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Contest Starts: June 30th, 2009 - Ends: July 6th, 2009 (end of day) :: DO NOT PUBLISH BEFORE!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...
So there you have it! The contest is open to all amateur bloggers, though the judges, obviously, can't be amongst the winners.
"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?"