Mogolympics: Update and Clarity

As of this writing, we sit at 33 competitors for the Mogolympics.  I have a hunch that number is going to increase further and it’s great to see such response!  I’ve been asked a fair bit if there is room or if you can still sign up and just wanted to clarify that once again.

The deadline to sign up is the date your outfits are due.  You could message me that morning, get a faction, and submit all ten outfits and you’ve qualified (though that might be a touch hectic).  Otherwise, the signup is not going to close due to a limit on competitors.  Also, it will not close due to factions no longer being available.  From the original list I created, there are 17 factions unclaimed.  If and when those are used up and we still have participants signing up, factions will simply start to have more members.  So Kurenai might say represented by JD Kenada and Tome (though obviously not, as we’re judges).  Think of it just like the real games, as England and the US tend to have more athletes present than Trinidad or Serbia.

**once all the factions are claimed, it will no longer be about balance.  Some factions may end up with three or four representatives before another has its’ second one**

If you create an outfit that doesn’t use the pants, wrist, helm, or cloak slots, you need not include them in your outfit details.  Also, some white items (aside from shirts and tabards) can be ‘mogged and are acceptable.  However, white items such as the Light Mail Belt cannot be used for visible slots.  Also, the Zhevra does not qualify for Equestrian (though it’s the only borderline horse mount I can think of).

A few more questions came up regarding outfits.  Weapons are only required for outfits in which the event requires them (i.e. Archery).  If you include them when not a requirement, that’s quite alright and you certainly won’t be docked for doing so.  Also, you may use the Chopper or Hog, but in either case the bike is not required to be included in the picture.  Bonus if you can, not a penalty if you can’t (having bought several, they’re not cheap!)

Folks have asked for a text version of the accepted Shields for the discus event and that is on the way.  Work has kept me pretty busy this week but I will be posting that tomorrow.  Otherwise, you can continue to keep up to date on the Games via this page.

***a few more questions have popped up***

For your “event outfits” you may not use another Faction’s tabard.  It’s honestly something I never thought of until it was asked.  In the “if this were real” spirit, that might not go over too well…or just confuse the judges.

If you want to include descriptions (in addition to providing a list of gear used), you are welcome to do so.  In particular the Freestyle outfit might be somewhat beneficial to include what you were aiming for as part of the score will no doubt come from your ability to achieve what you were aiming for.

If you are using ModelViewer you will not be penalized if there is no background.

If you use a Worgen in their Human form, that constitutes them being Human.  So if you have a Female Worgen, in her human form, as an entry, then you shouldn’t have a femal human as a separate entry.

On behalf of Tome, Khizzara, Matty, and myself, thanks again for such a positive response to the Games!

8 thoughts on “Mogolympics: Update and Clarity

  1. kamalia July 5, 2012 / 9:46 pm

    Oki, I has a question: do all outfits have to include suggested weapons, or just the ones that say “build an outfit around weapon type X”?

    • JD Kenada July 6, 2012 / 3:51 am

      Just the ones that require one.

  2. missescake July 7, 2012 / 12:58 am

    Seems your hunch was right. My inbox has never seen so much action! Congrats on getting so much interest, and when it comes time to judge, you four have my deepest sympathy.
    Two questions. First, when we submit, what format would be easiest for you? Individual emails for each event with photos/ gear list, or one email with a zipped folder containing photos and… plain text files for our gear? And second, for Freestyle, should we include any additional info about our NPC (name, profession, location, etc)?
    Thanks for doing this, gets more exciting every time another new face signs up.

    • JD Kenada July 7, 2012 / 6:14 am

      Great questions.

      Please e-mail me all the outfits in one e-mail. If you can zip, that’s fine. If not, no worries anyway. If you want to make it a Google document and just grant me access to it, that’s fine as well.

      For Freestyle, you’re absolutely welcome to do so.

      Thanks for the kind words!

  3. Elisa July 25, 2012 / 7:41 am

    Hi again, I have another question. If we’re using a Worgen as “athlete”, do we have to use its fluffy state or can we use its human state?

    • JD Kenada July 25, 2012 / 9:01 am

      If you use it in Human state, I would say that constitutes Human, rather than Worgen (which is fine if you’re not using the same Human elsewhere).

      Great question by the way. Again, the masses think of things that I wasn’t smart enough to. 😀

      • Elisa July 25, 2012 / 9:24 am

        Thanks for such a quick response JD! I was getting on it now. 😉

        • JD Kenada July 25, 2012 / 11:08 am

          I’ve fallen a bit behind due to being busy at work, so glad I was able to get back to you quickly!

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