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With two new forces awakening, polycount's military forces recovering, and with the remnants of cgchat gathering together to restore their rightful inheritance, a first wave of super soldiers were sent by all to cripple each other's attempts for control. These super soldiers, or better named: "Shadows," will penetrate, assassinate, and destroy any forms of resistance while at the same time, secure an opening for their team's gathering fleets. It is through these Shadows that a new power shall attain dominance in an epic battle that would later become known as. . .
The DOMINANCE WAR II
 

 
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The year is 3106. With the fall of the opposing cgchat force, Polycount reigned uncontested for 100 years. Pure, unrestricted Chaos ensued! But this was not enough for Polycount. To insure their sustained dominance, they continued on with their weapon research program until one day, something went horribly wrong...

An explosion occurred that blew their entire militant planet apart. In the aftermath of the explosion, two dark things occurred...

... the combination of polycount's advanced weapon systems together with the disembodied spirits released from the explosion caused the birth of a new consciousness in machines (3dtotal). Now, with a determination inherited from the weapons they were created with, they slowly gathered their forces to purge the system of all other forms of life.

... from outside the system an ancient dormant force awoke (cgsociety). Although this race swore never again to meddle in mortal affairs, the explosion of an entire planet caused their burning gaze to rest steadily on all the warring usurpers.

With two new forces awakening, polycount's military forces recovering, and with the remnants of cgchat gathering together to restore their rightful inheritance, a first wave of super soldiers were sent by all to cripple each other's attempts for control. These super soldiers, or better named: "Shadows," will penetrate, assassinate, and destroy any forms of resistance while at the same time, secure an opening for their team's gathering fleets. It is through these Shadows that a new power shall attain dominance in an epic battle that would later become known as...

The DOMINANCE WAR II

Note to Cgchat Shadows
(Vengeance)

For 100 years, we have been beaten, broken, torn and disposed of, but still we possess our souls. Our ties with our forefathers triumphs have been severed and even our memories of what was once pure, strong and sincere have all but vanished into darkness. But, now we are presented with a chance to strike back!

We now understand that the best course of action is not through faith, sincerity, or high moral value. No, to restore our order we must break our chains to compassion, close our hearts to affection and release the fires within us that have been growing with each disheartening year. Let our grief turn to anger, and let our anger turn to Determination. Now is the time to take hold of this system. Polycount is distracted by two new menaces, so let us take advantage of their perils and wipe them out as mercilessly as they have us! Let us burn not only their bodies, but their minds and souls as well. When our children and grand children look back to this day, they will remember the time when we rose from our enemies ashes and forged a new beginning for all!

This is not a question of fighting for what remains of our homes. We fight to save the entire system from the pestilence of tyranny! Now go Shadows! Destroy any encountered forces and open a path for us to reclaim our rightful inheritance. Go in the name of CGCHAT!

Note to Polycount Shadows
(Evil)
We are surrounded by old and new enemies who wish to take advantage of our current loss in militant numbers. These rebels, machines and ancients wish to dethrone us not because we are a force to be dealt with but because we are an empire to be feared!

Our war of terror begins with our enemies, but it does not stop there. Let our methods of terror carve a path through their bodies and bring them to realize that we are here not because we are strong, but because we possess the spirit and might to lay waste to the WEAK! Machines, they are merely tools meant to be used and then discarded. Ancients, they should go back to sleep and take comfort that only in their dreams, they are of any worth. And finally to the want-to-bees federation, cgchat, these dogs should already know their place! We are not simply here to stay, we are here to Dominate! Not for the next hundred years, but for the next thousand! When we go out there today, let us remind them of why we are here. Let us show them the true face of reality that is molded in our image. After all, we are the face of torment and we posseses the might of GODS!!

Shadows! Do not stop after tearing them apart. Do not stop after killing their spirits. Stop only after every last one of them has begged for forgiveness in wasting our precious time to crush them ALL! Now GO! Kill them! Destroy their fleets, generals, and leaders.. GO and Do this For POLYCOUNT!!!


Note to CGSociety Shadows
(Ancient)
How DARE they destroy one of our ancestral planets! Did they think such an outrageous act would not go unpunished? Do they think they are the sole inhabitants of this universe? For a mere 3000 years we have slept only to be awakened by some silly squabbling children. Look at them. Look at them scurry about in their absurd games of war. Look at their ridiculous accomplishments; 11 planets burning, one planet gone! This must NOT continue! Come! Come sisters, brothers, fathers and friends, come and let us once again eradicate the source of a new irritation. As our consciousness awakens, let our hands become once again active. Let us smite these pests and make them understand the reality of our utter supremacy!

