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icon Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (0)  
Make a hold that is annoying, silly, or just downright stupid. Sorta like Bad Evil Restaurant, and other holds of this type.

Try to branch out and be creative. You can have a hold that is packed full of nasty cheap tricks, but at the same time have it be a semi-pleasureable experience; Or you can be a sadist, and have the hold be like sitting and watching 50 Shades. You can make the hold so happy and gay, that the player wonders what kinds of drugs were laced in their lunch; Or so dull and boring that a college lecture on the history of the Midwest sound like a feast for the senses. Perhaps you make a hold so annoying, a bus full of primary school-aged children seems relaxing and straightforward.


Whatever you do, make a hold so awful, you win not just the contest, but our hatred, as well.

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The hold needs to be conquerable and masterable. Thats it.

Contest Entries are due in: negative 75 weeks, 2 days or Local Time:03-10-2016 at 09:42 PM

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01-19-2016 at 03:33 AM
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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (0)  
Ready your hub level that also follows the rules of the contest, because I'm in.

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01-21-2016 at 06:43 AM
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Here's a first entry, made in about half an hour. Maybe it can give people some ideas.

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01-21-2016 at 06:04 PM
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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (0)  
I'd like to request a submissions topic for this contest if that's okay. Given the nature of the contest I feel like I'd rather not know who submitted what when it comes time to vote.

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01-21-2016 at 06:27 PM
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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (0)  
Oh well all right then, you twisted my arm.

Note: This hold does contain a non-cheap, no trick, genuine lynchpin puzzle.

EDIT: was made with the latest beta. Sorry, non-beta havers.

EDIT2: This was busted, the fixed submission is in the proper thread.

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01-21-2016 at 10:44 PM
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I'm with Insoluble, though with my entry it should be pretty obvious who made it to those who have been around long enough.
01-22-2016 at 12:00 AM
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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (0)  
Well, I'm in. This is going to be my first contest I participate in, after all. But... how to submit entry anyway? Should I attach my hold and then post it here? I'm so excited... yet so confused...

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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (+2)  
I just created a submission topic. place all entries there!

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01-22-2016 at 11:45 PM
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So would one troll this contest by submitting something actually good?

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01-23-2016 at 12:22 AM
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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (0)  
Hm...I've done that before.

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01-23-2016 at 02:44 PM
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Are there any prizes? Does this count towards 8-Timer prizes?

I'm guessing "no" to both questions. And I really should be working through the official holds instead of trying to make my own, but...

I really want to get some of those prizes, and a contest where the goal is "ugly and frustrating" sounds like a great place to get some practice, even if it doesn't count. Also, there aren't any official contests running right now.

How big of a hold is normal for contests like these? 5 rooms? 20 rooms? 5 levels? (I don't want to look at the other submissions until I finish mine.)

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02-08-2016 at 10:31 PM
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Sure, we'll provide official forum prizes for this unofficial contest for January and February. It's just been subsidized, and nationalized.

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02-08-2016 at 11:51 PM
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and here I thought no mention of prizes was part of the whole concept :D
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I'm trolling this contest.

Or am I?

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I thought people's hatred counted as a prize.

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02-10-2016 at 03:56 AM
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quote:
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I thought people's hatred counted as a prize.
This explains so much.

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***grooooaaaaannnnnn***

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I should probably clear this up before the voting starts. Will the winner be the entry with the lowest score?

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The winning entry will be the one which score is furthest apart from the two entries neighboring it.

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The winning entry will have a score closest to the geometric mean of the scores that are not itself.

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02-10-2016 at 08:29 PM
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icon Re: Troll Holds: The Unofficial Contest for January and February. (+1)  
And I was convinced the winner would be chosen by fair dice roll. Honestly a bit disappointed now :(
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The winner will be someone who didn't enter the contest at all.
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Did anyone say dice roll?

By the way, I feel sorry for the hub maker.

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Lady Luc, Dischorran, kieranmillar, Xindaris, Red-XIII, Jeff_Ray..., uncopy2002, Bomber50, your entries are corrupt.

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quote:
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Lady Luc, Dischorran, kieranmillar, Xindaris, Red-XIII, Jeff_Ray..., uncopy2002, Bomber50, your entries are corrupt.


Which version are you using? If you are using TSS 5.0.1.6060 you won't be able to play those, download the latest patch. In my case, I built the hold using version 5.0.1.6468

Here's the link:

http://forum.caravelgames.com/viewtopic.php?TopicID=39273&page=1

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I think the best way to troll this contest was to not submit anything.

This is also because I couldn't get a room that selectively crashed drod based on your settings to work correctly.

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03-06-2016 at 02:16 PM
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Contest is Closed!

A voting topic will be up soon.

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03-12-2016 at 11:20 PM
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So, um, did BlueFlower win?

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Everyone got 1st place tie.
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Seeing as this hold has been submitted for promotion, I'd say the true winners are the poor HA's who have to work through/validate all the entries! Trolled, indeed.
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