Elemental’s 2nd Contest: Design a Quest!

By on January 6, 2011 1:27:09 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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We are excited to announce our 2nd Elemental: War of Magic contest which starts today!  We head great success with the “Design a Spell” contest, so we are taking it to the next step with the “Design a Quest” contest.  If you are familiar with the previous contest, then the premise is basically the same except this time we are looking for user submitted quests.

If you have a cool idea for a quest that you think would be a great addition to Elemental, then come post your quest idea for a chance to win prizes including having your quest included in future builds of Elemental: War of Magic.

http://elementalgame.com/contest

Prizes:

  • First Place: ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 1GB graphics card AND have your quest implemented into Elemental: War of Magic!
  • Second Place: $50 Impulse Gift Card
  • Third Place: $25 Impulse Gift Card
  • Fourth Place: $25 Impulse Gift Card
  • Fifth Place: $25 Impulse Gift Card

Contest begins today, January 6th.  Submissions will end on January 31st and the top 5 will be selected by the Elemental team.  Public voting on the top 5 will begin on February 7th and will run until February 22nd.  Winners announced on February 22nd!

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January 6, 2011 2:21:32 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I am totally winning this contest! 

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January 6, 2011 3:03:40 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quest of the Bridge Keeper.

KEEPER:  Stop!  Who would cross the Bridge of Death must answer me these questions three, 'ere the other side he see.

Sovereign: Ask me the questions, bridge-keeper. I'm not afraid.

KEEPER: What is your name?

Sovereign: My name is Sir Sovereign of Camelot.

KEEPER: What is your quest?

Sovereign: To seek Patch 1.2.

KEEPER: What is your favorite color?

Sovereign: Blue.

KEEPER: Right. Off you go.

Sovereign: Oh, thank you. Thank you very much.


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January 6, 2011 3:56:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

What are the technical constraints on what a quest can be? Most of the quests in-game are pretty limited, (get the quest, go to a place, maybe fight something, win) but presumably we are able to do a bit more than that.

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January 6, 2011 4:19:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

The Sovereign: "So I heard rumours about a quest."

Rat: "Yes. My Clan needs help purging our house that has been infested by humans."

The Sovereign: "Hmmm Human killing, huh? Shouldn't be difficult."

Rat: "Bring me the corpse of one as evidence and we will reward you generously."

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January 6, 2011 5:09:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Lord Xia, you so derserve to win this. That's a great plot

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January 6, 2011 5:25:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I don't know, I read Xia's and it is a good plot, but I worry that a Titan may be too powerful of an entity to actively involve. I don't like nailing down Titan power levels (or Titan personalities/behaviors) in this manner. I would recommend making this character the child of a Titan and a mortal - with the Crone implied to be the mortal parent.

It's a really great plot though, and that is my only concern.

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January 6, 2011 5:25:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I know!  I created a quest were you can either kill or befriend Lord Xia, that pleases everyone!

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January 6, 2011 5:36:04 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Submission submitted.  Fun contest, I'm curious to see what people come up with!

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January 6, 2011 5:37:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Wintersong,
The Sovereign: "So I heard rumours about a quest."

Rat: "Yes. My Clan needs help purging our house that has been infested by humans."

The Sovereign: "Hmmm Human killing, huh? Shouldn't be difficult."

Rat: "Bring me the corpse of one as evidence and we will reward you generously."

 

I want this one.

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January 6, 2011 5:43:41 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sweet, another contest. Any word on complexity? I'd like to throw something unusual in there, but at the same time viable.

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January 6, 2011 5:50:48 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Lord Xia,
I am totally winning this contest! 

False. My quest is totally going to eat your face.

 

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January 6, 2011 5:58:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting TheProgress,

Quoting Lord Xia, reply 1I am totally winning this contest! 
False. My quest is totally going to eat your face.

 

And with that, I will have to get involved and create a Quest that eats both of your faces. LOL!

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January 6, 2011 6:28:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting John_Hughes,



Quoting TheProgress,
reply 11

Quoting Lord Xia, reply 1I am totally winning this contest! 
False. My quest is totally going to eat your face.

 


And with that, I will have to get involved and create a Quest that eats both of your faces. LOL!

Hmm, a cannibalism quest to eat faces...... sounds awesome. Glad I thought of it before anyone else did. I always have the best original ideas.

Sovereign rocks up to a quest hut...

