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Author Name:Dischorran
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Hold Name:The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly compilation
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This is the compilation hold for The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly unofficial contest (contest thread,voting thread).

The theme? Make the ugliest room you can while still keeping it interesting to solve. Let's just say that the contestants succeeded remarkably well, if success is indeed the appropriate term for such hideous (yet fun!) rooms.

All credit goes to the contestants responsible for the hold design: medal winners VIPCOOL, Stew Boy, and Chaco, and otherwise valued contestants noma, Tahnan, 12th Archivist, and skell.
08-05-2009 at 03:01 AM
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This hold is ugly all right. Just looking at the rooms will make you say "Eeeeee-yuck!"

This hold demonstrates the wide variety of eyesores that can be created in DROD.
* You can have a hack and slash room that looks like a random mess of cat barf.
* You can have a room that forces you to see spots after staring at bright complementary colors (skell's and noma's entries).
* You can have a great puzzle with ugliness painted on top of it (Chaco's 3rd place and noma's entries).
* And you can have an intensely ugly room, where the puzzle forces you to spend an hour picking through every detail of ugliness to find a path through the mess. This is what VIPCOOL (1st place) and The Stew Boy (2nd place) did.

The postmastery content was interesting to look at, but was not so interesting to play.

Um... I guess... thanks(?) to Dischorran for holding such a unique contest. :P
08-05-2009 at 03:24 AM
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Wow, this contest happened a very long time ago, but it was a great idea! Maybe, someday, someone will redo the contest so other, fresher people can join in?

A fine compilation hold. The hub level is pretty ew, all right. Some of these puzzles are rather challenging, and not just because you have to stare at the ugliness for hours on end. Even so, different entrants brought different ideas to the table, so my difficulty rating is purely average.

8 for quality
5 for brains

(On an unrelated note, my "fun" rating for compilation holds is based on the quality of the hub room and how easy it is to navigate to the entries. That way, a contest's terrible entries could be compiled in an excellent hub room and the hold would receive a good rating from me. How do other people rate compilation holds?)

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07-20-2012 at 05:54 PM
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I, for one, loved GB&U. Not enough effort goes into aesthetic considerations, much of the time.

I've been pondering making a request for something similar (yet not so horrible) for an official contest, but I know not how to go about such a request. So I'll probably just host it as an unofficial contest in August (pending interest).

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07-21-2012 at 03:22 AM
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If you're offering to host it, you pretty much just tell Mike your idea and then he probably says yes.

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07-21-2012 at 03:27 AM
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Schik wrote:
If you're offering to host it, you pretty much just tell Mike your idea and then he probably says yes.
Thanks for the info, Schik.

I'll do that Monday, in that event. I'm booked with con until then.

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07-21-2012 at 03:40 AM
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