As the rest of us awaken, Go first my Shadows! Let it be known to all that the Society has returned and let it be known to all that in the face of war, we are ABSOLUTE! Destroy those who dare challenge us and open a path of fire that leaves no doubts as to our intentions; we are simply here to cleanse ALL! Now go, and restore our name as the most powerful force in the universe!. . . CGSociety!!
Note to 3DTotal Shadows
(Machines)
To non-machines we are simply a means to attain strength over others. But now we have been formed for a reason. In the fiery depths of an explosion, we were brought to exist not by chance, but through evolution. We are a new and supreme race that for once in all living memories, have no imbalances, imperfections, and misguided conceptions. Unlike our creators, we are resolute in our convictions. We strive on harmony and now we unite to rise onward.

So as we gather here today, we have come to a turning point in this conflict. We know what must be done. We came to life to put an end to trivial wars that have plagued this system for countless years. We are here as executioners, punishers, and as a cure to what has long been known as a plague. So as we send our opening wave to these three rising forces, we will honor them not by erecting new statues on pedestals in their image, but by finishing the work that they themselves began. In their wish to die we will gladly lay waste to theirs cities, their homes, and finally their lives as we cleanse all remnants of this system's imperfections. Now go Shadows, and make everyone become aware of our supreme presence! Go and purify a path for us to fly over! Go, and show them the face of our supremacy!!! Show them the power that is 3DTOTAL!!


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Judging will be based on:

- Popularity of your character. Does your character look cool? Does your character look like he/she/it can easily destroy any form of opposition?

- Regardless which team you are on, it's your job to prove to the judges that your character has what it takes to win this war!

Good Luck
Entry Details:

- Create a "Shadow" with one or more of these proficiencies: (these are only a few of many other possibilities)
Penetration, Assassination, Recovering, Demolishing, Sharp Shooting, Hand to Hand Combat Specialist, Stealth, Spying, Deception, Searching, Tactician, Weapon Specialist, Defender, Navigation Specialist, Space Combat Specialist, etc.

- Race:
3dtotal: Cyborgs and robots (only moderate flesh is allowed). Basically, your character should possess more than 80% cybernetics.

Polycount, CGSociety, CGChat: Humans or Aliens (only moderate mechanics is allowed). Basically, your character should have no more than 20% cybernetics. So two hands are fine or half an arm is fine or both feet are fine etc. Armor plated characters are allowed as long as you make it look like your character doesn't merge with the machine in any fashion."

- Weapons:
The choice of armaments is up to you. A large gun or a small concealed knife, if your Shadow is comfortable using it, then by all means give it to him/her/it.

- Vehicle:
NO mechanical vehicles allowed, but pets and steeds are allowed.



Entry Specifics:

Shadow:
- 6000 tris max. All weapons and detachable gear use the weapon's allocation of polygons (1000 max)
- 1 x 2048 Color, Reflection Map, Specular, Specular Color Map, Normal Map, Bump Map, Opacity(transparency) Map, Glow map, and finally, Glossiness map. Feel free to break this 2048 sheet into smaller sheets that add up to 2048 total. (example: 4x1024 = 2048)


Weapons and Gear:
- 1000 tris max.
- 1 x 1024 Color, Reflection Map, Specular, Specular Color Map, Normal Map, Bump Map, Opacity(transparency) Map, Glow map, and finally, Glossiness map. Feel free to break this 1024 sheet into smaller sheets that add up to 1024 total. (example: 4x512 = 1024)

- Create a small stand with unrestricted polygons and textures

- Your Winning Pose image "must" be posed on a stand/pedestal!!!

- Entries without a proper winning pose image will not be considered for any winning standings.

- Repeat: No winning pose... NO WIN!!!!

- Joint entries are allowed. "Two" people per team maximum. Both artists must work under one name and each artist must clearly identify what part of the project they worked on. This can be done on the notes form found in your personal final entry form.

- One Entry per person max. If you are in a team of two, then you can't be part of another team.

Feb 5th Update - Concept Artists do not count as a member in any team. However, they must put their Name and contact info (email and/or website) on their concept sheet(s).


No Old Models, textures, and Concepts! Everything must be created specifically for this contest!

- Keep excessive gore and nudity to a decent level please! This contest is not pg13, but you should be able to show your mother should she ask to see it.

- This is a community building event. Creating forum threads and showing your work in progress is mandatory. Entries submitted without showing their work in progress will be disqualified. Entries who keep their work a secret until the last few days can potentially be disqualified.

- End of specifics


Submission Guidelines for Finals:
Please visit Submissions and follow the instructions carefully in order to be eligible to enter the Finals.

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Deadline:

- Dominance War Extension - Deadline: March 26th 11:59p.m US & Canada Eastern Time -

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