Dota 2 workshop monthly competition

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Hey guys

the idea of this competition is to create sets for a hero defined by voting in a friendly ambient

that way we can bump items to a hero that is needing it and help each other to get the best of its capabilities

its open for everything possible on the dota workshop, like set items, wards and couriers. It just should follow the voting

there is no prize, is just and excuse to keep everyone motivated =]

the winners on each category will be selected by public pool after the deadline

CATEGORIES (sorry we decided on the post but i forget to change here)

-solo item (dont need to be part of a set)
-set
-newcomer item


RULES

1 - open for teams of any size
2 - open for sets, solo itens, couriers, ward and annoucers!? =]
3 - everyone should keep posting feedback on other works


DEADLINES

voting - at least a day so every timezone could vote on it

final submitions - february 28 (as we are doing it for the first time we will have a little more time, the next ones will be a month for each hero)


the heroes to be voted are the newest added on the workshop

-centaur
-slark
-mirana
-keeper of the light
-lesrac
-lich
-darkseer
-batrider
-shadow demon

the voting for february is here
http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=50fb472ee4b00f8f291e0051

reddit post about it
http://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/16wrxv/the_guys_over_at_polycount_are_starting_up_a/

Winning hero MIRANA

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3d visualizer of the model
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https://sketchfab.com/embed/9lVs96AuFUAjKjwvsMG0Uf7Yy7b
the link is from the site http://planetdota.com/new.html

Concept sheet

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Logo for a fancy presentation
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suggestions from Brandon Reinhart

Wow, that's really awesome. Please keep us at Valve informed so we can help draw attention to the winners, progress threads, etc.
Some advice:
Try to give some attention to heroes that are under-served so far (in terms of amount of content).
The success of sets tracks well with the popularity of the hero. (Although popularity can vary between updates and as Icefrog changes balance.)
Look for heroes that the community seems to have trouble creating content for. Good work can really open up the design landscape and help people think about the dynamic range of potential designs.
Don't forget about single items (instead of full sets). Many of the most popular items in the game are single items. Mounts and weapons make good candidates for this, but it varies by hero.
Mix up these approaches. So maybe one month you do a popular hero and another month you do a hero that has few items.


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POOL RESULT
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FINISHED ENTRIES

Sets

Nightsilver Sentinel by Anuxi

Blessings of the Lunar Dragon by Bronto Thunder

Solo item

MoonLight Observer By beetrootChan and Vlad

SnOwl courier by T_Vidotto

Valron, the frost guardian mount by Paskie

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  • AndrewHelenek
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    If Valve decides to put it in the game, you've technically won. :poly124:

    Is there any rules against working on groups? Or does this have to be a solo thing only? Also, is it limited to just sets? Or can it be anything related to the character? Like wards and couriers? Does it have to be a full set, or if someone didn't have the time, at least contribute one item, like a weapon or armor piece? I have questions!
  • BrontoThunder
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    Here's an idea!

    We start the contest on Monday morning and assuming it's Mirana, since mounts are a bit of a bigger deal, we could make the contest go until the end of Feb? And every competition after that could be at the start of the month.

    Just thinking out loud.

    @Helenek if groups were good enough for the official Dota 2 contest I don't see why we shouldn't allow them :D
  • Tvidotto
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    great questions

    1 - open for teams of any size
    2 - open for sets, solo itens, couriers, ward and annoucers!? =]

    the idea is that we have some fun and bump some items, as we are going to do things for the same hero, even the guys that are starting will get some good informations on other works feedback and will share some info like color pallet and design style

    will be a lot easier to give feedback since everyone on the competition will be working with the same character and we will be working on what the dota comunity wants =]

    im adding a rules section on the first post
  • Lennyagony
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    Here's an idea!

    We start the contest on Monday morning and assuming it's Mirana, since mounts are a bit of a bigger deal, we could make the contest go until the end of Feb? And every competition after that could be at the start of the month.

