Announcement: Be excellent to each other.


Caravel Forum : Caravel Boards : Contests : Make it More Challenging - Voting (A multiple question poll)
New Topic New Poll Post Reply
RankEntryAverageStandard Deviation
1 1E Arky's Fantastic Dream8.81818181818181.5850541612875
21N1W Sitting on His Keister8.72727272727270.8624393618641
32N Nothing Left To Do8.18181818181821.402477147322
41S2E Gentle Touch8.09090909090911.5640591394623
51S1E Sword? What Sword?7.90909090909091.239834699726
61N1E Ridiculous Reconstruction7.45454545454552.1893808325077
71S My Own Worst Critic7.36363636363642.1436047495548
71S Constructamer7.36363636363641.4937887931959
93E Mud Baby Hater7.27272727272731.8630819574472
101N1W Pit-a-full7.18181818181821.641406371388
101E Combinations7.18181818181822.2890324203662
121S1E Minimalist Strategist7.09090909090912.065057580291
123E The W Key is Too Far Away7.09090909090911.3111095547142
141S2E I Don't Feel Like Falling72.1742292260184
143E Lonely Ruler71.7056057308449
161W One Person, One Direction, One Order, No Keg.6.90909090909091.8807418968707
171E Republican Challenge 16.81818181818181.9455395053666
181S2E Extremely Sensitive Reverse Red Door 6.63636363636362.0570379089063
181N1E Dancing Mad6.63636363636362.5324342322153
203E Unseen Eyesaver6.54545454545452.34960872424
211E Democrat Challenge 16.45454545454552.4257571025684
223E Staring Contest Champion6.09090909090912.7453943400985
231N1W Do it Yourself5.54545454545451.7248787237282
243E Mud Management4.72727272727272.6998622554395
2N Nothing Left To Do
12345678910
Average Vote 8.1818181818182
Standard Deviation 1.402477147322

1N1W Do it Yourself
12345678910
Average Vote 5.5454545454545
Standard Deviation 1.7248787237282

1N1W Pit-a-full
12345678910
Average Vote 7.1818181818182
Standard Deviation 1.641406371388

1N1W Sitting on His Keister
12345678910
Average Vote 8.7272727272727
Standard Deviation 0.8624393618641

1N1E Dancing Mad
12345678910
Average Vote 6.6363636363636
Standard Deviation 2.5324342322153

1N1E Ridiculous Reconstruction
12345678910
Average Vote 7.4545454545455
Standard Deviation 2.1893808325077

1W One Person, One Direction, One Order, No Keg.
12345678910
Average Vote 6.9090909090909
Standard Deviation 1.8807418968707

1E Arky's Fantastic Dream
12345678910
Average Vote 8.8181818181818
Standard Deviation 1.5850541612875

1E Combinations
12345678910
Average Vote 7.1818181818182
Standard Deviation 2.2890324203662

1E Democrat Challenge 1
12345678910
Average Vote 6.4545454545455
Standard Deviation 2.4257571025684

1E Republican Challenge 1
12345678910
Average Vote 6.8181818181818
Standard Deviation 1.9455395053666

3E Lonely Ruler
12345678910
Average Vote 7
Standard Deviation 1.7056057308449

3E Mud Baby Hater
12345678910
Average Vote 7.2727272727273
Standard Deviation 1.8630819574472

3E Mud Management
12345678910
Average Vote 4.7272727272727
Standard Deviation 2.6998622554395

3E Staring Contest Champion
12345678910
Average Vote 6.0909090909091
Standard Deviation 2.7453943400985

3E The W Key is Too Far Away
12345678910
Average Vote 7.0909090909091
Standard Deviation 1.3111095547142

3E Unseen Eyesaver
12345678910
Average Vote 6.5454545454545
Standard Deviation 2.34960872424

1S Constructamer
12345678910
Average Vote 7.3636363636364
Standard Deviation 1.4937887931959

1S My Own Worst Critic
12345678910
Average Vote 7.3636363636364
Standard Deviation 2.1436047495548

1S1E Minimalist Strategist
12345678910
Average Vote 7.0909090909091
Standard Deviation 2.065057580291

1S1E Sword? What Sword?
12345678910
Average Vote 7.9090909090909
Standard Deviation 1.239834699726

1S2E Extremely Sensitive Reverse Red Door
12345678910
Average Vote 6.6363636363636
Standard Deviation 2.0570379089063

1S2E Gentle Touch
12345678910
Average Vote 8.0909090909091
Standard Deviation 1.5640591394623

