What Are Showcased Dojos?
Every month, a new set of Dojos appears on the Star Chart for all Tenno to visit! The Warframe team selects these Dojos based on designs shared in this quarterly event. Share your Dojo with us and it could be next to receive a place of honor on the Star Chart!
This round introduces two distinct submission categories: Star Chart Ascendant and Star Chart All Stars. Read on for more details!
Guest Judge, OGKuvaSage joins us to select this round of Star Chart Dojos. OGKuvaSage is an Xbox Tenno who’s especially active in the Dojo community. His designs have been showcased on the Star Chart with his Clan, CantGetRight!
Star Chart Ascendant Category
The original category, based on the Featured Dojo Contest of the past three years. In this category, Dojos that have never been showcased on the Star Chart are given priority.
There will be three winners selected per Clan tier per platform:
- PC: Ghost, Shadow, Storm, Mountain, Moon x 3
- PS4: Ghost, Shadow, Storm, Mountain, Moon x 3
- XB1: Ghost, Shadow, Storm, Mountain, Moon x 3
- Switch: Ghost, Shadow, Storm, Mountain, Moon x 3
Star Chart All Stars Category
Clan Tier does not apply to this category. All Dojos compete based on designs alone. By submitting a Dojo that has been on the Star Chart in the past, your submission is automatically included in both the Star Chart Ascendant category and the Star Chart All Stars category.
There will be one winner per platform:
- PC: Any Clan Tier
- PS4: Any Clan Tier
- XB1: Any Clan Tier
- Switch: Any Clan Tier
Each Clan can only win in the Star Chart All Stars category one time, but there’s no limit to the number of times Clans can win in the Star Chart Ascendant category. Feel free to submit to future rounds!
How to Enter
Take us on a tour of your Dojo in the official contest thread! You may choose to submit images, a video, or both. Please follow these guidelines:
- Images: Maximum 10 images. Show us your Dojo’s best! We recommend uploading images to a host website like Imgur and sharing the link.
- Video: Maximum 3 minutes long. We recommend uploading video to a host website like YouTube and sharing the link.
You must include the following information with your submission:
- Clan name
- Clan tier
- Clan platform
- Your Clan role (Must be the Founding Warlord or have Architect permissions)
Please keep in mind that, if your Dojo is selected, all players will be able to access your Clan Dojo while it is on the Star Chart!
Star Chart Ascendants receive the bronze, silver, or gold contest trophy and massive stockpiles of resources! The number of Resources awarded to each 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Dojo is determined by Clan size.
Star Chart All Stars receive the platinum contest trophy and 3 months featured on the Star Chart.
Rules for Submissions
- One submission per Clan
- Must list your Clan’s name, tier, and platform with your entry
- Must be the Founding Warlord or have Architect permissions for the Clan whose Dojo you submit
- Must not exceed 10 images
- Video tours must not exceed 3 minutes
- Dojo theme and presentation must be appropriate for the community forums
- Write your submission in whatever language is most comfortable to you! Make sure, however, it is posted in the official English contest thread. Submissions posted elsewhere won’t be seen.
- Do not reserve spots in the official contest thread
- Submissions that do not follow these rules will be disqualified
Rules for Dojos Selected for the Star Chart
Given the number of players who will visit, we have a different standard for content in Dojos showcased on the Star Chart than we do for Dojos that aren't open to everyone. We may ask selected Clans to make small changes to their Dojos for the time they are featured based on the following:
- Nothing vulgar or offensive can be included in Dojos while they are featured on the Star Chart
- Star Chart Ascendants cannot change their Clan Tier until after their Clan Dojo has been featured on the Star Chart. (This rule does not apply to Star Chart All Stars, because Clan Tier does not affect their selection process.)
- Clans who disregard these rules while their Dojo is on the Star Chart will have their Dojos removed from the Star Chart. If deemed necessary, increased disciplinary action will also be taken
This round of Dojos will occupy the Star Chart for the months of September, October, and November 2021.
- Star Chart Ascendant Dojos will be showcased for one month each.
- The Star Chart All Star of each platform will be showcased for all three months.
How We Select Dojos
After submissions close, a group of Warframe Community Team members and the round’s Guest Judge will take one week to review all submissions. This process includes:
1. Organizing all submissions by contest category, Clan Tier, and platform. Star Chart Ascendant submissions only compete with Dojos that share their Clan Tier and platform. Repeat submissions are automatically included in the Star Chart All Stars category, where submissions only compete with Dojos that share their platform but Clan Tiers are not considered.
2. Confirming submissions obeyed the rules listed above.
Once preparations are complete, the selection process begins! We begin by narrowing down submissions to top submissions. The team looks for two traits above all in this process: creativity and quality.
- Creativity: We love unique designs! Some examples of rooms that blew us away in the past are fully stocked libraries, train stations, arcades, and pirate ships. Whether your decorating style focuses on small details or big structures, we appreciate the creativity you put into your work.
- Quality: Only filling a room with decorations will not secure your victory when there’s stiff competition! Be thoughtful about how you choose to place decorations. The best Dojos we’ve seen have conveyed stories and themes. Make the decorations your own!
Community Team members and the Guest Judge will closely review and compare top submissions a second time to select those that will be featured on the Star Chart. During this stage of the process, additional factors are considered:
- The number of times the Dojo has been showcased on the Star Chart. Dojos that have never been showcased are given priority in the Star Chart Ascendant category. Dojos that have been selected as Star Chart All Stars in the past are not eligible to be selected for that category again.
- In the Star Chart Ascendant category, if a higher Clan tier category (Mountain or Moon) has only received repeat submissions, we consider giving a larger tier Clan’s slot to a smaller Clan (Ghost, Shadow, or Storm). We do this to account for the difference in the number of submissions we receive in smaller tier categories compared to larger tier categories. From 2018 - 2020, we received 367 larger tier submissions compared to 1,685 smaller tier submissions.
Large structures are impressive, but keep in mind that small details set winning submissions apart from top submissions. Focus on creating an immersive atmosphere with details we can’t ignore. Make your Dojo a testament to your unique Clan!
Winners will be announced on August 26 during our community live stream at twitch.tv/warframe
This contest starts now until Thursday, August 26 @ 1:00PM ET
All players from PC, XBOX, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch can participate!