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MTC June 2013 - Dual Drive - RESULTS ON PAGE 3!
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MTC June 2013 - Dual Drive - RESULTS ON PAGE 3! 01 June 2013 17:59:24  
Welcome to the ManiaExchange Monthly Track Contest (MTC), June 2013, hosted by MX. I will be your host for this month;)

In the MTC, your task is to build a track on a given theme (see below). Later on, all of the entered tracks will be rated by our judges and a winner will be found.

The Details

Let's have a look at the details of the contest:

Theme of the Month: Dual Drive: Build a track with author time not more than 90 seconds in which the player's car touches at least 10 tiles in a "duality" manner (explanation following). "Duality" means that you first touch the block in one way (say - you drive on a concrete tile), and then, later, touch it in a different way (such as you drive through the tunnel INSIDE the concrete tile). There must be at least 10 tiles used in this way. More explanation follows below.


Driving on a wallride and then later driving normally on top of the wallride is considered a "duality manner" as well,

Deadline: Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 23:59:59 Pacific Time.

Prize:

:gold: Honour and the right to brag! (Jozii used to say that :p)
:gold: Top 3 tracks will be featured in the News section, getting extra spotlight.

The rules:

:build: You can build in Stadium or Canyon!

:build: Explicitly, driving through the same road or block in opposite direction is NOT "duality manner". There must be a clear distinction between the two surfaces that you drive on or through -- but if you would manage to drive on two different sides of a FENCE, then it would count. Similarly, driving through the same block twice in the same direction also doesn't count unless there is a visible separation (fence or other barrier).

:build: Good examples include:

  • going through a tunnel and in another time driving on the top of the concrete block,
  • doing a wallride and in another time driving on top of the blocks
  • doing a loop and in another time driving on top of the loop block
  • driving on the lower loop segment and at another time driving on the rear section of that same block (there's a driveable area behind the loop :-) )


:build: In case of wallrides, since they typically need more than just 1 tile level to work, every vertical column of the wallride counts as a duality tile, if you before or later also drive on its top.

:build: Blockmixing is allowed, however there will be a 2 point "fee" deducted from the DESIGN category if your track uses blockmixing. Please state clearly in your track description that your track is blockmixed. Also: If your track REQUIRES Unlimiter to be installed on player's computer, it will be rejected!
:build: Attention! If your map uses some sort of custom object / custom block, it is your responsibility to make absolutely sure it works "as is" after downloading the map file. Judges are not required to download anything else besides the track file (in fact, they get all the tracks in one package -- if anything is missing, too bad!).

:build: Include the sequence of letters "MTC" somewhere in the track name so that it can be easily discovered on mania-exchange.com.

:build: The track must have been uploaded to the exchange before June 24th 2013 00:00 Pacific Time.

Important: To enter a track, simply upload it and post a link to your submission in this thread.

Theme suggestion
The theme was proposed by one of the participants.

The Judging System (Attention! Change in point limits!):

Confirmed judges:
volunteers welcome!

A number of judges will rate the tracks on the following topics:

:award: Design – Layout, respawnability of checkpoints, learning curve, scenery, the general "feel" of the track. -2 if you use blockmixing. Max 15 points/judge
- I am adding "Learning curve" to this section: Ideally, a player who never raced the track should be able to get further and further in your track with each try, or become better and better with each run. Try to avoid building sections which are show-stoppers for less skilled players.
- As a general rule of thumb, the faster a player goes through the track, the harder it should get, not the other way round.

:award: Creativity – The creativity of the track itself and especially the "duality tiles". This is where the THEME is judged. Max. 15 points/judge

:award: Fun Factor – Sometimes a track can be poor in every way, but still extremely fun to drive. Depending on how fun the judges find your track, a few extra points can be given. Max 10 points/judge

Regarding the final results, the lowest and highest score of each track will be deleted and the average of the "medium scores" decides - if the number of judges is at least 5.

We need reliable and committed judges, so if you want to volunteer as a judge, please send a PM to Alcator!

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask away :d

Last edited by Alcator, 09 September 2013 18:34:43
Moped Racer
Location: SK
01 June 2013 21:18:16  
are these allowed:?

http://i.imgur.com/ZBiAhy0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Bz1Om1X.jpg

Also; is I drive above 2 tunnel pieces placed next to each other, does that count as 1 or 2 duals?

Interesting theme.
Last edited by adder, 01 June 2013 21:18:43
Quad Bike Racer
Location: BE
01 June 2013 21:20:48  
adder says:
are these allowed:?

http://i.imgur.com/ZBiAhy0.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Bz1Om1X.jpg

Also; is I drive above 2 tunnel pieces placed next to each other, does that count as 1 or 2 duals?

Interesting theme.


Both are OK.

Multiple connected tiles of the same type count as multiple tiles, but of course the "creativity" score may be reduced if it's "too simple". I would recommend not to do 10x tunnel tile in a row :-)
Moped Racer
Location: SK
02 June 2013 00:24:02  
Just a while ago I tried building a track in which EVERY block was reused, some in the way of this theme, just to see if it was possible.

I failed... But I got it down to about 1-2 blocks.

Anyway, would using the platform start block as a ramp count? Technically it's only driving it backwards, but an entirely different effect is gained.
The Seventy Fifth District
Location: US
02 June 2013 11:58:53  
cxom says:

Anyway, would using the platform start block as a ramp count? Technically it's only driving it backwards, but an entirely different effect is gained.


Yes, BUT there must be some other tile driven BETWEEN the two moments. You need to revisit the tile to count as "duality". Example: You take off from the start forward, drive through some section of the track (even if only 1 tile), then return and get to the sloped section and drive on it (there must be contact). Merely going back and falling on the slope will not count.
Moped Racer
Location: SK
10 June 2013 14:27:30  
I have to say. This MTC it is hard to build a good map ... :@
Last edited by haenry, 10 June 2013 14:37:48
gado is a
Location: DE
10 June 2013 16:45:14  
haenry says:
I have to say. This MTC it is hard to build a good map ... :@


How come? It should be fairly easy, there are no drastic requirements like "it has to be every 2 seconds" or some such...

Moped Racer
Location: SK
10 June 2013 18:35:47  
I have two combinations and 30sec already... I'll see what I can do, but if you want to keep the flow well and the map good, it will be hard to achieve that in under 90sec:p
gado is a
Location: DE
12 June 2013 18:03:25  
Finally finished the route :d

its FS and about 86 secs long :p
Learner Driver
Location: DE
15 June 2013 20:50:00  
Im not entirely sure if this would be a rather trivial question to answer, but lets say, a block takes up two tiles (that is driven on in two different ways), does that count as 2 duality tiles or just one because it is a single block covering that space?
Quad Bike Racer
Location: GB
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