The Beast - A Character Art Contest

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  • Macrow
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    3pi said:
    ...Most of the people are quite efficient in ideas and technical skill, but not so in time management.

    So many of the folks realize time frame only when a deadline becomes tight...
    Then comes frustration, and where is frustration, there is hurry. Where is hurry there is a mess. :)
    Yes, but that's the whole challenge: Can you get it done with a time constraint?

    The purpose of a deadline is to challenge how well one has learned (or will learn) time management--how well they used the time to deliver a good result.

    If someone couldn't figure out how to manage their free time well with a deadline that's two-and-a-half months long, why should they be rewarded with extra time?

    If someone's meeting the tightness of the deadline, and meets frustration, and are hurrying, that's all part of the learning experience.  Maybe they'll plan better next time, or adapt to pressure.

    I know the spirit here is fun in seeing the best results people can create, but it's still a competition, with some serious work invested and serious prizes on the line.

    On principle, I'd hope they keep the original deadline, and let people's chips fall where they may.  The deadline was already generous enough.
  • BhushanArekar
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    Agreed with NAZEDO and MACROW.
  • biotron
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    I sort of agree with the reasons for not extending the deadline, even if that doesn't benefit me, yet, even in the "real" world, deadlines get extended all the time. Blizzard is a good example of this. They'd rather get it right than deliver on schedule.

    But I understand those who don't want to extend it. That's fair.
  • Macrow
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    True, deadlines do get extended at work environments sometimes.

    Though, with your example, if Blizzard does it, they want to get it right because doing so affects their sales.  It's in their best interest to delay a deadline.

    This situation, however, was an open challenge set to see who will best rise to the challenge.  Extending the contest only benefits those who failed to meet it, and undermines the effort of those who sacrificed more time and effort to rightly meet it.
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    biotron said:
    I sort of agree with the reasons for not extending the deadline, even if that doesn't benefit me, yet, even in the "real" world, deadlines get extended all the time. Blizzard is a good example of this. They'd rather get it right than deliver on schedule.

    But I understand those who don't want to extend it. That's fair.
    That's a business, completely different scenario, in a business everyone is working together towards delivering a good product.

    This is a competition, in a competition no one is working together. Extending a deadline would only benefit those who didn't manage their time, instead of those who did what they were supposed to do in the first place.
  • 3pi
    @Macrow @Endritv Do you guys even work on this challenge or just chat?
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  • Pixelgorilla
    I can only speak for myself, but I don't do these contests for the prizes. I see it as an opportunity to push my abilities and hopefully gain knowledge and experience in the process. So from my point of view, in the spirit of artistic solidarity, I don't see any negative connotation in someone getting their project completed and submitted due to a deadline extension that they would have otherwise missed. Not everyone who (potentially) misses the deadline does so out of poor time management (everyone has a different situation, personally and professionally). There are some, but I don't think it's accurate (or fair) to lump everyone who can't make the deadline into that group. In the spirit of friendly competition, I'd be happy to see the deadline extended. People are doing some mind blowing work here, I'd like anyone who is able, to get their chance to get their project in to the judges.
  • MM
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    thanks for the extension.

    i might have a chance to finish now. it isnt that i didnt manage my time well it is just that i actually started very very late because i been too busy and barely worked on my entry so far. i think i worked a total of 7-8 calendar days so far(spread around couple months) on my entry with around 3-5 hours each of those days.

    all that being said i might actually finish within deadline if i do some hardcore crunch/rush work.

    considering that, it can also be called unfair for people like us because people who did finish will have even more time to polish and add more details. there is always room for polish and improvement in any work.
  • Endritv
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    3pi said:
    @Macrow @Endritv Do you guys even work on this challenge or just chat?
    Apparently you are the one who is just chatting instead of working since you want an extension of the deadline bud. I don't have to be in the competition to give my opinion. You really don't seem to understand that's it not about the quality of the contest, it's about who put the most effort into it, and respected the rules.
  • Sandy
    oho....very discouraging news for me  i was take leave from office three days for finishing my entry and last week days i really work hard day and night only for meet the deadline also i almost  near to close finish ...really i feel very discouraging . but i think its  good for all who's need more more time ..
    also good for who's one near to finish i think its a good chance for improvement much more ...best of luck all ....
  • Macrow
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    3pi said:
    @Macrow @Endritv Do you guys even work on this challenge or just chat?
    Why?  Any answer to your question doesn't refute the validity of the point.

    To answer it, no, I didn't work in this challenge.  I surely meant to, but with my busy schedule, I simply lost track of time.

    I could be one to push for an extension, but I've accepted it, knowing that if I had joined, i would want the same respect.

    But hey, whatever.  It's done now.


    Pixelgorilla said:
    I can only speak for myself, but I don't do these contests for the prizes. I see it as an opportunity to push my abilities and hopefully gain knowledge and experience in the process. So from my point of view, in the spirit of artistic solidarity, I don't see any negative connotation in someone getting their project completed and submitted due to a deadline extension that they would have otherwise missed... etc.

    Good for you, man.  But you're not everyone here.

    While there's no guarantee of one's victory, I'm very sure some here seriously pushed themselves a large part due to the incentive of the prizes.  Maybe someone truly needs those prizes to help their career.  There's nothing wrong with vying for an incentive.

    You might just take this as a learning experience, but honestly, who doesn't?  We all do, from the entrants to the spectators.  Love and learning is standard.   For some others, this is something more--a great opportunity.

    If some people had work schedule and family lives, who doesn't?  We all do.  But hey, wasn't that's the challenge?  Wasn't that the very hurdle itself?  Some folks gave up more and did more than others just to clear it.

    But it's over now.  Que sera, sera.
  • Macrow
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    Sandy said:
    oho....very discouraging news for me  i was take leave from office three days for finishing my entry and last week days i really work hard day and night only for meet the deadline also i almost  near to close finish ...really i feel very discouraging .

     Case in point, folks.  Some folks have made some real sacrifices to meet that deadline.  To push it back now just undermines whatever they sacrificed to do it.  I just hope this extension doesn't hurt their chances at victory.
  • 3pi
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    Sandy said:
    oho....very discouraging news for me  i was take leave from office three days for finishing my entry and last week days i really work hard day and night only for meet the deadline also i almost  near to close finish ...really i feel very discouraging .

     Case in point, folks.  Some folks have made some real sacrifices to meet that deadline.  To push it back now just undermines whatever they sacrificed to do it.  I just hope this extension doesn't hurt their chances at victory.
    I think that extension will dramatically hurt their chances :) well, if many new people show up, it will be tough... But hey, their "sacrifice" is not sacrifice...They haven't donated heart or kidneys. They too have more time to improve so i don't see any problem..On the contrary, they are one step ahead!!
  • MM
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  • tungerz
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    Props to all the entries :)

    Stunning works

    Congrats to the winners (ô¿ô)

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