Laconius wrote:Actually, I apologize for my constant retorts in this thread. But it's simply because being one of the influential factors regarding the four-year clause edit, I feel compelled to defend Lav's decision. I just wouldn't feel right sitting on my ass while Lav gets hammered away at by ignorant passerby's.
And to make it clear, I didn't request for the clause edit to make it a pain in the ass for everyone EXCEPT me. That's utter bullshit. If at all, it's put even MORE of a burden on me, since now, I have absolutely no excuse to lack personality development in my works. Additionally, many people were complaining about the original clause to begin with, so I felt a need to voice their opinion along with my own.
Regardless, I stand by what I said. If Lavarinth felt the rules could be changed, that's fine. It's his game, and I don't really care what you make. I am, however, defending the original intention of the contest, i.e. to see what people could make that could cover the four years between the games. Obviously, it could have resulted in a lot of crap, and it probably still will. Nevertheless, I am confident the top three winners would have made truly original, interesting stories placed within the restriction. Creativity can not - must not - be fazed by a restriction.
No offense, but if an endless series of build and destroy maps with Protoss saying, "LULZ ZERG" is the best you can come up with, you should be very happy indeed the rules were changed
But no, you were being facetious. In any case, it's beside the point. All I am saying is that we can make our stories anytime we want. This contest was an opportunity to tell something else, preferably beside the obvious "LET'S KILL KERRIGAN" campaigns, which are frankly made all the time anyway.
If I was to be upset, it would simply be that the contest's announcement spurred the development of a dozen or so campaigns covering the four years. Now, they seem frivolous, and are more likely to seem staid when other campaigns might now only cover a month. I hope that, at least thematically, the winners still cover those four years.