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    Craving for the Caves. Winter Term Contest!


    Hi all. This has been a long time coming for me, but I've finally got round to hosting a dimension competition! I’m a sucker for natural structures, so when tree houses was already taken (one of my favourite competitions so far) I had to think of the next best thing... caves?!

    Caves, caverns, grottoes, bunkers, underground rivers or houses, rock overhangs, you name it, it’s all good. Well.. I’m trying to sound inclusive here, but we also have to appreciate that a cave is still essentially a cave!


    Here’s the rule of thumb, create anything that either;

    a) Makes the visitor feel like they’re underground or under a rock overhang, hence the appearance of rocks at some point should be visible, either at the entrance or throughout.

    b) Or create a scene where the cave is an important focus, though doesn’t necessarily have to be built within or be fully accessible, i.e. an archaeologist dig site, the cave might be one of the features.

    c) Or use a dim key that already has a cave like feature, i.e. Dream Hive, Icewatch, Harrow Crypt etc. but be sure to spice it up well to compete with the man-made ones!

    You don’t have to create natural curves either. As long as you can convince the judges it’s a cave or an underground bunker then that’s cool!

    The wow factor should be linked to the cave feature itself and not elsewhere. For example; a beautiful waterfall with a mediocre cave further afield will probably not score brilliantly. But a beautiful waterfall within the cave or covering the cave will! Get the gist?


    Size doesn’t matter (not here anyway):

    Small builds and large builds are welcome. They each have their advantages and disadvantages. Sometimes it’s easier to impress with a small focused build, due to the ability to ensure its clean and immersive, despite its lack of space. Large builds on the other hand can seem epic and adventurous, despite the chance of more imperfections and less detail. We know this is the case and therefore please don’t feel that one is better than the other, we will take these factors into consideration. In other words, no matter the size, we will be impressed!



    So who are the judges?

    - Fwob (Myself) – A wannabe builder, but never succeeded in completing anything :F Hence a better tourist! I’m an enthusiastic and experienced tourer who will find the positives in all builds. Criticism will be limited and will always be constructive.

    - Kitasia – Has always been a core part of the dimension community and I really felt like she did a fantastic job when invited onto the Rift stream. For me she has the right positivity that I was looking for within a judge.

    - Killerloose – I wanted a good friend to help me with judging. I also wanted someone who doesn’t tend to converse with the dim community and therefore is approaching from an outside eye, while still enthusiastic about touring great builds.

    It is possible we’ll be getting a surprise guest judge if all goes to plan! Someone who is a very core part to the dimension community. We’ll just have to wait and see!


    Judging Criteria:

    Technical (Out of 10) - How ‘clean’ is a build. Are there unintended floating objects? Pieces not lining up properly? Flicker? Objects clashing causing breaks in immersion? Were there some really technical morphs in the build?
    Creativity (Out of 10) - Originality, jaw dropping factor, does it make me piddle my pants?
    Aesthetic (Out of 10) - Flow of a dimension, immersion, theme, is it too cluttered? Do the judges get what you were trying to achieve with this build?

    Any draws will result in further discussion/voting to decide on a position.



    Rewards

    Don’t worry, I come bearing gifts! Rewards have been funded by myself. Unfortunately Gamigo did not want to sponsor, as they were concerned about potential bias of player driven competitions :/

    I wanted to make sure I gave 1st prize something substantial, that serves as a reminder of the good old days even if Rift itself moves on, hence I thought the comics made for Rift would be a nice addition here.

    1st Prize
    5 Rex
    Celestial Bundle of Dye Buckets
    Telara Chronicles, all 5 editions! (sent via. post)
    A whole island named after you in Rift 2023*

    2nd Prize
    3 Rex
    Celestial Bundle of Dye Buckets

    3rd Prize
    2 Rex
    Celestial Bundle of Dye Buckets


    We’ll also have a judges choice award, which cannot be any of the top 3. These will receive 1 Rex each.


    BONUS: If anyone would like to enter an old build based around this theme, please let me know and I’ll enter you into a separate category with the chance to win 1 Rex.



