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View Poll Results: The Trail of Towers GRAND CHAMPION is …
1) White and blue glass tower 4 44.44%
2) Blue tower 0 0%
3) Black rainbow tower 2 22.22%
4) White and grey spindle tower 2 22.22%
5) Stone and wood tower 1 11.11%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

MC: Trail of Towers Contest
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kscherer
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Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Boyzeee
 
2014-08-16, 00:06

It's decision time. For those of you who remember, Brad and I had the idea for "The Trail of Towers" many moon-y things ago. The idea was to create a project along the north side of the path behind Grey's park and fill it in with fun stuff. Jessyka built a tower in creative mode and I liked it enough that I thought she should build it in the Nova Map. It turned out so well that we discussed the idea of turning that stretch into a "Trail of Towers". Pick a lot, build a tower, have a contest.

So, now it's contest time. Which is the best one? You decide. However, you do not get to know who built what (please, if you know who built what keep it to yourself ).

Also, we will have a naming contest. Each tower's name will be pulled from suggestions by the audience. Name each tower and the best names will be given to their respective towers.

Come on, it'll be fun! Can't decide from Brad's renders? Dive into the map and have a look for yourself.

Select from one of the towers below using 1-5 (where 1 is the farthest left, and 5 is the farthest right)


Who let the creeper in?
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drewprops
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Join Date: May 2004
Location: Atlanta
 
2014-08-16, 00:19

NOW, all of the towers are beautiful and have some real character to them.

#1 is full of verve.
#2 is fascinating because of the water.
#3 I confess to not exploring this one enough
#5 is traditional, like an awesome shrine, and I like it a lot


But....

I have REALLY liked #4 from the beginning and it's still my winner.

I'm talking about the original version, mind you, because at that stage it was actually ART in that it challenged you.

If you ran in without caution you immediately discovered that it was a horrifyingly long drop into the Void... an act which is totally the sort of thing that architecture-as-art can get away with.

It was a mean building... a building that is aggressively bereft of real function.

The current one has been modified to remove the danger of death and in doing so it lost that certain challenging edginess that good art can possess.



{insert Reading Rainbow wrapup tune}



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kscherer
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2014-08-16, 00:22

Vote, dude!

There's a button up there. You push it to vote.

And, no, beer is not an option (at least not one you can vote on).
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drewprops
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2014-08-16, 00:36

What? I don't see it! Let me look on morning from full computerbobby.
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Robo
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2014-08-16, 14:48

I like all of them, especially REDACTED's "atom smasher" and REDACTED's "pagoda castle." It's hard to pick just one, but in the end I voted for Grey's. It's just so inventive

EDIT: forgot we weren't supposed to say who built what

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong

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kscherer
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2014-08-16, 18:10

The best thing is that we had room for five buildings and wound up with five completely different styles. Good stuff.

Oh, and Grey was coming off a total acid trip when he built that thing.

Who let the creeper in?
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kscherer
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2014-08-18, 15:55

Just FYI: I am going to appeal to Brad / Grey to determine how long we run the poll.
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drewprops
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2014-08-18, 17:01

I'd say do it for at least a year, to be safe.


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kscherer
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2014-08-18, 17:03

Look, just because you might change your mind next month is no excuse!
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709
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2014-08-18, 17:27

Me? I'd say declare Jess the winner and move on to naming.
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kscherer
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2014-08-18, 17:45

Speaking of naming:

1) The X Factor
2) Hillstreet Blues
3) The Accelerator
4) Spire of Eternal Darkness
5) Heroin House

Bring it!
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drewprops
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2014-08-18, 22:57

Quote:
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Me? I'd say declare Jess the winner and move on to naming.
Grey sucking up to Jess will not prevent her from slaying you in cold blood in BattleNova™.

I tried it and it didn't work.

Just you watch your back with that one!



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kscherer
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2014-08-18, 23:21



That's my girl!
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Grendagle
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2014-08-19, 23:20

Everyone did an excellent job!
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kscherer
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2014-09-04, 14:16

Alright, you too-busy-to-play poo-poo heads. Let's get on to naming these things. I've already tossed in my two-cents on the matter.

Stop what you're doing, hang up those phones, tell your customers to get lost and put that essay off till tomorrow and let's Name. Those. Towers™!

Who let the creeper in?
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