Skyblock Rollercoaster building competition!

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  1. odiewonkenobi
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    Hey all, want something fun to do?
    Build a rollercoaster!

    You have one month to build a rollercoaster (or improve an existing one) to submit to this rollercoaster building competition!

    Points will be awarded in 5 categories, listed below, which will be determined from an anonymous panel of judges

    The top prize of this competition is an SC of grass, with grass being award to the runner-ups as well as all (valid) participants!
    Additional stacks of grass will also be awarded to the winner and runner-up of each category!

    Prizes:
    1st
    - 1728 grass (1 SC)
    2nd - 640 grass (10 stacks)
    3rd - 320 grass (5 stacks)

    Category winner + runner-up - bonus 64 grass (1 stack)
    (If a build wins or comes second in a particular category, a bonus stack will be awarded, meaning there are an additional 10 stacks up for grabs)

    Participation - If your rollercoaster meets the requirements, a participation award of 64 grass (1 stack) will be awarded!

    Scoring (each category is out of 10):
    Aesthetics - How good does the build look? A nice frame is much better than a mess of cobblestone, get creative!
    Track design - What kind of twists and turns are in the track? Consider what the player will experience!
    Redstone usage - What cool contraptions have you incorporated into your rollercoaster? Some inspiration is written below!
    Creativity - What makes your rollercoaster unique? A cohesive design can go a long way!
    Thrill-factor - How 'fun' is the overall experience? This is a more subjective category, so just try your best to make a fun overall experience!

    Redstone ideas (to consider):
    - Changing the speed of the minecart, for example slowing the player down while going downhill
    - Jumps, could use slimeblocks or water to move the player around when not attached to tracks
    - Loop-de-loop, kinda tricky to make, but could be kinda cool
    - Triggering things, detector rails or tripwires could activate stuff like fireworks or something like that

    Rules (open to discussion):
    - The rollercoaster must be reliable, it would be a bit awkward if the minecart fell off the track while we're judging :confusing:
    - The minecart must start and finish in the same location. If you want to try to do something different, message me. Otherwise, there should be a single start/stop station for the rollercoaster
    - No stealing designs, you will be disqualified if your design is discovered to not be your own
    - As a general rule, a longer rollercoaster provides more opportunities for creativity, but something small could also be cool. The point is, there will be a minimum start-to-finish time of 30 seconds
    - At least one judge must give a thrill-factor score of 3 or above out 10. It's not a very high bar to clear, but the intention is for people to not submit zero-effort tracks
    - The rollercoaster must be able to run without the creator present, we should be able to visit your island, hop in, and have it work (unlocked island, button to start)

    You can enter at any point until the deadline:
    1st August 2024
    (one entry per person)

    EDIT: The judging will be performed on the 2nd and 3rd of August

    To enter or if you have any questions, message/mail me in game (odiewonkenobi), on discord (secretivepotplant), or here if you want
     
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    This is a really cool idea, thanks for running this odie! I'm useless with redstone but excited to see what others make :popcorn:
     
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    Love the idea odie!!
     
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    Summer time contests!!! lets gooooo -- Thanks Odie :D
     
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    Really cool idea, look forward to seeing some of the results!
     
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    yass i love this and i hope my roller coaster does well lol
     
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    Cool idea Odie! : D
     
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    does my 2x2 "rollercoaster" count?
     
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    Is it a track that runs around your islands or something? (can't say that I've seen it)
    If yes, that should be fine, no problem submitting an existing track
     
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    Clarification/change to the rule about starting and ending in the same place, since it's not really a very good 'rule'.
    The intention was for the rule to make it so that multiple people (the judges) could run the rollercoaster (when judging).
    Ideally, there should be the ability for multiple minecarts to be either stocked/queued in order for multiple people to ride.
    If there is any further confusion, please message me.
     
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    This is awesome, great idea!! This is really good to give people something to do on the server :support:

    With my limited roller coaster skills I will give it a shot :hah: Cant wait to see a ton of epic roller coasters, and good luck to all that are building :thumbsup:
     
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    What happens if one of the judges throws up while riding it? Do I gain points for unlocking projectile vomit achievement or lose points for safety?
     
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    Automatic win.
     
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    no its a literal 2x2 block rails XDD
     
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    What if, by making the smallest possible loop of rails, he is symbolizing that infinite and enduring potential can spring forth from even the most insignificant of beginnings? Perhaps we are judging this seemingly negligible design incorrectly, and failing to realize that it is actually an emotional rollercoaster?
     

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