Iron Hideout Competition #2 Voting Thread. Voting is closed and results are in!




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This is totally unofficial and hosted by FallMakesHideouts, Guggelhupf and Synopsis.




Build a hideout base on a specified theme, vote for your favourites and enjoy some community offered prizes. No entry fee, no cost, just some good ole fashioned fun. The community has generously offered some prizes, like showcase videos, streams and MTX. Please checkout the submissions thread for details.

We run this once every league as something to do as people finish league goals.
Next competition will be midleague 3.12 (30-45 days after leaguestart, tentative 23 October) and will have time to vote on theme.



The submitted hideout must follow a specified theme. The theme was HIDDEN HAVEN!




Theme announced, submissions open: Friday 28 August, 2020, 4 PM EST
Submissions close, community voting opens: Friday 18 September, 2020, 4 PM EST
Voting closes: Sunday 4 October, 2020, 4 PM EST




Prizepool is in the submissions thread.
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A commentary/showcase of all the current submissions by Brittleknee on Twitch
► Stream starts Monday, September 14th, 8 AM EST and also will be announced on Brittleknee's Twitter
► All submitters who want to be on the stream can be. This IS a couple days before submissions close, so completed or in progress submissions both are welcome.
► Optional: jump into a discord call with Brittleknee during stream and talk about your hideout, the things you're proud of, how you expanded on the theme, etc. She could then take a tour of the hideout and you could point out different things.
► A special prize for Brittleknee's personal favourite entry.

Video showcases by FallMakesHideouts
► Weekly video showing entries on r/PathOfExile_Hideouts
► Video of all the entries after voting ends. Video format will be same as the Unofficial Hideout Showcase




Top 3 get an MTX prize courtesy of Chendrak
► 1st place: 300 points
► 2nd place: 200 points
► 3rd place: 100 points
► HUGE thanks to Chendrak for this prize!
► These are codes that can be redeemed on your account, if you win we will DM you on these forums after results are announced.

Winners hideouts pinned on the front page on Hideoutshowcase (Site link)
► Courtesy of Darkspy

Top 3 get a special role on the hideout discord server (Server link)]
► Courtesy of Guggelhupf

I am talking to a couple more people offering commentary videos and other things, will update with details!

(The Iron Hideout Competition happens regularly, but because we run on community offered prizes, prizes are subject to change each time this is hosted)




► Showoff your submission on Reddit at r/PathOfExile_Hideouts
Favour Farming Discord
Unofficial hideout Discord
Hideoutshowcase Discord

► If you want, submit your entry for the unofficial hideout of the month video series




► Vote for as many hideouts as you want.
► Vote is open to all PoE players. You can vote even if you did not enter the competition.
► Please note once you submit your vote on Strawpoll you cannot change it, so choose carefully!







We got a lot of feedback that forum voting was inconvenient, so Guggelhupf has created a Strawpoll for voting. This will be the official voting.

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From Strawpoll:
The vote duplication check is based on the IP-address.
To avoid fake votes and ensure more reliable poll results, VPN users are not allowed to vote.


Optional: Feel free to go into detail about your choices in this thread. This is a community event, so commentary on other entries (not just your votes) is encouraged!




At the end of the submissions period, we will reveal the results here.

If there is a tie in the top 3 we will have a second tiebreak vote.




Individuals voting are encouraged to please heavily weigh how much the submitted hideout sticks to and represents the competitions theme! This theme can take many forms, and we welcome artistic liberties and creative ideas to be taken on the thematic concept.

▶️ ❗❗❗ We strongly encourage voters to checkout the submitters videos and lore of their hideouts in the below post, or Brittleknee's stream, for details on all entries in the submitters own words.

If you want a less than 5minute long video summary checkout Fall's videos in the below post. Hideouts look better while moving!
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Voting for Iron Hideout Competition #2 is closed, here are the results. There were 36 entries and 345 votes. Full list of all entries is in the post below this post.

Voting result link

Video of winners and all entries





Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 5,794,650 - Youtube channel

Purgatory is in a way a haven. It is neither heaven nor hell. It is where souls can stay but they can never be at rest for all eternity. Their only salvation is rejecting their sins from the past and hope they will be saved.







Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,936,440 - Imgur

Pretty hard to practice black magic without getting an arrow in the head in this world !

Black witches and witchers I've got the perfect haven for you : a small village, populated by dark magic enthusiasts, where you can pray Kitava, make a wish at the wishing well, buy the best potions and ingredients at Einhard market, join the adepts, ask the three sisters statue to open portals to others worlds and even confess your sins at the church confessional if you feel remorseful !







Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 3,460,450

Had a hard day slaying monsters Exile?

Then come relax in your very own Tavern just off Oriath square. You can put your feet up next to the fire and enjoy a strong ale with some warm Rhoa cooked just for you by your trusty chef Einhar.

