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Update: 2008 Battles Contest (Winners Announced on page 11!)

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Postby JoshWedin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:41 pm

Alright, people, the moment you've all been waiting for has arrived! After much deliberation and soul-searching, I have selected this year's winners. This year was particularly difficult. There were over a hundred entries and the skill level sky-rocketed! I wish I had 30 prizes to give away, because there were about thirty entries that deserve an honorable mention. It was difficult to trim down the entries to the top ten. It was nearly impossible to pick three out of those ten. :)

But, without further ado...the Winners!

1st place:
Rocko's Goblin Attack
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2nd place:
Weasel47's Family Reunion
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3rd place:
Olog's Stone Golem Attack!

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Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to everyone who entered. It was a pleasure to see these great MOCs come flowing in.

Build On!
Josh

PS. I need the winners to PM me their addresses so that I can prepare the prizes for mailing...
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Postby SavaTheAggie » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:01 pm

Congratulations to the winners. I'm disappointed I did not place, but I happily concede to such masterfully built entries.

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Postby Sir Dano » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:24 pm

Congrats RebelRock! You had my vote from the beginning.
congrats to Weasel47 and Olog as well.
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Postby Peasantpeteri » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:40 pm

Congrats all! Nice pick Josh! :P
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Postby DNL » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:59 pm

Congratulations!
I actually didn't expect these MOC's would win.
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Postby Maedhros » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:17 pm

That was fast, well done, Josh! (and all entrants of course ;))

I was hoping for Family Reunion but Rocko's was extremely well done as well. Congrats!
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Postby Aliencat » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:42 pm

Cool, these were actually my favourite entries too :)
Congratulations to the winners, and kudos to Josh for not making us wait long at all.
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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:47 pm

Congratulations to all the winners! It was fun, seeing all the entry turnouts. Thanks Josh for being so quick and for hosting a great contest. And a big thank you to our anonymous sponsor. Thank you for your generosity.

As for everyone else, there's always next year!
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Postby wunztwice » Fri Apr 11, 2008 5:57 pm

Huzzah for Josh, and Huzzah for the winners! (and huzzah for all who entered!) Super-fast turn-around time Josh, I'm sure everyone really appreciates it! Great picks, I'm sure it was very hard to narrow them down.

I kinda had a feeling Rocko would place, congrats on the first place!

Super work everyone, it was fantastic to see all the entries, hopefully I have time to enter next year! (?)
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Postby ZIGGY! » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:05 pm

Thanks Josh, that WAS fast, I'm a little dissapointed with the winners (cuz I didn't win :( ) but you da judge, judge! Actually I am a little dissapointed with the judging and not because I didn't win.

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Postby Heir of Black Falcon » Fri Apr 11, 2008 6:27 pm

Good job gents. Very nice entries.

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That was amazingly fast.

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Postby Peasantpeteri » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:23 pm

Wait, in the third one the dragon is flying. How did he do that? I thought photoshoping wasn't allowed. :shock:
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Postby Sir Dano » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:28 pm

Kingpeteri wrote:Wait, in the third one the dragon is flying. How did he do that? I thought photoshoping wasn't allowed. :shock:


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Postby Peasantpeteri » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:30 pm

Oh, Thanks. A thousands regrets sire Olog.
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Postby RebelRock » Fri Apr 11, 2008 7:35 pm

Wowsers! This just made my day. Usually the only thing I win is 2 bucks from scratch off lottery tickets. :P

Great contest, by the way. A lot of top notch MOCs by some heavyweight contenders. This was a great dive into the castle theme for Olog and I hope he'll continue with more in this genre. Weasel47's entry was super creative and has inspired some current project ideas of my own. If it were up to me, there would be about 10 first place guys for this contest. Fantastic entries like Darkspawn's and others are going to be inspiring to people for years to come.

Many thanks to everyone and Josh for hosting the contest and to the mysterious anonymous donor for providing the sets. :)
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