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    Default Contest: Cozy Cottages 3!

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    Knock, Knock, by Culler@Brutwacht. 1st Place Winner of Cozy Cottages 2.

    It’s that time again! The DTC is proud to present Cozy Cottages 3!

    The Challenge:

    We all know we can build whatever we want in our dimensions, but at their heart, they’re player housing. The challenge is to build a house to call home. The house doesn’t have to be for your character, you can build it for anyone/thing you choose.

    Dates:

    This contest is open for entries from now (15 June) until 12:00 PM (Noon) PDT on Friday, 01 September. The winning entries will be announced no later than 12:00 PDT on Friday, 08 September. Entries posted after the closing time of 12:00 PM on 01 September will not be accepted and will not be scored.

    Here is a link to a time zone converter.

    The Prizes:

    1st Place: 7 REX and a Primal Khadlig Mount (thanks Mobi, CMMorgana and Brasse!)

    2nd Place: 5 REX and a Primal Khadlig Mount

    3rd Place: 3 REX and a Primal Khadlig Mount

    In addition to the above prizes, there will also be a Judge’s Choice Award per judge, for 1 REX each.

    The Rules:

    This contest is open to all shards, NA and EU.

    This contest is for personal dimensions only. Guild dimensions will not be accepted.

    There is no dimension key off limits for this contest, and there is no item limit. However, in the spirit of the morphing aspect of the contest, entries should not make use of the pre-existing buildings in some dimension keys (Stone Flask Tavern, Deepwood Cottage, Three Springs, etc.) for the house in their entry. Entries that utilize existing buildings as their entered house will be disqualified. Here is a full list of dimension keys.

    This contest is for new builds only. Recycled dimension keys may be used, so long as the build itself is new.

    Collaborative entries will not be accepted.

    Entries must remain closed until the end date and time of 12:00 PM PDT, Friday, 01 September 2017. I understand that real life happens. If you need to open early, send me a notification through a PM, an in-game tell, or through the Feedback feature of the DTC Website.

    Entries must open no later than 12:00 PM PDT, Friday, 01 September, 2017, and must remain open throughout the judging period. Any dimension not open by 12:00 PM PDT on Saturday, 02 September will be disqualified.

    The use of addons (Toolbox, Tinker Tools, Dimension Tools) is permitted. However, the use of shared sets from dimensionaddicts.com or via some other source is prohibited. Entries that contain shared sets will be disqualified.

    Entries that contain egregious copies of others’ work—with permission or not—will be disqualified.

    One entry per person.

    Dimension Entry Points and PvP join banners and start points ARE allowed if you choose to use them to save on items.

    Interior-only builds will be accepted, however, they may not score as highly as a fully built house with an exterior and interior.

    Jete’s Bouncemaster should not be required to tour your entry, and no judge will use one when touring entry dimensions.

    BONUS POINTS ARE IN EFFECT FOR THIS CONTEST! There can be a bonus of up to two points if your house is part of a transformation (making a base dimension unrecognizable). Two points can be the difference between first place and not placing, given historical data for previous iterations of this contest.

    What do I mean by a transformation?

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    Endless Eclipse, in all it's hideous glory.

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    Endless Eclipse, 99.999% transformed. Autumn Lodge, by Whatchacallit@Greybriar.

    Keep in mind you do not have to use EE, it was a convenient example for this post. Bonus points are awarded in percentages, based on the amount of coverage of the base dimension.

    This contest has the following limitations/restrictions:

    NO pre-made doors, walls, windows, floor tiles, roofing, window frames, and door frames may be used in the construction or furnishing of the entered house.

    Exceptions: Carpet tiles, corner posts and stairs may be used.

    Bottom line up front, if the item is listed in the store under building modules, it is not permitted for use unless the item was already listed as an exception. Gloamwood Walls, Snowy Walls, etc, are permitted (those are listed under Barriers, not Building Modules).

    Entire premade buildings are NOT permitted for use. This includes houses, inns, and mausoleums.

    THE INTERACTIVE DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE NOT PERMITTED FOR USE.

    Judging Criteria:

    Quality of Construction (10 points possible, per judge): Unless intentional, gaps, flicker and mismatches should be avoided. This is for the technical quality of your housing structure.

