Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Ness-Wednesday » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:09 pm

Yeah, I feel it would be better if the first rule generally stated to keep the player at 1hp excluding mounts. There are ways to "powerup" the player without giving them any health boost. Is the glance of a single super mushroom going to get the creator disqualified?

There's a portion of the wording that feels somewhat sensical, but also a portion that needs a bit more clarification. Specifically: What items are allowed without breaking the rules, besides "No powerups, but mounts are still allowed?"

It only seems like mounts and starman are available when there are other items that can fit in the line (such as the items from Enjl's post like P-Balloon and Mini Mushroom).
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Cedur » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:29 am

again, I have zero idea how there's a P-balloon and mini-mushroom in the game. Probably some scripted NPC pack?

Also that part of "mounts are allowed" happened in a rush while Eclipsed was also absent. I mean you all get the gist of "no powerups" so I'd be very glad if you don't look out for loopholes, or go without mounts.
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Enjl » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:31 am

Well that clarified nothing.
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Electriking » Sat Aug 29, 2020 4:40 am

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again, I have zero idea how there's a P-balloon and mini-mushroom in the game.
I have zero idea how an item not being in the game invalidates its use as an example to describe specific scenarios.
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Cedur » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:08 am

The deadline is extended by two weeks. (That's going to be the only extension!)
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby MrDoubleA » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:47 pm

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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Cedur » Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:48 pm

I counted through the submissions. It's 37 submissions, right?
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby MECHDRAGON777 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:22 pm

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I counted through the submissions. It's 37 submissions, right?
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Enjl » Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:22 pm

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Knowing for a fact that Waddle did not submit, this looks sketchy as hell.

It's way too specific to not be ripping off Waddle's level. And since the creator definitely knows about the level, it seems a little disrespectful to try and piggyback off the name.

Is this allowed? I thought "not intentionally copying others' level names" was kinda filed under "common decency".
Of course I could be wrong, but to determine that I would like to see the level and for the creator to explain how the name was chosen.

Sidenote: A similar case maaay be made against that name referencing airship attack. I'm not too focused on that one, though, because one is already an incredibly well-known episode, and the other is a level where the author couldn't even be bothered to spell correctly.
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby MECHDRAGON777 » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:34 pm

Enjl wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:22 pm
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Knowing for a fact that Waddle did not submit, this looks sketchy as hell.

It's way too specific to not be ripping off Waddle's level. And since the creator definitely knows about the level, it seems a little disrespectful to try and piggyback off the name.

Is this allowed? I thought "not intentionally copying others' level names" was kinda filed under "common decency".
Of course I could be wrong, but to determine that I would like to see the level and for the creator to explain how the name was chosen.

Sidenote: A similar case maaay be made against that name referencing airship attack. I'm not too focused on that one, though, because one is already an incredibly well-known episode, and the other is a level where the author couldn't even be bothered to spell correctly.
I know it is not common decency to hand out levels to people early, but I thought I would look into it as I did not see that myself when I got the levels. It does not appear to be using assets from Waddle's level, or at least from what I can remember, but I only opened the Graphics folder and not the .lvlx file itself.

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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Enjl » Thu Oct 22, 2020 12:25 am

The author contacted me and explained the inspiration for the name and it happened to be the exact same pun that was made in Waddle's name, which is an incredibly specific coincidence I didn't think would be the case. So, to clarify, there's no copying going on and the levels exist purely separate from one another. The overlapping name situation is quite funny since they pretty much both copy the same song name, but at least the plural "s" serves as a separator between them hah.
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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby MECHDRAGON777 » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:19 pm

It should be fine. Glad it was cleared up though.

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Re: Nova Level Contest 2 (It begins!)

Postby Eclipsed » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:34 pm

Hey as a heads up. In the final copy of the episode, some levels are changed to be easier and less frustrating to play.
As a result, please keep in mind the reviews refer to these levels before the changes so if something doesn't match up that's why.
Also, I've went through all of the levels once. I'm going to go through the levels again at a later point when they're less fresh in my mind. I'm being fairly lenient with judge scores this contest.


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