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Posted by Nemo at Apr 5, 2005 5:52:43 AM
[Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
This is a contest using the Yohoho Scene Editor. It is open to everyone.

The Challenge:
  • ]Design an island metropolis that beautifully integrates the man-made and the natural. Basics, Advanced Tips[/list:u:4594af6630]

    Minimum Criteria:
    • ]Setup:
      • ]Name your island in the Scene Name box.
      • ]Place a single port arrow facing out to sea, and name it "port" (no quotes).
      • ]Set your scene type to "outdoor."[/list:u:4594af6630]
      • ]Use at least one of every type of building.
      • ]Walkability. A pirate has to be able to get to all exposed ground tiles. Pirates cannot walk through any objects, or between them if they are placed diagonally.
      • ]No winking. Too many objects piled on top of each other often results in perspective conflicts that make the scene "wink." Choose an object and scrub your cursor over your scene. If any of your objects wink in front and behind each other, you need to remove some. Look to the Winking Wall on Ice for an example of this.
      • ]Good ground tiles. Look at nearly any island in Cobalt and Viridian for good examples, and Yngvild's tip thread for specific advice.
      • ]Naturalism. Make it look like the island could conceivably exist in the real world. This doesn't mean it can't be shaped like something. But it must be a convincingly natural island first.[/list:u:4594af6630]
        Above and Beyond:
        • ]Topography. Make the island look like it has volume. Be careful you don't get too daring and ruin some of the other criteria.
        • ]Explorability. Give me a reason to walk somewhere. A little glade with cords of wood and a cutter's axe; a boat pulled up on the shore with a book and some limes; little vignettes.
        • ]Originality. Without violating other criteria, can you use the materials in an interesting way? Can you do something new that nobody's done? Can you do it better?
        • ]Theme. Can I see a cohesive theme play out through the island? Do all the little vignettes add up to a history of its people? Does it have a visual theme? Stylistic?[/list:u:4594af6630]
          Submission Post the following in this thread:
          • ]The name of the island.
          • ]The name of your pirate.
          • ]A snapshot of your island overview.
          • ]The full XML file of the island.
          • ]A description in 30 words or less.
          • ]Nothing else.[/list:u:4594af6630]
            Prizes:
            • ]Grand Prize:
              • ]Single gold, X article of clothing, your choice.
              • ]Full ship rename, your choice.
              • ]Join the island designers to build the next ocean.[/list:u:4594af6630]
              • ]Runners Up:
                • ]X, gold tricorne
                • ]Join the island designers to build the next ocean.[/list:u:4594af6630][/list:u:4594af6630]
                  Restrictions:
                  Existing island designers are encouraged to enter, but are ineligible for the Grand Prize.

                  Due: end of 4/22, Midnight PST

                  Good luck!
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Posted by Nemo at Apr 5, 2005 8:46:05 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Enter as many times as you like. One win per entrant. Discussion
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Posted by zim_was_here at Apr 11, 2005 11:38:40 PM
Sounds fun
Sounds fun Is there a maxiumum amount of entries?
thanks
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Juliah says, "because you "erect" things.... *giggles*"

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Posted by drc500free at Apr 11, 2005 11:44:20 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Nemo wrote: 
Enter as many times as you like. One win per entrant. Discussion

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-Darvid
sundancer wrote: 
will you please explain to me one more time why it would not be acceptable to blockade us?
Squid wrote: 
Because I shouldn't have to go through all that effort.


Posted by superducky at Apr 12, 2005 10:48:02 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
it wouldnt let me download and run it... it said it was missing somthing... hmmm

Posted by emerson at Apr 12, 2005 11:04:50 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Look here if you are having problems with the software.
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Cleaver shouts, "I lub this island."
Personally I think that TITS are a technique if they are used less than once every three moves. Any more than that, and you're just waving your exploits in their faces. - Flamer

Posted by Buckler at Apr 13, 2005 4:27:07 AM
COOL!!!
Thats soo cool!
Problem #1 its not working on my computer
lol
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IN memory of the loss of a wonderful crew and a flag...
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Posted by emerson at Apr 13, 2005 4:45:02 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
The instructions have been updated to be more readable for folks who don't tend to delve deep into the innards of their computers, so try again.

Also, if you continue to have problems, please follow up to the thread there, because we don't check this forum as much.

