BEFORE VENTURING INTO THE DISCUSSION ON THIS TOPIC, PLEASE READ THIS POST - Hawkeye
- EXACTLY AS NORMAL: MoC contest first to decide the design of the characters, with a follow-up art contest to create the featured art for BS01
- ART ONLY CONTEST: MoCing portion would be foregone due to Metru build restrictions
- FREE-FOR-ALL: MoCs and Art will exist in the same poll brackets and will compete against each other to determine the best appearance for each character, independent of format; follow-up group Art Contest would be held to depict all the winning designs of the Hagah in the same image and artistic style
Hello everybody! It’s been a while, but WE HAVE RETURNED! As promised, before we begin any official proceedings for the next round of canon contests, we want to open a dialogue with you guys to discuss issues with the proceedings, improvements, and the format the next round of canon contests are going to take. As such, this topic exists for you to air grievances with the prior contests, suggest rule alterations/improvements, and discuss a series of potential options I’m going to present to you. The Hagah are a bit of a special case because of some restrictions placed upon them for the sake of canon compliance, so we’re at a bit of an impasse and would love some feedback.
To that end, we’ve written up a large scale document that we ask you all to read. It contains a full elaboration of the problems with the Hagah, as well as an extensive elaboration on the logic behind the options presented in this poll. To be honest, it’s less of a poll and more a community survey just to gauge general feelings towards these options. You’re free to vote for as many or as few as you like, but one of them will end up being the path we choose. We ask you to please read this document in full and give your feedback in this topic.
If you desperately need a TLDR, I suppose this should suffice:
The Hagah will be Metru builds in order to be canon compliant. What that specifically means is up for interpretation, and we will have to come up with a concrete outline for what that means in order for builders to have an agreed-upon standard, so feedback is appreciated on that front. The only alternative to this is to not have a MoCing contest at all for the Hagah and keep it to artwork only. Our other option is to drive home the notion that what matters is not build OR artistic complexity, but rather making the best interpretation of these Toa characters, independent of format. To do this, one of our ideas is to hold a MoC vs. Art free-for-all to decide the best designs of the Hagah, with a follow-up group art contest to depict the winning designs in the same artistic style to be depicted on BS01.
If you’ll allow me to rehash something from the document, I ask that you all be respectful in your critique and discussion in this topic. Not only towards us, but to each other as well. I know there’s a lot of people with vastly different priorities and personal interests in these contests, and there’s a variety of strong opinions (both positive and negative) on how the last few have gone, but please refrain from being snide, antagonistic, or overly hostile in your discussion. Feel free to criticize us and debate others who don’t agree with you all you want, but do so respectfully and in accordance with board guidelines. If the topic gets too heated or people can’t conduct themselves properly, we’ll unfortunately have to take administrative action. Work with us and work with each other to hash out all these problems ahead of time, and we should be in for a very rewarding set of contests!