This is a series of contests themed around a set of fantastical "elements". The first theme was Water. Next, we did Fire. The current theme is EARTH. Your entry can be set in any time period or based on any universe. LEGO entries are encouraged, but we also accept other types of artwork!
The only requirement is that the element of EARTH must feature prominently in your entry. By "earth", I primarily mean rocks, dirt, sand, crystals, minerals, caves - even poisonous clouds of gas. NOT PLANTS. Your entry can feature plants, but we'd prefer it to focus on rocks. Plants will probably going to be a separate contest called "life" or something. Also, the earth in your contest should be more than just a background - it should be a central element of the entry. Build a LEGO vignette of people exploring a cave or dodging a rockslide! Or something more creative - it's up to you!
JUDGING & PRIZES
Unlike the other 2 contests, this contest will be judged by a public poll! So, presentation is key - make your entry look as cool as possible in a single image if you can!
There will be 3 winners. Each winner will get a code they can use to take a certain amount of money off one order from my shop (it also subtracts from shipping, so your order can be completely free!) and a medal icon added to their account here on the forums.
1st Place Prize = $24 shop code & gold medal
2nd Place Price = $16 shop code & silver medal
3rd Place Prize = $10 shop code & bronze medal
There may be some "admin's choice" winners too, if we really like an entry that didn't win - and we'll give bonus prizes for entries set in Wulfgard or Nova Refuge too!
HOW TO ENTER & DEADLINE
Just link to your entry in a reply to this topic! Yes, you must have a forum account to enter, and I encourage you to post your entry as a topic in the appropriate board here, like the Construction Zone or Artwork boards. It's not required, but we'd love to have some new members hanging around! You can even host your images in our own Gallery here, which now has a LEGO section anyone can use! But if you prefer, you can still host your images on another website and simply link to them here.
As stated previously, LEGO entries are encouraged, but you can also enter another type of artwork You may submit up to 2 entries. The current deadline is July 31st.
If you have a question about the contest, please ask in a reply! I will paste important questions/answers here.
I'm still incredibly salty that Cyberpunk 2077 is first person, I'd like to be able to see my awesome character.
There are a bunch of people crusading for third person perspective in the CD Projekt forums, and from what I hear, a developer jumped in at one point and said they would reconsider the issue. So it might still happen.
I think the obvious solution is "whynotboth.gif" - just let us zoom into first person when we want to be immersive or aim, and then zoom out to third when we want to see our character... Heck, I think 99% of games should work like that, but I guess the technology that made it possible in Metal Gear Solid 2 got lost at some point since 2001.
Great to see a new story in here, especially such a good one! Gripping and well-written throughout. Neitha certainly discovered a vicious streak within her! I feel sorry for the next person who gets in her way.
I wonder if Scorp would be interested in this. I still haven't gotten around to playing Origins but it seems like a substantial improvement over the old AssCreed formula. Though I do have a feeling Ubisoft might end up falling into the old cycle again with this new style.
Yeah, I do like the look of these new games set in ancient times. I've always wanted more games in these settings. I wonder how they handle the whole "Animus" thing and the "all of human history is just Assassins vs. Templars" conspiracy theory stuff, which was always the worst thing about the series imo. I didn't see any of that in the trailer... Looked cool, honestly. Might try it.
If it was an RPG with choices and stuff then I probably would have already pre-ordered lol.
I wish Techland had assigned Chris Avellone to lead that open world fantasy game they dropped into development hell, instead of a sequel to that zombie game my sister liked. I hate zombie games. :|
Also, here is the Skyrim 2 logo lol:
Morrowind still had the best rendition of the theme.
Halo is coming back to PC on an engine that isn't 15 years old. I can die happy now.
Gotta admit, the way they played the nostalgia card with the shot of the warthog driving through the greenery, with the signal towers in the background? That got me just a bit. I haven't played a Halo game in years, but since I don't need to buy an Xbone for this one, I might give it a shot.
According to some guy in the YouTube comments, this text is hidden at the end of the Cyberpunk 2077 trailer:
It's been over 2077 days since we announced our plan to develop Cyberpunk 2077. We released a CGi trailer, gave some interviews and... went dark. Normal procedure for these kinds of things - you announce a game and then shut up, roll your sleeves, and go to work. We wanted to give you The Witcher 3 and both expansions first, which is why this period of staying silent was longer than we planned. Sorry for that.