Weirdo Hermit: I see you have teeth and a mouth, and almost certainly a digestive system. I have waited for one such as you for many a Tuesday.

Sovereign: Thanks. I have always prided myself on such unique qualities.

Weirdo Hermit: You must go and find a man with a face. Remember that last part, as it's very important. The man must have a face.

Sovereign (pulls out parchment and quill): ....must have face.

----Several Tuesdays later----

Weirdo Hermit: Ahhh, you have done it! You have brought the man with the face. ....... eat it.

Sovereign: Wha?

Weirdo Hermit: EAT HIS FACE!!!!

Sovereign (proceeds to use his unique qualities to eat the face of the man with a face): [*gulp*] Ahhh. There, I have completed your quest. Now, the reward if you will.

Weirdo Hermit: Quest? Who said anything about a quest?

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January 6, 2011 6:52:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Istari,

Quoting John_Hughes, reply 12


Quoting TheProgress,
reply 11

Quoting Lord Xia, reply 1I am totally winning this contest! 
False. My quest is totally going to eat your face.

 


And with that, I will have to get involved and create a Quest that eats both of your faces. LOL!

Hmm, a cannibalism quest to eat faces...... sounds awesome. Glad I thought of it before anyone else did. I always have the best original ideas.

Sovereign rocks up to a quest hut...

Weirdo Hermit: I see you have teeth and a mouth, and almost certainly a digestive system. I have waited for one such as you for many a Tuesday.

Sovereign: Thanks. I have always prided myself on such unique qualities.

Weirdo Hermit: You must go and find a man with a face. Remember that last part, as it's very important. The man must have a face.

Sovereign (pulls out parchment and quill): ....must have face.

----Several Tuesdays later----

Weirdo Hermit: Ahhh, you have done it! You have brought the man with the face. ....... eat it.

Sovereign: Wha?

Weirdo Hermit: EAT HIS FACE!!!!

Sovereign (proceeds to use his unique qualities to eat the face of the man with a face): [*gulp*] Ahhh. There, I have completed your quest. Now, the reward if you will.

Weirdo Hermit: Quest? Who said anything about a quest?

This is pure gold... You sir have just won the internetz.

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January 6, 2011 7:05:27 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

what about kill AND befriend Lord Xia?

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January 6, 2011 7:11:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ElanaAhova,
what about kill AND befriend Lord Xia?

We don't want to know how you're going to befriend Xia's corpse.

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January 6, 2011 7:19:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting TheProgress,

Quoting ElanaAhova, reply 15what about kill AND befriend Lord Xia?
We don't want to know how you're going to befriend Xia's corpse.
Well, if Titans are like Primordials in Exalted, they would still exist after being killed, albeit less powerful and less sane.

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January 6, 2011 8:29:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I HAVE THE WINNER!!

1) Your trusted friend and powerful wizard, Jonshaferwitz has been kidnapped somewhere in Civfanaticland.

2) You must venture forth into this wasteland. But beware! The legions of fanatics have powerful spells. One false move, and you will fall victim to the hivemind, and be forced to scream in unison,"You ruined my game" for all eternity.

3) Upon freeing the wizard, you gain access to the legendary "Oneunitpertile" spell, which sends the fanatics running, and causes free people everywhere to rejoice.

 

No need to thank me, and I will PM my address for the new vid card. Tootles!

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January 6, 2011 8:31:00 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sorry guys, I just entered my Quest.  Competition over, thanks to everyone who lost.

Haha

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January 6, 2011 9:34:22 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting ElanaAhova,
what about kill AND befriend Lord Xia?

 

Can't you befriend me THEN kill me, I would like to die knowing I have a friend at least!

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January 6, 2011 11:51:44 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

what does it take for quests to show up on the list?

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January 6, 2011 11:58:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting FutileEmotion,
what does it take for quests to show up on the list?

Time.

That and the moderator/webmaster being bothered reviewing and submitting it to the list.

Also, dark rituals.

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January 7, 2011 12:07:00 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I can see it now, "The Quest for the Quest Posting.."

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January 7, 2011 9:52:17 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I feel sorry for the moderators, they're going to have to read through all submissions AND edits we make to the quests. That's a lot of reading compared to the relatively short spell descriptions.

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January 7, 2011 9:58:57 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I really want that graphics card, mine is kinda old.  And I want to feel like a winner, and then Frogboy will have to say something nice to me!

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