All Stars Round Four: FATE

For Round 4 of our inaugural All Stars cycle, we paid homage to Cycle 4 and sent our models out to do a technically challenging battle shot. This shot had to be taken with them fighting or visibly engaged with any FATE boss or other monster, with the addition of the new Gpose sticker mode “FATE Joined” label slapped on it, in case it wasn’t obvious what they were doing.

Getting a good battle shot is always rough, but doing so in a FATE made things twice as hard…. this round involved a lot of photography tricks, extras helping to tank things, waiting for the stupid FATE to pop, waiting for the right weather, and in my case, getting my fishing trip interrupted.

Enjoy the fruits of our labors, and then give your rankings in the Google poll at the bottom of the page! To view an image in a larger size, click on the middle. Use the back button on your browser to return to this page. Voting will be open until Tuesday, Feb 2nd at 11:59 PM EST.

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January Challenge Winner

For January we sent everyone out to find some dragons and show some appreciation, dangit. We had almost 30 votes total, which is great, because it allows us to see when there is a clear winner! And the winner this month was very clearly Forthyn S’yel, who shared this tender moment with Rathalos, and will be choosing our theme for the month of February.


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Forthyn S’yel

All Stars Round 3 Winners!

The hard earned time off is over because our next round is a technical doozy, but in the meantime, these are the top three models (in no particular order) whose hobbies enthralled us and made us feel the most cozy with that Echo filter.

Congratulations to Ninifipsi, Yomu, and Elessia, for showing us that whether it’s cluttered or tidy, creative or restful, home is the best place to relax for the weekend.

All Stars Round 3: Relaxation Time

In honor of Cycle 3, which had a nice relaxing theme that asked our models to show off their free time hobbies when not saving the world or being a world class model, we brought back Relaxation Time for the Round 3 challenge. The twist for this post Gpose cycle was to use the Echo filter to “add that old timey feel.” So without further ado, here are the All Stars models taking a break and showing us how they spend their down time.

Click on the middle of an image to view the larger size in detail. Use the back button on your browser to return to this screen. Vote for the order this week using the poll at the bottom – remember that ENTM uses golf scores, so 1 goes to the person with the strongest shot!

Voting will be open until 11:59 PM EST on Tuesday, January 26th.

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January Monthly Challenge Voting!

The theme for the January challenge was Appreciate a Dragon in honor of January 16th. World Appreciate a Dragon Day.

We had five six entries this month, so please view each of them and then vote for your favorite in the Google poll below! Voting will be open until Friday, January 29th at 11:59 PM EST.

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All Stars Round 2 Results!

Our 14 intrepid models took us on a three hour tour of some really neat wrecks. There was a lot of arguments about who had the most spectacular crashes (and who had the most premium deserted island to boot) but in the end three shots emerged on top for this extremely good, extremely scenic round.

Congratulations to our shipwrecked ALL MALE models in the top three, for showing us your abs I mean showing us some fantastic destruction of property: Forthyn, Malkovich, and Yomu!

All Stars Round 2: Shipwrecked

Welcome back everyone to another week of our first ever All Stars Cycle! For Week 2, we took our inspiration from Cycle 2 and stranded our models someplace. Unlike Cycle 2, which was still limited by no Gpose and only a handful of potential locations, our models and self-judges were allowed to run wild with this idea and interpret it however they chose.

Please look at their selections below, and then go to our Google poll at the bottom of the gallery and rank them 1-14! Click on the center of a shot to make it bigger, then use your browser’s back button to return to this post.

Critiques are open to the public on our Discord channel. Tell our models what you loved about their shots, or anything you felt might have made these shots stronger. Look for the #all-stars-critiques channel and share your thoughts!

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All Stars Round 1 Results

Hello my lovelies, it’s time to reveal who the top three vote getters were for our first round! With the judges all ranking themselves, we’ve definitely got some professional opinions about How To Slay Your Ice Queen for this round.

Since All Stars is a little bit different, our winners each week are a little bit different. The top three for Round 1, in no particular order, were Yomu, Aelyria, and Odharnait! Looks like fashion was the royal pedigree everyone was looking for this week.

All Stars Round 1: Ice Queens

It has begun, our very first All Stars Cycle! In honor of Forum Cycle 1 all those years ago, the first round is named Ice Queens and our models have been asked to take a shot in Shiva’s arena. Any of Shiva’s arenas. There sure are a lot of Shiva’s arenas these days, no? Specifically, we added Eden 8 as a valid location for this round, or models could take a shot in unsynced Shiva HM or Shiva Ex, or in Faux Hollows Shiva if they felt like being a masochist.

Free style, so they were allowed to play with this idea however they wanted!

Please view the gallery below. Click on the shots to make each of them larger. And then vote in the Google Poll to rank the images 1-14 based on your preferences, technical skill, composition, or whether it made you laugh or not. There are no rules because these models are all already winners and you are gonna have a tough time deciding for sure!

NEW FOR ALL STARS: These images are open for public critiques if you are a member of our Discord! Please hop over to the #all-stars-critiques channel and share your thoughts on the images! Voting and critiques will be open to the public until Tuesday January 12th at 10:00 PM EST.

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ENTM All Stars Cycle: Meet The Cast – And Judges!

Host Katarh Mest here!

All Stars cycle has been in the works for several years. After Rongi Pongi retired from ENTM, I decided not to let the idea die and developed it further. After another year or so of delays (woo 2020), the time was right and we have finally put together two glorious months of screenshots from the best of the best from ENTM.

All participants either won top three of a cycle, or won another contest from ENTM such as the Yearly Challenge, or won the fan bring back contest during an elimination cycle. Each model on this star studded list has proven their ENTM chops once already, and now they will fight for the title of the All Star Champion. A few faces have changed, and a name tweaked here and there, but we’ve got talent going back to some of our earliest forum based cycles represented.

For All Stars, the models are the judges and will be judging themselves using a secret ballot. They cannot rank their own shot, but will be asked to rank everyone else every week. 14 models, 14 judges! This will be quite different and it’s going to break my score sheet but ENTM is all about the spirit of experimentation.

The community will be tasked with putting in their votes as usual – but the tables have turned, and now the critiques are all OPEN FORUM on our Discord channel. Please be honest but be kind and give our models your very best in feedback for each of their shots. This channel will be moderated so be constructive! Models are allowed to critique each other as well, but it’s not required, so any and all feedback you can give for your favorite models each week will be appreciated.

The first round will start on January 8th!

The Host: Katarh Mest of Lamia

The Cast of ENTM All Stars 2021:

Aelyria Windrunner of Siren
Ninifipsi Fini of Shiva
Ni’ko Shae of Cactuar
Stephen Fairbrook of Balmung
Eldaena Vonxandria of Excalibur
Yomu Kazul of Gilgamesh
Rymmrael Bhaldraelwyn of Lamia
Forthyn S’yel of Adamantoise
Odharnait Greene of Goblin
Elessia Sedai of Midgard
Haila Wetyios of Balmung
Malkovich Malkovich of Faerie
Doki Kun of Hyperion
Escher Strange of Zodiark