BoM v.42: Side 19

August 20, 2011 in World 042 News, World News, Worlds 41-50 News

Presenting the winners of the first semi-irregular w42 blog contest!

 

The Contest:

CREATE THE MOST EPIC-AWESOME-SAUCE UNIT EVER!

Pretty simple. What unit would be the most epic-awesome-sauce ever? This could be something serious, like a trebuchet that acts as a souped-up catapult. Alternatively, choose something completely ludicrous like a giant slug to assault your enemies. Perhaps the game really needs flying magicians, or maybe just a humble and undervalued shield-bearer. Take your pick, and tell the world!

Entries must include:
1. Unit name [self-explanatory]
2. About [general idea of stats, recruiting, strategy]
3. Paladin weapon [name, bonuses]
4. Why this unit is the most epic-awesome-sauce ever [your final pitch to voters]

Rules:
1. All entries must follow forum/in-game rules.
2. All entrants must play on w42, and in-game names must be told for prem to be awarded.
3. All entries must be posted in this thread. One entry per person.
4. Minimum of 4 entries required for the competition to go ahead. (So yes, there will be a loser. I’ll also try to think up a good consolation prize though.)
5. Have fun. Any entrant who does not have fun will be disqualified. Believe me, I’ll know. How? You don’t want to ask…

Voting:
The entry period closes August 9 at 23:59. Voting for the most epic-awesome-sauce unit ever will start a few days later (once I bug kdeb to make a poll) and last for three days. Bloggers will do any necessary tie-breaking.

Prizes:
1st prize – 200 pp
2nd prize – 100 pp
3rd prize – 50 pp
Winning entries will be featured in the blog, along with a bit of bonus stuff.

The Entries:

I had expected a slightly larger set of entries, but I suppose I should have known better. The contest drew five entries, but at least they came from a variety of inspirations. The poll had fewer voters than I had expected as well. I suppose I just hadn’t realized how dead our world is.

A massive thank you to Samulis for creating images for each winning entry!

Without further ado… (drumroll please…)

The Winners:

Coming in first with nearly twice as many votes as the runner up and a whooping 41% of the total is shanemn’s entry. Even before the entry period was closed, this sexy unit found support from many posters – and even other entrants! Presenting… the Fairy Princess!

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In 2nd place, with 23% of the vote, is a truly soulless entry. What better to defeat your enemies with than 3lite mage’s Ginger Ninja?

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The first entry submitted was the only medieval-themed one of the contest. With 18% of the vote, I give you queenangel’s Siege Tower/Belfry!

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