Thanks!
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Cleaver shouts, "I lub this island."
Personally I think that TITS are a technique if they are used less than once every three moves. Any more than that, and you're just waving your exploits in their faces. - Flamer

Posted by Snake00 at Apr 15, 2005 1:50:26 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Port Royale
Alt: Benefit


Description Included With The Xml File...

Ye Click Here To Download

Posted by mouflon at Apr 15, 2005 11:28:51 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Asteria
Pirate Name : Mouflon



http://www.foliocity.co.uk/kolonia
Asteria is greek for stars....and my island looks a bit like a star so thought...hey good name...
The initial concept was to create an island that was quite deserted and since alot of the islands i've seen are pack up i thought this would be an nice 'community island...as it contains three squares in it...

hope you like it


Mouflon
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architect in motion

edited: oh: its suppose to be a dead metropolis....if you are wondering how that ties in and offers alot of oppurtunity for development. Also will take other issues into consideration and resubmit...cheers
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Mouflon in Viridian Ocean
Vollo in Sage Ocean
Mouf along over!!! architect in motion!

Posted by emerson at Apr 16, 2005 12:49:02 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
It's a nice island, but remember, this contest is the Island Metropolis contest.

Maybe it's just me, but it doesn't seem inhabited enough to be considered a metropolis (unless you're going by the 1000 BCE definition, where a town of 100 people was huge ;-)

That's why you've noticed that other folks are posting "packed up" islands :-)

Also, remember that
Nemo wrote: 
Use at least one of every type of building.

is one of the rules of the contest. If you find you can't do it without destroying your idea of the island, I might suggest you take the island to the Beat the Champs thread, where any island is acceptable.

Good luck!
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Cleaver shouts, "I lub this island."
Personally I think that TITS are a technique if they are used less than once every three moves. Any more than that, and you're just waving your exploits in their faces. - Flamer

Posted by mouflon at Apr 16, 2005 1:22:29 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Aye...np as you can see this is my first attempt at this...so will take everything into consideration....I was just wondering about the other buildings...that would be all in game buildings so not including lets say construction yard and stuff?
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Mouflon in Viridian Ocean
Vollo in Sage Ocean
Mouf along over!!! architect in motion!

Posted by emerson at Apr 16, 2005 2:33:55 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Correct, so you're looking at about 42 buildings, at least.

Also remember that these islands aren't expected to be put into the game as real islands, so many of the usual island design rules are tossed out. So while your current idea of a "once great city, now in disrepair" is a good one, it's not exactly what Nemo's looking for here. (It's REALLY hard to fit 42 buildings on a game-sized island without it looking really crowded)
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Cleaver shouts, "I lub this island."
Personally I think that TITS are a technique if they are used less than once every three moves. Any more than that, and you're just waving your exploits in their faces. - Flamer

Posted by santrega at Apr 16, 2005 1:50:08 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Tyronis
Pirate: Trega


http://www.geocities.com/cjpadcp/Tyronis.zip

The Inhabitants of this island are strategists and highly skilled in war. They keep their treasures in open view, daring anyone to try and take it.

Posted by mouflon at Apr 16, 2005 8:38:16 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Faraday Island
Pirate: Mouflon


Thats a neat looking island Santrega!

This is my second attempt at an island a bit more controlled but the concept is derived from urban planning of the poor side of town to the rich...The main 'government buildings are losely central surrounded by the rich and famous...then the outcasts to the south who have leached onto the city for protection. Low on minerals it depicts the ideology of the city sucking in resources from adjacent islands.



http://www.foliocity.co.uk/faraday.xml

oh i am going to keep the island Asteria on this link although its not a metropolis but as an artistic expression of the city that once was...:) If i have time i will fill it up with buildings and resubmit it but i rather work on concept 3...very exciting stuff....stay tuned.
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Mouflon in Viridian Ocean
Vollo in Sage Ocean
Mouf along over!!! architect in motion!

Posted by TomiMaam at Apr 16, 2005 11:58:02 PM
Island Editor
I have tried several times to download the editor and keep getting the message that there is a missing component. How do I find out what it is and get it so that I can use the editor?

Thanks Tomi

Posted by sseth at Apr 17, 2005 12:44:41 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
emerson wrote: 
Look here if you are having problems with the software.

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Sseth

Frootloot, my short YPP animation film

Posted by santrega at Apr 17, 2005 12:32:47 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Artanon
Pirate: Trega



http://www.geocities.com/cjpadcp/Artanon.zip

This island is full of Well-Organized pirates who love to fight, as well as party on the beach with their rum and cannons.

