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Why Is Everyone Using All Four Elements?

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I'm just curious because looking at the entry threads it seems to be a common trend. I mean, it's not required, nor do you get bonus points, and it just seems to make it harder to fit them all together. Opinions? Edit: If you're reading this right now and planning on creating a 4e6 entry, are you using just three or all four elements?

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Original post by Sneftel
It's the spirit of the contest.

That's what I think, and I feel most other people think the same way too.

If I get a 4E6 entry together I might use the leeway available to only strongly tie together three of the four elements, but I'd be bound to include the fourth even if in just a superficial way.

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Really? Do you violate the spirit on the contest by opting to use only three elements?

If you're reading this right now and planning on creating a 4e6 entry, are you using just three or all four elements?

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Really? Do you violate the spirit on the contest by opting to use only three elements?

I wouldn't say a game that only uses three is in violation of the spirit of the contest; I certainly don't think that anyone who is attempting to include only three is "cheating in spirit" in any way. It's just more that I see the elements as a personal challenge, and it's more satisfying to me personally to meet that challenge with a design that incorporates all four to a high degree than only three, even if it's harder that way.

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In my case, I would probably include the fourth element as a backup just in case one of the other three elements that I implemented didn't pass.

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Hi,
I'm interested in using all 4 elements simply because I have invested 2 to 3 hours working out several game concepts using these 4. Uugghh! After all that brain work I actually have an idea that seems workable. Eliminating just 1 now seems to leave the program just a bit empty.

Then again, I started with the thought "Good grief! Where in the world did ponies and accountants come from?" to "Hey this is workable!"

Regards,
Chuck

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