Challenge map - Win a Nvidia GTX 980

Discussion in 'Feed the Beast News' started by Captainnana, Jan 24, 2015.

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  1. Tahg

    Tahg New Member

    Again, if you're talking about actually at PAX, the prizes are generally things like headsets, keyboards, mice. (In no particular order, but at past PAXes, first and second place respectively get to pick what they want, and third gets the one remaining) Nice prizes, but certainly not as high stakes as the 980. Also, we try to have enough T-Shirts on hand to give out to all the competitors, and if we're lucky, we have enough leftover to give out to the standby queue (there's *always* more people we can reasonably accomodate) and/or anyone else who wants one.

    As for changing how competitions work, even more so then *what* we come up with, the idea of first by completion count then by time is a "tried and true" way of tracking. For anyone who doesn't know, nekosune handles all the client coding for PaxTimer along with all the other projects she works on, and I handle the server side (not public for various reasons) Despite all the bugs that crop up on one side or the other (or in Project Red which neither of us have control over), the system has done a pretty good job of tracking live progress from our players. A partial challenge system would not only be highly subjective, but pretty much impossible to track in any sort of mass automated way. Also really not sure why you're trying to think of every way possible to make this NOT a timed challenge. It really does work. Granted, perhaps parkour isn't the best for not at PAX? Who knows. What I do know is that's the only map we had available, well, really have available, at the moment so it was either that or not do a contest at all between South and East.

    I feel like is mostly stuff I've said before, but apparently it needs repeating a fair bit. We're not going to change the technical way PAX maps work. We probably won't be changing the style of the map either, but that will really rely on who specifically we're targetting. We'll probably change the map itself between competitions, depending on how much time we have, and at the very least from year to year. As for anything else? Well, that's pretty much unknown to anyone at this point, but I'm sure we'll figure out something over the summer.
     
  2. Niko_Bellic_3

    Niko_Bellic_3 New Member

    I meant the prizes for the challenge over the internet, and thanks for the info. I liked how you guys kind of made people speed runners so quickly, it's just the timing came to a real low time with secrets we didn't know know about. Other than the crunch of records, I didn't think the map was that bad. I hope that we get a few changes to the physical map, but I understand that you guys are in a bit of a time crunch. I recommend a corsair k70 keyboard or an Intel i7 4790k as prizes for the internet.
     
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  3. Niko_Bellic_3

    Niko_Bellic_3 New Member

    I like that idea, that might be a possibility for pax prime. We don't know if us not attending pax will get a competition.
     
  4. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    That's where a clever implementation of HQM would come in...
     
  5. Niko_Bellic_3

    Niko_Bellic_3 New Member

    I like that idea too, also nice debate about the letters op. Operator, over powered, original posters lol...
     
  6. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    Don't forget Optimus Prime or Octagon Participant (actually a fair description of commenters in most forums) :D
     
  7. Niko_Bellic_3

    Niko_Bellic_3 New Member

    Or original bacon for some stupid reason...You get the reference yet? I was directing these towards @Tahg
     
  8. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    Yeah... I was watching Soaryn's Twitch and caught that one live :D

    They tried to explain it as "Original Pork"
     
  9. Niko_Bellic_3

    Niko_Bellic_3 New Member

  10. Tahg

    Tahg New Member

    From some of the videos it appeared that you guys didn't need to hit the left target. Looked at the map and I didn't see any difference between that one and the others. Can anyone confirm or deny?
     
  11. zax0ng

    zax0ng New Member

    Yes. I kinda talked about it in my post commentary. It seems like u don't need to hit the left AND the middle. The right is the only one needed to be hit and it will activate the cannon to launch the yellow wool. @@
     
  12. Tahg

    Tahg New Member

    Thanks, found the issue and fixed it. A NOR gate in the back was bleeding through to a block it shouldn't have been.
     
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  13. Niko_Bellic_3

    Niko_Bellic_3 New Member

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  14. jdb100

    jdb100 New Member

    zax are routing was so close I just went bee hive to bridge then obelisk. lost by 38 seconds good job though.
     
  15. zax0ng

    zax0ng New Member

    Going to bridge first causes u to run pat there again thats y... :)
     
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