Author Topic: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!  (Read 5315 times)

Offline RikkiTikki

  • Infinity Wars Staff
  • Full Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 179
    • View Profile
[Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« on: April 21, 2016, 07:56:35 AM »
Hey Infinity Warriors!

Got a knack for creating fun and devious puzzles? Tired of the old Academy missions? Think you can do better? Well, here’s your chance!

As we continue revamping the new player experience behind the scenes, we noticed that the Academy was somewhat out of place: on the one hand, the word “academy” implies that the missions are primarily instructive and newbie-friendly. On the other hand, many of the missions are actually quite difficult and don’t necessarily teach players how to fully utilize basic strategies and mechanics in an intuitive way. As a result, we’re making some changes to it!

The Academy will be renamed as “Challenges”, an area that will provide players the chance to tackle some unique and interesting missions built by the community. Since the Challenges section will cater to more experienced players, almost all features related to the new player experience will be present in the new campaign.

So, say you have the perfect challenge in mind - fantastic! All you need to do now is fill out this form and tell us about it:


Here are a few helpful tips when pitching your Challenge:
  • Challenge missions are going to be the puzzles of Infinity Wars. Specific outside-the-box thinking to get around a tricky situation is encouraged, but a challenge where you fight a fair game of Infinity Wars against an AI will probably be pretty trivial.
  • You can make a mission where the player can bring in their own deck, but if you do, realize that your challenge is going to be more about owning the right cards and their deck-building problem solving, rather than their in-game problem solving.
  • The best designed challenges have all the information laid out in front of the player without hidden information on turn 1.

Keep these guidelines in mind and provide as much information as you can about your brilliant puzzle! Remember, the goal of a Challenge is to, well, challenge the players! Don’t be afraid to make the most dastardly puzzles you can think of.

We’ll be accepting submissions until 1 month from now. Also, there are no limits to how many Challenge missions you can submit, feel free to go crazy! Once the deadline has passed, the team will look through all of the submissions and pick the best ones to put into Infinity Wars.

So get those creative juices flowing and show us what you got!

Cheers, RikkiTikki
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 08:56:16 AM by RikkiTikki »

Offline Pelagoth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
  • Sock Puppet
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2016, 08:11:27 AM »
First

Suck it all

I am stoked to say the least. :D

Just a General question: Will there be any sorts of rewards (digital most likely) for people that have their submissions being picked? For example a title or avatar or just cards.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 08:15:21 AM by Pelagoth »

Offline Benionin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1711
  • Let's talk about this
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2016, 08:17:09 AM »
Oh boy, this looks like fun.

Now, just to figure out a good puzzle...

*plotting mind is plotting*
Resident LoreNinja, Tavern-Ninja
Gao Han or Gao Home!
Into the Fray, a novel of Infinity Wars
Weekly Storywriting Stream

Offline Benionin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1711
  • Let's talk about this
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2016, 08:54:46 AM »
Can we submit more than one suggestion? I've come up with a relatively simple challenge that still requires some unorthodox thinking, but while I'm more or less happy with it where it is I'm sure I can come up with something better
Resident LoreNinja, Tavern-Ninja
Gao Han or Gao Home!
Into the Fray, a novel of Infinity Wars
Weekly Storywriting Stream

Offline Pelagoth

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 606
  • Sock Puppet
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2016, 09:14:29 AM »
Can we submit more than one suggestion?
Also, there are no limits to how many Challenge missions you can submit, feel free to go crazy!

Offline Goldschuss

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 262
  • Death Ray, I don't like you
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2016, 10:20:01 AM »
Ahh the Joy of solving puzzles...

Offline NatoPotato

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 685
  • Guns don't kill people, ninjas kill people.
    • View Profile
    • CLICK ME
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2016, 11:34:42 AM »
*Submitted challenge with 2 solutions listed, realised there was a third, much easier solution* :-\
Well, guess ill resubmit.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2016, 11:36:22 AM by NatoPotato »

Offline Meadhlyn

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 37
  • Force of Will
    • View Profile
    • My Youtube
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2016, 02:53:58 PM »
This is actually pretty cool and shows how much the community has a voice in this game.

I'll be making some puzzles for sure whenever I find the time!  :)

Offline Benionin

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1711
  • Let's talk about this
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2016, 05:11:07 PM »
Can we submit more than one suggestion?
Also, there are no limits to how many Challenge missions you can submit, feel free to go crazy!

I see that my critical reading skills are as sharp as ever. Derp.
Resident LoreNinja, Tavern-Ninja
Gao Han or Gao Home!
Into the Fray, a novel of Infinity Wars
Weekly Storywriting Stream

Offline Wham

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 16
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2016, 08:49:26 PM »
Damn, the last academy challenge was one of my favorite parts in the game. It seems like it'll be pretty difficult create something that's as challenging and polished as that one.

Offline Number11

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 316
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2016, 05:43:58 PM »
I made the mistake of sending in a challenge that won't work. Started as 2 GI, 1 FD and as I found out that I could not use Ferocity the same turn I Weaponize an artifact, I moved to 3 purity FD in order to use Bloodbath. I used Uncontrolled Rift to explain the deployed character but forgot that Weaponize can't be in the new deck. Silly mistake. Wonder how many challenges will be submitted.

Offline ORISOLVE

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1476
  • In the service of The Holy Roman Empire since 2016
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2016, 06:46:50 PM »
Can I just say how much I approve of Yodo1 utilizing their "resources".  ;D
Where there's a will, there's a way.


Offline Number11

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 316
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2016, 07:29:17 PM »
Can I just say how much I approve of Yodo1 utilizing their "resources".  ;D

lol.

I also just found out that you need to select one of the options under Implementation Details or you can not submit. What if a challenge does not need to force initiative, disable trading post as well as have hand size other than 5.

Offline Interesting_Socks

  • Global Moderator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 682
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2016, 08:00:54 PM »
Just force initiative anyway?

Offline Number11

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 316
    • View Profile
Re: [Weekly Post #10] Create a Challenge Mission!
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2016, 08:32:05 PM »
I just selected hand size other than 5 as the challenge I submitted can be made with a hand size other than 5 but can also use hand size of 5. My challenge had some room for how it is implemented.