And don't worry about those pesky traders who keeping coming in, you can shut the doors and relax without their hordes of festering minions ruining the quiet ambiance reserved just for you and your fellow exile friends.

So relax Exile, sit back.

and have a drink on me.






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Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 970,570

At the center of it, a gnarled tree draped in fog holds the keys to the atlas. Two paths lead away from it. To the right, a grassy path where a warm bonfire flickers among the vendor's stalls. To the left, a pair of masters long forgotten stand huddled around a fire pit. Whichever way you go, you are enticed to sit by the warm light to share the epics of days gone by.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,306,050

I wanted to create a dark, green and muddy swamp with a half-destroyed ship. This location may seem gloomy, but also a little beautiful, but still Exile and the Masters have found a home there. I was inspired by Gothic 1-2 to create this Hideout, and I was also inspired by the Swamp of Sorrow location from World of Warcraft.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 932,760

A secure cozy cave, water access only, and easily defended.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,713,090 - Youtube channel

How your hideout fits the theme: A Witch's Hut is the haven of any witch that respects herself. Duh.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,146,330

"Deep in the inner core of Wraeclast there's a fortification, the last hidden refuge." Starting point was the idea of doing "something" with fire to fit my current league character...




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,421,350

In a far galaxy where the world is cold and dark , where battle against the unknown forces is life it self and danger in every corner , there is a little station for rest for a moment ,recharge your self and your starship.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 3,144,300

A chance to rest in an unexpected place, and an opportunity for ambitious explorers to make a fortune.
This hideout is kind of a double take on the theme : on one hand, we have this japanese-inspired hot spring inn hidden away in the mountains for travelers to wash away their fatigue, and on the other we have the fact that the whole business is in fact a facade, run by bandits/treasure hunters in order to fund their investigation of a strange contraption found at the summit of the mountain peak, and the riches that it might lead them to.

Congratulations to all the winners! We'll be DM'ing you with your prizes. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work, voted or just checked out the thread! Hope to see you at the next competition, later this league!
Fall's hideout thread: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2573277

Come join the community hideout showcase! Hideout of the month videos, in the style of GGG's showcases. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2899636
Last edited by FallMakesHideouts on Oct 10, 2020, 10:44:23 PM
Last bumped on Oct 5, 2020, 3:44:20 PM



Fall's video showcase of all submissions.
Each hideout is shown for 15 seconds, videos are 3m or less

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4

Brittleknee's commentary/showcase and detailed 'in person' hideout tours
Twitch VOD
► This is all submissions posted before 14 September, be sure to checkout ones posted after that date too.

Submissions thread
Forum thread link




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Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,989,920

A lost haven, deep in the lush density of the Sarn jungles. Tracks covered by a secluded waterfall entrance, exiles and masters seek refuge in an isolated oasis.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 705,140

I've been taking lesser-used and typically very small hideouts to the next level by sprinkling some love and sparkles over them. Cartographer's hideout was my first favorite hideout, but due to the size and light, it was very difficult to work around. BUT! When the water plane decoration was released, I decided I needed to give it another go, because the level differences would make an amazing lake. Throw in Fall's decision to make the theme "Secret Haven" and I knew what I was going to do.

The Secret Forest Lake is a secluded haven, just outside a grand old keep, inhabited by the Godslayers. This is where our tired exiles can relax and recharge afer hard days of traversing the Atlas. It may be small, but it has everything needed. And while the Godslayers are away, off to save the world, the groundkeeper and his wife (who lives in the small hut by the lake) oversees the maintenance of the place.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,748,700

A luxurious grotto with a supply of water cleansed by red virtue gems, providing sanctuary from the infernal foulness outside.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 932,760

A secure cozy cave, water access only, and easily defended.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,713,090 - Youtube channel

How your hideout fits the theme: A Witch's Hut is the haven of any witch that respects herself. Duh.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,036,400

An old forgotten mansion, lost for years between the rubbles and slums of a destructed city. The trees and vegetations overgrown the place and now some devoted exiles curated it, turning in a warm and friendly place to rest.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,370,810 - Twitch channel (Russian)

"This is a secret place for worshippers. They say that there is a special spring in the pond that gives prayer special power.
However, they didn't know what would happen if they prayed to the wrong gods."




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,420,630

The gate having been long since sealed and the road overgrown, this abandoned lodgehouse is now only accessible by boat through the thick swamps below. The structure is still sound, and now that the exile has had it cleaned and refurbished, it's ready to serve as a comfortable base for them and their companions.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,330,130 - Youtube channel

This hideout is a place where souls come after death before they are able to enter Heaven's Door. And yes, name is a JoJo Reference.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 3,460,450

Had a hard day slaying monsters Exile?

