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The Bio-Cup is at its end, but you can still be part of it! Tell here what did you like and what you disliked about the contest. Give suggestions, constructive criticism is always welcome. Helps us find out how to improve it next year. Your opinion counts!
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| October 7, 2011, 10:12 am
Everything was pretty well done, the only thing I'd ask is for the categories to be a little less precise.

By being more vague It would allow the quality of MOCs to be a little higher, with them still being finished prior to the deadline.

As they say, sometimes less is more =)
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| October 7, 2011, 6:07 pm
um next year no crashing mocpages lol
and id say skill lv's
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| October 7, 2011, 6:17 pm
Yeah, I'm with Lego METAL, no more system crashes. :P

This was very fun, I liked it very much, maybe have a liability contract people have to sign if they get past a the eliminators. :P
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| October 7, 2011, 9:19 pm
I think that the judges could be a little less precise when judging the categories and the topics could be a little wider
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| October 8, 2011, 8:27 am
I think this was really fun, even if I didn't last long :P Can't wait for next year!
The only thing you could improve are probably the themes: some of them were really rigid...
See you next year :D
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| October 8, 2011, 8:55 am
Yeah, this was a really nice experience, though I'm on a mocing break atm. I need the rest from the Final build :P

Still, I'd say there could be improving in the categories, for example reawaking some old fan-made themes, such as the bio-racers, furies and bytes.

I'd also like the titles of everyone's entries to be more specific, having the title in certain appearance, similarly to mocolympics. This would make the contest appear a bit more official and high-level. It's all in the details you know?
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| October 8, 2011, 9:09 am
I would have to agree with the others, I loved the themes, but there were some restrictions. Some of the themes caused contestants to create horrid entries because they were given an impossible task. The more 'smoke and mirrors' a theme is, the more fun it would be.
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| October 8, 2011, 3:31 pm
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Yep, it's hard to get a balance between a fixed rule and have flexibility for creativity. We weigh the options on awesomeness, but also realise restrictions that some participants would be under. So we pick the lowest common denominator, and pretty much hope that it works out lol

This feedback regarding this competition will help immensely for future contests. After all, it's you guys that are having the fun, we are just mere facilitators keeping the fun going. ^_^
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| October 8, 2011, 10:18 pm
I think real prizes would motivate the contestants more. It's kinda what makes a real contest.
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| October 8, 2011, 10:33 pm
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I mostly agree, but keep in mind that in a building contest judges have to confront different MOCs with one another.
What would happen if using an "open" theme one player posted a cool full team, another a cool titan, and another a cool vehicle, all somehow fitting the category?
How can a judge decide in that case who built better?

Anyhow, up until now you thought you were just playing for bragging rights, but I decided that such a high level, demanding contest calls for an actual prize.
Clockwork Tempest, you are awarded a LEGO gift card.
You can contact me at yurifassio@gmail.com, remember FIRST to ask your parents' permission to give me an email address where you can recieve your prize (it can also be one of your parents' or you can create one for the occasion if they want to be careful with their own).
To anyone else: yes, that's my actual email, don't abuse it.
It has been a GREAT tournament, thank you all for the fun!
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| October 8, 2011, 10:45 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
I mostly agree, but keep in mind that in a building contest judges have to confront different MOCs with one another.
What would happen if using an "open" theme one player posted a cool full team, another a cool titan, and another a cool vehicle, all somehow fitting the category?
How can a judge decide in that case who built better?

Anyhow, up until now you thought you were just playing for bragging rights, but I decided that such a high level, demanding contest calls for an actual prize.
Clockwork Tempest, you are awarded a LEGO gift card.
You can contact me at yurifassio@gmail.com, remember FIRST to ask your parents' permission to give me an email address where you can recieve your prize (it can also be one of your parents' or you can create one for the occasion if they want to be careful with their own).
To anyone else: yes, that's my actual email, don't abuse it.
It has been a GREAT tournament, thank you all for the fun!


"An e-mail address where you can recieve your prize"? :P I believe you mean street address. :P
Thanks for donating a prize Yuri! Can't wait till next year!
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| October 8, 2011, 10:57 pm
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Legofreak: I think a Lego gift card can be used on the webstore, so it wouldn't be needed an actual adress... But thats me just guessing :P


Oh yeah, I agree about more open themes... The secret would be finding the balacne bwteen open and specific. Guess something more or less like the MOColympics should work...Lets see...
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| October 8, 2011, 11:47 pm
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Hmmm... If Clockwork Tempest will be a judge. I think I might enter as a contestant instead. Hehe.
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| October 9, 2011, 2:27 am
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Quoting Legofreak2444 ~

"An e-mail address where you can recieve your prize"? :P I believe you mean street address. :P
Thanks for donating a prize Yuri! Can't wait till next year!

No, I really mean email. LEGO has e-gift cards that can be sent by mail.
Being the lazy axle hole that I am, they're my favourite prize :)
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| October 9, 2011, 1:58 pm
Quoting Yuri Fassio
No, I really mean email. LEGO has e-gift cards that can be sent by mail.
Being the lazy axle hole that I am, they're my favourite prize :)

SWEETNESS
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| October 9, 2011, 3:04 pm
It's really just a the MOCOlympics in Bionicle. :) Maybe there could be a side game for losers.
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| October 9, 2011, 4:20 pm
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Quoting Legofreak2444 ~
It's really just a the MOCOlympics in Bionicle. :) Maybe there could be a side game for losers.

There would have been, but I think the numbers got mismatched and became uneven. So the semifinal turned into a threeway.
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| October 10, 2011, 3:37 am
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So people, any more feedback?
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| October 11, 2011, 8:09 pm
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Quoting Kai Heffernan

I liked the amount of judges and being able to have people fill-in when I was unable to be around. If we had extra judges just for this purpose it could make things a lot easier.

Maybe even have judges taking turns next time. That way people can get detailed critique for every entry instead of just a couple. It would get tiring if there were set judges trying to comment on every entry and I think competitors would enjoy a review on their hard work. This may even make the comp more professional.
Thoughts?


Thats a nice idea. Judging the BIo-Cup got pretty tiring sometimes, and I think judges could sue a break once in a while(even more considering its a long contest).

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| October 12, 2011, 2:48 am
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