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Speed-Packing - A Data Pack Contest!

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Pleasenotme started 7/21/21 10:27 am history
and replied 8/2/2021 12:58 am


What is it?

Speed-Packing is a contest where participants have to make data packs in a short time-span based on a topic. The topic will be revealed some time between UTC 2 p.m. and UTC 3 p.m. on 29th July, Thursday.

Rules
  • Preparing a data pack for the competition in advance is not allowed.
  • Entries must be made specifically for the competition.
  • Entries must be submitted before UTC 2 p.m. on 30th July, Friday
  • Entries must not be extensive. Don't make a data pack that's going to take me five hours to test. Overly extensive data packs will be disqualified.
  • You are advised to use the in-built uploading system of PMC. If possible, do not use external download links. Links from sites I do not recognize will not be considered (Mediafire is acceptable)
  • Late entries will not be considered.
  • Do not ask for the topic before UTC 2 p.m. on the 29th.
  • PMC Rules apply.
  • No troll or joke data packs.
Judging

Judging will be done on the basis of:
  • Creativity and Originality - Your data pack should be creative and original
  • Execution - It should function smoothly and should be bug-free
  • Efficiency - It should not have many redundant features in the inner workings
  • Gameplay Balance - It should not make the game too easy or too hard (data packs that add a reasonable challenge are fine, but data packs that summon charged creepers at the player every 2 seconds are not)
  • Entertainment Value - The data pack should be fun to test.- Don't make a data pack that adds a banana that can be crafted after a 10-hour-long process which does basically nothing. That's not fun.
  • Content - The data pack should add a decent amount of content. The more content you add, the more points you get here.
  • Bugs - The data pack should be as bug-free as possible.
  • Abstraction - The inner workings should be more-or-less hidden from the casual user in gameplay.
Entering

If you want to enter, say so in the comments below. You will be pinged during the declaration of the topic. Once the topic is declared, you may start making your data pack. Once you finish, post it on PMC and include the phrase "Entry for Speed-Packing Contest" in the title. Then post the link to the data pack page in the comments here.

TOPIC REVEAL

The topic is "Pirates"! Go now, make your data packs! Quick! You only have 24 hours from now!



Thanks to mrurl42 for the idea!

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!
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07/29/2021 7:06 pmhistory
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HoboMaggot
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Content - The data pack should add a decent amount of content. The more content you add, the more points you get here.
This is biased towards the people who have more time, which means the people in bad timezones would not get a lot of points in this area. (e.g. me and YokaiS).
Additionally it doesnt reward the people with difficult to add content, maybe change the description up a bit
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07/29/2021 10:09 pm
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Pleasenotme
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Don't worry, it's mainly to prevent people from submitting a data pack that has near-zero content without me being able to do anything about it in judging - as long as you don't provide too less content, most people are going to get similar marks in this section (also, more difficult to add content will get more marks than the same amount of less difficult to add content)
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07/29/2021 11:01 pm
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Chimerabot
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Okay, phew... my datapack has undergone some cutbacks... hopefully it'll be done on time. I'm so close.
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07/29/2021 11:19 pm
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Pleasenotme
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Good luck!
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07/29/2021 10:23 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Modder
That1Rand0mChannel-SBCDev
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How much time left?
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07/29/2021 10:31 pm
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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About 5-6 hours left, make sure you submit on time!
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07/29/2021 10:54 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Modder
That1Rand0mChannel-SBCDev
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I don't have enough time then.
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07/29/2021 10:58 pm
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Pleasenotme
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Oof! Sad, I was looking forward to seeing your work!
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07/30/2021 3:01 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Happy to see that you made it!
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07/30/2021 2:23 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Yaay, you made it!
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07/29/2021 11:55 pm
Level 47 : Master Theorist
Chimerabot
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AAAAAaaaagh! Screeching in at the last moment! Here it is.




Chimerabot's Sailboats
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07/30/2021 12:04 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Great! I'll be trying it out right away!
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07/30/2021 12:16 am
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Chimerabot
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Sorry about the digital scream.
Anyway, try to avoid placing too many sailboats down... I've found it (might) cause some problems with sail customization. Too wiped out right now to fix it though (if it even needs fixing). Just be cautious.
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07/30/2021 12:19 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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*proceeds to try it*
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07/30/2021 8:50 am
Level 47 : Master Theorist
Chimerabot
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._. looking back, I probably shouldn't have said that, but now I think I know exactly what was going wrong XD
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07/29/2021 11:02 pm
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One_Nose
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Here is my entry. Is there a bonus for extremely stupid ideas?
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07/29/2021 11:20 pmhistory
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Hm... no there isn't...