Then come relax in your very own Tavern just off Oriath square. You can put your feet up next to the fire and enjoy a strong ale with some warm Rhoa cooked just for you by your trusty chef Einhar.

And don't worry about those pesky traders who keeping coming in, you can shut the doors and relax without their hordes of festering minions ruining the quiet ambiance reserved just for you and your fellow exile friends.

So relax Exile, sit back.

and have a drink on me.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,479,520

A fremen sietch, hidden deep in the desert.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,399,750 - Hideoutshowcase profile

The 'Hidden Oasis' spa resort now lies abandoned, its overgrown facades hinting at former splendor




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,991,450 - Hideoutshowcase profile

Last Haven is a coastal town with high security and is a safe haven for exiles and friends. Last Haven is a refuge from our enemies and the connection to the sea makes it a solid retreat.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 3,668,130 - Twitter

The hideouts is based on the eastern theme with a twist of toxic. Each area is dedicated to the master of PoE. The main section where the portal is located, is special as one of the portal is elevated to the top. (i think it's a bug)




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,349,370

Those who know what they are looking for may find a red forest on the desert valleys and there a secluded place for the weary traveller.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,936,440 - Imgur

Pretty hard to practice black magic without getting an arrow in the head in this world !

Black witches and witchers I've got the perfect haven for you : a small village, populated by dark magic enthusiasts, where you can pray Kitava, make a wish at the wishing well, buy the best potions and ingredients at Einhard market, join the adepts, ask the three sisters statue to open portals to others worlds and even confess your sins at the church confessional if you feel remorseful !




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,317,210

Another boring and monotonous day at the office. Each day is the same. You are trapped within this viscious cycle.
Is there no escape from this? A hidden haven?
Escape from Reality. For me it's Path of Exile. So we wake up on the beach.
The thrill of the fight. Lioneyes Watch and through the forest.
Living on the edge. Past the slums and the top of the tower.
Gore and violence. After the maraketh, the miner and undulating walls of flesh.
On top of a mountain of corpses. At a frozen mountain and the city of religious zealoths
At the peak. With the map device we descend further into dreams within dreams.

But... what do you do at the peak? Stand still? No. You need the thrill! We MOVE. There is only one way. We make a new character and so we wake up on the beach...
After mapping and creating new characters again and again you realise the conquerers were speaking the truth. Grinding. Each day is the same. You are trapped within this viscious cycle.
Is there no escape from this? A hidden haven?
Escape to Reality. For me it's the burnout after about one or two months of a league.

Oh! And don't worry if life gets boring because the new PoE League is already on the horizon and that is when you realize you are already in another cycle...




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,110,680

The hideout is some kind of a safe environment, one where you could see usual characters chill out or be up to some other activities. You can also just sit there and enjoy the peace in between maps for a moment. The cave-like atmosphere makes it feel like a hidden place somehow. Hence the Hidden Haven !




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,080,120

"Unbothered by Templars or Cultists, this corner of the courts now hosts silent guests."
After the fires of the torched courts run out, this small patio hidden in between the rubble became a haven for nature.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,421,350

In a far galaxy where the world is cold and dark , where battle against the unknown forces is life it self and danger in every corner , there is a little station for rest for a moment ,recharge your self and your starship.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,684,790

Also (perhaps better) dxplained in video and showcase submission.

Main idea was around fear & persecution. The Occultist has a past of living in fear, however is challenging her fears through power and confidence. However a home, or safe haven, is a place to be at the weakest of times, as well as the strongest. The character strikes me as a person who may feel fear strongly, but would never admit to feeling it, even to herself.

So the Hideout has two contrasting elements - 1) Inviting challenge through open spaces and many people (masters), and 2) intimate private areas which are safe, WHILE not breaking the former element.

Youtube video explains it a little more. But also is player driven - where they can make up their own stories/lore/etc.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,111,000

As the name tells, it's Einhar's kebab house: place where he feasts on all the rhoa beasts he hunted, also a safehouse for some other masters and travellers too. Jun has her own bar and Alva is chilling over at the bathroom area. The house's location is unknown and it is resort that's out of other society's reach, atmospheric place for special people to enjoy some well-made rhoa kebab.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,929,820

The main idea was to make a secret hidden behind another secret. This is the Temple of Innocence built around his tomb and hidden in the heart of the azurite mountain.

Story
The Innocence shrine is located in the deep cave of azurite mountains. Only the strongest and most faithful piligrims could reach this small but beautiful place. There was a rumor between the local villagers and miners that there is something hidden in that cave. Some people told that there is a Wraeclast biggest pirate treasure, other told that there is the skeleton of the giant monster, killed by Innocence hundreds years ago. Most people prefered to keep silence scared to get some sort of curse for discussing this.

