Z-I-v Summer Contest 2020

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Post #1 · Posted at 2020-05-24 05:23:11pm 4 years ago

Offline VanEden
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Reg. 2018-05-11

"orangutan occupation"

Last updated: 2020-05-30 06:03pm

The sun’s is shining, it’s getting nice and warm outside, I’d say it’s the perfect weather to stay indoors for the foreseeable future. Looks like it’s time for the Summer Contest! I went with ukiyo-e woodblock prints as the theme, hope you guys like it.

Participants will upload one file each week according to that weeks theme. These could include requirements based around the title of the song, the genre, where it’s from, or even challenges placed on the chart itself like notes, patterns, gimmicks, and anything you can think of. Odd number themes will be from myself, while even themes will be provided by our Battle Royale champion, talkion.
The following week everyone will vote on their favorite files. At the end of the voting period, the winners of that week are announced and the top 10 files gain points based on their ranking. After 10 weeks, the contest enters the VIP Room, where the top players go head to head to determine the winner. This contest is held over 3 months so be ready for the long haul!

1. You are required to vote if you enter a file. Even if you are eliminated you are still encouraged to vote during the VIP Room.
2. You can't vote for your own song (of course silly)
3. One file per round, so make it count!
4. Files must be uploaded by the deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS. Most themes have strict challenges. If you fail to adhere to the theme your file could be disqualified.
5. Files will be uploaded on the contest simfile category, using the title of the theme to sort them into sections. We didn’t have any issues with these last time which I’m glad for, and I’ll put the theme in big bold letters just in case.

1. You must have at least 1 chart. (doubles and other charts are also allowed but not required).
2. Songs will be rated on the X-Scale (out of 20).
3. Songs must be less than 2:30 in length.
4. Pad charts for this contest only, no keyboard charts.
5. Automatically generated steps are not allowed.
6. New simfiles only. You can't re-release a song you've already done.
7. Graphics are not needed for a song but are HIGHLY recommended. If you do not have graphics, someone else can make some on request or a placeholder will be provided for you.

Each week you will get 15 points to distribute. You can vote for as many files as you want, but you can only give a maximum of 5 points to a single file. Votes can be sent via PM to either myself or talkion.

Points will be distributed as follows:
1st - 20 points
2nd - 15 points
3rd - 12 points
4th - 10 points
5th - 8 points
6th - 6 points
7th - 4 points
8th - 3 points
9th - 2 points
10th - 1 point

Since this tournament uses ranking points instead of raw score, there can’t be any ties in the top 10 files for each week. Tiebreakers in the votes are determined by the number of 5’s each player received, then 4’s and so on.

This year, the VIP Room will be made up of the top 25% of participants, depending on the number of entries. Scores are reset and those who qualify play out 3 more weeks of the competition to determine the winner. In addition, placing 1st in any round guarantees a spot in the VIP Room if you wouldn’t qualify otherwise.
(EXAMPLE: 32 players enter the contest. That means at the end of week 10 the top 8 players move on. Say I get 1st place during week 2 but in the end get 9th place overall. Since I netted that 1st place round victory earlier, I’m allowed into the VIP Room anyway.)

The deadline for submitting files and voting will be SUNDAYS at 1PM EST.

(this is the whole thing, so pay attention)

The tournament kicks off May 31st!

Regular Season
31 May: Week 1 Submissions [Van Eden]
7 June: Week 1 Voting + Week 2 Submissions [talkion]
14 June: Week 2 Voting + Weeks 3 Submissions [Van Eden]
21 June: Week 3 Voting + Week 4 Submissions [talkion]
28 June: Week 4 Voting + Week 5 Submissions [Van Eden]
5 July: Week 5 Voting + Week 6 Submissions [talkion]
12 July: Week 6 Voting + Week 7 Submissions [Van Eden]
19 July: Week 7 Voting + Week 8 Submissions [talkion]

26 July: Week 8 Voting + Week 9 Submissions [???]
Week 9 will be a very special week. If you’ve done this contest before you may have an idea of what I’m talking about…

2 Aug: Week 9 Voting + Week 10 Submissions [talkion]
9 Aug: Week 10 Voting + Determining VIPs

16 Aug: VIP Week 1 Submissions [Van Eden’s VIP Theme]
23 Aug: VIP 1 Voting + VIP 2 Submissions [talkion’s VIP Theme]
30 Aug: VIP 2 Voting + VIP 3 submissions [free week]
6 Sep: VIP 3 Voting
13 Sep: Winners Announced

If you want in, you can let me know (clearly stating it pls) in this thread or you can PM me. This tournament will in fact take the whole Summer. You have 10 weeks so feel free to take any breaks as needed. Since it is so long, I’ll extend the deadline for entering until the end of Week 3. Some people were upset last time that they missed the signup window for BR2020 so this is to give everyone a chance to avoid getting locked out for the whole 3 months. Please let me know if you have any other questions and I’ll try to clear things up, because these things do get pretty complicated.

Also you may have thought I had done this enough, but I’m going to again thank Pandemonium X for letting me hold these tournaments. If you guys weren’t aware, he did the Summer Contest for 10 years, so the fact that it’s still going after all this time is pretty amazing.

