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Topic Subject:52 Weeks of Stronghold
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 01-21-16 02:53 EST (US)         
I'd like to take this opportunity to inform you all here of 52 Weeks of Stronghold. This is a set of challenges run by StrongholdNation, for every game in the Stronghold series, which Firefly Studios is supporting.

Each Monday of this year the StrongholdNation admin team will post a new challenge in our 52 Weeks of Stronghold forum. The challenges are fairly open ended and encourage you to explore and create something unique for it.

Each submission is rated in a scale of 1 to 3, (1 is the lowest and 3 is the highest) and the points are re-calculated on a weekly basis by the admin team. The winner of each week will be the person with the most points - or if multiple people have the same amount of points the member who clearly puts in the most effort.

At the end of 2016, the five members with the most number of weeks that they have won will receive a steam code for every Firefly game and all the Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC. Additionally, a random user from all previous winners will be selected, and will win a steam code for every Firefly game and all the Stronghold Crusader 2 DLC. Users can be entered into the draw more than once, e.g. by winning more than one week. So obviously to increase your chance of winning, enter as many weeks as you can!

Note: The top five winners who have won the most weeks will not be eligible for the random draw.

To enter the contest, simply participate in a challenge for that particular week. Post in the thread and let the team member know you want to get involved, and then follow the instructions for that week. It's as simple as that! There are no restrictions on the amount of weeks you must do - you do what you feel comfortable with. You might choose to enter one single week, or maybe even all of them!

From now on, we'll post all challenges on this topic too. Note though that this topic will only be kept for reference and if you would like to enter you must add your submission to the official topic in the 52 Weeks of Stronghold forum: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/forum/67-52-weeks-of-stronghold/

Good luck everyone!

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
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Duke Chris
Archer
posted 01-26-16 02:47 EST (US)     1 / 13       
We've posted the next challenge, which is: Create a replica of the original Crusader map "Desert Island Blues" in the Crusader 2 editor. The map should be a skirmish with spaces for eight players.

You can find more details at the following link: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/678-week-4-stronghold-crusader-2/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 01-26-16 14:28 EST (US)     2 / 13       
I like this one! Still, when you say "making a replica" it sounds like someone could use map unlocker and simply edit the original map somewhat further to make richer landscapes, and stuff like that.

Do you count creativity here more - like "who's going to build a better remake of this map", or it just needs to be as same as possible?

Also, until which day do we need to make the map? This Saturday, or is it next Tuesday?

Hmm, and I see, I had already won that prize at Stronghold Nation before, but who cares... I can also post my map a little bit later deliberately.
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 01-30-16 03:30 EST (US)     3 / 13       
Sorry for the slow reply EaglePrince, there are no topic subscriptions on this forum and I only really come here when I need to update this topic.

For better visibility of your posts, I'd recommend posting in the official topic.

It really needs to be as similar as you can possibly make it to the original in the Stronghold Crusader 2 editor.

Also, it closes tonight (which was the reason why I was going to come here and post - we still have no entries )

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 01-30-16 07:34 EST (US)     4 / 13       
Well, no need to feel sorry, I've been busy, so I wouldn't be able to make anything anyway. If I had some time, I would have contacted you.

I think this idea is really good. Maybe you can give people one more week or something like that? Have you tried posting about this at Steam Discussions by the way? And at Stronghold Crusader 2 official forum?

If you haven't bought anything at Steam Store, and you are unable to post something there with your account, let me know - I can write wherever I want there after buying Crusader 2 DLC's. You just give me the text you would want me to post, and I'd do it for you. I would recommend that registering at SHN to participate in the competition should be mandatory, and that it should be mentioned in the message.
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 01-30-16 07:50 EST (US)     5 / 13       
Unfortunately we can't give people more than one week, as we have a new challenge for each week of the year.

I have posted at Steam Discussions and on the official forum - for the steam discussions I posted a topic on the SHC2 forum & SH3 forum.
would recommend that registering at SHN to participate in the competition should be mandatory, and that it should be mentioned in the message.
Yeah, that's why i put this:
Note though that this topic will only be kept for reference and if you would like to enter you must add your submission to the official topic in the 52 Weeks of Stronghold forum

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 01-30-16 13:48 EST (US)     6 / 13       
I understand. Still, on the other hand, you could give us this challenge during summer for example, when we have more time. Then some of us would be able to participate in two challenges at once, while during this part of year I am unable to participate in one single competition. Or, giving another challenge, while only postponing the deadline of this one. Just a suggestion, though I would understand if your answer was still something like "no".
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 02-02-16 04:09 EST (US)     7 / 13       
That's just not possible I'm afraid

We have a schedule to maintain and if we postpone certain challenges then it will likely take the attention from the current one.

On a plus side though, the fifth challenge has been posted, which is the following: Create the county of Mirkwood from The Lord of The Rings using the Stronghold 1 Editor. Users should ensure that the Castle of Dol Guldur is added to the map, and they must destroy it to win.

You can find out more information, including a potential map, via this link: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/680-week-5-stronghold-1/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 02-08-16 11:47 EST (US)     8 / 13       
The next challenge is: Explore the Stronghold Legends editor and create something with custom messages in.

You can find out more information at the following link: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/682-week-6-stronghold-legends/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 02-17-16 03:21 EST (US)     9 / 13       
Your challenge for this week is: Create a custom load screen for Stronghold 3 symbolising a night raid on a wooden village. Once completed, upload it to our Gallery.

You can view more information at http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/686-week-7-stronghold-3/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 02-17-16 03:40 EST (US)     10 / 13       
Nice idea! Tomorrow I need to pass the exam I was talking about, and after that I am going to try to make something interesting. I like playing with Stronghold 3 screenshots.
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 03-28-16 04:54 EST (US)     11 / 13       
We've posted the next challenge, for week #13. You can find out more details at the following link: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/728-week-13-stronghold-legends/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 05-30-16 03:29 EST (US)     12 / 13       
Your challenge for this week is: Design and play a new AI castle in Stronghold 2 for an opponent of your choice.

See here for more information: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/759-week-22-stronghold-2/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 07-18-16 04:04 EST (US)     13 / 13       
The next challenge uses logic and you must logically complete the maze built in Stronghold 2. You can find out more details here: http://forums.strongholdnation.co.uk/topic/786-week-29-stronghold-2/

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
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