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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #50 on: June 01, 2013, 05:36:40 AM »
I don't think the recreating your own houses idea will happen, it's quite personal.


Not only personal, but in my case, impossible - unless EA bring in multi-level stair cases that turn back on themselves :/
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #51 on: June 02, 2013, 07:30:48 AM »
How about a contest where we have to build our house in real life in the Sims.

If you find that building our own house is too personal , we could maybe build our Dream House on a Snob Budget with certain specs of course .  :)
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2013, 09:31:44 AM »
If you find that building our own house is too personal , we could maybe build our Dream House on a Snob Budget with certain specs of course .  :)

That makes a bit more sense. Although, in my case, my dream house might exceed the highest lot requirement...

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #53 on: June 04, 2013, 10:23:33 AM »
Feedback:  I really like the idea of the Dynasty Designs contest.  I can't wait to see all of the entries.  I am hoping that someone will do a house for the Life States Dynasty.  I had put in a request way back when they did the Life States Race challenge.

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2013, 02:48:50 AM »
What would be super neat would be something based off a common theme, whether it be a TV show, book, or video game.

For those unfamiliar with the game, maybe the post could include some pictures or a video showing the theme/idea of the game/tv show/book.

For example, if we were to make houses based off the video game Legend of Zelda, Skyward Sword, we would include some pictures of houses, concept art, and maybe a video of the inside of a house already existing for inspiration. (including colour schemes and others for more 'abstract' games.)

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« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2013, 07:56:10 PM »
Ooh, have we had a tomb building one suggested yet? That would be awesome!

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2013, 07:56:44 PM »
There was a group project last year where a tomb had to be built under Christopher Steel's house.
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #57 on: July 19, 2013, 05:14:35 AM »
I'm curious as to what sort of style of Contest people prefer? Do you prefer the more traditional, family home style Contests or the wackier, unusual Contests like the Steampunk one? Personally I thought those Steampunk entries were simply stunning with the creativity in that thread! So which style do you all prefer?
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2013, 06:59:04 AM »
I'm curious as to what sort of style of Contest people prefer? Do you prefer the more traditional, family home style Contests or the wackier, unusual Contests like the Steampunk one? Personally I thought those Steampunk entries were simply stunning with the creativity in that thread! So which style do you all prefer?

I prefer the wacky and unusual ones personally. I think they bring out the creativity in all of us ;)
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2013, 07:42:49 AM »
Same here . I enjoy a good challenge . I would also enjoy a complete renovation again as we`ve done in the past . That was a fun contest .  :)
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #60 on: July 23, 2013, 05:48:20 AM »
Yeah I prefer the wacky more creative ones too. And as Ladybug says, I'd LOVE to do a renovation like the Goth Manor one last year. That was my first ever entry into a contest!  :D

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #61 on: July 29, 2013, 02:28:52 PM »
We building lots that are not contest entries or requests, I tend to build more traditional homes. However, I like the idea of the wackier ones, even though I have yet to try one.

I enjoyed the Single Moms Craftsman house and would like to see more like that in the future. As a suggestion, you could have a contest, like the Victorian one, where you have to design a house for a particular time period or location. For example, you could have a Tudor-style contest or an Amazon Treehouse contest (Using lots of columns and the deleting them).
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #62 on: August 05, 2013, 07:03:08 AM »
I think we should do some contests that require you to use only base game, or choose one ep to use. I always try to limit my ep's, but then it doesn't turn out all that it's cracked up to be in my head, but if I add the objects or etc. from another ep, I feel bad for excluding people with one object.

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #63 on: August 07, 2013, 05:29:12 AM »
Some more smaller builds would be great. It's not that I can't handle a larger build, it's my computer that has the issues. It crushed my vision for the castle competition  :(
So, some more starter home contests would be great.
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #64 on: August 08, 2013, 02:08:40 PM »
How about a contest where the goal is to reproduce a landmark or famous building? Buildings like The Himeji Castle, the Winter Palace, or even the White House!  ;D
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #65 on: August 08, 2013, 02:23:20 PM »
How about a contest where the goal is to reproduce a landmark or famous building? Buildings like The Himeji Castle, the Winter Palace, or even the White House!  ;D

Haha, I can see myself pulling my hair out over that  ;D
Maybe it would be fun if fictional buildings were included, like Hogwarts or the Disney Castle (!!)