    +1 for this ^

    And i Really like that this is a pretty casual layed back polycount "civil war" style contest, should be fun. And already over 1000 votes on the poll, nice one reddit!
  • Tahrinya
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    Poll update

    1st-Mirana with 20%

    2nd-Keeper of the Light with 14%

    3rd-Slark with 12%
  • motenai
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    Cool idea, i'll try to make something for this, considering i missed the dota 2 official contest! Btw, if Mirana wins i can guess we'll see tons of rides!
  • Farfarer
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    Sounds fun, but I'm gonna be busy for a good while. If it catches on, I'll jump in when things clear up :)
  • Paskie
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    Hehe, i'll give it a try if i manage to get enough time on my hands, hard for this familyman :)
  • zicoV
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    I'm so up for this. Maybe i can finally get a set beyond making sketches of it :p
  • Goeddy
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    sounds very interesting, i think i´d give it a shot
  • RoqueDemon
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    In my opinion, at the end of each deadline we should have another community poll to decide the winner.
  • Tvidotto
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    RoqueDemon wrote: »
    In my opinion, at the end of each deadline we should have another community poll to decide the winner.

    that is a good idea, adding to the rules
  • Anuxinamoon
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    Damm if its mirana and I'm doing mirana now, does it count!? :p

    Same if its slark and all the people doing slark right now make it count?
  • Tvidotto
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    Damm if its mirana and I'm doing mirana now, does it count!? :p

    Same if its slark and all the people doing slark right now make it count?

    i think that is not a problem Anuxi

    as long as it is in progress should count =]
  • RoqueDemon
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    Tvidotto wrote: »
    i think that is not a problem Anuxi

    as long as it is in progress should count =]

    Agreed. As long as the set is completed by the end of the month then it should count.
  • I-ninja
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    RoqueDemon wrote: »
    Agreed. As long as the set is completed by the end of the month then it should count.

    Knowing Anuxi it will, just make a 2nd set, or a ward or a courier
  • Frump
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    You guys are strange. I've actively avoided competition to maximize the potential of getting my stuff used in-game, not that it's worked out that well. Unfortunately, if you work on heroes without stuff Valve will drag their heels for 5 months and by then a dozen better Crystal Maiden sets will be on the workshop. :(
  • I-ninja
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    Seeing that Mirana is still ahead by 7% I made this for you all

    A concept sheet
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    With room for Mounts and all
  • PoPcorn
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    I'm thinking I might give this month a miss. I've been struggling with a broken computer, I've only just fixed it, and I have an idea for another character that I've been dying to do.
  • Tvidotto
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    I-ninja wrote: »
    Seeing that Mirana is still ahead by 7% I made this for you all

    A concept sheet
    characterstripg.jpg
    With room for Mounts and all

    and room for some jokes and a "brazzers" logo =]

    beeing serious now, nice one ninja
  • Tvidotto
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    guys, what about a newcomer winner? we can choose a winner among the guys that never submited anything to the workshop

    i think its a good motivation to people start creating =]
  • Tahrinya
    Frump wrote: »
    You guys are strange. I've actively avoided competition to maximize the potential of getting my stuff used in-game, not that it's worked out that well. Unfortunately, if you work on heroes without stuff Valve will drag their heels for 5 months and by then a dozen better Crystal Maiden sets will be on the workshop. :(

    I think you're looking at this the wrong way. These polycount monthly contests are to build practice, skill and a sense of community. Everyone may be having the same issues so everyone can help each other. If the contestants are lucky, they might even get their items into the game but with no guarantee.

    The more you practice, the better you get. The better you get, the more chance of your items being accepted ingame.
  • Anuxinamoon
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    It good also because we can see how different artists go about creating for the same hero. It can really help out to see how other tackle the same problem.
    It'll be funnnnnnnn!
  • Tvidotto
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    ok guys, more then 24 hours of voting, can we get accept that result as our final?

    4000 votes with:

    1- Mirana - 21%
    2 - Keeper of the light - 14%
    3 - Slark - 12%

    we need a logo to look more professional =]
  • BrontoThunder
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    How's this?
  • Lennyagony
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    How's this?

    Excellent, you two are organisational kings.

    Do we create fresh threads for our WIP's or just post here?
  • BrontoThunder
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    I figured each month would just be a separate thread and everyone posts their WIPs in this thread, how does that sound?

    Here's what I'm thinking for my mount, going dragon-themed with this one.
    I love Mirana's colour-scheme so much.
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    Also I have a shiny new avatar!
  • Tvidotto
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    How's this?

    hahaha amazing!
  • Tvidotto
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    Lennyagony wrote: »
    Excellent, you two are organisational kings.

    Do we create fresh threads for our WIP's or just post here?

    i like the idea to keep it here, it will be easy to follow everyones update and give feedback
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