Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The EVE Blog Banter Contest!


Building on the success of our last EVE Blog Banter, with over 40 participants, I've decided to spice things up and have ourselves a little contest for this next banter. I've been in talks with the some very enthusiastic Community Representatives at CCP, who were as excited about it as I was.

Contest Starts: June 30th, 2009 - Ends: July 6th, 2009 (end of day) :: DO NOT PUBLISH BEFORE!
Email me for details: crazykinux[at]gmail.com

The Banter will be done in the similar fashion as in the past, with articles going live on the 30th of June. You'll all have a week to participate by posting your article and emailing me its title and URL before July 6th, end of day. Once all the articles are in, these will be listed at the end of my article, as they always are. The deadline this time though, will be thoroughly implemented.

The judging will be done over the next few days, with the results being announced on July 13th, which should give the 3 judges sufficient time to read through all the articles (hopefully!). The judges in question will be none other than Richie "Zapatero" Shoemaker (EON's Editor-in-Chief), James Egan (Writer and EVE Online Game Lead at Massively), and by myself.

Three winners will be announced - a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, as well as a 4th "honorable mention" prize will also be awarded. The prize details will be announced shortly, once I get confirmation from CCP.

What might the subject of the next EVE Blog Banter be you might ask? Read on...
"Last month Ga'len asked us which game mechanic we would most like to see added to EVE. This month Keith "WebMandrill" Nielson proposes to reverse the question and ask what may be a controversial question: Which game mechanic would you most like to see removed completely from EVE and why? I can see this getting quite heated so lets keep it civil eh?"
So there you have it! The contest is open to all amateur bloggers, though the judges, obviously, can't be amongst the winners.

26 comments:

Mynxee said...

Oh this sounds like a great one! *puts on thinking cap*

Roc Wieler said...

Tell us more about the prizes! MOAR PRIZES!

Ahnog said...

Grats on the article on you in Massive.

I'm looking forward to participating in this--there is one prize that would interest me; an all expense paid trip to fanfest. How about it ccp?

Manasi said...

Great article on Massively. A good interview by the "godfather". As far as the contest Horray! Sounds great!

atsumayishami said...

Not that I would honestly have a chance of getting a prize in this, but what would happen if you weren't around when the winners were announced, or rather didn't have Eve Access, possibly have internet but not sure yet...

Chainer said...

Sounds exciting and awesome! Count me in.

Cozmik R5 said...

R5 standing by...

CrazyKinux said...

Glad you guys are excited about the contest!

Spectre said...

Don't even bother guys. I guarantee I am going to win and you'll just be wasting your time.

morph said...

Sounds good :). At least we got some time to think about it !

Sara Pickell said...

I get a strange feeling you're going to b drowning in Sov posts soon...

Anonymous said...

If you win do you get to become a member of the elite group of blog writers who seem to do nothing but complain about how other blogs are crap in comparison to their own?

Dee Carson said...

In.

DC

CrazyKinux said...

@Dee Carson - Great to see you'll be writing something for this Banter!

@Anonymous - Only if you're good at it! Seriously mate, I you can't take a joke, or take criticism, then the Intertubes isn't for you mate.

Ga'len said...

Oh my brains!!! This one will be fun!!!

Gaming Griefer said...

Hmmm... Not sure if I qualify, since I'm the social media guy for Dell Gaming. I do have my personal blog that isn't affiliated with Dell. I can haz?

-GG

CrazyKinux said...

@Gaming Griefer - I'd be happy to have you participate! Like you said, just use your personal blog.

ihndry said...

great i am thinking ...

Joe Russell said...

This is just what I was looking for!

Anonymous said...

Are we only able to post a blog under our eve ingame name? I post a general blog already under a different username from my in-game name.

Perhaps its okay if I make clear in the blog post who I am in game?

Meg Deminer

TheFlightlessGeek said...

Well it's now the 30th according to EVE time so I think I'll start it off. ;) E-mail has been sent to Crazy with the link. Let the compeition commence. :D

Dee Carson said...

http://deecarson.blogspot.com/2009/06/blog-banter-its-scotch.html

My submission is up. Looking forward to seeing everyone's take & talent!

DC

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Spectre said...

Hey CK... here is my entry. Please just contact me when you're ready to give me all the prizes:

http://evenewb.blogspot.com/2009/06/eve-remove-you.html

Christiaan said...

Here is my entry:

http://mercspector.blogspot.com/2009/06/scotty.html

Turgon said...

Nice idea, even though quite a difficult question this time.

My entry can be found here:
http://zargyl.blogspot.com/2009/07/ooc-eve-blog-banter-9-slaves.html