The stars were bright at night last week (even though I don’t think any of us live deep in the heart of Texas.) But after all the votes were in, the winner for the final round of Classic Cycle 14 was Damien Montclair!
I have to crunch some numbers in my spreadsheet this afternoon, but with this final week under wraps, there’s only one thing left to do – declare the S-rank model for this cycle of ENTM.
Thank you to everyone who participated in this cycle, and thank you to our judges for taking time out of their summer to provide us with their insights. The only way to get better at anything is to keep practicing, and feedback is a crucial part of that process.
It’s the final week of voting! I’m posting this from the Otakon XIV track (“we have Fanfest at home”) so hopefully the voting forms come through correctly.
The final week’s challenge was one of our favorite scenic style themes, Starry Sky. Our models were asked to include a starscape in any zone, any location, and thanks to Endwalker, we’ve got our first 24/7 options.
Please look at each of the images below. You can view them in closer detail by clicking on the center of the image. Use your browser’s back button to return to this blog post. Then vote for the strongest image using the Google poll embedded below. Remember that ENTM uses golf scores, so the strongest shot should be #1.
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This was our closest week of voting yet, with community votes stepping up to break what would otherwise be a multi-way tie from the judges. But after everything was added up, the lowest score and our winner for this week belonged to Damien Montclair. Congratulations!
We have ONE MORE WEEK of ENTM Classic Cycle 14 to go. I hope everyone has had fun and been inspired by the creativity of our models for our short summer cycle.
Starting with our next cycle (likely sometime this fall) we will attempt to do better about cross posting to social media automatically using tools from WordPress.
We’re on to the home stretch of Classic Cycle 14. With six models remaining and scoring so tight I had to break out a magnifying glass last week, it’s still a wide open competition these last two weeks!
Our models were asked to present a “fairy tale” style shot – that is, to take a free style shot (battle, scenic, or fashion) and slap it in one of the Gpose frames with some filters to make it look like it came out of a picture book. They could choose an existing story for inspiration, or write their own fairy tale with a picture worth a thousand words.
Please look at each image below. To view the image in full size, click on the middle. Use your browser’s back button to return to this post. After looking at each image, vote using the embedded Google poll, with 1 as the strongest shot of the week on down. Voting will be open until Tuesday, July 25th.
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Battle shots are always one of the tougher rounds in ENTM – it’s so hard to balance out the character, the opponent, and the action and make it look stylish. Judges and community were all over the place with their votes (so much so that fractions of a point determined the community winner again this round) but once everything was added up, the final winner for this round was once again Val Viscera.
We’ve still got two more weeks to go, and based on the math behind each week’s scores, it’s still any model’s contest to win.
On the administrative side of things, Judge Blixis having to step down due to IRL / personal reasons and will regrettably miss the rest of the competition. Judge Escher has agreed to fill in for the remaining two weeks. Thank you Blix for your first time judging for ENTM! Hope IRL gets sorted out for you soon, for the better.
Welcome back everyone! We’ve started the second half of Classic Cycle 14 now. We have six models remaining in this competition and they’re bringing in our toughest shot of the cycle, a battle shot! The models were asked to take a shot wearing class AF armor, while visibly engaged in a fight with something.
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Then use the Google poll below to rank them from 1-6, where 1 is the strongest shot of them all this week.
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Last’s week photo challenge was to take a free style shot on the theme of “Tavern.” Our models braved these dark and dusty bars across the world, getting into bar fights and getting behind the bar themselves to serve up beverages, but the winner by a hair this week was Damian Montclair whose friends all cancelled on them at the last minute to play FFXVI, giving us this amusing shot in response.
Congratulations! Classic Cycle 14 continues this weekend!
Hello everyone and welcome back to our third week of Classic Cycle 14! We had an old theme last week to go back to our forum roots, but this week we’re introducing a brand new theme for this cycle: “Tavern.”
Our models were challenged to do a free style shot in any of the many taverns scattered around Eorzea and beyond. With no restrictions, they could choose scenic, fashion, or even an action oriented shot in this open ended theme.
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After looking at every image, please rank them in order from 1-7 with your #1 being the strongest out of the bunch. (Remember, ENTM uses golf scores so the lower, the better!)
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This week was our throwback fashion style swimsuit competition, a round first done on the OG Cycle 1 on the official FF forums. (Long before Gpose so they couldn’t be vertical, though.)
The judges and community had a much harder time this week since everyone was so gorgeous, but Val Viscera squeaked out a win by a single point against everyone else in the end. Congrats for a second week in a row!
Welcome back for our second week of the summer Classic Cycle of ENTM! This week is traditionally a “runway style” week focusing on the fashion, and we hearkened back to the original Forum Cycle 1 for inspiration with a swimsuit competition. (I don’t know about you, but someone definitely turned the heat on in the last week where I live.)
Our models were asked to take a vertical shot of their character, but otherwise they were free to choose the location and mood for their scene (and of course strike a pose.)
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