So with the recent announcement of new upcoming chisel updates,
I came to the thought that it could be really fun to have a Community Sculpting Competition, thus after some deliberation @the-moebius and @andysav have graciously invited the competition to be held at the Therka Stadium in Therka Market!
1st place prizes:
1 gem tool set (Hammer, Axe, Shovel, Grapple)
1 Variety Chisel Set (1 of every Chisel type currently available)
Winning Sculpture will receive a Permanent location in Therka Market (Graciously provided by @the-moebius).
& A Community Honorary Title aka: Champion of the Chisel
(can be decided upon later and is just for fun)
2nd Place Prizes:
2 Gem Chisels
Sculpture will be featured for 4 weeks in Therka Market
3rd Place Prizes:
1 Gem Chisel
Sculpture will be featured for 2-4 weeks in Therka Market.
Top Donator Prize:
1 Smart Stack of Oort Shards
A Lot of shameless plugs for your city/shop/etc.
Privilege to Designate location of next Sculpture Competition (if demand for one)
The satisfaction in creating one of Boundless’ 1st in-game festivals.
Over the next week or two I will be scrounging up the materials for the competition, I.E: blocks to sculpt, prizes, tools for contestants, and general materials. I have set up a meager donation bank outside the stadium that anyone can drop off requested materials that I will continue to add request baskets to.
Unfortunately, I am too poor to buy all these materials from the community myself for coin, but my hope is that you all find this idea interesting enough to help fund it. Thus, I am officially asking for any and all donations! Though I will be doing my best to gather as much of the mats (materials) on my own I would appreciate all help. Any Color: Refined blocks, sculptable blocks, Refined Gleam, Lanterns, tools, materials to make tools, oort stones/shards, and more is required! If you want to donate one of the prizes or mats for this endeavor, or have any other interesting item or block you think would be cool to have in a sculpture, please pm me here on the forum and/or meet me in game.
Now, I hear you asking, how will the Competition Work? Well, The Rules are as follows:
The Contest will be held on an agreed upon date and time. Yes! The Competition is to be held Live In Game and feature a sculpting time limit!
There will be 5 Finalists that will gather to each sculpt an 8x8 plot of their chosen Refined block type and color and will be disqualified if they exceed their plot boundary.
Each Contestant will receive a limited # of Copper Chisels and required copper tools for the material they will be working with, (I.E: shovel for dirt, gravel, etc.), a limited # of other blocks and colors to create with, along with a mystery item or block each of them must use; announced before the Finals.
Contestants will receive a limited amount of time to sculpt and will not be able to leave the stadium upon entry. If a contestant leaves the stadium for any reason other than technical difficulties their sculpture will be considered finished and unchangeable.
My hope is to have the community chose the contestants through the forum. The idea is: for the next week or so while the mats are gathered. Each outpost, city, village, player community allow players to make sculptures; preferably 4x4 or smaller, so as to not overwhelm locations, in public places that they can post screenshots of and post here. The 5 players who’s sculptures got the most likes will be the finalists, and the competition date will then be set and rules finalized. I want to make this a festival that promotes the creativity and community that Boundless has inspired within me. So please help others get interested as well. If you are looking for places to show off a sculpture I recommend Munteen Paradise, shoutout to @OmniUno for the best shop in Boundless ATM & @Councillor for the growing town, or @NL-Tim’s Therka Market Gardens (He has 2) just ask! I’m sure he’d agree for short periods of time, right @NL-Tim?
Finally, Let me know what you think of this! Any Questions? Should it happen? Should there be changes?
Want to Donate? Check out the Donation Bank outside Therka Stadium -or- PM on Forum/Find me if there is no basket for it. Thanks! Looking forward to all the cool things we can all make together!
Therka Stadium setting up plots for Finalists.
Therka Stadium Donation Bank (work in progress).
Directions from Therka Market Moebius Plaza.
Site of 1st Place Permanent Plot. Right out front of @the-moebius’s Workshop in Therka Market.
2nd & 3rd place Statue Plots.
Sculpture size comparison: 4x4 or smaller recommended size during contestant hunt/ first heat in public locations. 8x8 is size for Finals and will be a fully filled in cube.
A few wild plots available in Munteen Paradise! Perfect for amatuer sculptors to place thier work! Shoutout to @Councillor for the neat looking streets.
These are @NL-Tim’s two gardens in Therka Market that I believe would be perfect locations for pop-up amatuer sculptures.