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Byte by bit

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Joined: 20 May 2003
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Posted: 06 Jun 2011 10:46:24 am    Post subject:

Good Morning,

To avoid any possibility of confusion... the contest entries are due today, June 6th and our time-zone is "(UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)"; since, this site was origionally hosted out of Utah, and we will always use that time-zone.

Please submit your entry on or before 11:59:59 PM (Mountain Daylight Time)

The official clock we are going by is this forum's clock, and you will actually have to "POST" your entry by then.


That means if you are in Calfifornia or some other State that uses Pacific Daylight Time (as an example time-zone), pay extra close attention to the deadline, which would be earlier than the end of June 6th for you given your local-time!!!

Here are some exampels given your geographic location:

7:59:59 PM (Hawaiian Standard time)
10:59:59 PM (Pacific Daylight Time)
11:59:59 PM (Mountain Daylight Time)
June 7 12:59:59 AM (Central Daylight Time)
June 7 1:59:59 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

-NETWizz on behalf of United-TI Staff, Revolution Software, and Maxcoderz

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Active Member

Joined: 02 Jan 2004
Posts: 608

Posted: 07 Jun 2011 09:40:53 pm    Post subject:

Looks like we got a whole total of zero entries. A TCG is time consuming and perhaps a pretty big thing to ask for a programming contest. But to the people that did start on an entry and didn't feel comfortable submitting what you had, I hope you continue to work on your project and help bring some life back into the community. Some of the stuff sounded pretty cool.
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DJ Omnimaga

Calc Guru

Joined: 14 Nov 2003
Posts: 1196

Posted: 08 Jun 2011 12:41:47 am    Post subject:

Darn this sucks. Some stuff seemed very promising. Too bad people did not have time to finish them Sad (school/work). There's also the issue about the amount of work required for such project, especially that a TCG usually has hundreds of cards and thus, requires a lot of balance (even more than RPGs), not to mention the graphics for cards, if applicable. I might have tried to enter something if it was a RPG theme or something like that, but I unfortunately am not a fan of TCG so I skipped this one :(

Are there any chances of deadline extensions? I think TIBD did that on their last challenge, plus school ends around late June for many people.

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Byte by bit

Bandwidth Hog

Joined: 20 May 2003
Posts: 2369

Posted: 09 Jun 2011 11:19:34 am    Post subject:

We can discuss it if members are still interested in an extension; however, I have to talk with other Staff members of United-TI before making such a decision...

If the two forum members who looked like they were going to post something would have both turned their project in, both would have won (provided their entry was complete) given there was a spot for first and second place. Obviously, this means one member would have a new nSpire-CX and the other would be receiving $40... we would only need to figure out who gets which prize. Obviously, this is one of those rare situations where somebody can actually get something for free from the Internet without 1:100,000 odds... Serriously, with what seemed like a 1:1 chance of winning given only two people were posting about their project, I am surprized nobody made a contribution!


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Deep Thought

Advanced Newbie

Joined: 09 Jun 2009
Posts: 59

Posted: 09 Jun 2011 06:00:22 pm    Post subject:

Aw, that really sucks. I thought for sure at least a few people would participate...

It was worth a try, I guess, and maybe an extension would help. But as Madskillz, said, if you worked on a project for this, keep working on it even if it's not for a contest. New games are always awesome.
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Advanced Newbie

Joined: 28 Oct 2009
Posts: 81

Posted: 09 Jun 2011 08:00:12 pm    Post subject:

An extension might be nice if it was possible.

I was really disappointed that I couldn't submit anything, but school has to take priority I guess. Fortunately, I have only 3 days of school left, so I might be able to get my game to a submittable point.
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Byte by bit

Bandwidth Hog

Joined: 20 May 2003
Posts: 2369

Posted: 09 Jun 2011 10:12:58 pm    Post subject:

Well, I don't have any problems with an extension. The only problem is that it gives those who started their project an advantage over those who haven't, so it might not be considered fair play. Again, I don't know what to do.
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Joined: 03 Aug 2003
Posts: 870

Posted: 22 Jun 2011 07:49:23 am    Post subject:

I dont think an extension would disadvantage anyone since the contest was publically announced in the first place. There is a history of poorly performing contests over the last few years so it might not be the way to go.

Id always liked the idea of offering a prize for POTY however.
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Advanced Member

Joined: 15 Nov 2008
Posts: 316

Posted: 22 Jun 2011 08:10:35 pm    Post subject:

yeah..... making a tcg is hard work but i wouldn't post crap even at those odds for winning Sad
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