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FTB "Teams Challenge". Are you in?

Discussion in 'General FTB chat' started by jordsta95, Oct 21, 2014.

  1. jordsta95

    jordsta95 Over-Achiever FTB Mod Dev Retired Staff

    Are you part of a team? Does your team make mod packs? Are you up for a challenge?
    If you answered yes, then welcome to the Teams Challenge.
    The Teams Challenge is going to be a challenge between different Teams in the FTB community to see what they are able to produce in a given time frame. Unlike the recent Jam Packed competition this doesn't mean you will be limited to a month, as the final time limit has not been decided yet.
    Alongside this, the Teams Challenge will have a few rules, to make it more interesting:
    1) Anyone in the team can get involved at any stage. E.g. If myself and Qazplm were to start working on the pack, and then GideonSeymour said he wanted in after 2 weeks, then that is fine.
    2) Must specify the pack/maps' theme (Tech, Magic, Survival, Exploration, CTM, etc.)
    3) Hardcore Questing Mode ISN'T required.
    4) The pack created cannot resemble any pack previously created by the team who create it (E.g. PhoenixTeam's cannot resemble: Running Red or Material Energy^3)
    5) Packs do not have to be server compatible - Some mods don't work well on servers, so it makes sense to make this a rule
    6) Use anything your team has already created, but do not use anything another team has created (E.g. PhoenixConfigs)

    Optional rules:
    7) Packs must try to deviate from the norm by not including at least one common mod for their pack type (E.g. Magic pack - Thaumcraft) - This is to make packs differ more from original packs
    8) Every mod must have a use - This is to make packs more focused

    And to make sure that no one gets a head start on mapping, a vanilla map will be randomly generated and any maps used must be using the seed provided in that map.

    If you are part of a team already then leave the names of those in your team, who want to participate, along with your teams' name.

    If you are not in a team, but want to get involved, state in your reply "Looking for team" and anyone who hasn't updated me saying they are now in a team, will be split into equally sized teams.

    Participants so far:
    PhoenixTeam: @jordsta95, @ThomazM, @the_j485, @Qazplm601, @trajing
    Team Regrowth: @thephoenixlodge, @CaptPanda, @HeilMewTwo
    The Pack Team: @DarkIron987, @DrowElf @LivingAngryCheese
    Pink Unicorn and Rainbows: @madnewmy, @CryosFear @Xavion @Celestialphoenix
    Team Galactica: @Sempuh, @Wagon153
    Miscellaneous: @parcel31u, @SgtAce, @warlordjones, @Feed the beast 122
    Team Shinonome: @asiekierka, @nupanick
    Looking for team: @immibis

    Closing Date for new teams is the 31st of October.
    Competition starts on the 1st of November.
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2014
  2. thephoenixlodge

    thephoenixlodge Popular Member

    Well this certainly looks interesting. I can't say that I have a team, but I have been tossing ideas around and been planning a pack for a while now (old draft of plans linked in my sig). Funnily enough, the date when I'll actually have the free time to make and was intending to do so just happens to be the 1st of November.
    So basically I think I'd like to join in on this, heading up 'Team Regrowth', member list currently consisting of myself, but willing to have others join.
    Pack theme will be reconstruction of nature, with a focus on magic mods early on, especially botania and witchery, and a late game development into higher tech, namely mekanism. Reources to primarily be gained through magical crops. And yes HQM use is intended.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  3. Qazplm601

    Qazplm601 Lord of the Tumbleweeds

    add me to the PT one, i will help out.
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  4. Sempuh

    Sempuh Active Member

    This looks really cool and i would love to get involved, but my internet is screwy and keeps me from downloading a lot of the mods i would otherwise use. Anyway best of luck.
  5. Cptqrk

    Cptqrk Popular Member

    So, are we looking for mod pack creations? Map creations? What is the goal of the competition?
    I may be interested, if anyone wants to tow an anchor behind them.. I mean... Help me not make myself look like a fool...
  6. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    Think Jam packed.
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  7. jordsta95

    jordsta95 Over-Achiever FTB Mod Dev Retired Staff

    The minimum is a mod pack. So for example Magic Farm 2.
    Or you can make it a map/pack combo, for example, Running Red.
  8. Gideonseymour

    Gideonseymour Relatable Gamer Trusted User Retired Staff

    Hopefully Jampacked with timely results.
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  9. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    Is this an "officially sanctioned" event or just something you think would be fun?

    I hate to think of the stink that would be raised if the latter case is true and the "winning" team expected some sort of prize from FtB like the Jampacked competition had... The potential for confusion exists since the Jampacked thread contains indications of an event for 1.7 packs coming soon.

    If this is just a "fun" idea you might want to remove the FtB reference from the thread title so people are less likely to get the wrong impression... We really don't need that kind of drama here :D
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2014
  10. jordsta95

    jordsta95 Over-Achiever FTB Mod Dev Retired Staff

    This is just for fun, edited the OP to HOPEFULLY make sure people know it's not official
  11. ljfa

    ljfa Too Much Free Time FTB Mod Dev

    So basically PhoenixTeam vs. the rest?
  12. jordsta95

    jordsta95 Over-Achiever FTB Mod Dev Retired Staff

    It would be a "free for all" sorta thing

    If it was gonna be a PT challenges everyone else, the thread title woulda been "Take on the PhoenixTeam" or something more obnoxious :p
  13. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    No. A few members of PT vs. whatever other teams enter.
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  14. ljfa

    ljfa Too Much Free Time FTB Mod Dev

    De facto it is, at least right now. I'm just curious which other teams are being represented on this forum.
  15. jordsta95

    jordsta95 Over-Achiever FTB Mod Dev Retired Staff

    Well any team that comes forward.
    To be honest, us at the PhoenixTeam actually don't know of any, and that is another reason why this was a good idea (in my head)
  16. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    Well, we do know of "The Pack Team" *sniggers*
  17. Hambeau

    Hambeau Over-Achiever

    Cool... Just didn't want to see disappointed people when all is said and done. Looking forward to new stuff!
  18. jordsta95

    jordsta95 Over-Achiever FTB Mod Dev Retired Staff

    Yeah, thanks for pointing that out to me :)
    I'm surprised they haven't responded yet :p
  19. Wagon153

    Wagon153 Over-Achiever

    I offer my services as beta tester to any team who wants/needs it. And I know a bit about configs.
  20. the_j485

    the_j485 King of the Wicked

    Well, you three who have entered in your various ways, what say you form a team?

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