Edit: However, looking at your data pack, it seems you're going to get 10/10 for creativity
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07/29/2021 4:29 am
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Pleasenotme
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Slight change in rules, 6 extra hours have been added to the submission period
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07/29/2021 4:38 am
Level 42 : Master Blob
HoboMaggot
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too bad that still covers my school day lmao
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07/29/2021 5:18 am
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Pleasenotme
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lol
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07/29/2021 9:30 pm
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Gamingbarn
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I finished my datapack entry https://www.planetminecraft.com/data-pack/gamingbarn-s-pirates-entry-for-speed-packing-contest/
I think that was the quickest I have ever made a datapack.
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07/29/2021 10:09 pm
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Great! I'll be testing it soon!
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07/29/2021 12:02 pmhistory
Level 15 : Journeyman uwu
TheBlue Creations
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I've finished my datapack entry :D
Took me so long to make it
Hope it's good enough
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07/29/2021 12:23 pm
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Pleasenotme
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Ooh, good job! I'll be trying it out soon!
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07/28/2021 9:36 pm
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Quick! Start data packing, everybody who entered! You only have 24 hours from now! Good luck, and may the best data pack win!


Pings:
That1Rand0mChannel-SBCDev
One_Nose
YokaiS
Ennakon
Ajana
krossy
vEnOmBoy_X
HoboMaggot
Ronald_mao
Gamingbarn
LynnStorms
IceDragonsLair
TheBlue Creations
ProfTechnic
IoeCmcomc

Good luck! The topic is "Pirates"!
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07/30/2021 3:35 am
Level 18 : Journeyman Sus
Ennakon
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Same as the other guy I also had no idea for the datapack. I do have ocean themed datapack planned but it has little connection to Pirate but I would still participate in this if you host more
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07/30/2021 3:47 am
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Pleasenotme
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Oof ok. I think my next contest will be give you guys more time to make the entries lol, one day is way too less for most people to make a good data pack.
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07/30/2021 9:15 am
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Ennakon
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I don't really have a problem with one day deadline but it'll probably be good for those in difference timezone. I love the concept anyway will be looking forward to it!
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07/30/2021 12:12 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Mage
Ajana
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Sorry man, wont be able to submit anything. ZERO ideas for a pirate theme datapack.
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07/30/2021 12:20 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Oof, ok.
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07/30/2021 1:56 am
Level 15 : Journeyman Mage
Ajana
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Very excited to try these packs tho.
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07/30/2021 2:24 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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They are pretty cool, I plan to try them all together with some friends when I'm done.
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07/29/2021 4:12 amhistory
Level 47 : Master Nerd
YokaiS
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also umm i don't think you revealed the theme at the time you promised. You released it at like 1am utc on the 28th, while you said you were going to release it at like 2pm on the 29th. You released it at 6pm for me, and I couldn't do anything today because I was at an amusement park with my family for the entire day. Since it's 24 hours, I would have to submit my thing at 6pm on the 29th, so I only have 17 hours from now. Subtract that number with the amount of time for me sleeping which would be 9 hours, and 2 hours for the program I'm taking at 10-12, and like 1 hour for me to rest and eat food after I get home cause I'm not a robot, and 3 hours for me to finish all my summer homework for the day and I only have 2 hours to make my datapack. There is no way I'm gonna be stressing myself out doing that.

sorry I don't think I'll be submitting anything :(
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07/29/2021 4:17 amhistory
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Pleasenotme
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Ah... time zones can be confusing - It's the 29th where I live. I revealed at UTC 1:30

Edit - wait, I think it still is UTC 29th tho, because UTC would have to be over 24 hours behind IST for 7:00 am IST 29th to be 1:30 am UTC 28th

Edit - Decided to add 6 extra hours
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07/29/2021 4:19 am
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YokaiS
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damn that's generous
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07/29/2021 2:10 pm
Level 50 : Grandmaster Programmer
Gamingbarn
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07/29/2021 3:43 am
Level 47 : Master Nerd
YokaiS
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I think MattZachZion and Chimerabot might want to be part of it as well
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07/29/2021 3:45 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Hm.... well I guess as long as they submit in time they can take part.
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07/29/2021 9:02 am
Level 47 : Master Theorist
Chimerabot
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I didn't anticipate being busy for like half the day today, so... er, I'll try to do my best...
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07/28/2021 10:07 pm
Level 31 : Artisan Modder
That1Rand0mChannel-SBCDev
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Can I make a datapack that takes an old idea with a unique spin on it?
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07/28/2021 10:16 pm
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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As long as it fits within the theme (which is "Pirates")
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07/28/2021 9:39 pm
Level 42 : Master Blob
HoboMaggot
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Oh boy time to spend like 3-4 hrs on this because thats all I have
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07/28/2021 9:40 pm
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Good luck! I don't doubt that you'll be able to make something decent in that time!
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07/29/2021 3:07 am
Level 42 : Master Blob
HoboMaggot
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srry I wont be able to submit anything. Got a huge amt of work piled up today
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07/29/2021 3:13 am
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Oof, okay.
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07/29/2021 12:48 pm
Level 41 : Master Nerd
Pleasenotme
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Added some fields in the judging section (content, bugs, abstraction)
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07/29/2021 8:54 amhistory
Level 42 : Master Blob
HoboMaggot
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Maybe you could judge the datapacks on compatibility based on the datapack conventions as part of the judging criteria
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