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      CommentAuthorride_op
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016 edited
     
    July 23rd, 2016 // 4:00 PM GMT to 9:00 PM GMT
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    Five Hours of Power II // Official NoLimits-Exchange Contest


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    Above is an image showing the working hours in GMT and EST. Please convert to your timezone and be ready to participate at the very start of the first hour. The template file will be uploaded prior and made ready to download at the precise moment. Good luck and have fun!



    The Five Hours of Power Contest has provided challenge to a degree the community had never seen before. While other contests had you work within decent time constraints, the limits are constricted further in this contest. You will only have 5 hours to compete for completion.

    How It Works
    • The template will be ready to download on July 23rd, 2016 at 4:00 PM GMT.
    • You must create a coaster in NoLimits 2 using an official provided template.
    • You will have until 9:00 PM GMT (5 hours total) to build on this template from the moment it is posted.
    • Creations must be emailed to 5hop@coasterx.com before the 5 hour deadline. Allow yourself spare time for the uploading process.
    • Please familiarize yourself with the rules prior to starting the contest.

    Rules
    • You must have at least 3 trains and each train must carry at least 20 passengers.
    • Any submission not using the template and/or submissions built prior to the contest will be disqualified.
    • You can only use NoLimits 2 and entities packaged with it - no custom 3D scenery, environments, or cartextures.
    • No wooden coasters, including RMC/hybrids that use Auto Wooden Supports.
    • No shuttle coasters - only complete circuit rides. Size of circuit does not matter.
    • When your coaster is not frozen, coaster track and supports must be fully inside the drafted template. However, trees and pre-packaged NL2 scenery can be outside.
    • Terrain cannot be altered. Trees inside the template cannot be altered.
    • You must encircle the two towers marked by red rings. Your layout must have these towers inside somewhere.
    • Flat rides cannot be touched. Park paths cannot be touched by supports or anything as well.
    • Supports cannot be placed on the water, but your coaster's track and structure can go over.
    • Only one tunnel is allowed for your track.
    • No custom or pre-packaged scripts can be used on your coaster. Just keep it simple.

    The secret to win this contest is efficiency. Get your ideas on screen and start working them in. Perfection may not always be the answer when limited by time! (However, I've found that it's easy to underestimate people's ability on this website lol.) After the 5 hour period is up and all rides are uploaded and sent, the staff will rate and review all tracks, and a winner is declared.

    - AJ




    The time is drawing near for a new Five Hours of Power contest. Setup will be the same as last time, with a new template and slightly different uploading/entry rules (given that NLE is getting harder and harder to upload to). Time will once again be 4 pm GMT to 9 pm GMT, (noon-5 pm EST, 9 am-2 pm PST). Template will go live at the start of the contest, and the finished track must be uploaded and entered prior to the end of the contest. Contest will happen July 23.

    To make it fun for spectators, this year we're going to ask everyone competing to broadcast live on Twitch. We'll link to all the live builds so those who aren't building can give ideas and cheer on those who are building.

    Prize:

    So what are you playing for? You're playing for Mike! Yes, we're giving Mike away for this contest. Since there isn't enough time to worry about the decor, the winning track will get a "Mikeover" by nSeven to make it all pretty-like. Plus you'll be featured on all the official NL social media channels!

    - Ride_Op
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    UM WHEN WAS I GOING TO BE TOLD.....?

    OMG Tom can has solds me....
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    I would love to participate again! I go on vacation on July 25th so anything before that is open for me :)
    • CommentAuthorTOGO Fan
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Can I make a jet coaster?
    • CommentAuthorJAKool
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016 edited
     
    I guess I'll try it. Any of those weekends work except for July 16.
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      CommentAuthorZergei
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016 edited
     
    I'd really love to join! I just need to get a working Twitch account :P

    I'll check my calendar and tell you when I'm available tomorrow
    • CommentAuthornSeven
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Posted By: TOGO FanCan I make a jet coaster?


    Surely as the sun does rise...
    • CommentAuthorTOGO Fan
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    What coaster style are we suppose to make for this contest? Just any style?
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      CommentAuthorride_op
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Exact rules and template TBD. But if you can fit a jet coaster in there within the time limit, go for it!

    -Ride_Op
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      CommentAuthorminuseven
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Any of the July dates work for me.
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    Note: Your Mikeover prize may take 3+ years to successfully ship**
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    ^lol.

    Well, um, honestly there isn't single one of those I can do for sure. I'll join if I can, was fun last time(even though my ride was shit) Cool to see this happening again.
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    Damn this competition's going to be SO hype!!!
    Unfortunately for me my internet connection's too slow to stream anything (literally less than 0.75 mbps upload speed and less than 1.5 mbps download speed). I'll be cheering from the sidelines though!
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      CommentAuthorride_op
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    If your internet stream can't handle it, you can still compete in the competition. We'll showcase as many live streams as possible for people to enjoy the live social aspect of the competition as it happens.