Posted by prettypetal at Apr 17, 2005 1:54:30 PM
My first Island
http://www.angelfire.com/art2/barefeet/heartbreak.png

Island Name: Heartbreak
Pirate Name: Riviaira
Description: On the western side the lower class, the southern part is the merchant class, a fort lays at the enterance to the Upper Class in the east.


http://www.angelfire.com/art2/barefeet/heartbreak.xml (Right Click and Save Target As heartbreak.xml )

Thank You
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Riviaira of the Colbalt Ocean
Diplomat of Rum Rats
Princess of Glorious Bounty
Captian of the Destestable Pollack

Posted by Lady_Karlie at Apr 17, 2005 6:47:20 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island Name: Shark Island
Pirate Name: Bronos

This Island is a half jungle half man made with some wildlife thrown in.


Download Here
It shuld work

http://www.freewebs.com/runecollege/shark%20isle%202

Posted by Nemo at Apr 18, 2005 1:33:07 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Again, please note: this is a metropolis contest. Please re-read the rules and be sure you meet the basic criteria.
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Posted by goshawk at Apr 20, 2005 10:06:55 AM
metropolis entry
Island name: Ankh
Pirate name: Shawk



Description: Ankh, a freeport founded by a mysterious piratess who stressed good business over affiliations. Central to several successful trade routes and does brisk business in ship repair/resupply.

http://monki.geemus.com/PuzzlePirates/ankh.xml

Posted by Lady_Karlie at Aug 9, 2005 4:00:00 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island Name : Utopia Isle
Pirate Name : Karlie



Utopia Isle is well known for its herb, sugarcane and hemp farms.
Utopians are peaceful traders but if prevoked will defend their homelands fiercely.

Download Here

http://www.freewebs.com/runecollege/Utopia%20Isle%202

Posted by Lady_Karlie at Apr 20, 2005 5:25:58 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island Name : Isle of the "Dead"

Pirate Name : Bronos



This is a half man, half nature island with a stone wall around in certain spots to protect against enemies if they come. It is based on a deck and has gaps to allow fauna to dwell.

http://www.freewebs.com/runecollege/isle%20of%20the%20dead

Posted by santrega at Apr 20, 2005 9:08:26 PM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Tele Isle
Pirate: Trega



http://www.geocities.com/cjpadcp/Teleisle.zip

Lookin fer some real pirates? Dial 1-800-PIRATES and this island is where your call will go ;-)

Posted by tiefblau at Apr 21, 2005 7:14:00 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Akora
Pirate: Escal



XML file of the island.

An island city built on some rock outcrops with large sandbank. Market road connects symmetrically built, prosperous upper city with port. Not so prosperous lower city sprawling on the sandbank. ;)

Posted by Karsh at Apr 21, 2005 9:14:48 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Boardwalk Island
Pirate: Karsh




A small island with a metropolis based on the large dock extending from it. Home to many shady pirates. (Some extra water in preview deleted with Photoshop.)

XML: http://www.geocities.com/karshwins/boardwalkisland.zip
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Karsh -Hunter-
Captain of the crew The Salty Mouthfuls
King of the flag Pirates of the Blackmast

Posted by zelaph at Apr 21, 2005 10:56:26 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island: Tosten
Pirate: Ellie


A large island with several diffrent districts, each with something diffrent to offer.

XML: Tosten

Posted by prettypetal at Apr 21, 2005 12:43:40 PM
Secoind Island
Island Name: Journey
Pirate Name: Riviaira

Journey from one side of this island to the other and discover all the secrets these pirates hold. From the Palaces, to the lowly homeless pirate shelter near the shipyards.

http://www.angelfire.com/barefeet/art2/journey.png

http://www.angelfire.com/barefeet/art2/journey.xml
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Riviaira of the Colbalt Ocean
Diplomat of Rum Rats
Princess of Glorious Bounty
Captian of the Destestable Pollack

Posted by mouflon at Apr 22, 2005 12:42:09 AM
Re: [Fin] Island Metropolis: Due 4/22
Island Name: Faraday Isle
Pirate Name: Mouflon





http://www.foliocity.co.uk/faradayisle.xml

This is my second attempt at this island after the feedback I got from the other one
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Mouflon in Viridian Ocean
Vollo in Sage Ocean
Mouf along over!!! architect in motion!

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