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Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:43 am
by MECHDRAGON777
Looks like more people have little to know time for judging/running this...

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:32 am
by Electriking
Well the Talkhaus thread is way more active

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:50 am
by Thehelmetguy1
I can't really apply because I don't have experience to do this, and because I don't really have free time. However, I will actually learn lua just for this contest

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:43 pm
by Cedur
Well, this time it's us who are going to run it, so why don't we talk more here?

Also, the application format only says "State how many people you think you'll have as judges". So this means that we don't have to think already yet about who we plan to get as judges, right?

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:23 pm
by Inspirited
Aha. I think being a judge is more work than hosting the contest by the way. What do you even have to do, other than accepting submissions and then put up the levels when the deadline comes? xD Not saying I'm applying though.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:58 pm
by Cedur
Apparently you'll also have to calculate the results once judging is done, and you also have to do the part of gaining all entrants together and forwarding the levels properly to your judges. It's quite a couple of responsibilities

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 3:21 pm
by MECHDRAGON777
Also; usually, the showrunner is also a judge.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:39 pm
by Electriking
And remember how big MAGLX2 is? I would expect MAGLX3 to be bigger. So the host will have to give a lot of levels to the judges and also you would probably be responsible for providing the episode once everything has been completed. And then of course the size of the episode. MAGLX2 was something like 3GB. MAGLX3 will therefore likely be bigger due to the probable increased number of competitors. Depending on the download host site you use, you may have to pay for a pro or elite subscription just so that you can provide the episode. If you are free Dropbox user, then forget hosting this, as the single episode will likely exceed the 2GB limit the free user gets, and possibly multiple times, unless you are able to and willing to pay for pro or business, or use another hosting site that has a greater limit, though there may even be the requirement to use multiple hosting sites to provide mirrors. And you will need a fast internet connection in order to upload it. And of course a LOT of free time, and I mean A LOT! There will be a lot you will have to do if you host huge contest like MAGL so a lot of free time on your hands. And you need to be in a position where it will be unlikely that you will be very busy over the next few months, and if you feel there will be even very busy a slight risk that you will be very busy by the time you are going to deal with the contest and have to prepare it, then you may need to consider if you have a position to be a MAGL host.

Ultimately, there are a lot of criteria you need to fulfill to be in a position to host a contest on the scale of MAGL. I hate to turn people off from applying but really if you can't take on the major responsibilities that hosting a huge contest comes with, then don't apply. If you are the one hosting MAGLX3 but cannot take the responsibility, then you won't get a completed episode and what ypou will get is lot of backlash from the community.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:43 pm
by The Dwarven Digger
King of Eterity wrote:And remember how big MAGLX2 is? I would expect MAGLX3 to be bigger. So the host will have to give a lot of levels to the judges and also you would probably be responsible for providing the episode once everything has been completed. And then of course the size of the episode. MAGLX2 was something like 3GB. MAGLX3 will therefore likely be bigger due to the probable increased number of competitors. Depending on the download host site you use, you may have to pay for a pro or elite subscription just so that you can provide the episode. If you are free Dropbox user, then forget hosting this, as the single episode will likely exceed the 2GB limit the free user gets, and possibly multiple times, unless you are able to and willing to pay for pro or business, or use another hosting site that has a greater limit, though there may even be the requirement to use multiple hosting sites to provide mirrors. And you will need a fast internet connection in order to upload it. And of course a LOT of free time, and I mean A LOT! There will be a lot you will have to do if you host huge contest like MAGL so a lot of free time on your hands. And you need to be in a position where it will be unlikely that you will be very busy over the next few months, and if you feel there will be even very busy a slight risk that you will be very busy by the time you are going to deal with the contest and have to prepare it, then you may need to consider if you have a position to be a MAGL host.

Ultimately, there are a lot of criteria you need to fulfill to be in a position to host a contest on the scale of MAGL. I hate to turn people off from applying but really if you can't take on the major responsibilities that hosting a huge contest comes with, then don't apply. If you are the one hosting MAGLX3 but cannot take the responsibility, then you won't get a completed episode and what ypou will get is lot of backlash from the community.
So basically, people (like me) who have school etc. have absolutely no hope, correct?
(Also, I'm not trying to do this, because 1. School and 2. I haven't even judged, let alone hosted, a contest before.)

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:07 pm
by Electriking
The Dwarven Digger wrote:
King of Eterity wrote:And remember how big MAGLX2 is? I would expect MAGLX3 to be bigger. So the host will have to give a lot of levels to the judges and also you would probably be responsible for providing the episode once everything has been completed. And then of course the size of the episode. MAGLX2 was something like 3GB. MAGLX3 will therefore likely be bigger due to the probable increased number of competitors. Depending on the download host site you use, you may have to pay for a pro or elite subscription just so that you can provide the episode. If you are free Dropbox user, then forget hosting this, as the single episode will likely exceed the 2GB limit the free user gets, and possibly multiple times, unless you are able to and willing to pay for pro or business, or use another hosting site that has a greater limit, though there may even be the requirement to use multiple hosting sites to provide mirrors. And you will need a fast internet connection in order to upload it. And of course a LOT of free time, and I mean A LOT! There will be a lot you will have to do if you host huge contest like MAGL so a lot of free time on your hands. And you need to be in a position where it will be unlikely that you will be very busy over the next few months, and if you feel there will be even very busy a slight risk that you will be very busy by the time you are going to deal with the contest and have to prepare it, then you may need to consider if you have a position to be a MAGL host.