As soon as we concluded work on Blood and Wine, we were able to go full speed ahead with CP2077's pre-production. But we chose to remain silent. Why? At some point, we made a decision to resume talking about the game only when we have something to show. Something meaningful and substantial. This is because we do realise you've been (im)impatiently waiting for a very long time, and we wouldn't like anyone to feel that we're taking this for granted. On the contrary - it gives us a lot of extra motivation. The hype is real, so the sweat and tears need to be real too .
But, to the point. Today is the day, if you're seeing this, it means you saw the trailer - our vision of Cyberpunk, as alternative version of the future where America is in pieces, megacorporations control all aspects of civilised life, and gangs rule the rest. And, while this world is full of adrenaline, don't let the car chases and guns mislead you. Cyberpunk 2077 is a true single player, story-driven RPG. You'll be able to create your own character and..., well, you'll get to know the rest from what we show at our booth at E3. Be on the lookout for the previews!
Before we finish, you probably have some questions, right?
1. When? When we told you we would only release the game when it's ready, we meant it. We're definitely much, much closer to a release date than we were back then , but it's still not the time to confirm anything, so patience is still required. Quality is the only thing that drives us - it's the beauty of an independent studio and your own publisher.
2. How big? Seriously big, but... to be honest, we have no bloody clue at this point in time. Once we put it all together, we will openly tell you what you can expect. And we promise we'll do this before we start talking about any pre-orders or ask anything of you.
3. Free DLC/Expansions/DRM? Expect nothing less than you got with the Witcher 3. As for DRM, CP2077 will be 100% DRM free on PC.
4. Microtransactions? In a single player role-playing game? Are you nuts?
Once again, thank you for your patience. If you have a minute, do visit cyberpunk.net and share your opinion (about anything) with us. We read everything you post and we treat it very seriously.
Yours, CD PROJEKT RED Team
My main takeaway was confirmation of "You'll be able to create your own character". Awesome.
I wish Bethsoft were working on the next Elder Scrolls title instead of a genre-bandwagon-jumping Fallout cashgrab. Isn't it the Elder Scrolls turn now, after Fallout 4? Or are we just going to keep remastering Skyrim for all eternity, and explore all the unexplored areas of Tamriel in the extremely lackluster Elder Scrolls Online? Ugh...
2. How powerful was Ildrius? I.e. did he master multiple different kinds of magic besides the types that have been confirmed (Arcane and Demonic)?
3. Was Albador the Twisted called that because he was deformed or because he was insane?
4. Why was Puck trapped in that room in Castle Blood? Was Albador studying him? I forget if this was mentioned in the Campaign or not...
5. Were the wards keeping Albador's experiments inside the Castle destroyed when the Castle collapsed?
6. How powerful are Illusions? I.e. would a Lich be able to create an illusion of his mortal form and keep it up over a long period of time?
1. Extremely rare. Only the most powerful magi and warlocks manage to successfully become liches. The process involved is extremely dangerous and usually results in catastrophic death (often with one's soul becoming prisoner to a demon - or even dissipating out of existence entirely). Since mages are already rare, liches are rarer still.
2. Ildrius was extremely powerful, but nothing has been established about him discovering a whole new type of magic, if that's what you're saying. He lived well beyond the usual mortal lifespan, and during that time he mastered the arcane, elemental, demonic, and even some degree of runic magics.
3. Unknown. He may have been hunchbacked, but the moniker was mainly given to him because of the twisted experiments he performed.
4. Yes, Albador had been trying to learn the ways of the Fay, whose magic is mysterious even to an expert archmage. He wanted to know how Puck was able to slip into the spirit world and back again at will, and utilize shadow magic and spiritual magic all at once, and why he was immortal. He didn't know what he was getting into, of course - Puck being even more powerful and manipulative than most demons.
5. Almost certainly. It's possible some experiments escaped the wreckage alive.
6. Yes, he could. It would eventually wear off though, and he would have to re-cast his magic periodically - preferably while out of sight.