1S2E I Don't Feel Like Falling
12345678910
Average Vote 7
Standard Deviation 2.1742292260184
Total Votes 19 100%
Poster Message
Insoluble
Level: Smitemaster
Avatar
Rank Points: 989
Registered: 09-04-2014
IP: Logged

File: Make it More Challenging Anon.demo (30.8 KB)
Downloaded 13 times.
License: Public Domain
icon Make it More Challenging - Voting (+5)  
Hey Folks! The submissions period for the July contest is over and now it's time to vote. There were 24 amazing entries into this contest, so let's take some time to judge these. July 31st ought to be a good deadline for the judging. Challenge names and descriptions are under the secret tag here:

Click here to view the secret text


You can also find the full demo set attached. I apologize for not anonymizing the player name, but I wasn't going to be able to replay all 24 demos in a reasonable amount of time. As a bonus you get to see the demo for an extra challenge that the contestant decided not to submit as an official entry.

You can read over the original contest rules here:
Make it More Challenging
That post also mentions some guidelines for voting. Don't forget to vote your own entry as a 10 as is the usual custom. Alright, have at it!

EDIT: A big thanks to Moo for using some kind of arcane magic to make an anonymous set of demos. The old attachment has been removed and replaced with the anonymous set. If you got the download before anonimization took place you can either use your willpower to avoid looking at the names or delete those demos and download the new one. If Moo should happen to post in this thread somewhere that might be a good spot to dump your excess mod points!

[Last edited by Insoluble at 07-19-2016 02:56 PM]
07-19-2016 at 06:04 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
blorx1
Level: Smitemaster
Rank Points: 838
Registered: 07-18-2009
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (+1)  
C h a l l e n g e !
 1S1E I Wanna be the Blorx 


Complete Minimalist Strategist in under 500 moves.

*I did this in the editor because I forgot and so I'm not going to post a demo even if you ask nicely because it was not fun and I don't want to do this again.

**I may have forgotten movecount, but it was definitely below 1000 and didn't require roach flood.

____________________________
If you need to think outside of the box, then you didn't build a good enough box.
07-29-2016 at 03:20 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
uncopy2002
Level: Smiter
Rank Points: 365
Registered: 07-28-2014
IP: Logged

File: MiMC Challenge Compete 1S1E I Wanna Be the Blorx 128t500.demo (20.6 KB)
Downloaded 2 times.
License: Public Domain
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (+3)  
quote:
blorx1 wrote:
C h a l l e n g e !
 1S1E I Wanna be the Blorx 


Complete Minimalist Strategist in under 500 moves.

*I did this in the editor because I forgot and so I'm not going to post a demo even if you ask nicely because it was not fun and I don't want to do this again.

**I may have forgotten movecount, but it was definitely below 1000 and didn't require roach flood.


Here, a demo in 128 moves, almost 1/4 of the requirement.
07-29-2016 at 01:08 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores Quote Reply
blorx1
Level: Smitemaster
Rank Points: 838
Registered: 07-18-2009
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (+3)  
quote:
Insoluble wrote:
C h a l l e n g e !
 1S1E Minimalist Strategist 

Kick the keg in the pit. Then find a way to kill the eye without drinking any potions.



I was all ready to be impressed, but I think you missed a step there.

____________________________
If you need to think outside of the box, then you didn't build a good enough box.

[Last edited by blorx1 at 07-29-2016 02:26 PM]
07-29-2016 at 02:26 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
uncopy2002
Level: Smiter
Rank Points: 365
Registered: 07-28-2014
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (0)  
quote:
blorx1 wrote:
quote:
Insoluble wrote:
C h a l l e n g e !
 1S1E Minimalist Strategist 

Kick the keg in the pit. Then find a way to kill the eye without drinking any potions.



I was all ready to be impressed, but I think you missed a step there.

Oh, I goofed up and thought only the invisible potions were potions. :P

Well, time for another try I guess.
07-29-2016 at 02:58 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores Quote Reply
Doom
Level: Smitemaster
Avatar
Rank Points: 3013
Registered: 07-05-2004
IP: Logged

File: MiMC Challenge Compete 1S1E I Wanna be the Blorx 113.demo (2.7 KB)
Downloaded 3 times.
License: Public Domain
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (+5)  
Here's another try for the blorx challenge in 113 moves.

[Last edited by Doom at 07-29-2016 03:26 PM]
07-29-2016 at 03:25 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
Insoluble
Level: Smitemaster
Avatar
Rank Points: 989
Registered: 09-04-2014
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (+2)  
Time to tally the votes. Wow, we had quite a few entries for this months contest! There were quite a few great challenges in there. The top three definitely stand out though.

