August 2017 Contest

jennywaboomjennywaboom Member, Administrator, Insider admin
edited August 2 in Wololo Wednesdays

Please post your entries below. Note that this thread will lock at 5:00 PM PDT on August 30th, 2017.

The full blog post, with a link to the official rules, can be found here.

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  • StolidLake37319StolidLake37319 Member, Insider
    edited August 3

    HOW TO WIN 1VS8

    First Step

    Just make them chase a villager of yours in a lake where you have a dock to build a transport boat
    (at least 1 unit of each of the enemies)

    Second Step

    Boooooard! They will stay there to watch you travelling, moved that they missed you...ooooh so cute enemies....

    Hi everyone, this is a recreation of my (stupid :P ) strategy to make the enemies weaker. Those days I could easily beat more than 4 hardest alltogether... now though... Thats why I made the recreation with the editor.
    The steps are simple. Make them all follow 1 of your units. Board the unit in a transport ship. Watch them watch you, repeat. They lose many population points, their military is weaker and no use for their rescourses.
    Pathetic? Naaah. Thats strategy to win. Noone blamed the great Generals of the past for deception :D

    PS This was available only in terrain maps. If they had war ships... you' d watch them kill you :P

  • Ahmad Ali KarimAhmad Ali Karim Member ✭✭

    @StolidLake37319 said:
    HOW TO WIN 1VS8

    First Step

    Just make them chase a villager of yours in a lake where you have a dock to build a transport boat
    (at least 1 unit of each of the enemies)

    Second Step

    Boooooard! They will stay there to watch you travelling, moved that they missed you...ooooh so cute enemies....

    Hi everyone, this is a recreation of my (stupid :P ) strategy to make the enemies weaker. Those days I could easily beat more than 4 hardest alltogether... now though... Thats why I made the recreation with the editor.
    The steps are simple. Make them all follow 1 of your units. Board the unit in a transport ship. Watch them watch you, repeat. They lose many population points, their military is weaker and no use for their rescourses.
    Pathetic? Naaah. Thats strategy to win. Noone blamed the great Generals of the past for deception :D

    PS This was available only in terrain maps. If they had war ships... you' d watch them kill you :P

    Hi there, @StolidLake37319,
    I noticed that your submission does not meet this month's theme. Please post a new submission based on this:

    On to this months contest! I don’t know about all of you, but generally when I play AoE my towns end up a bit of a jumbled mess in my rush to get things up and running, and they are probably no fun at all for my villagers to live in. That’s why for this months contest we’d like you to build a town in any AoE game that you would actually like to live in! It can be anything from a sprawling kingdom, to a cute little hamlet, just have fun with it!

    If you don't do it by 5:00 PM PDT on August 30th, 2017, you will not be able to win this month's contest.

  • PenelinfiPenelinfi Member, Insider ✭✭✭

    Remember it's build/draw a beautiful town based on Age of Empires game, and no longer your fondest memory ;)

  • Stevenx110Stevenx110 ColombiaMember, Insider

    Hello Everyone!

    I present to you my town created in AoE 2 HD. I chose the Italian faction because the architectonic art and the special units are my favourite.

    I attach some pictures of my city.

    The army prepare for the battle.

    The villagers have a place to cultivate.

    Free education for all the villagers of my town =). Its not an utopia

    My favourite units (Legionaries of AoE1 and Genovese Crossbowman of AoE 2 Forgotten)

    The market of the city; gorgeous and cheapy

    Thank you for you attention and hasta luego.

  • jennywaboomjennywaboom Member, Administrator, Insider admin

    @Ahmad Ali Karim said:

    @StolidLake37319 said:
    HOW TO WIN 1VS8

    First Step

    Just make them chase a villager of yours in a lake where you have a dock to build a transport boat
    (at least 1 unit of each of the enemies)

    Second Step

    Boooooard! They will stay there to watch you travelling, moved that they missed you...ooooh so cute enemies....

