Seeds as a prize for official in app comps (hhc, hcc, plants2020 etc)

A feature I’d like to see in Hopscotch is:

Winning seeds for certain comps

I’d use it for this type of project:

Uh one I wanna get seeds form :/

Here are some examples of Hopscotch code that could be improved if we had this:

Summary

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/11499phfrz

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/1148605m7h

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113d2390wm

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113a2mtebu

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113ac7oxd6

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113aevbvhb

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113bmo137r

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113a4m6c4n

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113c537my4

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113c4zwmqx

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113a6q3hvr

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113c537my4

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113a6ae11r

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113buef5sg

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113coonz7a

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/1140ii1ns0

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/113hcffxs9

https://c.gethopscotch.com/p/1140yve6ux

Here is an example design I’ve made:

Vs

I’ve seen something similar in another programming languages, it looks like this:

Unfortunately I haven’t, but I know that prizes like that incentivizes people to earn it. And once they do, who knows they might get hooked?

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I’d like this, even just something like 5 seeds would be nice

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Yeah I agree, that’d be pretty sic.

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Mhm, that would give a lot more incentive to creating a comp project. Sorta like how fortnite used to give away huge v bux prizes for their comps

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Yeah, this’d be coolio.

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Seems like a nice and reasonable idea.

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nice idea

this’d probably encourage people to also do their best with the projects!

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Exactly! It’s also create a new categories of hsers, adding a new meaning to a comp winner. This guy competed for money- and won!?!?!?

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Yeah. It would be good for people who didn’t buy seeds (like me) :confused:

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So, there’s been a dilemma with seeds for quite some time. Lots of people are in need of seeds, but either can’t or don’t want to pay for them. Well, I think I have a solution that would have very few loopholes.


Big Idea: When you win an official Hopscotch competition, you earn seeds.


Why this is needed: There’s obviously a seed problem, which I talked about already. And if you’ve ever been the person who has earned a spot in the Top 3, I bet you’ve wished for a prize for all the hard work you put into the project. Besides the sense of accomplishment, of course. And plus, a prize can get more people to participate


How this would work:

For those who didn’t win

Those who didn’t win wouldn’t earn any seeds. But, I feel like they should at least get a thank you for participating. Maybe in a notification or something.

For the Finalists

Okay, so I’m not entirely sure all finalists (that didn’t place in the top 3) would get seeds, but I had to add this in here just in case. If the finalist prize were implemented, I’d say the prize should be the cost of one mushroom. In other words, five seeds.

For the Top 3

3rd place: 10 seeds
2nd place: 20 seeds
1st place: 30 seeds


What do YOU think?

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  • Yes, it should be implemented
  • Maybe, with a few tweaks (reply)
  • No, this isn’t needed

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Ah yes, this would be a nice feature to hopscotch

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So you mean the official HS competitions that are advertised by THT on the app?

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Yes. I didn’t know what to call them, so I just said ‘official’.

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It would be a little complicated to do this would be really nice ! But I don’t think it would be a top priority

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Good idea, maybe increase prize to min. 50 so you can buy custom art

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Along with seeds, I feel the top 3 should get a badge, like maybe called "Competition Winner” and the finalists should be rewarded a “Finalist” badge.

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We already have that. Look in badges.

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No, I mean in the app.

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I totally love this idea!

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I honestly think it wouldn’t be that hard to implement. After all, with the whole 2020 Seed Developing thing, THT were able to keep track of everyone who bought seeds in games and were able to send those seeds out to those who created the game. This, I feel, would be easier to implement than that because all they have to is the seed-sending out part. But, you are right, this is probably not top priority with all the other awesome new updates THT is working on :sunglasses:

Yes, that’s a good idea. The finalists (if they were rewarded), could be given the equivalent of a mushroom/plant. 3rd could get 20, which is not really the price of anything. 2nd could get 30, which would be helpful if what we discussed in Seeds for non-subscribers were implemented (talking specifically about the beta editor bit). But, this will still work without that being implemented. And 1st could get 50, which, like you mentioned, is the price of custom art, which could be used to buy custom art. Of course, THT gets to decide the seed amounts given, those are just suggestions.

Like a badge that was seen on their profile, or something different? Because there are already labels on the project thumbnails stating “1st place winner”, etc. However that isn’t implemented for the finalists besides the Top 3, so this would be cool to implement :sunglasses:.

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