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KSP Challenge: Destroy the KSC!

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Hello everyone, 

Check out the amazing and creative entries of  the last challenge!

This week we have another theme for you: “ Destroy the KSC Challenge "
 

The goal is simple:  Destroy the KSC using as few and as low cost parts as possible in a single launch.

  • You can use an airplane 
  • Most mods are acceptable,  if you want to use them  (Please mention which ones you are using, the costs need to be similar to stock for a mod to be allowed) 

There will be three types of scoring, one for number of parts, and one for lowest cost.

  1. Number of parts
  2. Lowest cost
  3. Combined Number of parts & lowest cost

Scoring:

  • For each building destroyed: +50
  • For each part used: -10
  • For the cost: -(cost / 50)

and there will be a Judges Choice, for the most imaginative, which will be purely subjective.

Scoreboard

Fewest Parts  Lowest cost  Combined 
     
     

 

Share your entries and you will have a special badge created by @cratercracker! Thanks to @linuxgurugamer for making this challenge possible! 

 

This challenge ends on Wednesday, November 29!!!!!

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I'll be responding to questions related to the challenge in this post, so people won't have to go through all the pages to find a summary of answers

  1. Bonus points for crashing an asteroid into the KSC?
    • No points, but you would qualify for the Judges Choice award.
       
  2. Single launch means getting to the runway or launchpad.  Once there, if you want, you can have each stage be a different rocket.  They all need to be attached at initial launch time together, but you can stage them separately if you want to control each stage on it's flight 
     
  3.  I'm planning to use KW Rocketry and/or SpaceY. Is that ok?
    • If KW, use the Rebalanced version.  SpaceY is fine
       
  4. Uhh what about BDarmory? Is that allowed?
    • No, sorry.  Too overpowered IMHO, but I''ll do a separate category for it
  5. Do you need to use the latest KSP? Or can you just use 0.25...

    • Sorry, no.  Either 1.3 or 1.3.1.  Edit:  If you can't do 1.3, then 1.2.2 will be acceptable

  6. Would kerbals being shot out of a cannon count as parts?

    • Yes

  7. Can I use infinite electric charge? 

    • No.  No cheats either.

  8. Does the flag count?

    • Yes

  9. The R&D facility is more than one structure to be destroyed.  What counts?

    • Each building in the R&D Complex counts

  10. Is all of the runway 50 points? or (50 per section) 250? Does taking out one section count, or do I need to destroy all?

    • Each section of the runway counts, please list how many you destroy

  11. Is rods from the gods mod ok?

    • No, it's a very old mod and hasn't been updated

  12. And hyper edit or vessel mover?

    • No to both.  The idea is to launch and destroy, not magically move and destroy

  13. Does blowing up the planet count for blowing up KSC?

    • No

  14. What mode should this be done in?

    • Sandbox mod

Rules Addendum

  1. If using any parts mods, please provide a list of them.  No need to list visual mods or things like MechJeb, Kerbal Engineer, etc

Final Scoreboard

Link to Google Docs spreadsheet where I do the calcs:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Cw5B4yM6Sr-MbfMZ0U6b2XB2_6uRdqih1Gz3lzd_GaA/edit?usp=sharing

First to destroy ALL buildings:  @Just Jim

Fewest Parts

Name Parts used Buildings Destroyed Score
       
StrandedonEarth
15 22 950
Fulgora 9 4 110
Just Jim 483 34 -3130
       


Lowest Cost

Name Cost Buildings Destroyed Score
       
StrandedonEarth
7761 22 944.78
Fulgora 1958 4 160.84
just Jim 560,611 34 -9512.22
       


Combined

Name Parts used Cost Buildings Destroyed Combined Score
         
StrandedonEarth
15 7761 22 1894.78
Fulgora 9 1958 4 270.84
Just Jim 483 560,611 34 -12,642.22
         

 

Judge's Choice

Just Jim for his awesome airship, for the fantastic video (which encouraged Badie to change her handle) and for destroying EVERYTHING

Edited by linuxgurugamer

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The question is: Which buildings can be taken out with a seperatron(75), which ones need a Flea(200), and which ones need a hammer(400) or larger  (kickback is not points effective as 2700 > 50*50).

Would probably be easier to aim them from the runway(no VAB in the way), but that does add a fair bit of minimal range for everything but the runway...

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6 minutes ago, The Dunatian said:

Bonus points for crashing an asteroid into the KSC?

1 launch.  It would qualify for the Judges Choice, other than that, not really

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Oh... really??? 

If it involves destroying the space center, I'm in!!!  

FmhY454.jpg

:D

Edited by Just Jim

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What an inspiring challenge.

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2 hours ago, regex said:

What an inspiring challenge.

Are you being serious?  I hope so, I'd like to see a lot of entries.

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Cost would be through the roof, and I'm not sure I can allow that sort of a mod.

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Well as usual I don't really care about points. Im planning to use KW Rocketry and/or SpaceY. Is that ok?

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Great! An excuse as to why I used up the entire program’s budget on repairs yesterday!

I’ll probably enter some time soon.

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1 hour ago, DeltaDizzy said:

Well as usual I don't really care about points. Im planning to use KW Rocketry and/or SpaceY. Is that ok?

If KW, use the Rebalanced version.

SpaceY is fine

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Uhh what about BDarmory? Is that allowed?

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~At Mission Control, Orbital Detection Systems are blaring alarms.~

!!!WARNING!!!

ICBM DEPLOYMENT DETECTED!
Potential destructive force: Excessive
"Please proceed calmly to bunkers in an orderly fashion!"

~I radio the KSC from LKO: "Uh, Gene... that's not an ICBM..."~
~At Mission Control, Orbital Detection Systems are blaring all alarms.~

!!!WARNING!!!

DARK LION DETECTED!
Potential destructive force: TOTAL ANNIHILATION
"Please, no. Please! NO! PRAY TO THE KRAKEN! Kerbal-kind needs you now more than ever! WHY FORUMS?! WHHHHHYYYYYY~???!!!!"

See my profile pic. I'm so good at blowing shtuff up, I don't even have to try to. 
:cool: Cool challenge.
This challenge is actually only hard to do on purpose in a stock game... jus' sayin'.
That said, I'll never come close to a spot on the leaderboard spending >:funds:3mil  LOL
 

14 hours ago, linuxgurugamer said:

I'll be responding to questions related to the challenge in this post, so people won't have to go through all the pages to find a summary of answers

How very fine of you! :) I'm curious though, so I tend to read on anyway. Still, very handy and helpful, provided you can keep up with the questions.

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5 hours ago, qzgy said:

Uhh what about BDarmory? Is that allowed?

No, sorry.  Too overpowered IMHO, but I'll do a separate category for it

Edited by linuxgurugamer

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OK... I have an idea. It's going to be a little part heavy, and modded, but I'm not interested in competing for first. I'm much more interested in coming up with a fun way to do this... and preferably using a ship I've already made.  :)

 

Edited by Just Jim

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Aw man! I finally have a three day weekend after two months of 60 hour weeks. I was really looking forward to making some serious progress in my current career, but you just had to come up with an awesomely fun challenge like this that I’ll simply have to take on instead. Ah well, back to the destroying drawing board. At least I have time for this one, unlike the last few. 

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I suppose I could always bring my 25,000 ton vessel, launch it to about 5000, turn upside down and then stage everything, would probably get everything giving how many parts it has

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