    Transformative Value (2 points possible, in total): How much of the base dimension is showing? The more a dimension is covered, the more incremental points can be awarded. Be aware that the transformation should be done in such a way that the judges can't break through it. These are bonus points. You do not have to enter a transformation, unless you choose to do so.

    Proportions (10 points possible, per judge): Proportions should be consistent throughout the entered house, to include the structure in addition to the furnishings. Proportions do not have to be scaled to a particular character, but there are more points given the more consistent the proportions are through the entire house.

    Attention to Detail – Small Item Morphing (10 points possible, per judge): Are there knobs, curtain rods, door tracks, hinges, and other sorts of basic hardware? Are the books floating on the tables? Is the furniture morphed, or is it a premade bench? The more items that are morphed, the more points it is possible to get, as this is a morph-driven contest, starting with the structure of the house itself.

    Originality of item usage (10 points possible, per judge): If I walk into an entry and ask myself “Why didn’t I ever think of that?” the usage was original and clever. Were atypical materials used in the construction of the house, or in the furnishings, and is the house unique in overall appearance? The items used don’t have to be new, but the morphs should attempt to be innovative. Even basic building blocks can be used in innovative, original ways.

    Theme Cohesion (10 points possible, per judge): Does the house match the environment it’s been created for? Is the landscaping appropriate to the house? Is the house complete, meaning a kitchen, a bathroom, a bedroom, etc? Does the furniture match the context of the house? For example, a Victorian built in the desert with ultra-modern minimalist furniture and a shower on full blast but no electricity and a wood-burning stove doesn’t gel.

    Aesthetic appeal (10 points possible, per judge): This is the most subjective of the judging categories. We are not here to nitpick themes and concepts, so aesthetic appeal doesn’t necessarily mean pretty. It does mean that the build should flow together, and look like it belongs where it’s been placed.

    NOTE: All judges will tour entries on the highest possible settings, to ensure that fine detail and VFX are fully visible.

    To Enter:

    Entries must be submitted no later than 12:00 PM PDT on Friday, 01 September 2017. No entry will be accepted or considered after that time. All entries must have the following information:

    Name (please annotate if there is a primary character that you would like us to communicate with instead)

    Shard

    Dimension Name

    You may include a brief synopsis or story about your entry if you wish, but it is not necessary.

    All entries must be submitted to this thread.

    Entries submitted through a PM over the forums, through in-game mail or via the Feedback feature of the DTC will not be accepted. However, if you have a question that you are not comfortable with posting to the forums, please ask me via the above- mentioned methods, so I can do my best to answer.

    To reach me in-game with questions, I can generally be found on the following: Baradara@Greybriar, Whatchacallit@Greybriar, Baradara@Zaviel, and Feendish@Zaviel.

    Happy Building!
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    ENTRY THREAD:

    EU:

    TYPHIRIA:

    Name: Coocla (Loveyttsab)
    Dimension name: MEMORY
    Shard: Typhiria

    Name DarkDominion
    Shard: Typhiria
    Dimension Name: Summer vacation home.

    Main character: Thezene (contact)
    Dimension build via alt: Grimmsie
    Shard: Typhiria EU
    Dim name: (not yet decided)

    BRISESOL

    Character Name: Lačris (main Shaarlys)
    Shard: Brisesol
    Dimension: Isle

    GELIDRA

    Name Shortyface
    Shard Gelidra
    Dimension Name Vampire's Lair

    Shallow
    Gelidra
    name: tba

    ZAVIEL

    Character name: Tinderal
    Shard: Zaviel
    Dimension Name: Boondocks

    NA:

    FAEBLIGHT:

    Name: Blythe
    Shard: Faeblight
    Dim Name: FAE-rie Tale Cottage

    Name: Morrganna
    Dimension name: My Dream Log Home
    Shard:Feablight

    Name: Raynastar
    Shard: Faeblight
    Dim Name: TBD


    DEEPWOOD:

    Character Name: Zillaan
    Shard: Deepwood
    Dimension: (To be announced)

    Roadkillpanda (Faragon)
    Server-Deepwood NA
    Key-Karthan Ponds
    Name-Among the Stars

    LAETHYS:

    Character Name: Grynx (Marnth)
    Shard: Laethys
    Dimension: Aunt Fannie's

    Name : Dabasya
    Shard : Laethys
    Dimension name : My dream house

    HAILOL:

    Name: Gothess
    Dim Name: Viking Outpost
    Shard: Hailol
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    So excited!

