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[NEWS] Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Petra Fyde, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Petra Fyde

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    Stygian Abyss Beta Key Competition
    Objective:

    Create Your Own Concept of the Abyss

    Please Note: This is not a house building contest, we want to see your best vision of the Abyss

    How:

    Using currently available housing tiles and decor items

    Where:

    On any EA shard, including test center

    or using Kurgan's housebuilder.

    Entries:

    Up to four images, cropped to the game window only - no top bar, no task bar, no paper doll

    800 x 600 maximum size. .jpg, .gif or .png format.

    emailed to: [email protected]

    Eligibility:

    Must be a beta test applicant (apply here if you haven't yet )

    one entry per person.

    Exclusions:

    Current beta testers (Winning entries will be checked by EA)

    UO.Stratics Admins.

    Entry period:

    Starts: Now! Closes: Midnight (EDT) Saturday 27th June.

    Winners:

    Will be selected from the entries by a panel of judges.

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    By placing material on or communicating with the Stratics bulletin boards, forums or submitting material for publication you hereby grant to Stratics and their affiliates and related entities the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, modify, display, distribute and reproduce all such materials in any form, media, software or technology of any kind now existing or developed in the future. You also agree to indemnify, defend and hold Stratics harmless against any claims or costs, including attorneys' fees, arising from the use or distribution of those materials. You further grant Stratics the right to use your name in connection with the reproduction or distribution of such material.
     
  2. Otis Firefly

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  3. Storm

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    glad to see it :) although I have no artistic bones in my body! hey stupid miner you want to design the abyss for me :) lol
     
  4. kelmo

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    I am not going to enter... Sarsmi would laugh at my kleenex box designs. *winks*

    Is the contest open for Stratics staff? Just asking...
     
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    yes, it is :)
     
  6. kelmo

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    Thanks for the clarification, kkat! Good luck and happy expressing your inner gargoyles folks.
     
  7. Petra Fyde

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    only admins are excluded, and people who are already in the beta.

    We tried to come up with something just a little bit different, I hope we succeeded.

    and Kelmo, you don't know what you can do till you try.
     
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    ^^^^ this :)
     
  9. Storm

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    FYI some of the other sites are doing non-artistic contests so for others who are not artistic you may want to try these!
     
  10. I can draw stick people pretty good... mostly good.

    *kicks a blackrock*
     
  11. Storm

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    rofl I just downloaded kurgans and tried to use it .... can We say I suck I think I may try going to test shard and trying that
     
  12. MoneyMaker

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    Could we get some links to these sites? If it is allowed, I know how touchy it can be with some links. Much appreciated. :D
     
  13. Storm

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    This is a link to the uo site and it has the links you asked for!
    http://www.uoherald.com/news/news.php?newsid=836
     
  14. MoneyMaker

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    Thank You, Storm.
    I love the diversity, at least no one will be exposed to my heinous attempt at art. :D
     
  15. Petra Fyde

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    I didn't really think of it as 'art' We're not asking you to paint a picture or draw, I suppose it could be considered a kind of sculpture. I'm really looking forward to seeing what people dream up.
     
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    is using photoshop ok? as long as i only use graphics from UO?
     
  17. Infiniti

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    How can you say that after I saw that wonderful pond you created!!! It is the best home designed one I've ever seen. :thumbsup:
     
  18. Sweeney

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    How many prized will be awarded? Who will judge such a contest? (No names.. just the general criterion).
     
  19. Petra Fyde

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    Storm: Not really, the criteria requires you to use items that are available to players, photoshop would allow you to use anything that's in the game.
    Sweeney: As per Chrissay's information, 3 beta codes have been allocated to each participating fan site. The judging panel is the entire UO.Stratics admin team, excluding myself.
     
  20. Rogal

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    Neat idea Petra :thumbsup:

    I dont think I'd have the time to be honest what with Regular Ultima Online, COD4, Eve Online and Mafia Wars, lol.
     
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    Mafia Wars?, you been trying to rob my casino's??? lmao
     
  22. Sweety

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    for Kurgans housebuilding tool... you can use any object that is available in it or no? for example i think a catapult is in there
     
  23. Petra Fyde

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    only the items that are available to a player in game. It wouldn't be fair to allow you to use things people building on shards or test center have no way to obtain.
     
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    I don't exactly understand what it is you're asking us to be doing. How would we make the abyss with 4 800x600 images? The thing is supposed to be 8 levels deep and very massive.. i'm kinda lost, here..
     
  25. Petra Fyde

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    we're not asking you to re-create the real thing, Your concept of it using housing tiles. 4 images because you can make up to 4 levels on a uo building plot.

    You've seen house tiles and decor items used to make gardens, caves, mountains, if you've ever visited the homes and castles forum. For this competition we're asking you to build an abyss.
     
  26. Petra Fyde

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    *sigh*

    I guess this is going to go down in Stratics history as the worst competition idea ever. Entries so far - one.
     
  27. Lord Gareth

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    Perhaps everyone is in beta? heh

    I was confused by what exactly they were looking for. I didn't do it for the regulations. I'm more of a Inside UO and Paint person for my designs.
     
  28. Petra Fyde

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    Well, unlike the bank design for EA, we didn't want people to use decor that wasn't available to you as a player in game, we kind of expected people to use things like lava floor tiles, maybe stone walls, granite, buccs rocks, doom rock, etc etc. Maybe for my first competition I choose the wrong medium. I'll award myself a big 'FAIL' badge and try harder next time. Sorry about the beta codes though :( looks like no one will be getting one via Stratics unless the entries all come in before Saturday midnight.
     
  29. Katlene

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    i am trying to do mine but the housebuilder thing is crashing on me all the time, i managed to save 1st floor as a jpg, but it crashed before i got to save it as a house builder file.
    so i rebuilt it as best i could to original, was about to save it and guess what? it crashed.
    Quite po'd atm will hopefully try again soon, if not all you will get is my entry room lvl =/
     
  30. Tazar

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    I did (what I think is) a great one, but I'm already in Beta so not eligible... :(
     
  31. Sweety

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    this happens to me too. i usually end up pressing the save button every 5 minutes just in case
     
  32. Sweety

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    I plan on entering, but haven't had a lot of time to sit down and design anything. I got the basic idea of what I'm going to do. I'll probably end up sending my entry in on the last day. I bet others are planning to send theirs in towards the end too, i think this is what happened for the bank design contest. Don't give up hope yet
     
  33. Petra Fyde

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    hehe, hang on to it Tazar, we can always add it on to the display page after the judges vote. I can't post the entries before the judging, but afterwards all entries will be on display and if anyone else wants to produce their version not-for-entry I don't see why I can't add those on at the end. :)
     
  34. Petra Fyde

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    Only today and tomorrow left folks!
     
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