Classic Cycle 13 Final Results

It’s been a hectic cycle for me and the judges, but our models persevered and all eight of them made it through our grueling six weeks of competition, despite new patch content and savage raiding and real life eating our faces, oh my!

All of the models making it to the final stage of the contest is a rare treat, so first I want to thank you all for your hard work and for sticking with it. Getting tough love from the judges can be painful, but we all want the best for you and for you to go out and take the most beautiful screenshots that you can.

But this is also ultimately a contest, so without further delay, here are the top three winners from Classic Cycle 13.

Third Place

In third place, with a score of 100.7, we have Neisha Rayne!

Neisha Rayne

Second Place

In second place, with a score of 90.6, we have Isillud Losstarot!

Isillud Losstarot

S-Rank

And our newest S-Rank model, who is a veteran of ENTM but never quite reached the top before…. with a score of 86.09, is Ninifipsi Fini! Congratulations, you are Eorzea’s next big talent!

Ninifipsi Fini

Community S-Rank

However, sometimes our judges and the community disagree. Voting was extremely tight among the community votes, with about a quarter of a point separating the top two vote getters, but the Community S-Rank is Neisha Rayne!

Neisha Rayne

ENTM will be taking a break for the month of May, aside from our monthly challenges.

Thank you all for following along with us, and keep on taking the best screenshots that you can!

Classic Cycle 13 Round 6 Winner

For the final round of this cycle, I tasked the models with an open ended storytelling theme Legends. This theme was a true test of artistic and creative mettle. Many of our models opted for local legends, others for classical legends, but the winner for this week’s cycle went for a modern legend in the form of the late David Bowie.

Congratulations to Isillud Losstarot for winning this week’s challenge with a scene from Labyrinth!

Isillud Losstarot

With that, Classic Cycle 13 is coming to a close. I will be tallying up the votes from the last six weeks and will announce the winner later today!

Classic Cycle 13 Round 6 – Legends

We are on the final week of Classic Cycle 13, with all eight models having survived until the end of the contest. For that alone, every one deserves a round of applause!

This week’s theme was open ended with “Legends” – the models could choose to interpret this however they wished, with a legend from Eorzea or from the real world. All images had to have some kind of picture frame, with the intent of making it look like a story book illustration. I think everyone knocked it out of the park, but this is still a contest, so you’ll need to vote!

Please view each image below and then use the Google poll to vote, with 1 being the strongest, and ranked on down.

Due to the delay in posting this weekend, voting will remain open until 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, April 27th.

Although the Google Poll is set to require a sign in to prevent duplicate voting, no email addresses are collected, only the timestamp of your vote.

If you are having trouble voting on the Google Poll embedded above, you can also open it directly in a new tab by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/waGnkE9vXXsfLfp1A

Classic Cycle 13 Round 5 Winner

Last week was the tragedy to match Week 3’s comedy – and our models did an amazing job making us Feel the Feels. Black and white is a difficult medium to work with, too! Scoring was very tight, but the model who managed to bring the feels the best last week was Chibi Blu. Congratulations!

We have ONE MORE WEEK in Classic Cycle 13. (Like last week, posting will be delayed 24 hours until Saturday night because real life is eating my face on weekends right now.)

Chibi Blu

Classic Cycle 13 Round 5 – Death and Taxes

For this week’s challenge, I asked our models to use some throwback photography skills and bring a shot in pure black and white photography.

It comes for all of us. Show us your character being sad….. whether it’s about money or mundane things, or the deeper things in life.

Please view each of the images below in a larger size by clicking on the middle of the picture. Then use your browser’s back button to return to this post. Vote for the images using the Google poll at the bottom of this page. Remember that ENTM uses golf scores, so have #1 as which shot you think is the strongest.

Voting will be closed a bit later than usual due to today’s delay in posting. Please vote by 4PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 20th. If you are having trouble voting in the Google poll above, please click on this link to open the poll in a new tab: https://forms.gle/ykZ963hzUM4t827q6

Classic Cycle 13 Round 4 Winner

We had our big battle challenge for week 4, and while all of our models showed how well they can fight off a bad guy, one model in particular wow’d the judges for his fighting prowess. Congratulations to Isillud Losstarot for winning the challenge this week!

We have two more weeks in Classic Cycle 13. Thank you to all the models and judges for surviving Patchmas this week! (6.1 dungeons/zones are not permitted to be used, though, so no worries about spoilers.)

Isillud Losstarot

Classic Cycle 13 Round 4 – Protector of the Realm

For the fourth challenge of the cycle, we have our battle shots! Our models were asked to go out and take a picture of them engaged with an enemy, showing off how they prefer to save the world. There were no other restrictions other than to try to take the coolest screenshot possible.

Please click on each image below to view it in a larger size, and then use your browser’s back button to return to the post. Then vote for the shots in ranked other at the bottom of the screen. Remember that we use golf scores, and thus the shot you think is the strongest should be ranked at #1, the second strongest at 2, etc.

If you are having trouble viewing the Google Poll embedded above, please click on this link to open the poll in a new tab. You must be signed in to vote, but email addresses are not collected. https://forms.gle/hMHb6e3CzVgPGZhf6

Classic Cycle 13 Round 3 Winner

April Fool’s is over (and I admit, I got sucked into /r/place over the weekend) but the pranks our models pulled with their minions are going to haunt their victims forever. This week, the model with the best Shenanigan goes to Chibi Blu, for telling her friend that it was a treasure chest when it was really a mimic.

The judges really loved the expression on your character’s face, as well as your victim’s reaction, capturing the perfect moment in time for an April Fool’s prank.

Congratulations!

Chibi Blu

Classic Cycle 13 Round Three – Shenanigans

April 1st is known as “April Fool’s Day” and it’s a day for pranks, lies and other general japery. For this round, I asked our models to take their favorite minion and go out and have some fun – even if it was at the expense of other people! This was a technically challenging round and our models did a fantastic job incorporating their minions into their shots.

We had eight entries this week. Please click on each image to view it in full size, then use your browser’s back button to return to this blog post. Vote for the shots using the Google poll below – remember that your #1 will be the strongest, and then rank down to the weakest at #8.

If you are having trouble voting in the poll above, please click on this link to open it in a new browser tab: https://forms.gle/VnmRPGfHyXdcW11i6

Classic Cycle 13 Round 2 Winner

Wowee, this was one of the more hotly contested ENTM rounds that I can remember in recent memory. Judges disagreed with each other, and the community disagreed with them – but that’s why we have a mixture of judges and opinions and we use MATH to get down to a somewhat objective answer.

All that to say, after everything was tallied up, the winner this week for the strongest Spring Fling glam was Yurimi Sky! Congratulations!

Yurimi Sky

This upcoming week will be one of our infamous technically challenging rounds, so please look forward to it!