    And...first with a question lol.

    Rules state: if the item is listed in the store under building modules, it is not permitted for use unless the item was already listed as an exception

    Does this also include not using them as part of a morph? Or..not as they were intended? For example...using a sandstone tile floor shrunken down as a counter top or, a pre-made door shrunken as small kitchen cabinet door? (I'm guessing these would be what you meant by furnishing the house but..wanted to be sure of my options before I discounted anything)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlytheElf View Post
    So excited!

    And...first with a question lol.

    Rules state: if the item is listed in the store under building modules, it is not permitted for use unless the item was already listed as an exception

    Does this also include not using them as part of a morph? Or..not as they were intended? For example...using a sandstone tile floor shrunken down as a counter top or, a pre-made door shrunken as small kitchen cabinet door? (I'm guessing these would be what you meant by furnishing the house but..wanted to be sure of my options before I discounted anything)
    Not even as part of a morph. I've allowed the premade pieces in previous years as part of a morph, but that bit seemed like it caused a lot of confusion, so this year it's just gone entirely to simplify things.
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    Woohoo! Sounds super exciting and I really like the bonus points for transformations. I think it provides a unique challenge in not only full out landscaping but also in balancing item count for outside as well as leaving enough leg room to build an awesome house. I haven't participated in the last two, but hopefully this year I can build something awesome ^.^ Looking forwards to seeing some more epic builds no matter what though
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    Yay! I love this contest series and I'll definitely enter (but that's later since I need to finalize my theme in my head lol). I so wish the dim transformation was in place last year since that was the entire point of my entry back then! But that just gives me a reason to come up with something even better. Thank you for running this one again, it's one of my favorites - and best of luck to all who enter, can't wait to see all the builds!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Feendish View Post
    Not even as part of a morph. I've allowed the premade pieces in previous years as part of a morph, but that bit seemed like it caused a lot of confusion, so this year it's just gone entirely to simplify things.
    Thanks for the swift answer, and clear response! Wow...this will be challenging but OH so much FUN!

    I know exactly what I want to build...I have a name for it ..now, to make it happen!

    Officially entering as..

    Name: Blythe
    Shard: Faeblight
    Dim Name: FAE-rie Tale Cottage

    I got hooked last year with CC2 (being my first build)...you rock Feendish, thanks for challenging us!!
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    Nice one! Very generous always, good luck all and thanks so much for sharing on Rift Community Discord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlytheElf View Post
    Thanks for the swift answer, and clear response! Wow...this will be challenging but OH so much FUN!

    I know exactly what I want to build...I have a name for it ..now, to make it happen!

    Officially entering as..

    Name: Blythe
    Shard: Faeblight
    Dim Name: FAE-rie Tale Cottage

    I got hooked last year with CC2 (being my first build)...you rock Feendish, thanks for challenging us!!
    Thank you for the entry!

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    Character Name: Zillaan
    Shard: Deepwood
    Dimension: (To be announced)

    I havent decided how to name it yet. Will update it when I do - lol
    Thanks again Feendish for running this contest - perfect timing as I literally just began this new house build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zillaan View Post
    Character Name: Zillaan
    Shard: Deepwood
    Dimension: (To be announced)

    I havent decided how to name it yet. Will update it when I do - lol
    Thanks again Feendish for running this contest - perfect timing as I literally just began this new house build.
    Thank you for the entry!
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    Character Name: Grynx (Marnth)
    Shard: Laethys
    Dimension: Aunt Fannie's
    Thank you so much for this contest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marnth View Post
    Character Name: Grynx (Marnth)
    Shard: Laethys
    Dimension: Aunt Fannie's
    Thank you so much for this contest!
    Thank you for the entry!
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    Default woo hoo ...yey!!!

    Sweeeeet!!!! How cool is this contest!! Thank you Feendish!!!

    Name: Coocla (Loveyttsab)
    Dimension name: MEMORY
    Shard: Typhiria

    In memory of my amazing grandma <3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loveyttsab View Post
    Sweeeeet!!!! How cool is this contest!! Thank you Feendish!!!

    Name: Coocla (Loveyttsab)
    Dimension name: MEMORY
    Shard: Typhiria

    In memory of my amazing grandma <3
    Thank you for your entry!
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