meteorscrap blog header photo
meteorscrap's c-blog

Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness

Fronts 9Posts 0Blogs 85Following 0Followers 18



Contestoid: You're not going to let Qalamari win, are you?


My fifteen-year-old brother got this on his seventh attempt.

1: Qalamari 1:36 (96 seconds)
2: knutaf 1:42 (102 seconds)

Those are the only two entries I've received thus far, but I do expect more.

I mean, you get to win a 6-inch Replica Battle Rifle or a Full-sized Replica Energy Sword, so I know it's something people might want. And there's a cool prize for Canadian (or European, or anywhere else in the world) winners if I can't ship them a miniature replica gun or full-sized replica sword.

Tell you guys what. If I get more than ten entries into this contest (that is, ten different Destructoid user who try the course and post a time, no matter what is is), well... The prize changes.

First place prize gets to pick between Halo: Legendary Edition, a Full-sized Replica Energy Sword, or a 6-inch Replica Battle Rifle. Second place picks from the two remaining prizes, and third place gets what's left.

That's if I get ten entries, mind. In total, this is a $250 prize I'm offering here.

A Reminder of The Rules

1) This should be obvious, but you have to run the full length of the course without modifying it or spawning a replacement Mongoose for one you let fall into the ocean. I know no Destructoiders are classless enough to do that (or stupid enough to do it and think I wouldn't notice), but I wanted to say it and get it out of the way.

2) No course jumping. While I've done my best to make sure people can't do it in the one place which was obviously ripe for it, I'm sure the more inventive of you will find a way to sequence break this somewhere. Don't bother. You've got to follow the course as laid out in the DestructoidC HowTo video on my file share for your run to qualify. This includes touching all three platforms leading down to the bottom. If you miss the first two... You gotta do it all over again. If you miss the third, you can drive up to it and bump it before driving to the centre of the bowl, but it'll add that time to your run.

3) You have to post the filename in your fileshare and a link I can copy and paste or click on TO your fileshare so that I can download the successful run clip and record an official time. And I don't want the full video with all your unsuccessful runs, I just want the one which is successful. If you're not sure how to use the theater editing mode of Halo: Reach, check out this tutorial which explains everything. But instead of mailing it to them, you post a link here.

4) You can submit multiple entries. I'll update this contest every couple of days or so with leaderboards showing the top 5 best times or whatever, and if you really want the Energy Sword replica you can submit a faster run to try to dethrone the current champ.

5) The deadline for entries is March 26th, 2011. Any entries after that don't count.

6) The winner of the contest, obviously, is the one who does the course the fastest. I may have a consolation prize for the runner up if I get enough entries.

The Course

You can find the course AND a clip of how to run the course on my file share, right here! Or you can just do a search for content using the gamer tag Zen Rain and it'll pop right up!
Login to vote this up!


Kevin McClusky   1
Arttemis   1
Occams   1
Beyamor   1



Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.

 Login with Twitter

 Login with Dtoid

Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!


About meteorscrapone of us since 11:18 AM on 08.18.2010

My name is meteorscrap.

Occasionally I'll post random thoughts and musings here which are too long, too detailed, or otherwise don't fit in the comments section. Given the length of some of the stuff I've left as a comment, you can well imagine what I consider long.

Do you like words? 'cause I got a lot for you.

Promoted Articles
I've written a couple really good pieces which no longer show up on this blog. Check them out below.

02/11 MM Groundhog Day: Final Fantasy Tactics
04/11 MM AaMaazing: Final Fantasy II
05/11 MM P2 Press Start: A torrid co-op love affair
Digital Distribution: Developers are poisoning the well
Downloadables: Sequence
Reveling In The Joy Of Movement

Destructoid owes me a six-pack! Woo!