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Modding Modder Build Off:

Discussion in 'Modding' started by modsquad, 26 Nov 2006.

  1. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    months and months ago bit-tech came up with a number of ideas to improve what is already the #1 computer mod site on the planet.. Well, I recently came up with an idea that I want to "run past you-all"

    Modder Build Off:
    the idea is taken from the discovery channel
    There premise: two elite builders have x-amount of time to build the coolest bike they can. They head-out to a bike-rally, and the people vote for the winner...
    A trophy is awarded to the winner.. Simple, straight-forward.

    We could do the very same thing.. The Modder Build Off:
    bit-tech sets the rules, and awards a trophy to the winner (and perhaps comes up with some "build-off" funds)..
    think of the possibilities::
    Dark Blade vs G-gnome
    Nexxo vs piloux
    perhaps even ME vs ?? ( :blush: )

    the list goes on and on. bit-tech picks two modders of "equal talent" and says... "BUILD".....
    We vote.. A winner is chosen.. A trophy is awarded (the Golden Dremel)...
    The only real problem I see with this idea is time. The elite machines take a good-year to build, but with that said.. The builders do a project log and we see there progress..
    If you like the idea as much as I do, inundate bit-tech with emails..
    Let's do some "build offs"....
    MS
     
  2. cire9753

    cire9753 What's a Dremel?

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    good idea
    i thought of the exact same thing before when i was watching that show once
    id like to see you and janne go at it :)
     
  3. DreamTheEndless

    DreamTheEndless Gravity hates Bacon

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    Yeah - I've thought of this before too -

    It'd be really cool to get TV sponsership - but I don't think it's viable as a show on its own like biker buildoff is. Instead, you could get someone like g4tv to cover it as an ongoing thing - like a 5 minute segment every week on the project as it's progressing - get people interested in following the project etc....
     
  4. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    As i off topically said in your SG thread, this is a great idea and I'd be happy to support/be a part of it/enter it.
     
  5. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    I'd love to watch that battle...it would produce some very fine work :)
     
  6. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    yup and I would like to see Modsquad go at it with Darkened hehe I love both their work and think that with both their styles would be a very interesting build off ^^
     
  7. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Your work is "no-doubt" elite. I would enter a BO with you with a small-amount of trepidation, BUT I work well under pressure: :p
    A build off between you and I would be great-fun:
    7-samurai (Kurosawa) vs the Wild Bunch (Peckinpah):
    email bit-tech.. lets make it happen: :thumb:
     
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  8. thechoozen

    thechoozen Minimodder

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    very nice idea!
     
  9. DSquareD

    DSquareD What's a Dremel?

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    love the idea...im sure we have all been sitting at home and thinking thats what should be done, about time someone said something...nice work good plan. i would personally like to see the biggest cats from abroad...GoTall and Wolverine....what you think? ah a modding mega war i see in the near future.
     
  10. olle

    olle What's a Dremel?

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    Nice idea! perhaps have webcams, so we can see them live?
     
  11. AJB2K3

    AJB2K3 What's a Dremel?

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    Sound like a good idea with the potential for the discovery channel but would need to be run first here before going to tv.
     
  12. Lazlow

    Lazlow I have a dremel.

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    Great idea - you could even do a team version, getting a pair of modders to compete against another pair - tennis doubles style.

    I'm interested to see how this progresses!
     
  13. Duste

    Duste Sierra my delta, bravo!

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    The Best Case Scenario has similar competitions runnings, but there are strict guidelines set as to what case you can use, what tools you can use, etc... For example, with the current competition, it states that you can only use tools that are present on the prize tool and you can only use a LANBOY or something. Quite strict.
     
  14. Evenge

    Evenge Minimodder

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    Great idea! It would be extremely interesting to follow that cind of competition!

    Modsquad vs. Darkened... ;)
     
  15. greensabbath

    greensabbath Got Wood?

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    Wow, thanks a lot. I was hoping you'd give me an easy opponent but hey, I'd be honored to go against you and i love the challenge.

    Would there be a time limit though? Just asking since both of our modding styles usually take a while.

    The thing i really like about the discovery channel build offs is that they usually produce really unique bikes that opened my eyes to how friggen cool they could be (too much American chopper gives a bad impression of bikes).

    Woo, this sounds fun. :clap:
     
  16. cire9753

    cire9753 What's a Dremel?

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    i think that if someone comes up with a complete set of rules, and makes a poll on different modders to vs eachother and then vote and then propose this to BT i think that it will be alot more successful than just saying we should have a build off
     
  17. Captain Slug

    Captain Slug Infinite Patience

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    I think the biggest issue involved would be budget. Probably wouldn't work too well unless there were enough sponsors to not burden the participants too much. There would also have to be a set window of time for planning, designing, and accounting (part lists). That's the part of Biker Build-Off that never ends up on TV.

    I do hate tool limitations though. That would be pointlessly limiting. It's not what you use to make the end product, but how you use it that matters.

    And no I don't think it would ever work on TV. Not that I would want it to though.
     
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  18. Ultimate Gamer

    Ultimate Gamer What's a Dremel?

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    Great idea i would do it if i had money if we do it lol
     
  19. FredsFriend

    FredsFriend What's a Dremel?

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    There would need to be a budget and a time limit, but why impose restrictions on anything else? though having a theme for each competition might be fun
     
  20. Ultimate Gamer

    Ultimate Gamer What's a Dremel?

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    yes like another show i saw umm i forget what its called but they trick out 2 cars give them a budget money 1000 or somthing but, the person not doing it picks the cars and they are the same,

    that would be cool

    2 people in a match
    bit-tech or another fund hook um up with $1500
    tell them the type of case same type of case
    and start

    then vote witch is better


    that would be cool but bit tech wouldent fund $1500 to each person
     

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