It would be really nice to know when VLDC is coming, so we can prepare something for the date. Is the holdup that the 255 levels and events patch can't save SRM yet? That would be so cool to get working in a mass collab.
We usually advise against designing anything early simply because the rules very well could change dramatically between the competitions and that work might end up going nowhere.
It also kinda defeats the purpose of it being a contest if you can be prepared for it beforehand. Even with VLDCX and VLDC9/8/7 which were prepared to be collabs (7 had signups too, for that matter), it's a contest first and foremost. We might not even make it into a collab when it runs again, so there's at least no guarantee atm.
I think it wouldn't hurt for me to mention that the contest planned for this month is almost ready. We took a bit of time to figure out what we wanted to do and have been finalizing rules and judges for it over the last week. If it all goes well, it should be ready to start this weekend. But as Tyty said, there's no guarantee that it will be exactly VLDC rules, so you really shouldn't make a level ahead of time because you might find yourself with a level you can't use or have to overhaul in order to meet submission standards.
There, saying it out loud will make me stick to a deadline.
That's pretty close. I think we even hinted towards that idea when we first announced we were pushing back BLDC again. I've been referencing the rulesets for VLDCX, OLDC and CLDC 2018 as I make this ruleset, but it doesn't match any of those exactly so I still recommend just waiting until the contest launches to start working.
Are we quite done with the C3 rank sets yet? They're growing a bit old now, and they're screwing up layouts a little bit if you're not a skilled layout designer due to the extra space they take up (as you can see with mine).
I apologize, I forgot to update the Event Calendar recently. A lot of 2019 still has yet to be planned out, but if you look now you'll see that there's a new contest coming this weekend that isn't VLDC.
I also updated it to reflect BLDC being moved to July, and added some tentative dates for Summer C3.