Nobody but high templars of Oriath knew that behind this shrine there actually is a much bigger altar of Innocence. They believed that the golden hand of the God is under the giant statue the Innocence contemporaries built there hundred years ago.

But the truth was hidden behind this fake secret, that the highest officials of Oriath sacredly believed. There was a hidden pathway to the heart of the mountain where the First Temple of Innocence was built by a small group of hermits around the actual tomb of the God. The secret was safe and the hidden temple that became the last haven for the golden God remained untouched for decades.





Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,146,330

"Deep in the inner core of Wraeclast there's a fortification, the last hidden refuge." Starting point was the idea of doing "something" with fire to fit my current league character...




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,306,050

I wanted to create a dark, green and muddy swamp with a half-destroyed ship. This location may seem gloomy, but also a little beautiful, but still Exile and the Masters have found a home there. I was inspired by Gothic 1-2 to create this Hideout, and I was also inspired by the Swamp of Sorrow location from World of Warcraft.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 4,442,680

Inspired by the original game (in particular the ruins of a huge metal colossus at the entrance). The main idea was to create a place, where player could rest after a working day and hundreds of battles in Oriath. Snow, dim lighting, and of course, steampunk machinery, all this together will allow you to relax your eyes, and your lungs will be filled with the frosty air of a glacial hideout.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 694,640

Nestled among a rocky outcrop off the Brine Kings reef, lays The Hidden Cove where adventurers and exiles alike can come to exchange goods, craft deadly weapons, and plan their future endeavors. Enter through the belly of the whale, if you dare, for the adventures planned within come with their own inherent risks. For those who brave the journey, what relic's and rare artefacts will you find? There is only one way to find out. Come in, and see for yourself!




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 3,144,300

A chance to rest in an unexpected place, and an opportunity for ambitious explorers to make a fortune.
This hideout is kind of a double take on the theme : on one hand, we have this japanese-inspired hot spring inn hidden away in the mountains for travelers to wash away their fatigue, and on the other we have the fact that the whole business is in fact a facade, run by bandits/treasure hunters in order to fund their investigation of a strange contraption found at the summit of the mountain peak, and the riches that it might lead them to.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,449,930 - Twitch channel

Since Kitava decimated Oriath. Refugees have been taking boats out of the city to find a new start. Some were fortunate enough to make it to the coast of Wraeclast. This is where they rest until they are ready to move inland to start a new life.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,745,380

Castle ruins hiding a haven for the occult.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,549,600 - Youtube channel

In the years following the great flood, mother nature reclaimed what land remained above the surface of the water. These small island oases have since become a haven for outcasts, smugglers and exiles, tucked away amidst the rubble of the drowned city.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,032,040

This temple is hidden on the edge of Wraeclast by the Maraketh for those who wish to seek enlightenment.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 2,646,770

On the edge of a harsh mountain, a plateau reaches out. A tired party decides that they can proceed no further and begin to setup camp. Clearridge serves as a bastion along a deadly mountain path, providing adventures a place to rest before they continue on.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 5,794,650 - Youtube channel

Purgatory is in a way a haven. It is neither heaven nor hell. It is where souls can stay but they can never be at rest for all eternity. Their only salvation is rejecting their sins from the past and hope they will be saved.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 1,438,140

"By a route obscure and lonely, haunted by ill angels only." Deep within the southern forest. Known only to an illicit few. Through faux walls and ciphers they pass. To behold a haven anew.




Video/Screenshots - Download link - Favor: 970,570

At the center of it, a gnarled tree draped in fog holds the keys to the atlas. Two paths lead away from it. To the right, a grassy path where a warm bonfire flickers among the vendor's stalls. To the left, a pair of masters long forgotten stand huddled around a fire pit. Whichever way you go, you are enticed to sit by the warm light to share the epics of days gone by.
Fall's hideout thread: https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2573277

Come join the community hideout showcase! Hideout of the month videos, in the style of GGG's showcases. https://www.pathofexile.com/forum/view-thread/2899636
Last edited by FallMakesHideouts on Sep 19, 2020, 6:04:27 PM
My votes are:
► Witch's hut by morinmeth
► escape reality by g4nzo

My votes are:
► Swamp of Sorrow by DerroK
► Hidden Starship Station by Sol_poe
► Innocence last haven by Whitedondi
► Riverboat Hideaway by Woozel
► Overgrown Courts by Butifarra

Last edited by G4nzo on Sep 19, 2020, 8:45:21 PM
My votes are:
► Porgatory by GamingCATERINO
My vote is for Sietch!

https://hideoutshowcase.com/hideout/show/2026/title/Sietch
My votes are:
► Kitava's worshippers haven by Lucille
My vote is :
► Kitava's worshippers haven by Lucille
My votes are:
► Oriath Guild Tavern
► Oriaths Secret Spa
My Vote -
Oriath Guild Tavern by Blackscroll

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