Bannerlord Creative Competition 2

Added to Calendar: 31/07/22

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Greetings warriors of Calradia!

More than a year ago, we announced our first official creative competition where nearly 100 participants battled on three separate fields: the creation of lively and scenic villages, the making of Bannerlord themed 2D art and the taking of astonishing in-game screenshots. We were both surprised and amazed by the quick adoption of our extensive modding kit, as well as the creativity, skill and ingenuity of competition participants.

We assisted the participants by providing guides, documentation and by answering questions on our forums and the community Mount & Blade Modding Discord. Not only did participants reach a high level of quality in their submissions, they also collaborated and helped each other which was great to see!

We want to continue with our support of the talented community that has gathered around our games which is why we’re very excited to be announcing our second iteration of the Bannerlord Creative Competition with a hefty bag of prizes! We would really like to thank our friends at Intel for joining us again to lend their support with 2x Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Kit and 2x Intel® Core™ i5-12600K Processors up for grabs!

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Scene Design Contest - Hideouts​

While villages remain a place for hardworking farmers and fishermen, the same can not be said for hideouts. These provide a sanctuary for thieving bandits and marauders who hide in them, away from the hand of justice. Contest participants will need to envision and create these hideouts with the help of our Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Modding Kit. We have prepared the Scene Design Contest thread that contains details about the contest, guides on how to create hideouts and test them in-game, how to submit the scenes and more. When the contest finishes and the results are published, all of the scenes will be released to the public, making them available for inclusion in various Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord modifications.

Scene Design Contest Prizes:

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3D Art Contest - Melee Weapons Set​

Experienced smithies will know that each weapon in Bannerlord is composed of multiple crafting pieces across a number of categories, allowing for the creation of hundreds of thousands of different weapons. 3D art contest participants are invited to take a shot at creating a Calradian royal melee weapon set, worthy of being used in battle by the highest of nobles and implement it into the game so that it fits with the native crafting pieces and works with the crafting system. We realize this might sound like quite a challenge which is why we’ve created documentation about our crafting system, how to implement the crafting pieces into the game, how to send in your submission and more - all of which can be found in the 3D Art Contest thread.

3D Art Contest Prizes:

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2D Art Contest - Comic​

Finally, we have the 2D Art Contest, challenging participants to create a comic consisting of no more than 6 panels set in Dark Ages Calradia. The use of all types of mediums is allowed to create the comic, such as screenshots, hand drawn, 2D & 3D digital art, and photo editing/manipulation. There's plenty of room to show off your creativity and skill so give it a go! You can find all the rules and further instructions in the 2D Art Contest post.

2D Art Contest Prizes:

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Entries for each contest are open from now up until the 31st of July 2022, 23:59 UTC+3.

Make sure to check out the FAQ if you would like to find more information about how you can get involved. We look forward to seeing what you all come up with and wish you the best of luck!
 
So let me get this straight- - the Scene Design and 3D art contest both have prizes like a small PC or a processor, but the 2D contest is only worth a mousepad? Not even a T-shirt? Or a forum badge like the others? Last contest, that was the prize for taking a cool screenshot, whereas 2D art winners were given the same prizes as the Scene Design winners.
At the risk of sounding rude, I could make enough working at my minimum wage job to buy myself one of these mousepads in a quarter of the time it would take me to make a contest-worthy comic.
I'm gonna give TW the benefit of the doubt and assume for the time being that there was a mistake made and the prize listed was meant to be for screenshots (though that was not a category mentioned in the post), but I'm not so sure. The only reason I'm posting this here is because as of yet, there hasn't even been an official forum thread for the 2D contest. I'm worried that 2D artists are being seriously undervalued.
 

Memoefe

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So let me get this straight- - the Scene Design and 3D art contest both have prizes like a small PC or a processor, but the 2D contest is only worth a mousepad? Not even a T-shirt? Or a forum badge like the others? Last contest, that was the prize for taking a cool screenshot, whereas 2D art winners were given the same prizes as the Scene Design winners.
At the risk of sounding rude, I could make enough working at my minimum wage job to buy myself one of these mousepads in a quarter of the time it would take me to make a contest-worthy comic.
I'm gonna give TW the benefit of the doubt and assume for the time being that there was a mistake made and the prize listed was meant to be for screenshots (though that was not a category mentioned in the post), but I'm not so sure. The only reason I'm posting this here is because as of yet, there hasn't even been an official forum thread for the 2D contest. I'm worried that 2D artists are being seriously undervalued.
I mean last year's 2D competition had PC prize as well so I'm pretty sure they value 2D art but I think they want to increase the participation on modding part of the contest.
 

Dejan

Community Manager
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So let me get this straight- - the Scene Design and 3D art contest both have prizes like a small PC or a processor, but the 2D contest is only worth a mousepad? Not even a T-shirt? Or a forum badge like the others? Last contest, that was the prize for taking a cool screenshot, whereas 2D art winners were given the same prizes as the Scene Design winners.
At the risk of sounding rude, I could make enough working at my minimum wage job to buy myself one of these mousepads in a quarter of the time it would take me to make a contest-worthy comic.
I'm gonna give TW the benefit of the doubt and assume for the time being that there was a mistake made and the prize listed was meant to be for screenshots (though that was not a category mentioned in the post), but I'm not so sure. The only reason I'm posting this here is because as of yet, there hasn't even been an official forum thread for the 2D contest. I'm worried that 2D artists are being seriously undervalued.
Nobody is undervaluing 2D artists. As you mentioned, the last competition had hefty prizes for 2D art and we received amazing entries for it. Each competition is different from the last one and we are changing the focus each time which I think is perfectly fine.

We're taking submissions for 2D art via social media, hence why no 2D art contest thread was created.

Thank you for your feedback.
 
Just one question regarding this. You do not find it in any way odd placing different information regarding the same contest on different platforms?
 
Ah, misinterpreted this. There is NO 2D-contest. I just read that 'social media' part about it, thought about the 3D mentioned here and then my mind railroaded. Sorry.
 

theolf

Banned
Ive read Corys writeup on the CG3 but would like to get your take on it. And comparisons to Red Chains range. Did you get an extra range or just the range thats included with the CG3 base? Screen shots would be great too.

Thanks
 

theolf

Banned
Big jump from the Optishot. The only thing the CG3 doesnt show is the spin, right? I do agree that not showing the spin is not good for me. For entertainment its ok, I guesse. Good luck with what you get and enjoy.

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