Hero Contest #2 Theme: Ice Approved by the moderation teamDescription: A hero contest with an ice theme. This contest is to try to get some ideas flowing through TheHelper.net; and to try to extract some good coders from TheHelper.net’s members. Anyone at all is allowed to join, as long as you are sure you can finish the hero. Prize:•1st Place: 20 rep, 2nd Place: 15 rep, 3rd Place: 10 rep. All contestants may receive normal rep from other members, of course. Theme:•This contest's theme is Ice. This means that your hero and its spells must relate directly to ice; NOT WATER. Frost is OK, though. •Definition: Ice is frozen water. Therefore, the spells cannot have anything to do with water or water vapor; only ice. However, frost is OK. This is true because ice can be too limiting. Contest Rules:•You can use GUI only. •The only JASS that is allowed is when that JASS is used to remove leaks. •Imports are not allowed. •Do not submit protected maps. •Make the hero easy to test. •You may only submit 1 hero. •Your hero must fit the theme. •The hero must have three level 1 spells and one level 6 ultimate. •The hero must be made for regular melee maps •The hero must be balanced compared to melee heroes. •All of your spell coding must be written by you •All systems are allowed •The hero and spells you enter must be new and made specially for this contest. •Your spells must follow the theme. •Do not directly ask how to make a spell on the forums. You're allowed to ask "how do I do this", but not "can someone make this spell for me". Thread Rules:•No bashing. •Off-site links are okay. •No stupid remarks. •No comments that just consist of praise for a spell like: "WOW YOUR SPELL IS SO GOOD!!!!!!!" You must say why it is good. •Also do not write "Can I marry you?" •AFTER YOU SUBMIT YOUR HERO, YOU MAY EDIT IT. •Don’t ask if it’s too late to sign up. How to Submit your HeroPlease submit your hero as a level 1 hero. The hero should be in a map with sufficient creeps, a respawn trigger, and a level-up trigger. The hero should also be able to learn and use each of its spells without any modifications to the map in which the hero was submitted. Please make sure that all necessary triggers and new objects (in the object editor) are present upon submission. Also, include your name in the map's name to avoid confusion. I don't want to judge someone's hero and give someone else the grade for it. Be logical with your maps; if your hero has an ability that affects allied units, include some allied units! Grading: Balance - 50 points total•Is your hero totally imbalanced? Would you be able to play it in a regular melee map without people saying things like the following: “WTF!111!! IMBA HERO!!! *@#$ YOU!!” •Internal Balance (Spells) (Is one (or more) of your hero’s spells obviously better than another? Not including the ultimate.): 25 points total •Spell 1 Balance: 5 points Spell 2 Balance: 5 points Spell 3 Balance: 5 points Ultimate Spell Balance: 10 points •External Balance (Spells) (Is one (or more) of your hero’s spells obviously better than other heroes’ spells? Not including the ultimate.): 25 points total •Spell 1 Balance: 5 points Spell 2 Balance: 5 points Spell 3 Balance: 5 points Ultimate Spell Balance: 10 points •Balance (Stats) (Are your hero’s stats totally disproportionate to the other melee heroes’ stats?): 25 points total •Agility Balance: 5 points Intellect Balance: 5 points Strength Balance: 5 points Incremental Balance: 10 points Coding - 25 points•Is the coding efficient? Is it leak-less? Can you read it easily? •Efficient: 10 points •Leak-less: 10 points •Readability: 5 points MUI will not get you extra points. Spells - 100 Points(See the below sub-categories for descriptions.) Special Effects - 30 Points•How creative are you with your special effects? Do your special effects match your theme and spell? "Special Effects" does not mean just the action "Special Effects". Does it look more than just a bunch of special effects bunched together? •Creativity: 10 points •Theme: 5 points •Cleanliness: 5 points Effect - 50 points•Does the spell match the theme? Is it just a boring stat change? Does the effect of the spell match its special effects? Does the effect make any sense? Does it work with the other spells? •Theme-Match: 5 points •Creativity: 20 points •SFX Matching: 12 points •Sanity: 12 points •Integration: 6 points Icon and Description - 15 points•Does the icon fit the spell? Does the description actually describe the spell without being straightforward? Does it explain the animation? Does the spell have a storyline? •Icon: 5 points •Description: 10 points Sounds - 15 points•Does the sound match the spell? Is the timing correct? •Matching: 8 points •Timing : 7 points Total Points - 175 Deadline: •The session ends 38 days from now, that means on the 30th of April. That means you get a little more than a month to complete your hero. More time may be allotted if at least ¾ of the contestants require more time to finish. Good luck, and happy creating! Judges: Knight7770 Oninuva Hatebreeder Joker(Div) Total Number of Contestants: 24 Proposed Entries 1) Sjakie: Fat Walrus, the Tuskarr Warchief 4) ZiggyMcjoney: Frost Dragon Hunter 5) T.S.E: Gharn, the Lone Wedingo 6) ZionAltari: Gabrial, the Nomadic Ice Drake 7) 9) mastah_: Malice, the Frozen Fury 10) Sil3nt: Kelen, the Arctic Assassin 11) Moonslinger: Booch 17) Ghostwind Submitted Entries 1) Larcenist: Snow Dan, the Frost Spectre 2) Foodflare Frost Knight 3) Exide 4) Squishy: King of Cold 5) Ashcat: Frostwhisperer 6) vypur85: Ice Panda 7) R@i_No_Wyrm: Frost Wyrm 8) DarkRae: Nailah, the Arch Apprentice 10) mr-death: Escortez Fricefolde the Spirit of Northrend 11) MCR-ELSKER: Masice, the Frost Giant 12) THE_X: Mao'kthall Crystalline, the Frost Monarch 13) Tinki3: Julakgh, the Ice Troll Chieftain 14) Elumork: Malen, the Frigid Mortal 15) darkbeer: Ice Panda 16) Exfyre: Frosty the Snowman 17) Grymlax: Skadi 18) FroznYoghurt: Sorceress of Cold 19) Fegga5: Ice Hero 20) Ivach 21) BRUTAL 22) dragonhord 23) jonadrian 24) Kazuga NOTE: Submitted entries may be edited between now and the day before the contest ends. 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