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OFPEC The Editing Center => General Announcements => Topic started by: savedbygrace on 01 Jul 2011, 04:23:37

Title: MEC 2011
Post by: savedbygrace on 01 Jul 2011, 04:23:37
Yes, that's right folks: OFPEC The Editing Center in cooperation with Bohemia Interactive Studios is officially announcing its next Mission Editing Competition! This contest will challenge editors to focus their skills on creating a fully immersive mission that draws the player in and leaves them thirsting for more.

The Rules

The Deadline
The competition begins today, 1st July 2011, 00:00 GMT with a deadline of 1st September 2011, 00:00 GMT. Entries submitted after this time will not be accepted.

The Judging
The entries will be judged by a panel of four anonymous Community members. The categories entries will be judged on are as follows:

All entries that are found complete and free of bugs will be uploaded to OFPEC's Mission Depot Archives to stand alongside the greats from the past.

The Prizes
You'll be competing for prizes provided to us by Bohemia Interactive Studios.

1st Place
Arma2 : Reinforcements and an Arma2 backpack

2nd Place
Arma2:OA tshirt, Arma2 wallet and a Takistan or Chernarus map

3rd Place
Arma2:OA tshirt and a Takistan or Chernarus map

Entry Submission
Judging will not begin until September 2nd, 2011 after all entries are in. We encourage you to ensure that your mission is well tested for errors or flaws which could potentially affect your score. If you are certain that your mission has been thoroughly tested BUT NEVER RELEASED PUBLICLY BEFORE JUNE 30th, 2011 in any beta form and meets all contest requisites you may send a link for download via Private message to either mathias_eichinger (http://www.ofpec.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=12640) or savedbygrace (http://www.ofpec.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9837). We will accept your mission as a final version only and you will not be able to submit an update. So please triple check your efforts before submission.
If you are unsure of how to upload your mission for download, visit a file host such as GameFront.com (http://www.gamefront.com/) and sign up for a free membership. You will then be allowed to upload your mission for others to download. Once you have a link, simply paste that link in a private message to one of the admins above.

The Drawline
There has been cause for concern regarding our drawing line of acceptable missions. We at OFPEC know well, the time it takes to invest into a proper mission so you're not alone in your feelings. It's a very difficult decision because we agree with much of what has been stated but we have to draw a line somewhere. If we were to allow missions from any time frame, then folks would be digging up their old missions as entries. The purpose of this contest it to not only show the community what a complete mission package should look like but to also generate more of those missions for future example and enjoyment. Aside from that, you could look at this contest as just that...a contest to test the experience that you've gained as an editor to see just what you CAN release in 60 days time. So in answer to this concern, we must adhere to the current rule.

This thread should be used to discuss any subject matter related to the competition.

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MEC 2011 Participation in Order of Ranking

All entries were judged based on their condition at the time of deadline.

Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: fleepee on 02 Jul 2011, 23:24:40
Good idea!
 :good:
But the only question I have is why restricting competition to single player missions only?  ???
(perhaps the answer is why do I only edit coop missions?!)
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Zipper5 on 02 Jul 2011, 23:30:36
SP missions are easier to organizing testing for. :)
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Denz on 03 Jul 2011, 00:03:17
You can still enter a coop/MP mission just make sure it's equally playable in SP.
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Jedra on 03 Jul 2011, 14:29:55
Hi,

Can this be a SP Campaign?

Regards
Jedra
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: savedbygrace on 03 Jul 2011, 19:08:36
Negative. It must be a single mission.
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Wolfrug on 03 Jul 2011, 19:31:36
Hi,

Can this be a SP Campaign?

Regards
Jedra

Besides, with a campaign you won't have time to focus on one single quality experience as opposed to several. A quality mission made in just 3 months is hard enough - a campaign is pretty unimaginable!

Wolfrug out.
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Mopar on 04 Jul 2011, 02:12:34
I have a mission to submit for MEC, what link to i email it to....

Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: savedbygrace on 04 Jul 2011, 07:25:56
Judging will not begin until September 2nd, 2011 after all entries are in. We encourage you to ensure that your mission is well tested for errors or flaws which could potentially affect your score. If you are certain that your mission has been thoroughly tested BUT NEVER RELEASED PUBLICLY BEFORE JUNE 30th, 2011 in any beta form and meets all contest requisites you may send a link for download via Private message to either mathias_eichinger (http://www.ofpec.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=12640) or myself (http://www.ofpec.com/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9837). We will accept your mission as a final version only and you will not be able to submit an update. So please triple check your efforts before submission.
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Jedra on 05 Jul 2011, 20:57:10
Hi,

Can this be a SP Campaign?

Regards
Jedra

Besides, with a campaign you won't have time to focus on one single quality experience as opposed to several. A quality mission made in just 3 months is hard enough - a campaign is pretty unimaginable!

Wolfrug out.

Fair enough!  I have a campaign I am working on that would probably be ready in time - that's why I asked.  Plan B then!

Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Ext3rmin4tor on 19 Jul 2011, 20:29:48
According to the rules:

Quote
The entry must be constructed from any of the the Arma 2 titles

but has the mission to be compatible with any of ArmA 2 versions, that is, ArmA 2 vanilla, Operation Arrowhead, or Combined Ops, or can be restritected to Combined Ops only (if I use contents from both the games then Combined Ops will be required)?
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Wolfrug on 20 Jul 2011, 13:11:36
Whichever: all the judges have Arma 2: CO, so we'll be able to play it if it's A2-only, OA-only or CO. Personally, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't go CO: that's the "standard" of A2 mission/addon making these days anyway (a bit like OFP:R became the standard for OFP, despite OFP:R being an expansion). :)

Wolfrug out.
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: maxjoiner on 23 Jul 2011, 14:20:08
Hi all, I'm new in this forum but not in ArmA's world.
I have a doubt , after sending my mission for MEC to mathias_eichinger or savedbygrace can I publish it on other ArmA site?  ???
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: savedbygrace on 23 Jul 2011, 16:02:12
Yes.
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Ext3rmin4tor on 31 Jul 2011, 11:37:24
Whichever: all the judges have Arma 2: CO, so we'll be able to play it if it's A2-only, OA-only or CO. Personally, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't go CO: that's the "standard" of A2 mission/addon making these days anyway (a bit like OFP:R became the standard for OFP, despite OFP:R being an expansion). :)

Wolfrug out.

I am doing it for CO, I just wanted to be sure it is acceptable, I wouldn't like to throw away 1 month of work
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: Clayman on 26 Aug 2011, 01:13:36
I have two questions:

1. Can the mission be packed as an addon, similar to the original missions.pbo? I had made some small config tweaks for editing reasons, and I think it would be easier to have an "all-in-one" solution. Or is it better to have separate "mission" and "addon" .pbo's?

2. I think in the last mission editing competition, the missions had to be "anonymous" with the only reference to the author being the readme. How is this handled this time? The rules don't say anything about this, so can the mission itself contain any kind of info about the creator, like credits in intro / outro, tag'd .pbo name etc.?
Title: Re: MEC 2011
Post by: savedbygrace on 26 Aug 2011, 22:58:00
The mission must be it's own pbo, no addons included.

Please make sure you are granted permission to change addon configs, giving credit where due. Otherwise, your submission will not qualify.

We are confident that the judging will be based on the final results and not your name. However, human preferences will always factor in to some degree.

Good luck!
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