: qm if we want softer here's an idea
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrj74AZ0l5Q
it breaks into dubstep around the 7 minute mark too so we could have something ipecac there haha
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby dmasters on Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:04 pm

rianbay812 wrote:It's worth mentioning that we don't have any unconnected solves and there are certainly some brilliant ones.


I was just going to suggest we include some unconnected designs :argh: :doh:

Edit: I also like this one by id_monkey: http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11937029
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby rianbay812 on Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:01 pm

IF YOU CAN READ THIS GO ON CHAT

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http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=10228491
so I don't forget to add this later
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby schmittd on Tue Aug 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Yep, I definitely prefer Infinity to its sequel. And I also believe Gravedigger is better than King George. Although I sure wouldn't mind if both were included lol

As for collabs/longways, my personal favorites would be the junkyard backwards through the middle. Though I really like Remy's RA longway to the right.

and this is my favorite unconnected design http://www.fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11905217

and this is awesome http://fantasticcontraption.com/?designId=11838845 - definitely add it, but give a little credit to Camaro maybe? if I am correct, he came up with the inception contraption right

And i'd help with the music, though I feel that my musical taste is quite different from your guys' and it really wouldn't quite fit this type of video lol
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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby FCForgers on Wed Aug 28, 2013 8:25 am

Made the following additions
fcforgers wrote:11838845 - oiuoiu333333 From rianbay812
10228491 - Fanatasie From lord_hamybal
11909172 - solve ch From jdccdj1
11922499 - Hell Yeah From jdel
11796726 - Auto-Parry From {???}


The list is getting a little long, if you have any more suggestions for designs, see if you can also mention designs that could be removed. Don't worry, no feelings will be hurt.

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Re: The Greatest Designs Ever

Postby ken75 on Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:51 pm

Daaaaaaaaang that unconnected solve from jdel is amazing
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