Another thing I was going to add is that it would great to see another team building challenge, like the one where you had to add a secret basement to Christopher Steel's house.
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #66 on: August 08, 2013, 02:26:19 PM »
Haha, I can see myself pulling my hair out over that  ;D
Maybe it would be fun if fictional buildings were included, like Hogwarts or the Disney Castle (!!)

Another thing I was going to add is that it would great to see another team building challenge, like the one where you had to add a secret basement to Christopher Steel's house.
Well to make it actually able to be judged, only one building would be chosen to reproduce, mien were just suggestions  ;D
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #67 on: August 09, 2013, 05:31:00 AM »
Well to make it actually able to be judged, only one building would be chosen to reproduce, mien were just suggestions  ;D

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #68 on: August 10, 2013, 01:51:36 AM »
I really love challenges that invoke our creativity. There are some really neat ideas people put out.

Another really awesome idea would be something like a colour scheme challenge?

For example, you provide 3 different colour schemes, we get to pick one of them and build a house based off those colours and can ONLY use those colours.

So for example...

theme 1: pink, black, gold.
theme 2: blue, brown, white.

Something like that.

Would make a house very interesting. That would include interior decor (so if there is no green in the colour scheme, no green foliage).

Building off that idea, what if we had a classic building contest with a twist; we can't use the design tool? It could be a 'throwback' to old games, where you could only use the presets. That would also provide a unique challenge if combined with the colour scheme idea.

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #69 on: August 10, 2013, 11:23:14 AM »
Idea:  Create a department store. 

There could be a requirement to have 5 or so different departments.  There could be a department for appliances, electronics, flooring, plumbing, etc.  The choice of departments could be left up to the builder or assigned.  It would be fun to see a department for each type of item represented in the contest.  It would be like a catalog.  I am not that familiar with alot of the patterns, flooring, wall coverings, etc.  So to be able to see them all in one place, or several, would be great.  Potentially, each of the categories/sub-categories on the Build/Buy menu could be a different department.  You could even have the choice of departments be on a first-come-first-serve basis.  Also, you could see how many people want to participate and divide the categories by people to see how many departments each person gets.  That way each category would be represented.

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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #70 on: August 12, 2013, 08:25:08 AM »
I really like that idea, Jaaks. If you look at my sims, you'll see that I do the color scheming a lot already.

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« Reply #71 on: September 04, 2013, 03:52:08 AM »
Like how we had two sets of contests last year, I think it would be cool if we had one normal set of contests and another set of contests that go for about a month each but with team building. So each contest you'd be put into a team of two or three and had to build whatever the contest required.
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #72 on: September 06, 2013, 09:03:51 AM »
I don't know if this has been already, but how about a fixer-upper challenge? Someone can upload a really crappy jacked up house and we have to renovate it and make it look nice. With only $20,000. And you can only use the stuff that came with the game and EPs and SPs including the patterns.  And to make it more fun, maybe we could have a color theme or other design them to tie everything together.

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« Reply #73 on: September 06, 2013, 02:07:13 PM »
I don't know if this has been already, but how about a fixer-upper challenge? Someone can upload a really crappy jacked up house and we have to renovate it and make it look nice. With only $20,000. And you can only use the stuff that came with the game and EPs and SPs including the patterns.  And to make it more fun, maybe we could have a color theme or other design them to tie everything together.

I've done this type of challenge on my FB page. It's a lot of fun :D
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Re: Building Contests: Feedback, Suggestions and Ideas
« Reply #74 on: September 07, 2013, 04:31:52 PM »
Thanks for all the feedback and suggestions/ideas, everyone!

Even though we (the building contest team) haven't posted here very often of late, we are reading and making notes. We've got some great contests lined up for the next while and we often go back and make changes to the tasks/specs if we read a really good idea here that we can incorporate into a building contest we've already written up.
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