Ultimately, there are a lot of criteria you need to fulfill to be in a position to host a contest on the scale of MAGL. I hate to turn people off from applying but really if you can't take on the major responsibilities that hosting a huge contest comes with, then don't apply. If you are the one hosting MAGLX3 but cannot take the responsibility, then you won't get a completed episode and what you will get is lot of backlash from the community.
So basically, people (like me) who have school etc. have absolutely no hope, correct?
Kind of. If you can find plenty of free time (I.E, multiple hours per day on average within a week) and willing to sacrifice lots of it to dedicate to this contest, then as long as you can stick to deadlines and fit any other criteria one would need to host a contest of this scale, then you are able to be a host.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:51 pm
by MECHDRAGON777
King of Eterity wrote:
The Dwarven Digger wrote:
King of Eterity wrote:And remember how big MAGLX2 is? I would expect MAGLX3 to be bigger. So the host will have to give a lot of levels to the judges and also you would probably be responsible for providing the episode once everything has been completed. And then of course the size of the episode. MAGLX2 was something like 3GB. MAGLX3 will therefore likely be bigger due to the probable increased number of competitors. Depending on the download host site you use, you may have to pay for a pro or elite subscription just so that you can provide the episode. If you are free Dropbox user, then forget hosting this, as the single episode will likely exceed the 2GB limit the free user gets, and possibly multiple times, unless you are able to and willing to pay for pro or business, or use another hosting site that has a greater limit, though there may even be the requirement to use multiple hosting sites to provide mirrors. And you will need a fast internet connection in order to upload it. And of course a LOT of free time, and I mean A LOT! There will be a lot you will have to do if you host huge contest like MAGL so a lot of free time on your hands. And you need to be in a position where it will be unlikely that you will be very busy over the next few months, and if you feel there will be even very busy a slight risk that you will be very busy by the time you are going to deal with the contest and have to prepare it, then you may need to consider if you have a position to be a MAGL host.

Ultimately, there are a lot of criteria you need to fulfill to be in a position to host a contest on the scale of MAGL. I hate to turn people off from applying but really if you can't take on the major responsibilities that hosting a huge contest comes with, then don't apply. If you are the one hosting MAGLX3 but cannot take the responsibility, then you won't get a completed episode and what you will get is lot of backlash from the community.
So basically, people (like me) who have school etc. have absolutely no hope, correct?
Kind of. If you can find plenty of free time (I.E, multiple hours per day on average within a week) and willing to sacrifice lots of it to dedicate to this contest, then as long as you can stick to deadlines and fit any other criteria one would need to host a contest of this scale, then you are able to be a host.
I have a faster internet speed than most people claim to have, I spend at least eleven hours a day on SMBX, and the upload site should not be to bad. If need be, I can just upload it in multiple parts if I end up winning. The file size, and internet speed as well as the time are all things I have well under control.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:33 pm
by timocomsmbx2345
Too bad that this quote,
Horikawa Otane wrote: the latest public version of SMBX 2.0. Beta 4 is on the horizon
is false.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:45 pm
by PixelPest
timocomsmbx2345 wrote:Too bad that this quote,
Horikawa Otane wrote: the latest public version of SMBX 2.0. Beta 4 is on the horizon
is false.
Horizon is not literal

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:46 am
by The Dwarven Digger
PixelPest wrote:
timocomsmbx2345 wrote:Too bad that this quote,
Horikawa Otane wrote: the latest public version of SMBX 2.0. Beta 4 is on the horizon
is false.
Horizon is not literal
Yeah, I think it 'Beta 4 is on the horizon' actually means 'We're currently working on Beta 4, hopefully it'll be out fairly soon'

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:17 am
by Horikawa Otane
The Dwarven Digger wrote:
PixelPest wrote:
timocomsmbx2345 wrote:Too bad that this quote,

is false.
Horizon is not literal
Yeah, I think it 'Beta 4 is on the horizon' actually means 'We're currently working on Beta 4, hopefully it'll be out fairly soon'
It means "a fix to one of the biggest stumbling blocks to Beta 4 is nearing completion and I expect it will be ready by the time MaGL X3 begins taking levels"

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:03 am
by Horikawa Otane
Supershroom wrote:Well, this time it's us who are going to run it, so why don't we talk more here?

Also, the application format only says "State how many people you think you'll have as judges". So this means that we don't have to think already yet about who we plan to get as judges, right?
You don't need a set number - but it'd be good to have a general idea whether you'll be going for the minimum (2) or some absurdly high number (10).

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:20 am
by Willhart
Horikawa Otane wrote:
The Dwarven Digger wrote:
PixelPest wrote: Horizon is not literal
Yeah, I think it 'Beta 4 is on the horizon' actually means 'We're currently working on Beta 4, hopefully it'll be out fairly soon'
It means "a fix to one of the biggest stumbling blocks to Beta 4 is nearing completion and I expect it will be ready by the time MaGL X3 begins taking levels"
I feel like it's kind of required for that. Would not run the contest without it.
Supershroom wrote:Well, this time it's us who are going to run it, so why don't we talk more here?
It can be from either community like on the previous contest.

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:00 pm
by iran345
i love it!

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:05 pm
by PixelPest
Might give this a go. I have an idea and have judged, participated in, and hosted contests before

Re: So You Want to Run MaGL X3? Applications due 03/19/2017 11:59pm EST

Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:22 pm
by Kley
iran345 wrote:i love it!
You love what? Try to stay on topic