[dramatic voice] I challenge thee members of the blockade runner community to build me a ship designed to cripple the systems of a Captial ship.
There will be prizes.[/Dramatic voice]
In other words I intend to host my own competition. However unlike the others I intend to have no limits. It must simply be able to achieve the design goal.Scoring criteria
The ships will be marked out of fourty-five in five seperate areas.
10 marks straight up for how it looks.
10 marks for how effective I feel it would be.
10 marks for the write up. That's right I'm asking for pictures/brd AND fluff.
10 marks for creativity. This is for interesting ways of going about things. For example if I asked for "A ship or ships designed to get materials safely from point A to B in hostile space" someone who builds a large, heavily armed and armoured transport would get less marks than someone who came up with something more creative like a convoy of ships escorted by stealth frigates that ambush any would be ambushers.
5 marks for size. If I feel that you've either gone way over the top with a nine kilometer long ship when really a smaller ship would be much better or if I feel you've just not gone big enough you'll score lower. Whereas if I feel you've gone for a nice balence between size and efficiency you'll get more.
Those are the marking criteria. All marking will be done by me however I will take on the advice from the community and probably look for second opinions from people I know to be harsh critics. Entry conditions:
1) It MUST be a ship of your own creation. Copies will not be counted.
2) You must have at least three pictures.
3) You must provide me with the brd
4) You gotta have a write up on it. What is it? what does it do? what random crap do you have to make it sound even more interesting?
5) You don't mind me storing a copy of each picture and BRD in my private dropbox in order to make life easier for me to keep the first post organized and the archive of previous entries/winners.
You can enter by either posting here with the brd/pictures attatched, via PMing me a download link to the files or by directly emailing me at Fishhunter87@gmail.comTimeframe
You have three weeks from the time of this post (26th august-16th september) in order to complete your build. You must have submitted it by 6PM BST on the 16th of september for it to count.
There will then be a single week in order for the community to comment on the ships and for me to make my mind up. Late entries
Any late entry will not be counted unless you have contacted me directly via PM before the end of submissions and told me why your submission will be late and if possible furnished me with a WiP brd so I can at least get a vague idea on what it will beWinners and prizes
The winner will be announced and contacted via PM at the end of the fourth week.
Prizes will consist of whatever happens to be on hand at the time. Be it random steam games or a pizza delivered to your house. I will try to keep a selection of prizes on offer for any winner but that will depend on circumstances.Other stuff
The reason for this competition is to try and promote more varied types of ships.
I intend to collect the best images/ships submitted and at some point collect them into massive fleet pictures to use to advertise BR. Thus by submitting you agree to let me or someone else plaster them all over the interwebs (the builder of each ship will be posted alongside the images)
The rules can be changed and/or updated without warning. In short
Build me a ship to cripple capital ship systems.
It can be whatever you please as long as it will achieve that goal.
Entries in by the 16th september, winner announced on the 23rd.
There will be prizes.