A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition - Results Up!

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A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition - Results Up!

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:06 pm

Yay! Another competition, where I get to make three levels and you guys get to come up with your ingenious solutions that I never thought of :D

I included a brown achievement (using only rods/sticks.. note: you get this bonus and the green bonus both when you use only rods/sticks)
Also, I already have the levels, so hopefully they are not too hard, and not too easy :)

Anyways, hope you have fun, and let me know what you think below.


Rules:
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 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: +90

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

Achievements:
A green solution: -10 or 1/2 your score, whatever decreases your score the most (use no powered wheels)
A champion solution: -5 (keep the ball in the goal)
A boomerang solution: -7 (bring all goal pieces back to the start area)
A brown solution: -4 (only rods/sticks used)
A clean solution: -3 (clear all remains of your machine from the stage)

Prizes include

* A customized Congratulations message :!: :!:
* Honor
* One (1) miracle. only redeemable at your nearest miracle redeeming kiosk
* Three (3) good dreams no purchase necessary; consume at your own risk

People should PM me their machines so ideas aren't stolen, and I will present them at the end.
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).



Levels are up, and a bit more challenging this time. Feel free to join in, all who want to play :D

SOS... Don't let your contraption sink!
Push and Catch... Careful of the rocking
Split Timing: Too Evil? :twisted:


Let me know below when you think a good deadline would be. I am thinking friday afternoon.
When P.M ing me, please use the following format:
Code: Select all
[b]Your Name[/b]
[url=http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=3750]SOS[/url]: YourScore
[url=http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=3752]Push and Catch[/url]: YourScore
[url=http://FantasticContraption.com/?levelId=3751]Split Timing[/url]: YourScore

That makes things a bit easier to post at the end. Also, make an extra note if your solution is either a champion [Champ], green [Green], boomerang [Boom], brown [Brown], or clean [Clean].

Let the frustration/games begin :D
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby sald on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:40 am

Split timing was hard, and I think my score is a bit high..but it was fun! Thanks for posting this competition.
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Intermission on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:57 am

I'm competing again... because I never got my miracle from the last comp :(

Nowhere near negatives this time though.
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:58 am

Intermission wrote:I'm competing again... because I never got my miracle from the last comp :(

Nowhere near negatives this time though.



Did you read the small text?
I never did give you your custom congrats though... :o
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby pojo on Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:50 pm

My entry is incoming. :)

Cheers, and thanks for the interesting levels.
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Aug 12, 2008 2:57 pm

I wonder how low the original 20 levels could be solved with this scoring... hmmm.

Anyhow, glad you are enjoying the levels, pojo.
So far I have not received any negative scores, so I must have made these guys tough! :P
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby TheBob10a on Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:40 pm

These competitions are great! I've got mine completed, but I'm going to try to knock some pieces off before submitting so I can lose by a lesser amount. :D
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Sgt Superman on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:58 pm

Haphazard, You should start designing the new levels so we can just go straight into the next competition :D
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:09 pm

you really want an endless cycle of these things? :shock: :o :shock:
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby TheBob10a on Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:19 pm

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:you really want an endless cycle of these things? :shock: :o :shock:

:D
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Sgt Superman on Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:42 pm

OfficiallyHaphazard wrote:you really want an endless cycle of these things? :shock: :o :shock:


You have created a monster. We will expect nothing less than new levels every week!! :twisted:
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Digrae on Wed Aug 13, 2008 12:50 am

I submit that boomerang should be worth a bit more. Given that it will require a chain of some sort on nearly any board(ones it won't will be almost automatic boomerangs), the point value doesn't even approach the cost of the rods to build one.
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby mnielsen on Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:05 pm

Sent.

I really enjoyed these levels. Lots of different possibilities in these.
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby weasel on Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:52 pm

ARgh, timing had me tearing my hair out all night. Jerk. :evil:
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:17 pm

Lol.. you guys have me thinking all the time about good and new level ideas. I think boomerang is at an ok number of points, it is just depends on the level I make.


weasel, not to sorry to keep you up all night. Maybe if you had done a worse job beta testing, this game would have been unplayable, and then I would not be hooked. (do you like how I put the blame on you? :P )
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Gieron on Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:31 am

I have posted my solutions. This time I expect to do good.

Split timing really was evil.
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Aug 15, 2008 9:55 am

1 hour remaining.... still time for you all :)
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby OfficiallyHaphazard on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:05 pm

And the winner is:




(drum roll)



mnielsen!!!
Please enjoy your miracle, three good dreams, and honor. Also, what type of congratulations do you want?

(S)He did an excellent job on all three maps... check them out. It was also neat to see his (her?) use of the hooks in the map (yes I did put them there on purpose; no I did not know how to use them myself).

Congrats to all of you, these levels were quite tough. Let me know below what you thought of this Haphazard competition.

Scores (in a haphazard order :P):
mnielsen
SOS: -9 [Green] [Brown] [Clean] (Beauty)
Push and Catch: -9 [Green] [Champ] (Most amazing solution ever)
Split Timing: 1 [Green] (This guy clearly has no life if he comes up with solutions like these)
Total: -17

TheBob10a
SOS: -8 [Green] [Brown] [Champion] (Only brown champion, beautiful natural pult award)
Push and Catch: 5 [Champion]
Split Timing: 15 [Clean][/quote]
Total: 12

Digrae
SOS: 6 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 3 [Champion]
Split Timing: 20
Total: 29

weasel
SOS: 13 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 4 [Champion] (Simplest Award)
Split Timing: 19
Total: 36

Sgt Superman
SOS: 4 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 7 [Champ]
Split Timing: 27 [Clean] (Most Symmetric Award)
Total: 28

Speedemon
SOS: 4 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 20
Split Timing: 25
Total: 49

Twilightzero (only one entry)
SOS: (In the author's words) My score: LOTS. I suck, but I'm happy my machine worked :) (Overly Complex Solution Award)
Total: A lot :P


Pojo
SOS: 12 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 14 (Funniest solution)
Split Timing: 22
Total: 48

Intermission
SOS: 4 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 3 [Champion]
Split Timing: 15 [Clean]
Total: 22

HexOxide
SOS: 12 [clean]
Push and Catch: 19
Split Timing: 60
Total: 91

SalD
SOS: 14 [Clean]
Push and Catch: 13 [Clean]
Split Timing: 48
Total: 75

Gieron
SOS: -10 [Green] [Brown] [Clean]
Push and Catch: 3 [Champ]
Split Timing: 15 [Green] (Pretty interesting green solution)
Total: 8
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Gieron on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:28 pm

Woho, I came in second. Only 25 points behind mnielsen :o
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Re: A(nd one more) Haphazard Competition

Postby Digrae on Fri Aug 15, 2008 1:35 pm

Haha, some of those are amazing. I'm kicking myself now though, because the very first thing I tried on SoS was to make a brown catapult, but for some reason I thought the rods wouldn't fit between the ball and the terrain to use it as a weight, so I abandoned it.

This was a lot of fun. Can't wait for the next one! heh
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