    Hi everyone, this is a recreation of my (stupid :P ) strategy to make the enemies weaker. Those days I could easily beat more than 4 hardest alltogether... now though... Thats why I made the recreation with the editor.
    The steps are simple. Make them all follow 1 of your units. Board the unit in a transport ship. Watch them watch you, repeat. They lose many population points, their military is weaker and no use for their rescourses.
    Pathetic? Naaah. Thats strategy to win. Noone blamed the great Generals of the past for deception :D

    PS This was available only in terrain maps. If they had war ships... you' d watch them kill you :P

    Hi there, @StolidLake37319,
    I noticed that your submission does not meet this month's theme. Please post a new submission based on this:

    On to this months contest! I don’t know about all of you, but generally when I play AoE my towns end up a bit of a jumbled mess in my rush to get things up and running, and they are probably no fun at all for my villagers to live in. That’s why for this months contest we’d like you to build a town in any AoE game that you would actually like to live in! It can be anything from a sprawling kingdom, to a cute little hamlet, just have fun with it!

    If you don't do it by 5:00 PM PDT on August 30th, 2017, you will not be able to win this month's contest.

    Ahmad Ali Karim is correct, this is unfortunately for last months contest theme, and if you'd like to be considered for this month you will have to submit something else. I do like your strategy though:)

  • GoldenDragonGoldenDragon Member

    Constantinople
    Hagia Sophia

    Land wall

    Sea wall

  • Ahmad Ali KarimAhmad Ali Karim Member ✭✭

    (I'm very sorry if it's hard to understand my question, so I'll have the simplified and straight-to-the-point part at the end)
    Hi, @jennywaboom ,
    I'm just wondering about the rules and all, does the four months cooldown period still uses the terms system? In December 2014, @Andy P said that if I join at the end of a term, I can join the next one even though it's not four months yet. Does this still apply to the contest now? Since the contest started on April, it means that August is the start of the second term, and so the first term (April-July) is over and I joined and won the June contest which is in the first term.
    So can I join this one?

    Andy said:

    This is a matter of contractual interpretation. Fortunately for everyone, the courts in the State of Washington (under whose laws control) have provided us with guidance. "Language that is clear on its face does not need construction." Cerrillo v. Esparza, 158 Wn.2d 194, 201, 142 P.3d 155 (2006). However, "[a]mbiguities are construed against the drafter of the contract."

    Rouse v. Glascam Builders, Inc., 101 Wn.2d 127, 135, 677 P.2d 125 (1984). Therefore, so long as an interpretation of that language is reasonable, it is binding.

    Here, the operative language is: "Limit one prize per person within four Monthly Prize Periods."

    These rules took effect in April. Since then, there have been 8 monthly prizes. Thus, there have been 2 terms of four monthly prize periods. December starts the third term. Accordingly, everyone is eligible to win one prize this term, whether in December, January, February, or March.


    Right so to simplify things, what I mean is since August is the start of a new term for WW, can I join this month's contest since the first term ended already and according to Andy P, the four month cooldown period comes in a term form.

    Again, sorry if it's hard to understand, if you don't understand anything please tell...

  • Andy PAndy P Member, Moderator mod

    My interpretation of the rules was not necessarily correct. I have no idea how Microsoft interprets their own rules, but their interpretation is the only one that matters.

  • Ahmad Ali KarimAhmad Ali Karim Member ✭✭
    edited August 17

    Well since I there is no reply yet, I think I'll just post my submission, just in case Microsoft interprets the rules like Andy. So if they don't then it'll just be a void submission which I don't really mind...

    KAMPUNG SUNGAI HUJUNG


    ABOVE: The Kampung Sungai Hujung Village

    ABOVE: The Sungai Hujung River
    (I have my Malaccan Era mod installed so some buildings look different and this is already in Imperial Age)

    This is a fictional place, with the name based on an existing place's name, Sungei Ujong, Seremban.

  • VolitiveLake814VolitiveLake814 Member, Insider

    When I was younger I always created walled cities like this and I wanted to live there. Byzantine City center

    Tight security was always a thing to go for

    Farming outside a walls to keep hunger at bay :smiley:

  • Here is my town:



    The knights prepare to cross the bridge to patrol the countryside while villagers are hard at work outside the town walls.


    Here we see the town centre with the cathedral and the busy marketplace.


    In the citadel, soldiers train to keep the town safe.

    --Brynn

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