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As of January 1, 2013, the Brony@Home competition has begun.

Brony@Home is excited to announce its third bi-annual Folding@Home competition! For those who are unfamiliar with the way the competition works, you simply fold for eight weeks, and receive a prize either as one of the highest scoring participants, or as a random draw winner. Winners will be placed in to one of three categories:

1st to 8th in overall score
14 score-based random draws
7 purely random draws

A score-based random draw involves picking a random winner, but placing higher chances of winning on those who have scored higher. That way, everyone has a chance at winning, but those who put more in to folding will still have better odds. However, this is a logarithmic scale, so the playing field is still evened out. The random draws work by awarding one entry in to the draw for every magnitude of 10 past 1000 points. That is, if you have 1000 points, you get 1 entry in the draw. 10 000 points will give you 2 points. 100 000 will give you 3, and so on.

If you are interested in how this is calculated: This is easily done using the formula LOG(final score) - 2, where LOG has a base of 10. Each zero added to the final score will increase the value by 1. This value is then subtracted by 2. What you get is LOG(1000) - 2 = 1, LOG(10 000) - 2 = 2, LOG(100 000) - 2 = 3, and so on. As you can see, it is a much fairer system for those with slower computers, and a much better alternative to the consistency system used in previous competitions.

In our last folding competition we had several high quality plushies, over $150 of Steam games, a $50 WeLoveFine voucher, engraved Zippo lighters, and custom artwork from very high-quality artists. The plushies were particularly awesome:

[Image: KarasuPlush.png] [Image: SqueeshaPlush.png]

Please read through this page to familiarise yourself with everything on the competition, how it works, and the rules you need to be aware of.

Although the competition has already begun, entrants may choose to sign up, regardless. Be aware that as a latecomer, you will be unable to qualify for either random prize category, and may only win through the overall score category.

Our current prize list (donator in parenthesis) is as follows:

1x Engraved Zippo lighter (tiwake)
1x any game/game bundle up to $60 from Steam, GoG, or Gamersgate (ShadowOfDeath)
1x Super Meat Boy Steam game (ShadowOfDeath)
1x Nuclear Dawn Steam game (ShadowOfDeath)
1x Cthulhu Saves the World Steam game (ShadowOfDeath)
1x Breath of Death VII Steam game (ShadowOfDeath)
1x Prototype Steam game (ShadowOfDeath)
1x Far Cry Steam game (ShadowOfDeath)
2x Don't Starve Steam game (ShadowOfDeath and naion)
2x 1 month subscriptions on the MLP Forums (feld0)
1x 2 month web or Minecraft hosting, or a larger 1 month package (feld0)
1x $20 MLP Forums credit (feld0)
4x Left 4 Dead 2 (gildedkitten)
1x $50 gift certificate from Amazon (shadowbolt82/bronyracer)
1x Steam bundle: Saints Row: The Third, Titan Quest, Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC, Warhammer 40, 000: Dawn of War, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (spazturtle)
1x Half-Life 1 (spazturtle)
1x Galcon Fusion Steam game (Chief_Tyrol)
1x Binding of Issac + Wrath of the Lamb DLC Steam game (Tich)
1x Indie Game: The movie Steam game (Tich)
1x Legend of Grimrock Steam game (Tich)
1x Cave Story+ Steam game (Tich)
1x Offspring Fling Steam game (Tich)
1x Art commission (SubjectNumber2394): Example
1x Art commission (Whatsapokemon): Example

Click here for the score sheet

Competitors:
  1. bronyracer
  2. Luis_GT
  3. enginemaniac
  4. StaCT13
  5. Jjcftc3
  6. gildedkitten
  7. Kage_No_Shi
  8. StarlightIronhoof
  9. Flaxative
  10. ProfessorPat
  11. robberbutton
  12. pinormous
  13. NeonPony
  14. Slaigh
  15. Furyform
  16. DaveKenroy
  17. ChiefAnchor
  18. lolz_97_BAU
  19. SillyFilly
  20. Whatsapokemon
  21. Nightsun33
  22. Soge
  23. Paingod556_BAU
  24. Cezzlo
  25. Shadowforce
  26. dr-spangle
  27. Spazturtle
  28. impossibility
  29. electrokitty
  30. Feld0
  31. Tich
  32. Cameron_D
  33. Chief_Tyrol
  34. CamehDude
  35. Masa
  36. Stian_Hovde
  37. ParadoxZero
  38. Menti
  39. derpyponie
  40. Flutterbee
  41. Komrazza
  42. Caumen
  43. Trixie
  44. THEpandaman01
  45. Dakuel1
  46. pfftlol
  47. AzureDemon_BAU
  48. Sellyme
  49. naion
  50. Emerson
  51. Whitehaven
  52. Metal_Mischief
  53. ZekeroXBlade
  54. Immi49
  55. EDWARDCERRE
  56. sliderule
  57. Evdog
  58. 95Jake
  59. Nerf
  60. Akleiman
  61. DasHHat
  62. Defrak
  63. Ilmari
  64. nemopemba
  65. NinJay
  66. Personifire
  67. Ripp_
  68. Shamork
  69. Theknappkin
  70. thorium220
  71. Violet Rose