* Our first place winner is LeoS with the wonderfully creative, hilarious, and aptly named "Arky's Fantastic Dream". Who would have thought it would be so much fin setting up multiple Beethor deaths? LeoS will receive 100 Rank Points and something from the Prize Pile.

* In second place we have disoriented with "Sitting on His Keister" (That name is perfect by the way!) I loved watching that soldier just sit there through the whole demo! Nice one disoriented, you earn a 50 rank point prize.

* Rounding things out in third place we have Lucky Luc with Nothing Left To Do. A neat little twist on that room. Luc, you get a well deserved 25 rank points.

Lucky Luc also has the distinction of having participated in his eighth official contest, so Luc, go ahead and grab an 8-timer prize from the Prize Pile while your at it. (Anyone who uses both a guitar AND Fourier transforms to play DROD deserves some kind of award :) )

We also have two contestants who participated in their first ever official contest. IQubic and PigbmyWubba, you get ten rank points each as a first-timer prize!

For the curious, here's a list of all contest participants along with their entries.
Click here to view the secret text


Thanks for playing folks, it's been real. Now I'm looking forward to whatever the next contest is!

____________________________
Links to neat forum tools that I always have trouble finding:
Click here to view the secret text

07-31-2016 at 02:24 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
blorx1
Level: Smitemaster
Rank Points: 838
Registered: 07-18-2009
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (0)  
quote:
Insoluble wrote: BoyBlue

Now that's a name I haven't seen in a long time. Good to see he still looks at DROD.

____________________________
If you need to think outside of the box, then you didn't build a good enough box.
07-31-2016 at 04:18 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
disoriented
Level: Smitemaster
Rank Points: 975
Registered: 08-07-2007
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (0)  
quote:
blorx1 wrote:
quote:
Insoluble wrote: BoyBlue

Now that's a name I haven't seen in a long time. Good to see he still looks at DROD.


I thought his challenge names were really clever. American politics stereotypes :lol

____________________________
34th Skywatcher
07-31-2016 at 06:42 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
BoyBlue
Level: Smitemaster
Rank Points: 539
Registered: 03-25-2006
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (0)  
quote:
disoriented wrote:
I thought his challenge names were really clever. American politics stereotypes :lol

Never heard of this "American politics" thing. It was a reference to the Rise of the Triad bonuses.

08-01-2016 at 01:34 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
Lucky Luc
Level: Smitemaster
Avatar
Rank Points: 965
Registered: 08-19-2012
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (+1)  
Congratulations to the winners! I very much approve of the first and second place; I thought they were the outstanding entries in a pretty strong competition. I also won't complain about who placed third :P

I must admit though that I had more fun with "My Own Worst Critic", so I want to give a few comments, just in case anyone's interested:

Click here to view the secret text

And last but not least, thanks to Insoluble for hosting another cool contest! :) It was a lot of fine fun like always.

[Last edited by Lucky Luc at 08-03-2016 09:32 AM]
08-01-2016 at 06:44 PM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
LeoS
Level: Master Delver
Rank Points: 257
Registered: 04-02-2015
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (0)  
Wow, I won? Dunno what to say...but with the freedom of devising challenges that don't require clearing the room, and in the years since discovering DROD I've excelled at Getting Beethro Killed, this contest was right in my wheelhouse :)

I wanted to mention that I think the My Own Worst Critic concept deserves a contest of its own, but I'd say it'd probably need a several month completion window for quality entries.

Thanks, Insoluble, this was another fun contest idea! Wish I could be so inspired.
08-03-2016 at 12:13 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Show all user's posts High Scores Quote Reply
Insoluble
Level: Smitemaster
Avatar
Rank Points: 989
Registered: 09-04-2014
IP: Logged
icon Re: Make it More Challenging - Voting (0)  
Thanks LeoS, and congrats again on winning (I absolutely loved your challenge by the way.) Credit where credit is due though, it was actually Dragon Fogel who had the original idea for this contest. So thanks again Fogel!

____________________________
Links to neat forum tools that I always have trouble finding:
Click here to view the secret text

08-03-2016 at 11:40 AM
View Profile Send Private Message to User Send Email to User Show all user's posts High Scores This architect's holds Quote Reply
New Topic New Poll Post Reply
Caravel Forum : Caravel Boards : Contests : Make it More Challenging - Voting (A multiple question poll)
Surf To:


Forum Rules:
Can I post a new topic? No
Can I reply? No
Can I read? Yes
HTML Enabled? No
UBBC Enabled? Yes
Words Filter Enable? No

Contact Us | CaravelGames.com

Powered by: tForum tForumHacks Edition b0.98.8
Originally created by Toan Huynh (Copyright © 2000)
Enhanced by the tForumHacks team and the Caravel team.