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#1

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:52 AM

So my school's student council is cool and we have a video game championship each year. This year's starts in 34 hours. We host multiple games, but one I brought up and that was kind of controversial this year was Minecraft. Mostly everyone was asking "What the heck is Minecraft?" and "How do you compete in Minecraft?". My answer was "It's complicated" or "I don't know yet." So now I need an idea to have 6+ish people compete. Our school computers suck, so each contestant is bringing a laptop. Finding a server is difficult, and the school internet is super slow, so that kill the multiplayer option. But what should I do? I have two possibilities:
1. Creative mode building competition, or
2. Singleplayer Survival competition to reach a defined goal.

The problem with Creative is that judging involves bias, and not everyone likes just building.
So I'm pretty sure I'm doing a singleplayer survival event. Now picking a map is difficult. I gave myself a 90 minute time limit for this. This means someone should win at right around 90 minutes. Also, the map that is played needs to be unknown by all the players, because now they all have no time to prepare, so anyone with prior experience will have an advantage and win. I was thinking Vech's, but that is popular and will only work if he comes out with a map in 24 hours.

So what are your suggestions? A custom made map? A survival based goal of a common seed that everyone gets?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

See if you can find the 404 seed its a good challenge yeah thats what you should do downgrade to 1.7 or 1.8 so the seed genny is all loopy and then do the 404 put it on hard and see who lasts longest and who can get the challenges done

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:56 AM

First, I wanted to say I wish I could play Minecraft at school! xD Anyway, I think you should give everyone the same seed and the first to make a full set of diamond tools and/or armour wins.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 01:59 AM

View PostDjManEX, on 29 November 2011 - 01:56 AM, said:

First, I wanted to say I wish I could play Minecraft at school! xD Anyway, I think you should give everyone the same seed and the first to make a full set of diamond tools and/or armour wins.

This is an after school activity at 6:30. We give out cash prizes. It's just a way for the COD dudes to prove who's better. COD and Madden are the most popular games. We have 7 games running I think.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:00 AM

maybe you could do a best map contest? or a redstone contest

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:02 AM

View Postwinner10, on 29 November 2011 - 02:00 AM, said:

maybe you could do a best map contest? or a redstone contest

I was trying to avoid the judging events as I said above. I would probably be the judge and I'm friends with a few competitors.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:03 AM

well the thing is youd have to judge unless you downgraded all the MC files to 1.8 to get a fair seeds as the seeds right now are a bit weird and still buggy

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:05 AM

View Postwinner10, on 29 November 2011 - 02:03 AM, said:

well the thing is youd have to judge unless you downgraded all the MC files to 1.8 to get a fair seeds as the seeds right now are a bit weird and still buggy

I can just put a map file on a flash drive and put it on each computer. And we are doing a force update to eliminate all mods.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:06 AM

So seeing as you want a non-judgeable event, that leaves things which have a set goal, not open to interpretation. Resource gathering race is mostly luck, and not fun, so that rules that out. Experience race would be pointless. Killing the Enderdragon is a possibility; give each player enough Eyes of Ender to activate the portal, the coordinates of a stronghold (there are ample in the Seeds thread), and see who can do it successfully first.
They can waste as much time as they wish gathering materials, armour, et cetera, but be in on their own head, for others will be doing things faster.

Other than that, I haven't many ideas, as Minecraft is primarily a creative game, and most contests would be judging. Perhaps who can build an underwater base with working melon, wheat, animal and pumpkin farm first?
FOR SCIENCE!!

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:08 AM

View PostCurbiaz, on 29 November 2011 - 02:06 AM, said:

So seeing as you want a non-judgeable event, that leaves things which have a set goal, not open to interpretation. Resource gathering race is mostly luck, and not fun, so that rules that out. Experience race would be pointless. Killing the Enderdragon is a possibility; give each player enough Eyes of Ender to activate the portal, the coordinates of a stronghold (there are ample in the Seeds thread), and see who can do it successfully first.
They can waste as much time as they wish gathering materials, armour, et cetera, but be in on their own head, for others will be doing things faster.

I like giving them the basics and coordinates. That is something I could create, too. This I may do. Thanks.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:09 AM

Competition to beat the Ender Dragon
Pick a Challenge map to beat

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:10 AM

View PostzSpark, on 29 November 2011 - 02:09 AM, said:

Competition to beat the Ender Dragon
Pick a Challenge map to beat

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:16 AM

Does anyone recommend any seeds I could prepare for play?

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:23 AM

You could do a minecraft challenge you can find on the forums. Here is a list: http://www.minecraft...hallenges-list/

If you do one of those challenges you should have a set seed.Other than that you could do what others have been saying and have an ender dragon killing contest.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:25 AM

http://www.minecraft...forum/50-seeds/

Look here for good ones. Many list Stronghold locations too.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:27 AM

I've decided on this one.

http://www.minecraft...sland-seed-100/

It has a nice underground and doesn't encourage much exploring. I want them to mine, not run around.

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:59 AM

That will be great. You should locate the stronghold in it for yourself to see how far it is.
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Posted 29 November 2011 - 03:04 AM

View PostDiontae, on 29 November 2011 - 02:59 AM, said:

That will be great. You should locate the stronghold in it for yourself to see how far it is.

I made my own portal. I could upload the map maybe. I don't want it released early though. :D

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

Here is the map. I don't think anyone of the six signed up will look for it to cheat.

http://www.mediafire...vtkx4bdvn3tkkan

If you play it, post your time of how long it took.