    -Ride_Op
    • CommentAuthorarktic2
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    I'll join if I can if it's before the week of August 12th cause I'm moving.
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    July 16th and August 13th don't work for me, the others are OK though. I think I'll try this, though I don't think I work fast enough to get a great layout done! :P
    • CommentAuthorInkyz
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    I can do all of them because I have no life.
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    ^Same, I think.
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      CommentAuthorcheetah
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    16th
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    Time to fire up the old tw11ch account...
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    ^ I'11 gladly end your suffering


    You know, I just realized that joining this competition is probably impossible for me -- 4PM to 9PM GMT is freaking midnight to 5AM where I live, and I honestly can't stay up that late while being able to actually concentrate on such an intense build challenge. Guess I won't be able to join. But good luck to those who'll be participating!
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    might see if i can join if i have the time, but not on the 16th, im flying back to the uk that day
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    I'm in for whenever. Glad 5HoP is back!
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    I vote for any of the July dates. August is a hectic month
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    With 5 Hours of Power, is there a brief other than "stay in the lines and complete it in less than 5 hours"? Because, if there isn't, I can start formulating some ideas (I know you can't pre-prepare a layout, don't worry) for what I will build.
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      CommentAuthorZergei
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016 edited
     
    Well shoot, it starts at 12 pm, I'll be set!
    • CommentAuthorMr. E
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Wow, those times actually work for me, as far as the dates... I'll have to go rearrange some stuff.
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      CommentAuthorMrcrolly
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Ooh, I'm all for this. And all the dates are fine with me afaik.
    • CommentAuthorTOGO Fan
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Can I enter this "large" coaster in?

    <a href="http://imgur.com/W5Zrzp2"><img src="http://i.imgur.com/W5Zrzp2.jpg" title="source: imgur.com" width=1000/></a>

    Or will it be a "bit" too big?
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      CommentAuthorHLcoasters
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    30th or later i would participate
    HLcoaster
    • CommentAuthorMr. E
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Only the 13th works for me.
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      CommentAuthorbestdani
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Can't tell if any of the dates would work for me, I hope it is possible to join very spontaneously, then there's the highest chance that I could participate in my case.
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      CommentAuthorride_op
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Yes you can join spontaneously.

    No Togo, you have to build a new coaster completely from scratch in just 5 hours, so you can't use a coaster you already built.

    -Ride_Op
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      CommentAuthorRCF
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    All work except the 16th, but the 23rd and 30th work best.

    I've never built anything in 5 hours, so this will be interesting.
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      CommentAuthorKG9
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    I would like to try this...I cannot do July 16th as I fly home from France that day, but any day after that should work. *crosses fingers*
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    16th and 13th definitely won't work for me now that I look. 23 or the 30 would probably be the best for me.
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      CommentAuthorJAMMYD778
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    I work on Saturdays so for me it'd be a case of 'One Hour of Power' considering I don't get home until 8pm GMT. That said, I may still challenge myself to it! :P
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      CommentAuthorZergei
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016 edited
     
    Unfortunately I don't think I can make any of them except for a possibility of July 23nd ;0;

    That being said, I think there will also be a large group of people who can't attend this contest, so I strongly recommend that you make a redo contest a while from now (shortly after this one is finished) for all those who couldn't make it this time around, with a smaller prize included. Thanks for setting this up, and I hope you consider my suggestion!

    - Zergei <3
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      CommentAuthorride_op
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2016
     
    Looks like July 23rd has the most availability. Plan on it.

    -Ride_Op
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    July 23rd I can try for but my access to the internet will be very limited on that day.
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      CommentAuthorzampano
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2016
     
    I hope I can participate, it depends on the exact daytime...
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      CommentAuthorKG9
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2016
     
    Just found out I have a family reunion that day, but would I be able to download the park at a later date and just do it for shits n giggles/my own personal amusement?
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      CommentAuthorride_op
    • CommentTimeJul 4th 2016
     
    We'll leave the template up for future use for others to try out.

    -Ride_Op
    • CommentAuthorDelay
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2016
     
    So... this is basically just "Put together the best coaster in 5 hours or less"?

    Best is relative, ok?
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      CommentAuthorZergei
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2016
     
    ^ But also by "best" it means very good, which is supposedly hard to do in that time! :p
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      CommentAuthorminuseven
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2016
     
    I can't imagine putting together a good coaster in such short time. I'll have to do some practice to get myself up to speed for this.

    ride_op, I'm assuming we're not allowed to bring anything pre-made into the competition?
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      CommentAuthorDonidia
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2016
     
    I'm down. Just going to hope I'm not too hungover, nor I forget about the date.
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      CommentAuthorzampano
    • CommentTimeJul 5th 2016
     
    Okay I just realized if the daytime will be the same as last time, I won't be able to participate because I'm going to a concert. bummer.
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    Id love to join! I would have to check my schedule to see when I am busy with work and moving though... beginning of August would be perfect for me!
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    For me, any date before the August 6th would work.