Friday, November 20, 2009

The Oracle of EVE - An EON contest!


Have you ever dreamed of what EVE Online could be, or should be? Ever wondered what EVE could be in a 10 years, 5 years, or even next year? Well here's your chance to prove that you've got that game designer flame burning in you! It's little contest, simple in its elegance, and pleasurable in its rewards!

Looking ahead to 2010, come up with either realistic predictions of new EVE features, or wild speculations of what might happen in game during the course of the year.

What we're looking for here are the best, most accurate and entertaining, well constructed pieces of speculative reporting ever concocted about EVE Online, And the best 10 will make into the next issue of EON magazine, which comes out early January. Not only that, but I've been told that for those winners attending the next Fanfest, the folks at MMM Publishing will even chip in a beer token!

These 10 best articles will be hand-picked by myself and EON Editor, Mr Zapatero himself!

Here are the Rules and Regulations:
  • Your article has to be between 350 and 400 words. No more. No less.
  • Stick to one prediction / one subject per 400 words.
  • No formatting (no lists, bullet points etc).
  • Take one in-game screenshot to illustrate your prediction. If it's in-space, please have it as high-res/spiffeh as possible.
  • The 10 articles picked will each cover different subject (no more than 1 article about Incarna will be picked. We're looking for variety here!).
  • Write your article on your blog, post the URL in the comments below.
The Prizes:
  • Your article gets published in the January 2010 EON issue.
  • You get a free copy of that EON issue
  • One FREE beer token for next year's EVE Fanfest
The contest starts today and ends on November 30th EDT. The 10 winners will be announced the following week!

Here's a limited list of ideas to get your fingers twitching on your keyboards:
  • The EVE economy in 2010
  • Fanfest in 2010 and why people should go
  • Incarna
  • What will happen to out portraits once Incarna is released?
  • It's been too long since we've had new ships
  • The next Summer expansion
  • How the political map of EVE might change in 2010
  • The CSM in 2010
  • Will Chribba still be the King of EVE?
  • Who are the rising stars of EVE: The names to look out for in 2010 and why
  • Who will dominate in the alliance tournament
  • Re-arranging the stage: How the empires might shift in 2010
  • Faction Warfare needs some love, or does it?
  • Looking forward to Dust 514
  • The EVE blogging community in 2010
  • etc.
So, are you up to the challenge?

19 comments:

Katia Sae said...

I'd like to add my entry - "What Dreams May Come". Since I'm an RP'er, I did it from that perspective. A very short, short story in the far future of Eve. After Dust 514, perhaps. ;)

Click my name for link.

Jaggins said...

I would love to submit a contest entry! Please check mine out at: http://vivevirtual.blogspot.com/2009/11/oracle-of-eve-eon-contest.html

Jaggins said...

BTW, you have to click on the picture on my blog to get the higher res version...

Anonymous said...

So, this is how you get your free subscription every year? You promote their contests?

http://disclosurepolicy.org, you should read it. You are such a marketing tool!

CrazyKinux said...

You're wasting pixels on my post Mr. Anonymous.

Prometheus09 said...

I have written my responce at
http://prometheus09.com/2009/11/22/oracle-of-eve-resource-exploitation/

Myrhial Arkenath said...

@Anonymous: Ironic that someone complaining about disclose makes the comment without revealing their name.

@CrazyKinux: The second paragraph says "h either realistic predictions of new EVE features, or wild speculations of what might happen" while the third states "the best, most accurate and entertaining, well constructed pieces of speculative reporting". So in essence we can come up with entirely new things but there must be a solid basis for them?

Anonymous said...

@Myrhial Arkenath: And yet the irony continues on how this tool for CCP marketing refuses to disclose how much he is being paid to be their mouthpiece.

First CCP censors forum posts and now this garbage.

So, is this contest going to be rigged like the last one? Are the winners of this contest not going to meet the rules like the last one?

How many people are going to listen to this tool?

Myrhial Arkenath said...

@Anonymous: You have some actual proof of those accusations about the last contest? If so please elaborate on that. Because until then I think the guy who has been blogging for a good while and is generally loved in the blogging community is just that bit more believable than a nameless face.

CrazyKinux said...

@Myrhial - As per your questions, yes you can come up with new material as long as it "fits" and it's presented in the "right" way! We love to be surprised!

Anonymous said...

@Myrhial Are you that stupid? Look at the rules of the last contest and look who won.

None of the winners actually met the requirements to win.

Common sense tells you that it's a total sham.

Try a real contest, like the guys over at BozoKast ran. At least their winners complied with the rules.

As for blogging? All this guy does it talk about what CCP tells him. It's totally marketing flulf.

Blogging? Learn to do it!

TheJaguar said...

Thought I'd give it a shot for the hell of it.

http://blood-thirsty-miner.blogspot.com/2009/11/oracle-of-eve.html

Charlie said...

Here's my shot:

http://eveconomics.com/?p=64

CrazyKinux said...

Keep them coming guys! :D

rettic said...

Here's my hack at it. Thanks CK.

http://rettic.com/post/261079911/2010-the-year-of-the-rookie

Myrhial Arkenath said...

Here is my entry: http://myrhial.blogspot.com/2009/11/oracle-of-eve-eon-contest-entry.html

Click on the picture for the hi-res version.

rebecca.wise said...

Here's my entry:

http://slashgeek.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=481&message=6

Great fun! :o)

Achernar said...

Hello, you can find my entry at http://www.alphaeridani.com/2009/11/power-of-many.html minus the screenshot (due later tonight).
Cheers!

Ask said...

I've set up a blog for the only reason of contributing! I'll have my entry up tonight, and hopefully it will jump-start my own blog with some Eve musings of my own!

http://universalcapsule.blogspot.com