1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Have you got what it takes to build a winning city?


    Make sure you keep an eye out for the next competition announcement!

    Points to remember,

    • - Only ten images can be submitted
    • - No collages (multiple images joined to make on image)
    • - Images must be attached and not linked to a 3rd party image host
  3. If you are going to register on XLNation, please make sure you do not use a proxy server.
    If you use a proxy server your registration will most likely get blocked due to spammers and hackers using proxy servers to hide their real IP address.

    If your using your home or work IP address and have not received your registration email, check your spam folder.
    Dismiss Notice

Another Competition?

Discussion in 'Competitions' started by Mr.X², Feb 1, 2018.

Tags:
?

Another City Building Contest?

Poll closed Mar 4, 2018.
  1. Yes please, I will participate

    25 vote(s)
    45.5%
  2. Yes please, but I won't participate

    26 vote(s)
    47.3%
  3. No thanks

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. I don't care

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  1. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Exactly, and most suggestions included hilly maps that would be an even tougher challenge in that short amount of time.
    So one educated choice may be better, Glorious Leader^^
     
    BahadirB likes this.
  2. Kitsunebi

    Kitsunebi Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    325
    Almost missed all the discussion here :confused:

    Well, I will definitely compete in a new contest.. although the timing will be not the best for me personally. I won't be able to use the additional amount of time, but at least, that way I can take part ;)
     
    BahadirB and kipate like this.
  3. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    2,031
    Sneak preview.

    preview.jpg
    Map is all done. I won't say it's name but it's an area in NZ :)

    Two big areas of flatness (may have to use the flat tools to be sure) for large airports. Plenty of harbor options (in game harbors will need the ground dropping a bit to work. Ground height is high enough to dig down. RHM bridges work over water.
    I would of liked the water higher but then there is no way you can dig down without creating un-natural higher areas.
    Trees are in the water as usual with a map made in the old editor. Can't do anything about it. Just go bonkers with the bulldozer.
     
    Clemech4, Mr.X², Kitsunebi and 2 others like this.
  4. Drazicdesign

    Drazicdesign Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    2,388
    At first glance it looks nice! thank you for the time you spent on the realization of this new map. strongly that this new contest begins!
     
    skullz613 likes this.
  5. nicknick

    nicknick Governor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    431
    LOVE the map already and drooling. . .

    :drool:
     
  6. Kitsunebi

    Kitsunebi Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    325
    New Zealand!!! :love: could be Otago Harbor... :whistle:
     
    kipate likes this.
  7. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    2,031
    No, it's way up north. May let you all know soon but the actual map will be only shown at the time of the comp.
     
    Kitsunebi and kipate like this.
  8. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Drazicdesign likes this.
  9. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    2,031
    Ok... I guess I'll say the area now. Bay of Islands. I picked an area that should be good to build on
     
  10. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Oh, yeah, looks like there will be plenty of small peninsulas for secluded mansion districts^^

    You can open the competition this weekend, that one week more surely won't matter :whistle:
     
    Kitsunebi and Drazicdesign like this.
  11. nicknick

    nicknick Governor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    431
    I am waiting. . . i am waiting :ROFLMAO:

    i already checked the area, looks challenging. . . good, good :)
     
  12. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    2,031
    Here's a shot of the area. Should be enough to get imaginations going on what can be done.
    screen02.jpg
     
  13. nicknick

    nicknick Governor

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2014
    Messages:
    205
    Likes Received:
    431
    :drool:
     
    backofthegarden likes this.
  14. Drazicdesign

    Drazicdesign Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2014
    Messages:
    831
    Likes Received:
    2,388
    Perfect, I buy ...(y)
     
    backofthegarden likes this.
  15. Kitsunebi

    Kitsunebi Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2014
    Messages:
    108
    Likes Received:
    325
    Aaaawesome (y):D
     
  16. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    Are you guys sure about opening public threads for the categories?
    @CraCkeR JaCk, I see that a secret vote of just some people may not seem fair, but so far, we have not had any problems with it. It may sometimes be surprising that almost all of the participants got a medal, but it's indeed a random outcome.
    I have to say that I'm afraid of a public choice for two reasons:
    1) when it's a public vote, people may get tired and don't vote for some of the last categories.
    2) educated jurors may sometimes recognize the difficulty of a certain structure and value this higher than just the size. I mean, especially for airports, ports, highway and railway networks, it may be hard for people who never built such structures to decide what may be better.

    @skullz613, I do have one important question: can we have a secret public poll for the overall winners such that the results will still be hidden even after people voted? I would love the surprise :p
     
  17. skullz613

    skullz613 Administrator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2014
    Messages:
    2,002
    Likes Received:
    2,031
    Good idea and will have to see what options there is when setting a poll up.
    @Mr.X² might be more clued up on the options

    EDIT Yes we can do that :) Just had a play with a test poll
     
    Mr.X² and kipate like this.
  18. Mr.X²

    Mr.X² Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,296
    Likes Received:
    1,658
    well that comes a little late :p
    maybe theres a free poll system somewhere on the internet which is able to handle such a system as we need for category voting. if not well stick for the public thread this time. if it does not work well go back to our previous system
     
  19. kipate

    kipate Governor

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,019
    I don't think that it will work. Think about that for each category, people will have to look up all the submitted images once again. No way with more than 5 participants... who wants to look through probably 150 images more than 10 times (as we have more than 10 categories)?
     
  20. Mr.X²

    Mr.X² Moderator
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2014
    Messages:
    1,296
    Likes Received:
    1,658
    then i will decide :p
    :suckers:
     
    Drazicdesign and kipate like this.

Share This Page