Winners:

From 1st to 8th in overall score:

bronyracer
Luis_GT
StaCT13
enginemaniac
gildedkitten
Kage_No_Shi
Flaxative
StarlightIronhoof


Winners in the point-based random category:

Slaigh
THEpandaman01
SillyFilly
Ilmari
derpyponie
Cezzlo
robberbutton
Soge
Immi49
Trixie
Komrazza
Whitehaven
impossibility
DaveKenroy


And finally, the purely random winners:

Stian_Hovde
Caumen
lolz_97_BAU
Spazturtle
CamehDude
Feld0
Nightsun33
I am currently in discussions with a potential plushie donator. If I recall correctly, Sellyme was also in contact with SubjectNumber2394 for an OC commission. (EDIT: yes, there's the prize!)

With that said, please post in this thread if you wish to sign up for the competition!
I can donate 4 copies of Left 4 Dead 2.
Awesome! I can add it to the prize list now, and discuss further info shortly.

Are you looking to enter the competition as well?
(2012-12-09, 04:40:10 AM)hiigaran Wrote: [ -> ]Awesome! I can add it to the prize list now, and discuss further info shortly.

Are you looking to enter the competition as well?

Yes, I am. My F@H username is gildedkitten, the same as it is here.
As usual, I have some Steam stuff I can offer from my Inventory:

Super Meat Boy
Nuclear Dawn
Cthulhu Saves the World
Breath of Death VII
Prototype
Far Cry

The most expensive of the lot are Prototype and Super Meat Boy (Though that's on sale right now).

Nothing special really. I could do that offer of "Any Steam Game up to $60 (IE: Up to $59.99 displayed value) too.
(2012-12-09, 12:06:05 PM)Shadow of Deat Wrote: [ -> ]As usual, I have some Steam stuff I can offer from my Inventory:

Super Meat Boy
Nuclear Dawn
Cthulhu Saves the World
Breath of Death VII
Prototype
Far Cry

The most expensive of the lot are Prototype and Super Meat Boy (Though that's on sale right now).

Nothing special really. I could do that offer of "Any Steam Game up to $60 (IE: Up to $59.99 displayed value) too.

Castle Crashers might be a good idea, too. It's on sale for about $5.
I mentioned in the other thread that I could donate a $50 Amazon gift cert for the competition.

Also, sign me up as a competitor, F@H username is bronyracer
added to the donor and competitor lists!

by the way, is that certificate valid internationally, or just in america?
Good question. This is from Amazon
Quote:Amazon.com Gift Cards may not be redeemed for the purchase of products at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.ca, Amazon.es, Amazon.it, or any other website operated by Amazon.com, its affiliates, or any other person or entity, except as indicated by these terms and conditions.

And their international buying info page, http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/d...eId=537804
Shipping info, http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/d...eId=596184

I'm ok with doing a gift card for where ever the winner chooses... I just picked Amazon because you can get just about anything there, plus they have a lot of MLP stuff.

Soge

Sign me up for the competition. F@H username is Soge.
I can offer 2 prizes atm:
First a bundle of games (Steam keys, Windows only + full soundtracks in FLAC or MP3):
"Saints Row: The Third, Titan Quest, Darksiders, Red Faction: Armageddon, Red Faction: Armageddon Path to War DLC, Metro 2033, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, and Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor"
All one (1) bundle I cannot give them individually.

Second (Steam keys, Windows only):
Half Life 1


Also sign me up for the competition.
Sign me up for the competition, F@H U/N is the same as here.
Sign me up! I'm not currently able to donate a prize due to getting a new laptop, but if I can scrape together something, I'll be sure to post.
Updated the OP.
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