    That annoying small print (Terms & Conditions):

    - New builds only (but see bonus above)
    - Previous dim keys are accepted, as long as it’s re-flushed
    - Open to all servers from EU and NA
    - One entry per person
    - Will allow multiplayer builds, but the prizes will go to the player who submitted
    - Guild dimensions allowed
    - Close build until contest viewings (allowed to open from February 26th onwards)
    - Can invite people to visit and give tips, but judges cannot see progress
    - Builds will be disqualified if not open by February 28th.
    - Judging to take place on February 29th & March 1st.
    - Stream will take place through first viewings (February 29th), then judges will view entries again for further analysis. This will be in the evening for EU and the morning for Americans. Further details given closer to date.
    - If the dates turn out to be unsuitable for the judges or stream guests, then I hold the right to delay the end time.

    * We can not guarantee the arrival of Rift 2023, and therefore you will just have to imagine the possibility of having this island named after you XD



    Entries:

    Please enter via the following template:

    In game name: ____________
    Dimension name: ______________
    Server: _____________
    Favourite pasta shape: _____________ (this serves no purpose, just don’t choose the wrong one)

    Thanks! Much Love, Fwob.


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    Entries:

    Ordered alphabetically by region, server and player

    EU

    Brutwacht

    In game name: LiLeToGirl
    Dimension name: LiLe´s Unterwasser-Höhle
    Favourite pasta shape: Tortellini

    Typhiria

    In game name: Caduto
    Dimension name: Caduto's Cavern
    Favourite pasta shape: Rigatoni

    In game name: DarkDominion
    Dimension name: How on earth did that get there?
    Favourite pasta shape: Star shape ;)

    In game name: Endoval
    Dimension name: Tomb Of Hoxacal
    Favourite pasta shape: Lazani (Lasagna?!)

    In game name: Moanna
    Dimension name: Fantastic Beasts and wtft (Lovey)
    Favourite pasta shape: Papadelle


    NA

    Deepwood

    In game name: Cheychey
    Dimension name: Twisting Hollow
    Favorite pasta shape: Wagon Wheels

    In game name: Lurellen (Maybella)
    Dimension name: To Be Confirmed
    Favourite pasta shape: Rotini

    In Game name: Rgi
    Dimension Name: Moonshade Smuggler's Town
    Favorite pasta shape: None, prefers to stay woke

    In game name: Tiktaalik
    Dimension name: Heaven to Hell
    Favourite pasta shape: taco (haha) Ziti!

    In game name: Valborgaa
    Dimension name: Fairytail
    Favourite: Campanelle

    Faeblight

    In game name: Glacia (Vieye alt)
    Dimension name: To Be Confirmed
    Favourite pasta shape: Broad Noodle (hmmm)

    In game name: Quna
    Dimension name: TBD
    Favourite pasta shape: Orzo

    In game name: Vasgama
    Dimension name: Kuula's Demise
    Favourite pasta shape: Mafaldine

    In game name: Zemia
    Dimension name: Olympus Mons
    Favourite pasta shape: bowtie

    Greybriar

    In game name: Jaedor
    Dimension name: Under the Blue Mountains (WIP Name)
    Favourite pasta shape: Penne (I like what you did there)

    Hailol

    Game Name: Roslies
    Dimension Name: Visiting Friends
    Pasta Shape: Twists

    Laethys

    In game name: Melaren
    Dimension name: The Way To Xibalba
    Favourite pasta shape: Mandala




    Bonus Category (pre-existing builds):

    EU

    Bloodiron

    Owner: Chrystiel
    Dimension name: Hoarder of Stories
    Favourite Pasta Shape: DIDN'T GIVE ONE??!!

    Brutwacht

    Owner: Luisa
    Dim Name: Kill it with fire! (Alli)
    Favourite Pasta shape: Spaghetti

    In game name: Xaphiria
    Dimension name: Moria (by chulia)
    Favourite pasta shape: Lasagne

    NA

    Deepwood

    In game name: Cheychey
    Dimension name: Hidden Escape
    Favorite pasta shape: wagon wheels

    Faeblight

    In game name: One Cat Short of Crazy (Guild Dimension by Cattrianna)
    Dimension name: The Crucible Pt 1: Exodus
    Favourite pasta shape: Gnocchi (not a pasta)

    In game name: Prescott
    Dimension name: Polygen Labs
    Favourite pasta shape: Orecchiette

    Greybriar

    In game name: Anaemeah
    Dimension name: Fairie Garden Glen(Nae)
    Favourite pasta shape: Fettucine

    In game name: Jaedor
    Dimension name: Lost Cavern
    Favourite pasta shape: Penne

    In game name: Whirlygirl
    Dimension name: Chicken Little's Nightmare
    Favourite pasta shape: Macaroni

    Hailol

    Game Name: Roslies
    Dimension Name: Plushie Manufacturing Plant No. 5
    Pasta Shape: Twists
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    Q&A Updates


    Q: Can you enter for both the main competition and the old build category?

