What is Micro Madness 2014? Micro Madness 2014 is the newest edition of the previous Micro Madness competition. It is an individual contest open to all members at New Element. This year match ups will not be a normal 1v1 knockout contest like before, but will consist of multiple members competing against each other with only 2 progressing to the next round. Previously, the bracket was made public, this year to add more excitement and intrigue, the bracket will remain anonymous and people will only find out who they are up against in each round when the voting starts. Micro Madness is all about creativity, it's a challenge for those at the top of their game to show what they can do with a small map. Do you have what it takes to make it to the final?
The Objective Your task is to develop a 15x15 entry to compete against several other entries. There are no limits to what can be and what can't be done, everyone has free reign, as long as it fits the size requirement. Like in our recent H2H contests, you do not have to utilise a square shape to achieve the spatial target. 15x15 is equal to 225 tiles and you can use these to create any shape you like, but you may not use more than this allocation. Nothing may lie outside this boundary except map entrances, peep entry points and any way of getting peeps into your entry. If you are unsure about anything, do not hesitate to contact us.
Sign Ups You have 10 days to sign up for this contest by replying below, the sign ups will close on 15th June, after which the seeding will occur and the bracket will be completed. The contest will then start on 22nd June when the competition bracket and all the rules & regulations are released to the public.Any people attempting to sign up after the 15th June will join a reserves list and may not get the chance to take part in the contest. Please be aware when signing up that the contest will run from 22nd June and the final round may not be completed until late August, early September.
Please note that there is no cap on the number of sign ups. We have designed this contest to cope with high numbers of participants and can run the contest up to 64 players.
Seeding The reason for the week gap between sign ups and the contest start is so we can create the optimal bracket for the competition to run smoothly. Part of this process involves seeding.All entrants will be seeded for this competition and placed into pots. People will then be drawn from random out of these pots to be placed in the first round according to the order they were drawn from their ranked pot. This is much like the process for the World Cup, Champions League and many other sporting events.
Rules & Regulations The guidelines of the contest, including details for deadlines and submissions and information on whether workbenches will be used or not will only be available when the contest officially starts on 22nd June.Each round will run for 2 weeks. There will then be a 1 week gap to allow for voting and processing and the next round will then start right away. We cannot be any more specific than this as the number of rounds depends on the number of sign ups. We understand this is slightly unusual, however this is to control when people start their entries for the first round and to ensure that the contest is as fair as possible. Please be aware that screenshots of competition work is not permitted, if work is shown anywhere in public, including at other sites, you will be disqualified.
We have tried to cover all areas of the contest but feel free to ask questions about remaining unclarities.
To those not feeling confident enough: remember that last edition, a new and unknown member called Camcorder22 wrecked everything and everyone, finishing 3rd out of 64. In Micro Madness, anything can happen. Especially in this new format...