Good luck everyone!

other links:
_______New Album!_______________My Files_______
https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/pictures/20177-1568344696.png https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/pictures/20177-1590028023.png

Post #2 · Posted at 2020-05-24 05:31:05pm 4 years ago

djVERTICAI Avatar Member
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Nintendo Network ID: mazecraze7773DS Friend Code: 1177-7988-4755Game Center Nickname: mazecraze777
"RhYmEs WiTh MoRdEcAi"
All right, dude. You can go ahead and sign me up, and I'll see what I can pull together for this one. Time to stretch the ol' steppin' limbs once again, methinks.

Post #3 · Posted at 2020-05-24 05:33:30pm 4 years ago

Offline tsugaru7reveng
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Reg. 2006-06-02

Count me in.

Post #4 · Posted at 2020-05-24 05:59:43pm 4 years ago

Offline KexMiX
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Reg. 2019-01-25

"I do DDR things sometimes"
Y'all already know that I'm in.

Post #5 · Posted at 2020-05-24 06:01:45pm 4 years ago

Offline forcednature
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Reg. 2012-06-12

""Captain uwu""
I will participate & try hard.

Post #6 · Posted at 2020-05-24 06:28:46pm 4 years ago

Offline brunobg24
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386 Posts
Reg. 2012-12-24

"hi kids"
Sign me up please!
Check out my YouTube channel with stuff related to BEMANI and music games!
Check my simfiles in this thread!
Latest simfiles on Z-i-V:
https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/simfiles/Z-I-v%20Summer%20Contest%202020/R.I.P/R.I.P-jacket.png https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/simfiles/Z-I-v%20Summer%20Contest%202020/Dual%20Bladez/Dual%20Bladez-jacket.png https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/simfiles/Z-I-v%20Summer%20Contest%202020/amaterasu/amaterasu-jacket.png https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/simfiles/Z-I-v%20Summer%20Contest%202020/Say%20So/Say%20So-jacket.png https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/simfiles/Z-I-v%20Battle%20Royale%202020/Fin.ArcDeaR/Fin.ArcDeaR-jacket.png

Post #7 · Posted at 2020-05-24 06:29:41pm 4 years ago

Offline Oni-91
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Reg. 2006-10-20

Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-3445-5569-17913DS Friend Code: 008736577880
"Ambivalent Viennetta"
Is Week 9 gonna be Simfile Buffet 2 (or is it 3? I haven't been paying attention, let's be honest)

Either way, BOI. IN.
ZIv Mod Squad: "I'm a trash panda now, don't worry about it"
Can you make music? ZENIUS -I- MANIA 2023 NEEDS YOU

Post #8 · Posted at 2020-05-24 06:40:26pm 4 years ago

Offline mathio214
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Reg. 2020-05-24

Hey everyone, I would like to be in for this.

I am a new person and I have just made this account so I could give this contest a go but I have been visiting the website for the past few years so I think I know what to expect.

Post #9 · Posted at 2020-05-24 06:49:20pm 4 years ago

Offline The Legendary DJXYZ
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"Elsewhere known as borealis"

Last updated: 2020-05-24 06:49pm
Summer Contest 2020! It's high time I got back to stepping. Count me in!
Might do something a little special too and make bonus doubles Challenge charts for everything I step.
Not around here too often anymore, but I still play DDR & maimai!
My final contest run was in my signature so I guess I'll keep it here for those who wanna play my last few charts:

Post #10 · Posted at 2020-05-24 07:07:28pm 4 years ago

Offline HealingDMax300
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Reg. 2012-12-01

I'm in.

Post #11 · Posted at 2020-05-24 07:11:21pm 4 years ago

Post #12 · Posted at 2020-05-24 07:17:55pm 4 years ago

Offline _|/-\43D
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Count me in!
deez nuts

Post #13 · Posted at 2020-05-24 07:51:51pm 4 years ago

Offline Asgoods
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Reg. 2019-04-07

I'll enter the contest. Why not?

Post #14 · Posted at 2020-05-24 08:13:52pm 4 years ago

Offline Peterrw9000
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150 Posts
United States
Reg. 2018-07-20

I'm in.

Post #15 · Posted at 2020-05-24 08:19:08pm 4 years ago

Offline TonyAkita
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United States
Reg. 2018-01-21

Nintendo Switch Friend Code: SW-0531-5103-1546
I've been waiting for this post since BR 2020. I'm in!

Post #16 · Posted at 2020-05-24 09:39:54pm 4 years ago

Offline 5l1n65h07
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Reg. 2012-07-03

I'm in
5l1-STEP Series:

Post #17 · Posted at 2020-05-24 10:28:25pm 4 years ago

Offline SupremeX
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I'm in
https://zenius-i-vanisher.com/simfiles/DDR%20GOLD%2020%20simfiles/DDR%20GOLD%2020%20simfiles.png?1620131017 https://i.imgur.com/HXpMEwl.png
10 years OMG. 10 years in this forum. I can't believe this!!!

Post #18 · Posted at 2020-05-24 10:40:10pm 4 years ago

Offline Braeden47
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Reg. 2008-01-02

"X scale 20"

Post #19 · Posted at 2020-05-24 11:04:36pm 4 years ago

Offline dancingmaractus
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United States
Reg. 2019-09-07

Even though My house caught fire, and I do fear ill quit another contest,

Let me try my best. I need to push my self. Count me in.

Post #20 · Posted at 2020-05-24 11:13:50pm 4 years ago

Offline CuzcoBlocko
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2,947 Posts
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Reg. 2013-10-26

"[Art by LilyBreez]"
Even though My house caught fire

Wait, WHAT?!?!

When did this happen?!

I really hope you and your house are okay. That's so screwed up and serious...
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