    A: Of course! The old build category is more of a celebration of older builds that would fit nicely into this category, but due to possible complications, I didn't want to include these in the main submissions. We will also see these on stream! Maybe a day or 2 earlier? You don't need to lock existing builds.


    Q: How late can I submit?

    A: There's no official submission date, as long as you can get it submitted a day before judging. I can't see an issue with that!
    Last edited by Refuge; 12-08-2019 at 05:28 AM.
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    Default Thanks for running a contest!

    In the pre-existing build (bonus) category:

    In game name: Jaedor
    Dimension name: Lost Cavern
    Server: Greybriar
    Favourite pasta shape: Penne

    (Built mid-2019)
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    So excited, thanks for running this! Saving a spot in case I can finish on time, and to remind myself, and to bump the thread because yay caves!

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    Cheers both, will update soon.
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    Super excited can not wait to see them all.

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    In game name: Zemia
    Dimension name: Olympus Mons
    Server:Faeblight
    Favourite pasta shape: bowtie
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    Default Dimensions for Contests :)

    I would love to enter my dimension that I recently finished and opened if I am allowed to the pre-existing builds comp.

    In game name: Cheychey
    Dimension name: Hidden Escape
    Server: Deepwood
    Favorite pasta shape: wagon wheels


    I would also like to enter my new dimension into the new builds competition.

    In game name: Cheychey
    Dimension name: Twisting Hollow
    Server: Deepwood
    Favorite pasta shape: Wagon Wheels

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    Thanks all! Keep them coming! Great pasta choices too
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    I'd like to submit an old build into this contest for the 1 Rex:

    In game name: Whirlygirl@Greybriar
    Dimension name: Chicken Little's Nightmare
    Server: Greybriar
    Favourite pasta shape: Macaroni

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    Thanks!

    /10char
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    Wount do their own regular events, streams or anything...

    Wount support player driven events...

    Welcome to Rift, a game Gamigo has a special spot in their hearts! Classic!

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    Default Pre-Existing Build Submission...

    Another contest, this time with better prizes and interaction potential? I'm in!

    I'd like to submit a pre- existing dimension. (I'll be making a new dimension entry later)
    In game name: One Cat Short of Crazy (Guild Dimension by Cattrianna)
    Dimension name: The Crucible Pt 1: Exodus
    Server: Faeblight
    Favourite pasta shape: Ziti (Cuz I've heard somewhere that Gnocchi is a spud)

    (Dimension built and release in February 2019)
    Last edited by Catriana; 12-08-2019 at 03:05 PM.


    Dimensions by CATT - Faeblight: "Underdwell of Val Argonax" by Cattrianna, "Elemental Wanderings" by Cattrianna, "The Crucible Pt1: Exodus" by One Cat Short of Crazy, "Three Sisters Water Temple" by Fancyfeast / Greybriar: "Inferno's Respite" by Catastrophie

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    Old dim category entry:

    Owner: Luisa
    Dim Name: Kill it with fire! (Alli)
    Shard: Brutwacht
    Favorite Pasta shape: Spaghetti

    A quite old one from Feb 2016, according to my screenshots The only cave I ever made if you don't count Tartaros ;) It was hard to build due to a certain phobia, but I got through it 15 minutes at a time ;)

    IF I enter a new build, I'll do so later
    Dimensions on Brutwacht by Alliandre, Luisa, Alliendre, Kattima, Samrahia, Jaodya, Maegwynn, Guild "Stadtwache", Guild "Mules", Guild "Schlumpftastisch", several Collabs with different people - NEW: "The Headless Horseman" by Maegwynn, "Monkey Island 2", Collab on Chuliana

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